Crusader Kings and games of that ilk

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this is more of an aspirational goal, but eventually i'd like to attempt a campaign where i invent my own dumb religion, convert everyone, and then run over the holy roman empire and ban christianity

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 1 September 2020 17:14 (three months ago) link

xp ruh roh - yeah...my macbook may be straining too. i have the RAM (16GB, compared to 12GB minimum), but not the video card (i have a NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 2GB, compared to the "AMD® Radeon™ PRO 560 (4 GB)" minimum)

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 1 September 2020 17:16 (three months ago) link

three weeks pass...

ck3 is on game pass so i hesitantly gave it a shot, this video helped me feel less intimidated, and i really took my time with the tutorial as well (which is actually, well, a functioning tutorial, unlike past installations). and the enhanced tooltips and help features really help as well. optimistically i would say i understand about a third of what is going on, but i know enough to have a good time. picked a random yuighur realm, fairly powerful so i can ease into the mechanics while not having to worry about too many threats. had my oafish heir meet a sad end on a hunting trip, trying to figure out how to get rid of an obnoxious counsiloor who keeps hitting on my wife, and my current heir is on his way to being a hotheaded schemer, so looking forward to playing as him as well. curious to see what happens when it comes time for the transfer of power- i guess even very experienced players can get caught by surprise by arcane title and succession laws

https://youtu.be/AbGDKTBQrHI?list=PLwVftHdWAdHNVf2RuGGVA3AQnD5EJ5aqj

anyway, this video is quite well done, and there are 8 follow ups that go into further detail on specific topics

global tetrahedron, Sunday, 27 September 2020 15:41 (two months ago) link

oh, and two of my sons were actually fathered by my spymaster

global tetrahedron, Sunday, 27 September 2020 15:52 (two months ago) link

court drama!

i haven't played much since it came out, as my gaming time has been swallowed up by a divinity original sin 2 four-player co-op campaign, along with Hades. but of the handful of times i've invested serious time in a CK campaign, it's always been a relatively boring/safe location, like the pre-Ireland with the Murchads or pre-Spain, Castile and Leon stuff - basically the ones everyone recommends for newcomers.

what is it like to play as a yuighur realm? does it play similarly to playing in a western european scenario?

Karl Malone, Sunday, 27 September 2020 16:25 (two months ago) link

it's either a clan or tribal government, can't remember which, which limits your ability for adjusting various succession laws. this is the furthest i've ever gotten into the game so it doesn't make much difference to me. if anything it simplifies things

global tetrahedron, Sunday, 27 September 2020 17:39 (two months ago) link


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