Enemy Within Updates (plus other stuff)

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Totsuzenheni Yukimi
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That sounds like Skavenblight to me. This is make or break for me.
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That you want it to be Skavenblight? Or you don't want it to be Skavenblight?
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Totsuzenheni Yukimi
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I mean it's make or break for the director's cut of The Enemy Within Campaign.
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I think the Tower could be Brass Keep. And from what I got from Companion and PbtT, certainly we will go underground in Middenheim.

Skavenblight is too far away.
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Totsuzenheni Yukimi wrote:
Sat May 22, 2021 2:04 pm
That sounds like Skavenblight to me. This is make or break for me.
It does remind me of the Skavenblight creation story. I doubt Skavenblight will make a showing, so it is perhaps just some Skaven flavour. That said, the Companion will likely have a lot of Skaven content and could well be something of a reprise of Children of the Horned Rat.
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Totsuzenheni Yukimi
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It makes sense that the Skaven and/or Horned Rat (whichever it may be) would use the same method again if it worked before and most people are completely unaware of it having even occurred.
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Indeed.

Coincidentally, The Horned Rat has just been released.
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Totsuzenheni Yukimi
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As always, impressions please.
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My first impressions are that it's pretty great! Lots of skaven (which look tougher and more skillful than the base monsters in the core book), lots of intrigue, lots of options - it's not a linear adventure at all from my quick scan. It also helps tie the previous books into a bigger plot, although keeps the 'as will be revealed in Empire in Flames' stuff', and also includes some material about the Purple Hand and Kastor Lieblung that should have really been introduced earlier.
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mormegil wrote:
Mon May 24, 2021 1:32 am
I think the Tower could be Brass Keep. And from what I got from Companion and PbtT, certainly we will go underground in Middenheim.
If you've not got it yet, I can confirm it's Brass Keep, which is not something I know too much about.
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My first impression is good, too. I like the intended scalability of sandbox vs. linear plot in the first half. I can't tell how well this works.
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LMAO @ Akkoustik Ratty. Who would have thought that the CIA and Skaven had so much in common: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acoustic_Kitty
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The Horned Rat Companion has just been released. Rough contents:

