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[May. 10th, 2005|02:33 pm]
Let The Galaxy BURN!

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I recently purchased the new Warhammer FRP. I like it for the most part, but what's annoying me most about the new game is they're going the way of AD&D 2nd, 3rd, 3.5, etc with bringing out tons of supplements.

Here are my likes/dislikes of the new game.

Likes:

WIZARDS OF THE COAST DID NOT GET THEIR HANDS ON IT!!!!
Art work on every page (all around the borders of the pages as well as good pics for the classes, etc.)
What happens when magic goes *BOINK*
They included all the wizard classes from the 1st ed. supplement
They included more slayer classes from the 1st ed. Dwarfs supplement
They included more gods for the non human races (elves & dwarves anyways)
New classes specifically for race as well as country of origin
It's all based on d10 or percentage
Insanity is improved

Dislikes:

Having to buy supplements (probably lots of them)
Spells and lack thereof
The lacking beastiary (new supplement out now)
100 exp=5% now instead of 10%
Focuses mostly on The Empire (probably yet even more supplements to find out more about other places like Norsca, Kislev, Worlds Edge Mountains, etc.)
They have specific classes for certain countries of origin (non Empire) and therefore see above
I didn't notice much of a history of the world (ie. how the dark powers entered the world, etc....probably yet another supplement)
Have I mentioned my disdain for lots of supplements?


Overall, it's not a bad game. I am VERY glad Wizards did not get their hands on it and I am also glad they kept the game very similar to 1st Edition.
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[User Picture]From: synabetic
2005-05-10 02:12 pm (UTC)
Nice write-up... although I'm not that down on WotC...heheh

:)
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[User Picture]From: trouble166
2005-05-10 02:16 pm (UTC)
Thank you. Was I too subtle in my dislike of WotC? :)

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[User Picture]From: synabetic
2005-05-10 02:18 pm (UTC)
Perhaps... I say you should be even more clear the next time you speak of WotC.
;P
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[User Picture]From: trouble166
2005-05-10 02:20 pm (UTC)
Next time I will be more clear. :)

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From: ssmodk
2005-05-11 11:11 am (UTC)
I am no great fan of WotC (or D&D, for that matter), so I can totally see your grievances with the way this game is being doled out. It's been nagging me everytime I see one of the hardbound pamphlets in game stores. I know that Green Ronin made their money on d20, but do we really want WFRP turned into a series of cash-in books instead of one gamebook? I'd gladly pay $50 to have it all at once, rather than the $30 per book scheme they seemed to have developed. All the glossy pictures can't cover up a severe lack of content.

And, in my brief looking-over of the game, I noticed that they had changed quite a few of the stats, how those stats work, etc. Like percentages for Strength and Toughness and most of the stats on the chart past Attacks being changed/removed.

I don't think I like the looks of the new editions. Which sucks, because it will be fully supported, whereas the better, older system can't even be licensed out to someone competent anymore.
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