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What is Knight?

This is the older, Kickstarter edition of Knight. The 2nd Edition version is here!

Hail and well met!

KNIGHT is a tabletop storytelling and roleplaying game where you and your friends get to live out your knightly, chivalric fantasy with your friends. 

It is inspired by Welsh myth, the legends of King Arthur, the King Arthur Pendragon by Chaosium, Into the Odd by Chris McDowell, the Forged in the Dark games begun by John Harper and Microscope by Ben Robbins.

In this game you are a knight - though exactly what sort of knight is up to you. Perhaps you are a valorous tourney knight, skilled with the lance, or a master of occult lore. Perhaps you are a manipulator in the courts, with your spies whispering secrets in your ear, or a battlefield commander, ready to protect the realm. 

Whoever you create, your knight undoes evil and protects the innocent in Avalon - a fantastic land of magic and myth. You may slay monsters, drive back barbarian hordes, woo a spouse for power, fall in love with someone else, and die duelling your brother to the death for honour.
The game isn't just about your knight. Between quests, time passes, and the game provides procedures to tell grander stories. Perhaps your lands may be beset by raids, or a pagan faith appeal to give them safe harbour, and you (or your someone in your house) may find themselves an an illicit affair. You also create factions and points of interest about the world, which become in turn the seeds for later quests.

This game is designed to be welcoming to any who wish to strap on armour and fight for glory. There are no limitations to creating individuals of many types of faith, ideal, gender, or other personal identity, concept or disposition.  

Finally, your first character is not your last; in time, as your knights die or retire, their heirs take over the leadership of the House. When you have played three generations of knights is the campaign over. 


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Reviews and Actual Plays
For a podcast review by Who Needs Heroes, check out 
They also do an actual play, if you want to see the system in action, check out -
Corey at Dead Unicorn Club interviews me about the game here - 
Lu2D reviews knight here -
Daddy rolled a 1 has a review and page through here -
TableDive has an actual play here -

Quotes from Playtesters and Readers

As someone who reads a lot of less talked about RPG's, Knight is simultaneously one of the most interesting and innovative yet fundamentally easy to understand RPG's I've read in a while. It also slots well into a less explored niche of fantasy RPG and one that fascinates me. 
- Riley

It was such a delight to read through Knight. It filled me with nostalgic feelings about King Arthur back when I was just little. We played a test game and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was like watching Excalibur, but at our table. I thoroughly enjoyed this and can not wait to be running this game for other people. 
- Shayne @ Bea_DnD

I was really surprised how accessible Knight is, without sacrificing role play and agency. 
Knight really does a great job of making you feel part of the big picture, and you are more than a single character and can bring real change to your world. 
- Luke 

Knight is collaborative worldbuilding and storytelling. The pacing is deceptively relaxed for such an engaging and dangerous game. I've never felt like I've achieved so much while not collecting XP or loot. Glory and reputation are far better rewards!
 - Brett

Immediately I was captivated by the direct contribution to an expanding game map & story continuation through family trees. As a TTRPG newcomer, KNIGHT provided a rewarding, simple and fun system. I'm eager to see how the campaign's House dramas unfold.
- Sam

The Rules

Knight is a simple, modern system that combines elements of Into the Odd with storytelling principles from Powered by the Apocalypse and Forged in the Dark games. The rules are designed to be simple, fast, and require no referencing in play. 
The game is a d20 roll under system, with a key difference being that you are always effective. The D20 roll indicates whether some complication occurs. There are no to-hit rolls in this game; Instead, the dice are used to measure how effective you are each round, and to serve as a guide for description of the story.

Resolution for conflict is fast, with all players being involved in the narration and resolution of the mechanics.  

Features of KNIGHT

  • Straightforward, easy to understand rules that do not require referencing during moments of tension or action. 
  • A game about telling a story together, where all players contribute to build the world and people inside it who in turn becomes the focus of future adventures. 
  • A shared map created over the campaign to help build a world of knights, glory, and honour.
  • Stunning and evocative art from classical painters to assist envisioning the isle of Avalon and it's people.
  • A House sheet, where you create a map of your own fief and track the members of your household and the adventures they have. 
  • A Hardcover book to protect the valuable pages therein, as armour protects a knight from harm.
  • A solo player variant for those knights who quest - alone!
Can I take a look?

Absolutely! Have a look at the first few pages, and make a character! See the preview above!

The printing and shipping will be done by Drive Thru RPG print on demand.

Who am I?
I'm Mark, and Armoured Games is my company. When I'm not gaming, I'm looking after my little daughter, working as a high school teacher, and corrupting the youth into roleplaying games. 
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Ben H January 12, 2024 10:35 pm UTC
The link for the updated version takes me to a page that DTRPG says is not accessible.
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Mark B January 13, 2024 9:06 pm UTC
Thanks Ben! I'll adjust it shortly! Basically I have the next edition ready to go (and the drivethrupage) but I'm just getting the kickstarter happening.
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Ben H January 13, 2024 10:00 pm UTC
Thank you for the link!
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Alec P October 13, 2023 1:42 pm UTC
Hi there! Are the solo rule not yet available? I click the link on the website and nothing happens.
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Mark B November 02, 2023 8:11 pm UTC
Hello! Sorry, I didn't get your message until now. Have you got the Solo rules?
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Matt K July 30, 2023 5:32 am UTC
The preview is broken, can you please fix it?
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Mark B July 31, 2023 8:04 pm UTC
Certainly! Fixing now.
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Mark B August 02, 2023 12:17 am UTC
Fixed and up :)
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