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by Theo
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Imperial Calendar
Replies: 12
Views: 1034

Re: Imperial Calendar

I have to admit I just skip the Imperial calendar completely and go with the regular Gregorian calendar (adding in the various Holidays at appropriate times). Even discounting the issues mentioned in the OP, I'm too old to be arsed with remembering made-up names for weekdays and months. They also, I...
by Theo
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Enemy In Shadows Companion Available
Replies: 29
Views: 1274

Re: Enemy In Shadows Companion Available

IIRC the story with Cicatrice and the Mecklenbergs, "Ignorant Armies" (by Kim Newman alias Jack Yeovil), is really old. And lots of stuff in Newman's stories (much of Drachenfels, indeed) is incompatible with later Warhammer canon.
by Theo
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Enemy In Shadows Companion Available
Replies: 29
Views: 1274

Re: Enemy In Shadows Companion Available

Such condition of being 25 years old might explain why Karl France would had been crowned emperor in 2502 I.C. (the year of his 25th birthday) while his father, Luitpold (also called Ferrand, in Letters from Sylvania ), is said by Warhammer Novels to had passed away in 2491 I.C. (which imply an int...
by Theo
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: The world's oldest RPG in the old World
Replies: 8
Views: 521

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

I can't see how it would be Chainmail no matter how you count. Chainmail was not an RPG but a miniatures ruleset. Now, admittedly, the first edition of D&D didn't bill itself as a role-playing game either (and indeed mentions almost nothing about role-playing). The term seems first to have appeared ...
by Theo
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Enemy In Shadows Companion Available
Replies: 29
Views: 1274

Re: Enemy In Shadows Companion Available

A couple initial impressions after skimming it: - I was pleasantly surprised to see that the description of the Empire and its various states and provinces, while modified, was definitely based on the 1E descriptions from the original TEW rather than the 2E and later WFB ones. So Middenheim is assoc...
by Theo
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: WFRP 2nd Edition
Topic: Looking for really dark adventure
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Re: Looking for really dark adventure

There are some quite nasty adventures for the OSR game Lamentations of the Flame Princess , several of them ostensibly set in 17th century Europe so easy to reskin for WFRP. For example: Forgive Us - a band of thieves steal the wrong treasure and unleash a magical disease causing horrible mutations....
by Theo
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: WFRP 2nd Edition
Topic: Dogs of War: WFRP Weapons vs WFB Weapons
Replies: 14
Views: 596

Re: Dogs of War: WFRP Weapons vs WFB Weapons

Another thing to consider, regarding different damage / wound levels etc, is the different scale. A single combat roll in WFB, unlike WFRP, doesn't mean a single blow but fighting over a longer time. A whole WFRP combat would probably take place within one combat turn in WFB. So I wouldn't sweat try...
by Theo
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Roughs Nights and Hard Days Impressions/Review
Replies: 16
Views: 833

Re: Roughs Nights and Hard Days Impressions/Review

Unless it's a new adventure using the same name then 'A Night at the Opera' is not new. It was first published in 'Adventures Unlimited' magazine no.3 in 1995 and as i recall had stats for various RPG systems, including first edition WFRP. It was then republished for second edition WFRP. Interestin...
by Theo
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Roughs Nights and Hard Days Impressions/Review
Replies: 16
Views: 833

Re: Roughs Nights and Hard Days Impressions/Review

From the foreword of the book, only the Three Feathers is an old scenario, I beleive the others are new and added as a continuation of the Three Feathers. In fact only "A Day at the Trials" and "A Night at the Opera" are brand new. "Nastassia's Wedding" is a slight reworking of a 1E adventure (orig...
by Theo
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Warhammer Old World, a.k.a. WFB returns.
Replies: 17
Views: 694

Re: Warhammer Old World, a.k.a. WFB returns.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpnLjwOn5tg&feature=youtu.be https://www.warhammer-community.com/2019/11/15/old-world-new-warhammer/ I'm concerned about what this might mean for WFRP products, and for the tone of the Old World in general. I was hoping that WFRP products, whether unofficial or offic...
by Theo
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: The Enemy Within Remixed, Season 2: Death on the Reik (campaign report)
Replies: 27
Views: 3103

Re: The Enemy Within Remixed, Season 2: Death on the Reik (campaign report)

totsuzenheni wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:00 am
Where's that picture from?
The Festival of the Middle Ages by one Taehoon Kang.
by Theo
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: The Enemy Within Remixed, Season 2: Death on the Reik (campaign report)
Replies: 27
Views: 3103

Re: The Enemy Within Remixed, Season 2: Death on the Reik (campaign report)

New episode up - a much meatier one than last time. Season 2, Episode 14: Death on the Reik, Part XIV - Midsummer Madness https://theenemywithinremixed.files.wordpress.com/2019/11/tae-hoon-kang-the-festival-of-the-middle-ages.jpg?w=640 In which a close encounter with the Hand at Sonnstill brings del...
by Theo
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: The world's oldest RPG in the old World
Replies: 8
Views: 521

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

This blog chronicles a campaign that's basically the early parts of The Enemy Within run with modified D&D rules (I think 5E, but can't be sure): The Dark Beneath (They have some house rules posted here .) This version notably beefs up the combat encounters - lots more and tougher monsters - which I...
by Theo
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Warhammer Inktober Pics
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: Warhammer Inktober Pics

Nice work! :)
by Theo
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: The Enemy Within Remixed, Season 2: Death on the Reik (campaign report)
Replies: 27
Views: 3103

Re: The Enemy Within Remixed, Season 2: Death on the Reik (campaign report)

I've spent the last few weeks reading your blog after meaning to get round to it for a while, and finally got caught up yesterday. Really enjoying the session reports, and I like your version of the Warhammer world a lot. Sounds like you're all having a lot of fun with the campaign! Thank you! I'm ...
by Theo
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: The Enemy Within Remixed, Season 2: Death on the Reik (campaign report)
Replies: 27
Views: 3103

Re: The Enemy Within Remixed, Season 2: Death on the Reik (campaign report)

Season 2, Episode 13: Death on the Reik, Part XIII - Going Back

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In which our friends return to Unterbaum, meet up with Said and sail back towards Kemperbad.
by Theo
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Enemy Within Rewards for nonhumans.
Replies: 7
Views: 499

Re: Enemy Within Rewards for nonhumans.

Maybe they could be in a position to request political concessions in favour of their people rather than a personal reward? That might be interesting (and quite possibly spark new conflicts).
by Theo
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Enemy in Shadows: Thoughts and reactions
Replies: 42
Views: 2796

Re: Enemy in Shadows: Thoughts and reactions

Whatever your approach on exact dates, it's only fair that the adventure should communicate clearly to the reader/GM what is and isn't important. In Shadows, for instance, IIRC the only important date is the start of the Schaffenfest, which the PCs will learn about from a printed flyer. If the GM wa...
by Theo
Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Enemy in Shadows: Thoughts and reactions
Replies: 42
Views: 2796

Re: Enemy in Shadows: Thoughts and reactions

Another reflection I've had since posting my first thoughts: This new version seems clearly aimed at harmonizing the old TEW, originally written for a partially quite different setting, with the later developments of the Warhammer lore. (In hindsight this shouldn't be surprising at all - it fits per...