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The Middenheim Project

I must admit I am quite inspired by the Marienburg pages of Black Industries’ website. The fact that it is in constant development makes it even more interesting. A few days ago, they added even more characters. Since I will soon run  the first part of the Paths of the Damned campaign to new players, I decided I could make the city of Middenheim more complete. Don’t get me wrong. There’s a good deal of background and information in the first part of Ashes of Middenheim on the city of Ulric, but a GM can always use more. For example, some locations name the owner, but there are no NPC profile, personality and background. I also want to add some adventure seeds for people who want to add small quests to the main plot or simply run them outside of the big campaign.

You will find the Middenheim project in a new page I just created. I will post new information on some existing locations or create new ones and will add the proper link in the Middenheim page for easy access. As always, feel free to leave comments!

WFRP Illustration Contest

I know there are a lot of talented people out there who are loving Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay as much as I do and who can (that is really not difficult) depict this grim fantasy world better than me. Since my blog is a bit too textual so far, I decided to launch a contest to illustrate it a bit more. Well, I cannot really afford to give big prizes, but I you reply to this post with a nice Warhammer art work, I will approve it and many people will see it on this blog with your name next to it. I might just create a new page for Warhammer artworks if the replies are numerous enough. Come on, let’s make this blog a nice place for you and me!

More Marienburg content

The 4th May 2007, Black Industries announced that they would put online some revamped content on the great port of Marienburg. The original content was first published in the White Dwarf magazines, in a series of articles. A couple of days ago, they have been updating the Marienburg page. You can find a large version of the following map on their website.

Marienburg map

The new addition this week is, and I quote, “The Riverman’s Association, The Brotherhood of Seamen and Pilots, The Board of Trade Equity and the Wasteland Import Export Exchange”. If you haven’t seen the Marienburg project, you should definitely have a look. This location is a great place to create your own adventures if you like city intrigues, seamen, beer and whisky atmosphere.

The cover of The Thousand Thrones is now official and can be seen in Black Industries’ forthcoming products section. Rumors in BI forum talk of the men on the cover as being Sigmarian Flagellants. Part of this huge campaign would take place in Kislev and the other part in Marienburg. Make sense to me. This campaign will surely use content from the Realm of the Ice Queen and the Tome of Salvation.

In March 2005, at the same time they released the core rulebook, Black Industries published the Adventure Pack as a Gaming Aid. It was eventually sold out and replaced by the Character Folio in November 2006. Now, is there any major differences between the two? Are you really missing something if you started playing later or should you buy the Character Folio if you bought everything during the first year? These are the questions I intend to answer here.
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WFRP2 is growing

Slowly and slowly this little blog is growing. It has been visited for the 100th times no so long ago! Ok, really not spectacular, but it’s a symbolic number. To celebrate, I added a counter widget which is situated at the bottom of the right column. My next milestone is 1000 visits.

Today, I have also completed listing all the WFRP products released by Black Industries. You can find them in the WFRP books page which is divided in 3 sub pages: one for 2005, one for 2006 and one for the current year.

What else? The last few posts were previews of forthcoming products, the Tome of Salvation and The Thousand Thrones. In the next post, I intend to review the Renegade Crowns sourcebook of the Border Princes, a book that is considered by some as a great and innovative book, by others as an empty shell for dice rollers. Keep reading this blog to find out my opinion!

Anything you would like me to talk about? Any suggestions? Please post a comment!

Black Industries just released their 6th preview of the Tome of Salvation, a few hours after I posted my “complete” preview of this forthcoming book. I will update the previous post this weekend, but I just wanted to say a few words about it now.

The sixth preview contains 3 pages of the Chapter 3 called “Folk Worship”. It covers more especially the “sacred signs and gestures” of the major cults of the Empire, some religious sayings and the beginning of the section on priest’s physical appearance.

You will learn in this preview that tattoos, scarification and even branding are shown or hidden by many priests, that “May Ranald favour you” is in fact a curse of Ranald’s follower and that two extended fingers, the sign of the devouts of Sigmar, mean two opposite things depending on where the palm is facing.