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by Gideon
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Death on the Reik Update
Replies: 77
Views: 12167

Re: Death on the Reik Update

Article on the purple hand on C7's homepage: https://www.cubicle7games.com/wfrp-the-purple-hand-clarification/ It's a bit frustrating that the issues with the organisation of the Purple Hand have still not been resolved. They've been known for a long time. I've discussed this exact point in my Comp...
by Gideon
Mon Oct 05, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Best object quests
Replies: 14
Views: 564

Re: Best object quests

Which I suspect is why Gideon has posted this question: though common set ups for adventures, the execution is mainly fairly dull. Although I feel should be able to think of lots of examples, I am having a hard time thinking of much. Yes, it feels like RPGs should be awash with good quest scenarios...
by Gideon
Sun Oct 04, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Travel times for Death on the Reik
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: Travel times for Death on the Reik

As the 4th edition Death on the Reik stands, there is, I believe, no way to calculate travelling times. I discuss the issue briefly in my reviews of Death on the Reik and the Death on the Reik Companion: https://awesomeliesblog.wordpress.com/2020/09/10/take-me-to-the-river/ https://awesomeliesblog.w...
by Gideon
Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Best object quests
Replies: 14
Views: 564

Re: Best object quests

Zisse wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:12 am
Empire in Flames?
Gideon wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:23 am
I would just like some good material to plunder.
:)
by Gideon
Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Best object quests
Replies: 14
Views: 564

Best object quests

I am looking for published scenarios in the classic mould of a search for an object or MacGuffin (like the Holy Grail). They do not need to be WFRP scenarios, or even fantasy ones. I am happy to convert from other games or genres. I would just like some good material to plunder. Suggestions welcomed.
by Gideon
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: WFRP 1st Edition
Topic: Bundle of holding, why without Doomstones 5?
Replies: 5
Views: 503

Re: Bundle of holding, why without Doomstones 5?

Can't say I'm impressed with Heart of Chaos myself, I could imagine my players throwing a hissyfit at the ending. BTW I wrote about the original plans to end the campaign here: https://awesomeliesblog.wordpress.com/2017/04/25/lost-warhammer-the-fifth-doomstone/ There's not much, but there are some ...
by Gideon
Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Thought Experiment: EW with bad guy PCs
Replies: 14
Views: 1257

Re: Thought Experiment: EW with bad guy PCs

If the PCs were, say, members of rival cults hostile to the Purple Hand, I think most of the campaign would not require major surgery, at least up to Power Behind the Throne. You would need to change Shadows Over Bögenhafen to provide the PCs with incentives to investigate Johannes Teugen. You would...
by Gideon
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Death on the Reik Update
Replies: 77
Views: 12167

Re: Death on the Reik Update

Zisse wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:00 am
Wow, I thought I read all the posts in your Blog, but it seems I was wrong.
The best way to avoid missing them is to read them all from the beginning... :lol:

https://awesomeliesblog.wordpress.com/2 ... llo-world/
by Gideon
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Guild membership
Replies: 7
Views: 872

Re: Guild membership

BTW my downtime posts can be read here:

https://awesomeliesblog.wordpress.com/c ... /downtime/

They don't include the guild material.
by Gideon
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Death on the Reik Update
Replies: 77
Views: 12167

Re: Death on the Reik Update

Yes, Derrick shared some fantastic insights into the campaign. My favourite was his discussion of Empire in Flames, including original draft material: https://awesomeliesblog.wordpress.com/2018/05/06/fanning-the-flames-part-one/ https://awesomeliesblog.wordpress.com/2018/05/12/fanning-the-flames-par...
by Gideon
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Guild membership
Replies: 7
Views: 872

Re: Guild membership

I did a lot of work on guilds in WFRP for my blog, as part of my series of downtime posts. Unfortunately there didn't seem to be much interest in my downtime material, so I never finished writing the guild content up. As far as I could tell from my research. mediaeval guilds didn't really work as yo...
by Gideon
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Death on the Reik Update
Replies: 77
Views: 12167

Re: Death on the Reik Update

The original ending being a previously unpublished ending? I believe so. The explanation was the original ending was hastily rewritten because The Horned Rat was dropped and SRiK was still being written, hence it was very abrupt. Of course, I don't know how different the ending we got in PBtT was f...
by Gideon
Fri May 22, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: WFRP 1st Edition
Topic: 4ed Conversions
Replies: 6
Views: 1350

Re: 4ed Conversions

Is there an unofficial errata that's been compiled for the 1st ed core rules? I'm not aware of any. There were official errata, but they only applied to the original GW hardback, and were incorporated into the GW softback and Hogshead editions, I think. Dare I say it, but the updated first edition ...
by Gideon
Thu May 21, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: WFRP 1st Edition
Topic: 4ed Conversions
Replies: 6
Views: 1350

Re: 4ed Conversions

Rat Catcher wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 5:07 am
Has anyone got any tips for converting 4ed adventures to 1ed? I'm considering running TEW 4ed in 1ed.
Thanks all.
Why not use the stats from the original releases? The new Enemy in Shadows and probably Death on the Reik are not much different from the old.
by Gideon
Thu May 14, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Converting 1st money to 4th
Replies: 2
Views: 937

Re: Converting 1st money to 4th

Divide by roughly three to go from 1st to 4th edition:

https://awesomeliesblog.wordpress.com/2 ... -not-gold/
by Gideon
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: WFRP 1st Edition
Topic: Shadows Over Bogenhafen help, please?
Replies: 8
Views: 3105

Re: Shadows Over Bogenhafen help, please?

Are the players failing to investigate because they don't know how to go about it, or because they're not interested? If the former, perhaps an out-of-game chat would work, in which you could point out they need to ask questions, follow up clues, visit libraries and guilds, stake out suspects, etc. ...
by Gideon
Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Death on the Reik Update
Replies: 77
Views: 12167

Re: Death on the Reik Update

The reordering might just refer to a reorganisation of the text without changing the sequence of events. I have pointed out before some problems with the organisation (eg https://awesomeliesblog.wordpress.com/2018/04/10/the-enemy-within-the-bloggers-cut/), and there was similar reorganisation in Ene...
by Gideon
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: WFRP 1st Edition
Topic: The logistics (and logic) of Castle Wittgenstein (
Replies: 8
Views: 3495

Re: The logistics (and logic) of Castle Wittgenstein (

So far I've kept the smallish kitchen garden (or, well, it'll be about twice the size shown on the original map like everything else, since the scale on that was obviously off). Judging by some European stately homes and chateaux, I think the garden should have an area at least as large as the Grea...
by Gideon
Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: WFRP 1st Edition
Topic: The logistics (and logic) of Castle Wittgenstein (
Replies: 8
Views: 3495

Re: The logistics (and logic) of Castle Wittgenstein (

1. I think it's easy to assume the Wittgensteins have other income or assets. I don't think Death on the Reik pretends to be a full account of their wealth. 2. The kitchen garden should probably be much larger. Its current size is not nearly enough to support the castle. 3. The Inner Bailey is lacki...
by Gideon
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: Fan-made Material
Topic: Alternate Castle Wittgenstein maps
Replies: 17
Views: 4038

Re: Alternate Castle Wittgenstein maps

Theo wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:01 am
Here are my alternate maps for the Outer Bailey: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Wy2e-D ... sp=sharing
This map looks great. I am looking forward to seeing your version of the Inner Bailey.