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    Well done grayghost, congratulations
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    Many congratulations grayghost.
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    Well done, grayghost.
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    Woohoo! Congrats grayghost - fully deserved for such juicy characters like Maj Li

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    Congratulations grayghost!
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    congrats grayghost!
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    Wow. Thank you Cohort for this honor. I must say that one of the things that I have been trying to do with this writing endeavor was to create colorful characters, something that in previous writing efforts was, in my opinion, generally lacking.

    Although Cohort mentions Pu Yi, I am well aware of the fact that Major Li has become a fan favorite. Pinch and Chen are starting to rise in the minds of fans as well, while Cutter remains the favorite to hate.

    Once again, thank you very much for your recognition of my efforts.

    Now, I have to go find someone to pass this award onto.
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    Great job Grayghost! This means I'm going to have to read your AAr now.
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    Because I will be away tonight and tomorrow, I will pass the torch on now.
    There are many great AAR's out there as everyone knows. The number with outstanding characters in them are too many to list here, but I have read a number of them. Though one might think that this would make the choice difficult, in the end it was really quite easy.

    For this weeks Character Writer of the Week, I am dipping into the realms EUII. For some time now I have been following an excellant story of war, religious strife, and best of all political intrigue. I think that this AAR was meant to be more of a histroical docu-drama, but the last few weeks have brought a clash of titans that have left me awe inspired.

    I give you a story of Hochmeisters and Hochmarshells, Hochkomturs & Komturs. The military/regligous/politcal fights of an order struggling to bring itself into the modern world while being able to retain its religous orgins. I give you Catknigts,




    Please join me in offering congratulations to Catknight, and if you have not had the chance to read this AAR, please, somehow, somewhere, find the time. You will not be dissapointed.
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    Congratulations Catknight ! Sounds like a totally intriguing set of characters nicely done !
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    Uho, that AAR is on my bad conscience. Why do I have to be reminded

    Congrats CatKnight, and everyone else who has won since I last commented. Well done.
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    A very fine choice indeed. Congratulations CatKnight
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    While I am terribly behind in my reading, thankfully I am aware enough of CatKnight's splendid character writing. This is very much deserved!

    Congrats, sir!
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    I don't know how long this has been your award -- whether it's just been awarded, or if it's been a week or so -- but I'll take the opportunity anyhow to remark upon how true it is!

    Wonderful stories and characterization! And what's more -- CatKnight's characters can speak! You just can't beat good characters and good, believable dialogue. Not ultra-rare on these fora, but rare enough in writing in general.

    Great work! Congratulations!

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    Bravo! Bravo!

    A much deserved award!

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    Hello everyone, and thank you grayghost for this wonderful honor.

    I'd been hoping to announce a new post for 'Tannenberg', but I'm having a bit of a spat with the (custom) event sequence coming up and didn't want to wait longer to thank you all for your support. Hopefully in the next day or two.

    'Tannenberg' started as a combo - a 'present day' conversation/analysis between Cat (me) and a mysterious knight, followed by a history book style for the actual AAR. I soon abandoned the conversation. I know many of Tannenberg's readers enjoyed it, but I felt it curtailed what I could or couldn't do with the game. For example, Cat and the knight ended up in a fight with 'modern' Teutonic Knights. Well...the Teutonic Knights ended in 1497 in this timeline. Certainly I could have gotten around this, but having to continually rewrite things to make the present plausible promised to be too much. Plus, I already have a narrative/'story' in "Resurrection."

    As for the characters in Tannenberg....I start with two or three traits I want to emphasize for a given person. Usually there are a handful of these 'people' active at any one time, and I just try to make ingame decisions and custom events based on what they would want.

    Oft times what'll happen is I simply play the game, and as I write up the post I'll "rationalize" what happened from their point of view and that will open up new ideas for me. For example, the current crisis started as a "Temporary Insanity of Monarch" event coupled with knowing the 'monarch' secretly wanted to dissolve the order.

    In the middle of a big war, the AI started offering generous peace terms ... something like five provinces. I realized this 'monarch' wouldn't accept anything less than complete surrender. Knowing the Grand Master was growing more paranoid and unreasonable, it seemed the Grand Commander - his former second-in-command - would do anything to save the Order ... including launch a coup d'etat.

    People compliment me on my political intrigues. Well...thank you. I don't know if I'm so good at it, myself. 'Tannenberg' often leaves me completely bewildered! All I do is make sure there are two or more characters who both (usually) want the same thing - to help their country - but have radically different ideas on how to get there. It's this motive, with a few notes on their personality, that brings them alive for me. It's conflicting motives that allow me to tell a politically oriented tale.

    Again, thanks grayghost and everyone else for this wonderful honor!
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