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  1. 13 minutes ago, Atgxtg said:

    Well generally the players shouldn't be making Stewardship rolls. Typically a knight manor was seen to be his wife or his Steward,  and the players should use their skill scores instead.

    Yes, I meant the players' bailiffs/wives. After their introductory scenario, I had them go through the Winter Phase, and when they rolled 2d6+5 for their bailiff's Stewardship skill, the guy who rolled a 17 failed his Maintenance roll.

  2. 10 hours ago, Morien said:

    Well yes, since you go from 10% death chance (assuming death on 1-2)  to 1% death chance (10% x 10%). Taking 15 years, this becomes 86% survival rate, only 1 in 6 dies.

    And I fully expect players to blow their Stewardship rolls some years, making it a 1/16th chance (1-5 and 1-5 due to Poor Maintenance) every now and again. By the same token, some years their children will only die if they roll two 1s.

  3. 7 hours ago, Morien said:

    Congratulations! And by all means, that is what the forum is all about! :)

    Do you have the GPC extension (from BoUther or standalone) starting at 480, or are you starting at Year 485 (GPC)? In the former case, you might download the Marriage of Count Roderick, which is available for free from Chaosium site. It helps to bulk up the early 480s, as well as establish the Salisbury-Levcomagus feud. Well, you might download it anyway, to get the context for that feud, as well as a framework for running 'embassies' of your own.

    Here are a few of old Nocturnal Forum threads that might help (the first one does have some relevance for campaigns starting in 485, too):

    Starting the Campaign in 480 rather than 485: Things to consider http://kapresources.wpengine.com/Pendragon Forum Archive/index.php/t-2552.html

    Lethality of Pendragon: When it is and when it isn't http://kapresources.wpengine.com/Pendragon Forum Archive/index.php/t-2279.html

    Anarchy: Some GMing advice (especially about the Sauvage Forest) http://kapresources.wpengine.com/Pendragon Forum Archive/index.php/t-2589.html

    Grand Unified Adventure Timeline http://kapresources.wpengine.com/Pendragon Forum Archive/index.php/t-2802.html


    I'm going all in, starting at 480 (I have the BoU), so thanks for all the links!

    With the GPC in the back of my mind, I had the PKs make their family histories with the Book of Sires and adjusted birth dates for themselves/father/grandfather. But I didn't realize Roderick wasn't married in 479, so they met Ellen and their child in Sarum, but I can easily retcon that (I also need to retcon their chargers and a couple other minor things anyway).

  4. As Hzark suggested, I ran a one-shot of Pendragon for my gaming group when our regular GM couldn't show to run Pathfinder. It was the introductory scenario from KAP 5.2 where the squires go on a bear hunt, fight some bandits, and then get knighted. A couple of days later, I got an email asking if I could run a bi-weekly campaign on a different day. Here comes the Great Pendragon Campaign!

    (I guess that also means more questions will pop up on this forum.)

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    3 hours ago, Atgxtg said:


    Note that rich, superlative etc does not mean that the knight has extra money, but that he generally has less, since he is spending extra on his upkeep to live a better lifestyle. This kinda means that rich and superlative knights have multiple manors or some additional source of income, such as an officer's position. So if a PK wants to live as a rich knight he is spending another  £3 to do so, not earning another £3. 


    Does that reflect itself in new clothes, or just in the bonuses they get to childbirth tables and the like?

    Also, what should a PK's caretaker's Stewardship skill be set at?

  6. I don't think my prospective players are all that interested in manor maintenance, so I want to keep it simple. I plan to use the Winter Phase chart from GPC and giving PKs the following income (per manor):

    Impoverished £2, Poor £5, Ordinary £10, Rich £13, Superlative £15, Spectacular £20

    My question is: How much of that income should be deducted for family upkeep? Is that already considered in the roll? Does it depend on if the knight is married and how many kids they have? Should I stay with simplicity and just say it's pure profit?

  7. Let's say somebody's grandfather is a Dissident of Vortigern's policies, and then the father becomes a knight. Is the father automatically a Dissident, or does he start out Neutral? I've been assuming he starts out Neutral and changes according to what happens to him specifically, which could lead to an interesting situation where grandfather and father end up fighting on opposite sides in a battle. What have you guys been doing?

    Actually, let's add another question here: The Book of Sires and Book of the Warlord say becoming a Vassal Knight is worth 200 Glory, while KAP 5.2 says it is only 50. Furthermore, the BoW says you can only get 1,000 Glory for any one deed, so if you are knighted as a Vassal Knight, are you capped at 1,000 instead of 1,200? What's the consensus?

  8. I was thinking about tweaking the Distinctive Features table to come up with skill modifiers based on APP:

    APP                                   Courtly Skill Modifier*

    5-6                                               -2

    7-9                                              -1

    10-12                                          0

    13-16                                           +1

    17+                                             +2

    * Compose, Courtesy, Dancing, Falconry, Flirting, Gaming, Heraldry, Intrigue, Orate, Play (Instrument), Romance, Singing, Tourney.

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