Hidden Kingdom

During graduate school at Vanderbilt University (1988-93) I ran and played Hidden Kingdom with a local gaming group. My notes are spotty but here they are.


I ran a game of Hidden Kingdom.

Players:

September 459

Grail is in Cornwall (Tiverton).
Through 6 September, Sauseyes' Battle Ax is Enchanted.
Start the morning of 5 September in Hex #4007 in castle.
They encountered five dwarves. Later a manticore.
On 19 September they encountered some more dwarves and three dwarven squires.
22 September: Lady Vivian enchants Nabon's ax.


Mike's notes for Helyn le Blanc
Brian's notes for Sauseyes
1
Meet with Ector in Pickering Maden to Highlands. Met Uwayne
2
7 knights attack at Middle... Penrith met Vivian & Suppynabiles. Met up
3
Meet hermit Battle of Westmoreland. Castle of Pelleas
4
Bit bullet at Pelleas Rest
5
Off to Skidmore - defeat Cardoke, hurt Tourney
6
Return to Skidmore! Comatose
7
Abby of Skidmore - heal Went to monastary (4510)
8
Pray in chapel - gain +10% to miracle Destroy Peas (4409)
9
Save Pegasus from Adder Monastery
10
Ector dead! "
11
Met Sir Bertilack "
12
Castle of Grom Gross "
13
Set sail to Isle of Man "
14
Manticore attacks! Travelled to Skipton
15
Sauseyes dead by manticore. Sir Geren
16
Land on Man - met Sir Nabon le Noire, offered my name Ate by manticore
17
Fast, +10% (to miracle); sighted unicorn!
18
Came upon a camp of stunted men; Nabon charged, they defeated
19
Finished Fast
20
Suppynabiles rejoins
21
Return to Isle - destined to Chester
22
Travel on road; see chapel, pray +20% (to miracles)
23
Stratford; meet Galloholden
24
Bristol & Bridgewater; Sir Ermine
25
Tilverton - GRAIL! Blessed with: No need to eat 'til 1 month
26


27
Suffolk - Maiden in despair
28
Norfolk - return maiden to Sir Elin
29
Met merchants
30
Continue adventure...

October 459

Grail is in Surluse (Worchester)
Disaster: West Britain has a forest fire
Storyteller Notes: Make sure not to ignore female players during combat!
1 October 459: They encounter the Black Knight in Eastland (Norfolk).
Sir Hectymere is with the party until 7 October.
3 October: Encounter three wood nymphs. Encounter a hydra. Lady Vivian hears voices for two days. Must have cast a spell.
5 October: Helyn gains an Angel of Protection - probably as the result of a miracle.
7 October: A peasant revolt - probably a curse for casting another spell.




Brian Connelly also ran a game. I believe he owned the third of only three copies of Hidden Kingdom that I had ever seen (I own the other two).
These are some of the players:

1
Enchanted armor and battle lance. 3015 to 3216
2
3216
3
3216. Ride in forest. Well with hermit (Lorsibryn) - slain
4
Bested Percival. 3216 to 3118
5
3119 to 3124. Phelot killed by water fays. Treaty with gargoyles.
6
2925 to 3326. Attacked chapel at Corbin
7
3728
8
3929 to 3831. Monastery
9
4031 to Camelot. King Arthur: rescue Egglame's sister. 3831.
10
4030 to 4228
11
4227 to 4226. Manticore
12
4327. Faeries
13
4327. Teleported to...
14
3708. Near Maiden's Castle. Enchanted Two-handed sword
15
3917. Reunited with squires
16
3615 to 3015
17
3116 to 2803. Took wolf cub to castle.
18
2803 to 2831N. Angel
19
2331N. Sea serpent sinks long boat.
20
2424N. Washed ashore. Sir Boyous
21
2424N to 2631N
22
2631N to 3031N
23
3031N to 3430N. Morgause in 3727
24
3827N. Mid Lothian
25
3827N. Captured a Dwarven sword
26
3827N. Morgan's Tower. Slew a wyvern
27
3827N. Rested all day. Plan to go through door (a magical one, I assume) with messenger pigeon.
28
Teleport to 4828.







I also ran a game in Greenville, South Carolina in 1993 or '94. These might have been the players: