I am hoping to see English spelling and not American, dont you dare leave out those U's FFG!
Sadly I think WFRPv3 may well feature the Color system of magic, dreamed up by a rubbish Elf.
only an imbecile would accuse me of intelligence
Myself, I'm still on the v1,5-fence. It better be pretty darn mindbogglingly good if I'm buying it.
But I look forward to seeing it, and it's supplements.
Reading about the details available (not a lot) it seems the mechanic does not offer the freedom our group likes. So I will be checking what are the first supplements coming out. If FFG starts with the "WotC act" of updating all the old books, I wont need to buy any of them.
On the other hand, if the supplements turn out to be good I will have to see if changing them to v2 is too much of a hassle. If not, I'll start buying them as usual.
One ninja is a lethal opponent, ten ninjas just a hindrance.
- Favorite top 1 WFRPG 2nd ed. -
I am intrigued and very hopeful. Everything I've seen so far makes me cautiously optimistic.
Purge with flame brother!
I have been excited from the very beginning. And after watching these videos, I just cannnot wait to get my hands on this new edition.
So it's been two weeks since I was last at the FFG site. So I just learned about this tonight.
My first reaction: WTF?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My second reaction: Is this a true 3e? Or just a hybrid "starter pack?"
My third reaction upon figuring out it's apparently a true 3e: What was wrong with 2e?
Honestly, I don't care if this new edition of WFRP is the greatest thing since sliced bread. I'm not buying into it. Thanks to the D&D 3e and 4e fiasco, I'm finally seeing a lot more "It's gotta be D&D or nothing" players finally willing to try WFRP. One of the selling points has been that WFRP 2e is only four years old or so, and with the track record of GW, even if it went out of print, it was likely to be stable for a few years more to come.
And it was reasonably inexpensive to buy into. Which this new edition doesn't look like it's going to be.
I'm not going to sit here and even attempt to trash the new version, because frankly, there isn't enough out there to know much about it. And I'm not even going to bother to learn about it. It doesn't matter. As far as I'm concerned, the people who decided to release a new edition of WFRP now have apparently been living in complete media seclusion for the last two years, and were blissfully unaware of the huge rift 4e has wrought among D&D players - because they're doing the same damn thing to WFRP.
As far as I'm concerned, 2e is WFRP. I'm going to do what I did to get through the drought that was WFRP when 1e went out of print - buy a few extra copies so that new players have a book to borrow, and/or possibly even buy from me if they can't manage to locate their own copy. And I'll happily play 2e until/if WFRP 4e comes about, and see if it's any good.
Bad move FFG, bad move. It's too soon for a new edition. The funds I was setting aside for Runebound and Descent and all their expansions is now going towards every used copy of WFRP 2e I can find, along with a few copies of some other books, like the career compendium.
Well the videos certainly helped to stoke the embers of my enthusiasm. I originally wanted to wait for the first adventure campaign to be released to make my decision. I'd still like to wait on it, but I was certainly impressed with what I saw in the videos...
Using the FFG forums from an iPad is a tremendous pain and is ALMOST enough to drive me away from posting. Too many flaming hoops to jump through to make it work. Please, someone up there, can you make the forums a little more iPad friendly?
Consider me one of those people. 4e sucks the sweat off of a pidgeon cloaca.
I just want to play..what sucks is starting a group too often requires sucking up to play 4e and then hijacking players to play WFRP. I hope the new edition will change at least some of that..but it depends on the players. When 2e came out, from what I can see on the BI site, there was a lot of enthusiasm..then 4 short years later and people don't even know what WFRP is and there's not one, single game playing at GenCon 2009 (probably because people heard 3E was coming out? or was it for another reason?) Hopefully if 2E and 3E players can continue to GROW WFRP, that will improve WFRP's standing against inferior games (like D&D).
IMO, one of WFRP's biggest weaknesses in competing with other RPGs is the Warhammer setting itself. Not that the Warhammer setting isn't great, but way too many people are under the impression it's the only setting you can play WFRP in. Which just ain't true. In fact, out of the 6 or 7 WFRP campaigns I've played or run, only a couple were actually set in the Warhammer World.
I use WFRP 2e for my Iskitaan campaign, which is decidely NOT Warhammer (http://iskitaan.heismann.net if you're interested in checking it out)
I actually have fewer house rules and character restrictions running my Iskitaan campaign with WFRP (either 1e or 2e) than I ever had to use with AD&D or D&D 3e.
Frankly, I'd love to see the WFRP 2e rules stripped down to a non-setting specific core, and released as an OGL product.
Interesting concept and true. Limiting to "one world" and saying that the product is only good in "one world" is a negative to growth.
A while back, I posted on RPG.net the question of whether or not WFRP2 could be run in the Forgotten Realms. Man, people came out of the woodwork to say how it could never be done. ;) I think it would be fun to try it out (and just to blaspheme the FR setting..but that's just the protagonist in me...
Was angry at first, then decided I didnt care, but everyone else still talked about it, so now Im angry again.
Time for me to take up a masked avenger identity and strike my vengeance on any copy of WFRP3E I see, and leave behind a calling card with the web address for the WFRP2E PDFs on it.
Emperor, let Your undeniable light burn on the mishappen and twisted, so I can see them with pure sight, and purge them with righteous fire!
Happy Birthday PeaceKeeper
only an imbecile would accuse me of intelligence
First I´d like to thank FFG for the presentation vid´s. It kinda changed my mind a bit. The frist thing I saw in the news was these character sheets and cards and litterarily my first thought was "Come on?!" Though I must say, after watching the vids, that they introduced some cool mechanics. But dice without numbers.... that´s too much to handle at once :D
I like the idea of the party sheet and the connected mechanics, as well as the recklesness track. Maybe, a kind of upgrade pack for the 2nd Edition which includes the recklesness meter and the party sheet and of course some adjusted rules.