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by Theo
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: WFRP 2nd Edition
Topic: Roadwardens and pistols
Replies: 6
Views: 50

Re: Roadwardens and pistols

Historically, as far as I can tell, the major advantage of the fairly primitive firearms of the 16th century vs. crossbows were that they were quite a bit simpler and cheaper to make and thus more suitable for mass production. They were probably a bit better at penetrating armour at close range but ...
by Theo
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Enemy In Shadows Companion Available
Replies: 42
Views: 2111

Re: Enemy In Shadows Companion Available

The werecats are a good point, and I did appreciate the transparency of that note. I suppose the harmonization thing will mostly be about the "big picture" elements.
by Theo
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Enemy In Shadows Companion Available
Replies: 42
Views: 2111

Re: Enemy In Shadows Companion Available

I've had a quick flick through of the companion and i'm quite pleased by what i've seen, not least the choice to keep things as they were originally intended or written (in at least one case) rather than keep up with some other more recent version of the Warhammer Fantasy universe. I think it bodes...
by Theo
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Enemy in Shadows: Thoughts and reactions
Replies: 49
Views: 4186

Re: Enemy in Shadows: Thoughts and reactions

I should have checked this before I posted. Thank you for keeping the fire of hope alight. Theo is, of course, right - but the signals are inspired by a famous photo of Aleister Crowley (possibly via Dean Stockwell's turn in the film of The Dunwich Horror ) so if you're looking for inspiration... T...
by Theo
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Enemy in Shadows: Thoughts and reactions
Replies: 49
Views: 4186

Re: Enemy in Shadows: Thoughts and reactions

There is one iconic thing that is missing: art of the silly contact gestures in Altdorf. I was looking forward to the way that would look in the WFRP 4 style. Now I'm a little disappointed. Luckily I have the original. That art originally appears in Death on the Reik . Presumably we'll see some rec...
by Theo
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: My hopes and expectations for WFRP4 (repost)
Replies: 3
Views: 258

Re: My hopes and expectations for WFRP4 (repost)

I'm not very familiar with 2E mechanics, so I'm curious: did 2E actually "tone down the importance of armor" compared to 1E? In 1E armour was almost useless while Toughness made a huge difference - hence the infamous "Naked Dwarf Syndrome". Did that get even worse in 2E?
by Theo
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: The Enemy Within Remixed, Season 2: Death on the Reik (campaign report)
Replies: 31
Views: 3676

Re: The Enemy Within Remixed, Season 2: Death on the Reik (campaign report)

FasterThanJesus wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:09 pm
I'm enjoying your write ups, but really loving your art picks.
Thank you. Finding good and fitting art is part of the fun (and the challenge). :)
by Theo
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: The Enemy Within Remixed, Season 2: Death on the Reik (campaign report)
Replies: 31
Views: 3676

Re: The Enemy Within Remixed, Season 2: Death on the Reik (campaign report)

Season 2, Episode 16: Death on the Reik, Part XVI - Midnight Showdown https://theenemywithinremixed.files.wordpress.com/2019/12/soumya-ranjan-2018-05-27-08-37-20-unity-5-5-0f3-personal-64bit-town-unity-level-design-45-pc-mac-linux-e1576366224743.jpg?w=640&h=292 In which the long hunt for Etelka Her...
by Theo
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Imperial Calendar
Replies: 14
Views: 1398

Re: Imperial Calendar

Using the Gregorian calendar is easier, but when used with already wrote campaign, need some rework -of the campaign, when they are long, in order to get it last less time, as you reduce a year of 400 days to a year of 365,2425 days. If you do not your Gregorian calendar, which is already disconnec...
by Theo
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: The Enemy Within Remixed, Season 2: Death on the Reik (campaign report)
Replies: 31
Views: 3676

Re: The Enemy Within Remixed, Season 2: Death on the Reik (campaign report)

Season 2, Episode 15: Death on the Reik, Part XV - My Dinner With Etelka https://theenemywithinremixed.files.wordpress.com/2019/12/medievalmodulartavern_promoa_1046x.progressive.png?w=640 In which our friends finally catch up with Etelka Herzen, and spend an awkward evening in her company. GM's not...
by Theo
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Imperial Calendar
Replies: 14
Views: 1398

