+ Reply to Thread
Page 15 of 233 FirstFirst ... 5 13 14 15 16 17 25 40 65 90 115 ... LastLast
Results 281 to 300 of 4649

Thread: Best Character Writer of the Week: Tufto

  1. #281
    GunslingAAR coz1's Avatar
    200k clubCrusader Kings IIDeus VultFor The GloryEU3 Napoleon's Ambition
    Victoria: RevolutionsEuropa Universalis: RomeEU Rome Collectors EditionEU3 Collectors Edition500k club
    Europa Universalis IV

    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Johns Creek, GA
    Posts
    11,067
    Blog Entries
    11
    A great choice and I too hope he has the chance to stop by and see this given his rather perilous career at present.

    Congrats, Alhazen!

    And I'd also like to take the chance to say thank you to stnylan for starting to track the past winners in the first post. A great help, to be sure!
    Northumberland Lives - new AAR for EUIV

    And check out the Guess the Author thread - back and active!

    The fAARq & Forum Rules
    Find all my AARs listed in The Ink Well

    Visit my blog at Hear the Hurd

  2. #282
    Congratulations, Alhazen!
    "A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver" --Proverbs 25:11

    WritAAR of the week: Feb. 12, 2006, Sep. 19, 2006
    CharactAAR writAAR of the week: Jan. 1, 2007

    Dawn in the East
    "Her Home is on the Deep"

  3. #283

  4. #284
    The Closer Supermoderator Veldmaarschalk's Avatar
    77 games registered

    77

    200k clubCrusader Kings IIV2 BetaCK2: Holy Knight500k club

    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    The Netherlands
    Posts
    29,315
    Congratulations Alhazen

  5. #285
    Revolutionary Leader VILenin's Avatar
    Crusader Kings IIDarkest HourDeus VultDivine WindHearts of Iron III
    Heir to the ThroneMarch of the EaglesWarlock: Master of the ArcaneEU3 Collectors Edition500k club
    Europa Universalis IV

    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Sealed Train
    Posts
    3,134
    Well done Alhazen, hope you get the chance to post more in the near future!
    "Being a freedom fighter, a force for good, it's a wonderful thing. You get to make your own hours, it looks good on a resume, but the pay sucks."

    My current AAR: Regents and Revenge - a CK2 one-shot

  6. #286
    Crazy Reactionary crusaderknight's Avatar
    A Game of DwarvesCrusader Kings IIEuropa Universalis 3Europa Universalis III: In NomineEU3 Napoleon's Ambition
    Europa Universalis: RomeRome GoldSupreme Ruler 2020 GoldVictoria 2

    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    In exile in Minnesota
    Posts
    2,369
    Congrats!
    ++ Member of the Christian Paradox Players Club ++
    Honorary Byzantine
    I was canonized!
    See my AARs at the Ink Well
    Active AARs:
    Fresh Blood on Ancient Soil - A Saga of the Scottish Kings of Aquitaine - NEW UPDATE: 21/02/2013
    The Morea, A Palaeologid AAR - Last update: 22/7/2011
    Regnum Iudaeorum - The Lost Ten Tribes of Israel - 4x Winner of the AARland Choice AwAARds - Last update: 22/7/2011

    Remembering Steve Irwin (1962 - 2006) we will miss you, Steve.

  7. #287
    Strategos ton Exkoubitores Fulcrumvale's Avatar
    Hearts of Iron 2: ArmageddonEuropa Universalis 3EU3 CompleteEuropa Universalis III: In NomineEU3 Napoleon's Ambition
    Victoria: Revolutions

    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Castles of Steel
    Posts
    3,101
    Congrats!
    A History of Baden- Will Bernard I von Baden-Baden and his wife Anna von Oettingen lead Baden to victory or disaster?
    Nominated for the Weekly AAR Showcase, 9/25/06!/ Nominated for Best Character Writer of the Week, 10/29/06!/ Winner, Favorite History-Book AAR, EU1/2, Q3 2006!

    "And the dream would grow ever grander and more wonderful, and the higher it reached towards the impossible, the more beguiling it became."--Emile Zola

  8. #288
    Hurricane Sergeant of Arms Amric's Avatar
    Europa Universalis 3

    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Indiana, United States
    Posts
    5,643
    Congrats!
    Guardian of Truth, Defender of Justice, Harbinger of Light! Formerly known as the Hurricane!

    Now retired from writing!

