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Jay Hafner
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Ever see a miniature so scary, you can't sleep at night after seeing it?  Nurgle's stuff... blegk!
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Clint Shulenski
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Favorite Sourcebook, Per Edition

First Edition, the choices are so good, but I have to go with Marienburg: Sold Down the River. It's so good, whenever I thumb through it, the ideas just percolate.

Second Edition, Sigmar's Heirs. Like M:SDtR, this book gets my creative juices flowing. For an "on the road" campaign, you can't go wrong armed with this gem. Honorable mention: Shades of the Empire. It's a great sourcebook and often overlooked.

Third Edition, nothing really stood out for me. Picking one, I'd go with "the Black Fire Pass" boxed set. Not as deep and well done as First Edition's Dwarfs: Stone and Steel, but I got some ideas from it.

My favorite overall is Marienburg: Sold Down the River. It just never fails to jazz my imagination.


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1st Edition: The Realm of Chaos books. Nothing beats them.

2nd Edition: The border princes book, who's name I can't remember, but it's got amazing tables useful in any fantasy game.

3rd Edition: Black Fire Pass - I could be biased here I have an All Dwarf Party.
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I was wandering if you could suggest me a scenario which focus on the begining of magic sorcerers, from differents colors. I own a lot of official WH books (1, 2 and 3rd edition, not all read yet) so don't hesitate to tel me the book's name ;)

I was thinking about something like a man who looks for new recruits for differents schools all around the empire (maybe to prevent them from falling in repurgator's hands). The aim is to make work together young recruits from potential differents school (before they join their own school and without any other career's help), like in the beginning of Harry Potter.

(Sorry for my english ;) )
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These two seem best:
Spires of Altdorf
The adventure in Realms of Sorcery
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Clint Shulenski
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Forking

As opposed to spooning. This is a design concept I used a good deal of way back in my 1E days of WFRP. Consequently, it works well for any system.

Sandbox. You start with that. Pick an area of the Empire to start in. I like to come up with three unrelated story hooks. Perhaps seemingly unrelated, or even completely unrelated.

I scratch out enough bare bones on each of the three ideas that I feel comfortable running any of the three on the fly. Travel scenarios work well for this as you can have planned encounters that are easily slipped into any of the three.

The idea is simple: the players decide which of the three "paths" they wish to take. Again travel works really well for this as you want them to physically be unable to pick more than one path. A fork in the road is literal and a bit on the nose, but works very well.

Fine, they pick "what's behind curtain number three", being forced to ignore one and two. Perhaps they deal well with the path they chose, perhaps not.

It doesn't matter because you, the GM, have worked out end results of what happens with each hook if the players do not get involved.

They learn of the repercussions of their not getting involved. These repercussions may not effect them directly, but perhaps they do.

As a sandbox, it illustrates that while they are heroes, it is impossible to save the world. It is a Grimm and Perilous place after all. You also get built in future adventures if they decide to try and play clean-up.

Force this same decision upon them a couple or three times, and you have years of stitching a campaign together. 
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the rule of three is how i gm
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Graeme Davis

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WFRP before Bogenhafen: some ancient Warhammer history. http://bit.ly/1sT13g3
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Excellent stuff. Thank you
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Clint Shulenski
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It's been a while since I've put much thought towards my favorite setting, so I will share a mini (?) campaign setup I've been toying with. This is inspired by another Google plus users idea for I believe a Shadowrun game:

The characters need to be "less than honest" folk for this one to work. Session one, while pulling off a routine heist, perhaps a stage coach robbery, the players come across a windfall finding of black powder. More black powder than they could ever use, and valuable on the market, but they must sell black market and they will need help, as this is a large amount. The kegs are marked with the symbols of Nuln. This is official stuff. Of course those that were selling it and those that were to receive it, want it back. Bounty Hunters are on their trail and someone sends a crackerjack Investigator after them, you know the type He/She always gets to the bottom of it.

Who were the intended recipients? And why is there a famed Witchhunter teaming up with the Investigator?

Very bare bones at this point and open for suggestions. 
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At least, two bunnies who aren't already related or married to him.  LOL
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Graeme Davis

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I'll be at Dropzone Games in Glen Burnie, MD on Sunday 26th. Hope to see lots of folks there! http://oldhammerinthenewworld.blogspot.com/2014/05/finally-we-have-our-day-in-new-world.html
Oldhammer In The New World Day! Bring Your Lead To Baltimore! Oldhammer Across The Pond! When?: October 25th-26 Where?: Dropzone Games in Glen Burnie Md. What?: North American Golden Gobbos, painting competition, Warband ...
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Clint Shulenski
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Does anyone know if FFG is discontinuing the POD's for WFRP3?
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Discontinuing development? Yes, they are no longer developing WFRP3.

Discontinuing printing ... Don't know, but if there is something you want I say get it as soon as you can as I wouldn't count on them printing them forever. 
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Ysarius Lyon

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Hello !

Do you know a web site where we can find a map with reference to books from 1, 2 or 3 edition of warhammer ?

For example : if you are looking for a informations about Ubersreik read "edge of the night" from WH3.

It could be useful to know where to look when you play in one area.

Thanks for advices ! ;)
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Check madalfred web site. A reference for wfrp map of v1 and v2.
http://www.madalfred.com/
I made some resource / links post on the wfrp2 communaute. Check it.
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Michael Linhardt
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Wrapping up The Gathering Storm this week. It's been a pretty good time... got almost 10 sessions of play out of it. Added a 5th player to the table against my better judgement but I think it will work out ok for the purposes of this group. What to run next? Looking at The Witches Song or Horror of Hugeldal as they travel from Stromdorf area to Ubersreik, where the Edge of Night and Mirror of Desire await them. I'll have to take some liberties with city location/geography but I've sadly only one player who's read up heavy on the lore and maps so no huge loss.
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+Charles Paradis I'm thinking that's the direction I'm headed. I have a zealot in the party that might enjoy that story quite a bit :)
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Liangcai Chen

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Hey guys, was wondering if anyone has made any accessories for tracking stress/fatigue/ wounds? I generally play in an open public area with my group, and I am looking to reduce the number of tokens flying around the table at any one time. 

Was thinking of creating a 3 dial tracker where my players can just rotate them to indicate their stress and fatigue points. What do you guys think?
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Dry erase board and markers, next step laminated character sheet. 
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Clint Shulenski
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I'm itching to run with WFRP3, again. It's looking like my professional life might very well iron out so I have one of those mythical things I've heard about for years called a schedule! (Trust me, this is big news).

My dilemma: real time or VTT?

VTT has advantages: the last VTT group I ran with, with various time zones, 11AM on a Saturday morning worked best for the group. For me, this was awesome. I could sleep in, or get up a bit late, grab a beverage and log on (I may or may not have worn pants). We would play for three hours or so, and I had the rest of my Saturday. Scheduling can of course be a disadvantage as well.

The tokens, bits and bobs actually work well on VTT. It takes preparation (at first, tons, but it evens out once the ground work is laid). I was afraid that WFRP 3 on VTT would lack the visual appeal of the game. Not so.

The group I played with, three of them I know well (+Gregor R, +Joseph Begay and +Rob Heath) and all three of them are more than capable of taking over the GM mantel, if I want a bit of a break.

But then there is real time.

With all the advantages that VTT offers, it still just ain't the same.

Dreams, at this point. The new position isn't firmed up yet, but I hope that I MUST solve this dilemma soon, as I need some WFRP in my game life. 
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You can do a lot with a mapless splash screen. I recall seeing a maptool screen for cthulhu that wa simply a tavern tabletop witb some clues on top. the gm would add stuff to keep the players on task during npc interactions.

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Given the current WFB 9th Edition rumours... will there ever be a WFRP 4th Edition?
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My thoughts are the same. A few great scenarios, fan made, whatever, and I'm good. 
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New blog post: A Warhammer 40K monster appears in WFRP. http://bit.ly/1usq2Zk
There was a miniature painting contest at Oldhammer 2014, and one of the winners was a beautifully painted Ambull miniature. That brought back some memories, and a recent Facebook post in the Oldha...
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Michael Linhardt
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FFG are doing their Year-End Clearance sale again. If you're looking to complete or augment your 3e collection this is the time to do it. 
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The 40K line is also there for those interested in those as well.
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Gnomevember blog post: Gnomes in Warhammer and WFRP. Appropriately, it's a rather short article. http://graemedavis.wordpress.com/2014/11/13/gnomevember/
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Matthew Caulder

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Does WFRP really only support 4 players? What's the limiting factor? I'm looking to do a campaign with five and I haven't found anything that says it couldn't work.
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Indeed, the real limit is the number of (basic action) cards you own and maybe the place on your table ;)
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Tower of Screaming Death: a lost #Warhammer solo game from the 80s. http://bit.ly/1vRkg7e
Posted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:42 pm Post subject: The Tower of Screaming Death, Reply with quote. Gideon asked me about this, so here's what little I remember. The Tower of Screaming Death was a Warhammer solo boardgame in which you played a band of Orcs exploring a wizard's tower and coming across ...
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Cool, thanks for sharing!
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The early development of the #Warhammer world from @Strike_To_Stun: http://bit.ly/1Eu9qI9
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Hi everyone. I just read that 3rd ed had been discontinued. I'm one of the grey beards who never moved on from 1st ed. I've been looking at all the pretty stuff for 3rd ed and been thinking I has to check it out some day. 

Since I still haven't, I maybe never will. But, do anyone here ever tried to use the campaign material from 3rd ed with the old rules? I've read that TEW was published for 3rd ed, and that it is quite different from the old one. How does it stack up to the old classic? Can it be run with 1st ed rules, or combined together somehow?

I asked this in the community for 1st ed as well, and while some people was as interested as me in the answer, nobody had any answer so I thought maybe I should ask here instead.
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Well, we all saw this coming. I have a nearly complete library of 1st, 2nd and 3rd edition material to include a pretty good stack of Warpstone Magazines. WFRP will always live for me
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