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by Sword of Solkan
Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: Fan-made Material
Topic: The marriage of Morr and Verena
Replies: 2
Views: 1987

The marriage of Morr and Verena

Following on from a discussion elsewhere about the relationships between the gods, I’ve managed to hunt down the following Tilean folktale, which purports to describe the circumstances of Morr’s marriage to Verena. The tale is typically Tilean, and Durchdenwald’s translation leaves something to be d...
by Sword of Solkan
Sun May 30, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: Fan-made Material
Topic: Beow: God of Barley, Moonshine and Madness
Replies: 5
Views: 3151

Re: Beow: God of Barley, Moonshine and Madness

Thanks - glad you enjoyed it!
Le Passant wrote:
Sat May 29, 2021 5:28 am
I love the nod to Ufo lovers, too.
Much as I’d love to claim credit for that one, it was an idea Toby Pilling came up with. Could make for an entertaining adventure - although my own tastes tend a little more towards the “serious” side of WFRP.
by Sword of Solkan
Sat May 29, 2021 1:43 am
Forum: Fan-made Material
Topic: Beow: God of Barley, Moonshine and Madness
Replies: 5
Views: 3151

Beow: God of Barley, Moonshine and Madness

Morning, all. Here’s something I wrote up for a competition in the FaceBook group. Beow’s a minor god of barley, moonshine and madness. Once associated with the Old Faith, he’s still worshipped in parts of Wissenland. Comments and criticism welcome. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ksPxv2ub67F8vQ1tB...
by Sword of Solkan
Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Childhood in the Empire
Replies: 4
Views: 3299

Re: Childhood in the Empire

I would drop the Cruel World Talent, as not having metacurrencies a) sucks beyond belief (especially with such lousy stats) and b) makes armour even more essential. If anything, I'd be tempted to give children less Resilience and more Fate. I agree that would make sense if you were running children...
by Sword of Solkan
Mon Nov 09, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Childhood in the Empire
Replies: 4
Views: 3299

Re: Childhood in the Empire

To expand on my previous post about playing characters growing up in an Imperial fishing village, I’ve mocked up a few background generation charts. I’ve worked in a few grim themes, to reinforce the idea that the Empire can be a pretty brutal, inequalitarian and unpleasant place, while aiming to av...
by Sword of Solkan
Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Childhood in the Empire
Replies: 4
Views: 3299

Childhood in the Empire

One of the ideas I’ve got on the backburner is for a game set in your average Imperial (or Bretonnian) peasant villlage. In this case, it’d probably be a fishing village on the Sea of Claws. I’d probably have the PCs start as children in the village, and have months or even years pass between game s...
by Sword of Solkan
Sat Oct 31, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Reflections on downtime
Replies: 5
Views: 4172

Reflections on downtime

The PCs in my 4th edition Border Princes game recently took their first downtime. I thought I’d share our experiences with the downtime rules, and my reflections on what worked for us and what didn’t. My players asked to take a 3 week downtime. I had originally offered them a 1 week downtime, before...
by Sword of Solkan
Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Musings on Etiquette
Replies: 19
Views: 10901

Re: Musings on Etiquette

I’m the GM of the game in question. While we haven’t discussed the value of the Etiquette Talent at the table yet, I thought I’d throw in my initial thoughts here. I agree that asking players to spend 100 XP for a Talent that essentially allows them to pass as a member of their own Career doesn’t re...
by Sword of Solkan
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Thought Experiment: EW with bad guy PCs
Replies: 14
Views: 9772

Re: Thought Experiment: EW with bad guy PCs

[Even in "Enemy Within" so far we've had one Khorne cultist, one Slaanesh cultist and a Chaos Dwarf and the party didn't fall apart and we didn't indulge in random acts of "Stupid Evil" activity. We did even have the Khorne and Slaanesh cultist in the same party, along with a zealous Sigmarite knig...
by Sword of Solkan
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Thought Experiment: EW with bad guy PCs
Replies: 14
Views: 9772

Re: Thought Experiment: EW with bad guy PCs

Fair enough, you know your group a lot better than we do. 🙂

If I were to go this route myself, I’d be inclined to have all the PCs be members of one specific Cult (e.g. you’re all Yellow Fang, or all worshippers of Ahalt) to bind them more closely together, but YMMV.
by Sword of Solkan
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Thought Experiment: EW with bad guy PCs
Replies: 14
Views: 9772

