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Happy to see you πŸ™‚Β – 19th of March: A little disarray. I’ll make the schedule work again at that priority 1. Stellaris, 2. EU4, 3. Torment (as I get access to the save files again), 4. Kingdom Come Deliverance, 4. Guides (are a priority, but I need to get some hours in for reliable guides), 5. News (will probably go to every two weeks with lots of business & kids atm as publishing inside a time frame of 1-2 days from official news is only randomly possible.)

The AI Tournament is still finding the best possible way to go forward, we’re in the 3000s now for the first group so I WILL have to change something. That beast is running for like 13 hours right now? Crazy. The grand final will be a timelapse, but the ones before might just be a shortly commented screenshot series with all the points. Point system is there and gives both over-time and winning points. So will make that so otherwise we’re not going to see an end, like, ever πŸ˜€ and we want that cool final and the winners’ timelapse, right? πŸ™‚

Hoping for my reliable stacks to come back in a few weeks, or a month, and then back to running like a well oiled machine. More focus on quality than on number of videos now though as I feel that’s what most of you want. I’ll only publish if I’m quite happy with my commentary, so I might re-record the audio. My gameplay will still be ONE-TAKE style, I’m not gonna replay if I manage to record it at all πŸ™‚

This is the planned schedule, we’ll be back in that soon, then I can add in Kingdom Come Deliverance and Pillars of Eternity 2 LP which will start close to release (end of March).

EU4 and Torment will also have breaks if I need to stay on the trip a little longer, but will be back around the 20th as well. The same thing with 10th / 20th of March is valid for the Stellaris AI tournament which will be played and released as an event of one week of YOUR EMPIRE AWESOMENESS πŸ™‚

You see that I relaxed the schedule.. I need some wriggle room for guides, streams, creativity and new additions to the schedule (PoE2 release, Pathfinder Kingmaker start, maybe Kingdom Come Deliverance, Crusader Kings 2 (?)).

Also, I’m changing my “work / game structure” on everything to give you better LP episodes and to mix some guides in when they fit, changing the times I record and the times I make things like thumbnails. The structure for that is new, should produce the same amount of output but better quality (more immersive roleplay, higher difficulties) – but still needs to be organized as well as it used to be which only comes with time.

I’m integrating Discord as well which takes some time, thank you, Dark Savant (First Leutenant Discord and longtime Sub). Personally, I check Discord when I check comments, so usually every day or every two days.

Some people are always on, I am not a fulltime YouTuber, I have 2 hours each day usually, but not more, so basically I can decide if I chat with 3 persons or if you get 2 or 3 episodes, I hope you understand that πŸ™‚

The next step will be to have streams, I’d love for them to be on Saturdays as most people have time then.

(Usually Saturday, when not sick or launch) Streams hereΒ

Now sometimes I try out games at

usually around 11pm GMT+1 or later (announcing via Twitter or Email) if you want to hang out a bit. Cannot predict a schedule yet though πŸ™‚ You can write me a short email note with your interests and I’ll inform you when I’m streaming something that could interest you. I’m not Google Ads and if you write you’re interested in Stellaris I will only message you if I’m streaming Stellaris and nothing else πŸ˜€
IMPORTANT: Quality streams and events where I know the game will be on YouTube usually.

Pillars of Eternity 2 Deadfire – Impressions and Discussions from the Beta – Chilled and Relaxed – Episodes on Path of the Damned + Roleplay

Stellaris – The Culture Beyond – Grey Area . EXE builds the robot civilization in a new galaxy – Very Hard Huge Galaxy Rogue Servitors Synthetic Dawn – Playlist


Stellaris – Community CouncilΒ Roleplay Let’s Play: Snail Wars, the Snedi Knights, Testing Ground of the Elder Gods – Playlist: (Start at Episode 4 for the Gameplay here πŸ™‚Β ) Watch the full development here πŸ™‚

Schedule: daily FRIDAY to MONDAY, not possible to say when atm due to rendering times and sometimes rendering fails -.- from Tuesday to Thursday collecting your proposals and input πŸ™‚

Stellaris Dev Diaries – the day they come out (or the day after, usually late THURSDAY or FRIDAY) Watch here (Newest first) πŸ™‚

Europa Universalis 4 Qara Qoyunlu – Horde of the Black Sheep – Let’s Roleplay Hard

COMPLETE The Great Whale Road – Frisian Campaign – Roleplay / Gameplay / Let’s Play / First Video Beginner’s Guide

Pillars of Eternity Path of the Damned Blind Roleplay

Wizardry 8 will return. – DEFINITELY. I FEEL THE NEED πŸ˜€


Hi there friends and fellow thinkers!

We are five now here, so it’s a little crowded and showing. Kids are still so young they’re not in kindergarden for a while that’s why I have to help a lot while working and stuff πŸ˜€

Please continue to give me valuable hints about specials you’d like. It’sΒ usually very good topics and if I find the time and think I can do that I’ll gladly do them!

Happy Gaming to you, Immanuel Can

#Stellaris / #Cthulhu / #roleplay Our Background Situation and the House Rules for Roleplaying!

