Wednesday, 25 March 2009

WFRP: The Party Dungeon

In my running campaign, the PCs are trying to build reputation in Altdorf society. So far this has met with mixed success, but they are adamant in their pursuits of the finer life of the rich and powerful. And they've got some enemies they need to humilate, which always proves a potent motivator for any player at my table.

Anyways, they are supposed to go to a party. I want to kick up the "acting" aspect a bit, but also keep the "gaming" aspect to make sure that the party is influenced by whatever good or bad skill rolls the players make.

Cribbing an idea from Dynasties & Demagogues, the brilliant d20 supplement covering political intrigue, I drew up the following conceptual map of the party. The idea is for the PCs to navigate each square as if it was a dungeon room, with skill rolls, social interaction ... and combat, if things turn nasty. Which there is a good chance of, judging from my players and their agendas.

So, what skill checks goes on in the different squares ... or rooms, if you so will?
The Party Dungeon



  1. mmmm very interesting system. It's a better way of looking at a social encounter than, say a bullet point list of NPCs to talk to (which is the system I use). I think I'm going to adopt a similar system for my games.
    You have to post more about your campaign? I'm always in the lookout for a good campaign journal-thing.

  2. Hello Tony!

    Thank you for stopping by. I'll promise to post more about the campaign, I'll write a summary of the setup as a first step. There's plenty of things going on at the moment, in the campaign that is!


  3. Hey Magnus,

    That was very interesting, I thought as well, and thanks for drawing my attention to the Dynasties and Demagogues supplement. I'm going to have to find that in a shop somewhere.

    As Tony said also, I'd love to hear more about how your current campaign is going. As always, thanks for some very interesting posts, and as you may remember, I love the fact that you're going to post more ecclesiatical NPCs in the near future!

    Have a nice day!

  4. Hello Ole, and welcome back!

    I'm planning on expanding this format to a big Imperial Ball, and run that later in the year.

    I'm hoping to have write-ups from my campaign up soon(ish). Lots of real life work going on.

    And ... I'll tackle the priests as well ... :-)