23 September 2010 | Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay

A Tome of Versatility

A glimpse into the Player's Guide for Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay


Perilous adventure awaits those fate has chosen as its champions...

Since its release, Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay has received enthusiastic acclaim for its new take on the Old World. With its innovative components, intuitive dice pools, and high production values, Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay is a truly unique way explore a world of grim peril with your friends. As WFRP’s fan base continues to grow, Fantasy Flight Games is dedicated to providing new and veteran players multiple ways to enjoy their game.

As we announced previously in our Sifting Through Shadows preview, there are several new products on the way that break up the Core Set materials into individual titles, giving fans new options in how they enjoy WFRP. These products come in the form of Guides and Vaults. Guides are hard-cover books that contain rules of play, and when used without components, offer a more traditional roleplaying experience. For players wishing to use them, Vaults contain all the additional components that make WFRP such a revolutionary roleplaying system. Now players and GMs can customize their game experiences to fit the need of their play group, choosing which product will best complement their existing materials.

One of these products is the Player’s Guide, a hard-cover book containing all the essential information a player needs to make and play a character (including a way to play WFRP without additional components). Today we’ll take a closer look at what comes in this book, which is bursting with over 300 pages of information.

The Player’s Guide compiles all the Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Core Set player information into one hard-cover package, including the rules, card summaries, and updated examples of play. By summarizing all the information from the career sheets, action cards, and ability cards, the Player’s Guide lets groups choose to incorporate however many components they like (including none, if that’s your preference).

The Player’s Guide contains the essential rules and information needed to start playing Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay—including streamlined rules for gameplay, character creation, exciting combats and engaging encounters. It also showcases Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay’s innovative career system, and makes it easy to reference hundreds of exciting actions, spells, blessings, and special abilities from the original Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Core Set, as well as numerous expansions—now all in one handy resource.

Today, we’re pleased to preview several pages from the Player’s Guide, including the componentless format for careers and actions, as well as a sample from the updated chapter on modes of play!

Basic Careers (pdf, 996 KB) Ranged Actions (pdf, 1.1 MB) Modes of Play (pdf, 1.9 MB)

Whether you’re new to Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay or a veteran gamer, the Player’s Guide is a valuable reference you’ll want to bring along on your adventures in the Old World.

And remember, for players that want to complement the information within the Player’s Guide with WFRP’s innovative components, the Player’s Vault contains all the necessary cards, sheets, and tokens to create, play, and manage their Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay characters. Check back in the coming weeks for more information on these exciting new Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay products!

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