If you have never played Pendragon, but would like to give it a try, I am going to start up my Pendragon campaigns again. You don't need to know the rules to play, but can learn as you go. You basically play a knight in King Arthur's time period, and struggle to achieve your goals. It can get pretty intense.
Here is how I describe it:
"Everybody plays a knight, and everybody will eventually die, so the question is - what will you do before you die? What stories will be sung about you, what legacy will you leave behind? If you embrace Pendragon, you will experience horror, lust, betrayal, glory, mass slaughter, duels of honor, intrigue, revenge, eldritch magic, kingdom building, triumph, despair, madness and those elusive shining moments that validate your entire lifetime of playing RPG's.
If you are willing to bow to the winds of fortune, but to still battle them every minute to your last dying breath, and to achieve something greater than yourself - you must play Pendragon."
Either chime in here or send me a PM if you are interested or have questions.
I plan to be up and running before the end of the year
Currently running OD&D Verbosh Campaign (I can usually squeeze in an extra player)
Thx tetramorph. You can always drop out if it gets too much, but I think everybody should experience the game at least once. Here are the four scenarios I am presenting. #1 and #3 tend to be winning right now in my poll. I was thinking of dropping you in #3 if you want to play, but give me your feedback. Don't worry about the edition notes; they are fundamentally the same and you don't need to know the rules
1) Great Pendragon campaign, 480 AD to 565 AD (15 years of Uther, 15 years of no king, then the arrival of Arthur). Set in Salisbury. This is the hardcore epic sweep campaign. Uses 5th edition.
2) The Boy King.: 505 - 530. Very heavily military focus. Battles almost every year (pre-Arthur, Arthur unification, Arthur vs Saxons, Arthur vs Picts, Arthur vs Romans, Arthur vs Irish). Merlin disappear, Courts of Love established, foundation of Round Table. Players come from Cameliard. Get a chance to get close to Arthur before he gets remote and famous. Uses 5th edition and Book of Battle.
3) Age of Chivalry 531 - whenever. Tournaments, Romance, Quests, Magic. Set in Camelot, knights come from all over. This is the King Arthur most people remember from books, stories, films. Uses 3rd edition
4) Pagan Shore. 531 - whenever. Set in post-conquest Ireland, players can play magic users, bards, whatever. Very little Arthurian content at all, will be very strange and challenging. Will be mostly experimental with the DM not having a clue what he is doing. Uses 3rd edition with 4th edition magic rules