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** With the help of the great fans of KAP, we often update the files for our products. Version 1.2 Now Available. **

** PLEASE NOTE: The printed edition is "color" but the interior pages are NOT full color. Second color is used for some of the text. **

Lifestyles of Ye Rich and Famous

You are a lord among lords — a mighty baron commanding a company of loyal men sworn to your banner. You’ve cut a red swath to the very pinnacle of medieval society. What now?

Book of the Warlord presents an unprecedented look at the workings of the greater nobility during the tumultuous reign of Uther Pendragon, the Anarchy that follows it, and the rise of Arthur the Boy King. From details on the prime movers at court to rules concerning baronial rights, holdings, armies, liberties, and temptations, it is the definitive guide to living large in the Early Phase of the Great Pendragon Campaign — itself widely hailed as one of the seminal works in the history of roleplaying games.

Players get a streamlined way to manage their enormous holdings, two new courtly solo scenarios, and an all-new mini-game for simulating Graft, that ever-present temptation for those in positions of power. Gamemasters get a ton of never-before-seen maps, an astonishing catalog of over 200 castles, rules for quickly generating warlord Gamemaster characters, and much more.

Made by and for fans of the award-winning King Arthur Pendragon roleplaying game, the must-have Book of the Warlord contains a true treasure trove of material for any medieval or fantasy roleplaying game.

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Troy R June 26, 2015 9:43 am UTC
Thanks Stewart, my first batch arrived and it looks like more are available in hard copy now. And apologies! To clarify, I meant the 5th / 5.1 editions.

Can't wait for payday now, will have to pick up the rest! :-)
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Nocturnal M June 19, 2015 4:57 pm UTC
Version 1.2 is the newly correct, updated edition. There's unlikely to be another update for a very long time!
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Erik B June 19, 2015 11:22 am UTC
Is this (1.2 version) the 'official one'? Or is it another one (like 1.3?) on the way?
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Nocturnal M June 05, 2015 6:32 pm UTC
Are you seeking recent KAP books that are available via POD on DTRPG, or do you mean pre-KAP 5.0 books from Chaosium and Green Knight? If you're specifically after WARLORD, then it will be available in print soon. The file was recently updated and we're awaiting a new proof copy before it's re-activated for print sales.
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Troy R June 04, 2015 1:12 am UTC
I'm interested in getting hard copies of some of the Pendragon supplements which are currently only available in pdf.

What's the best way to obtain these?

Thanks in advance for your advice :-)
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Nocturnal M May 18, 2015 7:49 pm UTC
Erik, very sorry that the price is disagreeable. We did add a couple $ because this book prints in color, but even so it would have been $45. The true answer is that WARLORD took many months for Greg and a whole team of assistants to craft and it's simply impossible to create a book like this that bumps other product down the schedule and then not charge something akin to the time the book required to create. A 200-page book of fluff pieces written in 30 days even the best freelancer writer could be less costly, but this book is too dense and took too much time. You may not believe it, but at this price, considering the time this book required, WARLORD is a bargain.
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Erik B May 19, 2015 1:22 pm UTC
Ok, thanks for takeing the time to reply back. I do understand what you're saying. I am a student these days, and haven't that much of a stable finance to rely on, hence my chagrin. I am gonna buy it, but prefer to take the chance of you and Nocturnal having a sale sometime in the future. Anyway, I do appreciate the fact that these kind of books still are being put together. And at the same time, I also much prefer the 1st edition Pendragon simplicity.
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Erik B May 15, 2015 6:26 am UTC
Extremely expensive HB book IMO. Why this price?
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Ed S January 24, 2015 10:26 am UTC
Still no preview.
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Malcolm W December 08, 2014 8:43 pm UTC
Thanks for reporting that, Doyle. We're investigating.
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Icculus P March 11, 2016 8:30 pm UTC
over a year later ... did investigation bear fruit? because the full-size preview is "Not found" today.
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Nocturnal M March 11, 2016 8:35 pm UTC
We tried a few options but everything was inexplicably buggy. I then put this aside for other matters since there hasn't been a big demand for the full-size preview. I'll put it back on the list of to-do's.
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Icculus P March 11, 2016 8:55 pm UTC
thanks for the lightning response! i got the gist from the smaller version (only gets as far as the TOC anyway). no doubt i'll be snapping it up soon enough; already catching up on most of the 5.1 materials.
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Doyle T December 06, 2014 11:46 pm UTC
The large preview does not appear to be working.
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