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by Whymme
Fri Mar 08, 2024 5:42 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Self-made Adventure I'd Like Thoughts On
Replies: 1
Views: 444

Re: Self-made Adventure I'd Like Thoughts On

Hi, I have a bit of trouble with this adventure. First with the setting and the names. Stirsflal, Knott Smaart - they don't sound very Warhammery or Stirlandery to me. Also, Stirsflal is a tiny village of no importance, but still there live halflings and dwarfs there (or at least their children). Gi...
by Whymme
Wed Jan 24, 2024 2:28 am
Forum: 2nd Edition
Topic: Putting Dex back into 2nd ed
Replies: 6
Views: 5512

Re: Putting Dex back into 2nd ed

A year later, but I now have a booklet with more than 250 careers (all careers from the Compendium, plus twenty-four fan-made ones), with Dexterity and Perception as added attributes. Careers are a bit less balanced now. I changed the attribute for a few skills, deleted Perception as a skill, since ...
by Whymme
Tue Aug 15, 2023 4:03 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: City maps
Replies: 1
Views: 2316

City maps

I don't know if you already knew them, but I just found an artist who created several city maps for places in the Empire. All under Creative Commons. See https://www.deviantart.com/planjanusza/gallery
by Whymme
Wed Jan 25, 2023 2:34 am
Forum: 2nd Edition
Topic: Putting Dex back into 2nd ed
Replies: 6
Views: 5512

Re: Putting Dex back into 2nd ed

Secondly, you're going to need to re-categorize what skills fall under which attribute. For example, does the RangedCombat skill now require Dex instead of Ag? Or 50% of each? I would say that ranged combat is covered by Ballistic Skill :-) But I agree with your main point, that it will need some w...
by Whymme
Thu Aug 18, 2022 12:59 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Flying combat
Replies: 6
Views: 3028

Re: Flying combat

Generally, levitation is not flying. You just rise above the ground, but cannot swoop or move otherwise. This would give the much more mobile carrion an advantage in combat. But it depends on whether the elf levitated before, and what you allowed then. Does the elf have a bow? That would give him lo...
by Whymme
Sun Aug 07, 2022 3:07 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Pirates of the Reik
Replies: 14
Views: 12022

Re: Pirates of the Reik

Anyway, back to piracy: Or should I assume pirates just intercept barges in rowing boats, when possible, grab as much as they can, get back to the bank, and carry their boat somewhere safe and/or hidden? I think that that would be the most likely form of river piracy. A bit like modern day piracy on...
by Whymme
Sun Aug 07, 2022 3:02 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Pirates of the Reik
Replies: 14
Views: 12022

Re: Pirates of the Reik

You would have locks to overcome a difference in height. If that difference is too large, you would have a series of locks. These don’t have to be close to each other, but they are part of the same system. For instance, the Julianakanaal in the Netherlands runs parallel to the river Meuse (‘Maas’ in...
by Whymme
Wed Aug 03, 2022 7:21 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: TOBCON IV 2022
Replies: 18
Views: 17525

Re: TOBCON IV 2022

The Long Way Home GM: Wim After a disastrous attempt to recapture Karak Ghard from the goblin occupiers, your unit has been separated from the withdrawing dwarven army. To get back to civilisation, you’ll have to travel through enemy territory deep under the mountain. An adventure for up to six dwa...
by Whymme
Sat Jun 18, 2022 2:52 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Why I think combat is less exciting in v4
Replies: 19
Views: 9673

Re: Why I think combat is less exciting in v4

Yeah. I could start a thread "Why combat is less exciting - period" :-) Generally, in most RPGs it's where the storytelling ends and where the players start thinking in terms of tactical positioning, action economy, and so on, instead of in terms of the story. I like what Feng Shui does in...
by Whymme
Mon May 23, 2022 8:35 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Winds of Magic
Replies: 29
Views: 16957

Re: Winds of Magic

Hyarion wrote: Mon May 23, 2022 7:55 am Wow, all of you did fine and amazing work. Someday, I'll have to see if I can get you guys to sign my book for me.
If you can make it to TobCon, that might be easier than you think.

(looks at prospective release date) Well, in any case we could sign your loose stack of printed PDFs :-)
by Whymme
Mon May 23, 2022 7:46 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Winds of Magic
Replies: 29
Views: 16957

Re: Winds of Magic

And if anyone finds fault with the background stuff for the Lore of Light (including Ashamira Dib), the Lore of Shadows (not including Grey Guardian Immanuel-Ferrand) or for the four new careers, your can blame me. Biggest regret: that someone adapted the Winston Churchill quote that I had snuck in....
by Whymme
Thu Apr 07, 2022 5:56 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: TOBCON IV 2022
Replies: 18
Views: 17525

Re: TOBCON IV 2022

Really? Am I the only one?
by Whymme
Thu Mar 31, 2022 1:32 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: The Oldenhaller coat of arms?
Replies: 5
Views: 5014

Re: The Oldenhaller coat of arms?

Does the Oldenhaller family have a coat of arms anyway? That would be something for nobility, and the Oldenhallers are mere merchants.
by Whymme
Mon Mar 28, 2022 11:56 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: TOBCON IV 2022
Replies: 18
Views: 17525

Re: TOBCON IV 2022

Count me in - I'd love to see you all again. I'll think of a suitable scenario, or perhaps even two of them.
And this time visiting TOBCON has the added edge of travelling outside the EU!
by Whymme
Tue Dec 21, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Wizard(new players)
Replies: 6
Views: 6309

Re: Wizard(new players)

When you say 'new players', is that new to RPGs or new to WFRP? If you're new to roleplaying in general, you might want to consider playing something else than a wizard. Magic is just a set of extra rules to remember - for you as well as for the GM - and unlike some other games, in WFRP you can have...
by Whymme
Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Advice for getting the WFRP tone right for scenarios?
Replies: 13
Views: 10941

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

Some other points:

IMHO combat is less important than in your typical D&D scenario. There should be a way to solve the problem without combat.

The antagonist, the final opponent is often not a big monster, but a human or a group of humans.

Try to get some silly puns or jokes in there.
by Whymme
Thu Mar 18, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: The hunchback of Altdorf
Replies: 11
Views: 11220

Re: The hunchback of Altdorf

For a very different variant, have the mutant not be the murderer. He does believe that he is, though. It's an involuntary shapeshifter who transforms into a monster every night, or every full moon. And in human form he has no recollection of what he does in his monster form. But he sincerely believ...
by Whymme
Thu Mar 18, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: TOBCON 2021?
Replies: 9
Views: 10281

Re: TOBCON 2021?

I’ll probably skip this year, however much I long to meet with you again. Sign me up for 2022, though.
by Whymme
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:08 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: The Berebeli
Replies: 4
Views: 7913

Re: The Berebeli

I always thought that it was meant to sound like 'bare belly'.
by Whymme
Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: NergalCon
Replies: 44
Views: 47487

Re: NergalCon

That Apotheotis game looks good!
Lots of fun, everyone! Too bad that I cannot be there.