obbook.jpg Over at the Guilded Lilies weblog, there's an an excellent post on the book modding project for The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion, including an interview with modder Phoenix Amon.

The latest book mod, simply enough, is "to replace all of the 300+ in-game book jackets (that are a little ho-hum) with dynamic looking cover", and Amon, female herself, has some interesting comments about how gender may affect modding wants in games.

She suggests: "I don't think there's any type of mod that universally appeals to women rather than men, but there are probably some types that fill gaps more often noticed by women. For instance I think when NPCs in a game lack any form of personality, women will be more likely than men to be bothered by it. Mostly, though, I think mods make games more fun for individuals by allowing them to tailor their own experience."