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  1. How similar to "the real" Catan is the game? I've thought about getting Catan as a gateway game for non-gamer friends and family, as Catan is quite simple but not Monopoly. But I might get this game instead, but as I want it specifically to play with non-gamers, I want the it to be relatively close to actual Catan.
  2. Rather than compendiums I'd prefer to have an index with references to which page and in what book the race/item/ship/specialization/adversary/etc can be found. Preferably in a spreadsheet for easy searching, sorting and filtering. For WFRP 3ed someone (I cannot remember who) created an index of all the components, cards, etc and which expansion they belonged to. That was a very useful spreadsheet to have.
  3. I have only played EotE for a little bit, but it seems that an easy way to give a bonus to a mounted character is to allow a boost die on all (melee?) combat checks against unmounted opponents, and maybe give the player a free movement maneuver from the mount.
  4. I've converted TEW 1ed to 3ed on the fly when playing with my group. We mostly used Gitzmanns Super Huge map (on an iPad). So I'd probably print parts of that if I wanted a print copy.
  5. As a houserule for my group I have created the following talents to deal with the problem: https://www.dropbox.com/s/xia7791le1ewr2k/ExtraTalents.jpg?dl=0 In short, I allow players to buy extra talent slots for a talent advance and I made "creative" talents for all the different talent types. Feel free to use them if you want.
  6. I don't think there is one. I've always used the normal goblin and spider creature cards and had them fighting together.
  7. I've only been a player in the adventure and had fun from a player perspective. We might have missed some stuff, as we were completely focused on the orc waaagh and the vampire bit blindsided us totally. I think it's probably supposed to be a plot twist, but it felt like we had zero foreshadowing (or missed those clues completely). The big orc battle also felt "unbalanced", my character was a jack-of-all-trades pirate, who was a decent one-on-one fighter. But I felt that my character couldn't make much difference in the big fight. Our celestial wizard thought, with comet of Casandora and other big spells, felt like a much more useful character in the battle. I still had a blast, but it might bother some players.
  8. Yes, in your example it would be like: Option 1: (as you described) Turn 1: Berzerker Rage + Reckless Turn 2: 17 damage as per your count above. Total damage after soak after turn 2 = 17 (or 19 with bonuses from Sigmar's Strength) Option 2: Turn 1: Reckless Cleave: 4+7+3+4-5 = 13 damage Turn 2: Melee strike (or another better attack): at least 4+7+2-5=8 damage Total damage after soak after turn 2 = 13+8=21 In option 2 I'm assuming that a character with 2 trainings in WS, a strenght of 4 and probably a shift into reckless stance he'll probably hit the improved success and boon lines on Reckless Cleave and Melee Strike without the strength boost. Again, it's highly dependant on enemy soak. Against a high soak + high toughness monster would be much better to attack with Berzerker Rage and Sigmar's Strenght as you want to do high damage to negate their soak. But while fighting humans, goblins or even orcs, with lower toughness and soak it might be better to attack without. My example guy (T4 and 12 wounds) would be dead in the first turn with option 2, and would leave the mercenary open to do damage on another enemy in turn 2. Not to mention that the priest of Sigmar would also have an attack in the first turn instead of using a buff. With a recharge of 4 (Berzerker rage) a longer fight forces you to use the action again if you want to keep the bonus. Which costs another turn. Lastly, the Berzerker Rage boon line actually says: "While this card is recharging, your Strength and Toughness characteristics are treated as 1 higher for any checks you make using them." Sigmar's Strenght wording is: "You and all your allies within close range gain 1 Strength and 1 Toughness." So it could be that Berzerker Rage wouldn't increase strength for damage calculation with the boon line, meaning you'd "only" do 16 damage in your example. The same goes for the increase from toughness, soak is not a check.
