Friday, 27 January 2017

Third time's a charm! It's Cubicle 7

Sleuth EN World user TeichDragon noticed that the distributor for WFRPv2 products on DriveThruRPG is listed as Cubicle7. So it seems that the license landed at Cubicle7.

I don't know much about the company, but the latest RPG product I bought was the Adventures in Middle-Earth Player's Guide, which seems solid to me. They use Ralph Horsley as an illustrator for covers, and he has done fabulous WFRP illustrations before. And T.S. Luikart is a part of Cubicle7, and he has worked on WFRPv2.

There is a thread about this on the Cubicle7 forums, but there has been no comment yet from the company ... not even a denial. Suspect! Or a confirmation of sorts, if you interpret it that way.

/Magnus

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Another part of the rumour of WFRP reborn!

Today I found another piece of the puzzle that is WFRP reborn. The producers of Zweihänder claims more knowledge!

An European publisher, speculated to be Modiphius. That sounds like it could be true. Asmodee is mentioned, as is Cubicle 7. Both those companies have earlier connections to WFRP.

Modiphius would be cool, since they did the 3rd edition of Mutant Chronicles, a game I co-wrote and co-created all those years ago. I'd love to see a MC style kickstarter.

Click here to read more!

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Rumours of a new edition

In a thread on RPG.net WFRP fan writer extra-ordinaire Robin Low asked for any rumours about a new edition of our favourite game. Of interest is one poster who claimed to have heard that the license has been aquired by a company and that an announcement is planned.

Fantastic rumour! But given that the source is an anonymous user that has only 36 posts on RPG.net, I am loathe to get my hopes up. But nevertheless, baseless speculation follows!

Further investigation reveals the poster to be an illustrator who has done some work for Robert Schwalb, of WFRPv2 fame and infamy. Maybe he has passed on some info heard from his contacts?

So given Schwalb's connection with WFRPv2 via Green Ronin, could the WFRP license have ended up at said company, now as a full licensee and not a production house for Black Library? Sure it could be true. Chris Pramas loves WFRP as far as I can tell, and could roll the game back to v2 rules without much effort or loss of gamer cred.

And if I would guess at an existing company picking up WFRP Green Ronin would be right up there with Modiphius. As a matter of fact, those are the only two alternatives I would feel comfortable with doing a new/updated WFRP.

The more probable guess is that this rumour is false. But one can always hope!

Saturday, 17 May 2014

WFRP: Bergsburg is back

One of the more impressive fan projects for any game, any edition, has been the Bergsburg Project. It is, fittingly enough, a collection of information describing the city of Bergsburg, located somewhere in the Empire.

The existence of Bergsburg in GW canon has been a bit on and off, and as a tribute to this (at least I think it's a tribute) the Bergsburg Project has also been a bit on and off over the years. Up until recently this status has been "off".

But fear not, dear Bergsburg fan! Some person known to me only as the Snotling has revived the city. What foul greenskin magics the Snotling might have used to achieve this feat is unbeknownst to me and the with hunters of the empire, but the result is magnificient.

Bergsburg lives again!

So as a massive fan of city based adventures I heartily endorse this action, be it heresy in the eyes of the Games Workshop gods or not!

Thanks to The Snotling Foundation.

/Magnus

Sunday, 11 May 2014

WFRP: A more beautiful Altdorf

Today I stumbled across a post at Strike-to-Stun that showcased another take at Altdorf. It is the user gyldernstern that has started work on a map with a different look than the iAltdorf map I produce.

Click here to see the post!

Click here to see an example of the map.

I think this looks fantastic! It is an inspiration to me that gyldernstern finds use of my map. And I completely agree with his analysis of my creation. I scattered buildings on a whim and they don't really give a realistic impression of the city. Too much needless detail.

So the style he has adopted seems superior to me. It shows the blocks and inner courtyards which leaves a lot of leeway for the Game Master to place locations. I have sometimes been hindered by the detail of my map, and a bit more abstraction works better.

Alas, I will probably not be able to redraw my own map to the style presented by gyldernstern, even though I think it is superior. So I fully endorse his project and hope that he manages to find time and energy to complete it!

And gyldernstern, if you have any need for my source files, just drop me a line.

/Magnus

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

WFRP: Kalevala Hammer moves to proper domain!

One of the most premier WFRP fan sites on the web, Kalevala Hammer, has moved to its own domain. You can find rules, maps, timelines and a lot more at:

www.kalevalahammer.com

So adjust your bookmarks and head to Jack Days' hangout on the web.

/Magnus

Saturday, 23 November 2013

WFRP: Help wanted (21)

"My Anton is missing! He hasn't been home for a week, and his mother is sick and needs his care. He went to work for The Fish at the dockside but now he's gone! Please, anyone, can anyone help!"

 - A distraught young woman pleading for help in the Drecksack Bezirk.
 
Will the player characters respond to the call for help? Anna Shipulin and Anton Trotter is supposed to be married as soon as Anton earns enough money for them to move from Drecksack to Sindelfingen district. But now he is gone! Anton has a penchant for get rich quick schemes, but he invariably fails and ends up with nothing but dreams of a better life for him, his fiance and his crippled mother. But how will the players react? There's not much money in a mission like this ... unless Anton's disappearance is a part of a much greater enigma!

Go here to download the complete iAltdorf map!

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