Product Rating: 5 out of 5
Cost Value: 5 out of 5
Total Pages: 6
So here's this FREE supplement for King Arthur Pendragon 5.1 and you're thinking, "well it must be short on content and minimal on game play addition". And you'd be wrong.
The Marriage of Count Roderick gives detailed information on the courtship and marriage of the Player's liege lord. It seeds for future adventures in the rivarly between Roderick and Sir Blains, giving a background to what started it all. This supplement changes the effective ages of Countess Ellen and especially Lady Jenna, the pair's daughter. This makes her a interesting prospect for courtship and political intrigue in the future dynasties of the Player Knights. The example of the Courtship itself is a look into how these matters are handled in ancient Britain and can be a useful template to Game Masters when running Pendragon games of love.
Okay, so that's the short little adventure, now let's focus on the other big addition contained in these free pages. Courtly Experience is a new challenge for players that includes a table and rules for events that take place when visiting a Lord's Court. From duels to dancing, this table allows Game Masters to really spice up the action, allows for potential role-playing, and award experience to Players during the many, many Feasts and visits that take place during the course of Pendragon play. This new official table and rules provide all the excitement needed for Game Masters looking for something more when the swords remain in the sheaths.
Overall I can say I was delighted with this product and received far more from it that I could have expected. I hope this is a sign of things to come from Nocturnal and I'll be watching.