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Sir Mad Munkee

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About Sir Mad Munkee

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  • RPG Biography
    As a wee teen I delved in dungeons and killed dragons. Circumstances prevented much RPGage for a decade or two, but I'm back.
  • Current games
    King Arthur Pendragon is my current jam, and I'm diving into GMing the GPC.
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    American-born Aussie, living in Berlin.

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  1. Sir Mad Munkee

    Winter Phase Summary PDF (in progress)

    I've put in those childbirth rules, for all the very sensible reasons above. I left out the "blessed bonus" bits, which I love, partly due to space limitations on the one-sheet, but also because I quite like the idea of them being the GM's little secret: a player rolls a blessed birth, doesn't have to roll survival, and forgets about the kid until he becomes PK age, then the GM says "by the way, you were a blessed birth, remember? Gimme a d6 roll..." Now I've got 2 versions of the Winter Phase Summary sheet: Plain vanilla KAP 5.2 childbirth Improved Morien & Thijs childbirth Enjoy!
  2. Sir Mad Munkee

    Winter Phase Summary PDF (in progress)

    Thanks to @Morien's clarification, here's a new version which (I think) covers Morien & Thijs' great childbirth suggestions. I quite like 'em! https://www.dropbox.com/s/xo1lmatjx0ia5ix/WinterPhasev03.pdf?dl=0
  3. Sir Mad Munkee

    Winter Phase Summary PDF (in progress)

    On a quick look, I'm finding "-5 if Poor, +1 if Rich, +5 if Superlative" in KAP 5.2. Do you know of any other relevant modifiers in other books?
  4. Sir Mad Munkee

    Winter Phase Summary PDF (in progress)

    Hmm, I know I started originally with a sheet someone else had done. Maybe those were his house rules. I'll flip through the relevant books and correct it. Thanks. Yeah, there are all sorts of imaginable rules and modifiers, but I was going for a "so y'wanna play a knight?" kind of game, and ignoring any other variations. Wanted to keep it all on one page, after all.
  5. Sir Mad Munkee

    Winter Phase Summary PDF (in progress)

    Have another look. That's all in there. I re-worded the improvement stuff (under section 6, Household Member Improvement) you quoted to fit it in, but it's the same in meaning. Is the wording confusing? That's straight up BoEntourage, page 10, and exactly what you quoted above, isn't it? "20+: roll 1d20: 01-19 = no gain, 20 = +1 point." Hrm, where's this from? BoEntourage pg. 10 just describes advancement as it is on this sheet and discussed above. Wouldn't need both, would you? Good ideas. 👍I've added them, so reload it and have a look (same link). As for family events and some more complicated things, I've either included "with the GM" or referenced a page, where the content would've been too complicated to get into on a one-pager. And anything from BoWarlord I've left out for now, since I haven't read it in detail yet.
  6. Sir Mad Munkee

    Character sheet (in progress)

    Oh yeah. This file currently has over 20 layers, but only because I separate the various sections – Passions, Traits, Skills, etc. – into different layers, so I can turn them on and off at will. What InDesign doesn't enable you to do (as far as I know) is to build interactive elements that export into a PDF with logic behind them, like "if British Christian is selected here, turn these layers on and hide those." If I ever decide this is finished-finished, then I could create layers for all the variations, and export a Cymric-British-Christian sheet, and a Cymric-Pagan sheet, etcetera ad nauseum, but that sounds like a bit of a headache. Especially when someone like you throws in one more really good idea. 😆
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    Character sheet (in progress)