Due to the rather strict house rules, the mostly inimical AIs and me being new to the game we are playing the game on normal.

Galaxy: 4 Arms (resembling tentacles ;-)) 1000 Stars, 40 AIs, 10 Advanced Starts, 33 “Homemade” races of the Cthulhu Myth – most of the applicable races you can find on

The most known of them are probably the Star Spawn of Cthulhu, the Elder Things (from the Mountains of Madness), the Flying Polyps, the Deep Ones, the Great Race of Yith (Great because they had mastered time travel), the Moon-Beasts and the Voormis.

Mankind had just mastered space travel and is curious whom to meet out there, in space. They have had their experiences with alien beings on earth, but most of them which were seemingly dangerous have either disappeared or have – at least on the surface – been controlled. So mankind has kept its rather xenophile attitude towards other lifeforms.

The Arkham Humans, under their momentary chancellor Anatoly Antonov (Direct Democracy), want to be the good guys – “we” believe in the power of individuals, in science and in the good in all life – so we are Individualist, Xenophile and Materialist. Our Background is Nomadic, from mankind’s past, and also Communal, because we like each other and respect each other well. :)

Momentary House Rules (they keep getting expanded and straightened by ideas from viewers and myself as well as by gaining experience in the game):
– We have a positive attitude towards alien life and will never attack alien life until provoked massively or attacked
– Due to our Individualism, our scientists will, if possible, always research the technologies in their specialty field – and may trade places with their colleagues for doing so. If there is no such specialty tech accessible, we will go for the easiest technology available (the one not costing much) as they are not confident enough to take on more unknown and difficult fields outside of their specialties
– We will respect the Individualism of Species added to our Empire
– Non-spacefaring species will be supported to reach the space age (Enlightenment) and will be incorporated when they are vessels if they at least like us some (we want to form a multicultural, universal and peace bringing state)
– We will never use slavery

House rules which have been added already:
– Free elections: After a while it occurred to our old chancellor Thelma Ward that, in a direct democracy, elections should not be influenced at all – so whoever wins the popular vote is chancellor
– Will of the people: The chancellor was elected under a special agenda. We will do our utmost to fulfill this agenda. If a separatist chancellor is elected and wants to remove planets from the empire, then it will be done as well! :D
– Government Focus: The chancellor has special attributes and will concentrate their politics and policies on using them (this reflects his/her personality)

More coming in the following days :) Hope you like the story’s “structure” so far!

Happy Gaming,

Immanuel Can

Picture By Howard Phillips Lovecraft (d. 1937) –, Public Domain,

Let’s Play Stellaris: The Cthulhu Myth – a Roleplay and Survive Adventure!

Hi there, fellow Startravellers :)

Stellaris is just too awesome to stay a lurker. So, started a LP with the following background:

Trying to survive as the Arkham Humans: We have recreated the strange world of the Cthulhu Myth in Stellaris by adding all of the Races of the Lovecraft / Smith / Derleth / etc. cycle to the game. Now it is full of strange, slave-holding, mind-controlling abominations – out to get mankind! We are playing the Arkham Humans, trying to survive this Maelstrom of Madness :) This is a Huge Galaxy with quite some advanced starts, so it may be impossible to survive while roleplaying our Diplomats. We will see…

We are roleplaying the intentions of a slightly naive, friendly, xenophile nation, so non-optimal gameplay choices are sometimes made – intentionally. In a universe made mainly of the cruel killers of the Cthulhu Myth mankind still wants to look at itself and say “we are the good guys!”.
We are also roleplaying the ingame Characters, so their preferences will be preferred (for example the specialty fields of researchers will mostly be chosen in research choices; or the personality traits of admirals will also be considered).

After meeting the Cthulhu Mythos empires, I’ll always give a short introduction into their culture and motivation in the Cthulhu / Lovecraft cycles and their connections to other races. And now started, after getting more experienced in the game, to add little quests and stories to it which will be included in later episodes.

The Playlist starts here with over 50 Episodes currently. Adding new ones daily at the moment as the game has hooked me!


First Gameplay Video

So, I’d appreciate any new contacts, people to talk/write with and also of course feedback (made a curious intro together with my wife which should be really atmospheric to watch, though it’s rather technically simple :-D) and, if you’re a fan of Lovecraftian backgrounds and the whole Cthulhu myth, you will probably enjoy watching it! Also improving it steadily after viewer suggestions and new ideas :)

Also open for modding suggestions.. like to write stories and events, as I’m an experienced dungeon master. So if anyone up there is already working on a Cthulhu mod or wants to start one… I’m here :)

At the moment, I’m house-ruling quite much of the game into making it more difficult: As individualists, we cater the empire to the suggestions of the individuals in charge – scientists will always research their specialty fields for example, if accessible – and much more. It adds even more personality to the already great game!

See you and maybe have fun watching!
When really notable changes happen, like forming a federation or an alliance, I’ll come back with a detailed post.

Sincerely yours,
Immanuel Can from Thoughtful Gaming