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    ragnar63 got a reaction from Richardbuxton in How to Fix "the WFRP mess"   
    Think Deathwatch AOS, Dark Heresy AOS, Only War AOS! Why bother comes to mind. All it will do is confirm that AOS is a 40K rip off. AOS is not RPG friendly in any shape or form.
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    ragnar63 got a reaction from Noelyuk in How to Fix "the WFRP mess"   
    Interestingly all the computer games are set bin the Old World I believe. Nothing I have read in Age Of Sigmar makes me think it will be an even POOR setting for a RPG.
     
    If GW are touting around for licensees, it suggests that they don't want to deal with the RPG side of the business. However licensees will have massive fees to offset, so something new for everything will have to be done, to offset those fees. I am not sure anybody is going to want to take that on, particularly the fantasy, sad to say.
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    ragnar63 got a reaction from Noelyuk in How to Fix "the WFRP mess"   
    Think Deathwatch AOS, Dark Heresy AOS, Only War AOS! Why bother comes to mind. All it will do is confirm that AOS is a 40K rip off. AOS is not RPG friendly in any shape or form.
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    ragnar63 got a reaction from GMmL in Update on End Times (Rumour)   
    A lot of interesting speculation I grant you! I have been reading the End Times novels as they have come out, with interest. The Warhammer World will be completely different after the End Times, possibly the fantasy equivalent of post-apocalyptic.
     
    However all we do know about how the Warhammer world will look after the End Times is speculation. The End Times is not good roleplaying territory, so we will have to wait until the End Times end and we see what results.
     
    One thing is for sure, there will almost certainly be a 4th edition to exploit this new "Old World". Hopefully it will still have the feel of the old, but with a new setting. Enough things to hark back without curtailing the new. Whether it will be any good will be entirely down to the writers. Firstly they will have to have a system that people want to use and most importantly has been properly playtested. Secondly they will have to make the new setting familiar enough, different enough and good enough to make people want to play it. At the end of the day it was the setting that made WFRP
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    ragnar63 got a reaction from GrimAndPerilous.com in Does anyone know what Zweihänder grim & perilous RPG is?   
    With WFRP it is the setting as much as the rules that make the roleplaying experience. Likewise with Pathfinder, the setting is probably more of a reason to game it rather than the rules.
     
    My worry for Zweihander is that without its own campaign setting, that sets it apart it will be just another set of RPG rules, that can be used to play scenarios from other systems. Are you going to create your own world for Zweihander, that is as grim and gritty as the "Old World"?
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    ragnar63 got a reaction from d6 Evil Men in A Guide to Grunburg   
    The project is still waiting for the final visual finishing touchs. Hopefully soon!
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    ragnar63 got a reaction from Noelyuk in A Guide to Grunburg   
    The project is still waiting for the final visual finishing touchs. Hopefully soon!
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    ragnar63 reacted to Beren Eoath in WFRP 4e - how should it look?   
    Ok, so I got some news/rumours about The End Times and WFB 9e that I want to share with You all. This could affect WFRP 4e. In October will see more Chaos starting from the second tome of The End Times. Updated Archaon will come, all four Chaos Gods will have new greater daemons (don't know if those will be completly new addition ones or just updated minis) and we will see some all friend comming back like: Arbaal, Aekold Helbrass & van Horstmann. The rumour also sais that Heinrich Kemmler will join the Chaos legions. One of the most exciting parts for me sais that there will be optional play with big armies but the main game of WFB 9e will focus on small war bands (so maybe even more skirmish type of game then battle). The fraction/races will come in new army books becouse of the unions that are made for example all undead will have only one army books and two or more supplements detialing some special batalions like vampires or tomb king. Choas will be in one army book with beastman and deamons so you can mix them the way you want or make specific army with one of them of course with supplements. The way of publishing WFB will be similar to the new way of W40k like Space Marines codex with supplements detailing special legions like Ultamarines or Space Wolfs.
    is this a sign that WFB goes more into the direction of what was Mordheim? I do hope so. And can't wait to here and see more of the new WFB.
     
