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    MAARiage...MAARiage Is What Brings Us Together Today...

    Greetings, super friends!

    I desperately want to do a CK2 AAR, but I just haven't been able to find a mod that gives me the great character-driven events that shaped my first successful CK1 AAR, The Butterfly Device.

    So I'm going to try a different kind of AAR instead. One with a goal.

    I'm going to go from being a meager count to becoming the King or Queen of France. BUT! There is one rule:

    ALL of my land-grabbing must be accomplished through marriage. I can put down rebellions, etc, but I can not advance my cause by the sword. I'm going to marry my way up the French nobility!

    So...recommend to me a random French county, and we'll get this thing started!
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    Sounds great! I love self-imposed rules like this.

    There is an old count with one county on the coast in the Duchy of Toulouse. In Narbonne, I think. IIRC he has meager prospects and two sons who hate each other. Maybe he would be lowly enough?
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    this looks promising. I would recommend the count of vermadois, of house Karling. Make your dynasty prestigous... again.
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    I agree with the good man. Vermadois.
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    Vermadois it is! Starting the game now!
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    Sounds great and I play like that too, as in I might actually push a claim if I convinced myself it were a good one but I don't fabricate, assassinate, push claims of obviously inferior heirs (e.g. younger brothers of current rulers) etc.

    I realise you picked the Karlings of Vermandois several days ago but I'd have mixed feelings about them, personally, if I wanted someone lowly. After all, they're about the only and thus senior-most Karlings on the map, the dynasty of the former kings. The concept of marrying up would find a limited application to them. On the other hand, I'm sure the game will be interesting.
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