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Greetings rulers of differing ranks and origin!

Paradox Extra, our new YouTube/community project, is proud to present a new video by Paradoxian Rojiru - a tutorial showing the new features in Charlemagne.
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Community Announcements - BjornB
STOCKHOLM — October 14, 2014 — The Father of Europe leads the youngest expansion to Paradox Development Studio’s best-selling grand strategy game, Crusader Kings II. Charlemagne, the newest expansion to Crusader Kings II, is available now worldwide for Windows, Mac, and Linux PCs. This major expansion adds new story events, another hundred years of gameplay and long requested game features to the widely popular grand strategy game of dynastic politics and family rivalry.

Charlemagne can be purchased from digital distributors everywhere for $14.99. New downloadable content (DLC) for Crusader Kings II is also available today, including the Dynasty Shields: Charlemagne collection, new portrait packs, and an e-book version of the medieval epic “Song of Roland.” Full details and purchase location can be found now at"]

See the Dark Ages end and the medieval world arise in Charlemagne through a new trailer:

As usual, the expansion will be accompanied by a host of free changes to the core Crusader Kings II experience, available in a major update that can be downloaded today. This free content includes a major overhaul to the nomadic tribes of Europe – now they are even more distinct from their neighbors hiding behind castle walls.

"Charlemagne" will introduce Crusader Kings II players to the man who became the “Father of Europe,” uniting much of the continent for the first time since the since the fall of Rome and founding the Holy Roman Empire. Including the ability to start a dynasty as far back as 769 AD, the expansion will include a series of story events surrounding the rise of Charlemagne. The expansion also features game options to allow players to chart their own places in history – such as a new in-game “Chronicle” that highlights a dynasty’s conquests, marriages, and labors for the faith.

Crusader Kings II is currently at 75% off on most digital outlets! To learn more about Crusader Kings II, visit
Rock, Paper, Shotgun - (Adam Smith)

I haven’t checked in on Europa Universalis IV or Crusader Kings II for a while, but both games continue to expand in my absence. For Crusader Kings II, the Charlemagne expansion pushes back further into the early medieval period, with another hundred years added to the timeline and enough features to make the DLC equivalent in size to the gargantuan Old Gods expansion. EU IV’s Art of War expansion might be even larger and is certainly the grandest piece of DLC for Europa Universalis to date. As the name suggests, the focus is on military campaigns, but every system in these games is linked, so it’ll affect far more than the fracas. Videos below.

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Community Announcements - BjornB
Where ;
When ; 18:00cest
What ; Charlemagne features and patch notes.
Who ; Johan Lerström (Project Lead), Tobias Bodlund (History Guy / Scripter), Matt Hoving (Live Producer)

With Charlemagne coming out tomorrow, we'd thought that we would sit down with the team, and talk about what exactly is in the patch and what is in the expansion. So join us tonight at 18:00cest on our Twitch channel.
Community Announcements - BjornB
The all new (and final) developer diary for Crusader Kings II: Charlemagne just arrived!

Please visit our official forums for the full story, screenshots and all of the other good stuff!

Only one week to release now!

Best Regards
Björn - Community Manager @Paradox Interactive
Community Announcements - BjornB
Release date set for Crusader Kings II expansion and other DLC

STOCKHOLM — October 3, 2014 — “Charlemagne stubbornly did what he wanted and refused to listen to doctors, indeed he detested them, because they wanted to persuade him to stop eating roast meat, as was his wont, and to be content with boiled meat." - Einhard

And who more stubbornly does what they want than Crusader Kings II players? In ten days you will have another century to beat into shape. New kingdoms, new characters, new events; Roland has sounded his horn and Charlemagne is coming.

Paradox Interactive today revealed that “Charlemagne,” the newest expansion to the best-selling strategy game Crusader Kings II, is scheduled to release worldwide on Tuesday, October 14, 2014. Charlemagne adds new story events, the ability to create new kingdoms, and an additional century to play. The expansion also features game options to allow players to follow their progress in history with the inclusion of a new in-game “Chronicle” that highlights a dynasty’s conquests, marriages, and labors for the faith.

The new video developer’s diary from the Crusader Kings II development team goes into some of the gameplay changes that await you.

See the Video Developer Diary right here!

Charlemagne will be available for Windows, Mac, and Linux PCs via digital stores everywhere for 14,99USD. In addition, Paradox will also release four new pieces of downloadable content (DLC) to accompany the new expansion for Crusader Kings II, which will let players further customize their in-game kingdoms beyond the options already included in Charlemagne.

New DLC designed for Crusader Kings II: Charlemagne will also be released alongside the expansion. Period appropriate clothing and portrait packs for the Early Middle Ages will be released for both Eastern and Western Europe and the Dynasty Shields: Charlemagne collection will give appropriate coats of arms. An e-book of the medieval epic “Song of Roland,” will also be released on October 14.
Community Announcements - BjornB
Rejoice! There is a new developer diary out for Charlemagne. This time Tobias will tell us about "Ruling the Unruly"

I hope you enjoy and that you will take a moment to check out all the previous Developer Diaries

PC Gamer
title="Permanent Link to Crusader Kings 2: A Game of Thrones mod update improves life on the Wall">Game of Thrones mod

Have you tried the Game of Thrones mod for Crusader Kings 2? You should; it's very good inspiring whole tales of intrigue, treachery and incompetence. The mod has this week updated to v0.8, further bolstering an already perfectly playable total conversion with a full Night's Watch overhaul and White Walker rework.

Here are the basic features added in v0.8. You can find a full changelist over at the mod's forum, but be warned: they may contain nuts spoilers.

Many White Walkers improvements/fixes
Night's watch revamp
Titular kingdoms for Essos
Essos flavour
Dynamic Golden Company invasions
A new 'Prison Break' event series
Reduced Jon Snow's learning attribute to nothing

Okay, fine, I made that last one up.

Download CK2: Game of Thrones here.
PC Gamer
title="Permanent Link to Crusader Kings 2 has sold one million copies">CK2

Paradox has announced that Crusader Kings 2 their soap opera grand strategy of medieval war, politics and intrigue has sold over a million copies. It's always nice to see a PC exclusive hit the landmark, and in this case it's particularly notable. CK2 isn't an exciting military simulation, procedural multiplayer sandbox or tense psychological playground. It's a complex game about a map, a big list of people, and a working knowledge of the feudal system.

Perhaps more surprising is the other statistic released by Paradox: the game has an average playtime of just over 99 hours. That, when you consider all the people who still have it buried away in their pile of shame, amounts to a lot of people who must have played considerably more.

It must help that Crusader Kings 2 is still being updated both with wide-ranging patches and new DLC packs. Up next is the game's seventh expansion, Charlemagne. It introduces a new, earlier start date and a story series centred around Charlemagne and The Holy Roman Empire.

If you want to see what makes the game so good, you should check out Rich's diary, detailing his exploits in CK2's Game of Thrones mod.
Community Announcements - BjornB
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