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Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Second Edition is a roleplaying system published by Games Workshop. It is set in Games Workshop's Warhammer Fantasy setting and was published in 2005.

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How does casting spells look in Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay? [on hold]

I would like to know more about how casting spells works on a physical level in the second edition of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay. From the books I've learned that casting a spell requires saying some ...
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Do PCs earn an income besides what they earn while adventuring?

In Warhammer FRP 2nd edition your character is an adventurer (duh), yet they also have a career which they've been (and are still) supposedly pursuing, especially inbetween adventures. You know, by ...
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When does using your off-hand confer a -20% penalty?

Having picked up WFRP 2nd edition again after (quite) a few years, I'm not sure how the off-hand penalty works, if it applies only to attacks or to any and all actions performed with it, including ...
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Are skill modifiers cumulative (even beyond plus/minus 30%)?

I haven't GMed Warhammer FRP 2nd edition for quite a while and my knowledge's gone a bit rusty, I'm afraid. Are skill modifiers cumulative (even beyond plus/minus 30%) in WFRP 2nd edition? I tried ...
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What official source details what an Empire citizen knows of WFRP's monsters?

Skaven are bogeymen nobody truly believes in, even though the existence of Beastmen are widely accepted. Unofficial sources seem to say it's mostly because Skaven are highly organized and technical, ...
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Does Common Law apply to Nobles?

I recall there's a state of legality where Nobles police themselves and cannot be accused by a commoner of lesser social status of a crime. (If you know the name I'd be happy to be reminded of it.) ...
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Do skill bonuses stack?

Are skill bonuses always cumulative? If I have an item giving me +10% Charm and another item giving me +20% Charm, do I now have +30% Charm, or do I just take the highest bonus? Likewise, if I have ...
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What do villages in the Warhammer Fantasy world look like?

While there's plenty information on cities and even some towns or single homesteads in official sources, I haven't been able to find much info about villages. Medieval ones are rather spacious ...
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Party members are about to lunge at each others’ throats (IC and OOC)

I play a WFRP 2e campaign with 4 friends. One of the players is my girlfriend and I am just another player not the GM. Our group consists of 4 humans and 1 halfling. Let's call the halfling player '...
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Why are there no compasses in the Warhammer World?

In the Core rulebook for WFRP 2nd Edition there is a note in the Navigator Career (page 78) that says "since there are no compasses in the world, all ships employ a skilled navigator". I remember ...
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Does damage wake someone from the Sleep spell?

The sleep spell puts a target into a slumber for 1d10 rounds causing them to be helpess. Does taking damage wake them? The spell does not say and nowhere in the corebook does it say...or at least that ...
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First two talents and characteristics question

I have a question on creating a new character. You get two random talents with the starting career....on one of them I rolled Lightning Reflexes, which is +5% to your Agility. Its a Diletante and he ...
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How much damage do the Abomination's claws and teeth do?

I've just started playing the second edition of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay and I absolutely love it. However, I just read through Forges of Nuln, and I saw that the Abomination has its weapons as "...
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How to design exciting wizard duels

If you have read the Thyrus Gormann vs Balthasar Gelt duel you know what I am talking about: wizard duels are super cool. They can provide great opportunities for creative problem solving. I am going ...
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Are there any ways to balance combat in WFRP 2nd ed.?

I know that combat in this game is supposed to be unpredictable, and while this may be fun during a session, as a GM I find myself a bit puzzled when I have to design an interesting combat encounter. ...
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What does it look like when a wizard casts a spell?

I have an apprentice wizard. What does it look like to other people when they cast a spell? What about if they use channeling to improve their chances? I am specifically looking for answers that draw ...
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What are the major differences from Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 1st edition to 2nd edition?

I've only played the first edition of WFRP but it seems most devoted players have moved on to 2nd edition. I've heard that the magic system is all new. But there was a supplement to 1st edition called ...
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Character advancements with talents “(any X)”

Question was asked to me as GM about advancing from Apprentice Runesmith to Journeyman Runesmith. Apprentice has talent list containing one position: “Rune (any two...)”. Journeyman has “Rune (any ...
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Is there any publication (official or fan-made) related or similar to “Dwarfs - Stone and Steel” for WFRP 2nd? [closed]

As a GM, I've started again the Path of the Damned campagin with a new party, but I'd like to give Dwarves character more options and info during character creation. I know that for WFRP First Edition ...
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When can I change Careers?

Note that I'm only asking about using 100 xp to take a listed Career Exit, not using 200 xp to change to a Basic Career. The rules on changing careers are really confusing, and it's hard to tell ...
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How long does a poisoned weapon last?

Somewhere in the not-so-far future, my character will be entering the Assassin career. Since Assassins are one of the few careers that get to use poison, I was looking through the Old World Armoury ...
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How hard is it to run The Enemy Within using WFRP 2ed rules?

