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Zardnaar

Legend
I'll need to look into specific domains for sons to marry my daughters to, normally I just use the filters, I think you can quickly narrow it down to who will accept a matrilineal marriage. I haven't been targeting different rulers, though that might also explain some of the territory I've gained. A lot of next in line to inherit places.

I'm going to browse through the CK3 subreddit, see if I can glean any useful info, definitely getting to grips with the basics of the game but still sounds like there are a lot of smaller specific things that need to be learnt.

1000 hours, I can see me reaching that in CK3 but probably only around a day of playing so far.
Well if you like it a lot and they do some good DLC you're almost good for a decade.

I started on Paradox games back in 2009.

CK has RPG elements and it's a very unique game. Throw in D&D mods and Game if Thrones mids and yeah it's a great deal.

Reception of CK3 seems really positive as well but it's the crown jewel in the Paradox collection.

It was CK2 that broke through to the mainstream.
 

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Moon_Goddess

Explorer
Well, picked this up, I've already poor tons of money into Cities:Skylines and Stellaris DLC might as well add this. The game won me over when I found out there's a game rule setting for inverted gender equality, and a setting to force all religions to accept same sex relationships.
 

Zardnaar

Legend
Well, picked this up, I've already poor tons of money into Cities:Skylines and Stellaris DLC might as well add this. The game won me over when I found out there's a game rule setting for inverted gender equality, and a setting to force all religions to accept same sex relationships.
Yeah that's new. There's 3 things you can do.

1. Historical settings.
2. Equality setting.
3. Inverted, basically matriarchial.

CK2 got a bad rap because you couldn't but ironically queens were better than Kings and you could overhaul the laws in game anyway. Basques could do the gender equality thing at game start.

There was ine exploit you could do as a republic though as you couldn't have a female doge. Basically you breed up a heap of bastards and legitimize the one you want. The females get trained as high intrigue and prune the males out to get the heir you want. Black widow brigade.

Careful of invitations to exploding cow dung bombs in inns. Unless you want to bump off your current ruler.

I'm not sure how many trucks carry through to CK3 might have to get it this weekend.
 


Moon_Goddess

Explorer
That's a good one, I'd eat the pope but I don't wanna go full cannibal.

My game I'm enjoying that everyone seems to hate the pope (who was already pop when the game started) and the reason is "Catholicism prefers a female head of faith"


It was kinda curious to me that setting same sex relationships to being accepted disabled achievements, also setting gender equality disabled them but setting it inverted (matriarchal) does not.
 


Zardnaar

Legend
That's a good one, I'd eat the pope but I don't wanna go full cannibal.

My game I'm enjoying that everyone seems to hate the pope (who was already pop when the game started) and the reason is "Catholicism prefers a female head of faith"


It was kinda curious to me that setting same sex relationships to being accepted disabled achievements, also setting gender equality disabled them but setting it inverted (matriarchal) does not.
That's quite funny. I think you can kind of design your own religion. Naked seems popular on Reddit.

Lmk if anyone marries your horse, appoints one as heir or a councillor.

Wonder if Satanism is in the base game?

If you're new to CK welcome to the glorious insanity.
 




cbwjm

Hero
This game sounds intriguing but I don’t think I have time ...
If you have loved ones, people who care about you, then maybe give it a miss. Once you get into it, it becomes the only thing there is. I've spent hours just trying to regain lost progress or manipulate things so that my heirs inherit. I lost the Kingdom of Novgorod to a vassal who then was no longer my vassal since we were both kings. Took a bunch of territory he control in the UK from me, luckily my wife was next in line to inherit his estates so one murder scheme later, she inherited and then offered to be come my vassal and my realm was restored. Seriously though, the rights of inheritance can be crazy, the earl of Munster seemingly now has half of the UK who owing fealty to him. It's a bit worrying.
 

Zardnaar

Legend
If you have loved ones, people who care about you, then maybe give it a miss. Once you get into it, it becomes the only thing there is. I've spent hours just trying to regain lost progress or manipulate things so that my heirs inherit. I lost the Kingdom of Novgorod to a vassal who then was no longer my vassal since we were both kings. Took a bunch of territory he control in the UK from me, luckily my wife was next in line to inherit his estates so one murder scheme later, she inherited and then offered to be come my vassal and my realm was restored. Seriously though, the rights of inheritance can be crazy, the earl of Munster seemingly now has half of the UK who owing fealty to him. It's a bit worrying.
Lol I crawled into bed at 3am the other day and got up at 6.

And that's CK2 giving it a send-off.

Duke of Flanders. Was trying to get my son to inherit Picardy and my grandson to inherit Normandy.

Then the king of Francis died, killed in battle I think. Aquitaine fell to the Muslims and gavelkind succession split the realm in 3. And one of my counties joined the HRE.
 





cbwjm

Hero
Today was quite fun, I watched my friend play through steam as the earl of Munster, gave him some tips since he's started a bit later than me. Was fun watching and talking about the game. Then in the afternoon, I started a new ironman game in a county in Norway and managed to become king of Norway before he had to log off. It was more fun than playing single player since you can have a conversation at the same time.
 

Zardnaar

Legend
Today was quite fun, I watched my friend play through steam as the earl of Munster, gave him some tips since he's started a bit later than me. Was fun watching and talking about the game. Then in the afternoon, I started a new ironman game in a county in Norway and managed to become king of Norway before he had to log off. It was more fun than playing single player since you can have a conversation at the same time.

Doing well playing ironman this early in your paradox initiation.
 

cbwjm

Hero
Doing well playing ironman this early in your paradox initiation.
Yeah, I seem to do okay, managed to hold an empire together and figured I may as well try ironman to see what achievements I can get. I didn't change much in the way of settings so it is probably still only normal.

Talking with my friend has brought to light some new menus that I never really looked at, an important one is succession which let me know that I needed to form the kingdom of Lappland and then get my preferred son voted in, otherwise it would split off from my realm and be granted to another son which I didn't want. Cool thing is, people were voting another one of my sons in as king of Lappland and when I checked him out, he was way better than my currently selected heir so I switched to him as king of Norway as well.

This is my current realm of norway, got most of it in a single lifetime, my successor has added in the the land in the top right through a war of subjugation and has begun to add Novgorod, though I'm thinking of taking Denmark next. Sweden is my ally so I haven't moved against them yet. Hoping to have a Scandinavian empire.

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Zardnaar

Legend
Yeah, I seem to do okay, managed to hold an empire together and figured I may as well try ironman to see what achievements I can get. I didn't change much in the way of settings so it is probably still only normal.

Talking with my friend has brought to light some new menus that I never really looked at, an important one is succession which let me know that I needed to form the kingdom of Lappland and then get my preferred son voted in, otherwise it would split off from my realm and be granted to another son which I didn't want. Cool thing is, people were voting another one of my sons in as king of Lappland and when I checked him out, he was way better than my currently selected heir so I switched to him as king of Norway as well.

This is my current realm of norway, got most of it in a single lifetime, my successor has added in the the land in the top right through a war of subjugation and has begun to add Novgorod, though I'm thinking of taking Denmark next. Sweden is my ally so I haven't moved against them yet. Hoping to have a Scandinavian empire.

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Nice always fun playing in that area across numerous Paradox titles.

Gonna try and inherit Sweden?

Denmark's often a nice area to get. Not as good as Brussels, Egypt, Constantinople but comparable to say London.

This guy usually does interesting paradox videos.

Count Guide.

Might have to try the African Queen matriarchal empire with historical settings.
 
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