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by Theo
Wed Sep 29, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Advice for getting the WFRP tone right for scenarios?
Replies: 13
Views: 1495

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

This may be obvious, but there should not be a dungeon in a WFRP adventure. You can have a mine or sewers or a dungeon in the sense of a jail. But you must not have a D&D dungeon in a WFRP scenario. Another thing are monsters. Just use the classic ones from the old world. Don't extend into an infin...
by Theo
Wed Sep 29, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Enemy Within Updates (plus other stuff)
Replies: 193
Views: 75562

Re: Enemy Within Updates (plus other stuff)

I do think this was a difficult spot for the writers/developers to get out of: be true to the original, retain the themes and complete the plotlines of earlier installments, smooth out the WFRP v1 to WFB v7/The Old World inconsistencies, do it in a couple of hundred pages and make grognards happy. ...
by Theo
Tue Sep 28, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Enemy Within Updates (plus other stuff)
Replies: 193
Views: 75562

Re: Enemy Within Updates (plus other stuff)

Some first impressions of Ruins, cross-posted from the Facebook group WFRP Game Masters: First off, I think it’s fair to call it a reimagining, or reboot, of Empire in Flames. The basic structure is pretty much the same and a lot of elements – characters, incidents, places, etc – are in both but thi...
by Theo
Tue Sep 28, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Enemy Within Updates (plus other stuff)
Replies: 193
Views: 75562

Re: Enemy Within Updates (plus other stuff)

Totsuzenheni Yukimi wrote:
Mon Sep 27, 2021 2:49 am
I noticed that it was £5 more expensive on the Cubicle 7 website than the other volumes.
It's some 50 pages thicker.
by Theo
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: Fan-made Material
Topic: Alternate Castle Wittgenstein maps
Replies: 22
Views: 14321

Re: Alternate Castle Wittgenstein maps

I finally finished my revised and completed version. It's on my blog: https://theenemywithinremixed.wordpress ... tive-maps/
by Theo
Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:36 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Enemy Within Updates (plus other stuff)
Replies: 193
Views: 75562

Re: Enemy Within Updates (plus other stuff)

I'm intrigued by the Graf's Garden Party. Does it bear any similarities to the similarly named event in WFRP3's The Enemy Within ? Well, the format is somewhat similar, there are a number of NPCs bickering with each other, and there's a hedge maze (but no escaped monsters hiding in it this time). I...
by Theo
Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Enemy Within Updates (plus other stuff)
Replies: 193
Views: 75562

Re: Enemy Within Updates (plus other stuff)

I completely get your point - there's always a risk with Warhammer that writers get so wrapped up in creating interesting NPCs that they forget about GMs and players discovering or interacting with the stuff that makes them interesting. It's more of an issue when you're dealing with the powerful NP...
by Theo
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Enemy Within Updates (plus other stuff)
Replies: 193
Views: 75562

Re: Enemy Within Updates (plus other stuff)

My only gripe is the idea – obviously tempting thought it was – to make Nastassia and Brünhilde each other’s nemesis/archenemy. It’s another instance of the bad Warhammer habit of making everything about the cool NPCs. That was my doing. I wanted to give Nastassia a flaw, because otherwise she's at...
by Theo
Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:13 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Enemy Within Updates (plus other stuff)
Replies: 193
Views: 75562

Re: Enemy Within Updates (plus other stuff)

The odd thing is that Power Behind the Throne makes several references to Middenland and the duchy of Middenheim being separate entities, and Nordland rather than Middenland being ruled by Middenheim in 2512 (as well as heavy foreshadowing about Nordland separatists). That could all be a matter of ...
by Theo
Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:55 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Enemy Within Updates (plus other stuff)
Replies: 193
Views: 75562

Re: Enemy Within Updates (plus other stuff)

