Saturday, 17 May 2014

WFRP: Bergsburg is back

One of the more impressive fan projects for any game, any edition, has been the Bergsburg Project. It is, fittingly enough, a collection of information describing the city of Bergsburg, located somewhere in the Empire.

The existence of Bergsburg in GW canon has been a bit on and off, and as a tribute to this (at least I think it's a tribute) the Bergsburg Project has also been a bit on and off over the years. Up until recently this status has been "off".

But fear not, dear Bergsburg fan! Some person known to me only as the Snotling has revived the city. What foul greenskin magics the Snotling might have used to achieve this feat is unbeknownst to me and the with hunters of the empire, but the result is magnificient.

Bergsburg lives again!

So as a massive fan of city based adventures I heartily endorse this action, be it heresy in the eyes of the Games Workshop gods or not!

Thanks to The Snotling Foundation.


Sunday, 11 May 2014

WFRP: A more beautiful Altdorf

Today I stumbled across a post at Strike-to-Stun that showcased another take at Altdorf. It is the user gyldernstern that has started work on a map with a different look than the iAltdorf map I produce.

Click here to see the post!

Click here to see an example of the map.

I think this looks fantastic! It is an inspiration to me that gyldernstern finds use of my map. And I completely agree with his analysis of my creation. I scattered buildings on a whim and they don't really give a realistic impression of the city. Too much needless detail.

So the style he has adopted seems superior to me. It shows the blocks and inner courtyards which leaves a lot of leeway for the Game Master to place locations. I have sometimes been hindered by the detail of my map, and a bit more abstraction works better.

Alas, I will probably not be able to redraw my own map to the style presented by gyldernstern, even though I think it is superior. So I fully endorse his project and hope that he manages to find time and energy to complete it!

And gyldernstern, if you have any need for my source files, just drop me a line.