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!