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Vampire Wars info

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Hey everyone,

I'm on a mod team working on making a warhammer total conversion for the game Crusader Kings 2, and it's inspired me to get back into WFRP. I was thinking it would be fun to to set the campaign during the Vlad's invasion of the empire. I have a fair amount of info (all the 2e wfrp books, empire and vampire counts army books, etc.), but I figured there might be more information out there.

So does anyone have any good sources that discuss the time period? They don't necessarily have to do with wars themselves, I just want to get a better idea if what the world was like then. Thanks in advance!

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I assume you've read the BL novels Inheritance, Dominion and Retribution? They're compiled into the Vampire Wars omnibus. Technologically the setting 500 years earlier isn't portrayed that differently IMO (e.g. glass coach windows, a pistol duel) but it's a lot grimmer, bleaker and more humourless. OTOH, that might just be Steven Savile's style or a side-effect of the necro-sadistic stories.

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I do not have any advice on the vampire wars question, I just want to say that I would sell my first-born child for a Warhammer conversion of Crusader Kings 2. A great game that can fit perfectly with the Warhammer setting.

Any plans to be able to play a Norscan Jarl/King? Like the viking expansion for the game?

 

Edit: Wait, I might actually have something to contribute. WFRP second edition had a sourcebook for Vampires; Nights Dark Masters. That had a lot of background and history. The PDF-version can be bought here:

 

http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/64520/Nights-Dark-Masters?filters=0_0_44232_0_0

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Herr Arnulf, I have not read the BL books, do they add a lot of detail? I've found BL books to be of mixed quality, but if they got decent information, there's no harm in trying.

Ralzar, I have that WFRP book, but thanks for suggesting it. As to your question, yeah norscans will be playable. Our first release should have almost all of Araby, the Chaos Wastes, and the Old World playable. A follow up will add Ulthuan, Naggaroth, and Lustria. The mod is called Warhammer: Geheiminsnacht if you want to read about it on the paradox forums.

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illathid: If you're considering a Vampire Wars campaign, then the BL novels are probably a must-read. I didn't find the characters or stories especially engaging, and the books are completely devoid of humour (unless you find OTT torture-porn hilarious), but in terms of names, places and major events there's a lot of useful info contained within.

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Araby! Who doesn't want a character in comfy pants with a flying carpet! I read Tales of the Arabian Nights as a boy, and love that it can marry up with a Warhammer fantasy setting.

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Herr Arnulf: that's exactly what I wanted to know. Thanks a ton!

Valvorik: no southlands right now. Or rather only a tiny bit as we have the whole southern coast of Araby.

Pilthar: speaking of Araby, there's no real official fluff on them I've been able to find. Mad Alfred did some stuff though we're using in the mod.

Since you guys seem interested in the mod, Here's the main title music for it my friend just made for us:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZ_WXSLwotI

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