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Re: Crusader Kings 2 is released.
« Reply #9360 on: December 31, 2015, 10:50:13 pm »

Religion in a realm is infectous.

Especially if you held power long enough to have solid bonds with people.  Teyll change over via events and to appease you so you dont revoke.
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« Reply #9361 on: January 01, 2016, 01:06:23 am »

-Marry a Catholic woman, whole family converts to Catholicism (from slavic pagan)
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This is bascially how Poland converted in 966 IRL.
It is also how Charlemagne's ancestors became Christian.
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« Reply #9362 on: January 01, 2016, 04:02:37 am »

FINALLY having a good run in this.
Svipjod start in Charledate. Ragnarr Lodbrok just made the empire of Scandinavia. WOOT.

Granted this start is pretty much "babbies first game" it still feels like quite an epic accomplishment when all my games seem to end in failure after literally a single mistake.

Still, pretty much went from duke to EMPRAH in one lifetime (dear ol' dad subjugated Jylland and like one county of sveden before he got stabbed a lot because berserking) so that's pretty great even in such a lopsided start.
« Last Edit: January 01, 2016, 07:23:03 am by BFEL »
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« Reply #9363 on: January 01, 2016, 05:07:52 am »

okay, got the game a couple days ago

started as count of antalos because i was feeling like not having kingly or imperative responsibility in my third game

...and then, over the course of about 30 seconds, I noticed a revolt was going on in Harer, I sent some troops to help out... and my liege duke, Amare of Damot, started a faction to set me up as king, sent out an ultimatum immediately, which the king just frigging accepted, so now I'm king of abyssinia. That's strange. I guess there's some claim there, since the king was my cousin (I think we shared a grandparent? I didn't really pay attention to the king, since I had a duke to worry about more).

also i'm slightly worried about inbreeding since my white son married a white girl who I think may be from the same dynasty as his white mother

...but they're second cousins at closest i'm pretty sure

maybe i should stop marrying princesses of the byzantine empire if i'm really worried about the possibility of inbreeding, huh

EDIT: ugh, ruler of the byzantine empire is asking me to join a holy war, which sorta sucks since literally everyone around is muslim (my borders are entirely shi'ite, except assab, which is sunni

also, he's my son's uncle... and his wife's father, oh, i guess that inbreeding's worse than i thought
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« Reply #9364 on: January 01, 2016, 09:56:51 am »

One thing that helps to avoid inbreeding (I think) is the colour and size of the blood drop in the top-right corner in your dynasties portraits.

A big bright red one is a close relative (within two generations I think) and a smaller, darker one is a distant relative. I think you're safe marrying a distant relative, but close relatives are bad.

Bear in mind, of course, the blood drop size/colour is relative to your character, so you will want to be wary when making two other dynasty members marry. Though I did have a slightly amusing instance of one of my inbred family members be a genius, which basically eliminated the attribute penalty...
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« Reply #9365 on: January 01, 2016, 04:14:36 pm »

FINALLY having a good run in this.
Svipjod start in Charledate. Ragnarr Lodbrok just made the empire of Scandinavia. WOOT.

Granted this start is pretty much "babbies first game" it still feels like quite an epic accomplishment when all my games seem to end in failure after literally a single mistake.

Still, pretty much went from duke to EMPRAH in one lifetime (dear ol' dad subjugated Jylland and like one county of sveden before he got stabbed a lot because berserking) so that's pretty great even in such a lopsided start.
Norse are easy mode for short term. Long term's a little more difficult due to the need to reform the faith, but once that's done it's simple.
Inheritance is also FUN.
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« Reply #9366 on: January 03, 2016, 09:14:36 pm »

FINALLY having a good run in this.
Svipjod start in Charledate. Ragnarr Lodbrok just made the empire of Scandinavia. WOOT.

Granted this start is pretty much "babbies first game" it still feels like quite an epic accomplishment when all my games seem to end in failure after literally a single mistake.

