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    Long-time reader, not yet a player. Give it time.
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    Currently interested in Exalted 3rd Edition, Call of Cthulhu, and most importantly, Pendragon.
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    Just your regular old introverted nerd, here. Nothing special.

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  1. Holy moly, the hype is real! I'm particularly interested in how they're going to implement a solo-focused "super" knight. Not only is there clearly a market for this sort of campaign (I'm considering one), it's evocative of the source material as well.
  2. 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.
  3. Thank you for the responses. The rules I am referencing are from Pendragon 5.2 core rulebook, pages 68-69 regarding "Your Heir." I hope you can see my source of confusion. It was indeed Size that I was specifically asking about. I mistyped. So, Glory awards allow one to increase a knight's Size after the age of 21? Interesting.
  4. So, I have some questions. Suppose a PK, hereafter called "Sir Thomas," dies, leaving behind an underage son and heir, hereafter referred to as "Sir Henry", who is knighted as soon as he reaches the age of 18. He has the option of inheriting his father's attributes. 1. Are these the attributes Thomas started with at the beginning of his career, or are they the attributes he had when he died?* 2. Thomas gave Henry a 15 Body^ score. Is Henry allowed to raise his Body score using Glory points and such until he reaches 21? 3. Henry dies, leaving behind young Richard as his son and heir. When Richard is knighted, does Richard inherit the attributes Henry had at 18, or 21?* 4. Henry had a child with a faerie woman, a son we shall call Aedon. Is Aedon allowed to inherit Henry's attributes if he's half-fae? With or without cultural modifiers? *I presume the answer to these questions is "the one that's less overpowered," but I just want to be sure. Edit: ^I mistyped. The Attribute I meant was Size.
  5. Thanks for telling me. So, @sirlarkins, what's the news with Pendragon?
  6. I hadn't heard about the Book of Salisbury. I presume it's to flesh out the default county with estates, characters, history and plot hooks?
  7. Howdy ya'll. Ever since poor Greg Stafford passed on, may he rest in peace, I haven't heard any news regarding Pendragon. Anybody know how the line is coming along? I understand from this post here that there were more supplements in the pipeline after Book of Sires: http://www.sirlarkins.com/blog/2018/8/6/now-it-can-be-told-or-hear-ye-hear-ye I unfortunately don't know where to go to get updates about that sort of thing. Pendragon is one of the all-time greats, and I want to continue supporting it.
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