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Small But Vicious 21
Presenting video footage of FFG's GenCon WFRP seminar
Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay | Published 12 August 2010

The great Twin-Tailed Comet, a portent tied to both Sigmar and the Empire, has been seen in the sky. To some, it is a sign of hope. To others, the harbinger of doom. To many, this can mean only one thing: The End Times are at hand...

For all the fans of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay who weren’t able to attend our Small But Vicious Seminar at GenCon for themselves, we’re happy to present this four-part video series. Hosted by Senior RPG Designer Jay Little, the Small But Vicious Seminar discusses the current WFRP release schedule, as well as answers questions about the upcoming hardcover books and component vaults.

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Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay is a roleplaying game that sets unlikely heroes on the road to perilous adventure, in the grim setting of Games Workshop's Warhammer Fantasy world. Players will venture into the dark corners of the Empire, guided by luck and Fate, and challenge the threats that others cannot or will not face.

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Pedro Lunaris
Published: 8/17/2010 10:46:55 PM

One thing that now I'm missing is more about the rest of the Empire. It is one good thing to start seeing a little more of other provinces, but I think a whole expansion about the Empire would be neat. Maybe the rules of humans of each region would differ, and the halflings could come on itas well.


And why not Slaanesh? What would be more in place with the God of Pleasure and Perversity than a dig in in the Empire way of life?


Mmmmh, I'll just go and take a look at "Blood on the Reik" again.. Such amazing drawings...



Published: 8/17/2010 2:30:32 AM

Thanks for posting this, very nice. I too would love to see a video actual play from J.L. :)

Lord Icarus
Published: 8/15/2010 12:25:28 AM

These updates to game bookkeeping have basically removed any complaint I had about this game...EVER!  I am so excited for this product range to actually come out, and it is so very pretty to boot.


Now, just put more fluffy bits in your products!

Published: 8/14/2010 11:56:51 AM

More seriously than my last comment, it is really excellent to have the entire seminar posted. Stuff like this and the excellent customer support is what keeps me coming back to FFG. Keep up the good work, guys.

Angelic Despot
Published: 8/14/2010 9:55:52 AM

I'm really glad to have seen those videos.   Firstly, thanks for making them available.   Secondly, thanks for addressing virtually everything I was concerned about.

I'm very pleased that the book format will be coming, both for reference material, a way to attract potential players put off by the presentation.   And also because I hope to partially use it myself.

I felt that WFRP needed a big design revamp: as fun as previous rules were, there have a been a lot of clever, cool and elegant RPG game mechanics written since the '80s and WFRP needed the update.   So I always applauded FF's vision.   I did feel though, that there was too much to keep track of.   Too many tokens, components, etc.   Particularly for the GM.

So I hope to be able to keep using the components that I like, while doing away with those I find inconvenient and table-space consuming (at least for a majority of the time).   I may even find that over time, I want to re-introduce some of the components again.

I'm also really keen on seeing more adventures and setting information.   I'm also pleased that the focus seems to be staying on the Empire and it's immediate surroundings.

Keep up the good work!


Pedro Lunaris
Published: 8/13/2010 8:58:15 PM

I do hope we will see large scale combat rules in the Khorne expansion. It would be a great way of bringing to the game a new and fun way of playing when the PCs get mixed in such situations. And, if the End is Night, it may be needed sooner than later... ;]

Published: 8/13/2010 2:55:19 PM

Very nice! It good to know whats coming down the road.

Published: 8/13/2010 2:34:33 PM

Hey! There's my 15 minutes (seconds?) of fame! I was Jay's straight man on the creature cards comment. I wasn't a plant or anything; the man's just got good comic timing.

Anywho, it was a *great* seminar and I came away even more excited about the game. I think the new guides will make it easier to pull in new players and will hopefully quell some of the unreasoning nerd-rage against the format of the current edition. I can't wait to get my grubby mitts on 'em.

Published: 8/13/2010 1:16:41 PM

Haha, I love it when the guy in the audience asks "Any chance we'll see any creatures on cards?" and Jay goes "Huh, that is a good question." while the slide showing the new creature cards rotates in. 

Great stuff.  Thanks for posting all of this online for us, FFG!  Great seminar Jay!

Published: 8/13/2010 11:43:53 AM

The best part about these videos is that while nurgle is being discussed the big guy in the front row is coughing and picking his nose. It's nice to know we had a Greater Unclean One to preside over the seminar.

Then the camera operator adjusts his frame to not show him anymore. Must've been as disgusted as I was.

Published: 8/13/2010 10:03:31 AM

Okay so im a little confused. Ive been playing wfrp for 15 yrs now and have finally decided to move onto the 3rd edition, haven't purchased it yet though. So my question is should i skip the current box set and wait for these "component vaults" to come out and get them? Because it seems they have all the same contents of the box set just updated.

Published: 8/13/2010 10:01:32 AM

I was very excited about the core set and it has been kind of fun to play in the world of Warhammer Fantasy in a new way, but it has not gone all well with me and my players as we have played games that have brought the wow without all the components (Burning Wheel and Legends of Anglerre being two that we have liked) . And after seeing these videos, I have realized that there will be no end to all these cards and punch board pieces.

I am not going to say anything bad about your new game. I will just say that despite loving some of your other products (Dark Heresy and Rogue Trader), I don't think we (my gaming group) are your target audience for this game. The 2nd edition was good, but really needed a revamp (the career system is actually not that great because if you are an adventure, you now have to work in how you have gotten to a new career into the story and that does not always work), just not this radical.



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