Played all weekend and am now about a hundred turns in to my first game. Absolutely loving the game so far. While the game is incredibly detailed I didn’t find it as hard to get in to as some others here. Especially compared to say Crusader Kings which I struggled with way more.
I found myself in an interesting situation last night. At some point my only living son ran away with his new wife and this made him no longer eligible as my successor. This made me notice how my whole dynasty didn’t have any woman who are alive and are younger than 50. Surely this would leave to an end game state if I didn’t find a way to have new children for our family.
In the end I decided to try and abdicate, making me switch to a male leader. I made this guy divorce his too old wife and remarried with a 45 year old, hoping she would be able to have children still. At this point I got offered to adopt a child which I accepted and this somewhat saved the day. The judge is still out if my other play for children would have worked.
I wonder actually if the game will always offer adoption to remedy a situation like this. Should I not have bothered with this course of action? Pretty fun turn of events either way.