My last AAR with Oyo was a miserable failure. Nonetheless I greatly enjoyed typing it up, turning readers brains to cheese with my drivel. As such, I could not resist beginning a third AAR, and this time it is the nation of Khandesh which will suffer from my inept leadership.
One of the things I enjoyed most during the Oyo AAR were my short attempts at ripping off Tales of our Faarthers and Oranjes by loki100 and Iain Wilson respectivelly. I enjoyed it so much indeed, that I decided to make this very AAR nothing but attempts at emulating the styles used by different writers. To this end, I asked/bribed/pleaded/threatened (the threat being a personal visit from CS; very effective) a number of very kind/deluded/terrified but very much talented victims...uh, I mean writers, if I could employ the style they use in their AARs for this one. The poor fools all agreed, and I quickly had my list of victi-uhm...writers readied.
The list is as follows;
Mamma Mia! The AAR by aldriq
Going FAARther by dinofs
Suenik the Beleaguered - a None Too Serious AAR by Iain Wilson
Etruria: Forging an Empire by JDMS
Tales from our Faarthers by loki100
Histories of the Islamic Countries: a Granada AAR by Marco Oliverio
Monopoly - a Hansa AAR by naggy
Knud Knýtling, Prince of Denmark (and other assorted tales) by phargle
Unhinged Loons: A Tag-hopping AAR by sjones25
The HAARd Way - Friesland AAR by Sybot
All of these AARs are excellent and the writers very skilled. Thus showing my reason for this AAR; I can hopefully draw upon the many fans of these writers, whilst simultaneously ruining their reputations with my crude attempts on their wonderful AARs, thereby demolishing some of my competition on the forum! Uhm...I mean, I'll honour their great works with my own miserable attempts (note to self; do not give away future evil plans so early on).
The premise is simple then; each time the ruler of Khandesh passes away, I shall change my style from AAR to AAR, following the list, which has been sorted in ascending alphabetical order of each writers name. As can thus be seen, Sybot is the luckiest writer, I will most likely be annexed long before I get the chance to defile his AAR.
The AARs I have listed here are but the smallest sampling from the many AARs I greatly enjoy following. It is my hope that should I survive long enough (and frankly that is far from gauranteed, annexation is very likely considering my complete lack of skill when it comes to EU3) to emulate the style of these first ten AARs I have listed, I can then have the chance to rip-off yet more of the writers whose AARs I enjoy reading. Indeed I have a few writers already lined up for this very purpose.
I will avoid in-jokes as much as possible. As a good friend pointed out that to do otherwise will leave me with an AAR near incomprehensible if it has too many in-references (and frankly my AARs end up incomprehensible enough as it is). Therefore this AAR constitutes my own game, which I am hoping to be full of conquests, and my own words, within the framework of each of these AARs.
As for the game itself; I am playing with the 4.1 beta April 29th patch. The difficulty is set to very hard with all other settings at normal. Lucky nations are historical. I will not be allowing myself to westernise (Oyo has left me forever scarred from attempting to do so).
WARNING: This AAR shall contain a large number of screenshots to make up for my poor writing. Even more dire, it will include a large number of attempts at humour. Sadly these attempts will be quite awful.