Elder Kings (Crusader Kings II mod) with Ben Knaak

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Over at my YouTube channel, I recently had friend of the blog Ben Knaak on to play and talk Elder Kings, a fanmade modification for the game Crusader Kings II that changes the setting from the medieval crusades period to Tamriel from The Elder Scrolls. Over the course of the 2 hour video, we discuss the Grand Strategy genre, The Elder Scrolls Online, musō, eSports, E3 2017, historical fiction, video game violence and the Marxist conception of history.

This was originally going to be a livestream a week or so back, but due to cascading technical problems involving CPU usage and YouTube's own livestream algorithm it went disastrously. We offer our sincerest apologies to anyone who tried to tune in for that. As a result, we recorded this offline session instead and turned it into a normal video with all of our commentary intact and 100% less "Can you hear me now? Let me try this". If I livestream again, which I hope to, it will probably have to be on my end and I'll have to test the limits of my rig and Internet connection.

Once again, if you want to hear me and Ben talking more about The Elder Scrolls, we did a pair of Eruditorum Press podcasts on the series here and here. If you're interested in the game or the mod, you can pick up Crusader Kings II on Steam and grab Elder Kings on ModDB here. I'm also hoping to have another video or two up by the end of the week, so be sure to subscribe if you haven't already and you want to see more.

On an unrelated note, though one that is potentially relevant to my Eruditorum Press readers, it was Garfield's 39th anniversary on Monday. So why not celebrate by re-reading my Permanent Saturday series to date?


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