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by Gideon
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: The world's oldest RPG in the old World
Replies: 8
Views: 521

Re: The world's oldest RPG in the old World

I think Arneson used Chainmail and the Fantasy Supplement for his Braunstein and Blackmoor games, but Chainmail and the Fantasy Supplement were written as wargames, not RPGs. I personally don't think think there's a good case for seeing them as the first RPG (and I don't think I've heard that sugges...
by Gideon
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Roughs Nights and Hard Days Impressions/Review
Replies: 16
Views: 833

Re: Roughs Nights and Hard Days Impressions/Review

Are you sure it's not partially based on its first/second edition namesake? I did a word search for various terms from @Braddoc's review posts for the PDF of the second edition version and Countess Emmanuelle von Liebewitz (not 'Grand' in the PDF of the second edition version) and a cultist are in ...
by Gideon
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Roughs Nights and Hard Days Impressions/Review
Replies: 16
Views: 833

Re: Roughs Nights and Hard Days Impressions/Review

It sounds like the original 'Night at the Opera' was a different adventure that just happens to share a title with the new one:

https://rpggeek.com/rpgissuearticle/148278/night-opera
by Gideon
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Enemy in Shadows: Thoughts and reactions
Replies: 42
Views: 2799

Re: Enemy in Shadows: Thoughts and reactions

If I was writing the campaign, I’d specifically avoid mentioning dates. If I was editing it, I’d be sure to remove them. The problem is that there are dates mentioned. The handouts refer to Jahrdrung amd Mitterfruhl, and they only work with the adventure as written if you use a start date of 24 Jah...
by Gideon
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Enemy in Shadows: Thoughts and reactions
Replies: 42
Views: 2799

Re: Enemy in Shadows: Thoughts and reactions

FasterThanJesus wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:23 am
I've never understood why 70% became "average".
I'm with you, but there's no point fighting it, if it leads to misunderstanding.
by Gideon
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Enemy in Shadows: Thoughts and reactions
Replies: 42
Views: 2799

Re: Enemy in Shadows: Thoughts and reactions

This new version seems clearly aimed at harmonizing the old TEW, originally written for a partially quite different setting, with the later developments of the Warhammer lore. This will, inevitably, mean that since the tone and themes of early (1E) WFRP and later versions are in some respects very ...
by Gideon
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Enemy in Shadows: Thoughts and reactions
Replies: 42
Views: 2799

Re: Enemy in Shadows: Thoughts and reactions

I was interested to see the changes to [t/T]he Crossed Pikes map. It's a definite improvement to have the furniture drawn in, and to have some contrasting colour and substance given to the furniture and staircases. I think the in situ labels on the first edition map and the fourth edition key both ...
by Gideon
Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Enemy in Shadows: Thoughts and reactions
Replies: 42
Views: 2799

Re: Enemy in Shadows: Thoughts and reactions

@FasterThanJesus You've given me pause for thought about my numeric scores in reviews. I've come to the conclusion that it's impossible to summarise the diverse starting points of users with just a pair of numbers. That's better done in the text. So I've decided to go revert to unscored reviews and ...
by Gideon
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Enemy in Shadows: Thoughts and reactions
Replies: 42
Views: 2799

Re: Enemy in Shadows: Thoughts and reactions

Apologies to anyone who has tried to post comments on my blog post. There appears to have been a bug in WordPress which turned comments off for this post. I have fixed the problem now:

https://awesomeliesblog.wordpress.com/2 ... venturers/
by Gideon
Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Enemy in Shadows: Thoughts and reactions
Replies: 42
Views: 2799

Re: Enemy in Shadows: Thoughts and reactions

You might be right about the "grognard brackets" score, though I do aim to use a broader range of scores than most probably do (65 is defined as a "good" rating). Plus I'm a tough audience!

I look forward to reading your thoughts.
by Gideon
Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Enemy in Shadows: Thoughts and reactions
Replies: 42
Views: 2799

Re: Enemy in Shadows: Thoughts and reactions

I've posted my thoughts on Enemy in Shadows on my blog.

https://awesomeliesblog.wordpress.com/2 ... venturers/
by Gideon
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Cathay sourcebook?
Replies: 14
Views: 1317

Re: Cathay sourcebook?

Hi again, Would anyone know where to get the Cathay sourcebook which was floating around some years ago? Thank you. If you mean the draft of Tetsubo (which was for Yamato, a Nippon equivalent, rather than Cathay), the authors have removed it from download, as there is a commercial version being pro...
by Gideon
Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: WFRP 1st Edition
Topic: Contradiction?
Replies: 17
Views: 801

Re: Contradiction?

So what do you think about my clarification (for my benefit). Like, this is what I've type up in my FAQ / Clarification document for future reference. " If you have the required XP, you can change career whenever you want. That said, it isn’t just about paying the XP, the change of career must make...
by Gideon
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: WFRP 1st Edition
Topic: Contradiction?
Replies: 17
Views: 801

Re: Contradiction?

As i read it the rule, or guideline, as you will, is that a character does need to complete their career in order to choose one of their career exits. (Though i take Gideon's point that this isn't quite explicit i think it was the intent.) Graeme Davis was explicit in 'Onwards and Upwards' that tha...
by Gideon
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: WFRP 1st Edition
Topic: Contradiction?
Replies: 17
Views: 801

Re: Contradiction?

It seems clear to me that the idea was to allow player characters to change career if the opportunity presented itself in the course of the adventure and if it made sense that the player character could take on that career.... I think this is a really important point. Regardless of what the rules s...
by Gideon
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: WFRP 1st Edition
Topic: House Rules
Replies: 5
Views: 1064

Re: House Rules

Here is an updated list of my quick-and-dirty fixes for WFRP1:  Character generation The starting profiles and skills are very unbalanced. I don't think they should be completely evened out, but as they stand they are extreme. My solution is to modify starting profiles as follows:  - Elves: WS-10, B...
by Gideon
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: WFRP 1st Edition
Topic: Contradiction?
Replies: 17
Views: 801

Re: Contradiction?

There's definitely contradictions here and quite a few too. I think the rules are actually pretty consistent, though they might not immediately seem that way, and they certainly could have been expressed more clearly. Page 91 "...characters are not allowed to change careers during a session of play...
by Gideon
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: WFRP 1st Edition
Topic: Contradiction?
Replies: 17
Views: 801

Re: Contradiction?

This was explained by Graeme Davis in ‘Onwards and Upwards’ in White Dwarf 89: “In some cases, you have to complete the career (ie take every advance form the advance scheme and acquire all the listed skills). In others you don’t have to stay in a career any longer than it takes you to earn the 100 ...
by Gideon
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Major shake-up at Cubicle 7
Replies: 60
Views: 5900

Re: Major shake-up at Cubicle 7

FasterThanJesus wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:39 am
I wonder if they'll have a Warhammer Wednesday on Twitter today.
It's up, though doesn't say a great deal.

https://www.cubicle7games.com/warhammer-wednesday/
by Gideon
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Mike Brunton has passed away
Replies: 2
Views: 459

Mike Brunton has passed away

It has been announced in a few other places, but not yet here, as far as I can see. Veteran WFRP writer Mike Brunton died suddenly last week. For those who do not know him Mike was a major figure in WFRP's first edition. He was often the fixer who got difficult projects back on track and did the dir...