18May/18Off

In the last few weeks we’ve talked a little more about what you can expect from Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, opened pre-orders for the rulebook and starter set, and attended a tremendous Warhammer Fest. We’ve had such a fantastic response, thanks to everyone who has pre-ordered or gotten in touch with us, it really means a lot to all of us working on the game.

Today we’re taking a more detailed look at the game system. We’ve already said that it’s going to be a new implementation of the familiar d100 dice system, that you’ll be able to modify it to suit your play style, and that it will offer resolution options with a variety of levels of detail.

When a test is called for – generally a situation where a character is attempting an action, or reacting to an action affecting them – the GM has three choices:

1 – GM decision based on the characters’ abilities

Keeping the game flowing smoothly and quickly is important to keep everyone actively engaged in the adventure. Sometimes, especially when the outcome doesn’t really matter all that much, or the most likely outcome is pretty obvious, the GM is better off eyeballing the relev
ant character(s) abilities and making a call as to whether or not the action succeeds.

When situations are resolved this way, players will need to show trust and respect to the GM – the decision will need to be accepted as logical and impartial and not signal the start of a discussion!

2 – A simple pass/fail test

This is the one most players are familiar with! You decide which characteristic or skill to test, adjust for the difficulty of the test (for example, a hard difficulty subtracts 20 from your ability) and then roll equal to or under that total to succeed. It’s simple (hence the name), quick, straightforward, and tells you if you succeed or fail.

The downside of the quick pass/fail test is that the action stops dead if you fail. It’s fine in many situations, but that hard ‘No’ can be unsatisfying. And if you have grim and gritty, low-skilled characters, they can fail a lot, and that can get frustrating.

But don’t worry, because we’ve included the Dramatic Test – read on!

3 – A more nuanced dramatic test giving a range of outcomes and success levels

Sometimes you need to know what happens next, rather than just ‘yes’ or ‘no’, ‘pass’ or ‘fail’. The Dramatic Test helps you generate an outcome instead. Using Success Levels to show just how well or poorly you’ve done, these tests give you a result that keeps the story moving.

Rather than just failing to jump across the ravine and plunging to your death, maybe you almost made it and are left hanging onto a root at the other side of the gorge. The negative success levels of a Dramatic Test can help to keep the game interesting and help guard against arbitrary and disproportionate dice-based punishment.
Similarly, the positive success levels mean you can succeed beyond your wildest dreams, with unanticipated consequences piling good fortune at your feet, or scrape past by the skin of your teeth, achieving most of what you wanted, but with some complications.

The Dramatic Test is a tool for the GM to make tests meaningful and… well… dramatic!

You can mix and match these tests in your game to your heart’s content! You might mostly prefer the quicker and more narrative GM’s choice and just switch to dramatic rolls when the vitally important stuff happens. You might prefer the transparency and sense of fairness that dice rolling brings, and stick to Simple Tests to keep things moving quickly. It’s entirely up to you, and the way your group prefers to play.

That’s been one of the core design principles of this edition of the game – to give you the tools to play your Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay. We’re giving you lots of options to help tailor the game to you and your group.

Next time we’ll talk a bit more about fighting in Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Fourth Edition!

If you’d like to find out more about the Rulebook, Collector’s Limited Edition Rulebook or Starter Set, you can check them out on the webstore.

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14May/18Off

Thanks to everyone who came to meet us at Warhammer Fest! It was a fantastic weekend full of awesome people, news and gaming!

We appreciate that its not practical for lots of you to be there (oceans in the way, for example), but fear not, here’s a summary of the WFRP action.

Our focus for the event was making sure that as many people as possible heard about the new edition of the game, so if you’ve been keeping up with the website and social media then you’re pretty much up to date.
There were of course many questions asked, and astute inquisitors gleaned the following:

  • The d100 system used will be broadly familiar, but a new implementation designed to offer three ways of resolving actions:

1 – a decision based on the characters’ abilities

2 – a simple pass/fail test

3 – a more nuanced dramatic test giving a range of outcomes and success levels

GMs are encouraged to tailor their use of these to suit their group’s preferences.

