News for August 2011
An Online Guide to Dwarfs
Black Fire Pass, a WFRP supplement, is available for sale via download
Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay | Published 17 August 2011


Black Fire Pass has seen the best of us and it has seen the worst as well. Its history is written in the blood of our people, and though it makes us rich I still hold that we have paid a heavy price for our proximity to that bleak and terrible place.
      − Ludwig von Hoss, A History of the Province of Averland, Volume XIX

Find what dangers and riches await you amid a region of sharp black glass cliffs and noxious mists of Black Fire Pass. This supplement for Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay is now available for purchase via download at drivethrurpg.com and rpgnow.com!

The two detailed books of Black Fire Pass present a comprehensive exploration of dwarfs, the hold of Karak Azgaraz, and Black Fire Pass itself. The Book of Grudges introduces new rules for runesmithing, dwarf engineering, and nine brand-new dwarf careers. Black Fire Pass also presents the rich history of the dwarfs, details the geography of Black Fire Pass itself, and introduces adventure and episode ideas for GMs as well as a complete adventure set within the region’s dangerous confines.

Discover new campaign ideas with the old grudges of Karak Azgaraz. Enmities abound as the dwarfs have outstanding scores to settle with the orcs and goblins of Black Fire Pass, the elves, and many others!

Settle an ancient grudge

The Karak Azgaraz Book of Grudges lives and breathes with the karak’s history. Each year, King Thuringar Orc-hewer addresses an assembly in his throne room to identify those grudges which have been settled and to recite those which have been added over the previous year.

Chief among those grudges the king has entered and not yet resolved is the great grobkul he called forth against the nasty skulkers who assassinated his father and elder brother. King Thuringar Orc-hewer has called for one thousand times one thousand goblin skulls to pay for the crimes they committed against the dwarfs of Karak Azgaraz. His thirst for vengeance has led the dwarfs to such feats of war as to concern all their foes with the strength of the Hold of the Fearless Axes.

In a region born from violent volcanic eruptions, black cliffs flank a gaping chasm of contorted lava. Black Fire Pass is simultaneously a chink in the armour of the Empire, the favoured path for invading armies, and a vital trade route, connecting the Empire with the remaining dwarf karaks, Tilea, and the wild Border Princes. This is a realm between the Empire’s prosperity, dwarfen legacy, and the savage attacks of marauding orc and goblin tribes.

Learn the secrets of runesmithing

Black Fire Pass is a must-have addition for fans of dwarfs. Capturing the stubbornness, secrecy, and conservatism of these stout and stoic warriors, rules for rune magic open up exciting new play opportunities. You can now play a dwarf runesmith and draw upon the secrets of the dwarfs ancient and guarded magic to forge powerful runic items and wield them in battle. Additional rules cover dwarf engineering and inventions, allowing characters to utilize innovative tools of war.

Sample our preview articles on rune magic, mountain adventures, and ancient grudges, then head to drivethrurpg.com or rpgnow.com to download your copy today!

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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