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Pendragon 6E releases in April: ‘The hobby is only just catching up to what Greg did 40 years ago’ (Dicebreaker).


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As exclusively revealed yesterday by DicebreakerKing Arthur Pendragon, the epic fantasy RPG of questing knights considered by late RuneQuest creator Greg Stafford as his “masterpiece”, returns with its first full new edition in nearly two decades this April.

The Player's Handbook releases in April, along with The Grey Knight, an updated edition of the classic adventure by Masks of Nyarlathotep creator Larry DiTillio. 

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These April releases will be followed by the Gamemaster's Handbook and the Noble's Handbook later in the year. Other Pendragon titles are in development, including a new, updated edition of the Great Pendragon Campaign, Greg Stafford's acclaimed multi-generational campaign covering eight decades of game time.

Considered one of the greatest tabletop roleplaying game designers of all time, Chaosium founder Greg Stafford considered Pendragon his "masterpiece". He had been working on his "Ultimate" version of the game for more than ten years up to his passing in 2018.

“As I see it, Pendragon was so far ahead of its time the hobby is just now catching up to Greg’s innovations from nearly 40 years ago, so there really wasn’t much need to change things mechanically in any significant way,” Pendragon line editor David Larkins said to Dicebreaker.

For more details about the history of the Pendragon TTRPG, the new edition, and an in-depth interview with David Larkins, see the articles at Dicebreaker:

Pendragon Player's Handbook cover by Mark Smylie
The Grey Knight cover by Loïc Muzy

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2 hours ago, SDLeary said:

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What will be the formats of this release? Perfect binding softbound? Hardbound? Both?

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I'm assuming at least the core books will be hardcovers like with RuneQuest, Call of Cthulhu, Rivers of London, and the new BRP book.

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18 hours ago, SDLeary said:

@MOB

What will be the formats of this release? Perfect binding softbound? Hardbound? Both?

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To keep things authentic, we're experimenting with vellum. Our team of scribes are dipping their quills as fast as they can to make the release date.

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3 minutes ago, TerryTroll said:

Is this going to be available to pre-order and get the PDF ahead of time, like other Chaosium products have been?

In which case is April for the PDF or the actual hard copies?

No, print and PDF will be released together. The player's book is full color hardcover and the Grey Knight is full color softcover. 

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3 hours ago, MOB said:

To keep things authentic, we're experimenting with vellum. Our team of scribes are dipping their quills as fast as they can to make the release date.

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Excellent! For authenticity, make sure the copyists use quills rather than fancy pens! 🙃

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5 hours ago, MOB said:

To keep things authentic, we're experimenting with vellum. Our team of scribes are dipping their quills as fast as they can to make the release date.

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Tell them to try that newfangled Carolingian Miniscule - supposed to be much faster!

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