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Pendragon Starter Set


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.

What’s Inside?

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.

Two armored knights on horseback charging

World, Rules, & Adventure!

A charge of knights

The Pendragon Starter Set contains three 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.

A full spread of all the items in the Pendragon Starter Set

Accessories & 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 cards you can cut out to 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.

A mercenary knight with a lance and wearing chain


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Patrick M July 04, 2023 8:36 pm UTC
Do we already know the planned release date for the full rulebook and the updated GPC?
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Michael C June 30, 2023 12:16 pm UTC
I was wondering how this compares to Pendragon 5.2. Can someone who owns both comment?
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Udy K July 02, 2023 1:51 am UTC
This is just a Starter Set so it's obviously not as comprehensive. The core set will be coming later, with a rulebook, a GM handbook, a land management book, and three books for the updated Great Pendragon Campaign (starting in the year 510 with the Boy King Period rather than in 485 with the Uther Period as in the original GPC).

The rulebook presented here is streamlined compared to the core 5.2e rulebook, but with a lot of the most significant updated rules from 5.2e (such as how criticals work, how Inspiration works, etc.). The campaign book only goes through a few years compared to the GPC's 85 year campaign, but it goes through the years covered with far greater detail than in the GPC (which makes sense, as the GPC is a document covering 80 years of story while this is a short introductory campaign). The 5.2e core rulebook contains almost no adventures/campaigns, so you do need to make a separate purchase of the GPC, whereas the Starter Set comes with a rulebook and a set of adventures together....See more
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This title was added to our catalog on June 29, 2023.