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by Robin
Mon May 03, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Reviews and opinions of WFRP 4e adventures
Replies: 27
Views: 1190

Re: Reviews and opinions of WFRP 4e adventures

Grey Mountain Gold So, I grabbed an adventure pretty much at random, and go 'Grey Mountain Gold'. A PDF that costs £5 (which strikes my Yorkshire heart as somewhat pricey) but is also available as part of Ubersreik Adventures vol II. Its 17-pages long, including adverts. <snipped positive review> A...
by Robin
Sun May 02, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Reviews and opinions of WFRP 4e adventures
Replies: 27
Views: 1190

Re: Reviews and opinions of WFRP 4e adventures

Not the person you were responding to but I bought it & though I've only skimmed it I'm quite impressed—what the current iteration of WFRP lacks (& indeed, what all of WFRP lacks) are these nice kind of "We could do this all in one night but could also come back to it piecemeal" sort of scenarios. ...
by Robin
Sat May 01, 2021 8:04 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Reviews and opinions of WFRP 4e adventures
Replies: 27
Views: 1190

Re: Reviews and opinions of WFRP 4e adventures

But as I've said, I've mostly come to terms with the fact that WFRP adventures are written in a wordy conversational style, and I'm not holding it against them. I'm trying to find those that offer enough complexity beneath that, and those that aren't railroady. I want to avoid quoting lots of text ...
by Robin
Sat May 01, 2021 5:28 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Reviews and opinions of WFRP 4e adventures
Replies: 27
Views: 1190

Re: Reviews and opinions of WFRP 4e adventures

As some of you may be aware, Cubicle 7 have just released a scenario I've written for WFRP4 entitled Something Knocking . It's available as a PDF over on DriveThruRPG. I'm always happy to see reviews or general discussion of anything I've written, so please feel free to post here, even if it's just...
by Robin
Thu Apr 29, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Reviews and opinions of WFRP 4e adventures
Replies: 27
Views: 1190

Re: Reviews and opinions of WFRP 4e adventures

As some of you may be aware, Cubicle 7 have just released a scenario I've written for WFRP4 entitled Something Knocking . It's available as a PDF over on DriveThruRPG. I'm always happy to see reviews or general discussion of anything I've written, so please feel free to post here, even if it's just ...
by Robin
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Reviews and opinions of WFRP 4e adventures
Replies: 27
Views: 1190

Re: Reviews and opinions of WFRP 4e adventures

Was there anything in particular that makes you think of Wallis/Hogshead? [Edit: or did you just mean Hogshead era, rather than Wallis/Hogshead creating that image?] The Hogshead final part of the Doomstones campaign, Heart of Chaos , I think epitomises the 'blood, shit and misery' approach - it wa...
by Robin
Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Reviews and opinions of WFRP 4e adventures
Replies: 27
Views: 1190

Re: Reviews and opinions of WFRP 4e adventures

The blood, shit and misery approach to WFRP arrived with WFRP2, so that's new school as far as I'm concerned. I've never liked it - grimness and peril is fine, but unrelenting misery and hopelessness, not for me. Anyone can play it that way, and that's absolutely fine, but there's no reason it has ...
by Robin
Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:18 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Reviews and opinions of WFRP 4e adventures
Replies: 27
Views: 1190

Re: Reviews and opinions of WFRP 4e adventures

A typical scene would be: a simple location, four NPCs in a single room. Not very complicated but described on 2-3 densely packed wall-of-text pages. Impossible to use at the gaming table. Literally physically impossible. You have to make your own notes and summaries. Can't agree with that, I'm afr...
by Robin
Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: The town of Prie
Replies: 7
Views: 1471

Re: The town of Prie

I'm fairly sure that many of the settlements on Andy's map are his own invention, to fill out the space and provide inspiration for GMs who want new or 'fresh' settings for their games. The Empire feels much bigger with these additions, which I think is a good thing... there's more room for new bac...
by Robin
Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:38 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: The town of Prie
Replies: 7
Views: 1471

