Diagnosed Megacampaign Addict
- Mar 10, 2010
The Light-Speed Lombards
Hello Stellaris friends!! This is largely a quick introduction/placeholder for this AAR project as I prepare to begin it. I am currently messing with some test games to get a decent feel for the mechanics of the game, but I seriously couldn't wait to begin a Stellaris AAR project, as I've been super hyped for this game for quite some time!!
Awhile back, I did two parts of a mega-campaign -- The Long-Lasting Lombards (CKII) and The Long(er) Lasting Lombards (EU4), following the journey of the world through an alternate history in which Byzantium never fell, Italy became a massive world power under the Bavarae dynasty, and poor little Brittany turned into a New World power only to be defeated by a Mexico colonized by Scottish Protestant immigrants. Fun, right?
While a Vic2 continuation of the game hasn't happened, it felt appropriate to make my first Stellaris AAR a continuation of this storyline into space. Of course, Stellaris cares very little about what happened on your planet politically and far more about what happens in space as humanity reaches the stars, so there's little point in me constructing an elaborate world history attempting to bridge another 200+ years of world history. Instead, I'll likely provide a little basic background and flavor, and leap into the AAR itself. I will have some more details on the specific settings and my customized human starting race soon, but for now I wanted to get an official thread down -- the mega-campaign is heading into space!