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by Orin J.
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?
Replies: 103
Views: 19026

Re: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?

i think part of that is the tendency for the chaos-centric material to deliberately misinform as a way of "setting the tone" for much of the earlier days. I wouldn't be surprised if "preserving the mystique" was part of GW's reason for conflating Chaos, Magic and Divinity. Several WFB heresies rely...
by Orin J.
Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?
Replies: 103
Views: 19026

Re: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?

that is something of a reach, really. the last paragraph clearly sets the old world gods apart as separate stuff, and the "chaos powers which typify fellowship, charity, law and other redeeming characteristics" was more in reference to the old chaos gods of law (order being a subset of chaos and al...
by Orin J.
Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?
Replies: 103
Views: 19026

Re: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?

Rick Priestley and Bryan Ansell wrote: The countless shadow-selves of the dead flow together because they are mutually attracted by their common traits. Thus the shadow-selves of deceased warriors retain their most warlike traits, and flow together into a huge co-joined entity. This movement causes...
by Orin J.
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?
Replies: 103
Views: 19026

Re: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?

I do think the section on a character sheet saying ‘religion’ (with the name of a single deity in it) should be removed. The default assumption should be that everyone worships all gods a bit, with those who are particularly devoted to a cult making that a specific and unusual choice. it's part of ...
by Orin J.
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?
Replies: 103
Views: 19026

Re: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?

ignoring the argument that the two settings were separated, (as it does neither of us, the setting itself, or the dignety of the board any damned good) nothing you brought up actually states that the gods exist in the realm of chaos (i'm not going to acknowledge the term "warp", as it is strictly in...
by Orin J.
Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Enemy in Shadows - Missing text?
Replies: 19
Views: 4866

Re: Enemy in Shadows - Missing text?

I don’t want to sound like an unappreciative moaner, but how the hell does something like this happen given the stupendously slow release rate and the fact that the pdf precedes the physical book. Given how long we’re waiting for these books the least you should expect is that there aren’t chunks o...
by Orin J.
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?
Replies: 103
Views: 19026

Re: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?

Warp is a full synonymous to Magic (magic is the vernacular word, warp is the scientific word) and entity is a close synonymous to being. So the two first categories designate the same beings or the same entities... that's just it, in fantasy the gods aren't magical in their powers . it's been fair...
by Orin J.
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?
Replies: 103
Views: 19026

Re: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?

I suggest three broad categories of gods (and a fourth if your Warhammer world includes interaction with those who are, or were, technologically more advanced): Warp entities Magical beings (Technological superiors) Fictions There is nothing to stop people 'creating' fictional gods in the Warhammer...
by Orin J.
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?
Replies: 103
Views: 19026

Re: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?

There are, however, other Powers from the warp, who constitute a very distinct society of gods: the Chaos gods. This label encompass Chaos gods, Renegade Chaos Gods, and Law Gods. They aren't part of the Old World's gods society, hence they aren't part to the Old World's men society. They are even ...
by Orin J.
Sun Aug 23, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: 2nd Edition
Topic: Are there rules for Skaven Weeping Blades weapons?
Replies: 2
Views: 1123

Re: Are there rules for Skaven Weeping Blades weapons?

there was errata for the skaven book which included it, and i happen to have retained a copy of the PDF. here's the excerpt relevent "We didn’t include Weeping Blades in the Tools of War. Should you wish to use them we suggest that they should deal SB damage, have the Defensive Quality, and counts a...
by Orin J.
Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Den of Tzeentch
Topic: Homage to Chuck
Replies: 8
Views: 2400

Re: Homage to Chuck

may this crisis have led to a great many good campaigns for him
by Orin J.
Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?
Replies: 103
Views: 19026

Re: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?

One could argue that this is because in the Warhammer world the gods actually exist - but if so, why would they adhere to country borders? It is clear for Sigmar, but a lot less for, say, Handrich or Morr. I could imagine a world where the Northern gods are particularly strong in Kislev, and the So...
by Orin J.
Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: WHFR 4e - Are Wizards playable?
Replies: 67
Views: 37214

Re: WHFR 4e - Are Wizards playable?

Does anyone care that Dart is illegal in the Empire? if you're an imperial wizard, clearly you're using sanctioned magic. i mean to identify that a spell isn't part of the repitour approved by the colleges of magic would require them to have studied wizardry outside of the approved colleges of magi...
by Orin J.
Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?
Replies: 103
Views: 19026

Re: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?

To a certain extent the problem is that the Sigmarite faith has some serious parallels to Christianity in that they attempt to absorb and erase nearby faiths (a recurring theme that's never really put at the forefront in official material but i've always loved to play with as a GM) so the predominan...
by Orin J.
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?
Replies: 103
Views: 19026

Re: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?

Hi everybody, we do not have many examples of real societies that would be as technologically and culturally advanced as the Empire and practice polytheism in some of its major variants, so the question of realism might be invalid from the very start. However, when one looks at the Imperial pantheo...
by Orin J.
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?
Replies: 103
Views: 19026

Re: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?

allow me to provide and assessment of your questions, by point. -the heavens are seen as an "other" connected to magic and inherently suspect due to the fake moon morrslieb, so their belief system treating the moon as an aspect of "evil" and preference to earthly deities isn't unusual. this is simpl...
by Orin J.
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Combat question and -ve SL
Replies: 12
Views: 3419

Re: Combat question and -ve SL

Interestingly the biggest issue I had was motivation for the characters. At several points they were asking why they were getting involved. I think starting Genesys characters (using the mod of the game I had concocted) were so powerful, there were other options they could have pursued. Conversely,...
by Orin J.
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Combat question and -ve SL
Replies: 12
Views: 3419

Re: Combat question and -ve SL

Hum. Not sure I follow you. The difference between a winning of -1 and losing of -3 is the same as the difference between winning -3 and losing of -5. Notably +2. Hence you won by 2 SL so do +2 damage (+SB +weapon damage). The difference is always positive. It can only be negative if you roll fewer...
by Orin J.
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Combat question and -ve SL
Replies: 12
Views: 3419

Re: Combat question and -ve SL

Huh, we never thought of adding the negative SL (or the difference between the two failed rolls) as damage... according to the book you're supposed to add the difference you win by to the damage. personally i was going with adding either your roll modifier or the difference to the rolls to the dama...
by Orin J.
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Combat question and -ve SL
Replies: 12
Views: 3419

Re: Combat question and -ve SL

This is correct, with the exception that you STILL failed the actual check for other purposes so if you rolled doubles you still fumbled.

it feels a bit counter-intuitive but you've got it.