Prince Valiant Is Back!

Back in July 2016 (why does that feel so long ago?), I posted about the Kickstarter for a new edition of Greg Stafford's other Arthurian RPG, Prince Valiant.

The game is now complete and unleashed into the world. As I reported at the time, I was lucky enough to be chosen for inclusion in the Episodes Book companion volume. This is a collection of 34 scenarios for Prince Valiant (or adaptable for your King Arthur Pendragon games too, I dare say), penned by a wide variety of writers and game designers. Just being featured on this list alongside such esteemed personages is truly an honor.

A sneak peek at my contribution.

A sneak peek at my contribution.

This new edition would not have been possible without Stewart Wieck, about whom more in a forthcoming post. For now, I'll just say, "Thanks, Stewart. You are missed."

Now go forth and treat yourself to some gorgeous Hal Foster art coupled with a bit of revolutionary game design!

Prince Valiant Core Book

Prince Valiant Episodes Book

Kickstarter Alert: Prince Valiant

Full Disclosure: I have done work for Nocturnal Media in the past and have a couple projects for them in the pipeline. However, I am not involved in any way with this project apart from being an enthusiastic booster and backer.

ETA: This has since changed; see my later post for more details.

Take  that , you Saxon scum!

Take that, you Saxon scum!

I'm a total geek for Arthurian RPGs. In addition to my extensive collection of King Arthur Pendragon RPG materials, I also own the original and recently re-released editions of Hidden Kingdom (which I hope to actually play one day...). But one feather remains missing from my cap: Greg Stafford's other Arthurian RPG, Prince Valiant, long out-of-print and very spendy on the secondary market.

You can imagine my delight, then, when the announcement went out that a new edition is Kickstarter-ing. Not only that, but it will be packed full to the crenelations with gorgeous full-color Hal Foster art.

The Kickstarter is off to a great start, with stretch goals unlocking additional content (penned by a variety of veteran game writers) opening up even as I type.

Lots more details on the system and philosophies behind Prince Valiant, a game way ahead of its time, can be found at Greg Stafford's site.