Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord
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About this mod

Attempts to improve on most if not all aspects of tournaments in Bannerlord. Let's make tournaments great again.

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Update: v3.1.3 and v.3.2.3 RELEASED - Versions for 1.4.1 main and 1.4.2 beta branches.

Brief Summary

The mod modifies or adds new tournament contestants, rewards, impacts on the overall campaign, impacts on relationships with local nobles, XP and stat gains, how tournaments are created, events related to tournaments, tournament difficulty and so much more. Tournaments Enhanced also provides full user customization through ModLib settings that are fully optional.

In terms of balancing, the default settings of this mod make tournaments a lot more challenging for the average player. In turn, however, they are also far more rewarding. As a lord, they can help you increase your settlement's stats at the expense of gold and food stocks, while gaining favor with the local notables. As a participant, it gives you far better XP and item rewards (tier 6 stuff with higher renown). 

Tournaments Enhanced also gives tournaments a reason for being. Instead of just randomly appearing all the time. Tournaments are now triggered by various events happening on the campaign map. Different triggers will have different effects on the settlement holding the tournament.

Detailed Feature List
  • Bring your companions and spouse into tournaments with you and team up with them (when possible) if they are in your party. 
  • Lord tournaments where a faction leader invites all his lord for a high stakes high reward tournament. 
  • Ability to select from 5 generated prizes where the tier is based on your renown before joining a tournament.
  • Default tournament AI difficulty is maxed out. This is the way this mod is meant to be played. Can be disabled.
  • Tournament participants will now include lords of the faction and associated heroes far more often. Some of these guys have beastly stats and make tournaments way more challenging and fun.
  • Winning tournaments will now grant a chunk of bonus xp in a tournament skill (e.g one-handed or athletics)
  • Modified XP gain on hit to be 100% of normal instead of 25%. This also applies to the arena.  
  • Increased renown gain on tournament win (new default is 10).
  • Tournament rewards have been expanded and improved to scale based on player renown. 
  • Some tournament types will affect relations with local notables.
  • Some tournament types will affect loyalty, prosperity, security and food stocks in settlements.
  • Low renown players (<600) will receive periodic invitations to nearby tournaments by local lords seeking contestants.
  • Local nobles will call tournaments because of high prosperity (8% daily chance above 5000 prosperity). City folk need entertainment and they will dip into the clan coffers (2000 gold) to do this. Cities already hosting unresolved tournaments will not experience this. 
  • Faction leaders will call tournaments in their towns to celebrate peace agreements made with previously enemy factions.
  • Local nobles will call tournaments to celebrate the weddings of their lords.
  • Local nobles will call tournaments to celebrate the birth of their lord's children. 
  • All new tournaments will be communicated to the player either through the game log for less important tournaments or through the scroll thing that appears at the top of the screen for tournaments underlining more important events (Notifications can be disabled).
  • Disabled base game daily random tournament spawning (all tournament spawns are handled by triggers).
  • Ability to host tournaments in your owned towns: These cost 2000 gold and can only be hosted once a week.
  • ModLib user settings menu. 

ModLib Integration
Most of the stats mentioned above can be adjusted in the ModLib Settings. If you don't have ModLib installed, you can find it here and follow the installation instructions that are listed:

ModLib is not required to play the Tournaments Enhanced, however it is required to modify mod settings.

Manual Installation guide:
1. Extract downloaded  .zip file to your Bannerlord modules folder:     ...\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Mount & Blade II Bannerlord\Modules
2. Run the game and check off the mod in the launcher "mods" tab. If you are using ModLib, I suggest also using one of the popular fixed launcher mods. 
3. Enjoy!

Incompatible mods
  • Tournaments Enhanced uses Harmony 2.0 to patch several tournament related methods in Bannerlord game files. Any mod that also changes tournament related methods might have unexpected behaviors when being used with Tournaments Enhanced. I've done my best to limit the possibility of hard crashes.
  • If you find a mod that isn't compatible let me know and I'll list it here.

Compatible versions: 
- v3.0.0 is compatible with e1.4.0 and previous versions.
- v3.1.3 is compatible with the e1.4.1 main branch.
- v3.2.3 is compatible with the e1.4.2 beta branch.
- Save file compatible. Save files created pre-1.4.1 on new versions may encounter issues with prize selection.  

I have some cool things planned for the future of this mod! But in the meantime, I can't test everything. If you find any bugs or have balance suggestions, feel free to reach out! I'll be monitoring posts regularly.