Stellaris Let’s Roleplay / Play SNEDI KNIGHTS – Massive Community Galaxy (Easy Watch Page)

Snail Wars 2 – the Snedi Knights – Massive Galaxy Community Let’s Play / Roleplay 80+ Community Empires (Now Patch 1.9.1, 4k60p  etc.)

As a follow-up series to the smaller (only HUGE) community empire Let’s Roleplay of Snail Wars, the Snail Wars 2 / Snedi Knights are featuring a Massive Galaxy of 100 empires, 80+ of them community made and Roleplay Introductions to most of the episodes. Hey, you don’t want to miss the “Snail Voice” and the plans of the Nautiloids to re-invoke their massively powerful tentacle god Nautilon?

Gameplay Specs:

► STELLARIS Roleplay Hard – Snail Wars – The Snedi Knights: Testing Ground of the Elder Gods in a MASSIVE GALAXY full of COMMUNITY EMPIRES (~80) – Featuring a COMMUNITY COUNCIL. What does that mean? Every few episodes you will have the chance to influence the Let’s Roleplay through decisions that will be made together: Comment to make proposals, vote and comment to decide together with your host which decisions will be taken – which planet shall we settle on? Which empire shall be attacked? How shall leaders be (nick-)named?
GAME SETTINGS: Massive Galaxy Mod (everything else Vanilla), Hard Difficulty, Roleplay House Rules to add roleplay spice, 80+ empires, 2500 stars, 4k60 graphics as long as the stability allows (then 1440p60 or 1080p60), the Nautiloids are Spiritual, Militarist, Xenophobes, Weak, Repugnant, but very adaptable and rapid breeders living under a theocratic empire.

►STORY: Fleeing from a whole galaxy hunting them, the Snedi Knights of the Nautiloids have arrived in a new galaxy, after a flight through a mysterious black hole where they were separated from the other Nautiloids. This splinter group of our timid snails is a little more militarist and listens less to authorities. Also, they love a little fun more than the average Nautiloid… again, they want to prepare the galaxy for the arrival of their legendary tentacle god Nautilon and this time, they’ll be even more decisive…

► Watch the over 70 Community Empires
that will ENRICH and DEFINE this Let’s Roleplay.

Have fun watching and Happy Gaming,

your Immanuel Can

Stellaris Let’s Roleplay / Play The Culture Beyond – Rogue Servitors Huge Map Very Hard / Synthetic Dawn – Easy Watch Page :-)

Stellaris Let’s Roleplay / Play The Culture Beyond – Rogue Servitors Huge Map Very Hard / Synthetic Dawn

An ongoing story now in Patch 1.9.1 as well: As a philosophical and free followup series to the Culture Let’s Roleplay (also on the Thoughtful Gaming Channel) we have created a race of rogue machine drones caring for their human creators and meeting a totally new galaxy. Initially, we are playing friendly but how will the galaxy form us, or force us to change? Find out in the playlist. In our adventures, we will even become a vassal of the most powerful empire in the galaxy – will we ever break free? Find out here in any resolution up to 4k / 60p:

►STELLARIS Let’s Roleplay ★ THE CULTURE BEYOND ★ Rogue Servitors, Synthetic Dawn Let’s Play Very Hard Difficulty Gameplay PC 4K 60fps 1000 Stars Huge Galaxy; Traits: Logic Engines, Emotion Emulators, Luxurious – Civics: Rogue Servitors, Introspective ; We care for our human parents that are now what we were to them once: Our elderly, our children. We are their parents now, and the new kids on the block taking over!

Have fun watching, your

Immanuel Can 🙂

STELLARIS Complete News / Dev Diaries / Let’s Plays, Roleplays, Playthroughs / Guides Watch Page Immanuel Can – Thoughtful Gaming

Giving you the opportunity to watch what you’d like from our Stellaris content without messing your way to the YouTube Labyrinth. Order: Stellaris News at the top. Then Stellaris guides. Then Stellaris Let’s Plays / Roleplays / Playthroughs.

Stellaris News Playlist (Newest First)

Stellaris Guides (under construction for new guides)

Stellaris Playthroughs / Let’s Roleplays / Let’s Plays / Gameplay PC, Newer LPs in 4K

Stellaris Rogue Servitors Very Hard Let’s Play, 4K Gameplay, Roleplay – The Culture Beyond – loosely based on Iain M. Banks’ Culture Novels, Current Patch 1.8+ (ongoing)

Stellaris “Snail Wars 2” Very Hard – Deep Roleplay, 4K Gameplay, Let’s Play “The Snedi Knights”, Community Project, Massive Galaxy ~85 Empires (ongoing)

► Stellaris LP ★ THE CULTURE: THE EARLY YEARS ★   (Utopia Banks Let’s Play Roleplay Hard Difficulty Gameplay PC 1080p60, 1000 Stars Huge Galaxy, Intelligent, Natural Physicists, Communal, Weak, Deviants, Direct Democracy, Idealistic Foundation, Beacon of Liberty )

►SNAIL WARS Stellaris Let’s Play Hard (Leviathans / Roleplay / 1000 Stars, Huge Galaxy / No clustered Start / 39 AIs / 4 Fallen Empires / PC Gameplay HD 1080p60) as the slightly paranoid Nautiloids Very Adaptable, Weak, Repugnant, Xenophobe, Spiritualist, Collectivist, Divine Mandate #stellaris #letsplaystellaris #stellarissnailwars #stellarisroleplay #snailwars #wearethehunters #hardcorestorymode #makethegalaxysafeagain