I was thinking about starting the WFRP 1ed campaign The Enemy Within but using the WFRP 2ed rules which I believe are much better. We used to play WFRP 1ed before WFRP 2ed was released but we never ...
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What are the views on sexuality in Warhammer?

Are there any canonical statements about the views of various races, societies, and factions in Warhammer on the subject of sexuality? For examples, Does Imperial law have an opinion on homosexuality?...
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How to deal with players that fight villains but are worse than them?

The long story I started a Warhammer fantasy campaign with 4 players. Two of them were totally new to RPGs, and two others just slightly experimented. They created "good" characters, not a chaotic ...
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How do elves develop as they get older, and could an elven child be a PC?

Some time ago one of my player asked me if she can play and "elven child" (an Asrai, or Wood Elf). Something comparable to human 12 years old girl. The more I think about elven childs/elders the ...
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WFRP 2e Weapon and Armour craftsmanship? [closed]

I've recently entered a WFRP 2nd Edition campaign. I'm having a hard time finding price and availability modifiers for Good and Best craftsmanship weapons and armor. Can someone help me with that?
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Are there any other games with a class system like WFRP 2nd edition's career system? [closed]

I love the Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 2nd edition career system. But I don't know anyone else who is interested in the system, and the books are all out of print and very expensive. From what I ...
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How to model non-lethal combat and duels in WFRP2?

I will soon join a WFRP2 campaign as an Estalian Diestro and my next career will likely be Duelist. My character is quick to anger and will often challenge people over (perceived) insults. These will ...
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Is there fluff available for the towns in Middenland?

Is there any fluff for the towns in Middenland, like Hargum, Holzbeck, Immelscheld, and so on? I am about to begin running the Ashes of Middenheim series, and I was wanting to add a few things on the ...
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Odds of Tzeentch's Curse in Mass Battles port

Mass Battles is often casually considered an easy mechanic of Savage Worlds to port to other systems. I'm finding it easily so, save some edge cases. I like the idea in Mass Battles of heroes running ...
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How can I update my WFRP 1e character to 2e?

We have been playing a WFRP 1e game for many months now, my character has already gone through 3 or 4 careers. We have decided as a group to switch to WFRP 2e rules. But we are not sure how to go ...
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How much does a barrel of gunpowder cost?

The Old World Armoury for Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay (second edition) says that gunpowder is sold in "small kegs" and costs 3s per shot, but how many shots are in a keg? I can't find the answer ...
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How exactly is the Wyrd Ward spell used?

I'm developing some background material for some Hedgefolk NPCs in my Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay campaign. I'm not unfamiliar with the system (being a huge contributor here on RPGSE), but this spell ...
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Dwarven Funeral Rites

Is there any good canon material on funeral rites for dwarves in Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 1e, 2e, or 3e? Dwarfs:Stone and Steel by MadAlfred (Alfred Nuñez, Jr.) speaks a bit about the religion of ...
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Are there any rules for Blood Bowl careers in Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Second Edition?

I am aware that Blood Bowl and Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay are technically different-but-similar worlds but if a player wanted to have Blood Bowl Player as a career for their WFRP character, are there ...
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Are there any rules for player-character ogres in Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Second Edition?

The question is in the title. I am aware that players can create ogre characters in the third edition, but are there any rules for similar characters in second edition? If so, in which book, magazine, ...
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Manage a player character suffering amnesia?

I'm going to manage a group with one character suffering of deep amnesia, Warhammer 2nd edition. How do I manage the character's skills, talents and profile? I think the profile is the same and ...
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When does the campaign in Warhammer 3rd edition start?

I'm playing WFRP 2nd edition but our campaign started a bit later that default 2525 IC. I want to know if there is any additional information about world events in WRFP 3rd edition that can influence ...
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Is Two Weapon Fighting balanced or broken in WFRP 2e?

On p. 129 of the Core Rulebook, it's stated: "There are advantages and disadvantages to this style of fighting." However, unless I read between the lines, disadvantages are not easy to see. Basically,...
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Character Generation for WFRP Hogshead edition

My gaming group pulled out some old books, and we found Warhammer Fantasay RP. The book was published in 1995, and the owner thought it was second edition. Wikipedia tells us it's first edition. ...
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Is the animating force of a golem always from the Elemental Plane of Earth?

I'm researching some homebrewed golem rituals not covered in WFRP 2e. My baseline ideas are coming from the D20 SRD. One thing struck me odd, but maybe to an experienced d20 player or DM it may make ...
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Can Talents be taken multiple times?

I was wondering if it's possible to take talents like Savvy, which modify your starting profile, multiple times. If it is, then does the Character accumulate the +5% bonus on the specific ...