Tag Archives: Crusader Kings

Women in Crusader Kings 2, part 1

Some years back I wrote about how bizarrely, buggily horrible it was to try and play a non-Virgin Queen woman in Crusader Kings. A lot changed between the original Crusader Kings and its sequel, so I figured it was time for an update. … Continue reading

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Crusader Kings: patriarchy adventures

Crusader Kings is full of women. In the course of a normal game, the player will take the part of dozens of characters in turn, and they will all be male. You will, on the other hand, control and use a … Continue reading

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Crusader Kings: bug or feature?

The Third Crusade is raging. Richard I Lionheart, the holiest man in Europe, is busy driving the Abuyyids out of Byzantium when the Pope pops his clogs. His replacement: Anna I held the Pontificate for about four years.

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the effect of salacious troubadours on the state of Denmark

You know how it goes: you’re the nineteen-year-old daughter of the Duke of Crete, you’ve been married off to the bastard son of the King of Denmark, and you’re pregnant with your second child. Everyone else in the court is … Continue reading

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Medieval creepiness

A big part of Crusader Kings involves gaining prestige by marrying off your relatives to other people’s high-ranking relatives (or, if you need ability more than prestige, their courtiers). The trouble is that everybody else is doing this as well, so noble … Continue reading

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