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Ronald Redmond

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Hey everyone, has anyone ever done a Pendragon PbP? We are looking to start one on Unseen Servant. If anyone is interested, please come and take a peek!
(Putting this in Discussion, as I didn't think it really belonged in Events)
Thanks!
-Ron-
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Hah! Wouldn't have been able to put it in Events anyway! ;)
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George Panopoulos

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Check out the Plain Grass and Broken Ground  Pedion™ Tiles, as I started presenting each tile category. As always, I await your comments and feedback, and I apologize for the multiple postings.
http://pedionterrain.blogspot.gr/2015/02/journal-4-or-time-to-show-them-grass.html
I feel that the time has come to -drum roll- stop bombarding you with walls of text and show you some actual Pedion™ tiles! Keep in mind: everything you will see in this and future relative posts are prototypes, what you woul...
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Jason Fritz

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Pendragon 5.1 is half off at this link. I bought the PDF at full price and they sent me a link to share that anyone else gets a discount. Enjoy.
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Jonathan Smith

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My players are using the complete manor system and having fun accumulating wealth. Meanwhile, I gleefully await anarchy. How do you handle the payment of tribute. The campaign references impacts to manor rolls, but is unclear. Do we get worse weather all around? Or only consequences if raided? Does anyone adjust prices to reflect increased scarcity of cattle and whatnot?
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Correct, it works out the same way in the end, you're just taking the 3 lib out at the front end instead of the back end. Sorta like having tax deductions taken from your paycheck or having to make a quarterly payment.
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Stephen Brandon

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Hello everyone I'm happy to have found this community!

My group has just recently started playing Pendragon again and we've got some Economics questions. We're using the Complete Landholding System from The Book of the Manor 2nd Ed. for our game. Some questions came up last session about living expenses.

On page 8 The Book of the Manor lays out standard expenses thusly:

The standard manor provides an average of £6 per year. This is spent as follows:
£2 for the knight and his squire, £2 for his family,
£2 for his horses.

Then it goes on to say:

A knight without a wife or family technically needs £2 for the knight, and £2 for his horses. As explained else- where, any landholding knight may hire a steward for £1 (See: pg. 11). A knight without a wife needs one, so his cost becomes £5.

However! Later, on page 53 when expenses talked about in the Complete Landholding System, we are told:

Set aside money for next year's Living Expenses. This amount, in addition any saved in your treasury, determines your Grade of Maintenance:
Impoverished is £0-2 Poor is £3-5 Ordinary is £6-8 Rich is £9-12 Superlative is £13-14

So the question is: does a bachelor an unmarried player-knight who is spending the £4-5 outlined above (depending on whether he hires a steward or not) count as living as a poor knight, even though he's not actually scrimping on anything (i.e., he has a squire and is taking care of his horses etc.) or is he living as an ordinary knight and it's just cheaper to be a bachelor?

Or should we just assume that in order to live as an "Ordinary Knight" the bachelor unmarried player-knight needs to just spend some other money in an unspecified way to hit the £6 threshold? Should a bachelor unmarried player-knight who is living as an ordinary knight, but who has hired a steward actually be paying £7/year?
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I edited my post with the breakdown of costs a bit, hopefully it's clearer now. Let me know if some part of it still isn't making sense, or if I'm simply missing some important aspect!
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Paul Douglas

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I've been eyeing off the Book of the Warlord for a while now.  It looks interesting, and may come in very useful if my PKs manage to seize an estate during the Anarchy phase.  It's expensive, though!  Nearly $40 for the pdf, in Aussie dollars! 

Before I throw quite a bit of money at it, I wanted to check if anyone out there has made use of it for a non-Warlord-level party.  Was it worth what you paid for it? 
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Even if none of the PK are higher nobility there's plenty of stuff to use. They interact with the higher nobility, there are plot-hooks a-plenty, a heraldry generator, a warlord generator, a long list of castles with notable events before the Battle of Badon, a generator to produce estates between £200 and €500, a long list of scenario hooks for castles during the Anarchy Period. I could go on.

This book is really a great purchase and actually clears how much a single manor is worth in Book of Estate terms. I'd say get both since you'll can use BoE for smaller estates (which are easier to get if your campaign promotes that) and BoW for NPCs of the higher nobility if none of the PK ever reach that stage.
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Andy Hall

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I know this post is not directly Pendragon RPG related...
There is a Mythic Britain book for RQ6. Merlin seems to be a focal point. Has anyone seen a review for it? I cannot find one.  I am not interested in RQ6, I am more interested in the flavor.
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I reviewed the book fairly extensively on my blog
http://designmechanism.freeforums.org/reviews-f14.html

(link to the Design Mechanism forum, Reviews category), and unboxed it on my YouTube channel.

Mythic Britain: http://youtu.be/kuPwr5ilaH0
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Todd Rokely

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Wrapped another fun session last night. I gotta say, if you're not using some of the random tables created by fans to add, let's say "flavor" to your Winter Phase, you are missing out. While I'm enjoying the narrative of the GPC, I think the most fun we've had as a group has resulted from these random tables and seeing where they took us. Even if some of the adventures aren't exactly "era appropriate." 
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I heartily agree! I love love love Spoonist's Yearly Event and shorthand summer phase sheet. Some of the most fun, rich character and setting development we've had has arisen from these random modular events. I use them all the time for their modular bits: Patrols, quests, romance, gaining friends, allies, vassals, prisoners, etc.

We also dig the well as the Expanded Manor Buildings list and Expanded Family Events. Not sure the creator of those latter two.
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Shannon Mac

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I am going to take my online Call of Cthulhu group through some KAP and what a better start than the ten years of the Uther Period of the Great Pendragon Campaign?

