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by Capitaneus Fractus
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Imperial Calendar
Replies: 25
Views: 1955

Re: Imperial Calendar

Thank you very much for your suggestions I am French and play in French, but if the Empire is intended to have Germanic feels, including in its language, then I like to do it well and to use as correct as possible German. Even Early New High German if possible, but I've yet to find an online grammar...
by Capitaneus Fractus
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Imperial Calendar
Replies: 25
Views: 1955

Re: Imperial Calendar

There might be errors, it isn't a finished product :p Sorry, I am not really fluent in English and the good word is "equinoctial hours", which is a twelfth part of a daytime or of a night, at the moment of the equinox, when daytime equal night. That is very close to our fixed hours (a twenty-fourth ...
by Capitaneus Fractus
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Imperial Calendar
Replies: 25
Views: 1955

Re: Imperial Calendar

Okay, I decided to rationalize another way. Instead of adapting a calendar to a Mannslieb cycle of twenty-five days, which lead to a very great change, I adapt the cycle of Mannslieb to the Imperial calendar, which make this rationalized calendar way closer to the original one... So, changes are : 1...
by Capitaneus Fractus
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Warhammer Old World, a.k.a. WFB returns.
Replies: 25
Views: 1603

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

The strength of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay , in my humble opinion, never were rules, but rather its universe and its scenarii : a caustic and mature low fantasy Role-playing game set in a Renaissance-like era Germanic coherent, credible and complex world, where most of inhabitants where unaware of t...
by Capitaneus Fractus
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Warhammer Old World, a.k.a. WFB returns.
Replies: 25
Views: 1603

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

"One of the coolest aspects of returning to the world-that-was is the opportunity to revisit certain aspects of its classic lore and delve into them in greater detail than ever before." Coming from the immature gang of GW's employees who perpetrates their abuses on a tabletop game now designed to pl...
by Capitaneus Fractus
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Mainstream Media Inspirations
Replies: 20
Views: 2201

Re: Mainstream Media Inspirations

If one read French, I feel he might find pleasant to see National Library of France's current online temporary exhibition on Fantasy:
https://fantasy.bnf.fr/
by Capitaneus Fractus
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Nurgle cults - what defines them?
Replies: 32
Views: 891

Re: Nurgle cults - what defines them?

Reading again The Lost and the Damned, I feel that a corrupted flavour of what would be a cynical sect might be another good historical inspiration for Nurgle cults, especially their concept of adiaphora.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynicism_(philosophy)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adiaphora
by Capitaneus Fractus
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Nurgle cults - what defines them?
Replies: 32
Views: 891

Re: Nurgle cults - what defines them?

The elite might (and does) also happen to want to see changes... Remember that the French Great Revolution (1787-1815) started in 1787 with the Aristocratic insurrection against Despotism. The success of the Aristocratic Nobility, the social elite, against the king of France and his ministers, to fo...
by Capitaneus Fractus
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Fan-made Material
Topic: Troll a la Morceaux: A Warhammer Recipe
Replies: 7
Views: 473

Re: Troll a la Morceaux: A Warhammer Recipe

Yeah, I am curious to know if there was sources for the creation of playable ogres...
I remember there was a potential ogrish pc in the Power behind the Throne...
by Capitaneus Fractus
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Fan made?
Replies: 16
Views: 652

Re: Fan made?

depending on who you ask, those don't exist in warhammer.....maybe the problem is you're unfamilier with what the setting is like Skylark asked for elementals and other generic creatures... We can't know what something such bland as "other generic creatures" mean... so I considerate his only real q...
by Capitaneus Fractus
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Nurgle cults - what defines them?
Replies: 32
Views: 891

Re: Nurgle cults - what defines them?

The Chaos god Nurgle was inspired by the Mesopotamian god Nergal: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nergal So, there might perhaps be an use to retro-inspire from Nergal Nurgle's cults. On official sources: All the Chaos gods are embodiments of the hopes, fears and other strong emotions and concepts gen...
by Capitaneus Fractus
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Comparison with Zweihander
Replies: 28
Views: 1697

Re: Comparison with Zweihander

Not saying it's necessarily "theft", but it's certainly more blatant than the gods and magic in Zweihander. Sorry to state again the obvious, but it is quite the reverse than what you are not saying: it is necessarily not theft . Games Workshop could had stole any support on which is draw or descri...
by Capitaneus Fractus
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Comparison with Zweihander
Replies: 28
Views: 1697

Re: Comparison with Zweihander

Calling it "theft" seem totally stupid: intellectual property is, by definition, immaterial and obviously one can only steal, by definition, material things.
Hence, intellectual property cannot be stolen... it might, however, be counterfeited, which is a very different thing.
by Capitaneus Fractus
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Imperial Calendar
Replies: 25
Views: 1955

Re: Imperial Calendar

If they have a printed yearly calendar on which they might write or draw things, it doesn't pose problems for player to understand how much time has passed and what seasons were (especially with my presentation : the first line is spring, the second line is summer, the third line is autumn, the four...
by Capitaneus Fractus
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Imperial Calendar
Replies: 25
Views: 1955

Re: Imperial Calendar

"They came in their silvery vessels. Impossibly powerful. Mysterious. Then our world was frozen, huge and empty. Life was simple, barbaric, without language, knowledge or civilisation. They changed us. They changed everything. We only know them as the Old Ones. They had the power to move worlds, to ...
by Capitaneus Fractus
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Enemy In Shadows Companion Available
Replies: 48
Views: 3691

Re: Enemy In Shadows Companion Available

As far as I can tell, none of the official WFRP or WFB publications (not counting Boxtree or Black Library) have ever listed a date of death for Karl-Franz's father. Boxtree, which is an official publisher, but a novel one, not a roleplay nor battle one, did, p. vij of its Warhammer novels and anth...
by Capitaneus Fractus
Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Enemy In Shadows Companion Available
Replies: 48
Views: 3691

Re: Enemy In Shadows Companion Available

The exact source is the chronology that came with Warhammer novels published by Boxtree...
by Capitaneus Fractus
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Enemy In Shadows Companion Available
Replies: 48
Views: 3691

Re: Enemy In Shadows Companion Available

Elector situation in 2512 and other fluff there is pretty interesting considering situation in circa 252X. Very exited to see how story goes, when they get to the final parts of the TEW. I still think the civil-war is happening... And why is Prince Luitpold banished away? Wolfgang is named heir… As...
by Capitaneus Fractus
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Mainstream Media Inspirations
Replies: 20
Views: 2201

Re: Mainstream Media Inspirations

Yes that is for sure. I wouldn't neither take it this captationem benevolentiæ too literally..., and you are right to emphasis on the point you underline, but I fell this extract is a good and strong credible inspiration on what could be Law Gods cultists' mindset in the Warhammer world (and the quo...