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by Capitaneus Fractus
Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?
Replies: 51
Views: 1607

Re: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?

A. On the fact that the Warhammer Fantasy world is a planet set in the Warhammer 40,000 Milky Way: My point wasn't on how good or evil it might make to us, to the setting of to dignity. Everyone is free to make its own universe disagree with the official setting. I did showed that I disagree with h...
by Capitaneus Fractus
Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?
Replies: 51
Views: 1607

Re: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?

that's just it, in fantasy the gods aren't magical in their powers . it's been fairly consistent throughout fantasy's history that miricles are not operating the same way magical matter does and instead are using a "divine" power source unrelated to the magic as we know it, diffused from the realm ...
by Capitaneus Fractus
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?
Replies: 51
Views: 1607

Re: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?

Warp is a full synonymous to Magic (magic is the vernacular word, warp is the scientific word) and entity is a close synonymous to being. So the two first categories designate the same beings or the same entities... The Universe is divided in two distinct and normally hermetically separated plans: t...
by Capitaneus Fractus
Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?
Replies: 51
Views: 1607

Re: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?

This subject was once well worked by a Warhammer fanatic : Hachman who long ago held the Warhammer Heroes forum... The original authors, when they designed WFRP's gods, inspired themselves from Greek polytheism, mainly, and a bit from Roman, Germanic, Celtic polytheism... They obviously also took in...
by Capitaneus Fractus
Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: WFRP Social Justice & Representation
Replies: 202
Views: 10432

Re: WFRP Social Justice & Representation

There is a contradiction between artists who want to establish coherent and credible universes, build on their own fashion. For artists, what is important is the universe in itself... ... and salesmen who want universe adapted to current fashions, in order to get the broadest audience possible (in o...
by Capitaneus Fractus
Tue May 12, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Minor deities or local forms of major deities?
Replies: 10
Views: 2230

Re: Minor deities or local forms of major deities?

Both is common, but it seems to also be a matter of perspective. The major cults often say lesser deities are aspects of their major deities. The minor cults at times accept this, but at times see it as heresy. I somehow remember in the old Realm of Chaos it is more or less stated that all deities ...
by Capitaneus Fractus
Mon May 04, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Beyond The Enemy Within campaign, upcoming releases
Replies: 38
Views: 8087

Re: Beyond The Enemy Within campaign, upcoming releases

As they'll publish a new edition of Middenheim: City of the White Wolf to go with Power Behind the Throne and an original sourcebook on Altdorf to go with Empire in Ruins , it wouldn't surprise me to get a new edition of Marienburg: Sold Down the River with the rumored new campaign... (And I have to...
by Capitaneus Fractus
Sun May 03, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Beyond The Enemy Within campaign, upcoming releases
Replies: 38
Views: 8087

Re: Beyond The Enemy Within campaign, upcoming releases

My opinion is that the Empire is the place of the Warhammer setting which cast the Warhammer feeling. It certainly does so because most mature role playing stuff (deep low fantasy grim and perilous but credible world designed by British academics) was wrote in the 1980's while most role playing stuf...
by Capitaneus Fractus
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Death on the Reik Update
Replies: 70
Views: 9348

Re: Death on the Reik Update

Yes, sorry, everything in parenthesis are just my speculation. It was only publicly announced that "The Vengeance of the Gravelord" would be the "Part 1 of a sequence of adventures that run parallel to the Enemy Within, including an adaption of the WFRP 1st edition classic, Carrion up the Reik."
by Capitaneus Fractus
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Death on the Reik Update
Replies: 70
Views: 9348

Re: Death on the Reik Update

The most interesting info is that a new subplot has been created from The Restless Dead and Carrion up the Reik which will appear in the companions for DotR and PBtT. I remember it was already announced to everyone. This subplot is called "The Vengeance of the Gravelord". Death on the Reik Companio...
by Capitaneus Fractus
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Imperial Calendar
Replies: 30
Views: 7423

Re: Imperial Calendar

I doubt it would be much useful, as it is in French, but here is the very rough notice for the calendar.
If you have questions, do not hesitate to ask me.
by Capitaneus Fractus
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Imperial Calendar
Replies: 30
Views: 7423

Re: Imperial Calendar

What follow would be the corresponding Dwarf calendar... I imagine dwarves not taking much account of Mannslieb cycles and more of stellar cycles of Söll and of zodiacal constellations (reduced to twelve as it doesn't make any sense that the number of zodiacal constellations would differs to the num...
by Capitaneus Fractus
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Imperial Calendar
Replies: 30
Views: 7423

Re: Imperial Calendar

Why bother with Old High German? I do not, as I said, I bother with Early New High German ( Frühneuhochdeutsch in German, haut allemand précoce in French). But I cannot really bother much with it anyway, without having access to a proper grammar. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_New_High_German ...
by Capitaneus Fractus
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Imperial Calendar
Replies: 30
Views: 7423

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: 30
Views: 7423

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: 30
Views: 7423

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: 6705

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: 6705

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: 23
Views: 6716

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: 7032

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