HISTORY OF THE SKAVEN
The Skaven Today....................................5
History....................................................6
The Skaven Wars.................................7
The Red Pox.........................................7
The Great Summoning........................7
The Battle of Nuln...............................8
The Present Day...................................8
The Council of Thirteen..........................9
Embittered Engineers........................11
The Grey Seers......................................12
Using Skrittar........................................12
CHAPTER 2:
THE MULTITUDINOUS CLANS
Primus Inter Rattus...............................15
The Thrall Clans....................................16
Clan Eshin............................................17
Clan Treecherik.................................17
The Skurry Stabbers...........................17
Clan Mors.............................................20
Fangsnapper’s Clawpack....................20
Clan Rictus............................................22
The Deathvermin...............................22
The Pestilent Brotherhood.....................24
Clan Septik........................................25
Blightskab’s Plaguepack.....................25
Clan Moulder Monstrosities.................27
Clan Gritus........................................28
The Hellbeast of Seep-Gore..............28
Clan Skryre...........................................30
Clan Vrrtkin......................................30
The Turntails......................................30
CHAPTER 3:
SKAVEN ARMOURY
Skaven Weapons and Equipment..........32
Melee Weapons.................................32
Ranged Weapons...............................34
Magic Items.......................................39
Skaven Ammunition..........................39
Skavenbrew........................................40
CHAPTER 4:
SKAVEN MAGIC
Skaven Magic........................................41
Skaven Magic Users...........................41
Rules..................................................41
Careers...............................................41
Skaven Magic and Warpstone...........42
Skaven Petty Magic...............................42
Skaven Arcane Magic............................43
CHAPTER 5
SKAVEN BESTIARY
Skaven Bestiary.....................................50
Pox Rat..............................................50
Rat-Wolf............................................50
Plague Rat.........................................50
Brood Horror.....................................51
Rat Ogre Bonebreaker.......................52
CHAPTER 6:
THE APPRENTICE
Gutter Runners.....................................53
Becoming Prey......................................53
Dricht Skuttlespite................................53
CHAPTER 7:
THE SKAVEN CONSPIRACY
A Lifetime of Deceit.............................56
Those Who Know Too Much................57
CHAPTER 8:
THE YELLOW FANG
Origins..................................................59
Organisation..........................................60
Symbol..................................................60
Methods................................................60
Yellow Fang Cultists..............................61
Signs of Skaven.....................................61
Junior Cultists.......................................62
Senior Cultists.......................................63
Cult Wizards.........................................64
CHAPTER 9:
A GUIDE TO THE MIDDLE
MOUNTAINS
History..................................................65
Karaz Ghumzul.................................65
Human Settlement............................65
The Incursion of Chaos......................65
The Gold Rush of 2497.....................65
Terrain...............................................66
Locations...........................................66
A Mountain Bestiary.............................72
CHAPTER 10:
BRASS KEEP
History of Brass Keep ..........................74
The Blightkings Come..........................75
CHAPTER 11:
CHANCE ACQUAINTANCES
Behram Gundarson, Skaven Slayer.......78
Gimbrin Flintbeard,
Dwarf King’s Ghost..............................79
CHAPTER 12:
DWARF IRONBREAKERS
Ironbreaker............................................81
CHAPTER 13: A LITTLE HELP FROM
MY (NEW) FRIENDS
Help Wanted.........................................83
Getting Started......................................83
Enter Alphonse.....................................83
Casing the Joint.....................................84
The Surveillance....................................88
Alphonse Hercules de Gasgoigne..........93
Ring of Subduction...............................93
CHAPTER 14:
HORROR IN THE DARKNESS
Horror in the Darkness.........................96
The Oberholzbek Mine.........................96
The Horror in the Mines ......................99
Ending the Adventure ........................ 103
Experience Points ............................... 103
Martin Kurtz, Mine Foreman ............. 103
Wilhelm Koch..................................... 103
CHAPTER 15:
THE RETURN OF THE GRAVELORD
The Story So Far................................. 104
Running This Adventure..................... 105
Part One:
The Shadow of the Gravelord.............. 106
Part Two:
The Restless Dead............................... 109
Part Three: Leaving for Lindenheim... 111
Part Four: Don’t Picket........................ 113
Part Five:
Carrion Over the Mountains............... 116
Experience Point Awards.................... 119
NPCs and Monsters............................ 119
Hans Gräber, ‘The Gravelord’.............. 119
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Totsuzenheni Yukimi
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It seems like it's largely a combination of a skaven sourcebook, presumably second edition's, and some reprinted and/or rewritten material from first edition. It could be really good, though i'm not interested in fourth editon rules at this point so i'm looking for other new or improved material.
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The Skaven section I feel are subpar to the 2nd edition source book, but no suprise there as the space is premium. Some interesting info tho.

And the adventure ”Horror ...” seems to have problem with the map. It mentions ”Ambull”, are very grainy and there are map keys marked but no real explanation (Narrow tunnel?).

And the Gravelord stuff ... well a series of red herrings is perhaps fun, but I’m not sure there is time for it.
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No real updates for a while, but two dev diaries have dropped in quick succession.

The first one of these contains NPCs for the player characters from Vermintide. It's kind of neat and I have no problem with extra NPCs, but nothing of importance for the series overall.

The second is an interview with the artists describing the process for creating the Horned Rat collector's edition covers - I didn't like the PBtT ones too much, but these are really nice!
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One more update, Empire in Ruins is due next week in PDF: https://www.cubicle7games.com/empire-in ... gn-update/
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FasterThanJesus wrote:
Thu Sep 16, 2021 12:56 pm
One more update, Empire in Ruins is due next week in PDF: https://www.cubicle7games.com/empire-in ... gn-update/
The airship reminds me of "Heart of Chaos."
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