Rogue Trader Humble Bundle

From now and for the next 20 days, the Humble RPG Book Bundle is for the PDFs of Warhammer 40K Rogue Trader, once Fantasy Flight Games but now with Cubicle 7.

While this isn’t strictly to do with WFRP, the lowest contribution of $1 gets you a 20% off coupon for the C7 store. You won’t be able to use it for the first installment of the new Enemy Within campaign, since it doesn’t apply to preorders, but you could use it to get the WFRP 4e stuff that’s already appeared.

Posting Necromancy

While searching for my campaign blogs from FFG’s forum for fellow LF writer I realised that they have closed a whole lot of thread (or they’ve just gone with some update on the forums). I can still see my posts so I’ll try to save them or more precisely the meaningful ones.

One of these things was “Adventure Seeds” – small ideas of scenarios that we started to gather at Hammerzeit (now long gone). I’ll try to fish them out as they are exactly the kind of inspiration I decided to build this site on. They can be found HERE under Inspiration > Adventure Seeds.

I also decided to include our gaming logs on this site (when ever I get the change to add them). If You have gaming logs that you’re writing somewhere around the seas of internet please let me know and I’ll either link them or copy/paste them here (with Your permission of course).

edit: As I just went through my emails I noticed a message with complete stats for Reik Eels. So there’s now a new page under Downloads called simple WFRP3 that’ll be used to host all kinds of WFRP3 material.

Using Arkham Horror App as inspiration

As a addicted iPhone user and a boardgame geek I couldn’t resist the lure of FFG’s app for Arkham Horror. Only recently I started to wonder if I would ever be using it as I still like the cards and bits and pieces. I toyed around with an idea of a Call of Cthulhu scenario/campaign in Arkham but it seemed kind of pointless.

Then an idea occured to me. One of the main points WFRP (way back when 1st edition was published) was to create a Call of Cthulhu game in a fantasy setting. Nowadays the game has pretty much moved on though an odd cultis plot pops up every now and then when the skaven aren’t behind it all… But for me it was one of the points that made the game so dear to me and it’s still the main idea behind my game mastering.

So I wondered – why not use the app for random effects in Warhammer? Sure the setting is pretty different and there’s no “gate bursts” in the Old World. Or is there?

WFRP is kind of an action packed monster hunt these days. At least if you look at the published material. So how actually hunting monsters from another dimension would fit in quite nicely.

This kind of use would demand some extra effort from GM as the events in Arkham Horror are designed for a boardgame. But as all GMs (at least to my knowledge) are pretty creative it shouldn’t be that big of a problem.

“A gate appears” – does it mean a passage to skaven tunnels, an actual portal to Chaos Realm, a transfer to encounter mode or something else? The GM only knows. And if he doesn’t he can always “draw” a new encounter that could possibly be better suited to the current situation.

This is all just ramblings of course as I haven’t even tried it myself – yet. But it still should point out that interesting sources of inspiration can be found anywhere!