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Sunday, May 26, 2019

Warhammer Fantasy Role-play 4e - First Look


This past Friday I was at the Complete Strategist on 33rd Street in Manhattan with JoeTheLawyer and my wife Rach. On a shelf near the Pathfinder books I saw a lone copy of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 4e, the new edition from Cubicle 7.

I've heard good things about the latest edition, and it wasn't long before i grabbed it in my greasy paws. 60 bucks (plus tax) later and it was mine. I must say, I am impressed.

Physically, it is a beauty to behold. The art simply screams Warhammer, and although it steps away from the black and white art that I've always felt was iconic of WFRP 1e, the color art does a fine job on its own.


Character generation detail is superb. What I really like is that 4e encourages "roll in order" and "take what is rolled" by offering bonus XP for doing so, but still allowing players that are unhappy with what is rolled some further choice.

Ambitions are personal and / or party goals that can be minor or major. Accomplishing such offers bonus XP.

Player Character races are well detailed and have some nice details about the races opinions of each other.

Just started reading the classes. I really want to run this.

WFRP 4e is available on Amazon for 47.44 (ships Prime) - and yes, this is an affiliate link.

More as I dig further...






2 comments:

  1. I want to run it as well, but sadly my group of players balk at anything that has random roll to it in character creation. With the exception of the initial statistics. I have tried for damn near 11 years to break some of them from this habit but its just a generational thing I think. Those who started in the years of pathfinder/3.5 have little love for random rolls as was the custom in the days I cut my teeth on gaming. The book is gorgeous and very well done layout wise!

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    1. In WFRP IV ed you can choose any option you want. Random rolling is for people who want to earn some free XP at the character creation.

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