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by Graak
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Combat example
Replies: 111
Views: 3441

Re: Combat example

I can't stand to play D&D anymore - the assumption that the encounters are 'balanced' takes away any sense of danger and leads my groups to limit their strategies to 'charge' (This is both as a player and GM). This doesn't happen in WFRP This never happened in WFRP. Balanced doesn't means "you can ...
by Graak
Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Combat example
Replies: 111
Views: 3441

Re: Combat example

Modding without being a mod mode On. Steaming pile... Steaming turd. Could we please stop crossing the limit and keep this debate to a reasonable level of decency? Not that I'm anyhow offended by those terms (I use far worse terms in my daily life) but I can see this kind of talk will get us nowhere...
by Graak
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Combat example
Replies: 111
Views: 3441

Re: Combat example

Plain censure or expressed discomfort for one player expressing his negative thoughts about any given game is something that I really grew bored of. From the WFRP forums sponsored by the local publisher and translator... ...to Facebook groups where admins receive free books to "review". Those are no...
by Graak
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Combat example
Replies: 111
Views: 3441

Re: Combat example

... I think the OP is pretty good. I'm yet to play WFRP v4 in anger yet and I'm due to start up TEW in the next month or two. I have issues with decisions from just reading the rules and some of those issues are confirmed by some posts on the board. However, there are things I like in v4 and often ...
by Graak
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: WFRP 2nd Edition
Topic: Looking for really dark adventure
Replies: 9
Views: 592

Re: Looking for really dark adventure

Well, thousand thrones is pretty grimdark (overall, there's fluctuation between chapters tho).

The Nurgle mansion chapter is terrific in that sense!
by Graak
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Combat example
Replies: 111
Views: 3441

Re: Combat example

... One of my issues isn't with the game necessarily, it's with the posters here. All of the "4th sucks, go back and play 2nd!". My response is PLEASE DO! and leave this section to discuss 4th. But people ARE discussing 4th edition. (I’m not trolling) Sure, controversy is vivid and some comments ar...
by Graak
Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Combat example
Replies: 111
Views: 3441

Re: Combat example

... It was a case of "Lead designer (Dom) and Lead producer (Andy) do not agree". But instead of having one of them call the shots they just agreed to disagree and put in optional rules instead. If you follow Andy's comments on discord he has already stated this. Which incidently has sparked him cr...
by Graak
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Dual Wielder talent analysis
Replies: 14
Views: 2019

Re: Dual Wielder talent analysis

The rules for this are rather complicated: Dual Wielder Max: Agility Bonus Tests: Melee or Ranged when attacking with two weapons When armed with two weapons, you may attack with both for your Action. Roll to hit with the weapon held in your primary hand. If you hit, determine Damage as normal, but...
by Graak
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Comparison with Zweihander
Replies: 28
Views: 1186

Re: Comparison with Zweihander

IIRC my memories from Baldur’s Gate D&D videogame tell me that chaos star was also used there for some spell, not sure if tied to Chaos or to a simple “confusion” effect of some spell. WIKI tells us this: “The symbol's first appearance in a commercial role-playing game (RPG) was in TSR's Dungeons & ...
by Graak
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Comparison with Zweihander
Replies: 28
Views: 1186

Re: Comparison with Zweihander

It's not like the Warhammer universe is really that original to begin with. It's packed to the brim with other works with the serial numbers were filed off. That seems more like "inspiration" to me: multiple sources, mash-up result with several new elements. One source with changed names and plainl...
by Graak
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Comparison with Zweihander
Replies: 28
Views: 1186

Re: Comparison with Zweihander

The easiest thing today is to legalise theft. I'm not sure it's the best way to put the matter. I would say though that in modern days and with certain immaterial matter (no pun intended) is hard and harder to demonstrate "theft" or mischievous use of intellectual property. You sell ThatName books?...
by Graak
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Combat example
Replies: 111
Views: 3441

Re: Combat example

Thanks OldPlayer. Would you consider, after your next play session, writing up here a summary of one of the party's combat scenes? I greatly appreciated CapnZapp's write-up. It illustrated very well his concern with the bestiary section. (Though speaking only for myself, it didn't do much in the wa...
by Graak
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Comparison with Zweihander
Replies: 28
Views: 1186

Re: Comparison with Zweihander

It's not like Warhammer is without its influences. File off the copyrighted material from any one part of Warhammer and you might be hard pressed to say if Warhammer were the primary influence, or if Warhammer's infuences were the primary influence. Do you really want me to re-open that chapter and...
by Graak
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Combat example
Replies: 111
Views: 3441

Re: Combat example

Capping Advantage is a mandatory thing to do to make the game at least playable IMO, from what I’ve read and from the little I’ve tried. Do I think that’s a RELIABLE way to reduce swingyness? Ehm, no: all it does is reducing snowballing (reducing an amplification effect tied to how Advantage works)....
by Graak
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Comparison with Zweihander
Replies: 28
Views: 1186

Re: Comparison with Zweihander

Ok let me refrain it. Zweihander is a theft, that tries to hide itself through legal ways on the basis I am generic. This alone should tell everyone, stay away. Not quite sure if you’re sarcastic or serious… ...and not sure if this is what OP is looking for.. Anyhow....theft or not is a matter of l...
by Graak
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: My hopes and expectations for WFRP4 (repost)
Replies: 3
Views: 404

Re: My hopes and expectations for WFRP4 (repost)

WFRP4 disappointed me greatly, mainly for its core mechanic “opposed rolls+advantage snowball effect” and the derived Advantage mini-game/meta-game and Advantage centrality in the mechanics (talents and such). These were my hopes at the time, let’s recycle them for a 5th edition then :P (from 2nd ed...
by Graak
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Comparison with Zweihander
Replies: 28
Views: 1186

Re: Comparison with Zweihander

Zweihander is more generic and can apply to any fantasy world. I keep reading this in different forums. I'm not sure how generic it is in truth. Take religion and magic chapters: it's to every extent WFRP stuff, just renamed. The original wfrp sources are easily recognizable for every god and spell...
by Graak
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Combat example
Replies: 111
Views: 3441

Re: Combat example

I believe that we should be very careful when calling for “realism” to judge how good a RPG looks. If we ever be to judge a RPG (especially fantasy RPG) from a realistic combat experience point-of-view apocalypse would ensue. And in that post-apocalyptic RPG-development setting only true historical ...
by Graak
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Combat example
Replies: 111
Views: 3441

Re: Combat example

Game-design is interesting to me, to the point I can see beyond Zapp's vocal way to express his thought/analysis and see the facts and the statistical reasoning beyond his opinion. Can his manners be annoying to readers? Yes, of course. It depends on your patience. Personally I got more annoyed by d...
by Graak
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Combat example
Replies: 111
Views: 3441

Re: Combat example

Well it’s the same in 4e as in 1or 2e really. Basic beastmen work the way they are, as do Greenskins etc... Boss and leaders (and big monsters with low WS that you may need to boost depending on your party) you need to work on and tbh that is part of the fun as a GM It's not fun if I need to re-wor...