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Anyone Fancy a Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 2nd Ed game?

AtticusMaximusAtticusMaximus Posts: 20Registered Users
edited March 2016 in General Discussion
Hey Guys
With all the hype going about with the upcoming release of TW:W, I think its an excellent chance to jump back into this world with some good'ol fashioned pen and paper roleplaying! In other words I found my old copy of 2nd edition and fancy dusting off the pages :smiley:
Just probing for interest right now. Any questions about the game or genuine interest in starting up a campaign pop a post below and we can discuss it some more.
Thanks,
Atticus Maximus
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  • krunshkrunsh Senior Member Posts: 3,606Registered Users
    Sure!

    I played it only once (Meaning a few sessions). I forget the rules, but I still play Warhammer to this day and know the setting fairly well. I'm also an avid Roleplayer, though usually in settings such as World of Darkness.

    Count me in if this happens :)
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  • ZilongZilong Junior Member Posts: 420Registered Users
    edited March 2016
    I always thought GW kinda undersold the roleplaying game. Probably because you didn't have to buy as many miniature for it. It sure seems like it would be interesting to play in this setting and meet some of the iconic character (and probably get eaten/smashed by them).

    I've never actually read the rules. I wonder how it compares to d&d 3.5, pathfinder, and now 5e.

    Though, now that I think about it, warhammer would be a great candidate for conversion into 5e.
  • AtticusMaximusAtticusMaximus Posts: 20Registered Users
    Zilong said:

    I always thought GW kinda undersold the roleplaying game. Probably because you didn't have to buy as many miniature for it. It sure seems like it would be interesting to play in this setting and meet some of the iconic character (and probably get eaten/smashed by them).

    There is actually a reason for this! After the first edition (which was released in 1985 by whatever the GW owned publisher was called at that time.) they passed the licence onto independent publishers. In the case of second edition it was a Canadian company called Green Ronin. In the case of the short lived and overly complicated third edition it was passed onto Fantasy Flight Games. So my thought process behind them not really advertising it and talking about it, is down to the fact they didn't have anything to do with the creation of the game.
    But yes, you're right, its incredibly interesting when an Ork's choppa in-beds its self into your beloved character's face. :disappointed:
  • AtticusMaximusAtticusMaximus Posts: 20Registered Users
    Zilong said:

    I've never actually read the rules. I wonder how it compares to d&d 3.5, pathfinder, and now 5e.

    Though, now that I think about it, warhammer would be a great candidate for conversion into 5e.

    Never been a huge fan of the d20 rule set. The Warhammer RPG's all follow a d100 rule set that I find much clearer and easier to properly way up situations
  • OrlunuOrlunu Posts: 142Registered Users
    No idea about it, never read the book, but I'm very interested in it in theory.
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  • krunshkrunsh Senior Member Posts: 3,606Registered Users


    Never been a huge fan of the d20 rule set.

    I can't stand D&D either, but you mentioned a 3rd edition. Why do you not play this one? FFG usually does good stuff too!
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  • AtticusMaximusAtticusMaximus Posts: 20Registered Users
    krunsh said:


    Never been a huge fan of the d20 rule set.

    I can't stand D&D either, but you mentioned a 3rd edition. Why do you not play this one? FFG usually does good stuff too!
    I would normally agree with you whole wholeheartedly there @krunsh . I am a huge fan of FFG's games. But with 3rd ed they really dropped the ball. To help prevent the rise in people illegally downloading rule books off the internet they made it so you had to use special dice, tokens and cards, the rule book was chopped up into four different books and the actual rules themselves made it very difficult to play without these props. FFG then sold all of this in a large starter kit which cost a whooping £100. As it turns out this idea hugely backfired and the game died out rather quickly. On a whole within the roleplaying community 2nd ed is widely known to the peak of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay .

