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  1. Although not very creative, if both of her daughters had the same name
  2. As a transwoman, I didn't mind the word "trap" before I knew its story, as I only had heard about it in anime contexts. Once I learnt about its history and trans panic defense (fortunately, that doesn't work in Spanish courts, so I never encountered it until I started reading more America-centric LGBT sources) I started to find it extremely distasteful and offensive. This is an interesting thread, by the way. I'm a Glorantha newbie (my experience is mostly related to KoDP and Six Ages, and I've never played either RQ or HQ), but I find these threads very interesting. I like the kind of fantasy which Glorantha embodies, specially when it deals with gender, which very few RPG settings dare to do!
  3. One of my players is a female player using a Lady Knight. I talked with her beforehand about how to deal with it (I didn't want to discourage it. I'm a woman, I won't reject female characters out of hand!) and she told me she was interested in being an outsider, and having to deal with the limitations imposed by her gender (she had her husband imposed upon her by her lord, for example) and being seen as some kind of freak. We also determined she was the first Lady Knight in living memory (and knights being such a recent thing, probably the first Lady Knight, full stop) so we decided that she was a bit of a sign: if she does well and gets a lot of Glory, Lady Knights will probably be slightly more accepted: not common, but something you can find in some areas (mostly in their county, where she would be more respected and influential) in small numbers, and be treated with more respect and rights (like being allowed to choose their husbands and run their states without being wards), but if she fails, specially if she fails hard, she will be seen as an example of why women shouldn't be knights. She is dealing with a bit more shit than the other knights, but when I asked she told me that if she didn't want to deal with patriarchal limitations and stereotypes she wouldn't be playing a female knight She also has 17 Proud, which isn't making things easier for her.
  4. As this is the current BoKL thread... In age, for starting women, it says that all calculations are made assuming the character is 16 years old. But later, in the skills section, it says that if you are 16, you use handmaiden skills instead of the main lady skills. If so, do the standard tables assume you are 21 years old? If so, why does the book tells you at the start you are suppossed to be 16 years old, but then the table is for older ladies and the "standard" starting age sends you to a subrule? I'm confused :S
  5. How would you track the glory of disguised characters? I´m specially interested in ladies disguising themselves as knights, which as I have seen, is a pretty common plot for Lady Knights. For example, Lady Nauhaus is also Sir Ellian, the errant knight who sometimes appears in tournaments and other events. Would she have two Glory tracks, one for each of her identities, and they combine once her identity is revealed? Does she have a single Glory score? This also goes for other characters, of course. If Sir Mavion goes out and fights a giant while disguising as Sir Brannis, who would get the Glory? If people later discover that it was Sir Mavion who did the deed, instead of Sir Brannis as assumed, would the Glory transfer to him?
  6. Sometimes, I´ve read in the game about dogs and cats running around the halls of lords and knights and want to know... 1º)Were cats kept as pets? If so, what races of cats could be found in England at this time? 2º)I know that lords kept dogs, but did they have non-hunting dog, kept as pets instead of hunting hounds? If so, what kind of breeds were found? I guess in the Romance Era, lapdogs for the ladies would fit the aesthetic of the court, although they are probably anachronistic. Anyone have any information about these issues?
  7. Yeah, Don Quixote is a deconstruction and a parody of the whole chivalry novel genre (in the novel, they mock a lot of popular Italian, Catalan and Spanish chivalry novels from the era), so I don´t think how well it would fit in Pendragon. Not very well, I guess. The romances around the Reconquista, like the Cid (who in one of the tales was so brave a pair of lions calmed themselves when seeing him, impressed by his valor! If that is not a Valorous crit, I don´t know what it is!), but also many other lesser known romances, would probably fit Pendragon more
  8. Greetings. I have Pendragon 5.1 (the Spanish version is 5.1, so it´s the one I have) so I don´t know if this is answered in the 5.2 version. Imagine that I have 18 in Sword, and I am fighting against two enemies. I know that when you are mounted, and they are not, the modifier is applied after dividing the skill roll (for example, I apply 9 against each one, +5, 14 against each enemy). What happen when you add Passions to a roll? Are they added before dividing, modifying the original skill? Or after dividing? So, in the above example, if I have +10 from a successful Passion roll and I´m fighting against two enemies... Do i have 14 (18+10=28, 28/2=14) or 19 against each enemy (18/2=9. 9+10=19). I guess it is the prior one, so you add before dividing, but I wanted to be sure. Last session one player was saved because we were adding the modifier after the divide, but now we are talking about it and he thinks he won undeservedly and feels a bit dirty, so this is why I am asking. Thank you. I recently bought this game, and my players are loving it.
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