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Pendragon Cover Pandragon (1985)
 Orig. Publisher: Chaosium Inc. (www.chaosium.com/index.php)
 Curr. Publisher (5th Ed.): White Wolf/Arthaus (http://www.white-wolf.com/arthaus/index.php)
 Copyright: (c) 1985 Greg Stafford
 Advancement: Two-part: Glory (vaguely xp-like) and Skills, d20-based (vaguely usage-based)
 Features: extensive personalitytraits system, “passions” system, novel gameplay goals

Pendragon was a wonderful title published by Chaosium back in the mid-80s which made the bold attempt to generate gameplay much more attuned to the ethos of the Arthurian romance: knights and ladies, chivalry and jousting, tournaments and courtly amor.  (Hack and slash dungeon crawls need not apply.)

In my opinion, it was quite successful at encouraging this style of play.  As a result, I’ve always found the design, which was also quite simple and concise, to be very inspiring.

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