Talk:Squire (5e Background)

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So the image I've used is really nice image, the source is a 4chan board, but I can't seem to find out who the original artist is. If anyone knows, let me know. Marasmusine (talk) 15:04, 18 January 2015 (MST)

In the opening paragraph, it mentions that your time as squire may have ended by becoming a knight, but the feature hinges on the idea that this never happened. Could we maybe write an alternate feature which would match up better with someone who is now an adventuring knight, like a sort of knights-errant? Better social perks at the cost of responsibilities maybe? --Kydo (talk) 00:58, 26 July 2015 (MDT)

That's funny, I was looking at this just yesterday and was thinking the same thing, since this is a an obvious background for a fighter or paladin who want to be an actual knight. You pick one of the two features, arma patrina or knight-errant. I'll do a bit of research and put it on my to-do list. Marasmusine (talk) 02:05, 26 July 2015 (MDT)

...Mind if I just add it? :) --Kydo (talk) 02:44, 17 October 2015 (MDT)

Let's see what you've got, it's going to take me ages to get round to this. Marasmusine (talk) 03:47, 17 October 2015 (MDT)
I decided to go with a full-on chivalric romance ideal of the Knight-Errant on a grand romantic quest for king, god, glory, and love. It's intended to play out like Arthurian legends and the like, but could also be played for laughs with a Don Quixote type character. The main reason I aimed for that, was because it dealt with the only mechanical problem with role playing a Knight-Bachelor: knights are landed nobility with great wealth and resources at their disposal. A Knight-Errant, as often depicted, is so rarely home, it might as well not exist. This conveniently gives me the opportunity to say that it doesn't, giving the title "errant" far more dramatic meaning than in the source literature. The mechanic is supposed to play out like deferred payment. Instead of earning GPs and other treasures with the rest of the party, the DM tallies up their material rewards, adding it toward the total worth of their land once they complete their quest. In a way, the character is essentially just saving up to buy a piece of land on their own merits, without having to deal with any legal hassle. --Kydo (talk) 23:16, 17 October 2015 (MDT)

Hey, I went over the page and loved it. You are doing a great job. There were a few grammatical errors so I fixed them; it's okay, right? --PokeLinkEs (talk) 11:48, 29 October 2015 (MDT)

It's a wiki, br0! Edit away! --Kydo (talk) 07:52, 30 October 2015 (MDT)

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  • Support. A thorough background choice, with a well made feature or variant feature. --Green Dragon (talk) 09:13, 14 January 2020 (MST)
  • Support. I worked on it so I know it's OK, how arrogant of me! Marasmusine (talk) 07:11, 15 March 2020 (MDT)
  • Support. Super unique features and very applicable across the generic settings of DnD overall.--Yanied (talk) 11:09, 5 October 2020 (MDT)
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