- Jul 25, 2012
The Icelandic Mountains of Madness
Welcome to my first AAR! Being inspired by Werewhale's brilliant story about the Crovans, by the heartbreaking story of the inhabitants of Tintagel, and of the masterpiece “the rise of the Hohenzollerns”, I just HAD to write an AAR myself. Please note that there are many other AARs out there that are really great, but these three are the ones that I finished reading (nearly) and that I really enjoyed.
Some things I wanted to mention: I am studying the English language, but it's not my native tongue so I might make some mistakes. Please be so kind to mention them if they're too bad to understand what I wanted to say or be so kind to just overlook them if they don't really bother you that much.
Although I played waaaay too many hours of CK2 by now, I am still not that good of a player, but I think I have understood most of the basics of the game mechanics (inheritance and claims and stuff being the exception). Part of the fun is making mistakes and still going with the flow. The reason I chose Iceland has nothing to do with my (admittedly high!!) appreciation of Werewhale's style of writing. I wanted to find a nation to play that leaves room to a humoristic way of narration and an interesting approach to the campaign map in general. If I become too stereotypical, dumb or silly, please let me know!
Since this is becoming a wall of text I'll try to keep it short:
- I will not cheat
- I will enjoy comments
- I will try to be persistent with this AAR and update at least once a week, although I will try to update more frequently if possible
- I will try to write in a funny, witting way (in contrast to the title being a reference to a story by H. P. Lovecraft), knowing that tastes differ though
- I will try to stick to the rules for AARs, so please tell me if I do something wrong
- I won't play too far ahead, so if you have recommendations about what to do, please let me know
Have a good time reading it!
PS: Sometimes you might find, for ambience reasons, pictures of scenery and landscape. My wonderful wife made these, thanks to her! (If she should ever read this).
I have already uploaded some pictures and will write the first chapter tonight.
Table of contents
- The Slippery Slope off the Island
- Immeasurable Intrigues (and the reason we didn't leave the island)
- Paternal pains and pleasures, clueless councilors and Catholics
- Depressed Dukes do better, don't they?
- A Dreamer's Diary
- Adolescent Ambitions
- Bombastic Babes
- Caring Crusader and Fearless Father
- War to win, wife to wed
- War was won, wife was wed