Netflix: Kingdom (Korean Drama)


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Just watched the first episode of Kingdom on Netflix and has made quite the impression. Well done, creepy as heck and it would make an interesting Pathfinder campaign.

Has English language track for those of you who don't like subtitles and the dubbing isn't bad.

A sick King
an evil high chancellor ruling in the king's place
a Crown Prince searching for the truth.

and zombies


It was quite good. I'm usually not much into historical dramas and definitely not zombies other than Shawn of the Dead or Zombieland Saga, but Kingdom made both work. Good script, great costumes and general appearance, good drama, decent characters: it all works very well.

I know nothing about Korean history so I don't know if this is set with real historical characters or, as I suspect, fictional ones set in a (mostly) real historical period, nor do I have any idea how accurate the costumes or portrayal of society is. All I know is I liked it.

As for any sort of D&D campaign, it would have to be a very low powered, low magic one. Even considering these would be mindless ghouls instead of zombies in D&D terms, this sort of thing isn't really enough to pose a big threat to most worlds - it's a minor local problem at worst before 4-to-6 murderhobos come along and murder the unquiet dead.


Easy to expand though. Imagine if the king, who is being kept well feed and safe, began to evolve becoming one of the higher class Ghouls, give him some class levels and have him emerge from his "sick bed" to reclaim his throne. the Rise of a Necromancer Empire begins.

Scarab Sages

I've really been enjoying it, but I can tell there are things about class and famine that are being alluded to that I don't have the history for. Still, a surprisingly good period zombie series.


Belabras wrote:
I've really been enjoying it, but I can tell there are things about class and famine that are being alluded to that I don't have the history for. Still, a surprisingly good period zombie series.

I've seen canibalism pop up in more than a few Asian period dramas. Dose make you wonder how often it really came down to that?

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