Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Penguicon announcement

I just learned that a table opened at Penguicon for running a game.

It's been 20 years since I ran at a con (AFF c. 1989). It was a rocky game of Shadowrun 1st ed. I think I had 20 minutes to prep.

Here's my primer:

Warhammer Fantasy Role Play, 2d edition

WFRP is Games Workshop's groundbreaking RPG set in the epic, grim and perilous world of Warhammer Fantasy Battles. WFRP 2d Edition expands and builds on the 20 year old system that won accolades in 1986.

Poisoned Borders, an ongoing personal campaign, is spun off in this  one-shot as local heroes bravely pickup where transient heroes left  off...

"Three days ago, an elf, a dwarf and a priest of Sigmar returned with  two men-at-arms and the dwarf high priestess of Valaya. Without as much as a word, they left Helmgart for Bretonnia in the west. In their  wake: joy and mystery. The priestess, regaled as a hero for returning with a lost tome of healing that promised a cure to the racking cough plaguing townfolk and garrison, decended into madness. Her ever public rantings foretell  greater dangers lurking in the steep mountains above Helmgart."

The party of 4-6 players are locals of Helmgart. Mostly friendly to  each other and very bored with scratching out existence on the  Empire's rocky western edge, the mystery of just what would shake a  dwarf's sanity begs your attention. And now Leo brings his father's  journal: greenskins!

Greenskins aren't so tough. Then again, there is the matter of the priestess...

I would like to record the 4 hour session. Maybe just blog/tweet the hell out of it. I'll play it by ear.

Posted by caffeinated at 8:42 AM in nerdery

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Panzerblitz: Hill of Death released!

My copy arrived last week.

After a vacation in the mountains, I finally set up the game, cut the counters and ran through one of the scenarios.

Wow... Excellent game!

I poked good natured fun at the "removal of the gameyness" but I see the balance of complexity and approachability is met.

I have some rule questions, yet otherwise a great show by MMP.

Posted by caffeinated at 11:53 PM in nerdery
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