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by Gideon
Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Thought Experiment: EW with bad guy PCs
Replies: 14
Views: 374

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: 56
Views: 7144

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: 4
Views: 129

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: 56
Views: 7144

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: 4
Views: 129

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: 56
Views: 7144

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The original ending being a previously unpublished ending?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: 803

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: 803

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: 644

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: 2424

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: 56
Views: 7144

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: 2816

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: 2816

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: 12
Views: 2650

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.
by Gideon
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Fan-made Material
Topic: Alternate Castle Wittgenstein maps
Replies: 12
Views: 2650

Re: Alternate Castle Wittgenstein maps

totsuzenheni wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:26 pm
There was also some more discussion about it and measurements in The Enemy Within on the (now defunct) Strike to Stun forum.
Yes, I think the conclusion was that the x and y distances need to be doubled.
by Gideon
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Fan-made Material
Topic: Alternate Castle Wittgenstein maps
Replies: 12
Views: 2650

Re: Alternate Castle Wittgenstein maps

In particular you might recall that a year or two ago (i think) someone was asking for advice on building a Wittgenstein Castle miniature. I did a quick web search but i can't find the blog of the person who was making the miniature, and i'd link you to the discussions but alas the forums they were...
by Gideon
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: The Twin Tailed.
Replies: 23
Views: 4701

Re: The Twin Tailed.

Zisse wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:17 pm
Gideon, the article is a great read. Thanks for sharing the results of your research.
Thanks! I'm glad you liked it.
by Gideon
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: The Twin Tailed.
Replies: 23
Views: 4701

Re: The Twin Tailed.

The inaccurate caption in my blog post is down to me. Martin McKenna just called the picture 'Parchment and Symbols'.
by Gideon
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: The Twin Tailed.
Replies: 23
Views: 4701

Re: The Twin Tailed.

It occurred to me that i've never, to my recollection, seen mention of the similarity between Tzeentch's twin tailed symbol and Sigmar's twin tailed comet. Has this ever been discussed or used before? Is there any official mention of the similarity? It came to mind because i've just read Phil Galla...
by Gideon
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: The world's oldest RPG in the old World
Replies: 8
Views: 2304

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

I think Arneson used Chainmail and the Fantasy Supplement for his Braunstein and Blackmoor games, but Chainmail and the Fantasy Supplement were written as wargames, not RPGs. I personally don't think think there's a good case for seeing them as the first RPG (and I don't think I've heard that sugges...