Prince Valiant Rule Book - Hardcover + complimentary PDF
Outstanding for both beginners and experienced players, Prince Valiant® The Storytelling Game is a roleplaying game set in the Arthurian world of Hal Foster’s masterpiece comic strip. The game is by world-renowned game designer Greg Stafford (RuneQuest, King Arthur Pendragon). Like the majority of Greg’s games, the original edition of this game released in 1989 was published by Chaosium, Inc.
This storytelling game features deliberately simple mechanics to make it more accessible to younger players. The ease of play allows players to cooperate and enjoy the social activity of collectively creating a story, a pastime made easier as players take turns as the Storyteller.
Hal Foster’s comic strip has been praised for its art, story, historicity, and humanity. Prince Valiant and the other characters are brought to life through Foster’s storytelling and stunning artwork. Greg Stafford vividly communicates the wonder and adventure of Prince Valiant® in this new edition of his storytelling game, and players of the game find themselves continuing the traditions of the oral storytellers of old.
The new Prince Valiant® The Storytelling Game is a significant improvement over the original B&W softcover. Notably, Hal Foster’s amazing artwork appears in color. The entire rulebook is full color! We’ve adding an insane number of Foster’s amazing illustrations.
The text has also been updated. Though the game is already designed to be accessible to a wide variety of players, it nevertheless contains some portions that have been modernized.
What the Critics Say
"As much as Prince Valiant: The Storytelling Game is Greg Stafford’s second approach to Arthurian, chivalric roleplaying [after King Arthur Pendragon], it is also his love letter to Hal Foster and Prince Valiant in the Days of King Arthur. It is a lovely treatment of the source and this is so much better reflected in the beautiful new presentation of the second edition… the perfect introduction to Arthurian roleplaying."—Reviews from R’lyeh.