nineholes9 Mar 30, 2013 @ 5:40am
Succession laws
can anyone tell me what is the best succession law i should use.
keep haveing no hair.and game ending?
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Supplican Mar 30, 2013 @ 4:52pm 
It doesn't matter much what succession law you have, you mst have an heir or the game will end. I run with Ultimo generally. You mght try Elective though.
Astute Mar 31, 2013 @ 5:45am 
The one I use is Primogeniture but it can be hard to get to as you need high crown authority or be unaffected by crown laws.
Goragg Mar 31, 2013 @ 6:47pm 
Elective is most efficient at keeping the family going and keeping titles with one member. remember to marry young as wives over 40 are unlikely to give you an heir.
prince_of_arfon Apr 2, 2013 @ 12:13am 
Primogeniture and Elective seems to be the best ones, as your heir is supposed to inherit all your titles under those laws. Contrast with Gavelkind, where your holdings get split amongst your children. Before I created the Empire of Hispania, I kept having my united Spanish kingdoms splitting up upon my king's death, as Castile would go to one son, Galicia to another, and so on. I got lucky with assassinating my brothers before they had children, fortunately, and re-inherited everything, but still it was a pain.

As TadMechers said, Primogeniture is hard to get if you don't already have it. The upside is you know for sure who your heir is (oldest son) and can groom him with confidence, and no one can change that succession without a successful faction revolt.

Elective is tricky only because you have to keep managing it and making sure enough vassals like you to vote for your chosen candidate. But the upsides: 1) vassals like it better than primogeniture because they all have a say, 2) it's usually not too hard to ensure your candidate wins (although I did have this backfire once as Denmark, when my king died young in battle before he could secure his son's nomination), and 3) if your son's not turning out great, you can nominate anyone in your dynasty! So maybe you have a really amazing uncle, or cousin, or nepehw whom you would like to play as. Nominate them, send money to a few electors, and voila, you can change which side of the family you play as when your king dies! You trade the security of primogeniture for greater options and vassal happiness.
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