8Oct/18Off

Advance copies of the Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Fourth Edition Rulebook have arrived, and they look great!

The main stock is following behind, and we'll have more news as those shipments start arriving in the various warehouses!

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You can find a bargain on The One Ring™ PDFs, get a discount for the Cubicle 7 webstore and support a great charity all at the same time over on Humble Bundle. But don’t delay, it’s for a limited time only!

https://www.humblebundle.com/books/lord-of-the-rings-rpg-books?hmb_source=navbar&hmb_medium=product_tile&hmb_campaign=tile_index_4

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23Aug/18Off

From the WFRP First Edition archive - a complete guide to the great city of Middenheim!

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Ancient and imposting, the walled city of Middenheim perches atop a sheer-sided pinnacle of rock. On all sides stretches Drak Wald forest, where Beastmen dwell, and not far to the north lie the spawning-grounds of Chaos. Middenheim has stoof here for over two thousand years;yet while the solidity and majesty of the city seem to say that it will endure for centuries more, there are some withint he city who wish it and its inhabitants a very different fate…

Middenheim: City of Chaos is a detailed guide to the greatest of the Empire’s three City-States, the home of the cult of Ulrich, the God of War, Wolves and Winter, and the popel who control it. This book comes complete with a full-colour poster-sized map of the city and is packed with information.

History, campaign ideas, ‘cameo’ adventures, NPCs, dozens of superbly detailed locations; there’s enough to keep the most active of adventurers busy for months.

This PDF combines material originally published by Hogshead Publishing in 1998.

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.

Download now at https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/250285/Warhammer-Fantasy-Roleplay-First-Edition--Middenheim-City-of-Chaos?affiliate_id=169435

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27Jul/18Off

Pre-order customers should look out for  emails about how to get ready to download the Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Rulebook pdf as soon as it is released.  You won’t be able to access the PDF yet. But watch this space, it's coming very very soon! And is totally worth the wait.

This release is a preview edition, as we wanted to let our great fans see this as soon as possible to say sorry for the delays so far. It is complete apart from the last map, page refs and the index. A complete PDF will be re-uploaded soon.

We are as excited as you to release the game and apologise for any confusion caused by the emails which went out today. We are learning from this experience and will make things simpler in the future.

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26Jul/18Off

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In preparation for the launch of the Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Rulebook in PDF, we have made a pre-order page on DrivethruRPG and RPGNow. This won’t be a long pre-order period, the PDF will be uploaded within a week – the pre-order means everyone can receive the PDF at the same time.

The PDF preorder page is here: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/248284/Warhammer-Fantasy-Roleplay-Rulebook-PREORDER?affiliate_id=169435

We offer a complimentary PDF with the physical book when you buy from a retailer participating in the Bits and Mortar scheme, or from the Cubicle 7 webstore. Directly from us, the PDF is delivered through DrivethruRPG/RPGNow, and because we feel it’s important that pre-order customers don’t have to wait while we send out links to their copy, we set it up in advance so that everyone gets access to the book at the same time.

You can find out more about the book pre-orders here http://shop.cubicle7store.com/epages/es113347.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/es113347_shop/Categories/Warhammer_Fantasy_Roleplay

The rulebook is almost complete, but so you don’t have to wait any longer than strictly necessary, we’ll first release a preview edition, which is complete apart from the last map (which will be in the endpapers of the book) and the index (we want to make a great index, and that is a lengthy process!). Unless there’s a disaster, these last parts will be completed within 2 weeks and the complete PDF will be re-uploaded for you.

Not only does this mean that you can have a look as soon as possible, it also means a greater opportunity for any errors or omissions you spot to be incorporated before we go to print.

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20Jul/18Off

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Magic is one of the defining aspects of the Old World. Here’s a sneak peek at how we’ve handled it.