    "You can rest assured, sir, that I will do everything in my power to make sure it isn't my fault!" --Dr. Grant

  9. #289
    Compulsive CommentatAAR stnylan's Avatar
    Hearts of Iron 2: ArmageddonCrusader Kings IIDeus VultEuropa Universalis: ChroniclesFor The Glory
    Hearts of Iron IIIHearts of Iron III CollectionEuropa Universalis III: In NomineEU3 Napoleon's AmbitionVictoria: Revolutions
    Victoria 2Victoria II: A House DividedVictoria II: Heart of DarknessMount & Blade: WarbandEU Rome Collectors Edition
    EU3 Collectors Edition500k clubEuropa Universalis IVEUIV: Wealth of NationsEUIV: Conquest of Paradise
    EUIV: Res Publica

    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Taunton, UK
    Posts
    17,318
    Blog Entries
    7
    I think it might be a good idea east_emnet to have another nomination on standby, as it may well be that Alhazen is currently unable to devote any time to the forums. I suggest we wait until Tuesday, though, just he case he does pop back in, before actually posting a second nomination.

    Does that seem reasonable people?
    To view is human, to comment is divine.
    "Be not afraid" - John Paul II
    "The Christian way has not been tried and found wanting, it has been found to be hard and left untried" - GK Chesterton.
    Current AAR: Stories of King Sean CK2 4.1
    Completed AAR: In Memory of France EU2
    View my full AAR list at The Inkwell
    My library and My blog
    Ask not what AARland can do for you, but what you can do for AARland.

  10. #290
    GunslingAAR coz1's Avatar
    200k clubCrusader Kings IIDeus VultFor The GloryEU3 Napoleon's Ambition
    Victoria: RevolutionsEuropa Universalis: RomeEU Rome Collectors EditionEU3 Collectors Edition500k club
    Europa Universalis IV

    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Johns Creek, GA
    Posts
    11,067
    Blog Entries
    11
    Sounds like a good plan, stnylan. I see Alhazen has not been by for about a week, unfortunately. Hope all is well with him, to be sure.
    Northumberland Lives - new AAR for EUIV

    And check out the Guess the Author thread - back and active!

    The fAARq & Forum Rules
    Find all my AARs listed in The Ink Well

    Visit my blog at Hear the Hurd

  11. #291
    Strategy GuidAAR Rensslaer's Avatar
    Crusader Kings IIHearts of Iron IIIEU3 Napoleon's AmbitionVictoria: RevolutionsEuropa Universalis: Rome
    Victoria 2Rome: Vae Victis

    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    7,576
    Congratulations, Alhazen!

    VERY well deserved! Sorry you may not see this for a few more days.

    Hope things are going relatively well in Afghanistan. We pray for you every night at dinner.

    Rensslaer
    Serenity - (V2 v1.3) - An isolationist Japan tries to stay out of everybody's way (Updated July '13)
    Kriegsgefahr (Impending War) - (HOI3/SF/HPP) - Germany attempts to remain at peace! (Updated Apr '13)
    Locarno - Italy vs. Germany (HOI3/SF/HPP) - What if Mussolini stood with France against Hitler?
    The Die is Cast (Roman Civil War) - Caesar will make a name for himself! (Updated June '12)
    Império Novo - An Axis Portugal AAR for HOI 3 (Updated May '13)
    Fire Warms the Northern Lands - A Prussian Victoria 1 AAR (Awarded the VictAARian Cross for Jan-Jun 2006)
    Castles In the Sky (Vicky 1) * Sforza!!! - A Milan AAR (EU III) (Updated May '13) * I Am Siam (V2 Minor) (tied for Silver VictAARian Cross for Best AAR completed in 2011) * A Long Time Ago... (HOI 1 Argentina)* Check Rensslaer's Inkwell! (list of online writings)

  12. #292
    Big fetid toad
    Crusader Kings IIEuropa Universalis 3Divine WindHeir to the ThroneEuropa Universalis III: In Nomine
    EU3 Napoleon's AmbitionSemper FiVictoria 2Victoria II: A House Divided500k club
    Europa Universalis IV

    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    In a lovely pond of mud
    Posts
    1,190
    Congrats Alhazen
    .
    "Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell" (Edward Abbey)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Mon site perso / My personal website
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    For great short stories on various topics, check Guess the author !
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    No, it's probably not Chicago... (shamefully abandonned). / Non, ce n'est probablement pas Chicago... : la traduction du précédent, tout aussi honteusement abandonnée).

