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Oli Palmer
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That guy that gets way too excited about things.
That guy that gets way too excited about things.

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I've been trying hard to get into Crusader Kings 2; on paper it looks like exactly the type of game I should enjoy with its political intrigue and realistic-based setting. The problem I have is that within a few years I suddenly get overwhelmed with all the options presented to me, raise an army and invade my father in confusion while crying, "Fresh horses!".

Has anyone else dabbled in Crusader Kings 2 and got any pointers they'd like to share?

For those not in the know, Crusader Kings 2 is a medieval setting strategy game where you take on the role of a nobleman and then basically go for it. Whatever you want to do, you can do, though the suggested goal seems to realistically become king or queen of a country. Last night I started off as a minor nobleman of Norway, ended up playing as my hunchback granddaughter imprisoned in the north of Scotland and unable to do anything. Marvellous stuff.

Linky - http://store.steampowered.com/app/203770/Crusader_Kings_II/
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My favourite picture of today. Apparently if you were wielding a sword and came up against an opponent in plate then for the most part you were out of options unless you had a mace or hammer to hand to cause blunt force damage. Therefore it was a valid technique to turn your sword around and hit them with the pommel.

Sauce: https://youtu.be/MZD-9JvPZDI

Ive never considered the idea that, in any system where the difference is made between piercing, slashing, bludgeoning etc, a player could feasibly say "Im using my sword to bludgeon that guy in the head".

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Ton of cool things for cheaps! Support ConTessa and save a staggering £897! Partly that seems to be because Fire on the Velvet Horizon is in there and billed at £780.14, but its still a cracking deal.

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Want a free copy of Something Stinks in Stilton?

(Also comes with a copy of Vaginas are Magic but I know how to capture your attention.)
I'm going to be giving away my extra copy of #VAM. Anyone who wants a shot at it comment in the linked thread. Cut off is 12:00pm Eastern (GMT-4).

PS, I'm also going to throw in an extra copy of Something Stinks In Stilton that I don't need. 

If you were playing an abnormal one-shot scenario (say at a convention or similar) where you were trapped in a hell-like environment made of flesh with no clear reason as to how you go there but you had a clear objective, and at the end of it all you don't escape that environment (or even learn anything about what it actually is) but you at least achieve the objective ... would you feel satisfied?

Or would complete satisfaction rest on knowing more details?

Perhaps to give a clearer example, if the scenario started and the PCs were in a random labyrinth with the sound of a bellowing monster to scare them into fleeing, and when they managed to escape the labyrinth the game ended without answering the how, where, why etc, would you be chill with that?

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Next scenario idea for Star Trek Adventures, right?

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Never seen so many at the +MK RPG​ club!
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Just offered up something delightful for the next long block at +MK RPG, something that wont be filled with blood and doom. #gooddog
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I helped do a thing that really didn't need to be a thing but is now and you can buy this thing now.
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