Gone are the days of magic points or a discrete magic statistic: we use the same core system for casting spells as we use for all skills. Spellcasters simply make a Language (Magick) Test. If their Success Level equals the Casting Number of the spell, bingo! The spell is cast. Fail, and it isn’t. Fumble, and you’ve Miscast, and something bad is about to happen…

Miscasts can be really nasty. The Winds of Magic are extraordinarily powerful, and spellcasters must perfectly phrase their spells whilst carefully channelling the magic needed to power them in order to escape unharmed. The slightest error, and the magic will spiral out of control, sometimes to devastating effect. If lucky, the repercussions will be minor — soured milk, or your nose begins to bleed; if unlucky, the spellcaster, and any close by, may be torn apart by the wild, uncontrolled magic.Image 1

To cast more powerful spells (those with higher Casting Numbers) a wizard may use the Channelling skill to draw in the Winds of Magic. While this offers the spellcaster more power, it comes with an attendant risk, making miscasts even more likely.

 (Also making miscasts more likely is the pervasive influence of the Ruinous Powers, but good folk of the Empire never involve themselves with such horrors, so we should probably move on quickly…)

If spellcasters Overcast, which means achieving more Success Levels than needed, they may choose additional effects, such as additional range or duration. In practice, this means more experienced spellcasters can achieve more powerful outcomes.

Most wizards begin by manifesting tricks in the form of Petty Magic. Taking the Petty Magic Talent gives a wizard access to a handful of Petty Spells, and they may learn more by expending XP.

When spellcasters gain the more potent Arcane Magic Talent, they gain access to one spell from the lore of magic they are studying. More spells may be learned by expending even more XP.

Fortunately, there are many spells available to buy. Magic wielding players are spoiled for choice, with 135 to choose from in the core book alone.

That breaks down as follows:

  • 25 Petty Spells

Low-level cantrips with minor effects, like Magic Light or Protection from Rain.

  • 23 Arcane Spells

These are universal spells, representing the most common applications of Magic in the Old World. These include conjuring magical weapons, or armour, magic missiles or chain attacks, or causing foes to drop weapons.

  • 64 Colour Spells

These spells reflect the key attributes of the 8 Winds of Magic what blow through the Warhammer World. Spells from the Lore of Beasts allow Shamen to influence animals or change their form, while those for the Lore of Shadows are subtler, including illusions, spells of concealment, and the ability to choke foes with tendrils of shadowy magic.

  • 6 Hedgecraft Spells

These spells are used by Hedgefolk, rural witches who practice an ancient, and illegal, brand of magic that allows them to heal and protect, and to engage with the spirit realm.

  • 6 Witchcraft Spells

Practioners of witchcraft are rogue spellcasters, and their Lore spells are particularly nasty, allowing them to blight the landscape, or curse their enemies with bad luck or crippling pain.

  • 11 Dark and Chaos Spells

An initial selection of spells for Daemonology, Necromancy and Chaos Sorcerers are also included, aimed to bolster your NPCs with some unique, characterful spells.

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Spellcasters may learn spells from their own unique lore, and/or the Arcane spells. So a Magister of the Celestial Order may choose spells from the Arcane list and the Lore of Heavens, while a Witch may choose from the Arcane list and the Lore of Witchcraft. That gives players (and GMs) enormous versatility when constructing magic-using characters.

The magic chapter includes rules for ingredients, which can reduce the effects of miscasts (at a cost), as well as dispelling. It also explains how to add flavour to the Arcane spells, reflecting the influence of the wind of magic being channelled. For example, damaging Arcane spells cast by a Wizard with the Arcane Magic (Fire) Talent will set their targets on fire, in addition to other effects.

The rulebook also contains separate rules for clerics who can empower their prayers with divine might. This uses a similar system, and presents 19 minor Blessings, and 60 Miracles, with 6 for each God. Look out for more on those in a future post!

And that’s it for the Magic preview. As always, if you have any comments or questions, head over to our Facebook page, where we will have a member of our design team on hand again.

We’ll be back very soon with another preview and the latest news on the rulebook, which is within touching distance of being finished.

Actually, while you wait, let’s have a glimpse of what’s coming next…

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13Jul/18Off

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Preview – Fate and Fortune, Resilience and Resolve

WFRP Characters are special — whether it is guts, luck, or the favour of the gods, they stand out from the masses.

The game represents this with Fate & Fortune and Resilience & Resolve — points you can spend to secure advantages and save your bacon in tricky situations. Each of these pairs represent different scales of power — Fate and Resilience are more powerful and govern how much Fortune and Resolve you can hold. Fortune and Resolve are less powerful, and will be spent and regained much more frequently.

