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Ties between Starter Set and Enemy Within

Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:30 am
by Zisse
Hello all,

this is my first post here. I have been away from WFRP (1E) and other RPG for about 20 years. My friends and I started playing D&D again about two years ago. With WFRP 4E out we are eager to face the grim and perilous old world once again. I GMed TEW in the past, so I am doomed to do so again when the director's cut is out. I am looking forward to my doom, though ;-).

I read a bit about the starter set. It seems that it to some extent provides the background for TEW. My first idea has been that a friend of mine could GM the Ubersreik adventures. Those of you, who know the content of the ubersreik adventures, can you judge if we could run into spoiler issues for my friend, when he GMs Ubersreik and then plays TEW? Could I miss important information from the starter set that I need for the full pleasure of TEW? I know this can be answered partialy only, since the new TEW is not out yet.

Cheers,
Zisse

Re: Ties between Starter Set and Enemy Within

Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:06 am
by FasterThanJesus
I wouldn't say it's much of a prelude to TEW. There are references to TEW at most, but I don't recall anything that could be considered a spoiler.

Re: Ties between Starter Set and Enemy Within

Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:26 pm
by CapnZapp
Welcome to the forums, Zisse!

Re: Ties between Starter Set and Enemy Within

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:16 am
by Karanthir
The spoiler-free version is that there has been a coup in Ubersreik, some details of which will apparently be revealed in TEW. I think if you play the Ubersreik adventures you will know enough about the situation to GM TEW, and likewise your friend probably won't know too much (if anything) that he shouldn't. You could always read the starter set after playing to make sure.

Re: Ties between Starter Set and Enemy Within

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:17 am
by Zisse
Thanks for your Welcome and Feedback. I guess we can then do as planned.

Re: Ties between Starter Set and Enemy Within

Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:08 am
by Zisse
Opening this up, because C7 announced "The Guilty Party". First of all to let everyone in the forum know.
Second: does somebody know, if this particular Ubersreik adventure is going to be available as PDF?

Re: Ties between Starter Set and Enemy Within

Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:41 am
by skerrigan
My understand is yes, it will be a pdf you can get on drivethru, and free if you have the other 5??

Re: Ties between Starter Set and Enemy Within

Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:55 am
by Silke
Has enyone quicker then me read through all of the material publised so far and can tell me the link between the adventures?

Re: Ties between Starter Set and Enemy Within

Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:25 pm
by Zisse
They are not tightly linked. A few Background NPCs appear in more than one adventure. I see them as small fleshed out pieces in the Ubersreik "Sandbox". The single adventure can be railroady, at least heart of glass.

Does anyone have access to the guilty party? I cannot see it on dtrpg yet.

Re: Ties between Starter Set and Enemy Within

Posted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:42 am
by mormegil
Nope, it is not available yet. I except it the coming week.

Interested to see whether there will be any connection. Heart of Glass though I feel that it adds a lot of background story with wizards etc.

Re: Ties between Starter Set and Enemy Within

Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:44 am
by FasterThanJesus
What Zisse says.

A couple play out like scenarios that can be dropped in anywhere anytime, like Bait and Witch and Slaughter in Spittlefield. Heart of Glass is very railroady, which is unfortunate as I think it would have been good adventure with a bit more material to work with.

Re: Ties between Starter Set and Enemy Within

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:30 am
by Jackdays
Zisse wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:30 am
I read a bit about the starter set. It seems that it to some extent provides the background for TEW. My first idea has been that a friend of mine could GM the Ubersreik adventures. Those of you, who know the content of the ubersreik adventures, can you judge if we could run into spoiler issues for my friend, when he GMs Ubersreik and then plays TEW? Could I miss important information from the starter set that I need for the full pleasure of TEW? I know this can be answered partialy only, since the new TEW is not out yet.
The political situation of Ubersreik may play some role in final parts of TEW - as we probably will have that civil-war. But, otherwise I don't think Starter adventures will have any connections to TEW really. If you friend let's you read the the Guidebook first 9 pages and then The Province of Ubersreik Chapter, you probably get what you need, and not spoil anything really from the adventures. Ubersreik, it's situation and characters, connect partly and nicely to the Rough Nights and Hard Days actually.