    PS. There's one more interesting rumour - after the four books of The End Times a new era will beggin with new maps, unions and more. If this is true that it could be a great start point for WFRP 4e.
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    ragnar63 reacted to Herr Arnulfe in Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 4th edition GrimAndPerilous.com   
    Good point. It's possible that the Colleges of Magic will be so radically different post-End Times that a 4e Realms of Sorcery would barely contain any overlap with previous editions. For example, Amber magic might now involve summoning skeletal animals, while Jade magic might be reduced to Petty magic only. Ditto for Divine magic - it's possible that the post-ET Sigmarite church will venerate skeletons of saints (http://www.reuschjewelers.com/blog/files/skeleton2.jpg) and that the order of Morr will be overthrown or change its core doctrine to embrace necromancy.
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    ragnar63 reacted to Herr Arnulfe in Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 4th edition GrimAndPerilous.com   
    What they would need to do for 4e, whether it's percentile or symbol-dice, is gloss over the topics that have already been covered in previous editions ad nauseum and focus their pagecounts on the topics that haven't.
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    ragnar63 reacted to Nimsim in Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 4th edition GrimAndPerilous.com   
    Ugh, this would be the most depressing out one for me. 2E WFRP had plenty of books. Do you really want to buy them all over again for a slightly updated system?
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    ragnar63 got a reaction from ElCommi in Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 4th edition GrimAndPerilous.com   
    True! But I cannot see them going back to D100 with WFRP, particularly as they have successfully refined the dice pool concept with SW.
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    ragnar63 got a reaction from Emirikol in The Great WFRP3 Conversion Project   
    One thing to watch out for is that starting characters are generally slightly more powerful in 3rd edition than beginning characters in  2nd edition and definately in 1st, particularly in combat.
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    ragnar63 got a reaction from GMmL in Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 4th edition GrimAndPerilous.com   
    Nothing I can see that says it will be WFRP. I cannot imagine these guys will have had prior access to what is going on at GW at the moment and even having part of the licence from FFG will probably kill them financially.
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    ragnar63 got a reaction from GMmL in WFRP 4e - how should it look?   
    That is assuming of course that GW gives a toss about roleplayers, or more importantly WFRP roleplayers.
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    ragnar63 reacted to GoblynKing in It's Official: 3rd Ed is done   
    My guess is that they'll keep the forums up until the license is sold to someone else OR until a new edition is released in-house (if that's something they'll do).
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    ragnar63 got a reaction from GMmL in WFRP 4e - how should it look?   
    Don't get your hopes up just yet, Beren! Even if the speculation about the 9th edition of WFB is right think about what is being said about the new setting. Nagash reborn and apocalypse coming to the Old World! To me that does not sound like a good setting for a RPG, not unless your idea of a good RPG session is 95% killing or being killed by Undead. The last time that GW went down this route with WFB, was with the Storm of Chaos in the mid to late 90's. They also had the license for WFRP and they set that AFTER the Storm of Chaos when they did 2nd edition.
     
    The problem with the above scenario is that GW no longer do WFRP, FFG have the licence for at least a couple more years. FFG are going to have to wait to see where GW go with the Nagash Reborn scenario before they can start planning for the aftermath. They then have to spin their ideas past GW to get their approval for canonicity. If GW go trully apocalyptic then there may be nothing for FFG to try and create a 4th edition around, in terms of setting, except one big, long fight. Remember GW are producing a setting for wargames not RPG's, so the result of the Nagash Reborn may not be conducive to RPG's. 
     
    FFG are going to be busy with the Star Wars Trilogy of games and with the second edition of Dark Heresy at least until the end of 2015, maybe longer. By then they will also have to be making a decision on whether they want to continue with the license for both Fantasy and 40K from GW. Maybe by then GW will have decided on how the Nagash story unfolds and FFG can start to decide on how they want to proceed. The long and the short is that IF FFG do plan on doing a 4th edition, we will probably not see anything, even a Beta test, before 2016. And I am fraid that IF, is a very big one as I am not sure that FFG have any intention of doing a 4th edition in any shape or form 
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    ragnar63 got a reaction from cronevald in It's Official: 3rd Ed is done   
    Jay,
     
    Unfortunately the license, I suspect, is for both the Fantasy and the 40K products. Unfortunately the 40K have sold well but the Fantasy have not been such a success. That pretty much mirrors what is happening at GW. Until GW revamps the Fantasy product, there is no incentive for FFG to do anything. They are also hostage to GW's IP department as well.
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    ragnar63 got a reaction from GMmL in WFRP 4e - how should it look?   
    I am afraid FFG are not going to do a 4th edition until GW have themselves sorted out what they want to do to revive the Fantasy brand, as it makes only a quarter of what 40K does. Everything else is pure speculation and it maybe that unless GW get their arse in gear, FFG may find the license not worth renewing in the near future.
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    ragnar63 got a reaction from d6 Evil Men in It's Official: 3rd Ed is done   
    This just confirms what my group have suspected for over two and a half years.
     
    Unfortunately Warhammer Fantasy I believe only makes about a quarter of what GW makes out of 40K, so it will be interesting to see whether GW tries to arrest the Fantasy decline with new wargames rules and perhaps even a jump in the timeline or just watchs it whither on the vine.
     
    FFG have got Star Wars to worry about at the moment, at least until the end of next year at the earliest, as well as dealing with all the new products for the 2nd edition of Dark Heresy. Consequently until GW have sorted out what they want to do with the Old World, and FFG have finished their run of science fiction games, we will lucky to see a 4th edition before 2016 at the earliest IMHO.
     
    It might be that FFG may not want to do a 4th edition, particularly if GW do nothing to revive the fantasy brand, and so our only hope will be if another company picks up the torch. Again that will be unlikely if GW are not interested in doing anything with the Old World. It all comes down to what Games Workshop see themselves doing with Warhammer Fantasy.
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    ragnar63 got a reaction from GMmL in It's Official: 3rd Ed is done   
    This just confirms what my group have suspected for over two and a half years.
     
