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by Toby Pilling
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: NergalCon
Replies: 44
Views: 4019

Re: NergalCon

It's taken me a while to have the time to write up my experiences of Nergalcon, but here goes. Communal Catastrophes by Dave - Fri 28th Aug (evening) Having run an epic campaign in Bretonnia myself, it was great to explore Dave's creation, particularly as my own had hardly covered the politically vo...
by Toby Pilling
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Thought Experiment: EW with bad guy PCs
Replies: 14
Views: 788

Re: Thought Experiment: EW with bad guy PCs

I think that a party such as you are advocating would collapse fairly quickly, as Herr Arnulfe predicts. Theft, torture and murder pale quite quickly - I believe cartoony type villains have a chance to last longer as PCs, such as Skaven or Goblinoids. Having said that, one could take each player asi...
by Toby Pilling
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: WFRP Social Justice & Representation
Replies: 202
Views: 10465

Re: WFRP Social Justice & Representation

In terms of encouraging a wider demographic range of people to play RPGs, I think that characters such as Lucas from the Stranger Things series on Netflix will do far more good than changing the skin colour of Drow Elves. A lot of changes within games seems to be pandering to the woke crowd - it cer...
by Toby Pilling
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: WFRP Social Justice & Representation
Replies: 202
Views: 10465

Re: WFRP Social Justice & Representation

Only Toby can say what his intent was. I'm all for poking fun at political positions of all stripes, as long as you're not by extension supporting political positions that are based on hurting or killing people. I can confirm that I am against hurting or killing people. Err...unless perhaps they ar...
by Toby Pilling
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: WFRP Social Justice & Representation
Replies: 202
Views: 10465

Re: WFRP Social Justice & Representation

Herr Arnulfe wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:16 am
D&D is currently undergoing a major overhaul of its races and that's one of the hot-button issues.
What is D&D doing regarding races? I don't play it but am interested to know.
by Toby Pilling
Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: WFRP Social Justice & Representation
Replies: 202
Views: 10465

Re: WFRP Social Justice & Representation

Surely though the fact that different races do actually exist in the Wahammer world might have an effect upon how much people are bothered by differences within a race. Racisim between races is already established - such as the animosity between Dwarfs and Elves. Also, there most certainly are racia...
by Toby Pilling
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: WFRP Social Justice & Representation
Replies: 202
Views: 10465

Re: WFRP Social Justice & Representation

With the social justice movements of recent years (e.g. LGBTQ, MeToo, BLM etc.) where do you feel WFRP stands (or should stand) in terms of representation? Are you open to WFRP re-balancing racial and gender roles as Age of Sigmar did? How far should WFRP stray from medieval demographic simulation?...
by Toby Pilling
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: NergalCon
Replies: 44
Views: 4019

Re: NergalCon

I'm happy to join in and play - I have Discord on my computer. I won't be able to run anything though.
by Toby Pilling
Sun May 24, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Mainstream Media Inspirations
Replies: 23
Views: 6719

Re: Mainstream Media Inspirations

I'd definitely recommend the film 'Midsommar', which I watched this week on Amazon Prime. Old Faith followers will never seem the same again...
by Toby Pilling
Sat May 23, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: TOBCON IV
Replies: 10
Views: 2383

Re: TOBCON IV

Because of the lockdown issues over the Coronavirus, Shadowcon has been cancelled (or more accurately, will run online). As our venue has vanished, I'm afraid that Tobcon IV shall be delayed until next year. If anyone wishes to run an alternative WFRP con online over that weekend, be my guest - it w...
by Toby Pilling
Thu May 14, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Beyond The Enemy Within campaign, upcoming releases
Replies: 38
Views: 8092

Re: Beyond The Enemy Within campaign, upcoming releases

I'm still surprised that they haven't updated and published any of the 2nd or 3rd edition scenarios - it all seems to be old 1st edition stuff. Is there a reason for that?
by Toby Pilling
Fri May 08, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: WFRP 3rd Edition
Topic: 'Crimson Rain' question
Replies: 1
Views: 1081

'Crimson Rain' question

SPOILER WARNING: Am I right that any kind of Ulrican PC will quite likely gain so many 'bloodthirsty' advances on the tracker, that they will likely fall to Khorne without even being allowed a test? I fear that Sigmar himself would do so! Personally I think this is a flaw in the scenario and intend ...
by Toby Pilling
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Cathay sourcebook?
Replies: 23
Views: 7717

Re: Cathay sourcebook?

I see that Grim and Perilous Studios have pulled out of publishing Tetsubo : https://grimandperilous.com/tetsubo-licensing-to-end-with-grim-will-not-be-renewed/ Some of the reasoning sounds a little odd. How exactly is it deemed a product of it's time, I wonder? Some cultural sensibilities being off...
by Toby Pilling
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Nurgle cults - what defines them?
Replies: 32
Views: 7043

Re: Nurgle cults - what defines them?

I remember having a conversation with Theo at a previous TOBCON about the problems I had imaging why anyone would worship Nurgle. He made the interesting point that the fiction depicts followers and demons of Nurgle in an often joyous state - frolicking about in Grandfather Nurgle's garden. There is...
by Toby Pilling
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Combat example
Replies: 119
Views: 19409

Re: Combat example

I've been playing WFRP since it first came out in 1986, through all editions, and I quite like this most recent one. I've been playing in a campaign for over a year with numerous combats and not found anything broken in the system.
by Toby Pilling
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Rights to previous editions?
Replies: 8
Views: 1634

Re: Rights to previous editions?

Nothing of 3rd edition has been released as a pdf though, has it? It was also the first stuff to start getting converted - such as part of 'Edge of Night'. I guess this could be because Cubicle 7 have largely followed FFG in fleshing out Ubersreik as a base for PCs. Has the section on Ubersreik nobi...
by Toby Pilling
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Rights to previous editions?
Replies: 8
Views: 1634

Rights to previous editions?

Am I right that Cubicle 7 have the publishing rights to all the WFRP material ever published by Hogshead, GW, Green Ronin and FFG? I see that they've adapted a bit of 3rd edition stuff but I'm surprised they haven't just released on pdf other stuff that FFG (and others) designed. Is there a reason f...
by Toby Pilling
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: TOBCON IV
Replies: 10
Views: 2383

TOBCON IV

It's still seven months away, but I wanted to announce that TOBCON IV will be taking place at Northfield community centre in London this August Bank Holiday weekend (Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th). Attendees are always a mix of regulars and newcomers, so all are welcome. The event involves playing i...
by Toby Pilling
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Comparison with Zweihander
Replies: 28
Views: 5754

Re: Comparison with Zweihander

I found the wound mechanics in Zweihander completely incomprehensible, I'm afraid. I did like the mechanics to travelling a long distance, as I recall, having played it twice in scenarios at a previous TOBCON.
I much prefer 4th edition WFRP.
by Toby Pilling
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: End Times: Nagash - the 'Ugly'
Replies: 2
Views: 1256

End Times: Nagash - the 'Ugly'

1. Pegasus droppings - I wish I'd thought of this in my own Bretonnian campsign. A flyover of Pegasus knights could make quite the unintended impression on watchers below! 2. Brass Keep - I quite like the way that during the End Times incursion, some completely wacky things happen out of nowhere. Th...