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Paul Douglas

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A quick idea for an adventure:

In 535 CE, the Byzantine general Belisarius is finishing up the Vandalic War in north Africa.  In real history, he then went home to enjoy the fruits of victory.  In the Pendragon timeline, he could easily turn his attention to the kingdom of Garamantes, perhaps because they bought (or stole) the relics taken from the Temple of Solomon by Trajan in 70 CE and then by the Vandals in 410. 

The Garamantians raised a successful civilization way out in the Sahara (in our world, by tapping subterranean fossil water), and may have brought the practices of pyramid-building and mummification to Egypt.  That's more than enough justification for them being ruled by sorcerer-kings, exactly as legend has it. 

So: Byzantine envoys (perhaps Sir Sagremor?) show up in Camelot seeking heroes of Britain - some of whom will be veterans of the Roman War - to fight against the sorcerors of Garamantes and their horrific mummy legions.  Mysterious Saracens/Zazamancs and snooty Byzantines abound, and player knights get to try out their Hunting skills somewhere other than a forest or lonely moor.  There's a nice, big battle (to get some use out of the Zazamancs in the Book of Armies) and some heroic storming of a pyramid-fortress. 

Success wins a chance to get up close and personal with some heavy-duty relics (including the menorah from the Temple), and an invitation by Belisarius to participate in the triumph he is given on his return to Constantinople.  As very few Roman generals ever got a second triumph (Belisarius' in 535 turns out to be the last ever staged), Belisarius gets a good 1,000 Glory.  About 500 or so seems appropriate for player knights riding as his honour guard. 
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+Doyle Tavener I might just do that, if I can fit it in between work and parenthood. 
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Alex Schroeder
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In case anybody here wants to follow another Pendragon gamer…
 
[Pendragon] The Great Pendragon Campaign: Year 501 - The Big Pict-ure
There's a royal wedding in the offing, and Salisbury's finest are tapped to escort the bride to her destination. But can they survive the locals when they venture "beyond the wall"? Featuring: Jade Renae David S. And...Edie the Dog The campaign's wiki can b...
There's a royal wedding in the offing, and Salisbury's finest are tapped to escort the bride to her destination. But can they survive the locals when they venture "beyond the wall"? Featuring: Jade Renae David S. And...Edie ...
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I'm joining an online one set a few years before so I won't read in case of spoilers. :)
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T.S. Kilgriff

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Just an FYI for folks, I've seen multiple Pendragon games going up on Roll20.
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I found only one and the guy is doing 1st edition KAP.
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Ben Quant

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I'm about to run The Battle of Badon Hill for the first time in our long running GPC campaign. Any advice from those who've been before as to how to make this really come to life? Such a key event I want to make the most of it.
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I actually got to run it about 6 months ago in my FtF campaign. My advice? Be very careful. In particular, don't let the wonderful tables that Stafford provides in the Pendragon Campaign or Book of Armies do all the work for you. Instead, use those tables to craft a Battle of Badon which can provide your players with a personalized experience. 
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Doyle Tavener

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All are welcome to join, just generate a household knight for 495, and wade in!
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We'll start with the battle and see how far we can get!
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Mark Hunt
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You guys might like my new game!
Ivanhoe The RPG
It is a tale of chivalry, jousts, burning castles, and damsels in distress."
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I found it, but it wasn't in the obvious location. I've only skimmed it, but I'll note that the use of the symbols for the suits would make it the tables more quickly intelligible.
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Alex Schroeder
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Dragons of Britain #2 Available!
If you're a fan of the Pendragon RPG or Arthurian matters in general, hopefully you're already aware of the Dragons of Britain quarterly fanzine. Issue One was loaded with a variety of goodness relating both to Arthurian mythology and the "Age of Arthur" - ...
If you're a fan of the Pendragon RPG or Arthurian matters in general, hopefully you're already aware of the Dragons of Britain quarterly fanzine. Issue One was loaded with a variety of goodness relating both to Arthurian myth...
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Another cracking read. Kudos to the contributors and to you Steff for putting it all together. 
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Alex Schroeder
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We stopped play midway through 510 after a devastating battle in May and ended the campaign. Too much railroading, too many sudden death moments, too many fiddly rules that slow us down but don't further our enjoyment… I'm both sad and relieved, in  a way.
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I am sorry to hear that, Alex. Maybe, after a some time, you should think about an OSR-style game that focused on Knights - questing, war, families, etc.  -  the things that you love about Pendragon, but minus the stuff you don't like. 

