Thanks, RossN! I'm quite suprised, I thought my AAR's ugly screenshots and total lack of character writing would make it impossible to like. And it's only funny because the Crusader Kings engine pretty much guarantees a bizzarely surreal history anyway. Oops, this is supposed to be the showcase, and all I've done is slag it off. Though I would like to say to prospective readers that you definitely don't have to have read the original book. Or any other book. In fact, illiteracy might well be an advantage as far as reader enjoyment goes. Oops, done it again.
I would take issue with the 'quite short' description though. I've just hit the 200 years mark! That's ages! It's all about quantity, not quality...
Again, many thanks!
OK, new winner. My choice for the Weekly AAR Showcase goes over to the HOI forums, where Subi has unleased the wonderfully crazed Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny. It's unconventional, but what it lacks in plot, logic and sanity, it makes up in sheer entertaining spectacle. It's a strangely compelling read, especially if you pick a favourite at the start and treat it like a sporting event (albeit one that Great Britain has a chance of winning). And the title is epic.
So well done to Subi. Fingers crossed the chaos doesn't end in forty years of Cold War stalemate.
Wow , a pretty cool AAR there XD Browsing through it myself . Excellent work , Subi ! Very exciting read so far . Especially if you have to rebuild everything by scratch : very fun !
The New Short AAR about Seduction , Manipulation , Intrigue , Mystery , and Revolution .
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T I M E L I N E S : What if Spain Failed to Control the World?
Seventeen AARLand Choice Awards: Favourite Overall New WritAAR Q1 2007.
Favourite Overall EU3 AAR: Q1 2007; Q2 2007; Q3 2007; Q4 2007; Q1 2008; Q2 2008; Q3 2008; Q4 2008
Favourite Narrative EU3 AAR: Q1 2007; Q2 2007; Q3 2007; Q4 2007; Q1 2008; Q2 2008; Q3 2008; Q4 2008
Three Times WritAAR of the Week: 4 March 2007 13 May 2007 & 28 March 2008;
Twice AAR Showcase: 9 Dec 2007, 14 Jun 2009; Twice Best Character Writer: 9 Dec 2007, 13 Sep 2008
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It's the first HoI AAR I've read more than a page of in a long while, and I'm not a big fan of the game. Wonderful madness!
Cum Porci Volant - A NubiAARFollow the of Dongolas in a completely plausible and deadly serious assault on, well, everything!
I might as well as read that.
Well done Subi, congrats!
EUIII AAR: The lilies of France
Awarded Best Character Writer of the Week 25. Feb 2007
Awarded WritAAR of the Week 22. April 2007
HoI2 AAR: Enig og tro til Dovre faller – A Norwegian AAR
Awarded WritAAR of the Week 25. Sept 2005
Awarded Weekly AAR Showcase 25. Jan 2006
Awarded Fan of the Week 26. March 2006, 7. October 2007 and 10. November 2008
Boer War AAR: Joe’s War- a Boer War AAR
Time to hand it over? *cough* Time to hand it over to somebody... no... erm, well you get the picture.
Thanks everyone. And sorry for taking so long with the nomination thing. I don't normally check outside the HoI2 AAR forum/been procrastinating with my AAR.
So, I'll go with The Shortest Road to Damascus by aldriq. I've always wanted to recreate an Arabian empire in EUIII, and so I've loved reading it. I also love aldriq's writing style, as if I did an AAR of me playing, its how I would probably end up writing it, except I would write in third person instead of first. His AAR makes me want to go play a game of EUIII as Hedjaz, though I know that if I do I'll end up procrastinating on my own AAR like I did this past week.