28 December 2010 | Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay

Play Your Part

An overview of the Player's Guide and Player's Vault for WFRP


“All sorts pass through here. It’s them who calls themselves adventurers I like the most. Strut in here gabbing about saving Altdorf from giant rats or even, Sigmar’s breath, daemons. Always a good tale to tell. I admire folk with imagination. Plenty of coin on ‘em too, that is until I get ‘em under the table with a pint or three of Lector’s Toe.”      – Klara Vogel, barmaid and cutpurse

Most people of the Empire resign themselves to the fate the gods have assigned them, but some strike out to forge their own destiny. These individuals follow the path of the adventurer. Fame and fortune beckon... often accompanied by horror, violence, and death. Will you stand among the terrified masses as a beacon of hope?

The Player’s Guide and Player’s Vault have been on store shelves for a week, but if you’re still uncertain how these versatile new tools can improve your Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay experience, we’re pleased to present a brief overview of their contents. Guides are hard-cover books that contain the core rules of play, while Vaults contain all the innovative components that make Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay such a revolutionary system. Although the Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Core Set remains the single most comprehensive entry point for new players and GMs, our new Guides and Vaults provide the opportunity to own only the content you want, customizing your collection based on your group’s specific needs!

For more guidance on how to begin, see our "getting started" guide, or read New Options for the Old World, an article spotlighting the all six Guides and Vaults. Today, let’s take a closer look at the Player’s Guide and Player’s Vault.

The Player’s Guide compiles all the Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Core Set player information into one hard-cover tome, and 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—now all in one handy resource. It also features streamlined rules for gameplay, character creation, exciting combats, and engaging encounters. In the past, we’ve presented these excerpts from the Player’s Guide: Basic Careers (pdf, 996 KB) Ranged Actions (pdf, 1.1 MB) and Modes of Play (pdf, 1.9 MB). Today, to show the full range of content offered in the Player’s Guide, we’re pleased to share the Table of Contents (pdf, 600 KB).

Meanwhile, the Player’s Vault is packed full of components, making it a great option for players wanting to jump into an existing campaign with their own materials. It’s full of valuable player resources, including 30 careers, 45 talent cards, more than 150 action cards, five party sheets, and a pad of character sheets. The full colour punchboard features more than 30 player character standups, as well as the stress and fatigue tokens, tracking tokens, stance pieces, and activation tokens a player needs to manage his character during a session or over the course of a campaign. Here is a list of contents (4.2 MB) included in the Player's Vault.

Whether you’re a Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay veteran looking for additional components and references, or a new player joining an existing group, the Player’s Guide and Player’s Vault provide the content you’ve been looking for. Pick yours up at your local retailer or our webstore!  

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