Friday, August 14, 2009

New edition of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay incoming!

Fantasy Flight Games has been on a Games Workshop related release spree as of late and I am really excited about it! Next up is a new edition of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, the WHFB RPG system (which appears to be slightly less exciting).

The new set is a bit pricey (current MSRP is $99.95) but the core set comes with everything you need to play the game - aside from some friends and time. The core set includes:
  • 4 comprehensive rule books provide all the knowledge you will need on the Old World
  • Over 30 Custom Dice give you unprecedented options for story-telling
  • Party sheets provide new skills and abilities to keep everyone engaged
  • 40 different careers and 4 different races offer a multitude of character options
  • More than 300 cards keep you in the game, no need to look up skills or abilities
  • Three character keepers designed to hold everything your hero will need each session
It looks like FFG took some cues from the latest edition of D&D and tried to simplify the rules look-up and disputes that eventually come up during any given gaming session. The game art I have seen far is also related to the Warhammer: Age of Reckoning MMO which makes me wonder if the game system uses some of the videogame's mechanics.

The Hogs of War have some pictures of the set from GenCon. Not sure I like all the little bit (cardboard stands?) and special dice. I'll certainly be keeping an eye on this system update, although I have some concerns about the changes that have been made. Never got a chance to play the last edition but this is shaping up to be a different experience entirely.

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