Catching Up, Skill Checks for Garrison Duty
I always assume that knights not in play are on garrison duty—doing all the everyday duties of a knight like standing guard at a castle, riding the rounds of the county or manor, escorting important people around and so on.
I only get to play my characters occasionally (although more often than most GMs, as a requirement for playing in my game is to be a part-time GM.) I realized that the “Annual Catch Up” in the Winter Phase gives some advancement, but a character falls behind in experience when compared to others.
Now, I firmly feel that player knights are special. They advance much faster than the stay-at-home knights. But I didn’t feel comfortable with so few skill checks for player knight. I am fine with “short changing” ordinary NPCs, but it didn’t seem fair to the players who were unable to attend regularly.
I put this together to help compensate for the shortage.
If your knight missed one or more game session, then use this system so he does not fall too far behind the other characters. This is based on the regular duties of a knight that would be useful and comforting to those sporadic players.
Step 1. Choose list
Use ONE LIST. Decide which category applies. Ask your GM if you aren’t sure.
Knights have five categories, dependent entirely upon the social system which determines their annual tasks.
Step 2. Make a Skill check on each designated skill.
Basically, make an Unopposed roll for everything. If successful, check it.
Step 3. Attempt Experience
The checked skills are ones that are used, and for which you can attempt rise in ability in the Winter Phase.
This gets the player experience opportunities, but no Glory. The only Glory that is obtained is the standard ganunual Glory, such as bor being chivalrous, lands, etc.
Awareness, First Aid, Hunting, any two other non-combat skills
Awareness, Courtesy, Falconry, First Aid, Hunting, Intrigue, any two other non-combat skills
Courtesy, Falconry, First Aid, Folk Lore, Hunting, Intrigue, any two other non-combat skills
Lord Knight, Noble
Awareness, Courtesy, Diplomacy, Falconry, Hunting, Intrigue, Tourney, any two other non-combat skills
Awareness, Courtesy, Falconry, First Aid, Hunting, Heraldry, Intrigue, Recognize, Religion, any two other non-combat skills
Maiden or Lady in waiting
Chirurgery, Courtesy, Falconry, Fashion, First Aid, Flirting, Hunting, Intrigue, Recognize, one other Courtly Skill, any two other non-combat skills
Chirurgery, Courtesy, First Aid, Folk Lore, Heraldry, Industry, Intrigue, Recognize, Religion, Stewardship, any two other non-combat or Combat skills
Courtesy, First Aid, Folk Lore, Herladry, Industry, Intrigue, Recognize, Religion, Stewardship, any two other non-combat skills
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