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Author Topic: Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe using Pendragon as rules set  (Read 410 times)

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Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe using Pendragon as rules set
« on: June 06, 2015, 04:53:09 pm »
Has anyone tried doing something like Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe using Pendragon as rules set?

I'm thinking the rules as is would work pretty well, leaving out the "one adventure per year" part of not, with the main difference being the Saxons being more the "native" culture rather than Cymric by that time, and needing to work up some stuff for the Normans.

For background material/sourcebooks, aside from Ivanhoe itself, I have Columbia's Lionheart and I.C.E.'s Robin Hood (as well as Howard Pyle's Robin Hood novel).

I'd like to get something that tells me in simple terms about daily life in the fiefdoms and in the castles and what not, perhaps one of those children's books about "Life in a Castle" or whatever. Any suggestions for that?

Also, has anyone used Pendragon for this sort of thing? How did it work out? Pitfalls to watch for? Other books that might be useful? I'm not worried about TRUE HISTORY so much as having the basics feel real. There could be a dragon or a unicorn and what not, possibly a wizard lurking somewhere, or wicked druids or some such, haven't really decided about whether the supernatural will truly exist at all or if it will just be untrue beliefs as in reality.

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Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe using Pendragon as rules set
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2015, 06:09:29 pm »
Although anachronistic, The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century is readable and seems accurate to me (as a non-historian who reads stuff).
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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2015, 07:43:12 pm »
Quote from: Bren;835462
Although anachronistic, The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century is readable and seems accurate to me (as a non-historian who reads stuff).


Thank you. It also shows Terry Jones' Medieval Lives is often bought with that one.

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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2015, 04:36:34 pm »
I haven't done this, but it would seem an obviously good fit to me.
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