  • The combat system has been designed to be quick, dynamic and exciting, with something happening as the result of every roll.
  • Careers remain an important feature. Dom waxed eloquent about how careers help immerse characters in the world, and give them something to fight for. He also talked about how that was reinforced in the new edition by Ambitions – personal goals that characters work towards.
  • You can initially play a Human, Dwarf, Halfling or Elf, and that range will grow through future expansions.
  • Dom did also talk about our ambitious plans for expansions. An expeditionary approach to Lustria was mentioned, as was his excitement about Dark Elf politics and how he always wanted to go to Ulthuan.
  • The Age of Sigmar Roleplaying Game will have its own game system. We haven’t set the release date yet, the game is in development, and we are all very excited about the new edition of Age of Sigmar!

We’ll be looking into some more details about Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay soon, so stay tuned!

The pre-order is open now: http://shop.cubicle7store.com/Warhammer-Fantasy-Roleplay

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11May/18Off

This weekend we'll be at Warhammer Fest 2018 in Coventry, UK. Swing by our booth and chat all things WFRP Fourth Edition and Age of Sigmar Roleplaying Game with Dom! You'll find us in the Licensed Games Area. Dom, who is heading up design on WFRP Fourth Edition, will be giving a talk on both days of Warhammer Fest.

The pre-order to Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay has bowled us over in scale. Please bear with us while we process all your pre-orders! And for those of you awaiting more info, please stay tuned - it is coming!

3May/18Off

We’re delighted to share our initial range of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay products – the Rulebook, Collector’s Limited Edition Rulebook and the Starter Set.

Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Fourth Edition Rulebook

Can’t put it down, can you? You know what’s in here. You’ve seen them. The twisted ones, the arrogant ones, the lost ones. Oh, you’d like to walk away and life be all cake and daisies, but you know you’re going here instead. You’ll try to convince yourself it’s because you’re greedy for the loot, or can’t resist a fight, but we all know the truth. So ready your sword, clean your pistol, and watch out for that dog – he might be small but he’s unreasonably vicious.
Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay takes you back to the Old World. Get the gang together, create your (anti)heroes, and set off to make your way through the vile corruption, scheming plotters and terrifying creatures intent on destruction.

The Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Rulebook contains everything you need for grim and perilous roleplaying adventures in the Old World.

PRE ORDER – Delivery of PDF scheduled for June 2018 and hardcover book July 2018

Price: £44.99 / $59.99

SKU: CB72400 ISBN: 978-0-85744-335-9

Web store link: http://shop.cubicle7store.com/Warhammer-Fantasy-Roleplay-Rulebook

Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Fourth Edition Collector’s Limited Edition Rulebook

The Collector’s Limited Edition comes presented in a beautiful, magnet-sealed box. The cover of the rulebook is leather-effect, embossed with a gorgeous Warhammer sigil. The pages are gilt-edged, and the book comes complete with cloth bookmarks. Included in the box is a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. This a must for any Warhammer collector!

PRE ORDER – Delivery of PDF scheduled for June 2018 and boxed hardcover book July 2018

Price: £89.99 / $119.99

SKU: CB74202 ISBN: 978-0-85744-337-3

Web store link: http://shop.cubicle7store.com/Warhammer-Fantasy-Roleplay-Fourth-Edition-Collectors-Limited-Edition-Rulebook

Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Fourth Edition Starter Set

The perfect introduction to Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, this boxed set includes an introductory scenario designed to teach you how to play, beautiful character portfolios, a guide to the town of Ubersreik and two ten-sided dice.

PRE ORDER – Delivery of PDF scheduled for August 2018 and boxed set September 2018

Price: £22.99 / $29.99

SKU: CB72401 ISBN: 978-0-85744-336-6

Web store link: http://shop.cubicle7store.com/Warhammer-Fantasy-Roleplay-Starter-Se

Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Fourth Edition Collector’s bundle


This bundle gets you the Rulebook to use at the table, the Collector’s Limited Edition Rulebook to keep for best, and the Starter Set to introduce you and your friends to Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Fourth Edition!

