The Quest of the Red Blade
A downloadable book
The Quest of the Red Blade was originally written by Greg in 1991, and has revisions and editing by Pendragon line editor David Larkins.
The adventure even features an "aging Round Table knight, Sir Gregor de Stafford". Here is the portrait of Sir Gregor we commissioned John Bridges to create for this release:
This scenario is set in the wilds of Cambria, sometime during the reign of King Arthur. The Gamemaster may set these events any time after the founding of the Round Table, though most likely they take place during the Romance or Tournament Periods (see The Great Pendragon Campaign for reference).
Gamemasters may use the pre-generated knights provided with this scenario or else drop the scenario into their own ongoing campaigns.
The Player-knights are confronted with a difficult moral choice, as the object of their quest is held by an unworthy man who is also their host. Yet there are even more terrible events transpiring at the Castle of the Kite, and what starts as a simple quest for a magical sword soon presents an opportunity to sacrifice everything in the name of a boy in need—or else to descend into the darkest depths of horror and depravity.
Accolades for the King Arthur Pendragon RPG
King Arthur Pendragon has won the following awards:
- 2018 Tabletop Gaming Magazine 'Top 150 Greatest Games of All Time' - King Arthur Pendragon - Ranked #75 (Reader Poll)
- 2007 Origins Award - King Arthur Pendragon - Hall of Fame
- 2007 The Diana Jones Award - Greg Stafford for The Great Pendragon Campaign (with White Wolf Publishing) - 'Excellence in Gaming' Award
- 1991 Origins Award - King Arthur Pendragon - Best Role Playing Rules
- 1986 Origins Award - The Great Pendragon Campaign - Best Role Playing Supplement
Find out more about the Pendragon RPG at Chaosium.com.
The Quest of the Red Blade was first released in October 2019 to commemorate the first anniversary of the passing of Chaosium founder Greg Stafford.
17 page PDF
Author: Greg Stafford
Editor: David Larkins
Layout: Simeon Cogswell
Interior Artist: John Bridges
Cover Artist: Michelle Lockamy
Cartography: Matt Ryan Border
Design & Graphical Elements: Kalin Kadiev
Proofreading: Roberto Mandrioli
Pre-generated Characters: David Schimpff & David Larkins
The Adventure of the Red Blade © 2020 Moon Design Publications. All rights reserved. Pendragon is a registered trademark of Moon Design Publications. Chaosium Inc. and the Chaosium logo are registered trademarks of Chaosium Inc. Pendragon © 1985–2020 Moon Design Publications. All rights reserved.
Update: Now also available in Italian!
Aggiornamento: ora disponibile anche in italiano!
Note: this is a non-commercial Italian fan translation, produced with the permission of Chaosium and Moon Design Publications. Translation by Roberto Mandrioli.
Nota: questa è una traduzione di fan in italiano non commerciale, prodotta con il permesso di Chaosium e Moon Design Publications. Traduzione di Roberto Mandrioli.
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