Archive for the '1st Edition' Category


My history with WFRP 1e

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

The first time I saw the hardback WFRP book — it must have been in December of ’86 or ’87 — I fell in love with it. The crazy-haired dwarf on the cover, the smiling warrior shoving a huge sword through some mohawked ogre-like thing, the copy on the back:

The Old World. On the surface, it is a vast and fertile place, filled with teeming cities, Elf-haunted forests and lofty crags where Dwarfs battle with Goblins and their kin. But a shadow hangs over the world, cast by the dark, corrupting hand of Chaos. From the pirate-ridden coast of south Tilea to the fortified villages of the barbaric East, a few heroes strive to hold back the endless tide of Chaos spilling from the north. But Chaos also gnaws from within, and its hidden ser­vants work to bring the world to its knees before the Dark Gods.

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joe.caffeinated’s Inns of the Empire

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Have your PCs ever stood in front of a tavern, squinting at the shingle to read the faded print, while you cast about in a desperate search for an appropriately WFRPish name for that establishment?

joe.caffeinated does you one better. He constructs the entire inn for you, complete with number of beds, price of food and drink, and even gives ideas for events within — based on Henrik Gronberg’s wonderfully detailed Liber Fanatica article and the fantasy names found at, all wrapped in a gorgeous Web 2.0 interface.

So head on over to Inns of the Empire and kick the tires. It’s the kind of thing I wish I had back when I was actively GMing, and it’s one of the first places I’ll go when I take it up again.



Sunday, April 20th, 2008

Does anyone remember Games Workshop’s Dungeon Floor Plans series?

Dungeon LairsDungeon RoomsCavernsHorrors

Reminiscent of that great series, Stephen Cranston and Simon Lloyd have designed some beautiful prints, so that your players may visualize the place where they lose all their Fate Points.

Cranston & Lloyd’s floorplans can be found in the Maps section. They are free to download, but are not to be redistributed or sold. An example of what you can do with the floorplans is below the fold.

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Need a Name?

Monday, March 10th, 2008

Last week I received an email about a WFRP name generator site. I liked it — I especially liked that you could choose between Elvish, Nordic, Orcish, German, and English-sounding names — but I wanted the names to sound more Imperial, more WFRPish. So I emailed them back with a few sites that had actual tax records from Germanic villages in the 15th century — these are the sites that I relied on for names used in Noblesse Oblige and Dead Ringer.

Amazingly, they spent the weekend coding in the new names. So, if you’re looking for a great resource to name your Orcs, Elves, and Imperials, look no further than Fantasy Names Generator.


Empire at War v2

Monday, May 28th, 2007

I recently received an email from one Rolph Segers, who has completed the enormous task of converting the NPCs from Alfred Nuñez Jr’s brilliant alternate conclusion to the Enemy Within campaign, Empire at War. Empire at War, originally written for v1, is an option for those fans of the campaign who either cannot find the elusive (and expensive) official conclusion Empire in Flames, or desire to play through a conclusion that smoothly bridges the two versions of WFRP.

You can find Segers’ conversions here, and Nuñez’s original at Strike to Stun.


Maps Galore

Tuesday, May 9th, 2006

I just received permission to host the WFRP v2 maps created by Andreas Blicher based upon the scholarly work of Alfred Nuñez, Jr (Alfred was kind enough to grant his permission as well). They are absolutely gorgeous — you really have to print them out on a large surface to fully appreciate the quality.

Dave Graffam, mastermind behind one of my favorite WFRPv2 resources sites, has also granted permission to host his full-color renditions of a select number of Andreas Blicher’s maps.

Not too long ago, WFRP fans were clamoring for maps of this quality, myself included. These maps have neatly solved a shortage that existed long before v2 hit the scene. All three of these guys deserve major kudos from the community.

The maps can be found in the Downloads Maps section.