Pendragon is a game exceptionally well suited to solitaire play. Strongly flavored ruleset, as much complexity or simplicity as a player desires, enough random elements to keep everything fresh, a host of written adventures and the strongest RPG campaign ever - it even has a highly detailed personality system to determine how any character of import is likely to act in a given situation. With a gm emulator, it could basically serve as an incredibly flexible crpg.
There is one question on my mind, though; how many Player Character Knights should ?
The way I see it, there are three options, each with their own benefits and drawbacks:
1: One player knight at a time, one family. Benefits: Low amount of paperwork, strong genre emulation, strong centralized story focus. Drawbacks: High risk (either game over or roll up a new family if you run out of relatives), pigeonholing (either you minmax, play a generalist, or restrict your options to a specific specialization [Not necessarily a big drawback considering a super specialist can still eat it on a random roll]), heaviest leaning on NPCs for interaction, most adventures assume multiple party members.
2: Multiple player knights, all members of one family. Benefits: Less risk, more diverse specialties and personalities, little modification to existing adventures, in-built reason for adventuring together. Drawbacks: More paperwork, divided story focus, still a risk of wiping out the dynasty. Neutral (Could be Good or Bad): Still a singular origin point, still a significant overlap in opinions and possibly expertise due to family trait.
3: Multiple player knights, separate families for each. Benefits: Least risk, most diverse array of specialties and personalities, no modification to existing adventures. Drawbacks: Largest amount of paperwork, very divided story focus, needs a specific reason to adventure together. Neutral (Could be Good or Bad): Diverse origin points, greatest potential for interpersonal drama due to varying personalities, loyalties, and beliefs.
So folks, which do you think is the best way to do it? I understand different people will have different preferences (the ultimate answer is "whatever you find most fun," but I would like to hear your opinions and experiences.