Maps! (a.k.a Europa Universalis III)
I figured it would be a good idea to start this thread after several people on the forum purchased EU3 this past week, started it up and immediately went
EU3 is a quasi-realtime grand strategy game in which you lead your country to dominance from the 15th century until about the mid 19th century. The ultimate goal is to gain as much prestige points so by the end of the game that you are ranked the #1
country. One of the most fascinating aspects of the game is how you develop your own alternate history as you progress through the game. It's quite in-depth with many underlying mechanisms at work and presents an extremely difficult learning curve. However, the multiplayer games are quite satisfying and provide the epic strategy fix I've been missing from Civ. I'm hoping we could start a game sometime soon of the forum, and hopefully this thread will help new people get acquainted with the game enough so we can get one rolling.