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.
That is a very apt way of putting it. The end of an old era, the birth of a new one.And with the two major forces of the newly founded federation gone, it truly is a new age - doubly so.
Second to be fair!So the first federation is between merchants and slaving despots, interesting choice.
Sorry! Still a majority of the powers are dictatorships and/or absolute monarchies so that is something right?This galaxy is too much hippie for my taste.
That's a nice way of putting it. The Ydars bring the financial muscle and technology to the stronger military and resources of the Kammarians. In a big galaxy they both need friends.Some continuing interesting developments. The Yldar and Kammerans seem, in a curious sense, well suited to each other: in the way they complement each other. But with the Emperor and the Chair both passing it is a new era. The Compact and the Community are just symptoms of this brave new age.
Hah! Maybe they do have an in-universe podcast!The old guard is slowly slipping away. The passage of time makes it inevitable, but no less unfortunate for that. Still, Jondru and Moz can count themselves fortunate to have worked out a compact among their people that will (hopefully) last for many generations, even if the latter didn't quite see it completed himself.
(Sidenote: "Jondru and Moz" almost sounds like the title of a radio show or a podcast.)
Looks like the neighborhood is starting to get a little crowded -- certainly a far cry from the vast expanse of the seemingly lonely void less than fifty years prior. Seems as though the Yldar still have plenty of room to spread out, though, assuming there isn't another empire or two lurking beyond the border of known space.
That's true. Even though I stressed there is a frontier it is inevitably shrinking and the Golden Montary Compact have to begin thinking more about their neighbours than uncharted stars.The foundation of the Golden Monetary Compact and the Galactic Community mark the beginning of a new era for the Yldar: one where politics and diplomacy begin to overshadow the discoveries of the galaxy.
I think Warhammer 40K is strong in me.A broader look at the known galaxy.
I have to admit I'm mildly disappointed I'm the only Megacorporation and I was hoping for a robot civilisation (though I have yet to encounter any Fallen Empires so who knows?) On the other hand I rather appreciate the Star Trek style space opera vibe with multiple competing powers that can have various relationships with each other. It feels a very lively galaxy.
I'm amused that humanity showed up after all, though my favourite 'primitive' civilisation are the inhabitants of the two Tomb Worlds in the Sheraton system. I love details like that that immediately suggest this is a galaxy with a past as well as a present and a future!
I also like the fact that the different origins have shown. While (as I expected) the default 'Prosperous Unification' origin accounts for most empires we also have my 'Void Dwellers' (me), 'Shattered Ring' (Irenic Kazam Compact), 'On the Shoulders of Giants' (Uindar Star Hegemony) and 'Common Ground' (Glirr Hierarchy, the Pelisimus Free Union and the Haddam Star Confederation).
As I noted above there is still a lot of the galaxy left to explore
Sorry! Still a majority of the powers are dictatorships and/or absolute monarchies so that is something right?