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by makrellen
Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: WFRP 1st Edition
Topic: Question about engaging
Replies: 1
Views: 220

Re: Question about engaging

It is only a question of adjacency. It does not matter if you are in base contact with one or six opponents. It is a holdover from the board game. Being in base contact is sticky to prevents units with high move to rush back forth in combat without a consequence. Personally I think it works well tog...
by makrellen
Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Den of Tzeentch
Topic: Homage to Chuck
Replies: 8
Views: 897

Homage to Chuck

So I think its about time that I express my gratitude to Chuck for bringing this forum online (having lurked around here for 1½ year and many years before that on StS). I truly appreciate you running this forum - mainly because it is a fairly drama free place that has only a moderate amount of activ...
by makrellen
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Letter question (Enemy Within spoiler)
Replies: 5
Views: 908

Re: Letter question (Enemy Within spoiler)

Johannes Teugen isn't Purple Hand. Kastor Lieberung is.
by makrellen
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: WFRP 1st Edition
Topic: Solutions to Whiffing
Replies: 13
Views: 3154

Re: Solutions to Whiffing

I was also thinking of introducing opposed rolls, but it seems counterintuitive. The whiff-feeling occurs from the low share of successes (or impactful results) on the overall number of rolls. Opposed rolls just double the amount of rolls, unless you rule that also failed rolls (i.e. above your WS)...
by makrellen
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: WFRP Social Justice & Representation
Replies: 202
Views: 21703

Re: WFRP Social Justice & Representation

One of the problems of conservative humour in a historical roleplaying game (and lots of similar contexts) is that it can age badly. What might seem like a topical commentary on one of this years battleground in he culture war, can look a bit reactionary a few years later. And seeing as we're still...
by makrellen
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: WFRP Social Justice & Representation
Replies: 202
Views: 21703

Re: WFRP Social Justice & Representation

No players in my campaigns have ever felt represented. No one. Ever. My players play characters that are not themselves. They exist purely in a fantasy context and you can not draw parallels between how people of a particular race, gender, age or religious belief are treated in game and in real life...
by makrellen
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: WFRP 4 analysis
Replies: 118
Views: 42131

Re: WFRP 4 analysis

I would recommend you all to listen to the latest Mud & Blood podcast episode. They revisit their review of Wfrp 4th edition after having played a 26 session campaign. Let's just say that pretty much everything Capnzapp listed about the mechanics in his original comments from the StS forums were con...
by makrellen
Sat May 30, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: 4th - Magic points?
Replies: 14
Views: 3000

Re: 4th - Magic points?

No. If you get Instinctive Diction and Perfect Pitch up, you can cast relatively quickly. Get War Wizard later and you're laughing. Spam Dart to build up Advantage, then cast. Channelling is a waste of XP, so just go all in on Language (Magick). Elves get to learn more than one Wind too, so they're...
by makrellen
Mon May 25, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: WFRP 1st Edition
Topic: Solutions to Whiffing
Replies: 13
Views: 3154

Re: Solutions to Whiffing

So just a modest observation from my own game: - An average combatant in 1st ed has around 30-40 WS - Charging or winning gives you a +10 If you factor in winning or charging then by definition one side should hit around half of the time. So with two combatants you should expect one of them to land ...
by makrellen
Thu May 14, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: 4th to 1st rules adaptation
Replies: 5
Views: 1684

Re: 4th to 1st rules adaptation

I am using two things from 4th ed in my 1st ed game - endeavors and dramatic tests. Both fit in perfectly - endeavors were really easy to convert (and makes the whole career switching easier to narrate) and dramatic tests is really just a codifying of what was already partially there in 1st ed alrea...
by makrellen
Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Character Creation Weapon Skills
Replies: 16
Views: 4165

Re: Character Creation Weapon Skills

Though I still think there's a mismatch between RAW and the two official halfling pregens listed in the adventure books, unless we're to assume both coincidentally bought Ranged (Sling) out-of-Career. And if 2/2 pregen halflings had to buy the same skill out-of-Career, that shows it's basically an ...
by makrellen
Tue Apr 14, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Character Creation Weapon Skills
Replies: 16
Views: 4165

Re: Character Creation Weapon Skills

Halflings in 4th ed are sure to run into problems. Not only do they miss melee skills as racial skills - they also have their size against them. However - all humans have melee basic as a racial skill as far as I remember so they can use basic weapons without having access to those skills in their c...
by makrellen
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: WFRP 1st Edition
Topic: Fate points and critical hits
Replies: 16
Views: 7217

Re: Fate points and critical hits

It appears I am the evil one. In the instance of losing a body part & death from bleeding/shock/whatever, a spent FP means a player will miraculously survive/use their own belt as a tourniquet before passing out/tied off their torn artery with their teeth etc., but they still lose their body part. ...
by makrellen
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Nurgle cults - what defines them?
Replies: 32
Views: 9096

Re: Nurgle cults - what defines them?

Thank you everyone who has contributed! For those interrested - below is a short summary of where I am heading with this based on your suggestions. ----------------------------------- Campaign background: It is set in 2312. Magnus the Pious has routed the chaos invasion in the north and is busy re-b...
by makrellen
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Nurgle cults - what defines them?
Replies: 32
Views: 9096

Re: Nurgle cults - what defines them?

Good point on defining the cult from the leader. I am in that process right now (using input from this thread). Right now I am leaning towards a human military cook who ends both infecting all of the company he is in and gaining some of them as followers as he runs for the hills...
by makrellen
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Nurgle cults - what defines them?
Replies: 32
Views: 9096

Re: Nurgle cults - what defines them?

Zisse wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:47 am
Just a quick idea: what about hypochondriacs assembling in a cult, because there someone finally takes them seriously?
But still - thanks for pitching in 😊
by makrellen
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Nurgle cults - what defines them?
Replies: 32
Views: 9096

Re: Nurgle cults - what defines them?

Zisse wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:47 am
Just a quick idea: what about hypochondriacs assembling in a cult, because there someone finally takes them seriously?
That would be fun but not really in-line with the overall wibe of the campaign. It's definately more rooted in humans taking all the wrong choices and suffering the consequences.
by makrellen
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Nurgle cults - what defines them?
Replies: 32
Views: 9096

Re: Nurgle cults - what defines them?

I had no idea that Nurgle drew inspiration from a Mesopotamian god - that's good info. I usually like to make my Warhammer lore as close to real-life history as possible so that is a good way to get inspired.

Thanks!
by makrellen
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Nurgle cults - what defines them?
Replies: 32
Views: 9096

Re: Nurgle cults - what defines them?

I am so stealing the "initiation gets you infected but staying in the cult will keep it supressed". Great idea - thanks!

And I will definitely also have a tragic spin on my cult - the leader is plotting his own and Nulns destruction through opening a portal for Nurgle himself.
by makrellen
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Nurgle cults - what defines them?
Replies: 32
Views: 9096

Re: Nurgle cults - what defines them?

I like the idea about believing that the disease is the cure in itself (maybe to eternal life? Or bringing loved ones back?).

Good stuff - thanks!