Crusader Kings 3's Latest Patch Lets You Create Your Own Ruler

Update 1.2 brings back the Ruler Designer, letting you create a custom monarch.

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The latest update for Crusader Kings III reintroduces an old fan favourite from Crusader Kings II in the shape of the Ruler Designer. This character creator not only lets you customize your monarch's appearance, with sliders for age, weight, hair, and so on, but also the various traits and skills that will help shape your playthrough.

Developer Paradox Interactive has shared a video with content creator Roll1D2 showing off some of the tools at your disposal when it comes to creating your own ruler. There's a clear emphasis on the amount of freedom you have, with the option to play as either a man or woman with any in-game culture, sexual orientation, and religion.

Achievements are disabled if you decide to stack your king or queen with too many skills, but these can be counterbalanced with negative traits that deduct from your limited pool of customization points. You're free to go wild and give yourself as many advantages as possible, but creating a multi-faceted character is the way to go in an emergent grand strategy game like Crusader Kings III.

The Ruler Designer is part of today's 1.2 update, which also features a comprehensive list of fixes and improvements, including balance changes, tweaks to the AI and interface, and many many more.

You can check out the full patch notes here.

Paradox's latest earned a score of 8/10 in GameSpot's Crusader Kings III review, with critic David Wildgoose saying, "It doesn't always work perfectly, and at times it really makes you work for it, but there's something amazing in that any of it works at all. Strategy games can tell interesting stories as their empires rise and fall, but their procedural narratives are rarely as affecting and poignant as they are here."

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