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Tamás Illés
"I challenge Destiny, yes, but I do not leap off cliffs."
"I challenge Destiny, yes, but I do not leap off cliffs."
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ZWEIHÄNDER Session #2: The Oldenhaller Contract
After the first session's mayhem I introduced some optional and house rules to speed things up. First, cannon fodder foes will follow the underling rules: they can't save action points for reactions, and after a serious or bleeding wound they will die or re...

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ZWEIHÄNDER Session #1: Night of Blood
We had our first ZWEIHÄNDER session on the 16th of September. I ran the classic module from White Dwarf and Apocrypha Now called Night of Blood for six players. Our protagonists were: Agonia Gimdinasdotr, a dwarf adherent of Valaya with a troubled past. Bli...

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Christmas in September
It feels so good to find a package on your office desk after an exhausting meeting! The long anticipated ZWEIHÄNDER rulebook has finally arrived, and it's just as magnificent as it was promised. It's heavy, sturdy, and beautiful. The tome happened to arrive...

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[Review] ZWEIHÄNDER Grim and Perilous RPG Part V: The End is Night
This is the final part of my ZWEIHÄNDER core book review. Similar to most other RPG rulebooks ZWEIHÄNDER leaves the Game Master's stuff to the back of the book, besides the appendices. Chapter 11: Game Mastery How the GM imagines himself before he starts pr...

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I love how the second paragraph explains my issues with introductory adventures and tutorials. It is way too often true about crpgs and mmorpgs too.

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[Review] ZWEIHÄNDER Grim and Perilous RPG Part IV: Battle Metal
After character creation it's time to proceed to the crunchy heart and soul of Warhammer games, and thus ZWEIHÄNDER too: killing things with steel and magic, and getting hurt by them. Chapter 8: Combat Your character on ZWEIHÄNDER. The combat system of the ...

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[Review] ZWEIHÄNDER Grim and Perilous RPG Part III: Bring Out Your Dead!
The time has come to go through the book, chapter by chapter! Or at least a part of it... Chapter I: Introduction This chapter is preceded by a novella and a designer's note. The introduction itself tells you everything you already know about RPGs and dark ...

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[Review] ZWEIHÄNDER Grim and Perilous RPG Part II: Beauty is in the Eye of Terror
"I will build a great, great wall on our  northern border, and I will make Chaos pay for that wall!" In the first part of the series I revealed my secret history with WFRP and ZWEIHÄNDER. This time the actual review begins. I'm going to look into the charac...

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[Review] ZWEIHÄNDER Grim and Perilous RPG Part I: My History With Hammers and Swords
What WFRP1e grognards will probably do  to me after the first paragraph. I have a confession to make. Some of you will find it shocking, even heresy. I am a huge fan of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, but I haven’t played or run the game for several years now. ...
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