Crusader Kings 2

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  1. SuperBeaverInc.

    SuperBeaverInc. Groucho

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    Current game, starting as the count of Sens.

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    Started in Sens (Green) and managed to gain control of the duchy of Champagne (Orange). After that became the duke of Burgundy after marrying the duchess (red). Finally, I fabricated a claim on the Kingdom of France, and the king surrendered the title. At that point I fought off the inevitable civil war, and replaced most of the Occitan lords with Frankish ones. Many of the counts in Toulouse are still Occitan though. Until I took over, France had been in constant civil war, not going more than four or five years without a civil war, and typically having one after another. Blue outline is the border of France when I took over.

    Conquered Anjou and Brittany, and started working on taking Normandy. I managed to get the Pope to sanction an invasion of the Holy Roman Empire who were incredibly weak, with crown authority at minimal and practically no levies to draw upon.
     
  2. uat2d

    uat2d ಠ_ಠ

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    What are 60000 mongols doing in Aquileia?
     
  3. Arakhor

    Arakhor Dremora Courtier Super Moderator

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    Maybe they've read CFC and are trying to cross the Po River? :lol:
     
  4. SuperBeaverInc.

    SuperBeaverInc. Groucho

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    I honestly have no idea. I saw that when playing and looked around, but couldn't figure it out. They converted to Orthodoxy and are no longer doing Mongol invasions, and the only war they are fighting is some de jure war with Sweden.
     
  5. Maniacal

    Maniacal the green Napoleon

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  6. Double A

    Double A ♫We got the guillotine♫

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    Maybe they're just there because it's a chokepoint and they want to screw everyone else over with attrition.
     
  7. coanda

    coanda Emperor

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    Interesting challenging start for anyone who feels like it - El Cid, Valencia, 1094. Prosper without swearing fealty to HRE or France. Probably take several quick restarts just to avoid a game-ending Holy War for Valencia from the Almoravids right out the gate.

    You have just one county, and it's a pitifully under-developed county compared to those of your Muslim neighbors. You will need mercenaries and/or allies; good luck getting them.
     
  8. uat2d

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  9. coanda

    coanda Emperor

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    ... ahaha! I started a half-dozen times and never saw the Pope call a Crusade for Andalusia. Nice job winning it.
     
  10. Double A

    Double A ♫We got the guillotine♫

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    I saw it happen once, and I won it as the Duke of Flanders. My son was the King of Aquitaine, son of the daughter of the very late megaduke.

    My borders were atrocious.
     
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    You were right, you're often DoWed very early and it gives you hardly any chance to survive (that is, if you don't swear fealty to anyone).

    I deserve no credit, as you can see from the picture, I have a lot of gold, I cheated it in to buy mercs and survive the first war and when the pope called the Crusade I won it quite easily and decided to take a printscreen of it :p

    I was just fooling around, though the challenge is there and it's possible to succeed despite the odds being stacked against you ;)
     
  12. coanda

    coanda Emperor

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    Banishment can earn you lot of money...
    Expansions, in order, were... claim on duchy of normandy during french civil war; some little county in Ireland; invasion of Scotland; invasion of England; Invasion of Denmark (requested and stored since back before I even invaded Scotland). Also had an invasion of Norway CB, and three more county claims in Ireland, but ruler death made me lose all those.
    Too much of a hassle dealing with the constant rebellion pop-ups and managing every troop individually, so I'm abandoning the game here. If I was going to keep playing, next two moves would be Invasion of HRE (just buy 20 Papal indulgences for 500 gold to get the piety and relations with Pope needed), then push a brother's claim on France to add that to the bag.
     
  13. Wir0s

    Wir0s Chieftain

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    Ignoring the performance issue (slows down a lot) ... I enjoyed that game. As a Catalan, to conquer the Iberian peninsula to the crown of Aragon, instead of the Castilian crown was great.

    Catalonia came back to dominate the Mediterranean! : P
     
  14. civ_king

    civ_king Deus Caritas Est

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    I assume you made it so Aragon was ruled by Catalans instead of Castellanos? Did you liberate your Occitan brothers?
     
  15. cybrxkhan

    cybrxkhan Asian Xwedodah

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    New Dev Diary, on some of the new events and decisions, as well as a bit of stuff on the Zoroastrians: http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum...Dev-Diary-5-Events-Decisions-and-Zoroastrians


    For those who can't see the link or don't want to bother:

    Oddly they didn't mention the West African pagans.
     
  16. civ_king

    civ_king Deus Caritas Est

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    Which CK2 mod is best?
     
  17. Arakhor

    Arakhor Dremora Courtier Super Moderator

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    My favourite is either Elder Kings (Tamriel) or Glorious Knights and Terrors in the Night (vampire mod), though CK2's Magna Mundi is CK2 Plus, in that it's very popular, but its fans are seemingly obliged to plug its use in response to absolutely any question about how to change a feature in the vanilla game. Other popular ones include The Prince and the Thane or the Games of Thrones mod.
     
  18. Sonereal

    Sonereal ♫We got the guillotine♫ Supporter

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    I haven't played Elder Kings yet, but the Game of Thrones mod is a lot of fun.
     
  19. civ_king

    civ_king Deus Caritas Est

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    Regarding CK2 I'm more interested into history so which is better, CK2+ or The Prince and the Thane? What are their merits?
     
  20. NBAfan

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    Unlike MM, CKII doesn't have ******** things like Pirates and Framed.
    CKII+ is a well designed mod (Wiz the designer got a job at Paradox now because of his modding work), but it does change a lot which some people don't like. It's faction system is quite awesome though. Here's what it says on the mod page.
    I haven't really played The Prince and the Thane, but it looks like it just adds tons and tons of flavor type stuff. Probably better for history.

    I like Project Balance, it balances the game without major changes like CKII+ does.
     

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