Archive for March, 2008


Kalevala Hammer

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

From time to time I get emails about WFRP sites or come across them while trawling the web, but this one stands out. Kalevala Hammer is a fantastic site with a detailed, high-resolution map of Norsca, articles with rules and bestiary expansions, and an exhaustively-researched timeline culled from a broad array of Warhammer sources. In addition, it may have the most extensive WFRP-related links page I’ve ever seen.

I added it to my Resources list to the right. It’s worth checking out for the map of Norsca alone.


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.


In the Pipeline

Sunday, March 9th, 2008

Josef is at it again, working on an amazingly detailed reworking of his Critical Hits, including revised entries on injuries and healing. It really has to be seen to be believed, with descriptions of normal anatomy (suitable for the layman) as a basis for how badly things can go wrong, and how to fix the problem when they inevitably do.

When he’s finished, the results will be posted here, but while he’s working, I’m sure he’d appreciate any feedback you’d like to give. So head on over to his thread at the FFG forums and let him know what you think.