Re: Imperial Calendar

I have to admit I just skip the Imperial calendar completely and go with the regular Gregorian calendar (adding in the various Holidays at appropriate times). Even discounting the issues mentioned in the OP, I'm too old to be arsed with remembering made-up names for weekdays and months. They also, I...
by Theo
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Enemy In Shadows Companion Available
Replies: 42
Views: 2111

Re: Enemy In Shadows Companion Available

IIRC the story with Cicatrice and the Mecklenbergs, "Ignorant Armies" (by Kim Newman alias Jack Yeovil), is really old. And lots of stuff in Newman's stories (much of Drachenfels, indeed) is incompatible with later Warhammer canon.
by Theo
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Enemy In Shadows Companion Available
Replies: 42
Views: 2111

Re: Enemy In Shadows Companion Available

Such condition of being 25 years old might explain why Karl France would had been crowned emperor in 2502 I.C. (the year of his 25th birthday) while his father, Luitpold (also called Ferrand, in Letters from Sylvania ), is said by Warhammer Novels to had passed away in 2491 I.C. (which imply an int...
by Theo
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: The world's oldest RPG in the old World
Replies: 8
Views: 625

Re: The world's oldest RPG in the old World

I can't see how it would be Chainmail no matter how you count. Chainmail was not an RPG but a miniatures ruleset. Now, admittedly, the first edition of D&D didn't bill itself as a role-playing game either (and indeed mentions almost nothing about role-playing). The term seems first to have appeared ...
by Theo
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Enemy In Shadows Companion Available
Replies: 42
Views: 2111

Re: Enemy In Shadows Companion Available

A couple initial impressions after skimming it: - I was pleasantly surprised to see that the description of the Empire and its various states and provinces, while modified, was definitely based on the 1E descriptions from the original TEW rather than the 2E and later WFB ones. So Middenheim is assoc...
by Theo
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: WFRP 2nd Edition
Topic: Looking for really dark adventure
Replies: 8
Views: 451

Re: Looking for really dark adventure

There are some quite nasty adventures for the OSR game Lamentations of the Flame Princess , several of them ostensibly set in 17th century Europe so easy to reskin for WFRP. For example: Forgive Us - a band of thieves steal the wrong treasure and unleash a magical disease causing horrible mutations....
by Theo
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: WFRP 2nd Edition
Topic: Dogs of War: WFRP Weapons vs WFB Weapons
Replies: 14
Views: 743

Re: Dogs of War: WFRP Weapons vs WFB Weapons

Another thing to consider, regarding different damage / wound levels etc, is the different scale. A single combat roll in WFB, unlike WFRP, doesn't mean a single blow but fighting over a longer time. A whole WFRP combat would probably take place within one combat turn in WFB. So I wouldn't sweat try...
by Theo
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Roughs Nights and Hard Days Impressions/Review
Replies: 17
Views: 1193

Re: Roughs Nights and Hard Days Impressions/Review

Unless it's a new adventure using the same name then 'A Night at the Opera' is not new. It was first published in 'Adventures Unlimited' magazine no.3 in 1995 and as i recall had stats for various RPG systems, including first edition WFRP. It was then republished for second edition WFRP. Interestin...
by Theo
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Roughs Nights and Hard Days Impressions/Review
Replies: 17
Views: 1193

Re: Roughs Nights and Hard Days Impressions/Review

From the foreword of the book, only the Three Feathers is an old scenario, I beleive the others are new and added as a continuation of the Three Feathers. In fact only "A Day at the Trials" and "A Night at the Opera" are brand new. "Nastassia's Wedding" is a slight reworking of a 1E adventure (orig...
by Theo
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Warhammer Old World, a.k.a. WFB returns.
Replies: 17
Views: 819

Re: Warhammer Old World, a.k.a. WFB returns.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpnLjwOn5tg&feature=youtu.be https://www.warhammer-community.com/2019/11/15/old-world-new-warhammer/ I'm concerned about what this might mean for WFRP products, and for the tone of the Old World in general. I was hoping that WFRP products, whether unofficial or offic...