Since it's been about a month since I last played CKII, it's high time I played CKII.
Jimbob suggested I do an LP and I'm very impressionable.
For those who don't know it, CKII is a "grand strategy" game from Paradox, who pretty much exclusively make grand strategy games which they then spend 5+ years releasing approximately $200 worth of expansions for. If you want to simulate 700 years of medieval politicking and warfighting, playing a succession of rulers and trying to steer your dynasty to glory / avoid excommunication, CKII's hard to beat. For more information google "crusader kings screenshot" or "crusader kings funny screenshot" if you want to see maps of Europe that would make a cartographer shit and an odd one where the Holy Roman Emperor fucks a horse.
Posting firstly just to see if anyone besides Jimbob is interested because heaven knows I'm not doing it just for him. Secondly, if people are interested I'd like to do some "audience participation" - CKII is a wide-open game and I've played it from enough angles that it'd be quite fun having you all weigh in on the affairs of state. Who to befriend, who to befoe, who to dob in to the Pope and who to offer my teenage daughter, the usual medieval things.
With that in mind, I'm happy to take nominations for who to start playing as, and at what level - English count? Polish duke? King of Scotland? The aforementioned horse-fucking Holy Roman Emperor? If it makes a difference, low-level gameplay when you're a count or duke tends to be about scheming, politicking and marginal gains; high-level gameplay as a king or emperor tends to be international and militaristic.
Full disclaimer that I'm terrible at finishing things like this, but CKII pretty much owns me so if I'm going to finish anything, it's a CKII LP.
Nothing to see here, just an Africa-controlled France with an Irish enclave to the south of Paris. Just some good old historical reenactment with our friend CKII.