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.
My latest spell of extreme RL business is coming to an end - it has involved selling off my mothers house (and going through her COPIOUS belongings with my brothers - we agreed that our mother simply didn't believe in scarcity of ANYTHING) and now that my own family is knee-deep in stuff in our own home, we're having the house reformed.
Add to that re-organisation at work (which ended up with me being responsible for a division three times the size as before) and no time was left for writing, forumizing or much anything else.
But things are settling down a bit. If no one else wants to pick up the mantle, I'll try running GtA again by the end of this month.
Formally I guess I am the one doomed to shoulder the burden, courtesy of accidentally reviving it.
Nah, but seriously though. If someone else would want to run it, I've got no problem with it -- I've got a lot of spare time though, and would not have a problem fitting this into my schedule. If there's an interest from writers, I'd be ready to run this thing, at least for a while.
Good initiative. I might not have time to participate (or perhaps I do and this is merely camouflage to set up the scene for plausible deniability, in which case I just blew it big time unless I want you to think that), but I do have the time to bump the thread in the hope that other people will notice that the thread is active again, read the last few entries, and start writing!
Good idea indeed. I don't know what deadline you're working with, or if you had stories aplenty already, but making it show up is always good right?
And if I think of a good story I might send it in
Royalists, as of 6 AM, the current King of France is currently detained, and our country is now under martial law under me, the head of the armed forces.
I am sorry that this step had to be taken, but I have no choice. Our country was being threatened by external enemies, and we must do what it takes to save our country.
We love and support our King, who has led us through great times and have defended our country from the evils of liberalism and Germanism. But our King have recently been infected by an illness. This illness has consumed him, making him incompetent to rule.
His illness, you may ask? He questioned, questioned the divine supremacy of kings!
He was in fact waging a covert war against such a concept, by entering into dialogue with those disgusting liberals, with a plan to bring them into government in a power-sharing agreement, and by extension, deprive us of power! He said, and I quote, "I am indeed the rightful King. But I am King because the people want me to be King." That's disgusting! Popular soverignity is not at all how a government should run, that will only lead to the horrors of democracy. The King rules because he has been appointed by God almighty, not because he was appointed by 'the people'!
Luckily, we have since detained such a rabble-rouser before he could do too much damage. He is currently being sent to re-education, and hopefully, he will resume ruling our fair country in the future, this time with our guidance. Until then, I will serve as a regent.
I can hear some of you say: "We are the Royalists, defenders of the divine rights of kings! If the King wants to do something, then that's his right and the military shouldn't intervene!". But, we should keep in mind that we are not blind followers of the King. Just because we accept the divine right of kings doesn't mean we have to agree with everything he says! Sometimes a king might be mentally insane, or a king might be young. And sometimes, a king might decide to give up any belief of his divinity and thereby upset the entire social order. We don't listen to those Kings, and nor should we. God has given them the right to rule, but if a King does not know how to excerise those rights, then somebody else must step in.
Still, I share your concerns about this incident. I take full responsiblity for not educating our King beforehand about how such an action would destabilize the social order and lead to chaos. Hopefully, this will not happen again...but that may not be enough.
1) Dissent increases by 10.
2) King Louis XXX removed from Head of Government.
3) Charles Alexandre de Calonne becomes new Head of Government.
4) Liberal CON increases by 1.
5) Liberal MIL increases by 1.
1) Actual story posts will only be submitted by me or the designated person in charge, to retain anonymity. Critical/guess posts will be made under your own nick.
2) This is what happens: First, the coordinator will choose a topic for authors to write about. Topics will be very broad and general, and will cover topics in (if at all possible) the EU games, HoI, Victoria, Rome, or Crusader Kings so authors who own only one of those games (or, possibly, none) can still join the project.
3) Second, anyone who wishes to write on a topic must e-mail the coordinator (Rensslaer -- email@example.com) and get approval. The number of authors writing on any particular topic will be limited to 4, or otherwise as designated by the person in charge, so it's important to inform the coordinator of your interest as soon as possible so you will be one of the first four. The coordinator will inform you of if you're going to write or not (ie if there are already four authors signed up).
4) Submissions will have a deadline that they must meet. This is to allow all the posts to be put up at once, so as to give "equal time" to them, in addition to keeping the manager of the project sane (actually, the latter may be a lost cause already ). This also keeps the project rolling, even if one of the authors has unexpected problems.
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7) The list of authors will not be provided until a set time has expired. Then all will be revealed. (As our community has grown enormously, guessing the author should no longer be as big a priority as providing positive feedback.)
8) Posts that discuss writing in more general terms should be posted in the SolAARium, not here. Not that we don't want to read them, but everything has its proper place, from artillery to literary criticism.