  13. #293
    Comrade Great Old One cthulhu's Avatar
    Crusader Kings IIDeus VultEuropa Universalis 3Europa Universalis III: In NomineEU3 Napoleon's Ambition
    Europa Universalis: Rome

    Join Date
    Jan 2000
    Location
    S. Latitude 47° 9′, W. Longitude 126° 43′
    Posts
    4,015
    Blog Entries
    1
    Well done, Alhazen. I hope all is well with you.
    The Rodina and the Shackles of Humanity - A Soviet HOI3 AAR


    "The Italians have a saying, Lemon, 'Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.' And, although they've never won a war or mass-produced a decent car, in this area they are correct." - Jack in 30 Rock

  14. #294
    Captain east_emnet's Avatar
    Crusader Kings II

    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Our Town
    Posts
    463
    Quote Originally Posted by stnylan
    I think it might be a good idea east_emnet to have another nomination on standby, as it may well be that Alhazen is currently unable to devote any time to the forums. I suggest we wait until Tuesday, though, just he case he does pop back in, before actually posting a second nomination.

    Does that seem reasonable people?
    Seems reasonable to me. The only problem is that is that I am rather busy at the moment and I don't think I have the time to look for the next nominee. Is anyone else willing to?
    My first CK AAR: Heirs of Charlemagne 1066- (Ongoing) Best charactAAR writer of the week: 10/1/06

    "A true-devoted pilgrim is not weary
    To measure kingdoms with his feeble steps;"
    William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona, II. vii.

  15. #295
    Compulsive CommentatAAR stnylan's Avatar
    Hearts of Iron 2: ArmageddonCrusader Kings IIDeus VultEuropa Universalis: ChroniclesFor The Glory
    Hearts of Iron IIIHearts of Iron III CollectionEuropa Universalis III: In NomineEU3 Napoleon's AmbitionVictoria: Revolutions
    Victoria 2Victoria II: A House DividedVictoria II: Heart of DarknessMount & Blade: WarbandEU Rome Collectors Edition
    EU3 Collectors Edition500k clubEuropa Universalis IVEUIV: Wealth of NationsEUIV: Conquest of Paradise
    EUIV: Res Publica

    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Taunton, UK
    Posts
    17,318
    Blog Entries
    7
    Quote Originally Posted by east_emnet
    Seems reasonable to me. The only problem is that is that I am rather busy at the moment and I don't think I have the time to look for the next nominee. Is anyone else willing to?
    I would be willing too, if no one has any objections.
    To view is human, to comment is divine.
    "Be not afraid" - John Paul II
    "The Christian way has not been tried and found wanting, it has been found to be hard and left untried" - GK Chesterton.
    Current AAR: Stories of King Sean CK2 4.1
    Completed AAR: In Memory of France EU2
    View my full AAR list at The Inkwell
    My library and My blog
    Ask not what AARland can do for you, but what you can do for AARland.

  16. #296
    Avatarless for the 3000 club
    DiplomacyDivine WindFor the MotherlandEU3 Napoleon's AmbitionVictoria: Revolutions
    Europa Universalis: RomeVictoria 2

    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    A Swe
    Posts
    4,057
    Quote Originally Posted by stnylan
    I would be willing too, if no one has any objections.
    I was just about to suggest you for the job.
    Snake IV used to be a regular, but not anymore. You might, however, come across him at rare occasions, but that is so seldom you'll manage.

  17. #297
    Strategy GuidAAR Rensslaer's Avatar
    Crusader Kings IIHearts of Iron IIIEU3 Napoleon's AmbitionVictoria: RevolutionsEuropa Universalis: Rome
    Victoria 2Rome: Vae Victis

    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    7,576
    Yaay, Stnylan!

    We are in good hands.

    Rensslaer
    Serenity - (V2 v1.3) - An isolationist Japan tries to stay out of everybody's way (Updated July '13)
    Kriegsgefahr (Impending War) - (HOI3/SF/HPP) - Germany attempts to remain at peace! (Updated Apr '13)
    Locarno - Italy vs. Germany (HOI3/SF/HPP) - What if Mussolini stood with France against Hitler?
    The Die is Cast (Roman Civil War) - Caesar will make a name for himself! (Updated June '12)
    Império Novo - An Axis Portugal AAR for HOI 3 (Updated May '13)
    Fire Warms the Northern Lands - A Prussian Victoria 1 AAR (Awarded the VictAARian Cross for Jan-Jun 2006)
    Castles In the Sky (Vicky 1) * Sforza!!! - A Milan AAR (EU III) (Updated May '13) * I Am Siam (V2 Minor) (tied for Silver VictAARian Cross for Best AAR completed in 2011) * A Long Time Ago... (HOI 1 Argentina)* Check Rensslaer's Inkwell! (list of online writings)

