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by Orin J.
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Any canon examples of characters using both might and magic?
Replies: 26
Views: 603

Re: Any canon examples of characters using both might and magic?

I am actually rather in favor of battle mages. We've got battle priests and the mages of the Empire are supposed to spend time on actual battlefields. I'd figure many of them wouldn't want to be entirely reliant on their spells if things gets tight, after seeing how a choppa with their own eyes. An...
by Orin J.
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Magic 4th edition
Replies: 9
Views: 406

Re: Magic 4th edition

celestial lore. because you think it looks cool and looking cool and confident is better than actually casting spells a lot of the time.
by Orin J.
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: WFRP 2nd Edition
Topic: Roadwardens and pistols
Replies: 20
Views: 883

Re: Roadwardens and pistols

Theo wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:42 am
Crossbows were used for hunting well into the 17th century, too.
crossbows are used for hunting NOW. they just aren't as flashy as firearms so people buy them less.
by Orin J.
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Warhammer Old World, a.k.a. WFB returns.
Replies: 25
Views: 1658

Re: Warhammer Old World, a.k.a. WFB returns.

i'm not gonna judge it until i see the full roster, but the design concepts seem a little....er, shallow. and GW has been leaning towards awfully shallow design policies the last several years. i hope they'll embrace the sense of character that made WFB the big name of rank'n'flank style wargaming.
by Orin J.
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Removing advantage from the game?
Replies: 19
Views: 520

Re: Removing advantage from the game?

I write this suggestion without having much experience of the fourth edition, other than reading it, but would it be possible to change Advantage based prerequisites and triggers into Success Level based prerequisites and triggers? there's several monster abilities and a couple feats that either sp...
by Orin J.
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Removing advantage from the game?
Replies: 19
Views: 520

Re: Removing advantage from the game?

The hard cold truth is that 4E is a trainwreck of a system, designed by people that utterly lost track of the bigger picture. It is 2E, except every conceivable subsystem have been made more complicated, broken and cluttery. After playing it extensively I have concluded that there exists no simple ...
by Orin J.
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Concoct Talent
Replies: 1
Views: 123

Re: Concoct Talent

i think it's just there to make lore (Apothecary) more valuable, actually. herbs and medicine both have more readily obvious uses and wider applications after all. dip into learning the skill on the side, like it allows in the book, and then take the talent. seem convoluted and meaningless? so does ...
by Orin J.
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Any canon examples of characters using both might and magic?
Replies: 26
Views: 603

Re: Any canon examples of characters using both might and magic?

I'm looking for a Warrior type character who switches out fightery talents for innate magical ones. And that these magical talents are low key, in line with what a sword, arrow, shield or chain mail do for you. They aren't high level spells that obliterate regiments. The reason isn't primarily beca...
by Orin J.
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Den of Tzeentch
Topic: Strike-to-Stun is offline
Replies: 15
Views: 2375

Re: Strike-to-Stun is offline

a shame, really. gone because the UE has no grasp on how the internet functions or who they need to restrict.
by Orin J.
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Any canon examples of characters using both might and magic?
Replies: 26
Views: 603

Re: Any canon examples of characters using both might and magic?

But it would offer me a welcome change to the "classic" wizardly character options. A charismatic folk hero type character, yet one with some innate magical ability, all while avoiding the "stuck in a tower reading dusty old books" stereotype. :) uhhhh, hate to point this out, but "charismatic folk...
by Orin J.
Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Any canon examples of characters using both might and magic?
Replies: 26
Views: 603

Re: Any canon examples of characters using both might and magic?

really i think there's not many of them, aside from some chaos warriors of tzeentch that briefly show up. the tabletop rules don't really penalize you for doing it at all (unless you count cost) and the lore tends to play up that the magical energies are too dangerous to try to wrangle while fightin...
by Orin J.
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Cat-tongued?
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Re: Cat-tongued?

more so since it doesn't say the lie has to involve the point of the fellowship test......all you NEED to do is be lying to them AS WELL and you get the bonus.* *argument not valid with any cunning GM. this poser holds no responsibility for lost of limbs, lives or actual valuables while using the ad...
by Orin J.
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Human (Strigany) Background 4th Ed.
Replies: 4
Views: 282

Re: Human (Strigany) Background 4th Ed.

i'd personally replace "Savvy or Suave" with "Beneath notice or Cat-Tongued". and MAYBE replace cool with gambling or entertainer of some kind. they are after all a cowardly and superstitious lot....
by Orin J.
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Nurgle cults - what defines them?
Replies: 32
Views: 920

Re: Nurgle cults - what defines them?

Thank you everyone who has contributed! For those interrested - below is a short summary of where I am heading with this based on your suggestions. ----------------------------------- Campaign background: It is set in 2312. Magnus the Pious has routed the chaos invasion in the north and is busy re-...
by Orin J.
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Nurgle cults - what defines them?
Replies: 32
Views: 920

Re: Nurgle cults - what defines them?

I am a bit surprised by the link of Tzeentch to the elite - I would expect him to have followers among the wretched lower classes of society, who crave for change. The elite generally are pretty content where they are and would favour stability. But that aside. no, it makes a lot of sense, tzeentch...
by Orin J.
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Fan made?
Replies: 16
Views: 683

Re: Fan made?

Leith wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:24 pm
Orin J. wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:39 am
Jadrax wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:30 am
Elementals last appeared for Warhammer Fantasy Battle in Storm of Magic which I think was published in 2010.
yeah, but that's a different kind of "elemental" and is really more avatars of the schools of magic. shit's complicated.
What's an aqshy avatar then?
BRANDING!
by Orin J.
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Fan made?
Replies: 16
Views: 683

Re: Fan made?

Jadrax wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:30 am
Elementals last appeared for Warhammer Fantasy Battle in Storm of Magic which I think was published in 2010.
yeah, but that's a different kind of "elemental" and is really more avatars of the schools of magic. shit's complicated.
by Orin J.
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Fan made?
Replies: 16
Views: 683

Re: Fan made?

Weren’t there elementals in the past? Even a scenario that had one? EDIT: Element of Risk (White Dwarf #107) has an elemental and elemental spells. yeah, but that was in the 80s, and we don't know if he wants to tap that whole mess. it's not like D&D anyways, there's no elemental plane, the element...
by Orin J.
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Fan made?
Replies: 16
Views: 683

Re: Fan made?

Currently I'm running a campaign using my adventures and I am running into the problem that a lot of the basic stuff that exist in almost every fantasy setting is missing. Stuff like elementals- depending on who you ask, those don't exist in warhammer.....maybe the problem is you're unfamilier with...
by Orin J.
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Combat example
Replies: 119
Views: 5385

Re: Combat example

Does no one feel that the snowball thing (I assume this is a reference to how advantage and differences in skill ratings affect hitting, damage and avoiding getting hit, whilst also being self-perpetuating) helps make combat risky? risk that cannot be properly controlled by the gamemaster isn't a g...