King Arthur Pendragon Character Creation Booklet

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Here is my first draft of a King Arthur Pendragon Character Creation Booklet.

It assumes that the Players will first generate their Player Knight’s family history, as a group, with the Game Master. The Booklet contains reference information and tables for all the steps after that, allowing each Player to see the options and details of character creation in front of him as the group goes through the steps.

The rules are primarily taken from King Arthur Pendragon 5th edition, with a few variations taken from the Uther Phase alterations found in the Book of Knights & Ladies.

The biggest changes from the Book of Knights & Ladies are slightly different base skills due to the time period, and Spear Expertise for Cymric Knights.

Spear Expertise combines Spear, Great Spear, and  Lance skills all under the name Spear Expertise at a starting skill of 10. This not only makes the spear more flexible as a weapon, but allows them to start with an additional 6 points in Weapon Skills to distribute as they see fit.

Normally a Knight begins with Lance 10 and Spear 6. 10 points are now set for Spear Expertise, and the balance of 6 points is redistributed by the player.

This essentially makes Cymric Knights badasses with Spears. They can charge with them, defend with on foot the as if they are using a Great Spear when a horseman charges them, and use them equally well in melee combat. It also offers them additional combat points out of the gate–which is fitting for the chaotic and turbulent times of Uther’s reign.

(If you want to to play with the Skill Points from the KAP core rules, simply assign Lance 10 and Spear 6, and remove the distribution of the final 6 points for weapons found in the Character Creation Booklet.)

If you have a chance to take a look, let me know how this works for you and if there any typos or suggestions!

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