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Just in case someone in this community hasn't heard the news. I, for one, would like some PODs.

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Overrun with Elves Our second online campaign reaches its 50th sitting.
GM: +Timothy Stone

Characters
Vaervenshyael - Female Elf Assassin (me)
Tankred - Human Artisan/Mercenary/Champion (+Douglas Pierce)
Wilhelm - Human Pistoleer/Engineer/??? (+Thomas Blackwell)
Doctor Johann - Human Physician (+ChappyMcSlappy)

The party finally returned to Mathildeburg, the home of Imultrud, and the northern-most ally of Padua-Upon-Avon. Due to limited ration and drink on the trail, Wilhelm [1] and Vaervenshyael [2] were compelled to head straight to the Drunken Donkey tavern for some much needed sustenance.

At the tavern, a barmaid "helpfully" reminded Vaervenshyael that the place offered baths. It seemed weeks on the trail from Barak Varr had left a noticeable stink on the party. Vaervenshyael dismissed the suggestion until she had gotten a suitable dinner. "And, if I remember correctly, this town was covered in rats when we were here last[3], so I'm not sure anyone here should be talking to ME about hygiene."

A local rat-catcher (and his small but vicious dog) took exception to Vaervenshyael's statement. He came over to her table and demanded apologies for the comment. He was told to sit down and leave her alone. He would not be swayed to do so by any amount of offhand, disinterested commands. Vaervenshyael drained her cup of ale, punched the rat-catcher in the gut with her mug, and then broke the mug on his back while he was doubled over [4].

He was able to come to enough to dodge her next blow, causing Vaervenyshyael to punch a support beam behind him. He then sicced his dog on the elf and drew his knives.

Once the dog latched on to Vaervenshyael's ankle, and rat-catcher drew his weapons, the elf responded in earnest. She quick-drew her rapier and main gauche, and she attacked the rat-catcher with a flurry of attacks. He went down in short order with a mangled left shoulder and arm and a cut through his jaw. Death from shock and blood loss came a moment later.

The dog had been distracted (aka shot) by Wilhelm in the meanwhile. While the dog tried to get its vicious teeth into the Engineer, Vaervenshyael skewered the small beast on her rapier. She then turned to the barkeep, who had not yet delivered her ordered meal, and asked if he could cook the dog for her. The man ordered her out of the tavern.

Vaervenshyael growled and chased the man into his kitchen. The barkeep stopped to pick up 2 frying pans, but slowly backed out the rear entrance of the establishment. Vaervenshyael grabbed a chicken leg, skewered some half-cooked potatoes, and waited for the rest of the party to arrive...as they inevitably would. The doctor would want to take a look at her ankle and Tankred would be sorry he missed a good fight.

[1] Terrible Thirstings insanity
[2] She is transporting a power stone which causes the holder to be gluttonous.
[3] See session 39
[4] Host of Fiends: Aspect of Khorne insanity

Samwell Tarley's story in HBO's Game of Thrones Season 7 opening is the story of every Verenan initiate in a library somewhere in the Old World. 

Random idea for an adventure seed lifted from the "Dangerous Knowledge" flavor text on p.29 of the core book:

"Don't you worry about that," the old man said, rubbing his tattooed hands together, "I'm sure we can work something out."

The deal is that there is a ritual that the old man wants performed (either in the book or elsewhere) that grants some power or boon, but at a cost to the caster. The old man has performed it several times over the years, but is afraid he can't take the strain of another casting.

So, just like Hank Pym recruiting Scott Lang in Ant-Man, he will give the scholar the book. In exchange, he will perform the ritual for the old man's benefit, taking on the cost of casting it (and gaining corruption in the process).

Does anyone have a conversion guide for WFRPG 1e to 2e or vice versa? I have a lot of WHFRPG 1e stuff (including a few issues of Warpstone) but I only have the core book in print; though I do have PDFs of WHFRPG 2e. There is stuff in the 1e that I'd want to convert to 2e if I end up running it. 

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Some reflections from a new WFRP GM...

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Mass Combat
GM: +Timothy Stone

Characters
Vaervenshyael - Female Elf Assassin (me)
Tankred - Human Artisan/Mercenary/Champion (+Douglas Pierce)
Wilhelm - Human Pistoleer/Engineer/??? (+Thomas Blackwell)
Doctor Johann - Human Physician (+ChappyMcSlappy)

Does the party help the dwarves defend the bridge from the oncoming orc contingent? Does the party rush to get as far south as possible before the orcs reach the river? The options are taken out of the party's hand as the orcs arrive while the party discusses options.

The orcs arrive with a couple stone trolls hauling ballistae. Homebrew mass battle rules are initiated.

Vaervenshyael spends the first segment of combat on the edge of battle, trying to deftly take on 1-2 orcs at a time only. This strategy does not work, and she is wounded to almost half her full health total. The Fiend takes over.

The next segment, she skewers goblins, opens the guts of orcs, and cuts down a few members of the head orc's bodyguards. Wilhelm leads the missile attacks, taking out orc and driving off trolls. Tankred continues a battle full of carnage, rushes in, and takes out the lead orc. The oncoming host is defeated.

The mass combat rules definitely negate the personal aspect of a character in an RPG, but makes for an interesting diversion. Plus, you can take the mass results and make a bit of a narrative as above.


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Recap of our one-shot WFRP 2e première. Beware of spoilers!

New question for the WFRP sages:
How does insanity work? I think that the rules are a bit vague on the subject. I get that you can gain Insanity points from magic or terror. But when does it lead to a WP test? The core book mentions that 6 IP and over would render a WP test, but that seems quite random. Can anybody explain? Where does the 6 IP come from?

Question for the WFRP sages:

Does WFRP elves sleep? I've heard someone say that they just meditate?
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