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by makrellen
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: WFRP 1st Edition
Topic: Endeavours from 4th ed
Replies: 10
Views: 1966

Re: Endeavours from 4th ed

I'm fascinated by these rules. Has anyone successfully employed them? I am (not surprisingly) using them in my current campaign. They work really well for us - it makes all those side quests really easy to handle (let's find out what this potion does, I would like to seek out someone to teach me th...
by makrellen
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Combat example
Replies: 48
Views: 1247

Re: Combat example

”add skills as necessary” it’s exactly what you needed to do in previous editions. In 1st ed a dwarf fighter with good equipment, enough E and support from a half decent wizard could solo a major demon with barely a scratch... He would wade through scores of standard beastmen to the point where you...
by makrellen
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Combat example
Replies: 48
Views: 1247

Re: Combat example

Monster stats in the rule book do leave a lot to work on for the GM. I really don't see it as a problem however. It's part of the job. Bumping the stats of a minotaur isn't hard. Finding new monster ideas isn't hard. Adjusting an encounter to the strength of your party isn't hard. You get the hang ...
by makrellen
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Can you use the 4e Starter Set rules to run a full campaign?
Replies: 1
Views: 156

Re: Can you use the 4e Starter Set rules to run a full campaign?

I love Warhammer. Have since the early 1e days. It's my favorite setting by far. Thing is, I'm not crazy about the rules. Never have been. My group and I like "lite" rules. We find the WH too crunchy for us. So one of us asked if we could use the Starter Set rules, which seem to be "lite", to run a...
by makrellen
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: unbalanced races
Replies: 61
Views: 2549

Re: unbalanced races

It’s not just +25% to a roll, it’s +25% to a roll you failed. This greatly increases its value. When the human fumbles, or miscasts, or just plain fails an important roll, he can use a fortune point. The elf is generally shit out of luck. In most sessions the elf is going to succeed slightly more o...
by makrellen
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: unbalanced races
Replies: 61
Views: 2549

Re: unbalanced races

I don’t understand how you’re getting such a power discrepancy between elf and human characters, unless they’re different careers. The difference is 10% on most tests, and the humans get fortune and resolve. IME there really isn’t much of a difference. This is unfortunately a common misconception a...
by makrellen
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: WFRP 2nd Edition
Topic: Dogs of War: WFRP Weapons vs WFB Weapons
Replies: 14
Views: 722

Re: Dogs of War: WFRP Weapons vs WFB Weapons

Wouldn't it be easier to use 1st ed stats together with WFB? As far as I recall there was even a WFB to WFRP conversion table in the rule book for 1st ed.
by makrellen
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: WFRP 2nd Edition
Topic: Adjusting the Initiate career
Replies: 5
Views: 626

Re: Adjusting the Initiate career

Personally I prefer 1st editions approach where they don’t have spells in the initiate career but gain access to 1st level spells as soon as they become priests. It makes the field more even in late careers but still underlines the whole “you are just a servant who happens to be religious “ aspect i...
by makrellen
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Enemy in Shadows: Thoughts and reactions
Replies: 46
Views: 3920

Re: Enemy in Shadows: Thoughts and reactions

I think that a start date is pretty important for GM´s since seasons change and that can affect things like travel (which is a big factor in TEW as far as I remember). So at least you would be aware that if you place the campaign in a different season then you might have to adjust timelines etc. lat...
by makrellen
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: WFRP 1st Edition
Topic: House Rules
Replies: 5
Views: 1215

Re: House Rules

Since i had a few hours where i was waiting around, i decided to rifle through the StS forums and gather what house rules i could find concise enough to understand posted there into a text file. i've put them together as lazily as i can, but they have the original poster's names attached. I had a l...
by makrellen
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: New campaign: Oldenhaller contract aka Boardwalk Empire
Replies: 6
Views: 616

