News for December 2010
New Options for the Old World 18
Discover the Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay core content that's right for you
Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay | Published 16 December 2010

As the year winds to a close, the release of the much-anticipated Guides and Vaults for Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay quickly approaches. First previewed in Sifting Through Shadows (pdf, 4.4 MB), Guides and Vaults stand alongside the WFRP Core Set as a convenient new way of dividing up core content, providing players and Game Masters with exciting new options in exploring the Old World. So visit our website often in the coming days, and keep a watchful eye at your local retailer!

The Adventure is Just Beginning

It’s been just over a year since Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay introduced players to an exciting new way to explore the Old World, and in that time, it has proven an amazing success! Since WFRP’s release, veterans and newcomers alike have been drawn to its innovative components, intuitive dice pools, and amazing production values, discovering a truly unique way to explore a world of grim peril with their friends.

But the adventure is just beginning. The release of gripping campaigns like The Gathering Storm and The Edge of Night, immersive supplements like The Winds of Magic and Signs of Faith, and helpful player aids like The Adventurer’s Toolkit and the Game Master’s Toolkit are merely the prelude to a greater tale. As WFRP’s product line and fan base both continue to grow, Fantasy Flight Games is dedicated to providing players with multiple ways to expand, customize, and enjoy their adventures in the Old World. And with the upcoming release of our new Guides and Vaults, there’s never been a better time to begin your adventures. But with so many options in WFRP core products, which one is right for you?

A Wealth of Options

The Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Core Set remains the single most comprehensive entry point (as well as one of the best values in hobby gaming) for new players and GMs, and it’s best suited for a group of four players – one Game Master and three Player Characters. For more guidance on how to begin, see our "getting started" guide. Want to add more players to your group? Are you looking for certain content, without purchasing an entire Core Set? Our Guides and Vaults are the answer.

Guides are hardcover books that compile rules, charts, and reference materials into one convenient volume. These diligently crafted books are destined to be indispensable tools for both new and existing players, as they include comprehensive gameplay examples that coach players in taking full advantage of WFRP’s innovative game system. They also include useful tips, updated rules organization, alternate methods for using and tracking monsters and encounters, as well as complete reference tables of careers, spells, actions, blessing, and options from all WFRP releases up through Signs of Faith.

Vaults are sturdy boxes containing key components for Game Masters and players. For current GMs and players wishing to expand their collections of certain components, or for new GMs and players who want to own only a portion of the core contents, Vaults provide the perfect option!

The Tools to Play

The Player’s Guide and Player’s Vault are great for players wanting their own rulebook, as well as the key WFRP components that they’ll most often need.

The Player’s Guide compiles all the Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Core Set player information into one hard-cover tome, and it showcases Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay’s innovative career system while making it easy to reference hundreds of exciting actions, spells, blessings, and special abilities from the original Core Set, as well as numerous expansions—now all in one handy resource.

It also features streamlined rules for gameplay, character creation, exciting combats, and engaging encounters. Want to see more? We’re pleased to present a few excerpts:

Basic Careers (pdf, 996 KB)
Ranged Actions (pdf, 1.1 MB)
Modes of Play (pdf, 1.9 MB)

The Player’s Vault is packed full of components, making it a great option for players wanting to jump into an existing campaign with their own materials. It’s full of valuable player resources, including 30 careers, 45 talent cards, more than 150 action cards, five party sheets, and a pad of character sheets. The full colour punchboard features more than 30 player character standups, as well as the stress and fatigue tokens, tracking tokens, stance pieces, and activation tokens a player needs to manage his character during a session or over the course of a campaign.

Master the Game

The Game Master’s Guide presents helpful reference materials in one convenient book, while the Game Master’s Vault contains more of the GM’s key core components.

