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by Gideon
Sun Mar 05, 2023 1:46 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Does anyone have a link to this old thread on Strike To Stun?
Replies: 3
Views: 588

Re: Does anyone have a link to this old thread on Strike To Stun?

Yes, that thread was the origin of my 'WFRP Story' posts. I had made some notes of how ideas developed through early editions of Warhammer, purely for personal interest. I was about to delete them in a clearout, but decided to post them on StS in case others were interested. I nearly didn't, as it s...
by Gideon
Sun Aug 07, 2022 1:12 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Pirates of the Reik
Replies: 14
Views: 3607

Re: Pirates of the Reik

So, Reik is, at the most, about 200 meters wide. I doubt sources have been consistent on this, but WFRP1 (p283) says the Reik is up to 200 yards wide between Altdorf and Nuln. It is much wider downstream of Altdorf. WFRP4 (p269) is vaguer: between Altdorf and Nuln the Reik is "so wide it frequ...
by Gideon
Sun Jul 03, 2022 2:37 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: New Group - Suggestions for One Shot
Replies: 4
Views: 2103

Re: New Group - Suggestions for One Shot

I usually recommend 'Night of Blood', a classic WFRP1 scenario. C7 provide a free WFRP4 version of it here:

https://cubicle7games.com/product/old-w ... blood-pdf/

You might want to cut the initial combat if you want to fit it into a single session.
by Gideon
Mon Dec 06, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Enemy Within Updates (plus other stuff)
Replies: 202
Views: 163550

Re: Enemy Within Updates (plus other stuff)

I find it curious given the alternatives that have been proposed by both official custodians and fans to Empire In Flames and given that Empire In Flames wasn't part of the original design for The Enemy Within Campaign, though i might be misremembering that last part, and i'm not sure there was a f...
by Gideon
Wed Oct 06, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Advice for getting the WFRP tone right for scenarios?
Replies: 13
Views: 8698

Re: Advice for getting the WFRP tone right for scenarios?

Try folk horror meets kitchen-sink drama with a touch of Monty Python. My conclusions from my BOSR Zeitgeist tweets might be relevant: "#BOSR Zeitgeist What characteristics of the cultural milieu stand out from these tweets? I would point to: Dystopianism Moral ambiguity Horror and violence Bri...
by Gideon
Tue Aug 03, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Eureka! 4E conversion
Replies: 9
Views: 7077

Re: Eureka! 4E conversion

I discover (and am very surprised) from the introduction that "inflammable" means "not flammable" in English (at the exact opposite of its French and Latin meaning from which the word was borrowed.... A quite dangerous deceptive cognate for English speakers travelling in (some, ...
by Gideon
Sat Jul 10, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Beyond The Enemy Within campaign, upcoming releases
Replies: 56
Views: 52185

Re: Beyond The Enemy Within campaign, upcoming releases

FasterThanJesus wrote: Fri Jul 09, 2021 2:46 am No mention of the Gav Thorpe New World adventure so maybe that's not happening as some people have speculated. Or it could just simply be a long way off.
It's been rumoured for years now. I think if it was going to appear, we'd have heard something official by now.
by Gideon
Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Eye for an Eye 4E conversion
Replies: 39
Views: 33205

Re: Eye for an Eye 4E conversion

skerrigan wrote: Sat Dec 12, 2020 7:54 pm I think that's a new scenario unless ibam missing something.
As Karanthir said, it's a conversion of a fan-made WFRP3 scenario:

http://www.chumley.co.uk/wfrp/ghostofmondstille.pdf
by Gideon
Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Fan-made Material
Topic: Alternate Castle Wittgenstein maps
Replies: 23
Views: 27240

Re: Alternate Castle Wittgenstein maps

Not really related, but a very long time ago, I have made this document (without key, so players could progressively discover it) which superpose the different layers of Castle Wittgenstein, and underline few layer inconsistencies, such as the scale, the wind rose (but that might perhaps be an erro...
by Gideon
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Middenheim: City of the White Wolf
Replies: 43
Views: 35604

Re: Middenheim: City of the White Wolf

I've posted my thoughts about the book in a quick review on Awesome Lies:

https://awesomeliesblog.wordpress.com/2 ... y-slicker/
by Gideon
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: What and where is Zaiyon?
Replies: 43
Views: 34791

Re: What and where is Zaiyon?

I, too, think it's bit of a leap from a dwarf-Jew analogy to identifying goblinoids with real-world groups. (That it's unclear whether the relevant real-world group is Muslims, Crusaders or Romans highlights the problem.) However, I think the bigger problem is that it has not in my opinion been esta...
by Gideon
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: What and where is Zaiyon?
Replies: 43
Views: 34791

Re: What and where is Zaiyon?

@Karanthir Great find, and thanks for pointing it out. I did a search on Biblical quotes and read plenty of passages from the real Book of Revelation, but didn't realise it was from The Omen. The similiarity is, as you say, clearly intentional, then. Exactly what the intention was, though, is not cl...
by Gideon
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: What and where is Zaiyon?
Replies: 43
Views: 34791

Re: What and where is Zaiyon?

Yes, the Zaigon spelling probably comes from me. I misread the handout. (In fact, it was only after careful examination yesterday that I realised it is actually Zaiyon.) I think any account of the origins of dwarfs in Warhammer has to start with Tolkien. Writers like Rick Priestley have acknowledged...
by Gideon
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Martin McKenna
Replies: 16
Views: 14195

Re: Martin McKenna

There is apparently a memorial fund:

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding ... =EE98eYA9b
by Gideon
Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Fan-made Material
Topic: Perilous Sands, an Araby sourcebook for WFRP (2nd)
Replies: 26
Views: 24915

Re: Perilous Sands, an Arabyan sourcebook for WFRP2

Le Passant wrote: Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:07 am Which error message do you have ?
None. I just get an image of a red M in a cloud, plus two small icons linking to MEGA's Facebook and Twitter accounts. But no file.
by Gideon
Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Fan-made Material
Topic: Perilous Sands, an Araby sourcebook for WFRP (2nd)
Replies: 26
Views: 24915

Re: Perilous Sands, an Arabyan sourcebook for WFRP2

Am I the only person for whom the download link doesn't work?
by Gideon
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Enemy Within Updates (plus other stuff)
Replies: 202
Views: 163550

Re: Death on the Reik Update

Article on the purple hand on C7's homepage: https://www.cubicle7games.com/wfrp-the-purple-hand-clarification/ It's a bit frustrating that the issues with the organisation of the Purple Hand have still not been resolved. They've been known for a long time. I've discussed this exact point in my Comp...
by Gideon
Mon Oct 05, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Best object quests
Replies: 14
Views: 13090

Re: Best object quests

Which I suspect is why Gideon has posted this question: though common set ups for adventures, the execution is mainly fairly dull. Although I feel should be able to think of lots of examples, I am having a hard time thinking of much. Yes, it feels like RPGs should be awash with good quest scenarios...
by Gideon
Sun Oct 04, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Travel times for Death on the Reik
Replies: 5
Views: 6151

Re: Travel times for Death on the Reik

As the 4th edition Death on the Reik stands, there is, I believe, no way to calculate travelling times. I discuss the issue briefly in my reviews of Death on the Reik and the Death on the Reik Companion: https://awesomeliesblog.wordpress.com/2020/09/10/take-me-to-the-river/ https://awesomeliesblog.w...