    Religious markings This is one of those areas where I'm wishing that InDesign offered a little more in the way of interactive PDFs. I'd love to be able to make one where, when you select religion from a dropdown, the appropriate traits get underlined, and when you select a culture, the skills and their starting values change. As far as I know that's well beyond InDesign's capabilities, but I'm looking into it. Gear Yeah, like I said, copied it thinking, "I'd never use it, but YPMV so maybe someone needs it?" For my purposes I'll happily delete it and use that space for something more important & useful. Thinking about it. Wives & family You mentioning separating out the Family Record reminded me: the idea with the wife on page 2 was that, if someone used only pages 1 & 2 (the core character sheet) and didn't want to keep track of all the family stuff in so much detail (our Ps may V), they'd still have a place for the wife. And I imagine even people using the Family Record would only refer to it occasionally, when there's something to add or change, whereas the wife might be referred to more often. Also on the thinking list.
  8. NOTE: there are now 2 versions of the Winter Phase Summary sheet: Plain vanilla KAP 5.2 childbirth Improved Morien & Thijs childbirth I'm GMing my new campaign's first Winter Phase tomorrow, and wanted a one-sheet with all the relevant stuff to do, collecting all the bits and bobs from BoEstate, Bo Entourage, etc. I'm hoping others might also find it useful. Having said that, I'm almost certain I missed something, for the same reason I wanted this: there are far too many rules expansions, options and exceptions in too many different books. Here it is, have a look, enjoy, and throw your feedback in! 👍 https://www.dropbox.com/s/aijzh8d54h9zcjw/WinterPhasev02.pdf?dl=0
  9. Sir Mad Munkee

    Character sheet (in progress)

    Intentionally. Considering religion is a choice, and different religions have different traits, I couldn't really underline them. I've assumed the GM will go through this with players at chargen, and once they've chosen a religion, he'll tell them which ones to underline. I'm pretty sure this is how all official sheets have been so far, isn't it? Yeah, you may be right. I waver between "people aren't idiots and don't need lines to tell them where to write" and "well, guidelines are helpful", and you've made me aware that it's inconsistent in the current layout. Taken under advisement. This is a case of me copying something from old sheets that I don't really ever use or think about myself. As a GM I don't get into punishing players for putting something on the wrong horse, and I can't think of anything more yawn-inducing than equipment micro-management. I generally just assume all that gear a knight should have, you have, and if, say, a horse sinks into a swamp, I might make a player roll thereafter to see if the gear he wants now is still on one of his remaining horses. But YPMV, yeah? I'll think about this one. You are completely right. I did pages 1 and 2 by themselves, and only added page 3 later, without ever rethinking 1 & 2. Great feedback, thanks!
  10. Sir Mad Munkee

    Character sheet (in progress)

    So, worked in the feedback so far, and a new version is here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/agn12e5esbrbs5q/KAPCharacterSheetv06.1.pdf?dl=0
  11. Sir Mad Munkee

    Book of Sires - Errors Thread

    Finally getting a chance to really read BoSires, so here’s a few things I’ve found... Page 24, first sentence: “Theodoric embrace Lancelot”. There’s a “d” or maybe an “s” missing? Page 90, Battle of the Lochs: says “roll on Trait: 440a”, but 440a is an Events table. Should be 440b, I think? Page 100, third sentence: “High High King Vortigern”. I know he got pretty powerful, but one “High” is probably enough. Page 103, Battle of Morgaine Forest: on a 20 “killedf” Page 109, Year 479: “to the disgust of many * their Dumnonii kinsmen”, there’s an “of” missing there *. Page 113, Invasion of Summerland: not a typo, but the 7-19 result is written in first person plural - “we got through without incident” - whereas the other entries in the same table and throughout the book are second person - “you were told your patrol went missing”.
  12. Sir Mad Munkee

    Hating Cambrians & Cumbrians?

    Yeah, I don't mind at all having rarely used Passions. It's those rare moments when it is relevant that add unexpected and interesting complications. 14 years of nothing, then in 494 the PKs remember the words of their dying father, and boom!
  13. Sir Mad Munkee

    Hating Cambrians & Cumbrians?

    So I checked and, yeah, I screwed up. Not in game, but in memory. One of the players misunderstood and wrote down Cumbrian instead of Cambrian, we straightened it out, and I remembered the conversation, not the context. So both players ended up with a Hate (Cambrian tribesmen) passion, so it’s answered. Thanks! My only remaining question is: does anyone know off the top of their head when in the GPC anything happens where that passion might actually be relevant?