Still, pretty much went from duke to EMPRAH in one lifetime (dear ol' dad subjugated Jylland and like one county of sveden before he got stabbed a lot because berserking) so that's pretty great even in such a lopsided start.
Norse are easy mode for short term. Long term's a little more difficult due to the need to reform the faith, but once that's done it's simple.
Inheritance is also FUN.
Well since I'm now an emperor, Gavelkind doesn't really have any power over me at the moment :P
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« Reply #9367 on: January 03, 2016, 09:15:19 pm »

What about kingdom titles?

Meaning: how many do you have?
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« Reply #9368 on: January 03, 2016, 09:24:04 pm »

Once you're an emperor, you can't give kingdoms away fast enough :P
(based on my experience having not played this game since...  Horse Lords came out?  Not for any good reason, just moved on for a while.  But I bet stuff has changed)

Heck I'm still mostly sure my first successful character didn't have any counties toward the end there.  Only Scandinavia, Sweden, and maybe a duchy.  But last I played you certainly couldn't give away your last county, so I'm probably misremembering.

If I did have a county, is was neglected as hell.  But taxes from 7+ kings (or 9 princes?) and a retinue to end worlds meant my dynasty had basically won.
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« Reply #9369 on: January 03, 2016, 09:26:44 pm »

I don't actually like giving away kingdom titles... I basically only do it to avoid going over the vassal cap.

Even then, vice royalties.
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« Reply #9370 on: January 03, 2016, 09:29:36 pm »

I tend to only give away Kingsdom when I can be certain no different race/religion vassals will be present to get up in the new king's business. I delegate stuff so problems don't reach me, if someone else has to clean up a mess I inherited through succession or waging a war that stuck me with people that hate me handing it off to someone else only delays my problems since the AI isn't that good at enforcing compliance among vassals.
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« Reply #9371 on: January 03, 2016, 10:25:20 pm »

I think I was giving the kingdoms out to family, since I tended to be kind to any dynasty members (despite score being a joke).  Especially granting kingdoms to kids, heh.

I think many of them were gradually replaced.  I'd like to believe it was by lords of the local culture, which would be cool.  But since I won these areas through holy war, it was probably disloyal lords of my culture (appointed in desperation by regents of kids).

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« Reply #9372 on: January 04, 2016, 02:33:22 am »

I find vassals do a pretty good job of converting the religion of their subjects.  More vassals usually helps with establishing religious harmony.
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« Reply #9373 on: January 04, 2016, 11:59:02 am »

What about kingdom titles?

Meaning: how many do you have?
I think I only OWN two right now, but presumably when I die my non-primary heirs will magic the other 2 in my De Jure into existence.

The Kingdoms In my De Jure are Sveden, Norway, Finland, and Denmark. And I am exactly one county away from having all De Jure territory of Scandinavia.

Also, Is it weird that my empire's primary source of income is vassal rebellions? :3
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« Reply #9374 on: January 04, 2016, 12:29:12 pm »

What about kingdom titles?

Meaning: how many do you have?
I think I only OWN two right now, but presumably when I die my non-primary heirs will magic the other 2 in my De Jure into existence.

The Kingdoms In my De Jure are Sveden, Norway, Finland, and Denmark. And I am exactly one county away from having all De Jure territory of Scandinavia.

Also, Is it weird that my empire's primary source of income is vassal rebellions? :3

Ah. 'Cause having Kingdom titles pass to all the pretenders... kind of a pain in the ass for a few generations, even moreso if you either lack the diplomacy (or a decent spymaster) to have guys not join factions against you, or the martial ability to field bigger armies. Also, if they rebel, their claims get passed on to their heirs... just extending the annoyance.

This is why, in my most recent game, I have 3 castles in my capital county. Lots of tax and enough levies to deal with most things that happen (albeit only really on the British mainland and Ireland, but whatever :P) though god damn are they expensive to raise.

I've never been into assassinating people (and certainly not close family members!) but you could just murder their council every so often, make sure they aren't all that good until after all the reputation penalties pass.
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