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by Wyrmslayer
Thu Jan 13, 2022 5:41 pm
Forum: 2nd Edition
Topic: Power creep?
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Re: Power creep?

The campaign was stingy with exp so we avoided becoming behemoths of power through that method. Think we get half the recommended exp', that felt too much of a reduction but it kept the GM happy. PC's remained vulnerable to all threats. Be they trash mobs attacking in high numbers and getting gangin...
by Wyrmslayer
Wed Nov 03, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Input needed for Nulner Skaven- hunting campaign
Replies: 10
Views: 2225

Re: Input needed for Nulner Skaven- hunting campaign

There is another novel called Vermintide which has the furry chaps throughout. A human or two with some Dwarves racing to foil their plans. Can't remember it well, thought it was decent. Pretty sure there was more than one Skaven clan involved, so had ratmen politics being negotiated.
by Wyrmslayer
Sun Oct 31, 2021 3:12 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Mutation and Ableism
Replies: 21
Views: 4519

Re: Mutation and Ableism

I enjoyed the series enough to read them a second time. One of the upsides of a poor memory is value for money from books. I think there was a mix of reaction to witches, mutants, and to the upper-class witch hunter and his low-born torturer lackey. An odd thing about that series is the main baddies...
by Wyrmslayer
Thu Oct 28, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Mutation and Ableism
Replies: 21
Views: 4519

Re: Mutation and Ableism

There was a Witchhunter trilogy of novels from GW that had some useful elements. The main character wasn't a softie, but also seemed driven to do his job correctly. A few times he seemed harsh to the reader, but never didn't make sense for the character and way chaos is presented in the setting. It ...
by Wyrmslayer
Sun Oct 24, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Elven Vampires
Replies: 5
Views: 1226

Re: Elven Vampires

You mean something like in ancient days a crazed magic using elf tried a ritual or experimental high magic that got away from him, and he turned into something vaguely vampiric? Sounds plausible, for the setting. Could have turned into a creature that requires magic to live. Instead of blood, suckin...
by Wyrmslayer
Fri Oct 22, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Mutation and Ableism
Replies: 21
Views: 4519

Re: Mutation and Ableism

I remember re-reading the old Jack Yeovil Warhammer novels and there being a dwarf that works for Detlef's theatre company. That is, a human with dwarfism. I guess people just regard him as a Dwarf with a capital D. The Imperial Witch Hunters do seem quite absolute. At least until the "Mark of.." pa...
by Wyrmslayer
Sun Sep 19, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Advice for getting the WFRP tone right for scenarios?
Replies: 13
Views: 2631

Re: Advice for getting the WFRP tone right for scenarios?

Something comes to mind but can't remember who was explaining it, is the perspective. How the WFB and WFRP both engage with the same world, but where WFB has a top down view of the setting, dealing with the powerful characters that can sway battles. WFRP has a bottom up view. From the gutter. We see...
by Wyrmslayer
Sun Jul 04, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Strike to stun
Replies: 18
Views: 5409

Re: Strike to stun

To add to the topic, a couple of chin tappers to "hmm" over. Does anything contribute to the strength vs endurance test? As mentioned above, the stunee already has a bit of an advantage in that endurance being a skill there's a chance that along with the toughness stat it's based on has been advance...
by Wyrmslayer
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Empire Military Organization
Replies: 16
Views: 7063

Re: Empire Military Organization

I'd lift a load from the Sharpe series of novels or tv movies.
by Wyrmslayer
Mon Feb 01, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Archives of the Empire: Free Territory of Frugelhorn
Replies: 9
Views: 4462

Re: Archives of the Empire: Free Territory of Frugelhorn

Some time in the 90's Frugelhofen was revisited in White Dwarf. Nothing to be excited by though. It was background for a battle report for whatever incarnation of the newest undead book came out at the time. Nothing other than the location, Kemmler and possibly Krell made a return. There was a new l...
by Wyrmslayer
Sun Nov 01, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Reflections on downtime
Replies: 5
Views: 3378

