Crusader Kings II
Crusader Kings II does not, and in my opinion, never should include magic. It's based off of history with a focus on diplomacy and intrigue. IE assassination, strategically placed marriages, earning claims and declaring war. All of the expansions, except Sunset Invasion, have some sort of relevance on history. IE Republics, Eastern Rome, Muslims and now pagans.
Going back any further and you're pushing into the Western Roman era or the era at which East and Western Rome were one (27 BC- 476 AD). At which point you might as well play Europa Universalis: Rome.
[Edited by Slvrbuu, 2/25/2013 2:06:44 AM]
Moat likely because they think it would be fun to see how CK2 would play in a later time period.
Go back in dragon time, Magic, Monster? This is where I begin to walk away slowly.
You win, I cannot compete with such...skill in words
It is coming out in the 2nd quarter of this year, date yet to be revealed.
you know all those thing when people still afraid of magic, but it doesn't have to be a true or real.... you ask for gun &rose. so I ask for magic or fake magic... lol
Also they made it so you can convert to christianity peacefully or refine (I believe was the word) your own Pagan relgion to be more like christianity, ie have a religious head. I'm not sure if this means Pagan Crusades, but if it does, freakin' awesome.
Raiding can only be done to coastal provinces and requires a boat be near by your raiders to store the gold. You will only get the gold when you have returned the boat back to one of your provinces. War and previous raids effects the total value of the town, and you will become hostile to those you raid (they can attack you, but you are not technically at war, lasts a few months after the raid).
You can raid provinces by rivers as well as the Viking longboat could traverse rivers historically, but they are the only ones who are able to use these river systems. So you can cut through all of Europe and get to the Byzantine Empire and then run away quicker than they can catch you!
A new technology screen allows for easier use and development of your country's technology, as you can now choose which technology you want to advance with points that automatically generate. I imagine your points will increase faster with better council members aiding them.
For more information and to see it in action, here is a recording of a previous Live stream done by Paradox for a few of their games. (Euro4, Victoria II HoD, and CKII Old gods).
Crusader Kings II starts at roughly 1:41:45 (1 hour and 41 minutes in.)
[Edited by Slvrbuu, 4/15/2013 9:51:04 AM]