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by Wolf
Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Best object quests
Replies: 14
Views: 564

Re: Best object quests

The campaign that came in the Advanced HeroQuest main game was essentially a broken object quest in four parts (or five parts if you count the 'surprise' added section at the end of the fourth part separately). You wouldn't need to buy the whole game, only the rulebook. I’m not sure there’s really ...
by Wolf
Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?
Replies: 63
Views: 3415

Re: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?

It was there on the WFRP 1st edition character sheet, so it has a long history!
by Wolf
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?
Replies: 63
Views: 3415

Re: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?

Is it a problem if some of Warhammer’s presentation of religion veers towards the henothestic, rather than a fuller polytheism? There is good evidence that many of the ancient Greeks inclined to this sort of worship; we know that different Norse gods were popular with different groups (Sagas refer t...
by Wolf
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?
Replies: 63
Views: 3415

Re: Is Imperial polytheism realistic?

WFRP religion does show its roots as something Graeme Davis had to quickly come up with to fill in the gaps and incorporate few bits others had created. That said, I think it is entirely workable and overall stands up pretty well. What it lacks is any idea of its mythology. Often the stories about g...
by Wolf
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: WFRP Social Justice & Representation
Replies: 202
Views: 16147

Re: WFRP Social Justice & Representation

The Beasts in Velvet character is slightly more problematic, because it portrays someone being driven to psychosis purely by denial of their binary birth-sex. In the modern world, a writer should contextualize the character's psychology to show that her female emotional traits were dominant, and th...
by Wolf
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: WFRP Social Justice & Representation
Replies: 202
Views: 16147

Re: WFRP Social Justice & Representation

Agreed, I'd probably avoid dark humour and mental illness for transgender NPCs in 2020. Although I laughed at the crossdressing goblin in TEW and found the gender-repressed murderer in Beasts in Velvet compelling, the 80's was a different time. However, I don't think a GM or writer needs to be gay ...
by Wolf
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: WFRP Social Justice & Representation
Replies: 202
Views: 16147

Re: WFRP Social Justice & Representation

One thing that would help, I think, would be actively asking some women, some non-white people and some trans folk to write for the game. That's perhaps the best way to see a bit more diversity in the actual material. I was always sad that Server Goddess didn't have time to post more on StS and tha...
by Wolf
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: WFRP Social Justice & Representation
Replies: 202
Views: 16147

Re: WFRP Social Justice & Representation

. If there were any Arabic WFRP players, I'd be curious if they consider mutants an appropriate analogue or whether perhaps Arabyans would be more appropriate. Now if you're talking specifically about ISIS cultists then I could get onboard with the mutant analogy. I’m not sure I’d look for any dire...
by Wolf
Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: WFRP Social Justice & Representation
Replies: 202
Views: 16147

Re: WFRP Social Justice & Representation

How far should WFRP stray from medieval demographic simulation? Right from the outset WFRP has never felt the need to conform to reality, but RW gender roles were less strict than is sometimes thought (the ‘roaring girls’ of the early 17th century were exceptional but showed that they could, effect...
by Wolf
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Ghosts of nonhumans
Replies: 7
Views: 1302

Re: Ghosts of nonhumans

In Something Rotten in Kislev I seem to recall there is a dwarf ghost in the abandoned temple in The Beast Child adventure. I also seem to recollect that the Felix and Gotrek short story The Dark Benesth the World finishes with the ghosts of the dead of Karak Eight Peaks avenging themselves on the g...
by Wolf
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Monuments of the Reikland
Replies: 7
Views: 1340

Re: Monuments of the Reikland

Hello, I'm not particularly comfortable promoting my own work, but Wolf suggested that I did in the 4e forum, so that gets me off the hook. My conscience is now clear . Always willing to salve a conscience in a good cause. In the past I mostly wrote Warpstone articles and stuff for the Bergsburg pr...
by Wolf
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Death on the Reik Update
Replies: 77
Views: 12170

Re: Death on the Reik Update

I'm excited that 'Monuments of the Reikland' came out today - it's the first official thing I've had published for WFRP. I was going for something based heavily in the background but with plenty of opportunities to give GMs something to actually use. I hope people enjoy it. I was absolutely delight...
by Wolf
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Mainstream Media Inspirations
Replies: 23
Views: 7589

Re: Mainstream Media Inspirations

I don’t think anyone has mentioned these so far: Film Jabberwocky - ex-Pythons give us a medieval monster hunt with all the darkness and silliness of Warhammer. Pan’s Labyrinth - you’d be hard pressed to be dazzled and inspired in some way by this. Novels The Matthew Shardlake series by CJ Sansom - ...
by Wolf
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Enemy In Shadows Companion Available
Replies: 48
Views: 10383

Re: Enemy In Shadows Companion Available

From hazy recollection, but didn’t the Boxtree novels timeline end at the year 2500 (suggesting that was the present)? That makes it consistent with the timelines in the WFRP rulebook (and probably whatever edition of WFB was then current - 4?) but not TEW’s 2512 date. Essentially, this makes all th...
by Wolf
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Missing: Pamphlet about mutants are people too!
Replies: 6
Views: 2206

Re: Missing: Pamphlet about mutants are people too!

I think it is in a DVD extra (before such things existed) for the Middenheim sourcebook, Otto’s Printworks. It was first published in White Dwarf and subsequently in one of the Apocrypha books, I think.
by Wolf
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: The world's oldest RPG in the old World
Replies: 8
Views: 2839

Re: The world's oldest RPG in the old World

This blog chronicles a campaign that's basically the early parts of The Enemy Within run with modified D&D rules (I think 5E, but can't be sure): The Dark Beneath (They have some house rules posted here .) This version notably beefs up the combat encounters - lots more and tougher monsters - which ...
by Wolf
Sat May 04, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Warhammer novels, and short stories
Replies: 54
Views: 15103

Re: Warhammer novels, and short stories

When it was published, the more Discworldy parts seemed entirely appropriate to the general feel of Warhammer. This was at a time when White Dwarf published a cross over scenario for 40k and Paranoia though. The ultra dull serious Warhammer was a much later thing.
by Wolf
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Warhammer novels, and short stories
Replies: 54
Views: 15103

Re: Warhammer novels, and short stories

While its not essential to read the Jack Yeovil stories in any order, the following, I think, contains the correct chronology: 1. Drachenfels (Prologue) 2. Red Thirst 3. The Ignorant Armies 4. No Gold in the Grey Mountains 5. Drachenfels (Main Part) 6. Beasts in Velvet 7. Stage Blood 8. Cold Stark ...
by Wolf
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Warhammer novels, and short stories
Replies: 54
Views: 15103

Re: Warhammer novels, and short stories

Obviously, as everyone else has said the answer to these questions is always Drachenfels . It is the only Warhammer book I would happily recommend to someone without any interest in the Warhammer world. It was groundbreaking in terms of what fantasy novels, let alone game world tie-ins, could be at ...
by Wolf
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: WFRP 2nd Edition
Topic: Lizardmen in WFRP2
Replies: 8
Views: 4489

Re: Lizardmen in WFRP2

There was a good article in Warpstone about Lizardmen. It had them as lost servants of the Slann now acting as sort of cargo cultists in the Old World.