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King Arthur Pendragon: Edition 5.1
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Please Note: There is a new, corrected edition of this Platinum Bestselling game! KAP Edition 5.2 features new artwork and design and completely corrected text.

Capture the Spirit of Arthurian Legend!

Relive the grandeur and romance of the greatest of all legends - the story of King Arthur. Assume the role of a knight starting his career in the time of Uther Pendragon, undertaking quests and perilous adventures for your lord, for your lady-love, for the Church, or for your own glory. Win great renown with your laudable deeds and feats of arms, perhaps even winning the right to carve your name into the Round Table itself as the story of Arthur and Camelot unfolds around you.

With its innovative rules, including the distinctive traits and passions system designed to help you in determining your character's behavior under any circumstances, Pendragon provides a unique roleplaying experience laid out against perhaps the richest tapestry in Western literature.

This Edition 5.1 updates the redesigned and reorganized 5th Edition, and includes new material and rules changes from Greg Stafford, the creator of the original game and author of the 5th edition.


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Thomas S August 26, 2016 11:39 am UTC
Is the 5.1 edition really different from the 5th edition ?
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Nocturnal M August 26, 2016 5:52 pm UTC
There is a little new material and a few rules changes, but it's largely the same. Of benefit is that if you purchase 5.1, you'll receive the soon-to-come Edition 5.2 as a free upgrade. 5.2 has all-new artwork (from the gorgeous Spanish translation) and the entire book has been scrubbed for errors.
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Jeremy D October 06, 2016 10:19 pm UTC
Hi Stewart, will 5.2 also be offered as POD? I have the PDF, and I'm looking at getting a Hard Copy as I'm really enjoying the game.
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Nocturnal M October 06, 2016 10:43 pm UTC
Yes, it will be available as POD and also available in game stores as there will be a limited print run.
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Andrew M August 23, 2016 10:55 pm UTC
No hyperlinks? No sale.
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Nocturnal M August 26, 2016 5:52 pm UTC
Edition 5.2 will have links. See the reply above for more information about 5.1 > 5.2.
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Andrew M August 26, 2016 11:32 pm UTC
Thanks, Stewart. That changes everything.

Not sure why I'm coming up anonymous when I'm logged in, but anyway: thanks.
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Karl R August 07, 2016 5:03 pm UTC
Are there still rules for Magic-using character creation and Magic Rules in KAP5.1?
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Nocturnal M August 26, 2016 5:53 pm UTC
There is no magic in Edition 5+, but Book of Magic is nearing final draft.
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mike R December 05, 2017 9:39 pm UTC
Whats the word on Book of Magic?
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THOMAS B November 19, 2015 12:47 pm UTC
So what differences are there between King Arthur Pendragon 5.1 edition and the 5th edition?
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Nocturnal M August 26, 2016 5:54 pm UTC
Sorry this was overlooked! I answered the same question above. Hope that provides guidance.
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THOMAS B August 27, 2016 1:15 pm UTC
I'm glad to hear that you have Book of Magic reaching a final draft, because any Pendragon campaign I run I plan for magic very much play a role.
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Nocturnal M June 09, 2015 5:51 pm UTC
Hello James,
GPC is 99% ready for KAP 5.1. There are a number of recent books that are all 5.1 supplements, including three that were updated within the past month or so: Book of the Warlord, Book of the Estate, and Book of the Entourage. But also appropriate are Book of Records, Knights & Ladies, Battle 2, and Armies. Welcome to KAP! Get great advise at the Pendragon forums at the Nocturnal Media website.
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Jim S June 08, 2015 10:46 pm UTC
I ordered this book, alongside The Great Pendragon Campaign as it seemed to be a vast, campaign setting. Are there any supplements that specifically work with 5.1?

Please and thank you.

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