CK3 Dev Diary #34 - It’s all about appearances

CK3 Dev Diary #34 - It’s all about appearances

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Gentlemen, something to share. I remembered recently that a while back, I made something for generating hair and eye inheritance for a dynastic story I was writing (I obsess over these things). Based on worldwide data I was able to gather from a rather lengthy internet search, I put together percentile odds that a character would inherit a hair or eye color depending on the colors each parent had.

It's still rudimentary compared to real life, but I do wonder if it's better than the 50/50 odds we'll get ingame... and if it'll be possible to mod inheritance rules to implement it.

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The solution I employed was to put the colors on a spectrum and weight inheritance in favor of the colors closer to the darker end of the spectrum. Again, not a perfect solution, but it might feel a touch more realistic than 50/50 odds.
It does go back more than one generation, though. For instance, I know someone whose parents had black and dark brown hair, but great-grandparents had red, and wound up with red. Too complicated to model in the game, probably, but still.
 

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It does go back more than one generation, though. For instance, I know someone whose parents had black and dark brown hair, but great-grandparents had red, and wound up with red. Too complicated to model in the game, probably, but still.
It could happen if the family persstently pass red down one side, and the other colour is picked as "dominant" in each intervening generation.
 

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It does go back more than one generation, though. For instance, I know someone whose parents had black and dark brown hair, but great-grandparents had red, and wound up with red. Too complicated to model in the game, probably, but still.
They have actually implemented this in the game. :)

"The appearance of the newborn character is decided entirely by its dominant gene set. But the recessive genes are still there as a representation of genes carried down the generations. So when this new character gets to make its own babies they will have a chance of inheriting a gene from their grandparents, even though that gene might not have been visible on their parent."

(CK3 Dev Diary #34 - It’s all about appearances)
 

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They have actually implemented this in the game. :)

"The appearance of the newborn character is decided entirely by its dominant gene set. But the recessive genes are still there as a representation of genes carried down the generations. So when this new character gets to make its own babies they will have a chance of inheriting a gene from their grandparents, even though that gene might not have been visible on their parent."

(CK3 Dev Diary #34 - It’s all about appearances)
...which is actually this very thread.
 
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...which is actually this very thread.
We've come full circle, lads. It's far past time for us to be playing this game.
 
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