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    A New Winner

    After reading around, I have to pick Cohort's "Do Sirens Sing for Saxony" (available here: http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/...d.php?t=304903)

    The central conceit is that there is a secret diary passed from advisor to advisor, documenting the happenings of the realm over generations. So I'm really giving the award for the sum total of characters! What I really like is how the advisor's personality sometimes pushes to the fore (for instance really lambasting a bad King), or sometimes barely peeks through with a carefully-chosen word (perhaps the use of "heretical" to describe a certain set of enemies), like a minimalist Chinese painting ... use your brushstrokes wisely, for you do not get many.

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    Congratulations Cohort ! Well done !
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    Quote Originally Posted by akaioi
    After reading around, I have to pick Cohort's "Do Sirens Sing for Saxony" (available here: http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/...d.php?t=304903)

    The central conceit is that there is a secret diary passed from advisor to advisor, documenting the happenings of the realm over generations. So I'm really giving the award for the sum total of characters! What I really like is how the advisor's personality sometimes pushes to the fore (for instance really lambasting a bad King), or sometimes barely peeks through with a carefully-chosen word (perhaps the use of "heretical" to describe a certain set of enemies), like a minimalist Chinese painting ... use your brushstrokes wisely, for you do not get many.

    Congratulations Cohort!

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    Thanks very much for your kind words. It's always nice to hear good things from readers. I'm glad that you have enjoyed the 'unofficial' chronicles of Saxony. Actually, I started off having AI advisors as my 'narrators' but they kept dying on me... So I switched to a device where I could invent a narrator-advisor of my own, whose life span I could control myself! It worked well enough I think.

    At any rate, I'll be winding up Saxony's story over the next week and will have to think about a new AAR - although I will wait for the soon to be released version of Magna Mundi before starting.

    I will be happy to post my own vote for the next AAR in a week's time...

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    Well done Cohort, congratulations
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    Name of thread

    Say, shouldn't someone rename this thread to "... of the Week: cohort"?

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    Well done, Cohort!
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    Quote Originally Posted by akaioi
    Say, shouldn't someone rename this thread to "... of the Week: cohort"?

    Mods? Mods? Bueller?
    it takes a little while for someone to change it.

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    Congrats Cohort!

    A great concept for an AAR. It feels me with joy it is based on Magna Mundi.

    I suppose upon release of version IV of the mod, Isca will get the prize too! You two are really first class!
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    A New Winner Announced!

    It’s time to announce a new weekly winner.

    After careful consideration and an insane amount of caffeine, I have to give the nod to anonymous4401, for his extremely funny AAR: Tibet: World’s Biggest Empire (http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/...d.php?t=305158)

    The central character in this wonderful tale (which I hope the author will keep updating!), is Andrew Warden, PHD and time-traveller. Andrew is an Arthur Dent-ish fellow who catapults himself back in time to become a semi-valued advisor to the yak-carving Tibetan royal house.

    While Andrew Warden acts as contemporary (and often panic-stricken) observer, the AAR is full of other hilarious characters, who populate the Himalayan kingdom’s landscape. This is by far the funniest comedy AAR that I have read thus far.

    So without further ado, congratulations to anonymous4401. Come on down and take a bow!

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    Congratulations anonymous4401!

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    Quote Originally Posted by General Jac
    So Le Ran isn't the only one with a funny Tibet AAR now then
    no he isn't because there was once a man named peter ebbesen not because of whatever i did though

    nope can't accept this award since there's no 'character writing'
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    Sorry to hear that.. I guess I misunderstood the nature of the award. Unfortunately, I haven't found a clear second pick so I'm going to have to throw this open for someone else to nominate a worthy candidate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anonymous4401
    What other AARs have you considered?
    Quite a few in the EU3 AAR thread - as that is the only Paradox game that I've so far played. A high percentage of those that I read were not narrative AAR's, but game-play based and not relevant to the category.

    I will take another look over the next few days (if people don't mind the delay since RL will be esp. busy this week) and try to come up with another pick. Otherwise, someone else can do the honours.
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    Ok, sorry for the delay, folks.

    I decided that I would cast my attention outside the EU3 category, even though I am unfamiliar so far with earlier Paradox games. (Thinking I should probably rectify that in near future.)

    At any rate, I was absolutely bowled over by one AAR in the HoI2 forum. As near as I can tell, its author has so far not been given this award. That, imho, is a huge oversight.

    I'm nominating grayghost for his wonderfully developed character of Pu Yi (aka the Last Emperor) and his efforts to revive the Qing empire, while attempting - at times using highly unpalatable methods - to cast off the yoke of Imperial Japan.

    Check out The Manchurian Candidate here:
    http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/...d.php?t=279653

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    Hooray ! Many congratulations grayghost ! Very well deserved ! Definitely for Pu Yi but also for Major Li and his associates your characters have been gold ! Well done !
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