  18. #298
    The Closer Supermoderator Veldmaarschalk's Avatar
    77 games registered

    77

    200k clubCrusader Kings IIV2 BetaCK2: Holy Knight500k club

    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    The Netherlands
    Posts
    29,315
    If there is one guy who seems to read everything it is you, so I can't find a better one for this job then you

  19. #299
    Compulsive CommentatAAR stnylan's Avatar
    Hearts of Iron 2: ArmageddonCrusader Kings IIDeus VultEuropa Universalis: ChroniclesFor The Glory
    Hearts of Iron IIIHearts of Iron III CollectionEuropa Universalis III: In NomineEU3 Napoleon's AmbitionVictoria: Revolutions
    Victoria 2Victoria II: A House DividedVictoria II: Heart of DarknessMount & Blade: WarbandEU Rome Collectors Edition
    EU3 Collectors Edition500k clubEuropa Universalis IVEUIV: Wealth of NationsEUIV: Conquest of Paradise
    EUIV: Res Publica

    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Taunton, UK
    Posts
    17,318
    Blog Entries
    7
    Thank you for the vote of confidence! I have made my decision, but first a small piece of housekeeping. As coz1 noted a few days ago, I have now edited into the first post of this AAR a Catalogue of Winners, similar to that which exist in the other weekly award threads, so that it is easier to avoid recent duplications, though as this matures I would expect second and third awards eventually to occur.

    Now, with the boring bit out of the way I would like to introduce the character of Lieutenat Robert Taylor, who might be considered the founding operative of the nascent intelligence service of the Confederate States of America. Learn about his world, its history since 1861, and Lieutenant's continuing challenges and accomplishments as he surely forges a legend, in RossN's ever memorable Deo Vindice: A CSA AAR, where our good lieutenant makes his first appearance on page 14. Read it, and you will not be disappointed.

    Very many congratulations RossN!
    To view is human, to comment is divine.
    "Be not afraid" - John Paul II
    "The Christian way has not been tried and found wanting, it has been found to be hard and left untried" - GK Chesterton.
    Current AAR: Stories of King Sean CK2 4.1
    Completed AAR: In Memory of France EU2
    View my full AAR list at The Inkwell
    My library and My blog
    Ask not what AARland can do for you, but what you can do for AARland.

  20. #300
    Wow, well what can I say other thank you stnylan! I'm truly amazed at recieving this award!

    Taylor grew out of two things - firstly simply getting the Doomsday expansion with its system of espionage and secondly coping with the very different style of a HoI2 AAR. Most of my AAR's tend to focus on fictional (or at least fictionalised) monarchies - it's a style I enjoy as I can combine national policy with character writing. I'm proud of the Bonaparte-Romanov (Canada), Falconi-Falieri (Byzantium), Fitzgerald (Ireland) and D'Alema (Spain, North Africa, Egypt and so on) dynasties and I would say this is my most comfortable style - even my Tuscan republic AAR ended up being about an Imperial family!

    A HoI2 AAR is very different. For one thing the politicians are, in most countries, not monarchies (removing the family intrigue aspect) and are well known historical figures which prevents the sort of character freedom in CK, Victoria and even EUII. So having historical leaders appear in the flesh - as narrative characters that is - is fraught with difficulty as it is so difficult to capture a character most of the audience knows just as much about, or even more than you do. Enter Taylor.

    Having a 'street level' character is useful in some ways in that you can have him walk around the place and interact with people and places that just isn't possible with monarchs - I can't see Joséphine I, Empress of Canada and France (and Queen of Hawaii) wandering around turn of the century Montreal. Taylor can go anywhere in Dixie from Richmond to Jacksonville (Culiacán, Mexico in OTL). His job is not entirely dull either...

    Anyone I would just like to say that I'm glad people enjoy this character as he was a real risk for me to write and I'm pleased to see it's worked.

    Thanks guys!
    Crusader Kings II AAR: The Queen of Cities: A Byzantine AAR (ongoing), A very different England: A Godwin AAR (on hiatus)
    Victoria AAR's: The Harp and Crown: An Irish AAR (ongoing)| Canada (complete)
    EU III AAR: Aragon (complete)
    Crusader Kings AAR: Antioch (complete) | Desmond (complete)
    EU II AAR: Tuscany (complete)
    Awarded by Specialist290

+ Reply to Thread
Page 15 of 233 FirstFirst ... 5 13 14 15 16 17 25 40 65 90 115 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts