Search found 25 matches

by Wyrmslayer
Thu Jun 23, 2022 8:06 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Why I think combat is less exciting in v4
Replies: 9
Views: 337

Re: Why I think combat is less exciting in v4

It looks like our group are having our final session with 4th edition tonight. We played a bunch at a table, then jumped online when the pandemic hit. Initially with a dice roller before going all in using Foundry. It does feel like the system would be great, for a video game. Where all the maths is...
by Wyrmslayer
Tue May 24, 2022 3:16 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Looking for RP-input on daily-life-behaviour of Sigmarian Warrior Priest
Replies: 5
Views: 561

Re: Looking for RP-input on daily-life-behaviour of Sigmarian Warrior Priest

Plenty of greed and loot hoarding in our churches. The Witch Hunter (being Templars of Sigmar, theyre not far removed with Warrior Priests) series of novels had those lads take over rooms in decent places to stay without any mention of playing for it. Assuming services from the populace for the grea...
by Wyrmslayer
Sun Apr 17, 2022 2:32 am
Forum: 2nd Edition
Topic: Gnomes in 2nd edition
Replies: 6
Views: 889

Re: Gnomes in 2nd edition

There was a Gnome themed issue of Warpstone (semi-official) that I think was during the 2nd ed' period. It wasn't pro-Gnome if I recall correctly.
by Wyrmslayer
Mon Feb 14, 2022 6:35 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Torture And Burn
Replies: 6
Views: 1509

Re: Torture And Burn

I had one of those. He'd started as a student, educated so I draw on player knowledge. That also left me with a character that had more critical thinking than other Sigmarites. Fire can be regarded as mercy. Those purifying flames can clean a mutants soul to allow them to enter Morr's realm rather t...
by Wyrmslayer
Thu Jan 13, 2022 5:41 pm
Forum: 2nd Edition
Topic: Power creep?
Replies: 2
Views: 1206

Re: Power creep?

The campaign was stingy with exp so we avoided becoming behemoths of power through that method. Think we get half the recommended exp', that felt too much of a reduction but it kept the GM happy. PC's remained vulnerable to all threats. Be they trash mobs attacking in high numbers and getting gangin...
by Wyrmslayer
Wed Nov 03, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Input needed for Nulner Skaven- hunting campaign
Replies: 10
Views: 4106

Re: Input needed for Nulner Skaven- hunting campaign

There is another novel called Vermintide which has the furry chaps throughout. A human or two with some Dwarves racing to foil their plans. Can't remember it well, thought it was decent. Pretty sure there was more than one Skaven clan involved, so had ratmen politics being negotiated.
by Wyrmslayer
Sun Oct 31, 2021 3:12 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Mutation and Ableism
Replies: 21
Views: 8470

Re: Mutation and Ableism

I enjoyed the series enough to read them a second time. One of the upsides of a poor memory is value for money from books. I think there was a mix of reaction to witches, mutants, and to the upper-class witch hunter and his low-born torturer lackey. An odd thing about that series is the main baddies...
by Wyrmslayer
Thu Oct 28, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Mutation and Ableism
Replies: 21
Views: 8470

Re: Mutation and Ableism

There was a Witchhunter trilogy of novels from GW that had some useful elements. The main character wasn't a softie, but also seemed driven to do his job correctly. A few times he seemed harsh to the reader, but never didn't make sense for the character and way chaos is presented in the setting. It ...
by Wyrmslayer
Sun Oct 24, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Elven Vampires
Replies: 5
Views: 2460

Re: Elven Vampires

You mean something like in ancient days a crazed magic using elf tried a ritual or experimental high magic that got away from him, and he turned into something vaguely vampiric? Sounds plausible, for the setting. Could have turned into a creature that requires magic to live. Instead of blood, suckin...
by Wyrmslayer
Fri Oct 22, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Mutation and Ableism
Replies: 21
Views: 8470

