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King of Men
Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017 7:22:33 AM
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As usual, list three places you'd like to play. Here's Dragoon's suggested position map, to serve as a guide:



but it's a guideline, not a hard rule. This time around I will strive to place people in a way I think will make a good stable game, in addition to looking at their location preferences, so please don't be surprised if you don't get your first choice even if nobody else wants it. I'm going to try putting skilled and reliable players in the center and close together, casual and having-a-real-life-ier players on the edges and further apart. The positions of the stars shouldn't be taken as exact - feel free to request, eg, "Greece but further south".

For myself, I'd like

1. Norway
2. Scotland
3. Don't care, wherever is convenient.

Read my blog.
Norway Rome The Khanate Scotland Scotinavia Christendie the Serene Republic has always been at war with the Bretons False Empire Caliphate Persians Russians English Hungarians Oceanians Saracen Jackal! Death, death, death to the Frogs barbarians infidels necromancers vodka-drinking hegemonists Sassenach nomad menace Yellow Menace heathen Great Old One!
James Craig
Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017 7:37:21 AM
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Location: Scotland
1. Greece
2. Aquitaine
3. Aragon

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Ranger9000
Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017 7:39:36 AM
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(All of the below are republic start plans)

1.) Sardinia+Corsica+ maybe Baleric Islands if that's possible? (Samaritan)
2.) Eastern Spain/Aragon (Karaite/Samaritan/Waldesdian)
3.) Tunisia (Yazidi)

(In a bubble due to potential switching given what has been learned of Hellenic Mechanics (namely that AI Hellenic characters will never convert territory on their own) 1.) Greece (Athens) (Hellenic))
Yami-Yagari
Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017 9:17:30 AM
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1. Hungary /Southern germany.
2. Tunis/North africa.
3. Zunist Iran
king cruel
Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017 11:51:55 AM
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1. England
2. Norway
3. Andalusia

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dragoon9105
Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017 11:59:12 AM
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So am I still assigned Germany or should I do picks?
Mark0628
Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017 12:03:22 PM
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1. Mali
2. Mali
3. Mali
4. England i guess but seriously i want to play Mali
Gollevainen
Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017 3:48:43 PM
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I still would like to play in Russia or as near as possible but if not then somewhere on the edges like south spain or eastern europe



Irsh Faq wrote:
I've noted with Golle a trend of stirring up as much drama publicly as he can whenever he's up to something shady in the background. Presumably its a smokescreen strategy.
The Professor
Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017 4:32:34 PM
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1. Venice (Patrician start).
2. Prussia/Brandenburg. (Feudal)
3. Netherlands (Republic/Patrician).

Their game can only exist to be won.
Then so be it who else can see it done.
Vaniver
Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017 6:27:01 PM
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1. Scotland (the southerly bit, like Lothian)
2. Frisia
3. Northern France

Also, you might want to edit in Aragon as a kingdom, as it doesn't appear in the 769 start by default, and that'd put two player starts in the same de jure kingdom.
Hadogei
Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017 9:58:34 PM
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1. Frisia
2. North France
3.Austria
LordSauronOfHertfordshire
Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017 1:32:46 AM
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I'd like a Cathar Catalonia, a Cathar Leon, or a Sunni Andalusia, preferably far south.

Why conquer when diplomacy is just so much easier.
King of Men
Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017 4:22:29 AM
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dragoon9105 wrote:
So am I still assigned Germany or should I do picks?


You can pick anything you like as long as it's Germany. Big Grin

No, seriously, do picks. I reserve the right to put you in Germany if I think it best, but maybe your choices will still allow putting skilled players together.

