Saturday, 23 January 2010

WFRP: A great post at ACD!

Today a great post landed in my Google Reader. It's written by the very passionate fellow behind the intriguingly named Another Caffienated Day, and it concerns bridges.  To me it conjured up images of treacherous starlings under the Altdorf bridges, and the fog and rivaling smugglers having a shoot out midriver and midnight.

Read the post here!

Bonus points goes to the author for using Altdorf as an important piece of his campaign setting!


Wednesday, 20 January 2010

FAL News: One Ring to Rule them All

Today Cubicle 7 and Sophisticated Games announced that they have picked up the license for an RPG set in Middle-Earth. So we will have yet another version of this epic fantasy license, with lots of market speak in the press release.

Read the press release here!

It looks like it'll use a new system, but apart from that there's not much to be gleaned from the press release. Apart from the name, which is The One Ring: The Lord of the Rings® Role-playing Game, complete with an awkward ® screwing things up.

Still, I'm looking forward learning more about the game, and the inevitable discussions about whether a LOTR RPG will have the power to wrest customers from the almighty juggernaut that is D&D:

One Game to rule them all
One Game to find them
One Game to bring them all
and in the darkness bind them
In the land of Renton where the shadows lie.

Nah, kidding. I play D&D4e, and it's great fun. I hope The One Ring: The Lord of the Rings® Role-playing Game can be great fun as well.


Friday, 15 January 2010

FAL News: WFRP Game Master's Toolkit announced

Well, it was only a question of how long we'd have to wait. Just recently FFG announced the future release of the Game Master's Toolkit for Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay.

Read more about it!

A GM screen and gobs of new cards are to be expected. No new careers though as far as I read it, which is boring. There's a preview coming in a week or so.