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  1. My idea of Passions is: they are a source of really extreme emotions, which can range from positive, very encouraging and inspiring, to disheartening and despairing. When you are a "passionate" human (.i.e, if you have any Passion at all), you can experiment both sides of your Passions. The positive, "inspiring" effect is mostly a psychological effect that drives you to gread deeds; in a similar way, the "disheartening" effect is a psychological effect that drives you to despair and eventually madness. So, when you fumble your Passion roll, you become Mad from despair and do crazy things,
  2. Ok, so thanks to the kind collaboration of MOB, the Italian translations of both #WeArAllUs / #SiamoTuttiNoi adventures are now up on Chaosium's itch.io page: - La Grande Caccia (2020): https://chaosium.itch.io/the-adventure-of-the-great-hunt - La Cerca della Lama Rossa (2019): https://chaosium.itch.io/the-quest-of-the-red-blade In both cases, scroll to the bottom to see the download link. Hope that some fellow Italian GMs and Players will enjoy these two items! I sure had a blast translating them. Roberto
  3. Are you interested in translations to other languages? I'd love to try my hand at translating the quickstart & preview to Italian. Although, no Italian edition of KAP exists right now...
  4. People have noted, in this thread and elsewhere, that IRL the average woman tends to have lower strength than the average man. This could possibly have a (negative) effect on the female knight's effectiveness in combat, also possibly leading to some form of "discrimination" on the part of liege lords. However, again in this thread and elsewhere, it has been noted that women warriors are historically common in several cultures. Do we have any data or documents on how female warriors were evaluated in these cultures? Were they thought of as equal to male warriors? Or, did they tend to have
  5. Good choice, @weasel fierce! I always feel Paladin is a ā€œlittleā€ wonderful gem of a book that still gets too little attention and excitement...
  6. Thanks for the summary, @redmoongoddess! By all means, do it for the new rules as well! The book of magic is called Codex Mirabilis, and if I recall correctly, thereā€™s also a book on religious magic in the works, called Codex Sanctus or something similar. This latter one should be at a much earlier stage of completion.
  7. Needless to say, being the "original" proponent of 50/50 male/female knights, I'm 100% in agreement with Morien here. Morien, thanks for your detailed analysis: I like it A LOT, and will use it for sure in my KAP game! IMO, the matters of knight pregnancy and female inheritance should be treated as sources of possible interesting events and incidents, not as some sort of hindrance to the inclusion of some groups of people: i.e., as an ENRICHMENT of the setting. Roberto
  8. I would like to chime in to say my 2 cents. I'm one of those "small subset of players". I'd like to have about 50% female knights in the KAP corebook. Heck, I'd like to have about 50% of the kings, rulers and other nobles be female. I'd like to have LGBTQ+ characters sprinkled all over the place. I'd like to see some female knight apply fine amor to a male househusband. I'd like to have Dame Lancelotte have an affair with Queen Guenevere Pendragon, and even weirder things. Right there, in the corebook. Will they be there? I don't think so. Would it be a good thing to have them there? I think
  9. @TrippyHippy, this is an understatement! KAP is the very best roleplaying game ever penned, bar none. IMO, of course. ;-) It's also an understatement to say that I'm eagerly awaiting for this(these) announcement(s). I'm positively bouncing off the walls! Regarding "due respect", I don't doubt that the current Chaosium's management are the best people to give KAP the honor it deserves, and to keep true to Greg's vision for the game. After all, Greg himself chose to bring KAP back to Chaosium under this management, and he also personally chose @sirlarkins as his successor as line mana
  10. Ah well, guess I'll just wait for the Codex Mirabilis to be published... Shouldn't be much longer...
  11. Sounds interesting! Is it (legally) available somewhere in the web?
  12. Hi Adaras, to which books exactly are you referring? I only remember magic rules for KAP in 4th Edition, but they don't explain in much detail how to make magical artifacts. I don't know of any KAP "book of magic", as you call it. Is it a French language supplement? In any case, it makes sense that artifacts from the stories are few and far apart, are very important, widely known and grant exceptional abilities: they are the matter of legends. So, whoever gets them receives Glory, since the PK becomes "the famous knight Xyz, who wields the legendary sword Zxy that can kill any giant", and
  13. Hi Peter, sorry for the late reply; if you're still reading here, my best wishes to Ken for his recovering health, and to both for any new (or old) endeavors that you want to accomplish. I imagine you already did that, but have you tried to approach Chaosium for help in continuing your game lines? They are very passionate about RPGs, and K&W books always struck me as some of the best-produced RPG books from a small company out there... And they're clearly up Chaosium's (Dark) alley! As someone else already suggested, Modiphius could be another possible partner. Apart from th
  14. I can confirm: in KAP 5.2, to be a Queen's Knight a PK must win at least one annual contest or tourney. So, it seems to imply an annual membership review.
  15. The map in the PDF is 72 dpi, just like your image. IMO, it's NOT ok for a computer screen, since you can barely read the placenames on it. However, I fear that posting a higher resolution scan from the paper copy would be against Chaosium's copyright. I wouldn't suggest anyone to do it without their written permission.
  16. Yes, I can confirm that the PDF on sale at Drivethrurpg.com, or on Chaosium's own webstore, contains two pages (one for North and one for South) with the detailed map, which is exactly the one Atgxtg posted above. Although, I must say that scan resolution is not that high, and the typeface size used in the map is really small, so it's not the best reading experience on a PC screen: as soon as you start zooming in to read the tiny writings, letters become pixelated. Don't know what happens when you try to print this one; I suspect that you'd be better served by the original map on paper (I own
  17. You mean, a bit like this document by Scruffygrognard? šŸ™‚
  18. @SirGarethBeaumains These news are really intriguing! Can you tell us more without infringing on some NDA? I've been running KAP on and off for 15 years now, and Beaumains remains my Grail, never managed to obtain a copy...
  19. @Darkloutre, please understand that sharing published material is illegal, and you are asking precisely that. @Darkloutre, le partage de matƩriel publiƩ est illƩgal, et vous demandez exactement cela.
  20. I am sure that the English version of BoK does not include any scenario, just 2 pages of instructions to build scenarios. I have the book before me in this moment. I am also almost sure that the name "Thankhad" is never mentioned in any of the English-language books published over the years. I did an automatic's word search on the PFDs of all the books, and found nothing. Edit: By the way, @Crabus, what is the title of this scenario? I've never heard of it.
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