|Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Gen Con Seminars Posted!
Jay Little's WFRP seminars now available on video!
|Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay | Published 21 August 2009|
Last week at Gen Con, FFG's Senior RPG Developer and designer of the new edition of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, Jay Little, hosted daily seminars on the new system, giving fans and potential players an overview of the mechanics and setting.
The FFG Media Department filmed Jay's Thursday seminar and has posted it here on the FFG website. Just click on the image below to begin watching.
After you watch the video, head over to the forums and discuss!
You know... the more I watched it the more dissapinted I was.
Yes, It has some good ideas, which probably would be great if WFRP started with this mechanics 20 years ago, but today... nah...
Background books and alike - 20 years of warhammer, so I think every GM out there got all the background he/she needs, and probably much more (including self made)
Profession charts - nothing average GM could't do for himself, nothing You couldn't add to 2-ed.
Party sheet/tension - again, not really neccessary, and nothing You can't add to 2-ed
Cards with skills/talents/tactics - see above
Diifrent outcomes of skills depending on various stuff - 2-ed has success/failure levels, you can modify it as much as you want, and again nothing You can't add/upgrade 2-ed with.
Dice pool - well, for me worst idea ever. In 2-nd ed I use two d10 dice (TWO!!), and I can do everything with them. This new mechanics turns WFRP into dice roller.
I suggest You name it Ratcatcher tabletop game, and then get all good ideas, and add them to 2-nd edition warhammer.
Please FFG stop changing something that works good, and doesn't need to be changed. Upgrade it, add to it, but DO NOT change it.
I wouldn't call the Wood Elves the new playable race...if you go back to 1st edition, all PC elves were wood elves...high elves retreated to their homeland and left the land of men. Only the ones in the forest remained. In 2nd edition, they allowed for some High Elf flavor by syaing that the High Elves conducted trade with the humans...but to say that the wood elves are new to the Fantasy RPG isn't correct. It could be that they didn't see the need to distinguish between them as a race, and left the details to the players.
I just knew that the folks over at FFG weren't gonna let us down. The game looks great!