Three Kingdoms RPG

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Three Kingdoms RPG
Promotional poster
Genre Historical fiction
science fiction
Format Serial
Starring Kenneth Ma
Raymond Lam
Tavia Yeung
Kaki Leung
Ruco Chan
Ngo Ka-nin
Joseph Lee
Opening theme "Waiting for Your Return" (等你回來) by Raymond Lam
Country of origin Hong Kong
Original language(s) Cantonese
No. of episodes 25
Executive producer(s) Lau Kar-ho
Location(s) Hong Kong
Camera setup Multi camera
Running time 45 minutes (per episode)
Production company(s) TVB
Original channel TVB Jade
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original run 9 July 2012 – 10 August 2012
Three Kingdoms RPG
Simplified Chinese 回到三国
Traditional Chinese 回到三國
Literal meaning "Back to the Three Kingdoms"

Three Kingdoms RPG is a 2012 Hong Kong television series produced by TVB, with Lau Kar-ho serving as the drama's executive producer. It stars Kenneth Ma as Szema Shun, a young Hong Kong game addict, who accidentally travels back in time to the Three Kingdoms period of Chinese history.


Vincent Szema (Kenneth Ma) is a game addict who goes back to the Three Kingdoms period, and meets many historical figures. He becomes Zhuge Liang's trusted advisor and utilized modern strategies to overcome issues and obstacles. Vincent develops feelings for a female servant in the castle of Shu. Vincent was able to maintain contact with his sister through his smart phone and learned that the time warp would take place at the "Battle of Chi Bi."


Note: Some of the characters' names are in Cantonese romanization.

Main cast[edit]

  • Kenneth Ma as Szema Shun (司馬信), a Hong Kong youth who accidentally travels back in time to the Three Kingdoms period.
  • Tavia Yeung as Song-yau (桑柔), a maid who serves Liu Bei's family. She becomes Shun's lover.

Shu Han (蜀漢)[edit]

  • Joseph Lee as Liu Bei (劉備), a warlord who founded Suk Hon
  • Au Sui-wai as Guan Yu (關羽), a general under Liu Bei, second sworn brother to Liu Bei and Zhang Fei.
  • Savio Tsang as Zhang Fei (張飛), a general under Liu Bei, third sworn brother to Liu Bei and Guan Yu.
  • Deno Cheung as Zhao Yun (趙雲), a general under Liu Bei

Liu Bei household[edit]

  • Rachel Kan as Lady Gan (甘夫人), Liu Bei's first wife
  • Iva Law as Lady Mi (麋夫人), Liu Bei's second wife
  • Annie Chong as Cho Kuk (鶵菊), a maid in Liu Bei's household
  • Doris Chow as a maid in Liu Bei's household
  • Siu Hoi-yan as a maid in Liu Bei's household
  • Lydia Law as a maid in Liu Bei's household
  • Cheung Wai-yi as a maid in Liu Bei's household
  • Tsang Yuen-sa

Cao Wei (曹魏)[edit]

  • Law Lok-lam as Cao Cao (曹操), a warlord who founded Cho Ngai
  • Ram Chiang as Xun Yu (荀彧), Cho Cho's strategist
  • Chan Wing-kei as Jia Xu (賈詡), Cho Cho's strategist

Eastern Wu (東吳)[edit]

  • Ruco Chan as Zhou Yu (周瑜), a talented military general and strategist who serves the Suen family
  • Fung So-bor as Lady Wu (吳夫人), Suen Kuen's mother

Liu Biao household[edit]


  • Henry Lee
  • Man Yeung
  • Jonathan Cheung as Szema Shun's good friend
  • Lau Kong
  • Lee Yee-man as Hau-lin (巧蓮), Wong Yuet-ying's maid
  • Lee Chung-hei as Chui Ho (崔浩), Zhuge Liang's friend
  • Bond Chan as Chukot Leung's friend
  • Jess Sum
  • Ha Yu as Szema Shun's father
  • Cilla Kung as Szema Kuen (司馬娟), Szema Shun's Younger Sister

Viewership ratings[edit]

The following is a table that includes a list of the total ratings points based on television viewership.

Week Originally Aired Episodes Average Points Peaking Points References
9 July, 2012
July 9 - July 13, 2012
1 — 5
July 16 - July 20, 2012
6 — 10
July 23 - July 27, 2012
11 — 14
July 30 - August 3, 2012
15 — 19
August 6 - August 9, 2012
20 — 23
August 10, 2012
24 — 25

Anachronistic elements:

1) Food: Maize and peanuts did not exist in Three Kingdoms China

2) The characters sat on chairs instead of kneeling on mats, thus they all kept their shoes on when indoors

3) Paper should have been quite common already, yet the various books are in bamboo