|Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay | Published 10 November 2009||Rating||33 votes|
This is an exciting time for Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay and Fantasy Flight Games. The Emperor's Decree Pre-Release Event is quickly approaching, and fans around the world will get to experience the new edition first hand. Remember, the event is being run on Friday, November 13th through Sunday, November 15th.
There’s still time to get involved – be sure to check the official list of participating venues to find the nearest store and contact them to express your interest. I’m also very pleased with the number of international stores participating in the event, so if you’re outside the US, contact your FLGS to see if they are participating.
In addition to getting a chance to see the new core set and review the materials, participants will also have the opportunity to play through A Day Late, a Shilling Short, a introductory scenario designed to help showcase the new system and give players a feeling for the new mechanics and their first glimpse of WFRP’s new way to experience the Old World.
For those of you near the Twin Cities, in Minnesota, be sure to stop by The Source in Falcon Heights, MN this weekend, for a chance to play Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay with members of the design team.
Jay Little, Lead Developer for Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, will be at the Source from Noon - 5 PM on Saturday, November 14th and from Noon - 5 PM on Sunday, November 15th.
Contact The Source for more details:
The Source Comics & Games
1601 Larpenteur Avenue
Falcon Heights, Minnesota 55113
My FLG just got the demo package yesterday (!). I'm in Ottawa, Canada. They haven't had time to go over it yet so there was no demo event that I know of in Ottawa. They're still worried about the 2nd edition stock that will collect dust on the shelf.
All i have heard (from people who actually played the game) are good reports about a game thats smooth flowing and a easy to play.
Im REALLY looking forward to getting my hands on my own copy. :P
I played the game as a pc and was even the gm for a game. It took some getting used to. At first it seemed more complicated than 2ed but after playing awhile it was actually easier. The pieces were easy to manage and not a hassle at all. The demo adventure was basic, but they usually are. I had extensive time to look at the books and rules. The books were not as long as others, but a lot of the rules were printed on the cards for easy access. With the core set you could easily play with 5 or 6 players including the gm and maybe more. It was easy to share the componets. I GMed a game that had 5 players. I don't think the pieces make it a "board game" like I was afraid it might, but actually stream lined the combat so that the story could come first. The people I played with told me that it flowed better than a percentage based system and I agree, because the pcs knew their options and knew the effects and I added the connecting narrative to interpret the results. The dice pool took mere seconds to put together and I got to add in more narrative effects such as more misfortune dice for bad weather or darkness and add more fortune dice for exceptional roleplay and out of the box thinking. I know I could have done this with the percentage system, but you can only add and subtract so much before it gets annoying. All I had to do in this addition is add dice or remove dice for each positive or negative circumstance. I think this edition is great and will bring many new people to the game, but it is not everyones cup of tea and I understand that. I understand where both sides are coming from I liked the old edition and the new edition has calmed my fear of the dreaded change...hrrmp (coughs while throwing salt over his shoulder).
The Source gets so much love but The Gamers Den in Cambridge, MN, is also hostingthis event. And I better throw out some love for Village Games in Anoka as well.
Hope to see some of you at the Den.
Sorry you can't make it, Winter. We hope to see you next quarter or maybe even at Gamer's Reunion in 2010!
Looks good Siddy. Don't think I can make the trip down there for this one. I'll keep an eye on future events though. Good luck with tthe toy drive. Excellent idea.
Shameless plug for my event and an opportunity for you to try out the demo if you can't make it to the Source.
RGC 4th Quarter Games Day, 12 PM - 10 PM, Rochester, MN on November 14th.
Warhammer will be run from 12 PM to 10 PM.
All the details and more available from the RGC event site!
Hope to see you there!
Love The Source! Place will probably (I hope) be mobbed, but at least it is a guarantee that the event will be run well, some of the other Twin Cities shops I stopped by that are the list didn't exactly inspire confidence....