Re: New campaign: Oldenhaller contract aka Boardwalk Empire

you know, banning alcohol would just make the entire dwarf community in the empire criminals. i doubt the karaks would respect it either. there's an interesting political twist, the road wardens trying to nail smugglers while desperately trying not to cause a political nightmare with the empire's m...
by makrellen
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: New campaign: Oldenhaller contract aka Boardwalk Empire
Replies: 6
Views: 616

Re: New campaign: Oldenhaller contract aka Boardwalk Empire

Haven't done anything similar, but that is interesting idea and gives interesting possibilities to expand. So, basically there would be some sort of prohibition era going on in the Empire. And, Nuln (former capital) is pretty easy going and pretty big city (maybe biggest that time?). Other possibil...
by makrellen
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: New campaign: Oldenhaller contract aka Boardwalk Empire
Replies: 6
Views: 616

New campaign: Oldenhaller contract aka Boardwalk Empire

Hey forumites, I am starting a new campaign in a few weeks and just wanted to share some details. The setup will be 1st ed with a few houserules thrown in (most notably the Endevours from 4th ed) set in 2312. So just about 10 years after Magnus the Pious has saved the Empire and is busy rebuilding i...
by makrellen
Fri May 31, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Melee (Parry) and Shields
Replies: 53
Views: 6149

Re: Melee (Parry) and Shields

You are right, thank you for pointing this out. The fact that the current rules make it so that carrying a shield in the main hand and a weapon in the off hand can be better than the other way around speaks for itself about how current rules could be further improved. Oddly enough the best melee st...
by makrellen
Tue May 07, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: WFRP 4 analysis
Replies: 94
Views: 15337

Re: WFRP 4 analysis

So not CpnZapp obviously - but I will answer that anyway.

I have found it much easier to import the few good things from 4th into 1st than to house rule 4th.

But I never had a big problem with the way magic works in 1st edition so keep that in mind.
by makrellen
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Fan-made Material
Topic: Attempt to correct the whiff factor: A ToHit Chart
Replies: 14
Views: 2406

Re: Attempt to correct the whiff factor: A ToHit Chart

Thanks Makrellen! I'm not sure I understand all of your reasoning, but I do appreciate the response. Have you tried any Powered by the Apocalypse game? Like Dungeon World perhaps? I think the main thing to take away from any PbtA game is that roleplaying can be great even if it is only the players ...
by makrellen
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Fan-made Material
Topic: The Enemy Within Remixed: NPC Portraits (fanart, kind of)
Replies: 13
Views: 2728

Re: The Enemy Within Remixed: NPC Portraits (fanart, kind of)

Amazing stuff!!! I really like how you capture the characters spirit with their pose :-)
by makrellen
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Fan-made Material
Topic: Attempt to correct the whiff factor: A ToHit Chart
Replies: 14
Views: 2406

Re: Attempt to correct the whiff factor: A ToHit Chart

So while I really like the idea (there is something beautiful in a symmetric chart ;-) ) I think there is a big assumption that is not being adressed in what you are trying to achieve. In a wargame with two players opposing each other it is important to balance attacker and defender capability - oth...
by makrellen
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: WFRP 1st Edition
Topic: Endeavours from 4th ed
Replies: 10
Views: 1966

Re: Endeavours from 4th ed

Didz wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:13 pm
I have downloaded the sheet, but some of the items on it probably need a bit of explanation. For example I'm not sure how 'Investment' works, is it used in conjunction with 'Withdraw Funds'?

Yes - sorry I got sidetracked. I will add another page with explanations of the different endeavours.
by makrellen
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: WFRP 4 analysis
Replies: 94
Views: 15337

Re: WFRP 4 analysis

So for a starting human to catch up to staring elf in WS would be 10 increases (elves start with 2d10 +30 compared to 2d10 +20 for humans). That would cost the human 275 XP. But when the game starts the elf would still pay 25 XP for his first increase where as the human would pay 40 XP. So essentia...