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by Toby Pilling
Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: NergalCon 2 from the 12th-14th February
Replies: 6
Views: 577

Re: NergalCon 2 from the 12th-14th February

It was good fun, once again. I managed to play in a couple of the Saturday games - both offerings by Rob Rees. 'Hellhounds of Winter' was relatively mainstream (by Rob's standards), using a retro Fighting Fantasy-type ruleset. Pre-gen PCs might have worked better as we stumbled through compiling the...
by Toby Pilling
Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Eye for an Eye 4E conversion
Replies: 39
Views: 6212

Re: Eye for an Eye 4E conversion

I believe Dave Allen has now been taken on by Cubicle 7 as a more permanent employee than just a freelancer. Hopefully that means we may see more 3rd edition stuff converted. - Clive's adventure may be just the beginning!
by Toby Pilling
Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Eye for an Eye 4E conversion
Replies: 39
Views: 6212

Re: Eye for an Eye 4E conversion

Maybe given the general response to 3e among large parts of the community they just don't see it as a particularly worthwhile revenue stream, so not a priority. I thought the issue with 3e was all about the rule mechanics and 'component creep', rather than the scenarios. The adventures I've read ar...
by Toby Pilling
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Reflections on downtime
Replies: 5
Views: 1000

Re: Reflections on downtime

I very much like the idea of downtime as an option in the WFRP game - the rules themselves are more open to debate. Many campaigns have the PCs following one lead after another, during which relatively little game time can pass, but the PCs can become very experienced - you could technically have 19...
by Toby Pilling
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Eye for an Eye 4E conversion
Replies: 39
Views: 6212

Re: Eye for an Eye 4E conversion

C7 do own the rights to 3e material, and apparently there is interest from the design team in making it all available in pdf format (i.e. as previously published by FFG, not updated to 4e). But, unsurprisingly, they don't have the time or people-power to do that at the moment on top of what they're...
by Toby Pilling
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Eye for an Eye 4E conversion
Replies: 39
Views: 6212

Re: Eye for an Eye 4E conversion

(Or perhaps that they, more simply, do not own full rights for WFRP3...) They must have the rights, if they already published something else from Edge of Night. The timeline is virtually irrelevant as far as I can see, as I'm not aware the Storm of Chaos (or any other event) makes a big difference ...
by Toby Pilling
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Musings on Etiquette
Replies: 19
Views: 2232

Re: Musings on Etiquette

Here's my Etiquette fix: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gorfS8ZXDmlCQbY2Uy4EStRjxpWMWj0BsjS7r82Ms5Q/edit?usp=drivesdk That certainly makes the talent more useful and worth purchasing. I suppose it should require one house rule or the other - something to make it worth spending valuable experie...
by Toby Pilling
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Musings on Etiquette
Replies: 19
Views: 2232

Re: Musings on Etiquette

More broadly, as others have noted, 4th edition differs from previous editions in that it starts PCs right at the bottom of their respective career paths. For example, a Soldier PC starts off as a “Recruit” and needs to work their way up to being the fully-fledged “Soldier” they’d have started as i...
by Toby Pilling
Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Eye for an Eye 4E conversion
Replies: 39
Views: 6212

Re: Eye for an Eye 4E conversion

Why do you think C7 haven't done more of this themselves? They own the rights to all the 3rd edition stuff, don't they? I'm surprised, is all. If there's one set of products that most grognards don't own (and would therefore buy), it's 3rd edition adventures. I like most of those that I've read.
by Toby Pilling
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Musings on Etiquette
Replies: 19
Views: 2232

Re: Musings on Etiquette

I think the Etiquette rules are most important in play when Masquerading in some role or other. Your manners show. Learning the right skills and styles for interaction help with disguise. That's a very good point, actually. I could see why a PC who wants to impersonate someone or infiltrate an orga...
by Toby Pilling
Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Musings on Etiquette
Replies: 19
Views: 2232

Re: Musings on Etiquette

I think the OP's idea is a good one. I would maybe even lean towards granting the corresponding etiquette talent always at the second level if the first level was completed (so removing the etiquette talent from 1st level careers) to symbolize that the character "arrived" in his profession. Of cour...
by Toby Pilling
Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Musings on Etiquette
Replies: 19
Views: 2232

Re: Musings on Etiquette

To me this is an inherent feature of the career. A relevant test would be something like an easy (maybe very) Fel test for a solder or an automatic pass for a character with more completed careers. For anyone else, it would be suitable harder and perhaps tested under charm or bluff. I suppose that ...
by Toby Pilling
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Musings on Etiquette
Replies: 19
Views: 2232

Re: Musings on Etiquette

I suppose there could be a percentage chance of just getting it at start. I just think these social nuances are mostly something one picks up with time, rather than formally learns.
by Toby Pilling
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Musings on Etiquette
Replies: 19
Views: 2232

Musings on Etiquette

I was idly browsing the rulebook the other day when my eyes alighted upon the Etiquette (Soldiers) Talent available for my character (a soldier) to take in the second level of his career. To do so he'd have to spend 100XP and I pondered whether it is worth doing so - a cost benefit analysis, basical...
by Toby Pilling
Sat Oct 03, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Best object quests
Replies: 14
Views: 2192

Re: Best object quests

I always thought that the 'Death Rock' part of the Doomstones campaign had a good 'Name of the Rose' type feel about it. It could stand alone as an 'object quest' adventure in a mountaintop monastery.
by Toby Pilling
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: NergalCon
Replies: 44
Views: 10251

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: 2778

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: 35450

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: 35450

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: 35450

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.