Pendragon is a game of Arthurian legend, most games are sent in the South West or South East of England namely Logres, which the game designers often make the focal point of a campaign. However there’s a whole country out there. here’s were I’ve included some of the work I’ve done for a potential Pendragon Campaign set in Cheshire.
Here’s a map that Matt & Stew Stansfield put together for me when this was being thrashed out through a Yahoo group:
Here’s the manors for the map above :
- Crewe Hall
- Combermere Abbey
- Wetten Hall
- Oston Park
- Chomadley Castle
- Crewe by Farndon
- Moreton Old Hall
- Tafton park
- Rock Savage
There’s several things which make this Cheshire an interesting setting for a Pendragon Campaign:
The mix of the Roman (Deva/Chester itself) and the Welsh.
Before the Dee silted up Chester was a major port so there are opportunities for foreign PCs and overseas intrigue.
A lot of folklore in the aea – Alderly Edge anyone.
The brilliant setting of Beeston castle which while not on the maps if I ever do this will have to feature.
The main opponents are the Irish not the Saxons, whicgives a different set of interests to Southern Britons.
For a significant part of the Boy King Wars Chester is aligned with King lot – this means come the fall there Grandkids are going to have more varying takes on the rights and wrongs of Mordred and Arthur.
There is a very stange cultural superior but politically inferior relationship with the King of Norgales which should generate lots of roleplaying opportunties.
I’ll post some subpages under this as I go There’s already sub pages on ancestor tables and Chester’s Infantry. ALso the ancestors I rolled up for a prospective campaign and some old Cheshire dialect words.
If your interested in reading more about the ideas for this campaign they are here: https://clarkythecruel.wordpress.com/category/pendragon/