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Hey /tg/, you guys seem like the kind of nerds to play a grand strategy game.

Would any of you like to join me in a succession game that we'd post here on /tg/? We'd use vanilla to make it more accessible, but start with an Old Gods start date.
Yeah. Didn't realize I forgot to specify that.
Yes. I would be very down for that. Can you have a more /tg/ game?
Well anyone want to suggest where to start?

If we're doing an Old Gods start, the viking in Brittany is a good start.

Could be Tengri or Slavic for a change of pace, though.
Anywhere is good, lets get this game rolling!
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Okay, here's our starting position. We are Haesteinn of Nantes, founder of our own dynasty.

We have some pretty awesome stats, and the real Haesteinn previously spent quite some time down in the Mediterranean pillaging the fuck out of it. The game is kind enough to provide us with a large amount of special event troops.

We have a baby son called Ragnarr and our current ambition is to be king of Brittany.

Before that, though, we might as well take our troops and use them to get enough money and prestige so we can conquer good old Brittany.
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We start our Viking Tour of Kill-Death in Navarra.

We land upon their coastal capital to find that the defense they can muster is poultry. So we not only raid the place, but siege it.

Everything burns.

...Aside from the barony because too much effort.
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We return from our trip to Spain with a little gold and some prestige. It's not huge, but it's decent enough to help us get Brittany under our boot.

Unfortunately the Christians were too cowardly to face us in a fight and thus we captured no prisoners. Still, maybe later.
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The Bretons are current helping against an Ummayad holy war, with their troops away we made it known that we are preparing to invade them.

It is decided that we will wait for more ambitious brethren to aid us before launching the invasion
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Odin appears to disagree with this namby pamby waiting business.

Our wife is taken from us in a sickness. A brave woman with our love of money, she was a content and good wife. We are sad to see her go.

The only woman who will take our hand in marriage appears to be some Lithuanian who worships some silly and not as cool Gods. She must suffice.

We will do as Odin wills and set off our invasion.
Side note, OP, is the old gods dlc worth getting?
Paradox games are 2comlex4me but I'm watching this thread.
I have everything but Old Gods on CKII, does that mean I'd have to wait until 1066 to join in?
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Pfff. CKII is for little babbys. Babby's first GS game.

Behold. I've broken the game as the Aztecs. Nobody dares invade me, so I can't westernise, so I can't build boats (seriously) so I can't explore. I mean, according to the Start Up map, Papal States owns parts of the Caribbean. It sucks. I'm near 1700 and just farming technology, Aztec's with muskets and cannons. I'm also stupidly rich.
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But, joking aside, I love CKII. Old Gods is basically amazing. It has fixed the fucking "Hit it and Quit It" Technology, which was "Farming, Military Tactics and Legalism" you just let it max. In The Old Gods, you can invest as you see fit. Also, if you're a Viking Nation, you get to raid various places for cash. I often create stupidly over-powered characters, giving them great buffs and debuffs, then using console to cure debuffs. I once had a dude with 101 Military, but even leading an army with even numbers, he still lost to a Viking attack. I mean, how?
why can't you build boats? I haven't played EU3 but in EU2 you can research naval tech
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We have a massive and fearsome viking army. Also some Scots I hired because hey, why not.

The Breton forces are down in Spain. For some reason they fear the Muslims as a threat to their faith more than us. Personally, they seem like the same deal to me - both scream as much when you shove a sword in their face.

Bretons gonna get wrecked.

If you got any of the other DLCs, get this. Adds WAY more content.

I think so? I'm not sure about save file compatibility.

If you want, you can probably grab it off /gsg/ in /vg/, ask around or it might be on their site.

I'd suggest just plain getting it though.

Anyway really sorry with how slow I'm being here, my internet is being really slow for some reason. A mixture of slow upload speed and the dumb captcha. This may not be that big a deal though...

Seriously though, sorry. But I've been trying this same post about 10 times now, honest. This is the first time the captcha has actually proved such a hindrance.
what did old gods change other than the start date and the rules for paganism?

Like, some of the earlier dlc's fixed up how plots worked, changed some of the rules for pressing claims, etc. Any of that?
Because I am a primitive nation. Or something. That's right. I can't build boats because HURRR I AM DUMB I CAN MAKE MUSKETS AND CANNONS BUT NOT BOATS. I mean I have the unit in the unit menu, but I can't physically recruit them.

I mean, early in the game, I got an event that gave me a Big Boat, which I used to capture 1 more, I then tried to capture more pirates, but it never happened. I then lost the ship. I can't find the Event code to spawn a ship using console, it's the only way I can explore now. Even if I make Mayans a Vassal, nobody will invade them and allow me to gain western tech.

I've already mentioned. It fixes the technology. In technology (without Old Gods) you click a thing to focus and it takes ages. But the 'focus' is pointless as the most important things you should make it focus on are Farming, Military Tactics and Legalism. You never touch the menu after that. Now, you gain Technology points every month, which you save or spend on upgrading what you want. There we go.

It also allows you to conduct raids if you're a Viking Nation. It's added more events for all the other religions. Specific to them.
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We take the Breton capital before a single troop arrives and their castle falls before us.

Oh, why hello there. What have we here?

A Queen, you say? Oh my.

Well, we wouldn't want that to stop, would we?

The raiding mechanic, as seen here, is new. It allows pagans to raise their troops, put on raid mode, and cross the border to take gold/prisoners WITHOUT war being declared.

