What increases the chances of having sons in Rome Total War? I need them for heavy generals ( I have 76 daughters and 3 living sons). Is there a "Special" trait that would allow me to have more sons and to continue my family chain?

  • @bwarner probably because ~73 of his sons died.
    – kotekzot
    Commented May 22, 2013 at 1:20
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    Some one sent you daughters when you asked for sons...
    – user9983
    Commented May 22, 2013 at 2:58

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Of the available Traits that affect fertility, there are none that are gender specific.

Given that you have so many daughters, you should be getting offers from prospective husbands. That is assuming that your daughters are of age and not already married (or widowed).


The only reason for having more probability of sons is getting more territories, even if one of your general is Infertile can still have sons.

Fertility trait is believed to increase probability of having children, but only affects the chance of the new child belonging among the living generals of your family.

I have tested many configs on Rome TW, and those are my impressions about this topic. Try also to not lose your generals too often.

  • How can a general receive kids if he is infertile? It would make the game contradict itself. Commented Aug 23, 2013 at 12:55
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    @youngguilo Each game turn all eligible characters have a chance to reproduce. A character with the Infertile Trait, just has a lower chance. Commented Aug 23, 2013 at 18:16

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