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by Theo
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Enemy in Shadows: Thoughts and reactions
Replies: 50
Views: 10408

Enemy in Shadows: Thoughts and reactions

So Enemy in Shadows is finally here. I'm curious what other people think about it. To start things off, I'll repeat a few comments I made in a Facebook group: Some thoughts after a first quick read-through: In general, my first impressions are good and I will definitely be buying the Companion and t...
by Theo
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: The Enemy Within Remixed, Season 2: Death on the Reik (campaign report)
Replies: 44
Views: 11367

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

Season 2, Episode 12: Death on the Reik, Part XII - Skirmish at Dawn https://theenemywithinremixed.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/duelling-suns-mod.jpg?w=640 In which our friends fight off a Chaos warband sent by the mysterious Magister Magistri by the skin of their teeth, and beat a retreat from the ...
by Theo
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: WFRP 1st Edition
Topic: The logistics (and logic) of Castle Wittgenstein (
Replies: 8
Views: 2644

The logistics (and logic) of Castle Wittgenstein (

Some thoughts I’ve had while studying Death on the Reik in preparation for running my remix. Sorry for the wall of text. I do appreciate the fact that the final act of DotR, around Castle Wittgenstein, is meant to be surreal and run on a sort of nightmare logic rather than being realistic, but I fin...
by Theo
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Mainstream Media Inspirations
Replies: 23
Views: 5563

Re: Mainstream Media Inspirations

Not an exhaustive list by any means, just a few inspirations off the top of my head for my current campaign: Books The Monk by Matthew G. Lewis (admittedly from distant memory, haven't reread it in yonks) The Devil's Elixirs by E. T. A. Hoffmann (ditto - the definitive treatment of the doppelgänger ...
by Theo
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: The Enemy Within Remixed, Season 2: Death on the Reik (campaign report)
Replies: 44
Views: 11367

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

Season 2, Episode 11: Death on the Reik, Part XI - The Devil's Bowl https://theenemywithinremixed.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/djavulsgrytan.png?w=640 In which our friends travel into the Barren Hills, learn something of the fate of the Mórrslieb meteorite, and lay some unquiet dead to rest. GM's no...
by Theo
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: The Enemy Within Remixed, Season 2: Death on the Reik (campaign report)
Replies: 44
Views: 11367

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

Season 2, Episode 10: Death on the Reik, Part X - The Path to the Twin Falls https://theenemywithinremixed.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/river-ravine-e1567547214153.jpg?w=640 In which our friends, after some further enquiries, leave Kemperbad and wander east on the trail of Etelka Herzen. GM's notes ...
by Theo
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: The Enemy Within Remixed, Season 2: Death on the Reik (campaign report)
Replies: 44
Views: 11367

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

Next episode of the main campaign is up. Season 2, Episode 9: Death on the Reik, Part IX - A Lock of Hair https://theenemywithinremixed.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/wfrp-4e-city.jpg?w=640 In which the associates of Esther Lieberung get in touch with our friends once more, and things appear to be esca...
by Theo
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: The Enemy Within Remixed, Season 2: Death on the Reik (campaign report)
Replies: 44
Views: 11367

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

For the second half of the summer interlude, I recycled an early WFRP classic: Night of Blood by Jim Bambra, originally published in 1987 and recently reissued for 4th edition (I borrowed some of the art from the new version). Interlude: Aenlinn's Adventure, Part II - A Night of Blood https://theene...
by Theo
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: The Enemy Within Remixed, Season 2: Death on the Reik (campaign report)
Replies: 44
Views: 11367

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

During the summer break I got together with Aenlinn's player - who had missed a bunch of sessions in the spring due to having a baby - and a guest player and ran a short adventure about what happened to Aenlinn and her cousin, Käte the coachwoman, during her time away from the main party. The recap ...
by Theo
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Origins of the Gods.
Replies: 28
Views: 5085

Re: Origins of the Gods.

Regarding the Lovecraftian influence on Warhammer's Chaos, I'd say it's mostly indirect - by way of the Call of Cthulhu RPG, mostly. Shadows Over Bogenhafen, which became an extremely influential and tone-setting WFRP adventure- ...what? like, seriously, what? it bored everyone to tears whenever an...
by Theo
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Origins of the Gods.
Replies: 28
Views: 5085

Re: Origins of the Gods.

This blog post from last year is kind of interesting too. http://cavegirlgames.blogspot.com/2018/ ... orror.html
by Theo
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: Origins of the Gods.
Replies: 28
Views: 5085

Re: Origins of the Gods.

Regarding the Lovecraftian influence on Warhammer's Chaos, I'd say it's mostly indirect - by way of the Call of Cthulhu RPG, mostly. Shadows Over Bogenhafen, which became an extremely influential and tone-setting WFRP adventure, famously began with Bryan Ansell telling Graeme Davis to write a Call o...
by Theo
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: WFRP 4th Edition
Topic: The Enemy Within to come...
Replies: 41
Views: 8543

Re: The Enemy Within to come...

Re Bretonnia: the very brief writeup in the WFB 3rd edition rulebook suggested a late-Renaissance Bretonnia similar to what's described in 1E WFRP. Then, Warhammer Armies (still 3E WFB) gives us the first medieval Bretonnia - though it's still not Arthurian, but rather something like later Hundred Y...
by Theo
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: The Enemy Within Remixed, Season 2: Death on the Reik (campaign report)
Replies: 44
Views: 11367

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

Season 2, Episode 8: Death on the Reik, Part 8 - Onward to Kemperbad

In which our friends pursue Etelka Herzen north and learn some more of what they might be seeking.

Read the full recap here!
by Theo
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: The Enemy Within Remixed, Season 2: Death on the Reik (campaign report)
Replies: 44
Views: 11367

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

I finally finished updating the blog I've been working on to document the campaign. It contains the same recaps I've been posting here, plus some brief notes on the backgrounds and characters. From now on I'll be posting the recaps there and linking them from here. https://theenemywithinremixed.word...
by Theo
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Reworkings of The Oldenhaller Contract?
Replies: 9
Views: 2709

Re: Reworkings of The Oldenhaller Contract?

Thanks for helping out, everybody. In the end I decided to put together another scenario, but if I should return to The Oldenhaller Contract later on this will all be very helpful. :)
by Theo
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: The Enemy Within Remixed, Season 2: Death on the Reik (campaign report)
Replies: 44
Views: 11367

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

Season 2, Episode 7: The House of Herzen The second battle of Schwarzspitze Before the brigands could leave, there was another ruckus. Their leader Schneider was going to execute the wounded brigands that couldn’t be brought along (to preempt them selling him out to escape the gallows); Wernhart st...
by Theo
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Reworkings of The Oldenhaller Contract?
Replies: 9
Views: 2709

Re: Reworkings of The Oldenhaller Contract?

Thanks for the input, everyone. :) That other game conversion of the adventure https://grimandperilous.com/warhammer-fantasy-roleplay-conversion-the-oldenhaller-contract/ And if I have some time later I'll post some extra rants about the adventure flaws... Thanks. And I'm always interested in a good...
by Theo
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Reworkings of The Oldenhaller Contract?
Replies: 9
Views: 2709

Reworkings of The Oldenhaller Contract?

Over the summer break in my ongoing TEW campaign I'll be running a short side adventure for a player who was absent during much of the spring, as a "flashback" happening during her character's absence. I'm currently leaning towards basing its climax roughly on The Oldenhaller Contract. Now, I vaguel...
by Theo
Tue May 28, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: The Enemy Within Remixed, Season 2: Death on the Reik (campaign report)
Replies: 44
Views: 11367

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

Season 2, Session 6: The Battle of Schwarzspitze Most of this session was taken up by the fight with the brigands who were occupying Schwarzspitze (Black Peaks), the home of Etelka Herzen. As we picked up where we left off, the adventurers quickly tried to get their bearings. Apart from the woman f...