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Chuck
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Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:44 am

Good to see so many people here!

And TheWFRPCompanion, thanks for the Reddit post and your support! The WFRP community never ceases to amaze me.
Ralph
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Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:01 am

Hi there,

my name is Ralph, I'm from Germany and a 1st Edition WFRP player and GM for 30 years.

You may know me as Gotthart von Wittgenstein from the Strike-to-Stun community or as that Ralph who was part of the Bergsburg project way back.

I've experienced TEW as a player up to and including PbtT, then became a GM.

I've had a TEW campaign running for 15 years (lots of breaks due to people spending months abroad, but also because I combined DotR with The Restless Dead and provided my group with loads of extra adventures to deal with their personal, specific character backgrounds), which sadly went downhill after the end of PbtT due to internal quarreling. Still, it was an amazing group, and we had loads of great moments over the years.

I've tried a second run with TEW that went much quicker, so we came to the end of DotR just after two or three years, but then I had to end the game because of some personal developments I needed to fix, which took some time. Since then, some players have moved or are unavailable for other reasons, so that one is dead, too.

I've run Death's Dark Shadow as a complete campaign with another group. Being set in one single place, mostly, it was a completely different experience, but very nice and rewarding. I'd always intended to continue the campaign into Doomstones, but that never happened since two of my three players moved to another part of the country.

Writing this, I'm getting a strange feeling they are all running away from me, but that would be a very self-centered view, right? ^^

Now, I'm preparing for my third attempt to run (and finally finish!) TEW. I originally wanted to use 1st Edition again because I'm so comfortable with it, but Cube7 had me smiling and enjoying their Starter Set for 4th so much I've decided to give that a go first, trying out the new rules, and to wait for the rewritten 4th version of TEW to either run it as written if we like 4th or to take the parts I like and go with 1st again.

My new group consists of my wife, who has been a player in all my WFRP campaigns, my daughter, who has been a player in my second TEW campaign, and two friends, one of them a player in my first TEW campaign, the other with no WFRP experience whatsoever.

Obviously, I will have to change some of the story because of the veterans, so I'm really looking forward to the new "Director's Cut" for ideas, but I'm also taking other sources into account, among them "Empire at War" and the great TEW Compendium.

As a GM, one of my usual "tricks" is to provide a movie-like experience for each session, having a sort of "Last time on Warhammer" and a Main Credit sequence to set the mood. I'm very careful with my selection of background music, which is very often specifically selected for certain scenes. Characters, regular NPCs, and ongoing plots get their own themes, for example. Beyond that, we use dimmed light and/or candles.

Every player gets a folder for their sheets, containing world info and rule summaries. Ingame I try to provide good and interesting handouts, sometimes artificially aged by coffee, and similar stuff.

For combat, I use standard miniatures and either enlarged original location maps or handdrawn new ones. My Castle Wittgenstein map consists of three combined DIN A0 sheets of paper. For massive combat scenes, we use the standard sized tabletop board to provide enough space for everyone plus maps, but for standard sessions, our simple living room desk suffices.

Thanks for creating this forum and for having me. Let me know if you've got any questions.
Clint
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Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:46 am

Yo, I never was part of Strike To Stun, but I had been looking for a wfrp forum for a while, so this is perfect :)
Makrakken
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Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:43 pm

Rolf Makrakken/Abe Sapien from StS here.

Big thanks to Chuck for setting this up. And for using tried & trusted Forums as opposed to new-fangled reddits & Discords & bears, oh my!
Theo
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Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:02 am

Ralph wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:01 am
Hi there,

my name is Ralph, I'm from Germany and a 1st Edition WFRP player and GM for 30 years. /.../

Now, I'm preparing for my third attempt to run (and finally finish!) TEW. I originally wanted to use 1st Edition again because I'm so comfortable with it, but Cube7 had me smiling and enjoying their Starter Set for 4th so much I've decided to give that a go first, trying out the new rules, and to wait for the rewritten 4th version of TEW to either run it as written if we like 4th or to take the parts I like and go with 1st again.
Cool. Are you the same Ralph I talked to on the WFRP Game Masters Facebook group? :)
Ralph
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Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:20 am

I think so. :)
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Grim Dork
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Tue May 14, 2019 3:37 pm

Hey gang!

I'm just another grim WFRP refugee trying to find a home on the net.

This place looks promising!
I've been called a grim bastard once or twice in my life.

Check me out on Twitter if you want: https://twitter.com/jaredsheth
FasterThanJesus
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Location: UK

Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:01 pm

Hey!

Should have posted here before spamming the rest of the boards!

WFRP v1 (and wargaming and painting) were among the ways I mispent my youth. I posted a lot on the old Black Industries forums but didn't get much gaming in during that period.

I picked my brushes up for the first time in nearly 20 years earlier this year and the next thing I discover that WFRP has risen from the (literal) ashes of the Old World. Now I'm hoping to reprise another chunk of my teen years with TEW Directors Cut.

Sad to see STS go. I didn't post there much, but it was a great resource. Any links to what happened? But good to see there's still a community.
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Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:10 am

FasterThanJesus wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:01 pm
Sad to see STS go. I didn't post there much, but it was a great resource. Any links to what happened? But good to see there's still a community.
there was a change to the laws regarding sites that maintain user data, and server goddess couldn't wrangle the mess of old code into shape for it without stealing tzeentch's nose in the process. such is life these days.
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