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  1. Right, Page 204 in the paperback for anyone who wants to look it up later.
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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?
  5. 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 contempor
  6. 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
  7. 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? πŸ™
  8. 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 t
  9. 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.
  10. 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?
  11. BTW, great free resource on medieval beasts online: The Medieval Bestiary
  12. I saved this from the nocturnal forums, which hopefully will be restored soon. Below is someone's - I believe Greg's? thoughts on boosting APP. Note that it boosts certain skills and costs you honor at character creation time if it's below 10. === APP Appearance is one’s exterior look, being visual and thus entirely outward and superficial. Appearance provokes deep responses in human beings, automatic and normally outside of our awareness, never mind being within our control. (Exceptions exist, but not among knights.) APP Interpretation 01-05. Ugly. See below 06-09.
  13. It's a Ming dynasty conversion instead of Three Kingdoms, but you may find useful material in the Great Book of Pendragon Treasures, page 27.
  14. Oh for sure! Always interested in placing the tales in the context of the happenings of the wider world. (I read a good thread yesterday about trying to re-create a cheeseburger in Roman days 😁)
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