    Don't know whether anyone can tell but I am loving talking about all this Warhammer Roleplay history! :lol:
  • krunshkrunsh Senior Member Posts: 3,606Registered Users
    edited March 2016
    Damn! Well when I played it there were no such props, so I supposed it was 2nd edition. What kind of story would you be telling? I remember trying to play the most forgettable empire swordman (Not as in boring, but as in un-exceptional, at least in martial feats.).

    My sword & shield fighting style quickly became Sword & Missing arm after fighting a bunch of cultists. Great fun!
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  • AlanthemoderateAlanthemoderate Posts: 81Registered Users
    I have never heard of the RPG, but Fantasy Flight game never lead me wrong if you want to help a noob learn
  • AtticusMaximusAtticusMaximus Posts: 20Registered Users
    @krunsh Hahaha It's famed for being ridiculously hard to keep a character alive in. I'd probably just run through the Paths of the Damned Campaign. So that has a good mix of combat, social and all the grim darkness one would expect from a game taking place in the Warhammer universe. I'm fairly sure the time period is set following the 'Storm Of Chaos'.
    @Alanthemoderate I would be more than happy to teach you the game as we play, that's probably the best way to learn.
  • DoctoralexDoctoralex Posts: 96Registered Users
    Id love to roleplay! Ive never done it in warhammer, i have some experience from d&d.

    I also have a teamspeak server availabe, should we need it.
  • TrenytTrenyt Member Posts: 83Registered Users
    edited March 2016
    This sounds intriguing to me, although much like Alanthemoderate I don't own the core rulebook (or other sources). That said if that doesn't hinder me in any way I could well be interested in taking part, if at all possible.
  • seienchinseienchin Senior Member Posts: 4,569Registered Users
    Trenyt said:

    This sounds intriguing to me, although much like Alanthemoderate I don't own the core rulebook (or other sources). That said if that doesn't hinder me in any way I could well be interested in taking part, if at all possible.

    Doesnt hinder you. You only need your charactersheet (which you are allowed to copy) and someone needs to explain some basic stuff but thats about it. Fighting can be done with visual clues and miniatures but also with words only. Its a very scalable game. Unfortunatly its also VERY time consuming and complex. If you do a "free" campaign it will even be possible to keep track of food, drinks and holidays which yo HAVE to celebrate with offerings or the gods will hate you.
  • MontresorMontresor Junior Member Posts: 320Registered Users
    Good luck with the campaign. Warhammer 1st and 2nd edition are great RPGs. WFRP brought me into the hobby, being the first game I ever GM'd at the age of ten way, waaay back in the mists of time.

    As it happens, I have just started running a campaign myself, set in the year Marienburg attains independence.
  • OrlunuOrlunu Posts: 142Registered Users
    How are you planning on doing character generation, given that not everyone has the books?

    Pure rolls would require the least explaining, roll two pick one would have little explaining and some choice, free choice I guess everything could be listed but not explained in detail?
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  • AtticusMaximusAtticusMaximus Posts: 20Registered Users
    Okay guys! So anyone interested in playing add me on Steam. Profile is 'Atticus Maximus'. We'll have a little chat in a ts and see whats what! For those of you worried about not owning the rule book, I actually have a digital copy alongside my physical one. I can send it to you, and you'll have all the rules and such at your fingertips :smile:
    @Orlunu In regards to character creation I tend to do it the harshest way, rolling for each characteristic individually with the chance to re roll one. I'm a sadist :wink:
  • krunshkrunsh Senior Member Posts: 3,606Registered Users

    Okay guys! So anyone interested in playing add me on Steam. Profile is 'Atticus Maximus'.

    Done... If you're the one with the wolf head anyway.
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  • ladymissfitladymissfit Senior Member Posts: 1,700Registered Users
    colour me... intrigued.

    Can i be a Saurus? I wanna be a Saurus but I get that might be difficult.


