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by Whymme
Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: NergalCon
Replies: 44
Views: 4036

Re: NergalCon

That Apotheotis game looks good!
Lots of fun, everyone! Too bad that I cannot be there.
by Whymme
Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?
Replies: 51
Views: 1657

Re: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?

A bit later .... I sort of like the idea that the Imperial pantheon is a ‘melting pot’ of the southern pantheon (the town gods) and the Kislev pantheon ( the country gods). It would mean, though, that the Kislev pantheon would have to be expanded with gods similar to Taal and Manon, and that there w...
by Whymme
Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?
Replies: 51
Views: 1657

Re: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?

One could argue that this is because in the Warhammer world the gods actually exist - but if so, why would they adhere to country borders? It is clear for Sigmar, but a lot less for, say, Handrich or Morr. I could imagine a world where the Northern gods are particularly strong in Kislev, and the So...
by Whymme
Fri Aug 14, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?
Replies: 51
Views: 1657

Re: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?

we do not have many examples of real societies that would be as technologically and culturally advanced as the Empire and practice polytheism in some of its major variants, so the question of realism might be invalid from the very start. Just a quick comment on this: while the Western world has bee...
by Whymme
Fri Aug 14, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?
Replies: 51
Views: 1657

Re: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?

I think that everyone agrees that the pantheon as described in the WFRP1 rulebook is not very realistic - just like so many other parts of the background. But then, we don’t have to see it as complete. GW acknowledged this by adding more gods to its pantheon - Sigmar, Handrich and Stromfells, to nam...
by Whymme
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: WFRP Social Justice & Representation
Replies: 202
Views: 10540

Re: WFRP Social Justice & Representation

It's not as much a fear of speaking out against fascism, but an understanding that it is more complicated than "They're the bad guys, we're the good ones (and so it is all right to use violence against them)." Yes, fascism and fascist ideas must be opposed, but without understanding where those idea...
by Whymme
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: WFRP Social Justice & Representation
Replies: 202
Views: 10540

Re: WFRP Social Justice & Representation

I would agree with that, too. I wouldn't expect any writer from a particular demographic to become spokesperson for that demographic - I just want them to have the chance to write things for the setting that they'd like to see. At the end of that day, that's exactly what I did when I was writing fo...
by Whymme
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: WFRP Social Justice & Representation
Replies: 202
Views: 10540

Re: WFRP Social Justice & Representation

Which further illustrates my point that mutants are lousy devices for social commentary in WFRP. Errm, what? IMHO, mutant hatred is the archetypical "they look different, so they don't belong here" type of discrimination. If you want to set examples of social exclusion, ostracism, persecution, and ...
by Whymme
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: WFRP Social Justice & Representation
Replies: 202
Views: 10540

Re: WFRP Social Justice & Representation

Where I had said 'Middle Eastern', I should perhaps have specified; over here it's mostly people with roots in Morocco and Turkey, not so much Araby. That being said, the point I was trying to make (and in which I apparently failed) is that all people of Middle Eastern descent are being painted wit...
by Whymme
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: WFRP Social Justice & Representation
Replies: 202
Views: 10540

Re: WFRP Social Justice & Representation

Herr Arnulfe, you are looking for a group that would be an appropriate analogue for mutants - look at how Muslims are regarded in Western society. Because the terrorist attacks since 9/11 have been committed by muslims, and because (at least in Europe) crime statistics show a more than representati...
by Whymme
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: WFRP Social Justice & Representation
Replies: 202
Views: 10540

Re: WFRP Social Justice & Representation

Most of the people in my group have little to no knowledge of the WFB background - in any form. The same in groups that I've tried to start (but which didn't last more than a few sessions) previously. Therefore, IMX, I'm not so worried about changes in the WFB background. I don't know the general ca...
by Whymme
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: WFRP Social Justice & Representation
Replies: 202
Views: 10540

Re: WFRP Social Justice & Representation

Considered evil by whom? By most characters IN-GAME, sure, but it's also obvious from the rules that they are wrong since anyone, including good-hearted heroes, can get mutations if they're unlucky. Mutations are evil according to the rules. If you accumulate enough mutations you either become a Ch...
by Whymme
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: WFRP Social Justice & Representation
Replies: 202
Views: 10540

Re: WFRP Social Justice & Representation

I have a mixed feeling about the inclusiveness of WFRP. WFRP society is racist, which is on the one hand specifically done to put racism and discrimination under a magnifying glass - dwarfs regularly discriminated in Empire society and forming ghettoes, (Sea) Elven disdain for anything that is not E...
by Whymme
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Campaign coming to a close ...
Replies: 2
Views: 457

Re: Campaign coming to a close ...

Last Sunday was a good day. Great game. Players had to deal with giant frogs attacking them, zombies (well, sleepwalkers), a chaos-infested castle and a vineyard full of plants that wanted to catch them and suck them dry. As an epilogue, during the barbecue, I first let each player tell something ab...
by Whymme
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Campaign coming to a close ...
Replies: 2
Views: 457

Campaign coming to a close ...

So this Sunday the campaign that we've been playing for the last three years or so (or actually even longer) is coming to a close on Sunday. I originally thought that we needed three or four more sessions, but since those sessions would take place during the holidays, when not everyone would be able...
by Whymme
Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Nurgle cults - what defines them?
Replies: 32
Views: 7050

Re: Nurgle cults - what defines them?

Thank you everyone who has contributed! For those interrested - below is a short summary of where I am heading with this based on your suggestions. ----------------------------------- Campaign background: It is set in 2312. Magnus the Pious has routed the chaos invasion in the north and is busy re-...
by Whymme
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Nurgle cults - what defines them?
Replies: 32
Views: 7050

Re: Nurgle cults - what defines them?

You may want to look into Typhoid Mary - a cook for wealthy New York families round the turn of the nineteenth century, who carried the bacteria that caused typhoid fever and spread it among the families that employed her, but she herself was immune to the disease. When one family died, she would fi...
by Whymme
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: One week to flesh out a new adventure ...
Replies: 11
Views: 2943

Re: One week to flesh out a new adventure ...

If peasants were followers of the vintners' children, why would they free their leaders' prisoners, i.e. PCs? If peasants weren't adherents of the vintners' children, why would they free the murderers' associates, i.e. PCs? Earlier in the adventure, the PCs helped a peasant who had fled from the ca...
by Whymme
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: One week to flesh out a new adventure ...
Replies: 11
Views: 2943

Re: One week to flesh out a new adventure ...

Jadrax wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:21 am
The Wind of Dreams is said by some to bring about eternal youth.
I haven’t read the book, so my campaign has dream wine, not the wine of dreams.
by Whymme
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: One week to flesh out a new adventure ...
Replies: 11
Views: 2943

Re: One week to flesh out a new adventure ...

Is the wine good? The wine is good. A bit of background: The grapes for the wine come from a plant which grows out of human dreams. The wine mixes the dreams, hopes, fears, memories, of several people, so that when you drink from it, you get a short burst of lots of dreams and memories of a lot of ...