Welcome to Librarium Online!
What is this? i have heard about it and it sounds quite good, but i still have no idea what it is.
I have done a search and there are no other threads like this so i haven't found anything that i canuse.
after doing a google search i found this link:
might be of interest to you....
as far as i'm aware WHFRP was the original GW game in the 80's following on from the Dingeons & Dragons craze, Fantasy Battle stemmed from it as a way of playing tabletop battle within the warhammer world and then 40k a little later- apparently it was very good however im not much of a roleplayer....anyway this year a new version was released- im sure there will be LO members who have played either the original or the new versiojns who can fill us in more??
PLAN CLAN MAN!!
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man- S. Johnson
I've played a normal D&D that was set in the Warhammer world, that works well wnough, you just need a DM who knows enough about it really.
But apart from that, I saw an add for the WHFB RPG in the back of a Warhammer graphic novel- The tales of the Tent-tailed cat- I think it was called. It was the Black Industries website, there is a link to it on that Green Ronin website that was posted. It could just be the same thing, but it looked fairly different from that link.
the role play stemmed from the game. i think..
is it a table top game then? Because i thought that it was a PC game like world of warcraft or something
No, the Warhammer Fantasy Roleplaying game is just that, a roleplaying game, with pencils, paper and dice. I believe that it came before the tabletop game, it couldn't compete with D&D, so it shifted gears. It was a lot more mechanical than D&D at the time, so, it was not as fast and was a lot more complex. It was very cool in that it was situated in the Warhammer world, not the D&D world(s). If you look around your local hobby shops, you may find a copy of the rule book. This game is not to be confused with their newer "roleplaying" game, Warhammer Quest, which is relatively new, (last 10 years or so), and is still aminiature based system, with a hint of rolaplaying involved, (kinda like calling Diablo an RPG).
Last edited by THE Hersh; September 19th, 2005 at 17:23. Reason: clarify
A little pain never hurt anyone - Larry
What is the one that has just come out? Warhammer quest?
I don't really like the sound of pen and paper, but this new model one sounds quite good, if that is the one that all those books on the sites are about.
And D&D what is that, i have only ever played the board game which is really good. But i don't know what the game is
Ummm, sorry 'bout that. I keep forgetting that I'm not always dealing with people in the same age bracket as I am.
D&D is short for Dungeons and Dragons, the original, (IIRC), Roleplaying game, (pencil and paper). It is based on Lord of the Rings and started all this fantasy game stuff, (as in really got it going).
The newest GW RPG, (and I use the term lightly), is Warhammer Quest. You take your character through a dungeon, killing things. After a while your character goes up a level and becomes better. It is based around Warhammer Fantasy Battle from a couple of versions ago. It is kinda fun but VERY limited. You do not require a Game Master, (you can play it solo if you want).
Okay, for some reason, I just now checked out that link in the previous post. I think this is a new incarnation of the ancient Role play, I didn't delve to deeply into it, however, it seems to be a pen and paper kinda game. The game I was discussing IS called Warhammer Quest and is at least 10 years old.
Last edited by THE Hersh; September 19th, 2005 at 19:38. Reason: D'oh
A little pain never hurt anyone - Larry
I've been playing Warhammer Fantasy Role Play for about two months now. It's a role playing game sort of like Dungeons and Dragons (Which is crap).
There was a game about 10 years ago or so called Warhammer Fantasy Role Play, but it died out fairly quickly because it had to compete with AD&D, RIFTS, Sword & Sorcery and a whole slew of other RPG's that came out at the same time. In short; it was dropped from GW's line of products.
However, since RPG's are kicking back up in popularity (Since the right wing extremists seem to have forgotten about RPG's in favor of violent video games) GW has decided to attempt to make WFR work again. This version is a bit better than the last version. It's cleaner and easier to make characters from, but I think that character progression happens way too fast if you follow the rules. I went from a basic character to a complete badass in just under 6 gaming sessions.
I've never played Warhammer Quest, and I'm not really interested in it, but I can say with absolute certainty that it is not connected to the new Warhammer Fantasy Role Playing game in any way.
heh, alot of misconceptions here I see...too short a time to adress them all, but a few things first;
* the rpg came after the tabletop game
* warhammer quest is _not_ an rpg, it's a board game, with fancy rules
* the orginal warhammer fantasy roleplay rocked, and kicked ad&d into the stratosphere. I loved that game, with all it's quirks, and the new one looks even better.
* if you maxed out @ six sessions hourglass, the DM is doing things wrong. I'm sorry, but every game can look bad with a bad (or just not a good one) DM/GM, just as even a bad game can look interesting with a good, really good DM
edit: and to put my mouth where my money is, there are rules for doing conversions to and fro the warhammer tabletop game, so that really proves which came first
Last edited by CryoGenFX; September 19th, 2005 at 20:22. Reason: addition of evidence