    Unfortunately Warhammer Fantasy I believe only makes about a quarter of what GW makes out of 40K, so it will be interesting to see whether GW tries to arrest the Fantasy decline with new wargames rules and perhaps even a jump in the timeline or just watchs it whither on the vine.
     
    FFG have got Star Wars to worry about at the moment, at least until the end of next year at the earliest, as well as dealing with all the new products for the 2nd edition of Dark Heresy. Consequently until GW have sorted out what they want to do with the Old World, and FFG have finished their run of science fiction games, we will lucky to see a 4th edition before 2016 at the earliest IMHO.
     
    It might be that FFG may not want to do a 4th edition, particularly if GW do nothing to revive the fantasy brand, and so our only hope will be if another company picks up the torch. Again that will be unlikely if GW are not interested in doing anything with the Old World. It all comes down to what Games Workshop see themselves doing with Warhammer Fantasy.
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    ragnar63 reacted to Keeop in WFRP 4e - how should it look?   
    @Croaker  A few nitpicks aside I'm clearly fine with 3E as is, but zooming out industry wide for a second... it's more than clear that we've come full circle with rpg's. The industry is knee deep into games and toolkits now that are campfire-story based with minimal crunch, and easy to digest rulesets. I think the heavy crunch, Pathfinder-style folks are still there, and I believe niche players like us 3E folks are still here, but the success of Fate Core, Dungeon World, and other heavy narrative titles shows where the interest and the money lies for now. FFG is a company built on selling components and physical materials. The ideas put forth by our 4E Zealots aren't without merit, but as pointed out by Rag himself, probably best served with another company. An Edge of the Empire clone with an Old World skin would be pretty lame, imo. A 2E clone with modern dice mechanics is probably what the old folks want and deserve at this point, but I can't think of many companies that would do it justice. Maybe Green Ronin, or maybe Cubicle 7 if you don't mind getting a splat book once every four years.
     
    Don't mistake me, I'd rather see GW lock the whole **** thing away permanently than attempt to drag it's customers WotC style through yet another product cycle of lore and setting we already own but if/when the inevitable comes I'll at least know that there's no more for me to invest in and I can focus elsewhere. I certainly don't expect huge seachange to happen just because two or three guys on a forum can't be buggered to use a party sheet, but i hope eventually that we all find the fun we seek.  
     
    Love y'all
     
    K
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    ragnar63 got a reaction from Carcosa in WFRP 4e - how should it look?   
    Hi Carcosa.
     
    One thing we want to get away from is the problem with recharging. Talent trees will also go "back" to the 1st and 2nd edition concept where your profession limited what talents ("cards") you could acquire. It will make the professions stronger again as they were very much less "interesting" than under 1st or 2nd edition, particularly after the first career.
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    ragnar63 reacted to Mexorlon in Shout out for release   
    Heya
    Here is an idea for FFG...release all your action cards etc (everyrhing you made) as pdf...I would love to have backups of my cards, my players would love to look at the cards at home..(my cards stay With me "grumpy gm says")
    I know you have released a bit in players guide...but release it all...please
    Squeeze the last Buck out of the licence...It might even give a rebirth of this great game!!!
    So FFG try something new...listen to us..you fan base...
    (If im the only one who think this is a good idea..the just ignore me, as always
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    ragnar63 reacted to babalander in Long time reader, first time poster.   
    Hello,
    I just wanted to take a bit of time to thank you guys for this great community. I understand that 3rd is not the most (if at all) supported rpg at this point, but this forum has helped me time and again. I played a bit of 1st when I was a kid back in the late 80's and then never touched a pen and paper rpg until last December (with 3rd). Me and my buddies started playing boardgames in recent years and it eventually led us to jumping into roleplaying. We were all fans of the Warhammer universe (fantasy and 40k) so we opted for WFRP 3rd edition. I now own everything published except the Edge of Night.
    Now 13 sessions in, we are having a blast! I couldn't care less about whoever and whatever negative things have been said about this edition. FFG created a really good product. They tried a lot of novel things and that's what makes it great. Of course some concepts work better than others but that's fine by me. The system and its mechanics are easily adjusted and houseruled without actually affecting the core of what gives the game its excellent and unique essence (or the bulk of what FFG actually created for that matter).
    Me and my group are all videogame industry veterans with 12+ years each in the industry. We might not be pen and paper rpg specialits, but we sure know gameplay and game design in general and we have a knack for what creates good mechanics and player agency. We all agree that FFG has something very good and special with 3rd. Sure it's got extra fat, and it's obvious that it could've been playtested more thoroughly. But even with its biggest flaws, the power and magic of this game remains very potent. A proper 4th edition, or .5, or revision, or whatever it is they do with pen and paper rpg's, could really propel this system into the realm of debilitating greatness.
    Anyway, thank you for all your dope contributions to this forum. Emirikol, valvorik, Gallows, Yepesnopes, others I forget, you guys are all top notch dudes (or chicks, who knows?). You've helped me so many times either clarifying some rules, giving me ideas, or just entertaining me when I was reading while taking a dump.
    Again, thanks!
    (Maybe now I'll even start posting real stuff. Who know? I've never subscribed to any forums of any kind before).
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