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by Robin
Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: The town of Prie
Replies: 7
Views: 1219

Re: The town of Prie

I'm fairly sure that many of the settlements on Andy's map are his own invention, to fill out the space and provide inspiration for GMs who want new or 'fresh' settings for their games. The Empire feels much bigger with these additions, which I think is a good thing... there's more room for new bac...
by Robin
Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:38 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: The town of Prie
Replies: 7
Views: 1219

The town of Prie

Doe anyone have any information on the town of Prie and Prie Ridge? Prie appears on the inside-cover map of WFRP4 on the river north of the Skaag Hills and gets mentioned in the book and in Adventures afoot in the Reikland . I can't find it on any maps other than Andy Law's master map, which I heard...
by Robin
Wed Nov 04, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Martin McKenna
Replies: 16
Views: 2914

Re: Martin McKenna

Totsuzenheni, I cannot overestimate how much McKenna's art sold me on Warhammer. McKenna's art had this life to it that other fantasy art just didn't, and still doesn't. I don't know how he pulled it off, but even the Wittgenstein cockroach in DotR and all those little skulls in Grapes of Wrath loo...
by Robin
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Combat question and -ve SL
Replies: 12
Views: 3045

Re: Combat question and -ve SL

Hum. Not sure I follow you. The difference between a winning of -1 and losing of -3 is the same as the difference between winning -3 and losing of -5. Notably +2. Hence you won by 2 SL so do +2 damage (+SB +weapon damage). The difference is always positive. It can only be negative if you roll fewer...
by Robin
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: WFRP Social Justice & Representation
Replies: 202
Views: 45636

Re: WFRP Social Justice & Representation

I understand the cynical commercial reasons, I just don't understand how and why a fantasy race could be equalled to earth ethnies. Well, to quote a Moderator in a recent ban on someone at RPG.net: Oher people have mentioned why the treatment of some minorities is mirrored in the way "evil races" a...
by Robin
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: WFRP Social Justice & Representation
Replies: 202
Views: 45636

Re: WFRP Social Justice & Representation

I'm not offended, actually, I just don't understand how those tweaks can be justified. :) The justification is that: a significant portion of the existing player base does find this kind of thing extremely offensive. a potential part of the market is being lost due to lack of inclusivity there is i...
by Robin
Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: WFRP Social Justice & Representation
Replies: 202
Views: 45636

Re: WFRP Social Justice & Representation

And how are the Drow political? Black skin (and on the cover of Queen of the Spiders , not even literal black, but brown). The very concept of a wholly evil race that should be attacked and killed at every opportunity, which is also part of the problem with Orcs. You know, a justification for genoc...
by Robin
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: WFRP Social Justice & Representation
Replies: 202
Views: 45636

Re: WFRP Social Justice & Representation

To be fair to RPG.net, they'd object to that too! They're very even-handed on this sort of thing. From my experience, RGP.net objects to anything that isn't overwhelming enthusiastic support. CapnZap getting banned from criticizing WFRP v4 for example. As I recall, his various bans and warnings ban...
by Robin
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: WFRP Social Justice & Representation
Replies: 202
Views: 45636

Re: WFRP Social Justice & Representation

To be fair to RPG.net, they'd object to that too! They're very even-handed on this sort of thing. I'm fine with that. After the site gained a reputation as a safe place for minorities, it dealt with a lot of trolling from bigots so they had to clamp down. Yeah, same here. Sometimes I think they go ...
by Robin
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: WFRP Social Justice & Representation
Replies: 202
Views: 45636

Re: WFRP Social Justice & Representation

The "grow a pair" comment did make me chuckle. Over at RPG.net, that would have received at least a warning for the implication that you need balls to have the guts to do something. I meant that we should grow a pair of boobs. :) :) To be fair to RPG.net, they'd object to that too! They're very eve...
by Robin
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: WFRP Social Justice & Representation
Replies: 202
Views: 45636

Re: WFRP Social Justice & Representation

I still think of Warpstone as the best days of WFRP material. Alas i no longer have them but as i recall it was the very first Warpstone that had rules for prosthetics. Thanks for the thumbs up for Warpstone . Yes, I think the prosthetics article was in the very first issue, but it's one of the thr...
by Robin
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: WFRP Social Justice & Representation
Replies: 202
Views: 45636

Re: WFRP Social Justice & Representation

I would say white cis male writers in general could stand to grow a pair and step outside of their comfort zones. The Tales of the Arabian Nights storytelling boardgame was written by non-Muslims so it can be done. I think that's precisely what's been happening for many years, which has led to a lo...
by Robin
Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: WFRP Social Justice & Representation
Replies: 202
Views: 45636

Re: WFRP Social Justice & Representation

One thing that would help, I think, would be actively asking some women, some non-white people and some trans folk to write for the game. That's perhaps the best way to see a bit more diversity in the actual material. I was always sad that Server Goddess didn't have time to post more on StS and tha...
by Robin
Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: WFRP Social Justice & Representation
Replies: 202
Views: 45636

Re: WFRP Social Justice & Representation

One thing that would help, I think, would be actively asking some women, some non-white people and some trans folk to write for the game. That's perhaps the best way to see a bit more diversity in the actual material. I was always sad that Server Goddess didn't have time to post more on StS and that...
by Robin
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: WFRP Social Justice & Representation
Replies: 202
Views: 45636

Re: WFRP Social Justice & Representation

That's just one quote, but if you read the newer WFB material the message is consistent. Norscans are barbaric monsters with no redeeming qualities. Anyone who came to Warhammer after 2009 would be likely to find Brian Craig-style philosophizing about relative morality jarring. Karl-Franz' mutant t...
by Robin
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: WFRP Social Justice & Representation
Replies: 202
Views: 45636

Re: WFRP Social Justice & Representation

With the social justice movements of recent years (e.g. LGBTQ, MeToo, BLM etc.) where do you feel WFRP stands (or should stand) in terms of representation? Are you open to WFRP re-balancing racial and gender roles as Age of Sigmar did? How far should WFRP stray from medieval demographic simulation?...
by Robin
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: WFRP Social Justice & Representation
Replies: 202
Views: 45636

Re: WFRP Social Justice & Representation

Only fools claim to understand Chaos, for by definition, Chaos is inhuman and incomprehensible. Mortal sages and mystics who dare ponder the nature of Chaos are driven mad, or else succeed only in attracting the attentions of the fell creatures of Chaos. Many wise men have been carried alive and sc...
by Robin
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: WFRP Social Justice & Representation
Replies: 202
Views: 45636

Re: WFRP Social Justice & Representation

I was thinking about this in the context of Covid-19 the other day. In the past I found Nurgle relatable in the abstract, but now that people are actually having "Covid parties" and cults of Nurgle are practically a real thing, I find myself not relating at all. But in the newer Warhammer canon Cha...
by Robin
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: WFRP Social Justice & Representation
Replies: 202
Views: 45636

Re: WFRP Social Justice & Representation

I would like to see roleplaying in general have a far wider player base, so I'm all for increased representation in all areas. Some people might complain that it's unrealistic and breaks their immersion to see to an Altdorfian Watchwoman with Cathayan heritage... but I see a character with a story t...
by Robin
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Monuments of the Reikland
Replies: 11
Views: 3667

Re: Monuments of the Reikland

Congratulations and all that! I saw some very positive feedback on one of the Facebook groups. The only thing that's stopped me picking up a copy is the hope that it will eventually become part of a printed product.

Regards,
Robin