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  1. Johannes_Tippmeister

    Will the DriveThruRPG pdf watermark print?

    Ah nice, that shouldn't be a problem for pictures. Thanks a lot for the quick reply!
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    Will the DriveThruRPG pdf watermark print?

    Hello fellow GMs, the time has come for me to prepare the new Enemy Within campaign. I've purchased the physical copy but I'm contemplating to buy the .pdf as well. The reason is that I like to take the book art and print it as large handouts for my players. I find it adds much to the immersion. Now, what has me concerned is that DriveThruRPG says that the pdf is 'watermarked'. Does that mean the pages will be marred by an ugly logo? In that case I'd give it a pass. Has anyone made any experiences with this? If the DriveThruRPG watermark shows on the prints, are there other places that sell the pdf without one? cheers,
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    Sourcebooks for Araby, Estalia, Lustria, etc.

    Potential IP violations are moot point as far as I as a customer am concerned - in fact I much appreciate it being synchronized with other canonical sources (such as the Warpstone Fimir article) and official source books which I own anyhow. I was unaware that the Fantasy Battle crowd had similar die-hard fans. :-)
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    Do the zombies in your games have maggots in them?

    I always crank the disgusting dial to maximum when describing events. There's nothing pretty about a walking corpse. The point I want to get across is that they are not walking xp, but something to avoid.
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    New POD: NECROMANCERS!

    I'd probably pay the 20$ for it, but 38$ shipping & handling to Germany? This will have to wait until retailers in Europe have this in stock. Up until then, any party member meddling with the dark arts will be hunted down by Eisenfels, my NPC Witch Hunter who suspects the characters anyhow. After all, they always happen to be where the cults and the corruption are. A positive correlation - and we all know that that's as good as causation! ;-)
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    New to whfrp…

    Especially reading through the new Enemy Within Campaign I feel we got a good run with this edition already and I wouldn't be be bitter if they called it quits now. I hope, of course, that we'll see plenty more of material to come. From a business perspective I wouldn't be too surprised if they decided that it was time to sell the rules again to their customers and this is usually done in the guise of a revised or new edition. I could accept that, too, as 'rules of the game' in rpg print publishing. That said I'll start a new 3rd ed. group next Saturday that will hopefully be in for the long haul and so, entirely detached from any publishing schedule of FFG, I'll be playing 3rd. ed. for a long time.
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    Best published

    I find this harder to answer than I had imagined. Truth to be told, the tone and the setting of wfrp are something that is always lingering in the background of many adventures and source books. It's in the stories, the dark humour, the not-so-high-and-heroic way of telling all these little sinister secrets that each and every denizen seems to have. In any case, I'd say that the original "Enemy Within" campaign really introduced us to how a wfrp evening should be like. To me, its subtitle has always been "This is Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay". Though this is a bit expensive to get a hold of and a bit much to read. I suppose you could just read "The Ratcatcher's Tale" to get an idea of what wfrp is in contrast to other RPGs. http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/ffg_content/wfrp/ratcatchers/ARatcatchersTale.pdf FFG certainly did a good job to get the tone and theme across ;-)
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    Graeme Davis' Other Project: Colonial Gothic

    I've purchased every single book in that series just to be so short of time that I haven't been able to read them properly. That said, having flipped through them, I much enjoyed the setting and the alternate history in there.
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    Popular WHRPG 3e Forums?

    I'm curious - do you guys see yourselves as "wfrp 3" players? I ask because the edition has never been a defining feature for me. I currently use wfrp 3, but I play "wfrp", if that makes any sense. I've played the first edition for years, skipped the second edition since I didn't play at all and joined again for the third. In any case, I've always used materials from all editions, the fluff texts in wfb army books, fan materials, warpstone articles and whatnot. I've also been buying all second edition books on ebay now that I've started again, just to use their ideas. To me wfrp is wfrp - it's the setting, the world, the black humor and the grim and perilous. Which dice I grab to attack is of minor significance to me. The only mandatory aspect of the system for me would be the careers. You cannot change the system to one where you have a level 18 fighter and still call it wfrp. You gotta have a grave robber and a beggar as starter careers.Other than that I place little emphasis on it. From my vantage point an edition war would miss the point. Now, if they had changed wfrp to make it a clean high-adventure saga in a generic fantasy kingdom suited for all ages and free of any controversial elements, I'd be on the frontline of said edition war, but as it only affects the system I consider it side issue.
  10. A corrupt, greedy, superstitious, brutal, bleak and unenlightened society and everything is saturated with black British humour. What's not to like? ;-) I can't take shiny heroes with straight bleached teeth and chrome armour in Disney-clean fantasy settings. It nauseates me.
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    The Enemy Within…Musing on Price and Production

    And so it has begun! ;-) Bye, bye went my Amazon pre-order, to be shipped Dec 4. Honestly, I hadn't thought it was real anyhow. My bet is a re-visit of 'Hero's Call'. It will ship, it's real, it will just arrive months later. Hello, We regret to inform you that we have been unable to source the following item: Fantasy Flight Games "Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay: The Enemy Within" http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1616614765 Our supplier has informed us that this item is no longer available. This item has now been cancelled from your order #026-7712723-9780365 and we can confirm that you have not been charged for it. Please accept our apologies for any disappointment or inconvenience caused.
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    WFRP 2012 Fan-Sponsored Scenario Contest Results

    And if I may say so, we are are lucky to have a wfrp fan community where people take the time to create such scenarios for their fellow players! So thanks to all of you for sharing!
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    The Enemy Within…Musing on Price and Production

    I haven't heard anything about the production values and my guess is as good as yours. That said, Graeme Davis says a few things about the campaign's content on the 'Small but Vicious Special 4 : The Writer Within' podcast. Maybe you can read something between the lines: http://www.d20radio.com/sbv/?p=142
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    The Enemy Within at the Printers?

    My pre-order on Amazon.co.uk tells me that it will ship 4 Dec 2012. Now, after Hero's Call I'm carefully optimistic to put it mildly but it at least appears as if they try to make that date.
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    'Chaos in the Old World'

    I've just played a session of 'Chaos in the Old World' - the FFG board game. Good game, hands down, seriously! I'm amazed how well they've managed to capture the character of the different Chaos gods in rules. Even though I only played a small 2-man game with a friend of mine (and a wfrp enthusiast), it was already a very tight and interwoven game. I played Nurgle and I happily brought pestilence and disease to the populous areas of the Old World, but Tzeentch, Changer of the Ways, very cunningly managed to undermine my attempts and subvert my efforts. Luckily Khorne didn't join the game or my feeble and frail cultists would have been mincemeat. And I needed those weaklings to spread my plagues. Oh and curse those Bretonnian Knights for wiping out my sickly forces. Serves them right that Bretonnia ended up as a ruined chaos waste, a pustulent, blighted sore, quite in the image of the diseased gardens of grandfather Nurgle. Hah! Really, I can recommend that game. With 4 players (even 5 with the Horned Rat expansion) it must be bloody mayhem. Fast-paced and full of mean player-player interaction. The game even has a horror-scenario ending: that all rounds are used up and that the Old World manages to escape the all-consuming ravages of Chaos for another year! Have you guys tried it?
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