This location is part of my Middenheim Project. The original description can be found in Ashes of Middenheim (p.23). Father Albrecht is NPC that can be used to interact with the characters during their investigation in the Paths of the Damned campaign or for any adventure you run on your own.
Just wanted to say a little hi to all my readers. I started this blog July 25th and it has now been visited more than 1000 times. I failed to update it frequently in the past weeks but I have been experiencing some problems with Worpress which stopped me from publishing posts. I have also been working overtime. Anyway, the blog has now 4 pages: the main page with posts, the traditional About page, the complete list of all WFRP published books and the Middenheim project which is just starting. As usual, feel free to post a comment!
Black Industries’ Marienburg page has been updated not so long ago. They addded, and I quote: “a look at the criminal underworld of Marienburg, an the men whose unenviable task is to try and fight it. The League of Gentlemen Entrepreneurs is the organised gang that manages a wide variety of criminal activity in the city. The Suiddock Ward Barracks and Watch Post and Jail are also examined, as well as the Knights of Purity, who sometimes take justice into their own hands“. Have a look at this if you haven’t yet!
The information bellow is part of my Middenheim Project. The original location is described on page 24 of Ashes of Middenheim. Here is the profile of Aktmar Konigsamen, one of the teacher of the Collegium Theologica. He can be use in the beginning of the campaign when the PCs are investigating there.
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The Game Master’s Pack is already sold out and has been replaced by the Game Master Toolkit, but I still feel like doing a review of it for a couple of reasons: in case you might get your hands on one of the last copies, in case you want to know if you missed something and just because I eventually want to review all WFRP products.
The Game Master’s Pack is composed of two things: the GM screen and a 32 pages black and white booklet. The screen is made of 4 panels. The tables inside are useful (Weapons, Armours, Skills, Chaos Manifestations, Wrath of the Gods, etc.). The hit location table and critical effects tables are there, but the main critical table is missing.
The booklet himself is divided in two parts. The first one, following a short summary (p. 1) of the booklet is an adventure for PCs in their first career. “Pretty Things” (pp. 2-14), set in the Empire, can be run before the Paths of the Damned campaign. Four pre-generated characters (pp. 15-16) can be used for a quick start.
The second part of the booklet includes many things, some more useful than the other. You can find descriptions and maps of a typical coaching inn (pp. 17-18), toll house (p. 19), river lock and lock-keeper’s house (p. 20), way temple and wayside shrine (p. 21), a typical Reikland’s village (pp. 22-23) and a typical farmstead (p. 24). Good to photocopy are the NPC record sheet (p. 25) and the Combat Tracker (p. 26), but I personally prefer to scribble on a blank sheet of paper. The Dark Lores of Magic page (p. 27) is not something you will use often unless you plan on putting a lot of dark cultists in your games. The Equipment Emporium (pp. 28-31) is useful when your players are in a buying frenzy; you just keep your rulebook and pass the booklet around. The last page is just an overview of the booklet.
Overall, I would give the Game Master’s Pack 3 warhammers out of 5. I do prefer the Game Master’s Toolkit which I will review in a near future. You can find 2 previews of the Game Master’s Pack on Black Industries’ website.
I really like the new design of the 2nd edition of WFRP. Compared with the 1st edition, all books have a similar format and size, regular titles and subtitles. The art works both within the pages and on the covers are stunning. The content is great but you also feel like having the whole “collection” in your bookshelves.
One of the great artists of WFRP is Ralph Horsley. He just starting posting in BI’s forum and gave 4 great links to his personal website where you can contemplate the full versions (larger image, no title or writing) of the following covers:
I really like the left hand (hidden) side of most of them, since you can see some nice and expressive characters. For the occasion, I decided to change the top header of my blog. I might alternate once in a while. Great job Ralph!