18 November 2009 | Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay

WFRP Has Left the Building

Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay on its way to distributors


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It may have been a long and hard road leading up to this moment, but the results were well worth it.
Over the past few months, we’ve been pouring over and putting the finishing touches on our monumental re-imagining of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay. Today we’re proud to announce that these boxes have been shipping out on trucks all week long, making their way first to the game distributors, and then will be landing soon in your friendly local game store.
Here’s a picture of the Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay development team, with boxes of their pride and joy stacked high on pallets in our warehouse.
WFRP development team surrounded by boxes
If you’re one of the lucky individuals who took part in the Emperor’s Decree special event last week, thank you for getting out there to support your local store. We’re thrilled by the number of responses we have received from players and GM’s who had the opportunity to enjoy these very first public games of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay.
The event was a success because of your participation, and both players and GM’s have been leaving feedback on our forums and across the web.
Here are a few highlights (and you can read more for yourself on our WFRP forums):
"...this system is written with storytellers firmly in mind. Everything about the rules is designed to promote, and even reward, creativity and flexibility."
“Great system...already pre-ordered mine based on the demo (I admittedly went in with a negative attitude and expecting it to be more a board game...that'll teach me to listen to theorycrafters on the internet).”
“The system plays smoothly, and while it is vastly different from the prior edition, it does an excellent job of fading into the background and letting the DM and players tell a story...I look forward to running a campaign with it...”
“The new dice mechanic. Very involved, very intuitive, and extremely easy to grasp after your first couple rolls. Gathering the dice pool really helps paint a picture of what you're doing...They are very much a story-telling aid, even more so than FFG has led me to believe from the designer diaries.”
“All the naysayers that complain about this being more a board game than an rpg apparently don't know what an RPG is....This is closer to pure storytelling than D&D4e/3.5/3 or any other 'real' RPG out there.”
Ask your local game store for more information. Soon you’ll have your own copy in hand and can passionately dive in to this brand new look at 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.
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