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by Orin J.
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Combat example
Replies: 119
Views: 15762

Re: Combat example

i'm fully expecting the GM book to mostly be fluff about considering the PCs better ad a few tables for random plot seeds. Are we expecting a GM book? Sorry, I don't keep up with the news and wasn't expecting one (1e and 2e didn't i believe, and 3e maybe?) the rumor is they're making a GM-focused b...
by Orin J.
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Wanna help me design my next WFPR campaign? (edition agnostic)
Replies: 38
Views: 7034

Re: Wanna help me design my next WFPR campaign? (edition agnostic)

as far as tips, i guess i have a few. 1: keep your distance. i know that it's tempting to have them in everything and let the players get to know all the cool ideas you have for them, but the main point of the fimir as far as setting development is people don't really believe they exist and they LIK...
by Orin J.
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: WFRP 2nd Edition
Topic: Roadwardens and pistols
Replies: 22
Views: 5985

Re: Roadwardens and pistols

Reading this thread I have started thinking about lowering the prices of firearms. I have explained the high cost of firearms by them using a wheellock mechanism, and that being new and complex, with only a few manufacturers (e.g., Dwarf shops in Nuln) being able to produce those. So high demand + ...
by Orin J.
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Wanna help me design my next WFPR campaign? (edition agnostic)
Replies: 38
Views: 7034

Re: Wanna help me design my next WFPR campaign? (edition agnostic)

Angelman wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:10 am
Question: Have anyone ever used fimir in any extensive way (i.e. as part of the plot, rather than just for random encounters and the like); excluding The Dying of the Light campaign?
yeah, both as antagonists and allies. they're something of a fallback for me with WFRP. why d'you ask?
by Orin J.
Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: One week to flesh out a new adventure ...
Replies: 11
Views: 2185

Re: One week to flesh out a new adventure ...

...why would the children bother with overthrowing their parents if they stand to inheret the whole shebang to begin with and could just murder them for khaine?
by Orin J.
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Combat example
Replies: 119
Views: 15762

Re: Combat example

Have you considered, maybe, possibly, with the slimmest of chances, that some people, not all mind you, but certainly some, actually like WFRP4? Fiddly bits and all. you can find adherents to every game system, if you look hard enough (there's still people playing first edition dungeons and dragons...
by Orin J.
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Wanna help me design my next WFPR campaign? (edition agnostic)
Replies: 38
Views: 7034

Re: Wanna help me design my next WFPR campaign? (edition agnostic)

Thanks guy. This makes everything much easier :-) So, how about those Fimirs? My PCs will likely run into those guys in Act 2, and I wonder, what are some fun and interesting things to do with fimirs? Apart from orchestrating some kick-butt combat encounters? I've barely ever used them, and not sin...
by Orin J.
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: WFRP 3rd Edition
Topic: Dice Mapping
Replies: 7
Views: 1957

Re: Dice Mapping

i found this dice roller program online, which seems to list the facings of the various dice if you hover over the names: http://brokentome.com/tools/DiceRoller.aspx That done, i am not able to vouch for the accuracy of the programs information and hope you're able to corroborate it before you go ah...
by Orin J.
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Combat example
Replies: 119
Views: 15762

Re: Combat example

Andy Law just posted an article on his own blog where he shows how to build NPC´s (an Orc): https://lawhammer.blogspot.com/2020/02/lets-build-some-wfrp-orcs.html?fbclid=IwAR0ylfh0dAPrgxe7j_K_lf8Tdu-fZU8bxngkrlRJWtmJ7qg0SdlU21y5qR4 I think it speaks volumes that you have to do all the work of adding...
by Orin J.
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Fan-made Material
Topic: Will the real Purple Hand please stand up?
Replies: 2
Views: 1242

Re: Will the real Purple Hand please stand up?

i'd honestly handle the "after everybody else has left or is dead" by making the twist a "two-parter". the mystery of where the extra person comes from goes largely unsolved during the first adventure so the group feels unsatisfied, then the next adventure has the "extra man" happen to turn up somew...
by Orin J.
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Combat example
Replies: 119
Views: 15762

Re: Combat example

Still, it irks me after more than 25 years of GMing, that brand new RPG systems have such hard to grasp rules in them. It is as if the authors have no idea how their rules should work in a de facto roleplaying session. It is so theoretical at times it hurts, especially as it seems to have taken som...
by Orin J.
Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Rights to previous editions?
Replies: 8
Views: 1346

Re: Rights to previous editions?

i think they mostly just have to focus their staff on making material for the current edition and don't want to have to compete with older editions too much (and i admit, both myself and the other local WFRP players have been guiding new players to older editions for their first forays into the old ...
by Orin J.
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Roadwarden (a PC game)
Replies: 2
Views: 1428

Re: Roadwarden (a PC game)

haven't seen a text-based game in some time. i wish them the best, but expect shenanigans.
by Orin J.
Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Combat example
Replies: 119
Views: 15762

Re: Combat example

And that new players are important - mere fanservice doesn't actually keep the industry alive. And I learned. And I stopped complaining about the text clearly designed to help new players (or in your example case, GMs) figure out how to get into the role-playing mindset. i've taught probably hundre...
by Orin J.
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Combat example
Replies: 119
Views: 15762

Re: Combat example

I suppose in this day and age even if you buy the rulebook in a bricks and mortar store the next thing you do is hit up the internet to see what else is available. Yep. And I think this also figures into the '...for space reasons' problem too. The ability to provide supplementary material on-line p...
by Orin J.
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: WFRP 2nd Edition
Topic: Roadwardens and pistols
Replies: 22
Views: 5985

Re: Roadwardens and pistols

i'm pretty sure the reason is because pistols can be used one-handed and carried easily, so roadwardens can draw up ahd be ready to shoot without having to get out and steady a big two-handed crossbow. besides, maybe they don't own them? what if it's supplied by the state and they're expected to pay...
by Orin J.
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Combat example
Replies: 119
Views: 15762

Re: Combat example

Just to add my 2 cents. I see no problem concerning snowball effect. 90% of the time is taking the player's side and the rest 10% the players have several options to change it. The way I say it, most important thing is the player's narrative and the game is spot-on on this, along with some serious ...
by Orin J.
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Combat example
Replies: 119
Views: 15762

Re: Combat example

Just to add my 2 cents. I see no problem concerning snowball effect. 90% of the time is taking the player's side and the rest 10% the players have several options to change it. The way I say it, most important thing is the player's narrative and the game is spot-on on this, along with some serious ...
by Orin J.
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Adapting 40K scenarios/campaigns to WFRP
Replies: 2
Views: 1254

Re: Adapting 40K scenarios/campaigns to WFRP

40k is wildly hyperbolic compared to fantasy, you can't really translate 40k reasoning over to fantasy and have it make any sense. if you wanted to cross something over you'd be better off asking about them specifically to find out if there's anything that can be salvaged than floating it as a vauge...
by Orin J.
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Combat example
Replies: 119
Views: 15762

Re: Combat example

Oh I am not sure I am the one that really wants to pick a fight^^ I am quite happy overall with the game.And I am not trolling other systems forums explaining why they are bad. Having done my share of fighting with orc costume and latex swords I find the combat rules realistic with the added realis...