It is the age of Pendragon! What kind of Knight will you become?
This is a game of Arthurian legends.
Do you believe in chivalry, or do you think might always makes right? Are you willing to die for your Honor? Will you fight to rid the world of injustice, or use clout and power to take advantage of those beneath you?
Pendragon is a world of brutal medieval realism, that focuses on the emotional impact of play, and strives to make the players feel as invested, loving, and frightened about their characters as their characters themselves would feel. Pendragon is a game that walks a fine line between lethal reality, and the idealism of a visionary life dedicated to the highest values.
Chaosium Unveiled: Inside the Pendragon Starter Set
The Pendragon Starter Set contains everything a fledgling Gamemaster requires to run a band of freshly-knighted characters through several adventures in the historic fantasy of King Arthur’s Britain.
World, Rules, & Adventure!
The Pendragon Starter Set contains three soft-cover books. The Adventure of the Sword in the Stone is a solo scenario that teaches you the basic rules as you play.
The World of Pendragon outlines everything you need to know about the setting and core mechanics of the game.
The Sword Campaign is a series of linked, beginner-friendly adventures that take the Player-knights through five in-game years of King Arthur’s reign!
Lastly, the appendix sheets additional rules and setting details you’ll discover as you play through The Sword Campaign.
Accessories, Dice, & Knights!
The Pendragon Starter Set box is bursting with content to help you transport your tabletop to the time of the Round Table. The set comes with 18 perforated cards allowing you to generate combat encounters, and quickly reference enemy combat mechanics. The box also contains 8 pre-generated Player-knights, ready for adventure with full-color character art and backstory.
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What The Critics Say
“A lovely thing to have and I’m excited to see all that 6th Edition has to offer… if this as accurate a taste of the writing and production values of 6th Edition as the Cthulhu and RuneQuest sets are of their respective games, the new edition is going to be an absolute treat when it emerges.”
— Refereeing & Reflection, From Squires To Knights: the Pendragon Starter Set.
— Really Dicey Youtube, Pendragon Starter Set - Review and Rules Overview.
“Really cool. You have an adventure to play yourself, adventures to share with your friends, and plenty of tools and mechanics to start your own original adventures...”
— The Gaming Table, Pendragon Starter Set - Review and Rules Overview.
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- Year Released:
- 6th Edition Pendragon
- Full Color PDF
- Page Count:
- 168+ pages in three booklets
- Greg Stafford, David Larkins, Veli-Matti Pelkonen, David Zeeman
- Cover Artist:
- Andrey Fetisov
- Interior Artists:
- Andrey Fetisov, Lisa Free, Eric Hotz, Eleonor Piteira, Mark Smylie, Dimitar Stoyanov, Austin Winstead
- Francesca Baerald
- Design and Layout:
- Simeon Cogswell
- Heraldric Artist:
- Katrin Dirim
This Starter Set got everything a great Starter Set needs. The quality is great and comes with a lot of eye candy that makes one all excited to already jump into the game! Only thing that I missed was a poster of the really splendid map of Britain.
Ideal for new players and also for veterans of previous editions. The solo adventure is great and the campaign provides quite a few game sessions, more than enough to immerse yourself in the Pendragon gameplay experience including its Winter Phases.
This is how all Starter Sets should be done! Layout and graphics are wonderful, giving the feel of a "real" medieval manuscript. Contents are equally first class. Book I is a solo adventure that lets you learn the rules easily while also letting you attend the very beginning of Arthur's reign. Book II collects in just about 30 pages all the rules you need to start, including those on armor and horses. I didn't believe it was possible to condense so much information in so little space: well done! Book III is a 3-year campaign, which includes most of the important activities of knights at the beginning of King Arthur's rule, giving the players a real feel of how Pendragon is played, while giving them a lot of freedom. All in all, a huge value for you money. DISCLAIMER: I was involved as a proofreader in this product's development and received a complimentary copy from Chaosium.