Re: Thought Experiment: EW with bad guy PCs

I think that a party such as you are advocating would collapse fairly quickly, as Herr Arnulfe predicts. Theft, torture and murder pale quite quickly - I believe cartoony type villains have a chance to last longer as PCs, such as Skaven or Goblinoids. Having said that, one could take each player as...
by Sword of Solkan
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: WFRP Social Justice & Representation
Replies: 202
Views: 122490

Re: WFRP Social Justice & Representation

skerrigan wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:39 am
Gentle ribbing is far right now? Well, ok, here's the cover for issue #1 of our mooted fanzine...

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😂😂😂😂😂😂

I was thinking of this one, but that works too!

https://me.me/i/political-spectrum-char ... r-12844821
by Sword of Solkan
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: WFRP Social Justice & Representation
Replies: 202
Views: 122490

Re: WFRP Social Justice & Representation

I agree with this 100%. However, I still think Toby, Stuart and James should start a far-right fanzine in protest against the new paradigm of inclusivity and representation. It could provide an outlet for all the WFRP fans who feel alienated by lefty sensitivity. Sure thing, Jude... because everyon...
by Sword of Solkan
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: WFRP Social Justice & Representation
Replies: 202
Views: 122490

Re: WFRP Social Justice & Representation

Sigmar's Justice & Peace Warriors "Big Red" was believed to have immolated when the comet hit Mordheim, delivering a sermon to it that it was woman-hating sorcery at its worst. The comet proved to be quite egalitarian, as history shows. Either way, "Big Red" was not seen after the comet's destructi...
by Sword of Solkan
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: WFRP Social Justice & Representation
Replies: 202
Views: 122490

Re: WFRP Social Justice & Representation

skerrigan wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:41 am
There's a rather interesting Gotrek & Felix story called A Place of Quiet Assembly that deals with a Solkan school, although the finale is a little one note.
Cheers, I must have missed that one! I’ll check it out.
by Sword of Solkan
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: WFRP Social Justice & Representation
Replies: 202
Views: 122490

Re: WFRP Social Justice & Representation

Perhaps the Empire might be plagued by a fringe cult that similarly demands absolute ideological purity of its members, including slavish obedience to its prophets’ ever-changing demands. Differentiating this cult of “Sigmarite Justice Warriors” from other forms of puritans and theocrats might be c...
by Sword of Solkan
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: WFRP Social Justice & Representation
Replies: 202
Views: 122490

Re: WFRP Social Justice & Representation

Again, Herr Arnulfe, you're using fairly aggressive language to suggest that leftists (which I assume you identify with) have immutable characteristics that make them superior. In this case it is moral superiority, and a feeling of moral superiority, as we know, leads to justification of some prett...
by Sword of Solkan
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: WFRP Social Justice & Representation
Replies: 202
Views: 122490

Re: WFRP Social Justice & Representation

Breaking news! The Mootland Games are overshadowed by fresh controversy when the shocking revelation that celebrated trans-Ogre activist Joosie Smallest has been beaten up by a pair of Halflings who told him “this is Mootland country”. Not to be outdone, Arry claims to have found a pitchfork - a tra...
by Sword of Solkan
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: WFRP Social Justice & Representation
Replies: 202
Views: 122490

Re: WFRP Social Justice & Representation

Halfling poet Davfire Radclin, who became famous as a child by reciting Jakey Rolling's poetry has turned on him, publicly denouncing him as a narrow-minded bigot at the start of the annual Mootland Games. Of course Davfire is preparing for his greatest challenge, taking on og... sorry... halfling ...
by Sword of Solkan
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: WFRP Social Justice & Representation
Replies: 202
Views: 122490

Re: WFRP Social Justice & Representation

If anything that kind of humorous scenario hook can make some lovely 2020 commentary on the controversies facing cis-female athletes. Just the kind of "thought provoking" content I'm sure everyone will welcome. "'Arry might be 7 ft. tall and built like a small watch tower, but we found him as a cal...