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Book of Knights & Ladies $19.99
Publisher: Chaosium
by Dominic A. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 08/20/2011 16:34:11

I was fortunate enough to pick up a fresh print copy of Knights and Ladies at Gencon this year, at the drive-thru booth.

I was immediately impressed by the quality of the softcover perfect-binding. The book lies flat quite easily, and the cover illustration is clean and pleasing. Overall, the book is well organized and easy to follow for its main purpose - character generation.

These rules allow you to develop almost any kind of character that occurred in the literature - including Zazamanc (Saracen), Danish, Spanish, Italian, even Hun and half-Faerie!

There are some new rule mechanics - a composite skill for some races - for example, Cymric characters get a single Spear Expertise skill which is applied to spear, Lance and Great Spear. One of my favourites is "Elan", which French characters can use to modify traits such as Lustful, Proud and Valourous.

This supplement makes thought out and subtle additions and extensions to the Pendragon system, which in my view, is the best RPG ever for representing its genre. For anyone playing Pendragon, especially the Great Pendragon Campaign, I heartily recommend this book.

Some may feel that the illustrations are sparse, and there is little fluff, but for me the balance is perfect. The illustrations are simple, artful and represent the period faithfully. The text is clear and concise, and manages to say everything necessary without being overblown or repetitive.

In short, I give this supplement 5 out of 5. Thanks, Greg.

[5 of 5 Stars!]
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