Tuesday, June 15, 2010


When I was in middle school, I loved knights and anything to do with chivalry. I would check out books from the library on heraldry and medieval life quite regularly. I remember coming across Pendragon one day, at my local game store and instantly fell in love with it.

Most of what I knew about the Arthurian myth came from Disney's "The Sword In The Stone" and "Excalibur", I hadn't at this point discovered Malory's "Le Morte d' Arthur" or Tennyson's "Idylls of the King" and I had just recieved a copy of Rosemary Sutcliffe's "Sword At Sunset" but hadn't finished yet. I still had the romantic view of Arthur but was just learning that the historical Arthur sprang from the early Dark Ages rather than the high Middle Ages.

I ran it a few times for my friends and my brother, and we had fun with it but I think as a game it was a little beyond our comprehension. Most of what the game entails is courtly intrigue and knightly manners rather than adventure, monsters and fighting. So it didn't really hold my interest, as a pre-teen any ways.

It was a great game system, based on Chaosium's basic fantasy system. I've heard that White Wolf might be making a 6th edition of the game. I'm not a big WW fan but I hope that the rumor is true, I'd like to give the game another go. I still have my original copy of the 1st edition box set so I could could run that, but I'd like to see what they do with a newer edition.

Here's my first character that I did as a 13 year old!

1 comment:

  1. I don't know the system beyond my general familiarity with BRP, mainly through Call of Cthulhu, but it's still neat to see an character sheet from back in the day. This makes me want to dig around in the basement and see if I can find any of my old character sheets.