Pendragon Coats of Arms

A few years ago I started a long running campaign of the Pendragon RPG. It’s a great game, following the life and death of King Arthur, Queen Guenevere, and the Knights of the Round Table. It focuses heavily on the medieval romance aspect of the legend—Le Morte d’Arthur and Chretien—and follows your character’s family through the generations.

Unfortunately the game petered out after around thirty years of in game time. It was long enough for all of the players to be playing their original character’s children but still only scratched the surface of the entire 60-ish year campaign.

King Arthur's Coat of Arms

I created a lot of maps and coats of arms to go with the campaign, which I’m making available for download. Hopefully they’ll be useful to other GMs.

The maps are all of Britain and start from 488 through to 517. The coats of arms are a mix of characters from legends, the Great Pendragon Campaign (including some characters who aren’t given devices in the GPC) and my own campaign.

A few liberties were taken when I couldn’t find the exact device for a shield or to make something fit my own campaign. The following coats of arms are available:

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Stoo Goff is a writer, musician and programmer hailing from Norwich and now living in Glasgow. When not buried beneath a mountain of programming code or torturing guitars he can be found creating strange new lands and conjuring dreams from nothing. He regularly promises himself that he will finish the next novel and album.

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