Three Kingdoms RPG

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Three Kingdoms RPG
Three Kingdoms RPG promo poster
Genre Historical fiction
science fiction
Starring Raymond Lam
Kenneth Ma
Joseph Lee
Ruco Chan
Ngo Ka-nin
Tavia Yeung
Kaki Leung
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
Preceded by No Good Either Way
Followed by King Maker
External links
Three Kingdoms RPG
alternative promo poster
Traditional Chinese 回到三國
Simplified Chinese 回到三国
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 Sima Xin (司馬信), a Hong Kong youth who accidentally travels back in time to the Three Kingdoms period.
  • Tavia Yeung as Sang Rong (桑柔), a maid who serves Liu Bei's family. She becomes Xin's lover.

Shu Han (蜀漢)[edit]

Main article: Shu Han
  • Joseph Lee as Liu Bei (劉備), a warlord who founded Shu Han
  • 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 Chu Ju (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]

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

Eastern Wu (東吳)[edit]

Main article: Eastern Wu
  • Ruco Chan as Zhou Yu (周瑜), a talented military general and strategist who serves the Sun family
  • Fung So-bor as Lady Wu (吳夫人), Sun Quan's mother

Liu Biao household[edit]


  • Henry Lee
  • Man Yeung
  • Jonathan Cheung as Sima Shun's good friend
  • Lau Kong
  • Lee Yee-man as Hau-lin (巧蓮), Huang Yueying's maid
  • Lee Chung-hei as Chui Ho (崔浩), Zhuge Liang's friend
  • Bond Chan as Zhuge Liang's friend
  • Jess Sum
  • Ha Yu as Sima Xin's father
  • Cilla Kung as Sima Juan (司馬娟), Sima Xin'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 9–13, 2012
1 — 5
July 16–20, 2012
6 — 10
July 23–27, 2012
11 — 14
July 30 - August 3, 2012
15 — 19
August 6–9, 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


External links[edit]