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According to this post, your race and gender create a ratio that affects melee damage, run speed, and jump height.

Aside from listed racial abilities and starting skills, is anything else in the game affected by your race/gender combo?


For reference, the linked chart:

Argonian Male: 1.01          Argonian Female: 1.00
Breton Male:   1.00          Breton Female:   0.95
Dark Elf Male: 1.00          Dark Elf Female: 1.00
High Elf Male: 1.08          High Elf Female: 1.08
Imperial Male: 1.00          Imperial Female: 1.00
Khajiit Male:  1.00          Khajiit Female:  0.95
Nord Male:     1.03          Nord Female:     1.03
Orc Male:      1.04          Orc Female:      1.04
Redguard Male: 1.00          Redguard Female: 1.00
Wood Elf Male: 0.98          Wood Elf Female: 1.00


Edit: It seems race/gender also affect a character's weight, but it's unknown what effect weight has on the game.

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See meta.gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/3176/… for discussion about questions like this. It would be very interesting to have a question of "Do different races do different damage" with that chart linked in the answer. But asking about for a list of other mysterious differences isn't an effective question. –  bwarner Nov 30 '11 at 23:07
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Suddenly, the Thalmor elitism makes sense. –  Raven Dreamer Nov 30 '11 at 23:56
    
setting your own scale to 5 and then running across Skyrim is very entertaining, not to mention the fact that now the 'giants' only reach up to the top of your boots –  z - Dec 1 '11 at 20:21
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The 9th post on the third page of the link you provided shows evidence that the base scale of your character does not affect melee damage. –  Arkive Dec 19 '11 at 20:10
    
My question, "Characters have different weights depending on their race and sex. How does the weight (not Carry Weight/encumbrance) of a character affect the game?" has been closed as an exact duplicate of this question. Could OP also specify that characters (both player and NPC) have different weights depending on their race and sex, and ask how does the weight of a character affect them? –  galacticninja Apr 19 '12 at 5:27
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up vote 4 down vote accepted

At this time, there are no other known differences (other than cosmetic things like how people address you). Of course, a week ago we didn't know about the scaling differences either. But until someone proves me wrong, nothing else is different.

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scaling differences? –  George Stocker Dec 1 '11 at 20:17
    
@George Take a look at the post linked in the original question. –  bwarner Dec 1 '11 at 21:35
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