Take a look and the Arthurian Mythos section of Deities & Demigods for more along this line. 
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Doyle Tavener

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No details - No idea what you guys are going to do. 
The Great Pendragon Campaign - 492 AD
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Does anyone know of a good Halloween themed scenario for Pendragon? Doesn't have to be a horror scenario. Something with pagan elements, Samhain, something look like that. My knights are pagan (most of them anyway).
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I think the Perilous Forest might be, it was on sale during Halloween, but I don't have it so I don't know. 
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I finally managed to gather a group to try out The Great Pendragon Campaign. We can only play once a month so it's kind of a long term project (if we ever get to the end of it), but if not, I foresee many fun sessions of chivalry ahead.
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I'm starting my first online session of GPC this Sunday. Doyle is running.
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Anyone here ever used Pendragon to run A Game of Thrones?
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Also, you can get a huge discount on the materials through Drivethru. There is a 4th edition bundle that is well worth it.
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Seeking an online Pendragon game. I am familiar with 4th edition fairly well (as I've run several scenarios using it) and just picked up 5.1.

Preference for the famous The Great Pendragon Campaign but open.

I am on Pacific Daylight Time (California).

Thanks.
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I only have 5.1 so I will use that. BTW, the 14th is Father's Day and it's an extended weekend event that was already planned out so I won't be able to get out of it. I imagine I will be joining thereafter as an FYI.
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Shannon Mac

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King Arthur Pendragon bundle available. I'm happy with 4th but this is a good deal.
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I'd be keen if someone offered GPC online.
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John Till

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I am wondering if anyone can describe the changes between the 5th edition of Pendragon and the 5.1 edition. If you have the former, is it worth the cost of admission to get the latter?
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+T.S. Kilgriff -- that's a good point. 

My counter-argument would be that that reading is a very mechanistic 20th/21st Cent.  logic.

What is Glory awarded for? For behaviors that garner fame. If someone has famous Energy, he's still got that Famous Trait. People will still be talking about him for that quality.

But, look, it's a soft issue. There's no way to "win" it. It's tied up into how I see the use of Glory used in play, but others will have different views!
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Doyle Tavener

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We are currently accepting new players. If you are interested in joining us, please generate a Cymric household knight of age 21 of Christian or Pagan faith, and show up!
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The Great Pendragon Campaign - 494 AD
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I will make my knight comply with the 5.1 rules minus the holdings then.  Where should I email you my character?
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Adam Minnie

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My group has loved our Great Pendragon campaign, up to 520 or so. The game works for all the things they love to focus on in games. Now they're thrilled by this kickstarter campaign about a well-combined norse and mecha themed setting about jarls, seers, thralls, warriors, terrible dwarves in giant metal suits (so they don't turn to stone in the sun) countered by humans bone-bonded with the skeletons and spirits of long-dead giants. Generational play leading up to Ragnarok: the War of Metal and Bone!

There's only 1.8k left and 9 hours remaining until the Pendragon adaptation of the game is unlocked as a stretch goal. This fantastically adapted norse setting would mean an amazing expansion of the Pendragon we know and low. We can make it happen!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sandandsteam/iron-edda-war-of-metal-and-bone-for-fate-coretm?ref=live
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Mark Hunt
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Looking for Campaign Ideas....Watch this series.
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The novel is worth reading:  Ivanhoe by Walter Scott.  Audible has an unabridged version that's quite well done. 
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Doyle Tavener

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Just a reminder: This campaign is open. That means you can create a Cymric household knight, and drop in to play at any time, with no further commitment implied or asked. 
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The Great Pendragon Campaign: 491 AD
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