The town of Prie

Doe anyone have any information on the town of Prie and Prie Ridge? Prie appears on the inside-cover map of WFRP4 on the river north of the Skaag Hills and gets mentioned in the book and in Adventures afoot in the Reikland . I can't find it on any maps other than Andy Law's master map, which I heard...
by Robin
Wed Nov 04, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Martin McKenna
Replies: 16
Views: 3340

Re: Martin McKenna

Totsuzenheni, I cannot overestimate how much McKenna's art sold me on Warhammer. McKenna's art had this life to it that other fantasy art just didn't, and still doesn't. I don't know how he pulled it off, but even the Wittgenstein cockroach in DotR and all those little skulls in Grapes of Wrath loo...
by Robin
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Combat question and -ve SL
Replies: 12
Views: 3417

Re: Combat question and -ve SL

Hum. Not sure I follow you. The difference between a winning of -1 and losing of -3 is the same as the difference between winning -3 and losing of -5. Notably +2. Hence you won by 2 SL so do +2 damage (+SB +weapon damage). The difference is always positive. It can only be negative if you roll fewer...
by Robin
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: WFRP Social Justice & Representation
Replies: 202
Views: 50999

Re: WFRP Social Justice & Representation

I understand the cynical commercial reasons, I just don't understand how and why a fantasy race could be equalled to earth ethnies. Well, to quote a Moderator in a recent ban on someone at RPG.net: Oher people have mentioned why the treatment of some minorities is mirrored in the way "evil races" a...
by Robin
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: WFRP Social Justice & Representation
Replies: 202
Views: 50999

Re: WFRP Social Justice & Representation

I'm not offended, actually, I just don't understand how those tweaks can be justified. :) The justification is that: a significant portion of the existing player base does find this kind of thing extremely offensive. a potential part of the market is being lost due to lack of inclusivity there is i...
by Robin
Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: WFRP Social Justice & Representation
Replies: 202
Views: 50999

Re: WFRP Social Justice & Representation

And how are the Drow political? Black skin (and on the cover of Queen of the Spiders , not even literal black, but brown). The very concept of a wholly evil race that should be attacked and killed at every opportunity, which is also part of the problem with Orcs. You know, a justification for genoc...
by Robin
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: WFRP Social Justice & Representation
Replies: 202
Views: 50999

Re: WFRP Social Justice & Representation

To be fair to RPG.net, they'd object to that too! They're very even-handed on this sort of thing. From my experience, RGP.net objects to anything that isn't overwhelming enthusiastic support. CapnZap getting banned from criticizing WFRP v4 for example. As I recall, his various bans and warnings ban...
by Robin
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: WFRP Social Justice & Representation
Replies: 202
Views: 50999

Re: WFRP Social Justice & Representation

To be fair to RPG.net, they'd object to that too! They're very even-handed on this sort of thing. I'm fine with that. After the site gained a reputation as a safe place for minorities, it dealt with a lot of trolling from bigots so they had to clamp down. Yeah, same here. Sometimes I think they go ...
by Robin
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: WFRP Social Justice & Representation
Replies: 202
Views: 50999

Re: WFRP Social Justice & Representation

The "grow a pair" comment did make me chuckle. Over at RPG.net, that would have received at least a warning for the implication that you need balls to have the guts to do something. I meant that we should grow a pair of boobs. :) :) To be fair to RPG.net, they'd object to that too! They're very eve...
by Robin
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: WFRP Social Justice & Representation
Replies: 202
Views: 50999

Re: WFRP Social Justice & Representation

I still think of Warpstone as the best days of WFRP material. Alas i no longer have them but as i recall it was the very first Warpstone that had rules for prosthetics. Thanks for the thumbs up for Warpstone . Yes, I think the prosthetics article was in the very first issue, but it's one of the thr...
by Robin
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: WFRP Social Justice & Representation
Replies: 202
Views: 50999

Re: WFRP Social Justice & Representation

I would say white cis male writers in general could stand to grow a pair and step outside of their comfort zones. The Tales of the Arabian Nights storytelling boardgame was written by non-Muslims so it can be done. I think that's precisely what's been happening for many years, which has led to a lo...