- Apr 25, 2020
Found it funny that the Pope was low on Christian kings he could call on for support, because he had excommunicated half of them
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.
To be honest I don't think the game replicates the sort of soft power the Pope wielded in Europe...It seems the Papacy has learned it is they who have to keep the Empire happy rather than the other way round... and yes, another Crusade seems likely, it could at least help to restore the Pope's standing in Europe.
...though when the Pope has managed to alienate half of Europe he's put himself in a pretty bad position.Found it funny that the Pope was low on Christian kings he could call on for support, because he had excommunicated half of them
Indeed. Perils of ultimate power and all that.Like Stalin with his doctors
Outliving one's enemies is nice. Humiliating them before they go especially so.There is a saying, I believe, that the best revenge is to outlive the ones who opposed you.
Konrad has had a pretty good revenge.
Surely you misspeak? The Hohenstaufen are glorious rulers, incapable of oppressing anyone.Serbs rising up (and failing) against the German opressor? Sounds familiar!
Letting people do most of the fighting on your behalf is a skill in and of itself, though.Hey, we won at least. Twice. Or at least we claim we did. ( we'll pretend that Brits and Russians didn't do most of the fighting )
I did, so it's a possibility.Maybe you can get a Crusader bloodline out of this. Did you get top crusade contribution last time?
Such is their curse.Part of me thinks that it matters not how often a Hohenstaufen goes on Crusade, there will always be plenty who besmirch their honour.