Re: Reflections on downtime

All that was something our group liked not at all, contributing to us only lasted a month or two with the system. The events reminded me of 80's wandering monsters tables - or Warhammer Quest which had similar events, where they tried to ram some narrative into the space between the silly dungeon ba...
by Wyrmslayer
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Den of Tzeentch
Topic: HP Lovecraft
Replies: 33
Views: 27779

Re: HP Lovecraft

- indescribable horrors that are sympathetic to black protagonists. I'm curious what is meant by 'sympathetic' in this instance. An example might help. I'll keep it general to avoid spoilers. Some (but not all) of the Cthulhu-type creatures spare the black protagonists, meanwhile attacking the whit...
by Wyrmslayer
Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Den of Tzeentch
Topic: HP Lovecraft
Replies: 33
Views: 27779

Re: HP Lovecraft

HBO have released the first episode of a based on Lovecraftian themes. Lovecraft Country. Deals as much with America's segregation era and Lovecraft's own racism as it does with the Cthulhu mythos. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=za8PP4xLHdQ&fbclid=IwAR0NqaDWko5C41LvNYuygRMmycvwqtz06GPFWJn-E6eZf3eA5...
by Wyrmslayer
Tue May 26, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: TOBCON IV
Replies: 10
Views: 8020

Re: TOBCON IV

Zoom has proved to be the mvp of lockdown. Hadn't heard of it before. Our club shifted to online play once our community house shut. Tried roll20, but for all the system based mods you can install, it's clunky and slow. Seems to be the way it's browser based, with info going back and forth. The audi...
by Wyrmslayer
Sat May 09, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Minor deities or local forms of major deities?
Replies: 10
Views: 7879

Re: Minor deities or local forms of major deities?

The 2nd ed' Tome of Salvation had some interesting splinter groups of the main deities. A 3rd option could be a long-dead, local sainted devotee of a deity. Revered for their local connection, or that they were the one that brought the greco-roman influence. Used to be more made of the divide betwee...
by Wyrmslayer
Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Nurgle cults - what defines them?
Replies: 32
Views: 22793

Re: Nurgle cults - what defines them?

A Warhammer novel, "The Enemy Within" (with no connections to the wfrp campaign) has a bunch of gutter level Tzeentchian cultists. The old Beasts in Velvet novel had Tzeentchian cultists playing in the background. An Agitator (Yefgemy Yefimovich, or something) might have been born above the gutter, ...
by Wyrmslayer
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Den of Tzeentch
Topic: Strike-to-Stun is offline
Replies: 15
Views: 13856

Re: Strike-to-Stun is offline

It gave us a lot over the years.
by Wyrmslayer
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: 2nd Edition
Topic: Greenskin Shamans
Replies: 5
Views: 6146

Re: Greenskin Shamans

There's a thing with the greenskins,that the shamans are more powerful when in the vicinity of bigger numbers. So, one that's taken to surrounding himself with snotlings to up his power. Whether it should or not, the power of orcy belief makes it true enough, for him. Or has taken the next step to d...
by Wyrmslayer
Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Organised crime in Altdorf
Replies: 4
Views: 4564

Re: Organised crime in Altdorf

The hooks and fish also made an appearance in an early novel, Beasts in Velvet. A murder mystery, all the while a cult affiliated agitator does his thing, the hooks and fish are at war with each other. I don't recall there being enough gang stuff in it to warrant a read for research purposes. Good b...
by Wyrmslayer
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Den of Tzeentch
Topic: HP Lovecraft
Replies: 33
Views: 27779

Re: HP Lovecraft

I've never ventured into his actual fiction. Reports of casually assumed "ism"s on his part are enough for me. Enjoyed a bunch of the stuff based on it though. There's quite a lot. Remarkable really, that so much has been inspired by his work. Think Metallica did a song or two with his imagery, and ...