I finished the "Learning Scenario" for Crusader Kings II (CK2), and have started my first real play through of the game.
It might be fun for me to do a "Let's Play" of this game, taking screenshots and telling the story of my game as I go.
I am sure I will make plenty of mistakes and have my dynasty end tragically, but that is half the fun!
CK2 is basically a medieval Europe character strategy game. While most strategy games tend to focus on the army and land acquisition aspect, CK2 is more focused on all the characters in the world - the barons, counts, kings, bishops, popes, courtiers, etc. You play as a Dynasty, and as long as your heir inherits at least a county, you continue to play even after your characters death. Life for these characters is full of intrigue, tragedy, conquest, manipulation, piety, and plunder.
So, without further ado, my CK2 LP!
First off, the basic world covered by CK2. It actually extends a little more into Africa and Asia (particularly with DLC content), but most of the land available is shown here, in the character selection screen. You have a choice of several start dates, but I chose the default date for the vanilla version of the game, 1066 AD.