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    Line Editor, King Arthur Pendragon RPG
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    King Arthur Pendragon, Call of Cthulhu, Runequest, World of Darkness
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  1. The new edition of the Great Pendragon Campaign is expanding into a multi-volume set, so there will be lots more detail on all the Periods. More stuff on the Silchester Rebellion, the Roman War, the Grail...lots of exciting work already under way. The default start time for Sixth Edition is moving back to Boy King, and the initial focus for the line will be on Arthur's reign, but we have some projects in the pipeline for the pre-Arthurian eras as well (yes, even going back to Vortigern...). We're also in the early stages of planning new regional sourcebooks, which I'm planning to include
  2. The current situation is addressed in this thread: Quoting @MOB
  3. Thanks for doing that @SNaomiScott! Great resource. And thanks for checking on permissions first.
  4. Yes! Right now the plan is to release the Book of Salisbury as part of a larger Resource Pack that will include a GM screen and some other materials, similar to the Runequest "GM Screen Pack". Book of Castles will be a standalone release; Matt Ryan (who did the Castle of the Kite illustration for the "Quest of the Red Blade" scenario) is working on diagrams and floor plans even as we speak. Oh, I have many thoughts, and all of them good! We'll be addressing plans and changes in greater detail as we get closer to publication, but I'll just say for now that the core rulebook materia
  5. Sorry I missed the original post back in December! Always happy to answer questions about the book—feel free to tag me or send a DM. This is correct. Through his association with the monarchist movement and the Sovereign Order of St. John, Shabelsky-Bork is intensely interested in locating any potential survivors of the Romanov dynasty, but like a monarchist Uri Geller is just as interested in exposing the fakes. We can assume he or his contacts have been following the thread of clues as Anna/Franziska moved across Europe. He wants to ascertain if she's alive because, well, if she is
  6. The manuscript for the medieval Japanese Pendragon adaptation (working title Monogatari, also referred to as Samurai at times) is complete (I should know—I wrote the final version!) and we'll be going forward with it as well, but it's a ways off in the pipeline. Regardless, all three spinoff games utilize the core Pendragon engine; this certainly wouldn't prevent someone from writing, say, a more historically-grounded BRP game set during the reign of Charlemagne. I'd happily buy it and use it for additional background and adventure material whenever I ran Paladin.
  7. Great topic! For an adult friend, I'd recommend Steinbeck's The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights. For a younger reader, Rosemary Sutcliff's King Arthur Trilogy. For a child, I'd track down the out-of-print books Merlin Dreams and Castles, which I consider companion pieces. Both are gorgeously illustrated by Alan Lee and filled with enchanting imagery and Arthurian tales.
  8. I haven't tried it yet, but there's a ruleset built off the More Core system: https://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums/showthread.php?35056-MoreCore-Themes&p=319357&viewfull=1#post319357
  9. Alas, like many a medieval tale, the Solo GPC chronicles must remain forever unfinished. We did end up completing the run all the way to Camlann, but life got busy and I fell further and further behind. Now it's been too long and my notes are scattered to the winds... I'll see what I can dredge up from memory and try to put together a little "continuation" to post here. 🙂
  10. @Morien has the right idea. The intention with including the pre-gens was so that the scenario could serve as a demo, but they're not "organic" to the scenario in the same way you might find with pre-gens in a Call of Cthulhu scenario. A GM could take the pre-gens and use them to start their own campaign, so we wanted to include both Passions for the GM to do with as they wish. The "King Arthur" and "Camelot" entries in the Current Lord and Current Home entries could be viewed as place-holders in that regard. In retrospect, it might have been less confusing to just leave the spaces blank.
  11. I was recently reminded of a fun little post from (I believe) the Pendragon Google Plus group. With that site now consigned to the memory hole, all I have left is a print-out, which I transcribe below for posterity. My print-out does not include any information on who first wrote this post; if you recognize it and can provide attribution, please do so! Unlocking Achievements in Pendragon Each of the following achievements is worth 100 Glory the first time a Player-knight or lady qualifies for it. Each achievement can only be awarded once in the course of a campaign. A Wonder to
  12. When I do a revised version of the Feast mechanics, I'm definitely going to make adjustments to the Glory awards. My assumption was that feasts would be only occasional things (that's how I tend to run them), but folks seems to like to use them a lot more frequently. Which is certainly flattering, but it really throws off the Glory awards. Feel free to adjust the awards to fit frequency in your campaign. Agreed that NPKs should not be tracked. I like the suggestion of setting a minimum threshold to beat in order to win the feast. Sort of like the quick tournament resolution system. A Pent
  13. Correct, Geniality is only gained when a card is played, not drawn.
  14. Yeah, I'd go in order of seating, and if that's tied I'd give it to the character with more Glory. Using APP works too, depending on your group's preference.
  15. An omission for sure. The Gaming option was added later in the design process, so looks like it didn't get inserted into the text in all the spots it should have. I would certainly allow that interpretation.
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