- Sep 13, 2008
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.
Thanks, and glad to have you along!Well, you have a first subscriber. Very excited for this! (And glad to be in at the beginning.)
Good luck, Tommy.
Well, I'm only concentrating on one country ...Another magacampaign. And who says who has grand designs and scope for an AAR?
EDIT: It should be great to see how you play with a smaller count/Earl from the start, since I've always wanted to play that way and become King through more gratifying means than just pick the already present King and play from there; alas, I'm too daunted to do so since I don't consider myself that great of a CK2 player...
I was slightly startled by your new avatar, although I can hardly talk , welcome aboard!Most excellent!
Indeed! Says the guy who's just ditched the Communist UK avatar he's been using continuously for like three-and-a-half years now without so much as an afterthought.I was slightly startled by your new avatar, although I can hardly talk , welcome aboard!
Yes, the joys of not having to try and have the all-seeing eye and take notes on developments of neighboring countries has its benefits!Tommy4ever said:Well, I'm only concentrating on one country ...
Thanks, I did consider taking a lengthy, perhaps permanent, break. But decided to go back to playing my beloved CKII - a game where I find it very hard to play without feeling an overwhelming urge to write about it . AARs really ruined that game for me haha.Good luck, and great to see you didn't give up on AARs!
I felt it was time for a change, might go back if there is a bad September ...Indeed! Says the guy who's just ditched the Communist UK avatar he's been using continuously for like three-and-a-half years now without so much as an afterthought.
Interesting concept, although the style is so similar to your Egypto-Norse saga that I can't help but expect to see Vikings popping up in Scotland any second now! Actually, in light of your current territorial situation that might not exactly be the most far-fetched of outcomes... My blatant unionism (the good kind, not the Syndie kind) however demands that this new megacampaign end in some kind of British union of some sort, vikings or no.
Yeah, AI Scotland rarely lasts very long. Was perhaps lucky here that Ivar didn't attempt to invade my Earldom - prior to the war described at the very end of this update Scotland had faced defeat after defeat in its many conflicts with the Norse and not come close to beating them.Well, it appears you've managed to survive thus far, which is better than what I can say for Scotland in most of my Old Gods starts. Let's see how you manage to turn the tide against these heathen raiders.
Well, I guess the big thing to note from this update is to keep at least some money aside to hire mercenaries in a crisis! Had I spent that money on an upgrade when Constantine turned around and demanded Fife in 880 then this would have been a very short AAR indeed ...Yes, the joys of not having to try and have the all-seeing eye and take notes on developments of neighboring countries has its benefits!
And not to put pressure on you, your AAR is now serving as my de facto tutorial on how to play with a small county instead of a kingdom or empire as I always do!
Does anyone else think that artwork used for Droston (presumably) looks like Sean Bean's Boromir from the Lord of the Rings? Maybe it's just me...
Nothing like a good conspiracy theory to indulge in! :glare: Not even a teenager now on the throne, a long and prosperous reign is forthcoming I would fathom...Tommy4ever said:However, just a couple of months after the Battle of Kincardine, Earl Kenneth died – far away from the battlefield. Many contemporaries, and subsequent historians, pointed the finger of accusation squarely at the King of Scotland – Constantine – seeing that he had a great deal to gain from the death of the prestigious Earl who had bested him on the field of battle and enjoyed the honoured status of the vanquisher of Ivar’s army. However, nothing was ever proven and the Earldom of Fife passed down to one of the most enigmatic figures of the Middle Ages. Then, Donald MacDrostan was just eleven years old.
A long reign for sure, more chaotic than prosperous though .Nothing like a good conspiracy theory to indulge in! :glare: Not even a teenager now on the throne, a long and prosperous reign is forthcoming I would fathom...
Following with interest and praise.
Glad to see you all here, and hope you enjoy the AAR!I'm subbed, love megacampaigns!