Community Start Guide

Welcome to The Tamriel Vault!


If you have just joined our community, then welcome! We're glad you're here!

This is an Elder Scrolls, Fallout, and RPG community. We have several site sections that all follow along these thematic areas. 

This is large, active, and varied site with many sections, and we appreciate that it can be confusing for new members at first. This guide is intended to help people figure where to post various kinds of content and find what they're looking for. We keep a strict organizational system so that everyone can easily find what they're looking for. Stick to these guidelines and you'll avoid a Host asking you to re-post content in another area of the site.


Here's a short rundown of what kinds of content goes where.


If you want to make a quick comment, an aside, an observation, or ask a quick question, then use the Status feature on your home or profile page. Head to the main page and locate the 'What's New?' box at the top of your activity feed. Simply type your new status in the box and hit 'Share'. Status updates intended for discussion, if you want to kick off a discussion then you need...


These are for asking a question or starting a discussion. Once you arrive in the Forums, you will see various sections that are self-explanatory. Find the one that most fits your intended topic and go there to add your post.

Pro Tip: 'off topic' posts go in The Lounge forum!


Blogs are used specifically for writing a character story or a piece of fan fiction. The Story Corner group is the only group that uses Blogs. Please refrain from posting random questions or comments as a blog, that's what statuses and forums are for. Check out The Story Corner group for examples of the type of content that live there. Which leads us to...


For content that is specific to a topic area that is covered by one of our Groups, we suggestion becoming a member of that group by click 'join.' You can join as many groups as you like. Once you have joined a group you can post a question or discussion in the discussion area for that group.

Our Elder Scrolls groups have include Lore, Roleplay, Elder Scrolls Online, Elder Scrolls Classics, and Tips & Tricks.

We also have our flagship Character Building Group, the most active and biggest group on this site, and the reason why many people come to this site in the first place. If you want to post a Character Build, that is where you need to be.

We have two Fallout groups on the site, Fallout Character Building, and Fallout Hub. The Hub is used for lore, roleplay, guides, and in-game tips. 

We also have a number of cross-cutting groups which cover ALL areas of the site. The Story Corner, Art Group, Modders' Conclave and the RPG Group accept content from across all site theme areas. 

If you have a work-in-progress build or other content you'd like to post, and are seeking help or feedback on formatting, head to The Workshop, where you post your works in progress, and get help and ideas on how to finish it!

And, finally, our last group, The Gateway, is the town hall and pulse of our community. There you can find site news, gaming news, announcements, and support. 


It can be confusing at first. If you are unsure whether to post in one section or the other, feel free to ask any of the Site Hosts or Admins, or one of our Community Guides. We will be glad to help you out!