Tag Archives: medieval

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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Mount & Blade and chainmailed thuggery

So, one of the things that Mount & Blade does pretty effectively is separate chivalry from social ethics.

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Mount & Blade

Argh. Mount and Blade. Sooo… many… cavalry battles. So many hapless infantry crushed beneath hooves. Seriously, my sword mouse arm is getting tired. As a realistic simulation of cavalry warfare, very limited. As a filmic Experience, awesome. Moments that… you know the poetic … 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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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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