29 January 2017

Awesome Lies - classical The Enemy Within: A Companion

AWESOME LIES blog started just recently and it has been very active. Blog is full of interesting "retro musings" about Warhammer. There are many interesting articles, but I have to mention this one especially - classical The Enemy Within: A Companion.

With classical The Enemy Within I mean the original The Enemy Within (TEW), that was published originally by Games Workshop in the late 1980s and later in the 1990s by Hoghshead Publishing. It is the most legendary and widely praised campaign ever made for WFRP and highly regarded RPG campaign outside Warhammer circles too. Most Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay fans and players are familiar about the campaign and have played it (some even multiple times). Campaign itself is made from several linked adventures. You can find more about it from Wikipedia: The Enemy Within Campaign.

Back to AWESOME LIES - The Enemy Within: A Companion. Gideon has made great effort to bring this companion together. It is great addition to original campaign material, providing greater explanation, giving more supplementary material and help to Game Masters. And that is not all. Gideon is bringing even more ideas to table - AWESOME LIES - Twists in the Tale.

28 January 2017

Total War: Warhammer - Grombrindal, the White Dwarf DLC

By the way, did you get your own legendary Grombrindal, the White Dwarf? He is now available free on Steam Downloadable Content for Total War: WARHAMMER.

Besides mighty Grombrindal himself, there are other free DLCs:
  • Grey Wizard from the Grey Order (Illusionists). Master of magical wind Ulgu, the Lore of Shadows.
  • Jade Wizard from the Jade College (Druids). Master of magical wind Ghyran, the Lore of Life.
  • Wurrzag. Legendary Lord.
Actual game picture from Total War: Warhammer. Picture taken by Jackdays.

See more info from official Total War Twitter and from the Official Site: Total War. Also from official Steam Total War: Warhammer.

26 January 2017

Games Workshop Concluding Deal For Licensing Rights to Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 4th Edition (?)

For some years there has been rumors and talk about Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 4th Edition, as the license is again free. As Age of Sigmar started, fans probably were not sure will there be anymore RPG based on the Old Warhammer World?

Well, lately there has been a lot of rumors about the new WFRP and now Grim and Perilous has published following article about Games Workshop concluding a deal with a major European publisher for world-wide distribution rights to Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay.

Read here all about it...

More talk, rumors, speculations from Strike to Stun forum here and here.

This information is off course very interesting. New publisher, new version, new products, new fans - these would keep the good Old Warhammer World alive. But also, remember Zweihänder: Grim and Perilous RPG. It is coming soon. and that is the game system I'm personally waiting!

21 January 2017

Blood Bowl Novels

Even Blood Bowl is kind-of-a alternative Old Warhammer World setting, it is good Old Warhammer. Black Library has published number of Blood Bowl novels. There is Quick Reads and still some copies left from the original classic novels. Stories are fun reading.

I don't know are more coming, but here's the current situation:

Blood Bowl: The Boxed Set by Matt Forbeck
Prepare yourself, sports fans, for the ride of your life! Well, of Dirk Hoffnung's life, more accurately, as you follow him on his journey from nobody to internationally renowned Blood Bowl star in this series of four classic novels, collected together in brand new hardback editions encased within a lavish boxed set.
Classic Novels include: Blood Bowl, Dead Ball, Deathmatch and Rumble in the Jungle
This collection is also available in ebook format.

Da Bank Job by Andy Hall
Orc captain Brobag plans to save his failing team from relegation by winning an invitational against the Reikland Reavers. The only problem is, there’s no way they can defeat their opponents... unless they cheat.

Doc Morgrim's Vow by Josh Reynolds
When a Blood Bowl team from the Old World takes a trip to the cold north, the stakes are more than just victory for Doc Morgrim – his very freedom is at stake.

Fixed by Robbie MacNiven
Badly injured star player Greig Garr must find a way to play in the next match or he won’t be able to pay back his debts. A mysterious stranger offers to cure his leg, but what will the true cost of his amazing help be?

Manglers Never Lose by Josh Reynolds
Tyrus Bundt, coach of the Middenplatz Manglers, finds his star player dead on the eve of the Doombowl finals. With no time to recruit a replacement, he can only think of one last, desperate option – find a necromancer!

07 January 2017

Chaos Runes Font

Happy New Year 2017!

What would be better way to start a new year, than a new great addition to rules. Ultrajosua has made a opentype font about dreaded and blasphemous Chaos Runes. This is great looking stuff to use in  handouts, Chaos related sourcebooks...etc.

Chaos Runes Font

You can also comment about subject in the Strike to Stun forum topic.