Any advice on running this? I suspect it will be about ten 4 hour sessions. The idea is to give them some exposure to KAP and then give them the option to continue or not after the big cliffhanger ending.

Note that I'll be posting this in multiple venues as I don't know who will reply and in what detail. Thanks.
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I'm running it now. In general, it takes about one session per year--year 1 took 2 sessions, but included character generation and the into-module from the base book. As +Doyle Tavener  said, be prepped to improvise. The GPC is not a traditional module--it's more of a "here are things that are happening while the PK's go on adventures"--so, even during the railroaded Uther phase, a LOT of what happens is up to the PK's and the GM, not the module. Some of the best parts of the game so far have been when we went off script and explored more personal stories. Now, for me, I love randomness in my games, so I grabbed a bunch of the forms that are out there for random background and downtime events, but pick and choose what works best for you. Good luck!
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I put all my Pendragon stuff together on one page, to make it easier to browse it all for my players and other interested people. 
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Inmiddels heb ik flink wat blogposts geschreven over de Pendragon-campagne, die binnenkort zijn derde jaar in gaat. Om dit blog wat makkelijker doorzoekbaar te maken, heb ik een aparte pagina gemaakt met allerlei links naar m...
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Todd Rokely

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What's the penalty for switching actions? In my last session, the PK's got in a skirmish with some Saxon raiders. PK 1 was dueling their leader, while PK 2 was fighting a few others. I was bouncing back and forth between players each round of combat. In the last round, PK 1 was resolved first and was dropped to Unconsciousness. PK 2 declared that he would attack the Saxon leader and it was roughly within range. I said that the Saxons he was fighting would get uncontested attacks on him, and PK 2 got lucky. But, of course, Saxon Leader (impassioned with a 30 attack skill) wasn't able to defend himself. How should I have handled this?
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I always prefer the story to the rules, under the circs. that switch was handled right.
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Doyle Tavener
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+Alex Schroeder made me and +Mark Hunt moderators, and I recently did some work on the forum. The 'About This Community' part is more filled out, along with some links and the policy statement. 

If there are links that need to be added, or any suggestions for sub-forums and the like, please feel free to post any comments on this thread. Or just tell me to shut up, if you like. :)
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Thanks, Alex. :)
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Another episode of #Pendragon  ! After all the manouvering in the last episode, there are consequences in this episode! #GPC  
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Na de verkiezing van de Hoge Koning van de vorige keer, volgt nu de nasleep. Sir Caulas heeft de vorige keer beloften gedaan aan deze en gene om voldoende stemmen te krijgen voor Uther als Hoge Koning. Dat heeft natuurlijk ge...
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Hugo Barbosa

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I am enjoying using Inkwell Ideas' Coat of Arms with the new random shield design from The Book of Warlord. Here are some shields (totally random) I created. Might benefit from some tinkering but for someone like me who is not so good at creating heraldic devices, this is pretty nifty. By the way, the Coat of Arms creator is totally free.
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Yes, inkwellideas, I spend a lot of time there as well.
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(Spoiler free - my players lurk here)

Year 493 AD: The knights escort Earl Roderick to Malahaut. In the royal palace, they cross paths with emissaries from the Saxons of Nohaut. Here's where things take a turn to the worse. Sir Robert the Fearless hates Saxons with a passion (Hate Saxons 18). He rolls successfully against a Hospitality and all hell breaks loose. He attacks the Saxons (unarmed, but still...) in the Great Hall of the Castle. Axes and swords are drawn and blood is shed. The other knights try to appease both sides to no avail.

In the end, Sir Robert is dragged home in a litter, gravely wounded, and banished from the Court of Salisbury and forbidden to return to Eboracum for the rest of his life. This is a major blow for Sir Robert as his wife died just last year (492 AD) and everyone now shuns him (except his closest friends).
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Now I can totally derail year 494 AD where they were supposed to visit Estregales. Sir Robert must stay and perhaps be forced to serve garrison duty (and have some adventures) or let the player tell me what he wants to do in the meantime.
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Maybe some fans of the best Arthurian RPG would appreciate this?
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Does anybody know if there is a fan-made or official document to quickly lead new players through their grandparent/parent's history after the official start of the campaign? Basically like the way you generate ancestry glory for much of the 400s for knights starting the standard GPC, but extended through the years of the GPC itself.

A new player is joining us after we played from 485 to 510 or so, and I would love a quick d20-per-year roll for the new player to determine how his ancestors were involved in the events the other players have already played through.
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Right now the only thing is the 4th edition core book, which has a family history generator for knights starting in 530 (the default year for that edition) that starts in 490. It's not as detailed as the family history in 5th, but it does the trick.
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Jonathan Smith

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I'm running the GPC and was wondering... Are there times or mechanisms for a home manor to be attacked? Where are the rules?
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The Nocturnal forums had a fan contribution of a better raiding system. Not sure if it covered the PK's home manor. Essentially, in GPC, you could play it out but there were also rules for simply taking the siege or riding out.
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Finally, the Supreme Collegium has spoken and the Knights of Salisbury did not have to spend too much time to make up their minds for them. #Pendragon   #GPC  
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The Google translate button gives a bit of a blind idiot translation, but it works well enough. It translates "boertje" into "little burp" for instance, funny, but it should have been "peasant". 
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Tensions mount as Kings, Dukes and religious leaders gather to choose a new High King for Britain. Now with some modifications to make my blog easier to navigate. And a translate button for you non-dutch types.  #Pendragon   #GPC  
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