So, I sat down to teach myself the game, and as usual in Radho style, I set up two dummy players (3 seemed like overkill).
The game played quite well, but was short, as it seemed very easy to spread out and collect 3 titles. There was never a King or Pope (I think it took 4-5 rounds) In the end, the elections came down to who has the most votes, and there were no treaties.
Any thoughts as to other problems playing with 2 players would cause? Does Academy have any thoughts they would share?