Sunday, March 23, 2014

[Pendragon] Great Pendragon Campaign: Year 488 - Against the Franks

The long-promised invasion of the continent finally comes, and the PCs get a taste of the grim realities of Dark Ages warfare.



Featuring:

Jen
Jade
Brendan
Dave S.

The campaign's wiki can be found here.

11 comments:

  1. Hey, I picked up Pendragon 5.1 from drive thru RPG, and can't seem to find the feast event cards, or the ones for when you are improving your manor. ( If I'm interpreting what I'm hearing from your game properly, and those actually exist! ) any idea why this might be?

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    1. You know, during the session I actually thought to myself, "I hope people don't get the impression that all this stuff is in the core book..." No joke!

      The manorial system (including improvements) is presented in The Book of the Estate:

      http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/115353/Book-of-the-Estate?affiliate_id=3777

      The feast event cards are based on fan-generated content. Here they are in table form:

      http://www.scribd.com/doc/193524976/Pendragon-Feast-Events-Table

      I was feeling ambitious a couple years back and transferred the table onto a business card template, then printed it out on business card paper you can get at office supply stores. But the table works perfectly fine.

      I combined that table with the rules presented here:

      http://nocturnal-media.com/forum/index.php?topic=895.msg7753#msg7753

      (Note that the events reference some other elements of that person's house rules--stuff like Status Loss that's not in the core rules. When that sort of thing comes up, I just make a note in my campaign journal that Lady So-and-So now looks more favorably on Sir Knight.)

      And as long as I'm talking about fan content, the yearly event tables I use during the Solo portion of each Winter Phase can be found here:

      http://gspendragon.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/pendragoneventssummerwinter1.pdf

      And the Kin Events table is here:

      http://gspendragon.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/pendragoneventskin.pdf

      If you have any other questions, please fire away! :)

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  2. Welcome back from madness Sir Pace! Just think of all the many, many injuries that might have injured your friends if you hadn't been here!

    I really like that this system has a method for covering what happens to players who aren't able to make it for a session so that their character still gets to do some things, and can loop that into the ongoing narrative. It's surprisingly flexible, and even though maybe missing a session runs the slight risk of having your Estate raided by frustrated nobility, it's still handled very well.

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    1. Thanks Jake!

      Yeah, a lot of the really fun and interesting stuff that people talk about from games past tend to happen pretty frequently due to the random number generator. It's a system I've attempted to implement, to varying degrees of success, in some of the games that I run.

      But Pendragon is just so...awesome. (Also still stoked that I didn't go mad this time).

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  3. Okay, I had to try really hard not laugh out loud at work when the jokes about the stewards started flowing. Having so much fun listening to this.

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  4. The rules for the feast cards seems to be a dead link. Any help with this?

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    1. No prob--I ported the rules over to the Obsidian Portal wiki:

      https://a-matter-of-britain.obsidianportal.com/wikis/feast-events

      Something we discovered through play-testing was: either take out the "Time Passes" cards or else leave them in but give everyone a card automatically. It was a source of frustration for low-APP characters to actually make their roll only to pull "Time Passes"...

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  6. Thank you so much for the repost. I have a set of cards that has three colors on them. Red, black, and blue. Any rules for what the colors mean? I have one rule set where I believe the red are mandatory so I deduced that black is optional. But what would blue be. Any help out there, good Knights?

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  7. Any Idea on what the card colors mean? Including blue ones? Thanks.

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    1. In some versions of the rules, a PC can roll Courtesy to excuse themselves from a card's indicated action. The Red cards are meant to be events you *can't* evade with Courtesy. The Blue cards are universal activities that every PC must take part in.

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