Okay, I normally don’t do this, but it’s just too tempting:

As you may have noticed, I really like Paradox’s grand strategy titles. I mean, I’ve even started writing a series of reviews of them, that I hope will manage to note just where certain ideas crop up, and trace them through later games. (The Victoria review should be up in just a few days.)

Late last year, Paradox announced the latest game in the series that launched it all: Europa Universalis IV. Right now, they’re launching a ‘spread the word’ campaign, where you get bonuses for getting people to sign up to their newsletter, where they announce upcoming games, and have occasional special deals (I’ve gotten a couple free games through it, though that has dropped off.) Since I’m a sucker for special forum icons, I’ve decided to take part.

So, if you’re one of the 0.375 people who actually read this blog, and have any interest in computer strategy games, go here, and sign up for their monthly newsletter.