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by CapnZapp
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:15 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Combat example
Replies: 119
Views: 3687

Re: Combat example

risk that cannot be properly controlled by the gamemaster isn't a good thing . I somewhat disagree. Players do crazy things, including taking risks the gamemaster never anticipated them taking. These situations can be hard to GM (especially if you're GMing a set adventure, rather than a more sandbo...
by CapnZapp
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Combat example
Replies: 119
Views: 3687

Re: Combat example

Second, the problem is that advantage makes metagaming important. Telling your archer to shoot the Orc Chieftain because everybody else is fighting Orc Grunts and that Chieftain is starting to snowball advantage by mowing down the hapless town guard is entirely unwelcome. You're not shooting at him ...
by CapnZapp
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Combat example
Replies: 119
Views: 3687

Re: Combat example

Does no one feel that the snowball thing (I assume this is a reference to how advantage and differences in skill ratings affect hitting, damage and avoiding getting hit, whilst also being self-perpetuating) helps make combat risky? My experience is that if the PCs don't take control of a situation ...
by CapnZapp
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Comparison with Zweihander
Replies: 28
Views: 1234

Re: Comparison with Zweihander

Zweihänder started out as a project by the fans for the fans. It was a collaborative effort What you say might once have been true but let's admit it would be misleading to characterize Zweihander as "by the fans for the fans" now. For quite some time there's only one person publishing it, only one...
by CapnZapp
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Income & Social Status - Silver/Gold Divide.
Replies: 16
Views: 557

Re: Income & Social Status - Silver/Gold Divide.

No edition of WFRP has ever had a functioning economy. The gold/solver/brass divide is a good idea - if you use it as a basis for role-playing, not if you're assuming counting actual coins will yield meaningful results. That is, if you use it as shorthand for a character's social strata to help play...
by CapnZapp
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Combat example
Replies: 119
Views: 3687

Re: Combat example

I would have loved to discuss WFRP4 in a frank unrestrained manner over at the main rpg forum on the net, but I have found that they're only interested in feel-good discussions and success stories, and that I would have only gotten myself a thread-ban (or worse) if I had called out WFRP4 as the stea...
by CapnZapp
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Errata Update
Replies: 36
Views: 3357

Re: Errata Update

The only errata i can find is here: https://diw2l4zrbsp3w.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/WFRP_Errata_28_Feb.pdf , which is version 1.1, which is, as far as i know, the latest version. I too had trouble finding it. It's on the 'Roleplay Game Resources' webpage here: https://www.cubicle7ga...
by CapnZapp
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Combat example
Replies: 119
Views: 3687

Re: Combat example

Orin J. wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:40 am
i don't see how this is remotely viable for a new group's GM.
It is not remotely viable full stop.
by CapnZapp
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Combat example
Replies: 119
Views: 3687

Re: Combat example

Those blog posts read as if a fan is just messing around with a system; far from thought-through experienced rules design. No surprise then how the book ended up the way it did. I definitely don't buy the "Lead designer (Dom) and Lead producer (Andy) do not agree" explanation. More like two enthusia...
by CapnZapp
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Comparison with Zweihander
Replies: 28
Views: 1234

Re: Comparison with Zweihander

Obviously the game is Warhammer with the serial numbers filed off. But calling it "theft" is ignorant and incorrect. The game has been published by a legitimate publisher; do you seriously think they would have gone ahead if they weren't confident they could hold off Games Workshop's attack lawyers?...
by CapnZapp
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Combat example
Replies: 119
Views: 3687

Re: Combat example

Graak wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:44 am

Capn, I really can't express how much I appreciate your suffering journey into 4th edition and your detailed, rationale analysis.
Thank you
by CapnZapp
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: WFRP 1st Edition
Topic: Endeavours from 4th ed
Replies: 10
Views: 2282

Re: Endeavours from 4th ed

Orin J. wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:50 pm
Um, isn't this just the system from warhammer quest?
No, not really.
by CapnZapp
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: My hopes and expectations for WFRP4 (repost)
Replies: 3
Views: 418

My hopes and expectations for WFRP4 (repost)

Just realized that while I posted this at StS I didn't transfer it here to WoC. (I did post it at rpg.net but since the moderation there makes it hard to discuss a game in anything else than a positive light, I hesitate to revisit that thread) At the time I write this, almost nothing is known (at le...
by CapnZapp
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Combat example
Replies: 119
Views: 3687

Re: Combat example

When my campaign draws to a close, the "houserule" my friend will use (handing over the GM baton) is called "going back to 2nd edition". Two years ago, we were quite done with 2E. In retrospect, unfortunately, 2E comes across as a highly-polished wonder of balance and quality. All 4E needed to do wa...
by CapnZapp
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Combat example
Replies: 119
Views: 3687

Re: Combat example

The developers of 4th Edition are amateurs. They have completely missed that when you take a fairly balanced core (2E) and then just up the numbers, you end up with an unbalanced mess. That is, in 4E it is all to common that an offensive stat completely overshadows a defensive stat. This goes for co...
by CapnZapp
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Resilience and Reslove??
Replies: 5
Views: 448

Re: Resilience and Reslove??

Hello, I will be running Wfrp 4e for the 1st time in the next 2 weeks. I have Been running games for decades just not Wfrp 4e. With that said I have played Dying of the Light using 4e and really like it, however Resilience and Resolve seem a bit to much for me. I get they serve a purpose but is tha...
by CapnZapp
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Combat example
Replies: 119
Views: 3687

Re: Combat example

CapnZapp "I could see if I could summarize one of the characters' stats, though, if that would be of interest?" Yes, I would love to see those "monsters" ;-) I'm always testing low-level stats, so that's why probably 4th edition with its mess, probably is ok-ish for me. But I didn't even consider 5...
by CapnZapp
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Combat example
Replies: 119
Views: 3687

Re: Combat example

Chuck wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:18 am
Google eh? Never heard of it.
Why can't I like posts? :)




PS. Srsly though, did you have any questions? Did you find the posts? (Otherwise I'm gonna assume you're good)
by CapnZapp
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Combat example
Replies: 119
Views: 3687

Re: Combat example

I hope you're not using the argument "The book's monsters are fine except when you go to extremes like Zapp has". No, I'm saying that having to increase a limited number of opponent stats is a perfectly normal part of rpging for any game line not D&D sized. There's nothing unusual about a GM going ...
by CapnZapp
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Combat example
Replies: 119
Views: 3687

Re: Combat example

Have you discussed Magic Points elsewhere? I’d be very interested in a whole post about this. Tried using your forum's search, got the reply that "magic" and "points" are "too common" words and excluded from the search. :lol: :roll: Maybe using google site search? Edit: yes, googling "magic points ...