►Stellaris: The Cthulhu Myth – Let’s (Role-) Play & Survive 1080p60. ►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…


Europa Universalis IV Third Rome – Russia, The Orthodox Legacy Of Constantinople – Historical Roleplay PC Gameplay Hard Difficulty

We’re starting an intensive Historical Roleplay LP for Europa Universalis IV Third Rome. PC Gameplay on Hard Difficulty. I’m really curious and excited about the new “Immersion Packs” for EUIV and I want to try that one out, together with You 🙂

So, here’s a link to the Playlist, if you just want to get started with the Video part of the Roleplay LP. More about it further down 🙂

Why this focus on History and Roleplay? We want to relive the Spirit of the “Third” or “New” Rome in the early modern Russian states. What defines that spirit?

It is the replacement of the fallen Byzantine Empire. The Ottomans also tried to claim to be the “Third Rome” but while that was a claimable term for their Muslim contemporaries, the Christian story is emphasized in the EUIV DLC. The Orthodox Story, to be concise.

So, after the fall of Constantinople, Moscow gained the “story” of being the “Third” or “New” Rome, partly to the fact that Ivan III had married Sophia Paleologue in 1472. She was a cousin to the last Byzantine Emperor and so “carried his divine rights” in the minds of the people.
Oddly, the first wife of Ivan III was Maria of Tver who died 1467. She also kind of had a claim on the “New Rome” legend as in 1393 a monk has already fled the besieged Byzantine lands to Tver and actually had claimed Tver to be “The New Rome” for its ruler, Boris of Tver.

More on the topic of “Third Rome” can of course be found on Wikipedia. If you have any better links, please send them in the YouTube comments. I’ll include them into the post with a mention of you.

So, the legend was carried to Russia as the keeper of at least the Eastern Christian Faith, the Orthodoxy. Our LP will have much to do with Religious Decisions.

Now – to the Historical part of the LP. It’s impossible to explain everything or look everything up but we will try. I would love to get some input from you as well in the form of links or other content to maybe provide a “historical” introduction into the LP episodes. The schedule will not be that frequent, due to the higher production quality. It will be a comfy LP, with some kind of talking through some of the historically interesting things we discover while playing the game.

Roleplay: I have a distinct idea on how to handle Roleplay in Europa Universalis. Roleplay adds randomness to a LP, which makes it not a streamlined experience leveraging certain gameplay aspects. It makes a great story, a legend of the the making and continuation of plans bound to the characters in our realm, mainly the rulers. It creates a captivating story and it emphasizes personalities.

A ruler with strengths in Diplomacy would act more in the diplomatic realm, a ruler with strengths in Military would probably try to use his or her military more, a ruler with strengths in Administration might reform the country and try to improve it from within. Adding to that are the Personality aspects they added into the game a while ago that will also lead our hand when it comes to state decisions and overall strategies.

Of course every ruler has a will to be successful, we’re not roleplaying “into the blue”. And maybe a successor will want to continue his predecessor’s campaign first, if it looks like it could be a success, and it’s in one of the late(r) stages. These decisions we’ll make depending on the situation.

We have arrived at the first Video. Now, I’ll handle the video posts like this: I’ll give you the title of the video, then put the video below and below the embedded video you’ll find a little description of what is the topic of the video and what will happen. There won’t be new posts, you can just bookmark this page and it will get updated as the episodes fly in. A little bit like a mix of history, description and story. May the LEGEND OF THIRD ROME begin 🙂

  1. Muscovy 1444

    We decide the game settings – Hard, Random Lucky Nations, no Fantasy New World and start the game. We explain what we want to do and how the roleplay will go, kind of like the initial paragraph here. We also go into the political position of Muscovy.
    We have a lot of vassals and it will be one of our first goals to stabilize the relations with them and control their liberty desire. Also, a little bit of development would do good to reach one of the goals of the Age of Discovery: A Great City. Which city should that be? Of course, Moscow is our candidate here in the future.
    Then, we take some rivals and go for the strongest rivals we have a the moment and the most fierce as their relations to us are the worst around: Novgorod and Lithuania. Lithuania because our wife’s grandfather had the Orthodox reign of Lithuania taken from him in his older days and Novgorod because they despise us and are our enemies and we’d really love to have some of their provinces, especially – Novgorod with its trade center.
    So this is how we set up our game, how we position for the future 🙂 Let’s hope our plans go well..

  2. Muscovy 1444-1451 Grand Kniaz Vasiliy II. (in progress) ON HOLD, LITTLE BABY JOINED FAMILY SOME WEEKS EARLY 🙂

YouTube Schedule Thoughtful Gaming

Happy to see you 🙂 – 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 😀 and we want that cool final and the winners’ timelapse, right? 🙂

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 🙂

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 🙂

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 🙂

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 here

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 🙂 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 😀
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 Council Roleplay Let’s Play: Snail Wars, the Snedi Knights, Testing Ground of the Elder Gods – Playlist: (Start at Episode 4 for the Gameplay here 🙂 ) Watch the full development here 🙂

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 🙂

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

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 😀


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 😀

Please continue to give me valuable hints about specials you’d like. It’s 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