Attendees at the Essen game show in Germany have already played demos of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay and have posted some of their feedback and comments to forums across the internet -- so I just wanted to let people know in case they want the event to be a complete and total surprise.
However, since some of this information is online, and for the most part in German from various sources, I thought I'd provide a teensie bit of a spoiler myself by posting of the back cover text from A Day Late, a Shilling Short.
Something is definitely wrong. Vaerun the High Elf Envoy is expecting an important package that was supposed to arrive on the last coach. The Road Warden Birgitta’s partner Rutger was escorting the package. The coach, the package, and Rutger are all a day late. Worried about what may have happened, Birgitta and Vaerun head off to investigate. Kurgi Balginson the Dwarf Troll Slayer joins them, eager to pay back his honour debt to Birgitta – or die trying.
Used with the Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Core Set, this demo adventure provides step-by-step instructions to help a Game Master introduce this new type of gaming experience to a group of players.
This demo pack highlights key sections of the rulebooks from the Core Set the GM should be familiar with before play, provides tips on preparing for the game session, and offers suggestions on how to get the players ready for the adventure. The scenario also includes four pre-generated characters to allow everyone to dive into the action quickly.
What became of Rutger and Vaerun’s package? Your players can find out if their investigation doesn’t end up A Day Late, A Shilling Short.