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by Wolf
Mon May 03, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Richard Halliwell
Replies: 3
Views: 82

Richard Halliwell

I see Graeme Davies has posted that Richard Halliwell has died.

He was a titan of games design for GW, including working on WFRP, and an important figure in creating the Warhammer World.
by Wolf
Mon May 03, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: WFRP4's Altdorf vs. WFRP2's Altdorf
Replies: 4
Views: 79

Re: WFRP4's Altdorf vs. WFRP2's Altdorf

One issue that immediately occurs to me is that WFRP 2 is set chronogically later than TEW. This could require some work on your part.
by Wolf
Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:28 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Reviews and opinions of WFRP 4e adventures
Replies: 27
Views: 1138

Re: Reviews and opinions of WFRP 4e adventures

By far and away the best adventures I have read for 4th edition are in Rough Nights and Hard Days. One is a classic republished and one a major expansion on a former largely lost adventure and some of the others don’t always quite hit the mark but overall it’s a good collection. Gideon’s review over...
by Wolf
Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:24 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Reviews and opinions of WFRP 4e adventures
Replies: 27
Views: 1138

Re: Reviews and opinions of WFRP 4e adventures

The Hogshead final part of the Doomstones campaign, Heart of Chaos , I think epitomises the 'blood, shit and misery' approach - it was written by Robin D. Laws, whose own Warhammer novels also strike that tone. You know, all these years and I've never read the Doomstones campaign. One of these days...
by Wolf
Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:17 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Reviews and opinions of WFRP 4e adventures
Replies: 27
Views: 1138

Re: Reviews and opinions of WFRP 4e adventures

If you want something more sand-boxy, you might want to take a look at the Starter set. I bought that and it's what prompted me to buy into WFRP4. Besides simplified rules, dice and characters sheets, you also have a 65-page city guide for Übersreik and that is immensely useful. That sold me on wha...
by Wolf
Sun Jan 31, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Archives of the Empire: Free Territory of Frugelhorn
Replies: 9
Views: 1528

Re: Archives of the Empire: Free Territory of Frugelhorn

Isn’t that from Terror of the Lichemaster?

It got a WFRP repackaging in the Flame days, I think, too.
by Wolf
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Viydagg Retcon/Return
Replies: 23
Views: 4782

Re: Viydagg Retcon/Return

I’m pretty sure it ends with Brunner doing a runner when the Mardagg actually turns up too.
by Wolf
Wed Dec 23, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Sillyhammer
Replies: 18
Views: 4611

Re: Sillyhammer

Knight of the Lady wrote:
Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:36 pm
He isn't above paying people to steal/kidnapp gods/images that he thinks he can get a good price for either.
I’ve always thought the Dragon Warriors adventure, A Box of Old Bones, could, with a little work, be successfully converted to a good WFRP adventure.
by Wolf
Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: 1st Edition
Topic: Almarr???
Replies: 5
Views: 1509

Re: Almarr???

I haven’t heard of it (not very helpful, I appreciate.)

I suspect it might be a something created for someone’s own personal game, unless someone else has more information. What are the fan adventures it appears in? Are they by the same person?
by Wolf
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: What and where is Zaiyon?
Replies: 43
Views: 7444

Re: What and where is Zaiyon?

On a side note, I am not sure to get why Norse and British range of archetypes and stereotypes would be familiar and humorous enough to works best among sources of influence for Warhammer Fantasy , while Ashkenazim range of archetypes and stereotypes might be unfamiliar and unhumorous enough to be ...
by Wolf
Wed Nov 04, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Martin McKenna
Replies: 16
Views: 3326

Re: Martin McKenna

Those are great pictures, Chuck. Some of the pictures on the Flickr I think are unpublished sketches, as well. There is apparently a memorial fund: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/simon-eggleston?utm_term=EE98eYA9b I’ve just donated. I recognise at least one other name and I’d encourage othe...
by Wolf
Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Martin McKenna
Replies: 16
Views: 3326

Re: Martin McKenna

It’s a terribly young age. Unfortunately, it appears it may have been self inflicted. Graeme Davis posted this: “Most tragically of all, it appears that Martin took his own life. Especially in these trying times, make sure you check in on your friends and loved ones. Even a brief phone call, text, o...
by Wolf
Sun Nov 01, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Martin McKenna
Replies: 16
Views: 3326

Martin McKenna

I saw a post from Graeme Davis suggesting Martin McKenna has sadly passed away.

His work probably did more to create the visual identity of The Enemy Within than anyone else. If correct , he’ll be missed.
by Wolf
Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Best object quests
Replies: 14
Views: 3459

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: 103
Views: 18877

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: 103
Views: 18877

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: 103
Views: 18877

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: 50652

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: 50652

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: 50652

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...