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Author Topic: King Arthur Pendragon 5e: Current books?  (Read 2317 times)

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King Arthur Pendragon 5e: Current books?
« on: June 19, 2016, 04:30:38 pm »
I see quite a few sourcebooks out there for Pendragon, at least on DriveThruRPG. Which ones are relevant for KAP 5E games?  :confused:
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« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2016, 07:58:16 pm »
5e KAP rules
5.1 KAP rules
The Great Pendragon Campaign
Pendragon Gamemaster Chracters
The titles in the Leather Books of KAP bundle-
The Book of the Warlord
The Book of Uther
The Book of Battle 2nd Edition
The Book of the Estate
The Book of Records: Vol 1 Knights

The GPC: King Uther Expansion is included in the Book of Uther
The Book of Knights and Ladies
The Book of the Manor
The Book of Battle (1st edition)
The Book of Armies
The Book of the Entourage

The rest were written for previous editions, but the core game mechanics have changed very little over the years. Specific details may have changed, but it is not at all dificult to use the older material for the current edition.

All of the sourcebooks and supplements add detail and focus to particular aspects of the game, but other than the Great Pendragon Campaign are really optional.

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« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2016, 10:33:37 pm »
If I wanted a general Malory-esque[1] King Arthur game where I specifically didn't want the GPC (yes, I know it's awesome, it's just never going to happen with my group) but also as much PC variety as possible, which books should I acquire?


[1] I almost said "Malorian" there, but the awful Eddings flashbacks brought me to my senses
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« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2016, 07:24:46 am »
For variety in PCs The Book of Knights and Ladies is a must, it expands character generation beyond the core rules' default to Silsbury knights.

The original "The Pendragon Campaign" is pay what you want and would give an overview of the whole thing.

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« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2016, 11:02:28 am »
Book of the Estate/Book of the Manor
Book of Battles 2nd/Book of Battles 1st

What are the major differences between these?  Difference between 5 and 5.1? More detail?
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« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2016, 01:54:34 pm »
Book of the Manor is detailed economics for small holdings, Book of the Estate is the newer economic system and covers large holdings.

I don't have 5.1 so I can't say what has changed. I think the errata from 5.0 have been corrected, but I am not sure what else changed.


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« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2017, 03:22:29 am »
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One of the masterpieces of RPG design is up on Bundle of Holding, along with the amazing Great Pendragon Campaign.

Two bundles, as well.  I missed out on the Cyberpunk 2020 one since I already have everything, so those bastards came up with some other way of getting my money. :)
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« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2017, 05:03:17 pm »
Totally agree on Book of Knights and Book of the Manor.
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« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2017, 07:04:27 pm »
And just to be clear, they're on KAP 5.2 now, although a POD option isn't available yet, and it doesn't sound like there are any major changes. Just some corrected text and new art.

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« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2017, 08:13:51 pm »
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Book of Battles 2nd/Book of Battles 1st

Book of Battle 2nd is, according to Stafford, the Battle System he's always wanted for KAP. It isn't more detail than 1st... it's different. Use 2nd.

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« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2017, 08:20:01 pm »
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If I wanted a general Malory-esque[1] King Arthur game where I specifically didn't want the GPC (yes, I know it's awesome, it's just never going to happen with my group) but also as much PC variety as possible, which books should I acquire?

Keep in mind that the core rulebook is going to give you a LOT of information to build exactly this.

The value in getting the GPC is that it gives you the details of the Five Phases of the campaign. What weapons and armor changes through the history of the GPC. The first phase is more historical. But as magic increases during Arthur's reign anachronistic armor (like plate) is introduced.

As for PC variety, remember that everyone is a Knight, but that Traits and Passions will be what distinguishes one PC from another.

In Mallory everyone pretty much is a Christian knight. But if you really want want more variety for the PCs grab the Book of Knights and Ladies.

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« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2017, 11:39:10 am »
I can't imagine ever wanting to run the Pendragon Campaign, but I do enjoy King Arthur Pendragon. Wasn't there that one Saracen knight in Le Morte D'Arthur: Sir Palamedes?

The 4th edition books give you enough information to make knights from various places, and I think it's better than 5th edition as a result, but they are essentially the same game. I like 4th because everything I need is in one fat book. I would caution anyone using 4th to be careful about letting anyone use the magic rules. Personally I don't let PCs have access to it and disregard the inclusion of such rules.
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« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2017, 12:11:01 pm »
Just a reminder: 15 days, 9 hours...
King Arthur Pendragon Bundle of Holding
Pendragon+2 Bundle of Holding

The Aquelarre Backerkit lets you order KAP 5.2 with art from the Spanish Edition.
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Yes, Sean Connery's thumb does indeed do megadamage. - Spinachcat

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« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2017, 01:46:30 pm »
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The Aquelarre Backerkit lets you order KAP 5.2 with art from the Spanish Edition.

   And if you had edition 5.1 from the previous bundle, or perhaps from any other previous purchase on DriveThruRPG, you'll be uploaded to 5.2 automatically--and it is gorgeous.