Read my blog.
Norway Rome The Khanate Scotland Scotinavia Christendie the Serene Republic has always been at war with the Bretons False Empire Caliphate Persians Russians English Hungarians Oceanians Saracen Jackal! Death, death, death to the Frogs barbarians infidels necromancers vodka-drinking hegemonists Sassenach nomad menace Yellow Menace heathen Great Old One!
dragoon9105
Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017 8:11:09 AM
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Alright

Flanders
Burgundy
Greece
Vaniver
Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017 8:35:53 PM
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Hoonter's ordering:

1. Catalonia
2. Anywhere on the edge.
King of Men
Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017 8:29:58 AM
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All right, here's my suggested positions so far:

  • Dragoon: Burgundy
  • Yami: South Germany
  • Hadogei: Frisia
  • Zirotron: Scotland
  • Blayne: Venice
  • Sauron: Leon
  • James: Aquitaine
  • Vaniver: Northern France
  • Hoonter: Catalonia
  • Mark: England
  • Golle: South Spain
  • KoM: Denmark

    This fills in all the westmost slots without doing immense violence to anyone's choices.

    Read my blog.
    Norway Rome The Khanate Scotland Scotinavia Christendie the Serene Republic has always been at war with the Bretons False Empire Caliphate Persians Russians English Hungarians Oceanians Saracen Jackal! Death, death, death to the Frogs barbarians infidels necromancers vodka-drinking hegemonists Sassenach nomad menace Yellow Menace heathen Great Old One!
  • Ranger9000
    Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017 9:19:23 AM
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    king cruel
    Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017 12:54:06 PM
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    Playing to die, got it, dibs on Japan.

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    Yami-Yagari
    Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017 2:18:10 PM
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    Also, oddman needs a spot.
    Mark0628
    Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017 7:25:38 PM
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    Vaniver
    Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017 8:30:33 PM
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    Are we making new dukes, or playing the dukes as they lie? (Specifically, I'm asking about title layout, not stats; I assume we'll personalize them and have them all be 3martial brave patient (which, by the way, puts them at age 52 unless we zero out the costs again).

    Also, I'd stick Oddman in southern Germany, push Yami out to Hungary, and stick Ranger in Berlin.
    Ranger9000
    Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017 8:39:59 PM
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    I'd have to play up in Pommerania/Koingsburg, as I'm playing a republic and playing a non-coastal republic is pretty much useless. I'd like my Med Islands idea but other suggestions would be Greece.
    dragoon9105
    Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017 9:07:06 PM
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    The costs are zero'd out in the Mod, and Personally I think any level 3 education is fair though thats up to King of Men.

    In Charlie, All of Pomerania is Tribal, So you can reform into a republic whenever its convenient.
    King of Men
    Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017 10:14:26 PM
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    It's not clear to me whether oddman is playing; he made one post saying "NEW GAME" and then vanished again. So I didn't include him here. I've sent him an email to see if he wants to play.

    Thinking about where to put Ranger; sorry for missing you out!

    Read my blog.
    Norway Rome The Khanate Scotland Scotinavia Christendie the Serene Republic has always been at war with the Bretons False Empire Caliphate Persians Russians English Hungarians Oceanians Saracen Jackal! Death, death, death to the Frogs barbarians infidels necromancers vodka-drinking hegemonists Sassenach nomad menace Yellow Menace heathen Great Old One!
    King of Men
    Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017 10:45:08 PM
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    Regarding Ranger, I'll edit in a republic in Corsica/Sardinia and put him there; that gives Blayne some competition for trade in the Med, and put Ranger reasonably close to a couple of other players.

    If oddman wants to play I think I'd put him in either Prussia or Norway; alternatively, he might go in southern Spain and move Golle out to Hungary.

    Quote:
    Are we making new dukes, or playing the dukes as they lie?


    I'm going to go through the save and edit in dukes where there isn't a powerful one, or where the existing one is too powerful.

    Read my blog.
    Norway Rome The Khanate Scotland Scotinavia Christendie the Serene Republic has always been at war with the Bretons False Empire Caliphate Persians Russians English Hungarians Oceanians Saracen Jackal! Death, death, death to the Frogs barbarians infidels necromancers vodka-drinking hegemonists Sassenach nomad menace Yellow Menace heathen Great Old One!
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