This is a conversation I had on chatango.
xxxgothiclolitaxxx (4/26/2018, 11:04 PM): The big stuff happening in the world that drives the small stuff
belwicket (4/26/2018, 11:07 PM): Ok. All I got so far is it's after the Skyrim game and the dragons are almost all dead and the civil war has ended. And no ideas...
xxxgothiclolitaxxx (4/26/2018, 11:11 PM): Well pick your bad guys first. Daedra are always a good start. There should be several world ending plots happening at the same time. Also remember that tamriael is not actually fantasy but post apocalyptic. So you can use science and technology not only magic and demons
belwicket (4/26/2018, 11:12 PM): As much as I love the daedra as evil beings, I don't like the idea of an unholy war.
To expand on that, I can't really do something pertaining to the war because 1: I haven't decided which side wins, and 2: I haven't even chosen a side on any of my characters to date. Something big and grand? Yes. Daedra as side quests? Always. The only good major overarching idea I can think of is the Dominion coming in after the war to [kill the Stormcloaks/establish a normality with the empire] and that's only if that side wins the war.