PRE ORDER –

Delivery of Rulebook PDF and Collector's Limited Edition PDF scheduled for June 2018 and hardcover book July 2018

Delivery of Starter Set PDF scheduled for August 2018 and boxed set September 2018

Web store link: http://shop.cubicle7store.com/Warhammer-Fantasy-Roleplay-Fourth-Edition-Collectors-bundle


Pre-order your choice of WFRP Fourth Edition releases now at the Cubicle 7 webstore now

Pre-order FAQ

Will WFRP be available in PDF?
We aren't doing a pre-order for the PDFs, but WFRP will be available in PDF. The main rules are anticipated ot release in PDF in June.

What’s in the WFRP Starter Set?
We’ll have some more information about exactly what’s in the Starter Set in the coming days. We've opened up the pre-order so if you want to be among the first to buy you can be. We’ll get into more details very soon!

What about some previews?
We’ll share lots more details in the coming days. As soon as you feel comfortable you can jump on board the pre-order.

Will WFRP be available in French/German/Italian/Polish etc?
We’ll share some more information on translations soon!

How long does the pre-order run?
The Rulebook and Starter Set pre-orders will remain open until release. The Limited Edition will eventually sell out, but we'll let you know when that's imminent.

How long is the rulebook?
320 pages, full colour, hardback, US Letter size.

If I order the Bundle will everything be held and shipped together?
No - we’ll ship each item seperately as it is released

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2May/18Off

The Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Fourth Edition pre-order opens later this week! To whet your appetite, here are 4 things you can expect from the new edition of this beloved game.

  1. Your Warhammer for You!

Something that is really core to our WFRP is that we’ve created tools for you to play your Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay. We recognise and support that everyone plays their own version of the rules and the setting, and we fully embrace and encourage that. It’s your game! With 30 years of history under its belt, Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay means a lot of things to a huge number of players.

  1. Ideal starting point

Not much experience with RPGs? The Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Starter Set is designed to be the ideal introduction, with a structured adventure to help you learn how to play. Also containing a guide to Ubersreik, there’s loads of gaming material for more experienced GMs too!

  1. System matters

WFRP4 uses ten-sided dice, and a tuned-up version of the familiar d100 system. You can tailor the rules to your preferences or different in-game situations, choosing from a menu of fast ‘roll under’ Simple Tests, Dramatic Tests giving success levels where you need more than a ‘yes or no’ result, and even barely rolling at all, if that’s your style.

  1. Passion for Warhammer

Our creative team are lifelong players of the three previous editions of the game, and between us we’ve worked on all these editions too! We bloomin’ love Warhammer, and we think it shows.

We’ll be bringing you more on WFRP4 regularly, so watch this space! And, very excitingly, pre-orders go live on Thursday…


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8Dec/17Off

The latest issue of Tabletop Gaming Magazine features an interview with Cubicle 7 CEO Dominic McDowall. Dom talks about our plans for Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay and the Age of Sigmar Roleplaying Game. Issue 13 of Tabletop Gaming is available all good newsagents now!

This week we released Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay First Edition in PDF! Check it out! We'll have more First Edition releases coming to PDF soon. For more Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay news be sure to sign up to our newsletter.

6Dec/17Off

We’re delighted to be able to bring the much loved First Edition of WFRP to PDF!

We’ve painstakingly scanned every page, and created a PDF that maintains the appearance of the original. This does make for a slightly larger file than we’d normally produce, but on this occasion, we think it’s worth it for all the great First Edition feel! The PDF is also extensively bookmarked for ease of reference.

We released a version earlier in the year via Humble Bundle that did not have the colour plates of the Games Workshop edition, but this new PDF does have all those glorious colour plates we know so well.

Grab it now at DrivethruRPG and re-enter a grim world of perilous adventure!

Stay tuned because we'll be bringing more WFRP First Edition titles to PDF in the coming weeks, including the seminal The Enemy Within Campaign.

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1Dec/17Off

Yesterday we talked about the planned release for Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Fourth Edition in mid-2018, and gave you the first look at the covers of the initial products. Today we’ve got some news about some old favourites.

Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay First Edition

We’ve been working on bringing more of WFRP First Edition to PDF. We all love First Edition, and there’s just so much brilliant material that we want to make available in electronic format. The “colour plates” version of the WFRP 1st Edition core rulebook will go on sale this week!

Just like we did for the Hogshead Edition offered as part of the Humble Bundle, we’ve made a very crisp, clean, fully bookmarked PDF. It’s been a joy to revisit the game where our core team began their adventuring careers!

Fourth Edition design lead Dominic McDowall said, “WFRP First Edition was my first ever roleplaying game. Everyone working on the new edition has a deep well of affection for First Edition, and it’s great to be bringing it back!

“But we’re not stopping there. We’re creating some beautiful PDFs of the original WFRP super-campaign: the Enemy Within. Keep an eye on our newsletter, website and social media for more news!

The Enemy Within – Director’s Cut
This brings us neatly round to yet another exciting piece of news. To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of The Enemy Within Campaign we’re going to be releasing an updated deluxe, “Directors Cut” edition of The Enemy Within Campaign for Fourth Edition!

The mighty Graeme Davis has joined the team to steer this ship (or should that be river barge?). The Enemy Within was one of the best-loved RPG campaigns ever made, and we want to give the shiny new anniversary edition it deserves!

We’ll have lots of news over the coming weeks and months, so make sure you subscribe to the newsletter and keep an eye on our website and social media!

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30Nov/17Off

We’ve been hard at work on the new edition of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, and this week we’re going to be sharing the first big slices of news with you!

Release Date
There has been an amazing amount of excitement around Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Fourth Edition – we’re at the beginning of the journey but it’s already been a tremendous project thanks to the energy and enthusiasm of all the Warhammer fans we’ve been talking to since the project was announced. Thanks to you all for being awesome, and thanks for your patience waiting for news!

Design lead Dominic McDowall is on hand to tell us about the game’s development:

“The initial plan was to make some small updates to the awesome second edition, and that would mean we would be able to release the game in 2017. We’re all huge fans of the first and second editions of WFRP, and we wanted to take the game back to those roots.

“When I got into the guts of the game I started seeing more opportunities to add in some of the things we’ve learned over the years. This more creative direction meant a longer development phase. Games Workshop are extremely supportive of us taking the time we need to make WFRP Fourth Edition the very best game it can be, and so that’s what we did. I’m very excited about the way things have come together!

The release date of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Fourth Edition will be set for mid-2018, with a specific date to be set in a few months. Thank you for your patience while we invest the time to make the best game we can.”

We have some exciting events planned around the release date, so stay tuned for the latest new on those!

Covers
The initial releases for WFRP Fourth Edition will be a core rulebook and a boxed starter set. We’ve commissioned Ralph Horsley to paint a pair of covers for these which we’re very excited to share today!


As you can see our desperate band have been enjoying some good times in Ubersreik, (or at least some of them have) before a familiar scene unfolds!

We’ll have more to share tomorrow, including news of the return of a multi-part campaign favourite from first edition, so keep an eye on our website and social media!

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13Sep/17Off

Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Second Edition has arrived at Humble Bundle! 

Grab a horde of WFRP Second Edition PDFs, a discount coupon for the Cubicle 7 store, and exclusively for the first time, you can get the First Edition of WFRP in PDF! And help out a great cause while you’re doing it!

The Second Edition of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplaying is a much-loved and critically-acclaimed gaming classic. Now is your chance to grab a slice of that at a bargain price!

As part of this Humble Bundle, we’re delighted to be able to bring the much loved First Edition of WFRP to PDF. We’ve painstakingly scanned every page, and created a PDF that maintains the original appearance of the original. This does make for a slightly larger file than we’d normally produce, but on this occasion, we think it’s worth it for all the great First Edition feel! The PDF is also extensively bookmarked for ease of reference.

Here's the link: https://www.humblebundle.com/books/warhammer-rpg-books

This bundle is a strictly time-limited offer, available for two weeks only.

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