Fate and Fortune

Fate & Fortune are familiar to players of previous editions of Warhammer, with some additional uses. They represent your destiny, perhaps your favour with the gods, and your overall luck.

You can use a Fortune point to:

  • Reroll a failed Test.
  • Add +1 Success Level to a Test after it is rolled.
  • At the start of the Round, choose when to act in that Round disregarding Initiative order.

You can use a Fate point to:

  • Survive an event that would kill you, although you are incapacitated for the rest of the scene/encounter.
  • Ignore damage from a single event through the intervention of fate — slipping as a blow is about to land, for example.

You regain Fortune points at the start of each session and sometimes during play. Fate points are much harder to come by…

Resilience and Resolve

Resilience and Resolve represent your personal drive and determination to endure, and overcome, no matter the obstacles you face. The Old World is a hard and cruel place, and you’ll need reservoirs of internal strength to endure.

You can use a Resolve point to:

  • Become immune to Psychology until the end of the next round.
  • Ignore all modifiers from all Critical Wounds until the beginning of the next round.
  • Remove one Condition. (More on these in a future preview.)

You can use a Resilience point to:

  • Defy Corruption and resist mutation, though you lose no Corruption points. (More about this in a future preview, too.)
  • Choose the number instead of rolling for it as part of a Test, allowing you to succeed in even the direst of situations.

Resolve is regained whenever you act according to your Character’s Motivation, which is a short phrase describing your character’s inner drive, and the GM might (very rarely) grant a Resilience point for an act of extreme importance to your Motivation.

 

PDF Release Update

We’ve still got some additional things to do before we can release the PDF, but it won’t be too much longer and are e-mailing all pre-order customers with an update on that progress. Thanks for your patience while we get the last details right. We’d rather not make the same mistake again and give an estimated date of which we aren’t 100% sure, but it’s almost there and pre-order customers have a little something that will make up for the wait.

There are some factors out of our control even at the end of the process, and there are always calls to be made between getting it done and getting it right. We tend to err towards prioritising getting it right, but we appreciate that can be frustrating for those of you waiting. But, we’re making this the best game we can, and we are very close, and the PDF will be ready as soon as possible.

Thanks for your patience and support!

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5Jul/18Off

This preview provides a glimpse into the careers available in Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Fourth Edition. Careers are one of the key components of creating your Character, and are a large part of every edition of the game — they are one of the things that make WFRP what it is. So, we felt we had to do them right. We wanted lots of options, and we wanted to give control of how the careers are used to the player. So, want to stay in one career forever? No problems. Want to advance quickly through the ranks? That’s cool, too! Want to bounce from interesting Career to interesting Career? Sure, it’s your game, we have options for that as well.

Want to stay a Pit Fighter forever? You can now.

Careers are organised into eight Classes. Each of these Classes has eight Careers to choose from, for a total of 64 Careers. But there is more. Each Career also has four levels, with each level offering a greater mix of Advances. So, in total we have 256 Career options in the book. Yup, 256.

Let’s take a look at the Careers available. The Classes and their associated Careers are:

Academics: Apothecary, Engineer, Lawyer, Nun, Physician, Priest, Scholar, Wizard

Burghers: Agitator, Artisan, Beggar, Investigator, Merchant, Rat Catcher, Townsman, Watchman

Courtiers: Advisor, Artist, Duellist, Envoy, Noble, Servant, Spy, Warden

Peasants: Bailiff, Hedge Witch, Herbalist, Hunter, Miner, Mystic, Scout, Villager

Rangers: Bounty Hunter, Coachman, Entertainer, Flagellant, Messenger, Pedlar, Roadwarden, Witch Hunter

Riverfolk: Boatman, Huffer, Riverwoman, Riverwarden, Seaman, Smuggler, Stevedore, Wrecker

Rogues: Bawd, Charlatan, Fence, Grave Robber, Outlaw, Thief, Racketeer, Witch

Warriors: Cavalryman, Guard, Knight, Pit Fighter, Protagonist, Soldier, Troll Slayer, Warrior Priest

But looking at that list doesn’t provide the full scale of what’s on offer. Each of the Careers listed above has four levels, a concept that isn’t new to players of WFRP1, where the spellcasters also had 4 discrete levels. So you can see this in practice, let’s examine the Peasant Class, and have a look at what each Career contains:

The Witch, one of the new Rogue Careers.

