What is best about the internet for a WFRP gamer? It’s XXXL, you can find hundreds of web sites, dozens of blogs and forums for your favorite game.
What is worst about the internet for a WFRP gamer? Yeah, you guessed it… It’s XXXL. If you want to hunt down the latest WFRP web material, you have to visit hundreds of – often infrequently updated – websites, read dozens of blogs and scan numerous web forums not to miss any new material for Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay.
With the debut issue of the regular column “The WFRP web radar” which you are reading now, I want to give you a brief summary of What’s New for WFRP on the net for assorted web sites.
To save me from the witch hunters, let me say that I don’t want to cover all possible WFRP web sites – only the ones that have had a number of updates in the not-so-far-away past – and that I want to give the owners of those web sites and authors of new material all credit that belongs to them. They deserve it.
Okay, let’s roll…
Recent mentionable updates of English WFRP web sites…
The makers of the Black Industries web site bring us the final results and downloads of the 2007 scenario contest, updates to the Paleisbuurt district and to Guilderveld of the online supplement for the city of Marienburg, plus a great new map of Kislev.
The Grim and Peril campaign blog got updated in November 2007 with a new session report titled “The Mask of Slaanesh”. Please leave a comment if you have something to say.
A web site called Kalevala Hammer brings us a new game master supplement about tobacco and alcohol (version 1.1), updates to their Gotrek & Felix timeline plus a brand-new version of a map of Norsca (version 1.5, please read this learn about all the fixes and expansions of this map version).
Two RPG session posters, some item handouts of a magical box, various updates for the NPC generator (version 1.19), some artwork and a description of the fortress of Castle Lenkster were added to the Malleus Maleficarium website.
Recent mentionable updates of Non-English WFRP web sites…
The German paper magazine Mephisto presents its issue #39 which contains the WFRP scenario “Endspiel”. This issue as well as other back issues containing WFRP scenario can be ordered via an online shop.
The pearls of several years of WFRP publications in the French RPG magazines Casus Belli and Backstab can be downloaded here as PDF.
Five game supplements have been uploaded to the French website Le Gazette de Nuln: two about combat, one about sorcery and an add-on for an old Casus Belli scenario, plus a document titled “Feuille de personnage En couleur graphique”.
The French SDEN website holds two new WFRP articles since December 2007: the French translations of the final installment of Roysten Crow’s Lustria campaign and of the short story “Birth of a Slayer”.
The Italian WFRP resource web site Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay – La Locanda delle due Lune offers many PDF documents for user download. Many articles were added in November/December 2007 / January 2008. Most of them being career descriptions (Nipponese, Elven, Prostitutes, Military captains, for example), but also a stat conversion document for the official adventure The Dying of the Light for WFRPv2, an article on Khypris, a magic addendum, the official errata, etc…
No news from the Spanish web sites I know. I do not scan for Polish web sites, but I know that the Polish WFRP community is a very active one. Feel free to contact me if you want to contribute further sites that are regularly updated.
As for the various WFRP forums, I don’t regularly scan them, so if anybody wants to volunteer to summarize the latest highlights of his/her favorite WFRP forum, please contact me, too.
Recent mentionable updates that just did not happen…
Well, actually this is slippery ground, so I want to say sorry to anybody who does not agree to the following:
– Black Industries website: Preview of 2008 WFRP products, one product per year seems a bit odd, even with WH40K-RPG and other RPGs on their schedule.
– Roysten Crow’s website: Final installment of The Fragments of Twilight campaign. The campaign is great, but where is the big final ending of it?
– WFRP.de website: A final answer to the question: Is the WFRP Adventure Collection dead or not? Well, oops, this belongs to me… I’ll write something about this at a later point in this weblog.
– Liber Fanatica website: somebody missed to renew the domain name registration, so the domain expired and is not available at the moment.
– Most non-english web sites for WFRP: web site and content is non-english in almost all cases. Google translation service is not yet prepared to cover this, maybe we can lure somebody into translating certain highlights?!
– Warpstone magazine website: The upcoming Warpstone issue is overdue… isn’t it?
Well, that’s it for the premiere issue of the WFRP web radar. I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I did writing it.
WFRP veteran and owner of www.wfrp.de