The odd thing is that Power Behind the Throne makes several references to Middenland and the duchy of Middenheim being separate entities, and Nordland rather than Middenland being ruled by Middenheim in 2512 (as well as heavy foreshadowing about Nordland separatists). Either way, it's a minor quibbl...
by Theo
Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:04 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Enemy Within Updates (plus other stuff)
Replies: 193
Views: 75562

Re: Enemy Within Updates (plus other stuff)

Some impressions after a quick read-through of the Power Behind the Throne Companion: First off: the tagline “The essential companion for campaigning across Middenland” is completely misleading. There’s pretty much nothing in this book about Middenland, let alone campaigning across it. It all focuse...
by Theo
Mon Dec 21, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Middenheim: City of the White Wolf
Replies: 43
Views: 17396

Re: Middenheim: City of the White Wolf

Also, since apparently now one of the four viaducts to the city actually comes down from the mountains, it might make sense to also make this an aqueduct collecting water from various mountain streams, rain and snowmelt. Though I was also intrigued that the new Power Behind the Throne seems to descr...
by Theo
Mon Dec 21, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Enemy Within Updates (plus other stuff)
Replies: 193
Views: 75562

Re: Enemy Within Updates (plus other stuff)

Here's my first thoughts on the new PBtT after a first read-through (cross-posted from the GMs group on Facebook): Short impression: Very close to the original, more so than I had expected. Longer thoughts: First, of course, the book is very pretty as we’ve come to expect from C7. My favourite piece...
by Theo
Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Middenheim: City of the White Wolf
Replies: 43
Views: 17396

Re: Middenheim: City of the White Wolf

A new revision of the PDF is now posted. The 400,000 figure for the population is indeed a typo with an extra zero. Heh, that's actually unexpected good news. :) I was sure they were doubling down on their absurdly huge numbers. Of course, having 40,000 people live on top of a big rock plateau with...
by Theo
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Enemy Within Updates (plus other stuff)
Replies: 193
Views: 75562

Re: Enemy Within Updates (plus other stuff)

My preferred fix for the personality change of Boris Todbringer from 1E to 2E is simple: in the "canonical" timeline, Wasmeier's plot was successful and the Graf was actually replaced by an imposter. Thus they seem like very different people for the simple reason that they are different people. I su...
by Theo
Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Middenheim: City of the White Wolf
Replies: 43
Views: 17396

Re: Middenheim: City of the White Wolf

How many months after death on the reik would this be released? Extrapolating, could christmas 2021 give us empire in ruins? Not that I would rely on the target dates given by C7... We haven't had any release date on Power Behind the Throne itself, have we? It was some 9 months between Enemy in Sha...
by Theo
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Travel times for Death on the Reik
Replies: 5
Views: 2928

Re: Travel times for Death on the Reik

And to make things even more absurd, the Enemy in Shadows Companion suggests ridiculously fast traveling speeds - something like four times the actual reasonable rates (like 112 miles a day on horseback). I have no idea what's going on here.
by Theo
Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Rules for sailing on the Rivers
Replies: 6
Views: 3614

Re: Rules for sailing on the Rivers

A fairly bizarre decision, IMO. All the addition of the first half of "Carrion Up the Reik" does is end the adventure on an anticlimax rather than on the epic climactic raid on Castle Wittgenstein. In the meantime, there are simple and workable if slightly clunky sailing rules in the 1E Death on the...
by Theo
Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Letter question (Enemy Within spoiler)
Replies: 5
Views: 3291

Re: Letter question (Enemy Within spoiler)

I don't thinks there's any implication that Gideon knows or cares about Kastor Lieberung or the Purple Hand at all. From page 54: "At this point the Characters have no idea of how or why the bounty hunter died, but they may have the opportunity to find out later in the adventure. Gideon, the Daemon ...
by Theo
Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Enemy in Shadows: Thoughts and reactions
Replies: 51
Views: 32932

Re: Enemy in Shadows: Thoughts and reactions

Many months later, I finally found time to post a more proper review of sorts on my campaign blog.
https://theenemywithinremixed.wordpress ... n-shadows/