    @Orlunu In regards to character creation I tend to do it the harshest way, rolling for each characteristic individually with the chance to re roll one. I'm a sadist :wink:

    Now that's just mean!
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  • OrlunuOrlunu Posts: 142Registered Users

    colour me... intrigued.

    Can i be a Saurus? I wanna be a Saurus but I get that might be difficult.

    Standard rulebook has Human, Halfling, Elf, and Dorf. Dunno about splatbooks.

    It also doesn't mention which values we have to roll to get each of those races, guess the GM will tell us. :p
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  • krunshkrunsh Senior Member Posts: 3,606Registered Users


    Can i be a Saurus? I wanna be a Saurus but I get that might be difficult.

    Can we do a Pocahontas adaptation in which a pestilent skaven and a Saurus become best friends, fleeing Lustria and becoming inseparable swords for hire?
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  • AtticusMaximusAtticusMaximus Posts: 20Registered Users
    krunsh said:


    Can i be a Saurus? I wanna be a Saurus but I get that might be difficult.

    Can we do a Pocahontas adaptation in which a pestilent skaven and a Saurus become best friends, fleeing Lustria and becoming inseparable swords for hire?
    *Rocks Fall* ;)
  • ladymissfitladymissfit Senior Member Posts: 1,700Registered Users
    I don't think that is physically possible for any lizardman. They're... a bit hard-wired. Which is also why i find the prospect of playing one most intriguing. Like, doesn't understand the language, terrible at social interaction but one hell of a beast in fights, fantastic when pursuing a specific goal and most dependable. I wonder if a translator skink (or just playing a skink) would be fun(necessary) as well...

    if not, I have an idea otherwise anyway. Just think it'd be a lot of fun.
    Chaos lords should be women

    Why is no one talking about mouth feel!?
  • krunshkrunsh Senior Member Posts: 3,606Registered Users

    I don't think that is physically possible for any lizardman. They're... a bit hard-wired.

    And then you guys go blaming the skavens for all the wrongs in the world. CLASSIC.

    PS: The game is taking place among the empire, thus humans, dwarfs, halflings, and elves only :)
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  • OrlunuOrlunu Posts: 142Registered Users


    if not, I have an idea otherwise anyway.

    Well, don't get attached to it, you're rolling for a character. >:)

    I don't think that is physically possible for any lizardman.

    Who could not love the Skaven?! They're small and fluffy and adorable.

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  • ladymissfitladymissfit Senior Member Posts: 1,700Registered Users
    Orlunu said:


    Who could not love the Skaven?! They're small and fluffy and adorable.

    And chaos-tainted. That's like wearing a KILL-ON-SIGHT sign. While insulting the great plan. along with looking at a Slann. With malicious intent.
    Chaos lords should be women

    Why is no one talking about mouth feel!?
  • OrlunuOrlunu Posts: 142Registered Users

    Orlunu said:


    Who could not love the Skaven?! They're small and fluffy and adorable.

    And chaos-tainted. That's like wearing a KILL-ON-SIGHT sign. While insulting the great plan. along with looking at a Slann. With malicious intent.
    All I want to do is give gift-present to Toad-thing. Yes-yes, just give-spread these nice little fleas as a new neighbour-friend present.
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  • krunshkrunsh Senior Member Posts: 3,606Registered Users
    I didn't mean insult him, I just said that he's a filthy-frog-thing who should probably get off its throne and let us reign supreme over these lands, as we obviously should. You're all so sensitive!
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  • KlalearaKlaleara Junior Member Posts: 222Registered Users
    Depends on time for me. I'd be super interested.

    Sorry if you mentioned times, currently at work couldn't read it all.
  • MotoerdeathMotoerdeath Posts: 6Registered Users
    Ohh im also super interested.
    Though english is only my second language(im a decent speaker, i guess ;) )
    So I dont know how much of a problem thats gonna be. :smiley:
  • iamtherealrazieliamtherealraziel Posts: 242Registered Users
    Interested and familiar with the 2nd edition.
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