The Game Master’s Guide is an exceptional tome for your group’s Game Master. Armed with the rules and information found within this hardcover book, you’ll be ready to craft plenty of memorable stories and perilous encounters! In addition to compiling all the key GM information found in the popular Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Core Set, this book also contains the rules for corruption and mutation from the Winds of Magic, and the rules for disease from Signs of Faith. The Game Master’s Guide also features a complete introductory adventure, An Eye for an Eye! Along with a handy resource of important game rules and effects—such as critical wounds, insanity, and spell miscast results—this sourcebook is full of guidelines and support for managing long-term campaigns and character development, as well as the rules needed to manage enemies and adversaries effectively and develop engaging encounters. Check out these excerpts for a closer look:

Game Master's Guide Index (pdf, 11.7 MB)
Game Master's Guide partial appendix (pdf, 19.7 MB)

As for the GM’s components, the Game Master’s Vault is useful for new GMs as well as those who would like to expand their pool of WFRP components. It includes complete decks of critical wound, insanity, and miscast cards, as well as location and status condition cards and an extra set of basic actions for the GM. The Game Master’s Vault also includes punchboard tokens, stance pieces, standups, and plastics stands – tools that help the GM bring encounters to life for his players – as well as a set of 12 custom Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay dice!

Know Your Enemies

The Old World is brimming with dangerous foes, so know your enemies. Featuring the most never-before-seen content of any of the Guides and Vaults, these two products are indispensable for players and GMs alike.

The Creature Guide introduces dozens of new enemies and adversaries to face, with detailed information on these dangerous denizens as well as guidelines for using them in play and adventure seeds to weave into your campaigns. Streamlined charts and tables make it easy to quickly look up and reference the information you need. Armed with the information found in The Creature Guide, those brave enough to face the perils of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay will find greater challenges awaiting them! You can see just a few of these formidable new foes by downloading these excerpts:

A sample of chapter 3, The Bestiary (pdf, 1.5 MB)
A sample page from Creature Statistics (pdf, 740 KB)

The Creature Vault offers a wealth of tools and components for the many creatures and adversaries players might encounter. The Creature Vault includes a new full colour card format for creatures, featuring key stats and abilities at a glance, making it easier than ever to challenge your players with monsters from across the Old World. This boxed set includes new monster party sheets and more than 50 full colour creature standups, as well as dozens of new NPC action cards and more than 100 creature stat cards!

Keep watching our website in the coming days, as we'll be exploring each product in more detail. Then be ready when these new Guides and Vaults bring even more options to your Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay experience!

Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay is a roleplaying game that sets unlikely heroes on the road to perilous adventure, in the grim setting of Games Workshop's Warhammer Fantasy world. Players will venture into the dark corners of the Empire, guided by luck and Fate, and challenge the threats that others cannot or will not face.

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Published: 12/16/2010 3:28:26 PM

Great to see these all coming out at once with no mucking about. While we've really been enjoying the new system, more clarity and explanation is definitely welcomed as it can be somewhat confusing in places. I'm also looking forward to my players getting a Player's Guide each so they can reference everything they need to make their career choices.

Published: 12/16/2010 3:19:26 PM

Oh, by the way, absolutely love the creature vault. Mainly because it has creature cards which I have wanted since it first came out. And the creature guide is helpful and interesting too, lots of little tips that I like.

Published: 12/16/2010 3:16:36 PM

I don't get it, I already have the creature guide and vault. Yet it says they are not available yet! How come I was able to buy them a couple of weeks ago, also I live in the UK, which usually gets these things 2-4 weeks after the US!

Hauer Glaeken
Published: 12/16/2010 2:44:42 PM

 I purchased the three guides and I can assure you that it is a great improvement in term of clarity. I think that this version will please a lot of  players, especially the older ones like me who began 20 years ago (Time flies...).  Good job guys. Can't wait for the next things to come. 

Published: 12/16/2010 2:21:37 PM

Still waiting for them to show in my US FLGS...still not sure how to approach which I want/need.

Published: 12/16/2010 1:07:28 PM

YES!!! WOW!!!! CAN"T WAIT FOR THEM IN MY HANDS!!! I've ordered in pre-order so I hope to get iut as soon as my store has it. :D I ordered all of them and now I'm sure that this was a good idea. :D

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