In Monks & Mystics, your characters can follow new paths in their search for religious enlightenment and holy blessing, joining sacred societies or secret brotherhoods that open new opportunities for role-playing and story-telling in one of the most popular historical strategy games ever made.Read full description
For centuries, the abbeys of Europe have had a sacred mission – to keep the flame of holy knowledge burning through an era of strife and to keep the secular powers on a righteous path. To the east, a mysterious new sect seeks out those who stray from the Prophet’s path, using not-so-gentle means to remind the impious of the power of God. And, in the shadows, alchemists and religious usurpers challenge the current order. Rumors of dark sacrifices are whispered in taverns throughout the known world.
In Monks & Mystics, your characters can follow new paths in their search for religious enlightenment and holy blessing, joining sacred societies or secret brotherhoods that open new opportunities for role-playing and story-telling in one of the most popular historical strategy games ever made.
Features of Monks & Mystics include:
Characters earn new powers and encounter new events as they climb the ranks of religious societies
Stay on the holy path of charity and good works, building churches and serving the poor
Secretly worship the masters of darkness in a quest for great powers that will smite your enemies and extend your life
Join a secret brotherhood of sacred murderers, striking at all who undermine the faith or try to fuse the holy and the mundane through study of alchemy and astrology.
Characters can acquire holy relics, masterwork weapons or elaborate piece of jewelry. Store them in your treasury to gain prestige and other benefits.
Your closest advisors will never be idle, with new general instructions that let them use their Talents while sitting safe in your castle.
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Crusader Kings II Monks & Mystics doesn't add anything that greatly effects the main mechanics of the game but it does give you very entertaining options and events that will likely occupy your time between wars by allowing you to start holy and unholy orders, as well as giving you new ways to interact with your family and vassals. Much of the positive focus comes from the amusing evil things you can do with ritual sacrifices but you also have more options for a more normal spiritual path. Monks and Mystics isn't going to bring any massive new features but for the price it will add some more depth for as religious focused ruler and things that are worth checking out for old fans of the game.
This is a pretty good historical strategy game. I loved the attention to detail in the setting and the script. It adds a lot to the base game too. They've put a lot of love and care into their depiction of religion. There's a lot of options and different paths you can take to the endgame. I really liked it.
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