Normal difficulty, everything default, except no lucky nations.
To rule the world. I usually stop when I own most of Europe and have about 10 times the combined income of my next 5 rivals. I will try to reach that point with enough time left in the game for there to be a proper conquest of every single province.
Behold Connacht, October 14, 1399:
Earlier in December, I finished up a very enjoyable WC with Provence with vanilla EU3 1.3 VH. Then on December 16th I bought NA, IN, and HT3. I have played a game as Portugal until 1465, a test game as Connacht until about 1435.
That's all my experience with NA, IN, and HT3. I expect a lot of surprises over the course of this game, especially when I get into the "virgin" territory after 1465!
I hope this AAR is a place with some lively discussions of the differences between older versions of EU3 and the new expansions!
For starters, as a personal rule, I will not inherit any other nations, except for through vassal-annex (which deservedly has received huge nerfs since my old vanilla EU3 AARs). This has more to do with my lack of knowledge about how to do it well than any judgment about this new aspect of the game. From what I have seen, the new dynasty dynamics seem really well done. I like the idea of a European history game where prestige and blood relations are fully as important as money.