Three Kingdoms RPG

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three Kingdoms RPG
Promotional poster
Genre Historical fiction
science fiction
Starring Kenneth Ma
Raymond Lam
Tavia Yeung
Ruco Chan
Lau Kong
Ha Yu
Law Lok-lam
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 release 9 July 2012 – 10 August 2012
Three Kingdoms RPG
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 then as developes 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 romanisation.

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 Lau Bei's family. She becomes Shun's lover.

Suk Hon (蜀漢)[edit]

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

Lau Bei household[edit]

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

Cho Ngai (曹魏)[edit]

  • Law Lok-lam as Cho Cho (曹操), a warlord who founded Cho Ngai
  • Ram Chiang as Sun Yuk (荀彧), Cho Cho's strategist
  • Chan Wing-kei as Kai Hui (賈詡), Cho Cho's strategist

Tung Ng (東吳)[edit]

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

Lau Piu household[edit]

  • Mary Hon as [Lady Choi] (蔡夫人), Lau Biu's wife
  • Jack Wu as [Lau Kei (Lau Biu's son)] (劉琦), Lau Biu's older son
  • Vin Choi as [(Han Dynasty)Lau Chung] (劉琮), Lau Biu's younger son


  • Henry Lee
  • Man Yeung
  • Jonathan Cheung as Szema Shun's good friend
  • Lau Kong
  • Leung Ka-ki as [Wong Yuet-ying] (黄月英), Chugot Leung's wife
  • Lee Yee-man as Hau-lin (巧蓮), Wong Yuet-ying's maid
  • Lee Chung-hei as Chui Ho (崔浩), Chugot Leung's friend
  • Bond Chan as Chugot 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