Tyrant Simulator September 22nd, 2014, 12:31 am
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I don't have a problem with Crusader Kings 2, or the Sims. I just wish that certain people wouldn't have a problem with that D<
I would make a kind and benevolent ruler, make no mistake.

Posted @ September 15th, 2014, 3:33 pm

Posted @ November 13th, 2018, 3:10 pm

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Having the makes of a benevolent ruler doesn't mean you are one.

I just do my best to screw over any competitors without getting blamed. It gives a nice sense of accomplishment when you get their titles in a semi-legal way.

My dungeons is rather full though. I think I got at least one person who's been there for over 40 years.

Posted @ September 22nd, 2014, 2:32 am


Just give your lord the "insane" trait at the beginning. Then you won't be the cruel tyrant, but the happy, go lucky, MAD tyrant.

Plus it makes the game so much fun.

Posted @ September 22nd, 2014, 6:05 am


*backs away slowly*

Posted @ September 22nd, 2014, 8:21 am


On The Subject Of Simulated Tyranny

@zenat: Apparently you can Dontos Hollard your enemies in Inquisition. Or throw them in a dungeon. Or just execute them.

(Tranquility has been mentioned as an option by the developers, but there's some debate on the forums as to whether that's an option specific to one enemy, or something you can just make a habit of.)

Posted @ September 22nd, 2014, 10:46 am


@Deonis: I think the saddest moment is when you've been ruling for a while, check the dungeon, and find forgotten family members you put there years and years ago because they were uppity to your old ruler but love your new one. Um, oops.

@Griffen: It is... quite interesting. My lady kept tearing off her clothes and howling at the moon. Everything was a bit awkward during those episodes... but! She didn't cut the throats of her servants like other mad rulers have for me, so, clearly better.

@riverdaleswhiteflash: I am suddenly even more excited for Inquisition. ... I shall, of course, be a kind and benevolent inquisitor... but... you know... the second round IS my douchy round so...

Posted @ September 22nd, 2014, 12:02 pm


@zenat: Kind and benevolent inquisitor seems oxymoronic.

Posted @ September 24th, 2014, 12:47 am


@Norgrath: I shall ask questions very nicely? And maybe offer cake if they are forthcoming.

Posted @ September 28th, 2014, 11:52 am


Yes, I get it build up a benevolent society by crushing and annexing all enemy territory. So conquests of the world all while building up infrastructure keeping happiness high. Of, course I preferred the total war series over ck2. It is simpler, and more streamlined. But you wouldn't believe how many popes I had to kill until one who would repeal the excommunication that was in place. I mean to be excommunicated because I was at war with Spain, Portugal, Milan, Venice, HRE, France, and the papal states is a bit much. Or at least what was left of them when I attacked their weakest cities.

But yes, the occasional tyrant game is good. Though I could never get into ck2, not because of the events, but because of the whole vassals.

Not sure you would like total war though. A third of their games revolve around Romans. But there is a surprise around 1210.

At the end of the day the question remains: how do people manage all the vassals? Don't you just want to build up an empire and conquer the enemy. Rather than worry about mistresses plotting, your brother/son/wife/daughter/lords/cook/royal bastard plotting to overthrow you or cut the line of succession to be king? Worrying about accidentally marrying your bastard niece. Not to mention lords hating you over little things like killing their son, having too many holdings, screwing their daughter, and so much more little things.

Posted @ February 9th, 2018, 11:32 pm


@wildmageguy: Ah, but I am fond of all the petty drama that CK2 provides. It's one thing to declare war to conquer a territory, it's another to get so pissed at That One Person that you make it a mission to take every region he has ever touched from him, and if possible execute his entire family. The king of Poland shouldn't have attempted to invade me that one time I had a peasant rebellion, is what I'm saying.

Currently I'm playing Emperor Benoiît the Handsome of France, and most of western Europe, Northern Africa, a solid chunk of eastern Europe and a touch of the Middle East. His mad father found him under a rose bush that he had had... relations with, declared the boy the son of his and a dryad, and after the... unfortunate death of the real heir Benoît inherited the empire. And then Idunn came along and offered him the apples of youth, so now he's been ruling for nearly 300 years. He has nearly 90 children, and somehow people are starting to wonder if maybe, just maybe, something is up with the emperor.
These people tend to meet untimely deaths.
Eternal emperor Benoît the Handsome, son of a dryad, shall never relinquish his power. Or stop chasing after women whenever he's bored with not having a war.

... I love this game, ok?

Posted @ February 10th, 2018, 6:51 am