The officially-sanctioned Elder Scrolls cookbook won't be fueling this year's festivities, but it sure does look worth the wait.
Paradox Interactive has teamed up with Dziobak LARP Studios to host the second Europa Universalis IV Grandest LAN Event, which will be taking place on 7th - 11th November at the Moszna Casle in Poland.
The Medieval II: Total War, Empire: Total War and Napoleon: Total War Definitive Editions include the base games and all released DLCs.
The new engine sounds like good news all around, and will bring lots of streamlining when it comes to actually developing 4X games for Paradox.
The title makes more sense when you know exactly what's up, really.
Titled 'Dharma', this expansion pack will - obviously - focus on the riches and intrigues of Indian politics, which are a bit of a rare feature in video games.
Fredrik Wester, the sitting CEO of Paradox Interactive, has very conspicuously hinted at the eventual development of a successor to Crusader Kings 2.
While some might prefer the frantic pace of real-time strategy games where you hit macros like you're speed-typing, the slow, calm and calculated air of the turn-based strategy game call to those players who like to plan extensively and enjoy carefully crafted plots and tactics boiling over in slow-cooked tension. Mmmmmm.
"Keep your traditions in mind, yes, but the past should be a guide, not a fetter."