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King Arthur Pendragon: Epic Roleplaying in Legendary Britain

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Live the glory of King Arthur's court. Smite bloodthirsty giants, crush treacherous invaders, brave the mysterious lands of faerie, and dabble in Celtic magic. Pendragon is a roleplaying game based on the legends of King Arthur, Lancelot, Guenever, and the Knights of the Round Table. To become a knight of the Round Table you must uphold the chivalric ideals of courage, hon ...more
Paperback, Fourth Edition, 351 pages
Published August 1st 1993 by Chaosium (first published 1985)
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Hugo Barbosa
In one word: Amazing!

I read the 4th edition many years ago, but it failed to catch my attention amidst a lot of other games I was playing at the time. The current version is the 5th edition of the game, and the author trims it down to its barest essentials. This is a game with a laser-focus: you are a Cymric knight, period! You earn Glory in the Arthurian age. And yet, the game is so faithful to the literature, so masterful in how the mechanics encourage proper behavior, that I can only categori
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Karl


One of my top ten role-playing games of all time.
Ben
Just realised that I had failed to add this classic to my Goodreads.com bookshelf. It is without doubt my favourite rpg. Full stop (or for my American friends, 'Period').

At its heart is a simple rpg system. Roll a d20, aim to roll under or equal to a target number (your skill etc.). If you manage this you succeed. If you roll equal to your score, that is a success. If the roll is opposed (eg. in situations where two characters are competing against each other) the higher succeeding roll wins (un
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Krzysztof
Great idea for a RPG. Strongest feature is definately the chance to see a whole family of characters in action as time flows and Britain changes. This first read-through suggests that the game is a bit too structured and rigid for it's own good, but it seems a great alternative to modern-day RPG's.
Cliff Riseborough
Looks like an interesting RPG system. Everyone plays a knight, so there aren't the multitude of classes available elsewhere. But I like the strengths/weaknesses system and the way a lot of skills play off of one another. Looking forward to playing it soon.
Sacha
The finest RPG ever created.
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