Re: Mutation and Ableism

I remember re-reading the old Jack Yeovil Warhammer novels and there being a dwarf that works for Detlef's theatre company. That is, a human with dwarfism. I guess people just regard him as a Dwarf with a capital D. The Imperial Witch Hunters do seem quite absolute. At least until the "Mark of.." pa...
by Wyrmslayer
Sun Sep 19, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Advice for getting the WFRP tone right for scenarios?
Replies: 13
Views: 4921

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

Something comes to mind but can't remember who was explaining it, is the perspective. How the WFB and WFRP both engage with the same world, but where WFB has a top down view of the setting, dealing with the powerful characters that can sway battles. WFRP has a bottom up view. From the gutter. We see...
by Wyrmslayer
Sun Jul 04, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Strike to stun
Replies: 18
Views: 8086

Re: Strike to stun

To add to the topic, a couple of chin tappers to "hmm" over. Does anything contribute to the strength vs endurance test? As mentioned above, the stunee already has a bit of an advantage in that endurance being a skill there's a chance that along with the toughness stat it's based on has been advance...
by Wyrmslayer
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Empire Military Organization
Replies: 16
Views: 9509

Re: Empire Military Organization

I'd lift a load from the Sharpe series of novels or tv movies.
by Wyrmslayer
Mon Feb 01, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Archives of the Empire: Free Territory of Frugelhorn
Replies: 9
Views: 6024

Re: Archives of the Empire: Free Territory of Frugelhorn

Some time in the 90's Frugelhofen was revisited in White Dwarf. Nothing to be excited by though. It was background for a battle report for whatever incarnation of the newest undead book came out at the time. Nothing other than the location, Kemmler and possibly Krell made a return. There was a new l...
by Wyrmslayer
Sun Nov 01, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Reflections on downtime
Replies: 5
Views: 4476

Re: Reflections on downtime

All that was something our group liked not at all, contributing to us only lasted a month or two with the system. The events reminded me of 80's wandering monsters tables - or Warhammer Quest which had similar events, where they tried to ram some narrative into the space between the silly dungeon ba...
by Wyrmslayer
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Den of Tzeentch
Topic: HP Lovecraft
Replies: 33
Views: 32913

Re: HP Lovecraft

- indescribable horrors that are sympathetic to black protagonists. I'm curious what is meant by 'sympathetic' in this instance. An example might help. I'll keep it general to avoid spoilers. Some (but not all) of the Cthulhu-type creatures spare the black protagonists, meanwhile attacking the whit...
by Wyrmslayer
Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Den of Tzeentch
Topic: HP Lovecraft
Replies: 33
Views: 32913

Re: HP Lovecraft

HBO have released the first episode of a based on Lovecraftian themes. Lovecraft Country. Deals as much with America's segregation era and Lovecraft's own racism as it does with the Cthulhu mythos. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=za8PP4xLHdQ&fbclid=IwAR0NqaDWko5C41LvNYuygRMmycvwqtz06GPFWJn-E6eZf3eA5...
by Wyrmslayer
Tue May 26, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: TOBCON IV
Replies: 10
Views: 9743

Re: TOBCON IV

Zoom has proved to be the mvp of lockdown. Hadn't heard of it before. Our club shifted to online play once our community house shut. Tried roll20, but for all the system based mods you can install, it's clunky and slow. Seems to be the way it's browser based, with info going back and forth. The audi...
by Wyrmslayer
Sat May 09, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Minor deities or local forms of major deities?
Replies: 10
Views: 9514

Re: Minor deities or local forms of major deities?

The 2nd ed' Tome of Salvation had some interesting splinter groups of the main deities. A 3rd option could be a long-dead, local sainted devotee of a deity. Revered for their local connection, or that they were the one that brought the greco-roman influence. Used to be more made of the divide betwee...
by Wyrmslayer
Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Nurgle cults - what defines them?
Replies: 32
Views: 27628

Re: Nurgle cults - what defines them?

A Warhammer novel, "The Enemy Within" (with no connections to the wfrp campaign) has a bunch of gutter level Tzeentchian cultists. The old Beasts in Velvet novel had Tzeentchian cultists playing in the background. An Agitator (Yefgemy Yefimovich, or something) might have been born above the gutter, ...