|Fantasy Flight Games Gen Con Experience | Published 29 July 2011|
Where can you gain insights into the development of your favorite Warhammer 40,000 Roleplay or Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay title? Fantasy Flight Games’ roleplaying seminars at Gen Con Indy 2011 will provide you with the latest revelations from the developers themselves. Be among the first to hear about our hottest and newest additions, supplements, and adventures!
Before you attend our seminars, make sure to pick up an advance copy of Black Crusade, debuting at Gen Con, from our FFG booth. A limited number of Black Crusade copies will be on sale beginning Thursday morning.
The 41st millennium
Let the light of the God-Emperor safely guide you through the perils of the warp to the Westin Council Room. Join our Warhammer 40,000 Roleplay development team on Thursday at 1pm.
This 90 minute seminar will focus on our hottest and newest titles including:
• Black Crusade
• Black Crusade: The Game Masters Kit
• The Achilus Assault for Deathwatch
• Mark of the Xenos for Deathwatch
• Daemon Hunter for Dark Heresy
• The Apostasy Gambit for Dark Heresy
• The Warpstorm Trilogy for Rogue Trader
• and more!
The Black Crusade section will feature an overview of the remarkable new addition to FFG’s popular Warhammer 40,000 Roleplay line. Our discussion will include the rules, a look at character creation, running the game, and how Black Crusade interacts with the other lines.
Burning with queries about GM advice or other roleplaying aspects? The seminar will also include an extensive question and answer section.
News from the Old World
The end of your pilgrimage is in sight, past the sacred Waystones, at the Westin Chamber room. Thursday at 4pm marks our developers' seminar on the past, present, and future of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay.
Come meet our design team, ask questions, and learn about the state of this grim and perilous game during the 30 minute seminar. The seminar will include a discussion of Black Fire Pass and Omens of War, as well as provide details on an as-of-yet unannounced product.
Register for Gen Con today, and then be sure to reserve your ticket for the Warhammer 40,000 Roleplay seminar and the Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay seminar! Keep checking back for updates in the coming weeks for more on Fantasy Flight Games’ presence at Gen Con Indy 2011 and sign up for our exclusive Gen Con Twitter feed to receive instant updates and follow our news about the biggest gaming event of the year!
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Not trying to beat an old drum at all. I know there's no going back, sadly. I'm just saying that many players I know that played 2e never switched, so instead of completely ignoring the not-inconsequential market that those players present by making supplements they can't use at all, capitalize on it by providing material with enough fluff to make it worth while for those loyal 2e players (like myself) to pick it up. These means more emphasis on the writing and less on the bits, true, but a product like Blackfire Pass quite interests me, as I said, and I'd consider buying it if even a small effort was made to make it accessible to players like me even if it was just a small web enhancement product I had to print out with conversion notes.
Hopefully no "ramping down" for WHFRP3. It's a great game, though I wish there was a $30 "red box" starter set to make it easier for those who are afraid of a $100 initial investment.
Wow Bronn that's an old drum to beat.
I think the components were a step to far in some cases and they make it an expensive game to produce. I would have been happy with just the action cards and the dice but it is a very good game and I much prefer it over the % based system.
I would hope that they're ramping down to consider supporting the 2nd players that are still playing and haven't and won't switch over. I still think it was an error to completely change the game that a core playerbase has loved for a long time, but what's done is done. However, there's no reason that the support for 3rd Edition couldn't be aimed at both audiences, even if its just a PDF release of conversion notes back to second and making the fluff worthwhile for those of us still happily enjoying our 2nd Edition. I am running a game in Averland right now, and would love to make use of the Blackfire Pass release, but am hesitant to spend a ton of money on components I'll never use.
I hope this is only a hiccup, a 30 minute seminar talking about only 1 new product and otherwise going over past ones. Aside from the 4th Ruinous Power box for Slaanesh, there is so much good stuff they can cover - an Elf Book, Halflings, Bretonnia, the Border Princes and other parts of world. There is also room for a boxed set adventure or two featuring other parts of the Empire like Middenheim.
A Border Princes boxed set would be great as it would fit naturally with an "adventure omnibus", something with 3-4 fully fleshed out adventure episodes of different sorts each introducing some new location cards, items etc.
I'm loving Warhammer and want more more more.
I hope that the 30 minute seminar is due to them dealing with only one product line whereas the 40k seminar will cover 4 product lines. As for material...MORE is needed for warhammer....there are tons of things that need covered as of yet. ......and Star Wars holds no interest for me.
Forgot to add maybe they are ramping it down as they need to development time to work on the Star Wars RPG. ;o)
Is this the end of the road for WHFRP. Only a 30 min seminar talking about past products and one new one (I am guessing Slannesh). I would actually be ok with that, there is more than enough stuff and they could return later with more adventures maybe.