The realm rejoices as Paradox Interactive announces the launch of Crusader Kings III, the latest entry in the publisher’s grand strategy role-playing game franchise. Advisors may now jockey for positions of influence and adversaries should save their schemes for another day, because on this day Crusader Kings III can be purchased on Steam, the Paradox Store, and other major online retailers.
Why thank you - I take that as high praise coming from a consummate character writer such as you, @Le Jones! And Humphronius would probably (with smarmy and smug false modesty) offer "the most appreciative thanks for recognising the humble merits and service of one who describes himself by use of the Perpendicular Pronoun!"Time to pass this on...
My nomination is @Bullfilter and Civis Romanus Sum (An EU-Rome Vae Victis AAR). Although an intriguing blend of gameplay, history and occasionally narrative, his background characters come across vividly - and without reams of text dedicated to them. For Humphronius Obscurus, a very funny homage to Yes Minister, he is a deserving recipient of this award.
This is good, because if a certain annoying character doesn't suffer some sort of tragic accident I will start a petition to have you stripped of this award as punishment! ( )For those interested, another chapter, which features Humphronius (comparatively) extensively and triumphantly, will be going up soon.
Thanks mate! As for Davidius Brentatius: as the Python crew once said in another comedic context "Patience is a great British virtue; not to be wasted on the likes of <insert loathed stereotype, or in this case Brentatius>." Who knows, his comeuppance could be in the very next episode (already plotted out and half written), later - or never!This is good, because if a certain annoying character doesn't suffer some sort of tragic accident I will start a petition to have you stripped of this award as punishment! ( )
More seriously, congratulations sir. As the Consuls come and go, it is those 'background' civil servants who are the real protagonists and they are excellent characters.
Thank you Bullfilter! It always feels fantastic to be recognised by the AAR community, and I’m glad you felt me a worthy winner.Once again I offer my thanks to @Le Jones for the nomination and for those who have since offered their congratulations. I will pass this on to an authAAR with a storied Paradox Forum record which predates mine and who has returned to writing again recently. Their story Here Dwells God - A Jewish Poland AAR is full of rich and interesting characters, including a High Priest who infamously cuckolds his sovereign, sparking a bloody civil war!
The AAR is compact and easy to read through from start to finish, which it just reached this last week and looks to be set to convert over to EU4 to maintain the story. Congrat to @Tommy4ever, character writer of the week!