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  1. Might Cornwell's Winter King series be a good inspiration if we went in this general direction, especially as they have a more historical flavor?
  2. Thanks very much for the clarifications, gents! The first person was what tripped me up--I read this as Greg's personal voice, not a knight's voice, and was wondering about his conviction 😄 Excited to see more about public & private honor...
  3. Greg wrote a note: “Gwen is honorable & I’ll kill anyone who disagrees.” I am open to this interpretation, but the case is not immediately clear to me. Can someone argue this based on the game rules? I am looking at 5.2 since the "Great Hunt" preview doesn't substantively speak to honor. In 5.2, the dishonorable acts list includes "Breaking an oath" (-3, marriage?) and "treachery against a member of your family" (-5, infidelity?) Even if her infidelity is of lesser magnitude than what these acts refer to, it seems relevant. Are there some affirmative actions she takes that nullify this?
  4. Right, Page 204 in the paperback for anyone who wants to look it up later.
  5. Without surnames, how do you denote a family in your campaign? Using the "Titles" section of KAP 5.2 as a reference, If we use "of <place of origin>": Is this the character's homeland? How geographically-specific do we get? How does this reconcile with what the character might rule? Especially if the character eventually gains a title like Count of Rydychan? Confounding example: the de Gales family are well-known, but what if a new, semi-prominent family arises in Gales? If we use a patriarch's name, what about related family that do not have the patriarch as their father? Do we use something like cadet branches? Epithets (e.g. "the bold") are nicely unique, but they only describe an individual
  6. This was a good reminder to me that I am viewing the story through a 21st century American lens, thanks. And great clarification on the meaning of "worshipful". Yes, the Grail's implicit acceptance of Garlon's presence was really bugging me! Thank you for this alternate interpretation of the stroke. @Voord 99 I also appreciate your integration of player character adventures into what might otherwise be solely background machinations.
  7. Yes, I think that Pellam is quite justified in retaliating against Balin. But in terms of holding him to a higher standard, and to your point about the Orkneys, it seems that Pellam is seen as remarkably moral or "worshipful", where, say, Agravaine is certainly not. Is there text to be found, or rationalization to be offered, that point to particularly noble qualities of Pellam, aside from his descendancy from Joseph of Arimethea?
  8. Sir Garlon behaves just about the most shamefully of any knight in the literature, running around invisible and arbitrarily assassinating knights and ladies alike. When Sir Balin attacks him, King Pellam, as I've seen written in some Pendragon materials somewhere, chooses Love(Family) over Hospitality in siding with his brother over Balin. What I always struggle with is the narrative heaping of praise on Sir Pellam, given his enabling of his horrible brother. For example, Sir James Knowles calls Pellam "the truest and most worshipful of living knights". While I understand the contemporary values prize loyalty to the family, is that true even in this most extreme circumstance? How can we reconcile the assertion of Pellam being some sort of British paragon given that the only major behavior he exhibits is defending his infamously dishonorable brother?
  9. Sorry to necro this thread, but for the sake of posterity, I wanted to add two more timelines I had found. I'm attaching a spreadsheet of adventures ordered by year that was made by folks in the Pendragon Yahoo group. Nightbringer has another timeline that uses a different start date (410) but you should be able to essentially add a century to all dates. Pendragon Adventure Order.xls
  10. After hearing that the new Malleus Monstrorum was finalizing, the wheels started turning in my head about adding some Lovecraft to Logres. I was digging around, and found this thread of interesting ideas. Some highlights: Anyone have any other dark thoughts? 🐙
  11. Post acquisition by Verizon, Yahoo abruptly announced it would end its Yahoo groups service 😭 Groups are now no longer accessible to the public, and there was a KAP players' group dating back to 2001 that was affected. The good news is that Yahoo is allowing users who had belonged to the group to download its data until the end of January, which encompasses: All emails sent to the group. The list of useful URLs the group had recorded. A number of player's aid files, including things like maps, house rules, compendia, etc. I was a member of the group, and was able to obtain it. The Chaosium forums seem to be the new hub for KAP players, so does it make sense to share the files here?
  12. I've only recently started running a game too. The traits and passions really set Pendragon apart from other systems. Be sure to engineer moments where two or more different traits/passions conflict when the character's making a decision. Bonus points if they are 16+ values, because there's an extra element of compulsion. Each of these situations will accumulate, year over year, allowing the player to make their character their own.
  13. It looks like the forum may not be indexed by Google currently? I tried a Google search using "site:http://kapresources.wpengine.com/" and no results came up. Is there a robots.txt or something that can be configured to have Google index it? Is the volunteering Chaosium-only, or could some hypothetical grassroots Pendragon-playing IT folks take it on?
  14. BTW, great free resource on medieval beasts online: The Medieval Bestiary
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