Thursday, July 28, 2016

Prince Valiant RPG is back!

Yes, you read correctly: the Prince Valiant RPG is returning. Why do I care? Prince Valiant is an AMAZING work of art, first realized by Hal Foster. The artwork is likely some of the best in a newspaper strip, and that even continues today, with Mark Schultz writing and Thomas Yeates drawing. I am a Prince Valiant fanboy, make no mistake. The game is currently undergoing a Kickstarter campaign through August 26, 5pm Central.

So, what's the deal with this RPG? It's made to be played with younger players, or as an introductory RPG. Instead of our beloved polyhedral dice, resolutions are through a series of coin tosses. Less to teach also means you can focus more on the story. And the game is going to come with over 20 "episodes", which I take to mean modules. I don't know if they are set to be single session adventures or multiple sessions, but 20 sessions is a pretty good value right there.

My only qualm is that Monica Valentinelli is listed as one of the designers for a stretch goal episode. But, it's only one, so feel free to back the game and see if hers is any good. If not, you'll have plenty of others. There is also a printing of an update of King Arthur Pendragon available through this if Val is not your cup of tea, but you still want good knights and chivalry.

Take a look, and see if you want to join the wonder and adventure.

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