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With the help of the great fans of KAP, we often update the files for our products. Version 1.3.2 Now Available. This edition aligns the rules with Book of the Warlord and Book of the Entourage.

Be the Master of Your Demense!

Your estate is your home. Following the noble tradition, you create a glorious monument to yourself and your lineage for all time. Life is transient. Monuments are immortal.

This book is for playing the lesser nobility of King Uther's realm. It's all here, from an inventory of your servants to ten ready-to-play estates. Learn how to obtain an estate, recruit knights to your banner, organize your household, and build a testament to your glory.

Players get a faster, lighter system to manage their estate, as well as new rules for tracking damage from foes, recovering from catastrophe, and building improvements for future generations.

The ultimate landholding guide for the award-winning King Arthur Pendragon roleplaying game, Book of the Estate is a must-have resource for Gamemasters and players alike!

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Michael P January 25, 2022 7:21 pm UTC
Disappointing to get the PDF and find no bookmarks and broken hyperlinks in the PDF (when I click on table of contents it just takes me back to PDF cover). Some of the other "leather" PDFs in the series have nice and useful bookmarks, as well as the Pendragon 5.2 and GPC books. But... this sadly does not. Like I said, very disappointing.
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Vincent R July 20, 2016 10:07 am UTC
I have the blue cover 122 pg POD copy of this book what I'm i Missing and do I need to buy the new one?
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Simon S June 15, 2016 3:12 am UTC
Buyer beware. As a source for historical economic history and theory this is excellent. As a system to be added to your campaign, it is barely penciled in. There is no discrete separation between the dissertation-like background material and the game system, leading to a tangled mess of often contradictory and fuzzy terms. The Estate Record sheet bears little to no resemblance to examples given in the text, so you will likely be holding both up to each other in a vain attempt to conjure some kind of coherent picture of the design, while wading through paragraph after paragraph of unhelpful and often largely useless fluff. It reads more like a textbook of medieval economics which strives to keep from making any concrete statements for fear of the wrath of peer review, than any kind of game system. I love your work Stafford, but if I wanted a lecture, I'd audit a class.
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Carl P June 03, 2014 12:54 am UTC
This is one of the more entertaining and useful of the books in the Pendragon line. Not only does it provide stats for running an estate using the system but to me its in its fluff and descriptive prose that it really shines. Information on various aspects of society, culture, politics, and organization for nobility and the estate system is in the system. The various example estates are very interesting to read and full of potential plots and campaign elements. Even if you never were planning on running a Pendragon campaign but wanted information on medieval and Arthurian sociopolitical organization in a fun and easy to read format this is for you. I have had the book for months now and it hasn't left my side, I use it whenever I need information on running a noble household in the medieval era for whatever roleplaying system I am using. I would like to repeat that by putting a lot of description and fluff in the book it becomes a million times more useful, interesting, and informative. I give this book as many...See more
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Icculus P March 11, 2016 8:38 pm UTC
do you have Book of the Manor to compare it to? as far as I can tell there's a hierarchically-progressive trio of 'demesne' books (Manor for knights, Estate for lesser nobility and Warlord for [at least Uther's] barons)--but I haven't seen significant clarification as to whether each is entirely discrete from the others.
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Nocturnal M March 11, 2016 8:53 pm UTC
Estate and Warlord were retooled specifically to work together and is the preferred system.
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