For the first time, Let's Roll discusses a role-playing game Siskoid has never played. He OWNS a copy of Pendragon, the role-playing game of Arthurian romance, but has never managed to get a game together. Not so his guest, Gene Hendricks, who HAS played and Gamemastered Pendragon a lot. A CamaLOT. Let's Roll... NOW ON ITS OWN FEED!
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9 responses to “Let’s Roll: Pendragon”
In case anyone is curious, you can find my old Star Ward PBEM website here: https://www.angelfire.com/scifi/StarWarsRpg/star_wars_rpg.htm
I’ve actually heard of Pendragon before, and had some understanding of the basic concepts, but Gene’s breakdown of the gameplay was particularly interesting and informative. For anyone who is interested, it looks like some of the Pendragon books are on sale on DriveThruRPG, as part of their September Historical Settings Sale: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/sale.php?&filters=0_0_0_0_0_100181&cPath=5329. Though, it looks like the sale ends in 19 hours.
Siskoid, I have to say this was a real masterpiece of planning, coordinating this episode with The Green Knight and this DriveThruRPG sale. Nicely done.
I also like your idea of a multi-generational campaign. It reminds me of one of my favorite classic RPG video games, Phantasy Star III. The game spans three generations of heroes, with the choices you make in one generation affecting the characters you have available to you in the next generation.
Thanks for another remarkable episode. I’m off to pick up a copy of Pendragon.
I have nothing to do with it. THEY planned their releases around ME.
That’s even more impressive.
HeAVENS! i’m running a gangbusters game by e-mail RIght now!
The cool thing about gangbusters is there’s A cop and a criminal. THEY have a REASON TO be near each other.
that is great becuse in the first two games I RAN star Frontiers and top secret NOBODY WAS EVER in the same place!
One big advantage of PBEM is having people in different places and not feeling like you’re ignoring players. It also helps when one player wants to do something that the others shouldn’t know about. In my case we had one guy who played an R2 unit and the Protocol Droid was an NPC, so I got to tell the players what the R2 was say and it might not have been 100% word for word.
well my current game has two players working against each other. THAT’S refreshing after a Star frontiers game where no one was ever in the same place!
Parties splitting up is a bane of my existence, though I’ve learned to bounce around between characters, it still annoys me.
Love this game. One of my favorite campaigns was run using this system. I have always run it never gotten a chance to play. My question is how do you like the Paladin setting.