The Green Knight Film and Roleplaying Game

The Green Knight Film and Roleplaying Game

When the trailer for The Green Knight came out I was instantly hooked. First of all Dev Patel? Yes please! And then the visuals of the film along with the story just immediately drew me in. I'll admit, as far as Arthurian tales go, I'm unfamiliar with a lot of the stories outside the main Arthur tale, so getting a glimpse into The Green Knight is really exciting.


But probably my ABSOLUTE favorite part is that A24 has come up with a fantastic tie in for the film:


First of all, how great is that "commercial"? Second, I love that they created a tabletop roleplaying game based off the film! I like that they haven't built this based off of any existing TTRPG and the rules seem pretty straight forward.

 The Green Knight Fantasy Roleplaying Game. The image features the game box, the rule set, five character sheets, a map, and a single D20.
Like with most TTRPG games, you will need a GM to run the game. There is also an adventure included with the game, but you can also create your own. But when it comes to character creation, you're provided with character sheets to choose from. The roles you can choose are Noble, Bard, Sorcerer, Knight, and Hunter. From there, you pick your attributes, each of which is labeled clearly on the sheet.
Five colorful character sheets from The Green Knight Fantasy Roleplaying game. The roles are Noble (teal), Bard (orange), Sorcerer (purple), Knight (blue), and Hunter (green).

The most interesting thing you track on you sheet is your Scale of Dishonor. How much Dishonor you accrue depends on the action you take on your journey. And in this game, Dishonor is worse than death. As far as actions go, you only need a single D20 to play.

Personally, I'm in love with this tie in for the film, and thing it will really appeal to those of us who enjoy good fantasy along with playing TTRPGs. The only thing I don't like is that the game doesn't come with that rad crown!