*The empire building game Europa Universalis IV gives you control of a nation to guide through the years in order to create a dominant global empire. Rule your nation through the centuries, with unparalleled freedom, depth and historical accuracy. True exploration, trade, warfare and diplomacy will be brought to life in this epic title rife with rich strategic and tactical depth.*
#/r/europe plays EU4 – Season 3
***Revised rulebook for season 3 is [HERE](https://docs.google.com/document/d/1URbGB05GcMdwNN36dd4jPvi_hTFBkWtzbCuZk1uBw88/edit)***. Read it before signing up.
***Reserve a country using the form [HERE](
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfcb7-aNPJAKRFjyJSEpnyUXMC2v8vi5rf-CO414lYfB7dzNA/viewform?usp=sf_link)***. You will be asked to pick five countries that you would like to play, in order of preference. In the event that multiple players pick the same country, the country will be assigned to one of them randomly.
***Season 3 will begin on Sunday, October 15***. Weekly sessions will take place every Sunday from **18:00 to 21:00 CET**. Lobby opens at 17:30 CET, and there is a 15 minute break scheduled around 19:30 CET.
Country reservations will close on Friday, 18:00 CET. This will be followed by a live stream (info below) announcing the final players for each country. Any random rolls due to pick conflicts will take place live on stream.
*You are still free to join the campaign anytime by picking any leftover unreserved countries.*
All campaign activities take place on ***[/r/europe Discord](https://discord.gg/yf77GCw)***. Join Discord to get access to the saves, the lobby password, and communicate with other players. When you join the server, type **.iam EU4** in any channel to get access to the campaign role and channels.
The campaign is streamed from observer perspective with live commentary on ***[Twitch](https://www.twitch.tv/jtalin)***, with a 90 second delay. Players are allowed to watch the stream while in game. VODs will also be saved on the channel if you want to check out what happened in the rest of the world after the session is over.
>What do I need to join the game?
**A legal copy of Europa Universalis IV on Steam** [[store page](http://store.steampowered.com/app/236850/Europa_Universalis_IV/)]. You do **not** need to purchase or own any additional DLC yourself. We always host our campaigns with all DLC enabled.
>How do I join the lobby?
Join our [Steam group](https://steamcommunity.com/groups/EuropeReddit). When the lobby opens, click on the profile of one of the people who are already in the game, and join their game. The password will be in the Discord channel.
>I have never played this game before, can I join?
Sure but… EU4 is a very complicated game. It’s hard to manage as is, but in a multiplayer environment what is already confusing can quickly become overwhelming. Try to familiarize yourself with the game before jumping in. Finish the tutorial, start and play a game, etc.
>My internet is shit, can I still play?
To some extent. We usually do not rehost when players drop out, so attempting to play without a stable internet connection will be a very brief and frustrating experience. Additionally, players who lag or desync very frequently and slow the game down will be removed.