Conclave , the latest major expansion for Crusader Kings II, will give your vassals some bite to go along with your bark, as the council that governs your realm will now demand some say in how you rule.Read full description
Conclave , the latest major expansion for Crusader Kings II, will give your vassals some bite to go along with your bark, as the council that governs your realm will now demand some say in how you rule. Powerful dukes, regardless of competence, will require a seat at the table, and those left on the outside will be more likely to plot against you.
Keep your council happy, and the mighty vassals will resist the pull of faction and civil war. Dismiss their interests, though, and you may find yourself trying to hold together a council at war with itself.
Balance councilor skill and power to keep your dynasty safe and strong. Ignore powerful underlings at your peril, or simply buy their loyalty with favors. Conclave makes the royal council a force unto itself.
Councils can now vote on changes to realm laws – or you can try to limit their power and influence
Revised education system for royal children, with new traits and events designed for childhood
New diplomatic system that prioritizes marital alliances and non-aggression pacts, as well as the possibility of coalitions
Improved military combat model with a greater emphasis on morale, as well as new rules for mercenary companies
Crusader Kings II appreciates the subtlety of court intrigue. Conclave will give you new avenues to test that skill.
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Conclave is a DLC for Crusader Kings II that focused on the political aspects of the game making your councils more relevant and giving them proper influence on the gameplay. Also, the diplomacy has been overall. Now you have influence on marriage and things like that, making them tools that you can use in your politics. Children's education has been improved too. Also the combat has been completly rebalanced. This DLC (+ the free update that was released) changes the game a lot. One might think that this should be part of the vanilla experience, but it's also a good DLC.
This DLC is not bad itself, the amount of content is good and it's enjoyable, the problem is the Free Patch that comes together with it which breaks quite a few existing parts of the game, but let's talk about one thing at the time. As for content itself - we get a lot of new options for councils and vassals, it makes empire-building much more complex, there's also a lot of new roleplaying content, story and lore facts, completely new education system together with new mechanics regarding children themselves (not only you can choose education paths, but for example force children to marry making new forced alliances). So quite a lot of high quality content and mechanics. The Patch part however is really bad! It breaks coalitions you previously had in game if they were multi-cultural or multireligious, Call to Arms is now automatic and cannot be declined, it reduced success rate of assassinations in favor of pay2win methods like buying favors etc. So as long as content is great itself unless the patch version gets fixed I cannot recommend this DLC, as the price for the nice new content will be breaking your existing gameplays!
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