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by Orin J.
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: [Help Needed] Ritual Magic - lore of Metal (WFRP2)
Replies: 11
Views: 4099

Re: [Help Needed] Ritual Magic - lore of Metal (WFRP2)

are you trying to turn the arm to gold so the dwarf can build a clockwork arm aroud it or into it?.....i'm not all that clear what the end goal is here.
by Orin J.
Thu Dec 03, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: The Beast Form spell
Replies: 24
Views: 8513

Re: The Beast Form spell

adambeyoncelowe wrote:
Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:34 am
- E.g., no pianist wolves.
*Flips table* Entirely unplayable! i had a whole campaign arc riding on that!
by Orin J.
Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: The Beast Form spell
Replies: 24
Views: 8513

Re: The Beast Form spell

Adam: What discord server can i reach the developers at and what are their names ? (ill not tell them you sent me to bother them) :D the ratcatcher's guild is where they used to pop in from time to time, although i left the server a while pack so someone else will have to give you a link if you can...
by Orin J.
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: The Beast Form spell
Replies: 24
Views: 8513

Re: The Beast Form spell

Questions i have are as follow. 1. Do you keep your talents and/or skills after the change. You keep your own intelligence and wp, which i find to support that your keeping your knowledge and skill, but its not clear. If not, i find issues with the fact that, for instance, a wolf is a horrible trac...
by Orin J.
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Strike-to-Stun, Pummel, Stunned, Unconscious
Replies: 3
Views: 2003

Re: Strike-to-Stun, Pummel, Stunned, Unconscious

Rules as written that's how that works, yes...
by Orin J.
Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Bit of info about archives of the empire
Replies: 2
Views: 1490

Bit of info about archives of the empire

so awhile back when they were taking applications, i dropped the link to Alfred Nunez (who wrote what i think of as the definitive dwarf book) in the hopes of seeing his hand at the warhammer world again. and today, i received a reply: "I just thought I should let you know that I will have two piece...
by Orin J.
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: What and where is Zaiyon?
Replies: 43
Views: 15413

Re: What and where is Zaiyon?

I don't know, but that is a reference to Zion ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zion ) from the time Dwarves in exile in Man's Empire, were seen as Warhammer Fantasy's jewish communities. It seems that it was borrowed from Tolkien's Dwarves, rather than being a Warhammer Fantasy 's innovation on Dwar...
by Orin J.
Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Eye for an Eye 4E conversion
Replies: 39
Views: 15735

Re: Eye for an Eye 4E conversion

Maybe given the general response to 3e among large parts of the community they just don't see it as a particularly worthwhile revenue stream, so not a priority. I thought the issue with 3e was all about the rule mechanics and 'component creep', rather than the scenarios. The adventures I've read ar...
by Orin J.
Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Eye for an Eye 4E conversion
Replies: 39
Views: 15735

Re: Eye for an Eye 4E conversion

sounds like the Holzenauers might have some nefarious dealings to keep themselves on top of things to me.....
by Orin J.
Sat Oct 31, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Reflections on downtime
Replies: 5
Views: 2739

Re: Reflections on downtime

my general view of endeavours (haven't USED them, just looked 'em over) is they were designed with the approach of "how can we make things the players don't want to do easier" which they do without asking the question "does this help or hurt the GM's ability to move the story forward in a natural fa...
by Orin J.
Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?
Replies: 128
Views: 42206

Re: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?

There isn't any disagreement between us on that part. As far as I understood your messages, the disagreement is rather on the fact that a polytheist society wouldn't realistically forbid the worship of a god of its pantheon, something that you deny while I do not. Am I correct? specifically, i'm sa...
by Orin J.
Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?
Replies: 128
Views: 42206

Re: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?

In a polytheist society, things are simpler. Gods are natural phenomenons that we know and Khaíne wouldn't be considered, alone, as being "a positive part of the political system" more than the rain, the sun, stars, wind, birds, ageing, insects, illness, the moon, birth, air, sea, death, clouds, &c...
by Orin J.
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?
Replies: 128
Views: 42206

Re: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?

(That is why the whole "Sigmarite" vs "Ulrician" conflict in TEW isn't realistic neither in a polytheist context: that is a copy-pasting from a purely monotheistic event, the Schmalkaldic War, within a context that couldn't support it). i want to just lean over and point out that the sigmarite/ulri...
by Orin J.
Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?
Replies: 128
Views: 42206

Re: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?

Alleging that "[p]olitics and religion not mixing well [would be] a fairly standard foundation of human behaviour" show that you adopt a pure Abrahamic monotheistic frame of reference on politics, religion or "human behaviour", which is simply absurd to considerate polytheist politics, religion or ...
by Orin J.
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?
Replies: 128
Views: 42206

Re: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?

politics and religion not mixing well is a fairly standard foundation of human behaviour, so that's not an issue to me. also i've never considered elven colonies as part of the "old world", as that's a human distinction. honestly to the elves and dwarfs it's more of a "new world" by their histories,...
by Orin J.
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?
Replies: 128
Views: 42206

Re: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?

i understand you feel you should explore how khainite worship could work, but i want to make it clear that the lore outright states that the cult of khaine is outlawed, full-stop, throughout the old world. the cult itself is simply linked inexorably to ritual murder and anti-social sentiments and re...
by Orin J.
Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Channeling and Moving
Replies: 6
Views: 3201

Re: Channeling and Moving

you can't really abstractly channel- you have to channel towards a casting cost, then cast the spell when you hit the casting number. once you match the casting number to make your casting roll and add the channeling result to it. if it fails there's an automatic miscast from the channeled magic. so...
by Orin J.
Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?
Replies: 128
Views: 42206

Re: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?

khaine's cult is forbidden because the cult murders people as part of their faith. it's not a religious position it's literally most of the are murderers and considered incitement to violence. knowing what an edgelord khaine is he probably likes it that way..... In a polytheist society, murderers w...
by Orin J.
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Enemy Within Updates (plus other stuff)
Replies: 186
Views: 64894

Re: Death on the Reik Update

i mean it's a tzeentchi cult- those are rarely actually cut and dry. also it's pretty reasonable to leave room for the GM to shuffle matters about.

pointing out the confusion and then just leaving ti in the air as "something of interest" smacks of terrible work on their part though.
by Orin J.
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Musings on Etiquette
Replies: 19
Views: 6997

Re: Musings on Etiquette

the etiquette talent is one of those things that i feel was dropped into the book without much thought (probably used in some adventure testing to good effect due to the way the group was playing) and then never properly balanced or developed for the game. as something for very restrictive groups wh...