Bailiff: Tax Collector, Bailiff, Reeve, Magistrate

Hedge Witch: Hedge Apprentice, Hedge Witch, Hedge Master, Hedgewise

Herbalist: Herb Gatherer, Herbalist, Herb Master, Herbwise

Hunter: Trapper, Hunter, Tracker, Huntsmaster

Miner: Prospector, Miner, Master Miner, Mine Foreman

Mystic: Fortune Teller, Mystic, Sage, Seer

Scout: Guide, Scout, Pathfinder, Explorer

Villager: Peasant, Villager, Councillor, Elder

As you can see, that’s 32 Career options from just the 8 Peasant Careers. Our goal here is to provide everything you will need for your WFRP games in the Reikland, the initial setting for the game. As we expand outwards, we plan to add different Careers and Career Levels to this mix to take into account local variances, and the various options specific to individual species and cultures in the Warhammer world.

So, that’s the Careers we have in the book. Now let’s take a look at what each Career offers.

The Apothecary, in all her glory.

To the right is the Apothecary career. There’s a lot of information to take in there. Rather than explain it all — we have to leave some secrets for when the book arrives — let’s discuss some of the key points.

Each Career comes with an Advance Scheme, which shows you the Characteristics you can improve more easily. The higher the level you achieve within your Career, the more Characteristics you can advance.

Under the Advance Scheme is the Career Path, which details the 4 levels of the Career. There are 4 key pieces of information here: Social Level, Skills, Talents, and Trappings.

Social Level: Your position in society is important in the Old World. Beside the name of each Career Level you’ll find a Social Level. For example, Apothecary’s Apprentice has a Social Level of Brass 3. This is used to modify social Tests, and to determine how much money you can earn when working.

Skills: Skills will be immediately familiar to players of WFRP2 and WFRP3, as they work in a similar fashion. This will be discussed further in a future preview.

Talents: Like Skills, Talents also work in a similar way to WFRP2 and WFRP3, but can be taken multiple times for additional benefits. More on this in a future preview, too.

Trappings: The typical equipment used by folk in the career. The list is far from exhaustive, and is also not restrictive, meaning individual GMs can tailor what they feel is required to move from one Career to the next.

For those used to WFRP1 and WFRP2, you may be wondering how Advances are taken in your Characteristics and your Skills. After all, there are no numbers or limits noted. WFRP3 players will be on slightly more familiar ground, but what’s presented here is still a significant departure to what you will be used to.

The Outlaw, the Career of choice for PCs on the run…

The answer to this lies at the heart of how WFRP4’s Career rules work, offering you unlimited Advancement in the Career of your choice. Yes, you read that correctly, there is no built-in limit to the number of times you Advance a Characteristic or a Skill. However, the higher you advance a Characteristic or Skill, the more Experience points it costs, and at higher levels, it’s expensive. So, if you are obsessive enough to try to achieve superhuman ability in one single thing, you can, and good luck to you! But everyone else will likely have a respectable all-round range of abilities while you are awesome at one thing, but pretty awful at everything else.

The primary benefit of removing caps is that you can stay in the same Career forever, constantly improving the Characteristics, Skills, and Talents on offer, becoming a true veteran of that field should that be your choice.  Of course, you can also move up through the levels in your Career, accessing new Skills and Talents and improving your Social Status as you go. Or you can decide it’s time for a complete Career change, moving to an entirely different Career, which is easier to do if you stay in the same Class.

And that’s it for the Career preview. If you have any comments or questions, head over to our Facebook page, where we will have a member of our design team on hand.

We’ll be back next week with another preview and the latest news on the project, which is very near completion. The final parts of the rulebook have taken longer than planned when we put the pre-order live, but we are so very close to having the PDF ready for release! Keep an eye on us here and social media where we are maintaining an active presence, and we’ll keep you up-to-date.

Find out about our pre-order here: http://shop.cubicle7store.com/epages/es113347.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/es113347_shop/Categories/Warhammer_Fantasy_Roleplay

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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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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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