Coming Three new Chaosium releases for March 2024 - RuneQuest, Pendragon

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Cults of RuneQuest: The Lunar Way​

CHA4045-H
$39.99
ISBN 9781568824741
160 pages
Hardcover

I believe in the Red Goddess, Mistress of Life and Death

Cults of RuneQuest: The Lunar Way
is the player’s guide to the deities of the Red Moon. Each cult dives deep into the mysterious and misunderstood Lunar gods, and provides mechanics for each of their cults to create your RuneQuest adventurer.

15 brand new cults, including Jakaleel the Witch,the Goddess of Youth Teelo Norri , the Chaos demon known as the Crimson Bat, and the Red Goddess herself—all playable for the first time!

An expanded treatment of the cult of the Seven Mothers.

Rules to create brand-new RuneQuest adventurers belonging to these cults, detailing the skills, passions, spirit magic, and Rune magic each cult offers.

Details of the unique organization, history, and nature of each cult.

A new and unique Lunar magic system, plus expanded rules for Lunar sorcery, and the unique way Lunar Rune spells are affected by the phases of the Red Moon.

Rules for how your adventurer can grow into a God-talker, Rune Priestess, or even a mighty Rune Lord.

The history of the Lunar gods, the Lunar Empire, the Red Emperor, and details for adventuring on the surface of the Red Moon itself.

This supplement can be used with the RuneQuest core rules, or combined with other Cults of RuneQuest books to create a RuneQuest adventurer belonging to multiple cults.

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Pendragon: Player’s Handbook​

CHA2731-H
$49.99
ISBN: 9781568824734
256 pages
Hardcover

What Kind of Knight Will You Become?

Will you fight to rid the world of injustice, or use clout and power to take advantage of those beneath you?

Pendragon is set amidst the glory and grandeur of King Arthur’s Britain. Its innovative mechanics drive the emotional impact of play as your characters pursue Glory, overcome life-and-death struggles, cross blades with ruthless enemies, and fight for love and justice in a world of brutal medieval realism.

A detailed look at the world of King Arthur and the role of knights and nobility.
Full character creation rules.

6 pre-generated character templates for optional, faster character creation.

The complete core rules of the Pendragon game system, including Traits and Passions, Skills, combat, injury and recovery, Glory, Favors, Honor and Glory.

Additional rules for Afflictions, Obsessions, Directed Traits, Ideals, ransoms and equipment lists.
Rules for The Winter Phase—the downtime period of the game for characters to train, age, and even go on side quests.

A Coat of Arms generator to make wholly unique heraldry for your Player-knight.

The Pendragon: Player’s Handbook is your guide to Pendragon, containing all the rules you need to play. It is a standalone product which can be combined with other books in the line to enhance your Pendragon experience.

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The Grey Knight​

A Campaign Book for Pendragon

CHA2732
$24.99
ISBN 9781568823720
88 pages

Challenge Death’s Companion!

Arthur’s right to rule is jeopardized when the fearsome Grey Knight accuses the King of murdering children.

Sir Gawaine steps forth to defend the King’s honor—but Merlin foresees this champion will die at the hands of the Grey Knight.

The Grey Knight waits for vengeance, and time is running out! Can you find the treasure that holds the key to defeating this vile foe, and save the life of Sir Gawain and the kingdom itself?

Everything you need to run the legendary Grey Knight campaign, fully updated for the new edition of the game.

Meet Arthur, Guenever, Merlin, Morgan le Fay, and other famous characters!

Attempt to turn the tide of Arthurian history by participating in famous battles.

Two prequel scenarios bridge The Sword Campaign from the Pendragon Starter Set to the adventures in The Grey Knight.

A full chapter detailing the city of Carlion, including a full-page map.

The Grey Knight is a complete campaign and is fully compatible with both the Pendragon Starter Set and the Pendragon Player’s Handbook.

nb covers of these titles will be revealed in due course.
 

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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 Dicebreaker, King 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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