Friday, 27 January 2017

Third time's a charm! It's Cubicle 7

Sleuth EN World user TeichDragon noticed that the distributor for WFRPv2 products on DriveThruRPG is listed as Cubicle7. So it seems that the license landed at Cubicle7.

I don't know much about the company, but the latest RPG product I bought was the Adventures in Middle-Earth Player's Guide, which seems solid to me. They use Ralph Horsley as an illustrator for covers, and he has done fabulous WFRP illustrations before. And T.S. Luikart is a part of Cubicle7, and he has worked on WFRPv2.

There is a thread about this on the Cubicle7 forums, but there has been no comment yet from the company ... not even a denial. Suspect! Or a confirmation of sorts, if you interpret it that way.


Thursday, 26 January 2017

Another part of the rumour of WFRP reborn!

Today I found another piece of the puzzle that is WFRP reborn. The producers of Zweihänder claims more knowledge!

An European publisher, speculated to be Modiphius. That sounds like it could be true. Asmodee is mentioned, as is Cubicle 7. Both those companies have earlier connections to WFRP.

Modiphius would be cool, since they did the 3rd edition of Mutant Chronicles, a game I co-wrote and co-created all those years ago. I'd love to see a MC style kickstarter.

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Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Rumours of a new edition

In a thread on WFRP fan writer extra-ordinaire Robin Low asked for any rumours about a new edition of our favourite game. Of interest is one poster who claimed to have heard that the license has been aquired by a company and that an announcement is planned.

Fantastic rumour! But given that the source is an anonymous user that has only 36 posts on, I am loathe to get my hopes up. But nevertheless, baseless speculation follows!

Further investigation reveals the poster to be an illustrator who has done some work for Robert Schwalb, of WFRPv2 fame and infamy. Maybe he has passed on some info heard from his contacts?

So given Schwalb's connection with WFRPv2 via Green Ronin, could the WFRP license have ended up at said company, now as a full licensee and not a production house for Black Library? Sure it could be true. Chris Pramas loves WFRP as far as I can tell, and could roll the game back to v2 rules without much effort or loss of gamer cred.

And if I would guess at an existing company picking up WFRP Green Ronin would be right up there with Modiphius. As a matter of fact, those are the only two alternatives I would feel comfortable with doing a new/updated WFRP.

The more probable guess is that this rumour is false. But one can always hope!