|An Adventurer's Reference
The Player's Guide for Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay is now on sale via download
|Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay | Published 29 March 2011||Rating||23 votes|
Fate has selected you, so gather your party and defend the Old World!
The Player’s Guide for Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay is now available for sale via download at drivethrurpg.com and rpgnow.com! With the Player’s Guide, it’s easier than ever to defend the Empire against the threat of Chaos, Greenskins, and other malignant forces, so head over to either of these convenient digital retailers and download your copy today.
The Player’s Guide compiles all the Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Core Set player information into one hard-cover tome. 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... all in one handy resource. It also features streamlined rules for gameplay, character creation, exciting combats, and engaging encounters.
Below, we’re pleased to preview several pages from the Player’s Guide, including as a sample from the updated chapter on modes of play:
Whether you’re new to Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay or a veteran gamer, the Player’s Guide is a valuable reference you’ll want to bring along on your adventures in the Old World.
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.
Some of the PDF:s aren't hyperlinked at all, but I think those are the short ones, like Liber Mutatis.
The guides are hyperlinked, meaning the chapters in the index and also page references in the text, but you might want more?
Reading from your cell is a pain though, I totally agree. Therefore I'd also like to see PDF versions optimized for this purpouse. This would increase the experience tremendously.
You are right about all PDFs being searchable, but the creator of the PDF has the option of adding hyperlinks to make it about 100 times faster and easier to get to things that are referenced on one page and explained in an entirely different part of the book.
I would say that a hyperlinked PDF is better than a hardcopy, but a hardcopy is much easier to work with (flip the pages) than a NON hyperlinked PDF. This is especially true if one is using a cellphone or netbook that doesn't have a lot of graphical prowess. (i.e. slow as sh*t)
FInally, in my experience, FFG does not hyperlink their PDFs. Which is why, to me, it ain't worth $25.
I'd say that for me, the PDF's are a very compelling complement to the books, I don't think they replace them.
And I don't think they're over priced.
To be able to carry all WFRP material with me in my cellphone, or in a tablet, or notebook, plus the benefits of searchable content and hyperlinks (all PDF's are searchable,most come with hyperlinks too), are great indeed.
Whenever I want to, I can read the next adventure, look up rules etc.
The biggest problem for me is that I wish the PDF's could be available at the same time as the printed versions for convenience.
Also, I'd want to be able to get updated original PDF's, not just the Errata and Rules FAQ.
schoon -- Wrote
"I would disagree - the production values of FFG's products are always sterling, especially in layout and art. This is not some B&W hack job, but clearly took a lot of had work to put together.
I certainly do not begrudge them the $25 price tag considering what you get."
I agree, the production vaule as always is very good. The thing is though, as someone else pointed out FFG's PDF's are not searchable or hyperlinked which makes them mostly useless as a PDF only and requires you to print a copy which increases the cost to what you'd pay to just buy a hardcopy.
What they should do is offer their PDF's for free (or maybe minimal charge) to those that buy the hardcopy.
They need to either offer their PDF's at a lower cost or start including searchable and hypyerlinked versions.
REALLY? $25 bucks? First of all, as far as "quality" is concerned, how bout the almost INSTANT errata that came out with these so called "stream-lined", "all-in-one", "reworded to be correct" guides?
Why the hell would I pay that price for a PDF?! Which, I might add, is likely not searchable or hyperlinked in any way as is typical of FFGs PDFs. Not to mention, I can have the hardback for $33! Does FFG not realize that almost everything they sell gets discounted by Amazon around 30% almost immediately? Err... maybe I should shut up about that...
WTF?? 25$ for a pdf file? I dont think so... For that price I prefer to buy the book.
Come on guys, tell us something about OoW and BFP! release dates???
This is the most important book in the series to have available as a PDF. The price is reasonable for what you get and within the context of PDF prices. Thanks very much FFG!
Are the "Bugs" out off this pdf?
+1 for news on Black Fire Pass or Omens of War, I had my hopes up when my RSS-reader showed news about WFRP.
I would disagree - the production values of FFG's products are always sterling, especially in layout and art. This is not some B&W hack job, but clearly took a lot of had work to put together.
I certainly do not begrudge them the $25 price tag considering what you get.
Looks like a nice addition to the collection, but at $25 it is way overpriced for a PDF download. No thanks.
I see that the product is still going to cost shed-loads. Oh well. Not to worry because I won't be getting it anyway.