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Genders in Skyrim serve no (non-aesthetic) purpose. This is a light mod that aims to change this in a lore-friendly manner.

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Genders Are Boringly Indistinct

Genders do nothing... beyond provide more options for aesthetics (hairstyle, bodyslide, etc.)
This mod adds a couple of simple tweaks that scale with your character every 20 levels, based on your gender. The goal with Gabi is to add some distinction without adding game-breaking, over-powered changes.

Gender Tweaks

First and foremost, leveling is tweaked. Males will gain skill levels faster, while females will gain character levels faster.
This is accomplished by tweaking a few game settings (fXPLevelUpBase, fXPLevelUpMult) and a perk (Skill Use Modifier).

Males therefore can focus and learn a particular skill more efficiently, but females will gain overall levels at a slightly quicker pace.

In addition, each race gains a slight (lore-friendly) advantage as detailed below:

Altmer: "... are the most strongly gifted in the arcane arts of all the races..."
  • Male: +1 Magicka / Level
  • Female: +5% Magicka Regeneration

Argonian: "... ability that multiplies their health..."
  • Male: +1 Health / Level
  • Female: +5% Health Regeneration

Bosmer: "... best archers in all of Tamriel..."; "... have a nearly chameleon-like ability to hide..."
  • Male: +3 Archery skill
  • Female: +3 Sneak skill

Breton: "... magical elite..."; "... capable mages with innate resistance to magicka..."
  • Male:  +5% to Spell Duration
  • Female: +5% Magic Resistance

  • : "... superior warriors and sorcerers..."; "... naturally resistant to fire..."
  • Male: +5% Spell Magnitude
  • Female: +5% Fire Resistance

  • : "... well-educated and well-spoken..."; "... shrewd diplomats..."
  • Male: +10% Chance to Intimidate Females
  • Female: -10% Bribe Cost with Males

Khajiit: "... very good thieves..."
  • Male: +3 Lockpicking
  • Female: +3 Pickpocket

Nord: "... incredible resistance to cold and magical frost..."
  • Male: +5 Armor Rating
  • Female: +5% Frost Resistance

Orc: "... and Orc warriors in heavy armor are among the finest front-line troops..."
  • Male: +3% Melee Damage
  • Female: +3% Physical Resistance

Redguard: "... are also physically blessed with hardy constitutions..."
  • Male: +1 Stamina / Level
  • Female: +5% Stamina Regeneration

This mod runs a short script following character creation and each time you level up via the Story Manager.
Gabi should be 100% compatible with any other mod. Of course if you find out otherwise, please let me know.

Custom Race Support: Gabi will detect that you are using a non-vanilla race and you will be prompted with a menu to select an existing gender bonus (based on the gender you selected). Males can select any male racial bonus, and likewise for females.

Note: The Active Effect text checks your current race and gender each time it is accessed. However the script to add the bonus is applied once. Due to this, if you change Race or Gender mid-game, the Active Effect text will change based on your new selection, but the bonus applied does not change and will remain the same as your original choice.

SkyRem Character Series - GRACE
Grace: SkyRem Series AIO.
Gabi: Genders Are Boringly Indistinct.
Rae: Race Abilities Enhanced
Ava: Attribute Value Application
Cori: Class Overhaul Re-Imagined
Elsa: Early Life Skill Adjustment

SkyRem Immersion Series - EMILY
Eve: Evolving Value Economy
Mia: More Immersive Activations
Inez: Improved NPC Encounter Zones
Lora: Loot Overhaul - Rarity & Abundance
Yara: WIP

SkyRem: Skyrim Roleplay Enhancement Mod Guide
SkyRem Guide: A guide based on the SkyRem concept (Roleplay Enhancement Modding)