To be honest, it can be insanely overpowered. If you jsut go around looting places as a viking and getting your men to the ship before any troops come, you rack up insane amounts of cash and prestige.

Their are new events, which I will show off later.

It adds reformation events for all religions based on a new feature called holy sites. that add to the moral authority of the religion.

Pagan conversion is also more complex.

The tech system has been completely revamped and improved.

I could go on more, but I should get back to the LP. If this will ever fucking post... WHICH I AM PRETTY SURE IT WON'T.
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SOLUTION: Save all my screenshots as .JPGs.


Anyway, we keep this woman as a Queen. We'll conquer his wife just as we conquer his lands.
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Well, well, well. Looks like the Catholics finally showed up.

A wee bit late to save your wife, alas.

Anyway that's a fair bit of troops, but we still have sheer numbers on our side. The West Franks are too busy with the Muslims to the south, anyway...
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The day, it seems, is ours. The Breton army is wiped off to a man.

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However it is said one of the Viking casualties that day was our bravery.





Fuck it, I'm Chief here. You guys can all march in front of me. As punishment. Yeah.
They added that? God damn, I'm buying that dlc
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So let me get this straight.

Brittany marched down to Spain to fight the Muslims off Barcelona. As did West Francia.

However the Kingdom of Asturia did not care.

However, they care about THIS.

...Christians are weird. And kind of dumb.

>We land upon their coastal capital to find that the defense they can muster is poultry

Chicken-infested infantry? Interesting idea...
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I will be honest. This invasion could have gone better.

However we won that battle and spend some time chasing the filthy cowardly Christians off. They are so cowardly they run off before we can take any prisoners. Christians can be no fun sometimes.

Yeah. That's it.
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We hear news that the Byzantines have recognized the might of our people as warriors. Perhaps these eastern Christians are not as dumb as their western counterparts.
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Anyway, we mop up the rest of the Breton resistance.

We'll be fair to them - they put up a hell of a lot of a fight. We've spent quite a bit of cash gold due to the mercenaries we hired and a lot of our special troops are now dead.

Still, there looks to be little hope for them now.
What is this game and where can I aquire it?
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However, in the end, they can do little but bow and pray that we don't just kill them all.

Paimpol falls and we win our invasion.
Crusader Kings II, and pretty much any digital game store.
Why is CK2 still so damn expensive? If it goes on Steam summer sale, I am snatching it up witht he Muslim and Old Gods DLC. Is the other DLC worth it?
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I AM NOW KING OF BRITTAN-Betrangaland. Yeah. Bertangaland, that's what I mean. Apparently.

Still, despite calling myself king... I can't help but feel like my ambition is unfulfilled. I just don't feel like a proper king.
Never get an ATI 6990M. These threads just make me so fucking mad at my laptop. Fucking piece of shit video card, lasted maybe a year and a bit.
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Oh well, time to cheer myself up with a sacrifice party!

Don't really have much to sacrifice though...
It's 75% off pretty much once a month...
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Oh, hey King who's capital I ravaged. What's up?

Oh, you sent a guest to the sacrifice party?

Well, that's just swell.
It was on sale for a whole weekend a few weeks ago on steam (except for old gods) and as soon as it ended, it was on sale for a week on greenmangaming. That was a few weeks ago, you missed out.
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They're good sports, really.
"Father, when I am King I may do whatever I want, right?"

...Boy, who said you could speak to me without being spoken to?

Now you sit up straight and do as I say, goddamn it.

Being such a brat, no wonder Odin took away your mother.
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Ah great, another brat. Born from the Lithuanian.

Oh well, what's the worst that could happen?
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Oh hey, you missed the party.

Don't worry though, I'm sure another one will pop around soon!
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So, I went to one of the men in this county and they told me that they've started picking up French and stuff.

...Guys, we conquered BRITTANY. If you're going to speak some weird weak Christian language, go speak Breton.

They insist it'll be useful for being able to understand where people are bargaining their money for their lives before we kill them.
Kill them.
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Oh hey, our "Queen" gave birth.

Man, this little kid is going to have some crippling social issues.

...I have got just the name.
That poor bastard.
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"Hey Dad, how come you always flinch when you see a sword?"



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We then decide to begin our raiding. If we can get some more cash up, we can expand again. Who knows, maybe we WILL be a proper king?

As we land upon Navarra again, we prompty wreck it. Taking gold in hand, Haesteinn goes back upon the ship.

"We'll keep raiding until we can work up enough gold to strike somewhere else. People won't snigger when I proclaim myself king. Yes, I can feel it now. Soon the world will know my wra-HNGGGGGGH"

And so ends the tale of Haesteinn, viking rule of Brittany.

He is succeeded by his son Ragnarr, with his two half-brothers taking counties from him.


Anyway I'll upload the save now for someone to pick up.

If I had a working video card.
I'd pick it up, but it is too late for me today.
Ah, we don't have to do it all at once. We could upload this to sup/tg/ and just continue it on whenever someone can.

I just played it immediately to get us started.
I got the complete edition (with all those nickle and dime character and music packs, as well as the main dlcs - except old gods) for £17 recently, it's normally £60 something.

Paradox stuff goes on sale hard and often. Not old gods though, still waiting for that.
All the kids look the same.
The children are all like that if they're the same ethnicity.

They do look different when they grow up.

Here's the save file, took me a while because of stuff.

Anyway I'll save this on sup/tg/ if someone want to wait to continue.

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