  9. I agree that the card is (often) worth it, but I still feel that using an action is part of the card "cost". In a short combat (4 turns) as you say it takes 25% of that characters actions to activate, and it either takes a few turns or some stress to get into 3 reckless stance for the full damage bonus. In a longer combat (7 turns) it's still almost 15% of the characters actions during that combat. From memory I don't know how recharge tokens Berzerker rage and Sigmar's Strength gets, but in a longer combat you might need to activate them again if you want to keep the bonuses. So depending on how what enemies you face, how many there are and their stats, it might be a good action to use, or it could be overkill, or make no difference at all. An simple example with only the Mercenary fighting one enemy: Mercernary: Strenght 4, hand weapon (5 dmg). Enemy: Toughness 4, 12 wounds. I'm assuming basic success and no special actions other than Berzerker rage. Option 1: Turn 1: Activate berzerker rage and get +1 strength. Go 1 into reckless. (0 damage) Turn 2: Go 2nd step into reckless. Attack and hit 4+1+5+2-4 (8 damage) Turn 3: Go 3d step into reckless. Attack and hit 4+1+5+3-4 (9 damage) Enemy dead turn 3 Option 2: Turn 1: Attack and hit 4+5-4 (5 damage) Turn 2: Attack and hit 4+5-6 (5 damage) Turn 3: Attack and hit 4+5-6 (5 damage) Enemy dead turn 3 Sure, the +1str increases chance to hit and the chance to get +2 damage on the melee strike. But even assuming +2 damage result in option 1 the bad guy would go down turn 3. Adding +1 str from a blessing to option 1, would still mean enemy death turn 3. Certainly, this is only one example. Changing wounds, soak, toughness of the enemy etc. could make berzerker rage the better option. But it could also make not using berzerker rage a better option. It depends a lot on what enemy you're fighting. But loosing a player turn or two in the case of activating both actions is a considerable cost, not to mention that the players paid XP (or used creation points) for Berzerker Rage and Sigmar's Strength.
  10. Most of the time I don't let the players know how much wounds any enemy they face can take. So when they are close to their threshold (or above) they can start running. That way the players don't feel cheated. It could be through an escape pod, a smoke grenade, a secret passage, rocket boots, by getting reinforcements that cover their escape, or the players killed a double, or any other trick (only use each trick once though). The bad guy could go unconcious as well, depending on you want to risk your players would kill him while he's out. But if the PCs don't kill him he could make some cool escape later. If you don't want your players to feel cheated you should leave something behind in the encounter. Maybe the bad guy dropped his super cool blaster, or left some evidence about his secret lair, his best minion was killed in the encounter when covering the escape, or maybe they permanently injured the bad guy next so time they see him he has an eyepatch or some other evidence of the encounter. The players should at least feel that they get something for risking their characters lives. Like that they are closing in on the bad guy, or weakened their opponent in some way.
  11. I do believe that they stack, which makes it quite a powerful combination. But in a combat situation, it comes at the cost of two actions that could have been attacks instead, and while +2 Strenght +2 Toughness is nice, as combats are relatively short in WFRP in terms of how many turns they take. So spending a turn is quite a large "cost" in itself. The enemies could do a lot with that extra time. I have a character with berzerker rage, and I'm not so sure that the action used to activate berzerk is "worth it" in terms of damage output, if the character had used the action for another attack instead she might make more damage in total. But obviously it depends a bit on what you're fighting. The same logic goes for Sigmar's Strength, so I bhink lowering the bonus to one fortune is a bit harsh.
  12. One take on using X-wing with Star Wars RPGs (in this case AoR, but should apply to EotE as well): https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2017/4/3/from-one-chance-to-the-next/
  13. Sounds like a good GM kit. I'll have to get it as soon as any FLGS has it in stock. Quick question, is the GM screen thin cardboard or thicker (like hardcover books)? Agreed, I've played a lot of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 3ed, and knocking over the standups to indicate dead/unconcious characters and NPCs is a good way to keep track of how the fight is going.
  14. Thanks, I'll check that out.
  15. Just my two cents regaring your questions: 1. A fun, interactive storytelling game where the players are the heroes of the story. 2. Yes, that often works without issue, when someone is missing it's better to say that their character is away doing something else ("he's calibrating the hyperdrive, it will probably take at least a day or two"), and then have them jump in next session. I think doing separate story lines is harder, that's almost like having two separate groups instead of one. 3. I started out with a lot of computer RPGs (like Baldurs Gate) before I got into pen and paper RPGs and I just loved it. So I think your group of friends have potential to have a lot of fun with RPGs.