Well, let's start this in my usual way. That is, no making sense at all...
Some of you have already suffered me... er... enjoyed me... er... Well, you just know me... Perhaps some of you even know my dear PetiNiebla, aka Peti. If not, I'll talk about Peti later on, don't worry. Not in this post, but Peti will be back, for sure. Trust me.
One thing is sure. Some of you may already know me as one of the readers of your AARs. So, I thought it would be fair to give you the pleasure to of being as "useful and charming" as I usually tend to be with your AARs . I hope you're not lost by now...
I'm not quite sure of that, anyway...
The rest of you doesn't know me... yet. If you're wise, you're going to run away while you still have the chance.
So you're still reading... Ok... No one would say I gave no warning...
Let's go to serious matters. Sit down, cause it's gonna be a loooooooong explanation.
Once upon a time I started an AAR in the Spanish AAR section called Lo Llibre dels Feyts - The Book of Deeds. It's the story of the rise to power of the House of Barcelona from a tiny -well, not so tiny- and humble -well, not so... what the... who cares... in short, it's the old story...
Boy meets girl and girl gets... hey, hey, that's not the story I meant!!!!
Well... you know... it's the rise to power of the House of Barcelona from their initial holdings around the county that gives name to the dinasty to the highest rank possible -I'm still playing, so I dunno where this is going to end.
So short, so simple, isn't it?
Good. Well, it's not so simple. Actually, it is so simple, but at the same time it is not (I love when I speak/write so clearly, oh Gosh...). No problem, keep on reading and you'll understand. I hope...
Ok, right now the game it's fooling around the that funny year of 1166 and, due to some problems with the last save, I discovered an old one that made me wonder... "what if I had done something different from what I actually did...".
So I did it... and obtained an unexpected result, by my throat! So I started this second AAR -as a recollection of all the possible and interesting possibilities that could have taken place instead of the main and present course (if you're still on the track and you haven't got lost, my dear reader, I must say that I'm awfully impressed, because I AM lost ).
So, let's go to the point... What I plan to do is to narrate the rise to power -or to wherever the games takes me- of this second "game-within-the-game" (damned Shakespeare... I knew that his mouse trap was going to give me troubles some day...) from this twist in the main game. I'll start from the very beginning and go to the turning point, so to speak, and go on from then onward, to wherever it takes me.
Also, I am going to give you all the chance to enjoy it. In addition to this, if I find enough brave volunteers, I would like to do something that is a feature of my Spanish AARs, that is, the participation of the readers as characters of my AAR. So, if you want, just ask for it
Title: Lo Llibre dels Feyts - The Book of Deeds or how I tried to make the House of Barcelona the rulers of Europe -humble, who, me?
Game: Crusader Kings (1.05 methinks... the mods drive me mad, so better don't make any kind of guess... it's the CK, who needs more...)
Difficulty: Difficult, so to speak
AI Aggressiveness: Coward (well... I didn't want to finish the game before starting it...)
Pace of updates: One at the week, if everything goes fine -which is rare, trust me...
What else should I say? Er... Oh, just sit down, enjoy and, please, don't hesitate to make all kind of suggestions, questions and wedding proposals -just if you're a charming and millionaire lady (you know, I'm a bit of an eccentric)-.
Any questions? Well, let's go then.