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by Theo
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: WFRP 2nd Edition
Topic: Roadwardens and pistols
Replies: 22
Views: 5986

Re: Roadwardens and pistols

Crossbows were used for hunting well into the 17th century, too.
by Theo
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: The Enemy Within Remixed, Season 2: Death on the Reik (campaign report)
Replies: 44
Views: 11375

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

Season 2, Episode 20: Death on the Reik, Part XX - Hideouts and Hidden Paths https://theenemywithinremixed.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/2.jpg?w=640 In which our friends make an alliance with the outlaws of Wittgendorf, go on a reconnaissance mission, make plans for a surprise attack on Castle Wittge...
by Theo
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Nurgle cults - what defines them?
Replies: 32
Views: 5160

Re: Nurgle cults - what defines them?

Zisse wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:36 am
What about the Tzeentchian cultists in TEW? Those trying to contact the PCs do not seem upper class to me.
Middle-class artisans/burghers, I took it.
by Theo
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Any canon examples of characters using both might and magic?
Replies: 26
Views: 4343

Re: Any canon examples of characters using both might and magic?

One of my PCs is actually a little like that, or could evolve in that direction. She's a fighter-type (ex-Soldier, ex-Bounty Hunter, presently Bodyguard) who also has an innate knack for mentally manipulating (especially heating) metal. For most of her life this power has been very weak in practice ...
by Theo
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: The Enemy Within Remixed, Season 2: Death on the Reik (campaign report)
Replies: 44
Views: 11375

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

Season 2, Episode 19: Death on the Reik, Part XIX - Fire on the Water https://theenemywithinremixed.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/ralswiek-2-retuscherad-e1584211951432.jpg In which our friends fight a boarding action against the Wittgenstein guards, accidentally set their barge on fire, and meet some...
by Theo
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: The Enemy Within Remixed, Season 2: Death on the Reik (campaign report)
Replies: 44
Views: 11375

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

I seem to remember vaguely that this illustration was once posted on the Strike-to-Stun forum by either Whymme or the author of Zweihander RPG. I might be mistaken, though. Update: Anthony Ragan succeeded where I failed and managed to trace the picture back to artist Jonas De Ro. I've updated the b...
by Theo
Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: The Enemy Within Remixed, Season 2: Death on the Reik (campaign report)
Replies: 44
Views: 11375

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

I seem to remember vaguely that this illustration was once posted on the Strike-to-Stun forum by either Whymme or the author of Zweihander RPG. I might be mistaken, though. It's appeared all over the internet. I haven't been able to trace down the original or the artist, hence the lack of credit. I...
by Theo
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: The Enemy Within Remixed, Season 2: Death on the Reik (campaign report)
Replies: 44
Views: 11375

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

Season 2, Episode 18: Death on the Reik, Part XVIII - Fear and Loathing in Wittgendorf https://theenemywithinremixed.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/dark-fantasy-wallpaper.jpg?w=640 In which our friends visit doctor Giraud, make some quite disturbing discoveries, and run into trouble with the castle ga...
by Theo
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:06 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)

I've got no more solid input at the moment, but this sounds like a cool setup indeed! Somehow - no doubt aided by the explicit Stranger Things reference - I'm getting an early Stephen King vibe from it.
by Theo
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: The Enemy Within Remixed, Season 2: Death on the Reik (campaign report)
Replies: 44
Views: 11375

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

So my players have finally anchored at scenic Wittgendorf. And it turns out Etelka Herzen is only Mostly Dead... Season 2, Episode 7: Death on the Reik, Part XVII - The Ghost Town https://theenemywithinremixed.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/natasha-tan-moon-emile-beguin-castle-wittgenstein.jpg?w=640 In...
by Theo
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: WFRP 2nd Edition
Topic: Roadwardens and pistols
Replies: 22
Views: 5986

Re: Roadwardens and pistols

Historically, as far as I can tell, the major advantage of the fairly primitive firearms of the 16th century vs. crossbows were that they were quite a bit simpler and cheaper to make and thus more suitable for mass production. They were probably a bit better at penetrating armour at close range but ...
by Theo
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Enemy In Shadows Companion Available
Replies: 48
Views: 7534

Re: Enemy In Shadows Companion Available

The werecats are a good point, and I did appreciate the transparency of that note. I suppose the harmonization thing will mostly be about the "big picture" elements.
by Theo
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Enemy In Shadows Companion Available
Replies: 48
Views: 7534

Re: Enemy In Shadows Companion Available

I've had a quick flick through of the companion and i'm quite pleased by what i've seen, not least the choice to keep things as they were originally intended or written (in at least one case) rather than keep up with some other more recent version of the Warhammer Fantasy universe. I think it bodes...
by Theo
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Enemy in Shadows: Thoughts and reactions
Replies: 50
Views: 10434

Re: Enemy in Shadows: Thoughts and reactions

I should have checked this before I posted. Thank you for keeping the fire of hope alight. Theo is, of course, right - but the signals are inspired by a famous photo of Aleister Crowley (possibly via Dean Stockwell's turn in the film of The Dunwich Horror ) so if you're looking for inspiration... T...
by Theo
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Enemy in Shadows: Thoughts and reactions
Replies: 50
Views: 10434

Re: Enemy in Shadows: Thoughts and reactions

There is one iconic thing that is missing: art of the silly contact gestures in Altdorf. I was looking forward to the way that would look in the WFRP 4 style. Now I'm a little disappointed. Luckily I have the original. That art originally appears in Death on the Reik . Presumably we'll see some rec...
by Theo
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: My hopes and expectations for WFRP4 (repost)
Replies: 3
Views: 989

Re: My hopes and expectations for WFRP4 (repost)

I'm not very familiar with 2E mechanics, so I'm curious: did 2E actually "tone down the importance of armor" compared to 1E? In 1E armour was almost useless while Toughness made a huge difference - hence the infamous "Naked Dwarf Syndrome". Did that get even worse in 2E?
by Theo
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: The Enemy Within Remixed, Season 2: Death on the Reik (campaign report)
Replies: 44
Views: 11375

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

FasterThanJesus wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:09 pm
I'm enjoying your write ups, but really loving your art picks.
Thank you. Finding good and fitting art is part of the fun (and the challenge). :)
by Theo
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: The Enemy Within Remixed, Season 2: Death on the Reik (campaign report)
Replies: 44
Views: 11375

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

Season 2, Episode 16: Death on the Reik, Part XVI - Midnight Showdown https://theenemywithinremixed.files.wordpress.com/2019/12/soumya-ranjan-2018-05-27-08-37-20-unity-5-5-0f3-personal-64bit-town-unity-level-design-45-pc-mac-linux-e1576366224743.jpg?w=640&h=292 In which the long hunt for Etelka Her...
by Theo
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Imperial Calendar
Replies: 30
Views: 5859

Re: Imperial Calendar

Using the Gregorian calendar is easier, but when used with already wrote campaign, need some rework -of the campaign, when they are long, in order to get it last less time, as you reduce a year of 400 days to a year of 365,2425 days. If you do not your Gregorian calendar, which is already disconnec...
by Theo
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: The Enemy Within Remixed, Season 2: Death on the Reik (campaign report)
Replies: 44
Views: 11375

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

Season 2, Episode 15: Death on the Reik, Part XV - My Dinner With Etelka https://theenemywithinremixed.files.wordpress.com/2019/12/medievalmodulartavern_promoa_1046x.progressive.png?w=640 In which our friends finally catch up with Etelka Herzen, and spend an awkward evening in her company. GM's not...