Thursday, 28 May 2015

Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay

There's been a lull in my group's gaming recently so we're starting afresh next Tuesday, and after we spent an evening really enjoying 'The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt', there was only one choice for our next campaign; Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay. I'll be GMing and I'll be using the First Edition rules as these are the rules I used for the better part of ten years. I created my greatest fantasy campaign with that softback book.

I'm really excited - this game was my favourite fantasy game twenty years ago and nothing has really changed since then. It's been the better part of ten years since I last played it and I always meant to delve back into it as it's the setting that does it for me, this bleak twisted world with Monty Python-esque black humour and really dark Cthulhu-inspired horrors lurking in the shadows, as well as some fun greenskin-bashing adventures.

I'm sticking with the grim feel that I remember so well from when I first bought the game back in the late 1980s, I have no idea what kind of fantasy the Warhammer world is now, I assume it's still bleak and miserable.

Playing a game with my mates in which they run the risk of getting shafted every session and roll around in the dirt with the scum of the Old World? This is gonna be great!