Questions tagged [wfrp-4e]

For questions about the 4th edition of the Warhammer Fantasy Role Play RPG by Cubicle 7.

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Melee two handed vs melee polearm

After looking through the WFRP 4E core rulebook I cannot find any information on the difference between the melee specializations polearm and two handed and all the weapons listed under the polearm ...
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Why is a Bright Lore spell called “Fires of U'Zhul” when U'Zhul is the name of a legendary demon?

This bugs me as the name is more befitting to a chaos lore spell. Is it intentional or does "U'Zhul" mean something else for Bright Wizards?
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Are Humans from Reikland all Doomed?

In the Character Chapter, in Species Skills and Talents, Humans (Reiklander) (p36), the list of talents suggests that you have to choose between some talents. Here is the way it is written: Talents:...
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Is the Greenskin Invasion defeated at Nuln the same one that captured the High-King of the Dwarfs, Kurgan Ironbeard?

I'm creating a mindmap of the background of the world of WFRP (in French) and I want to know if those two events in the history of the Old World are linked. The Greenskin Invasion came from the south ...
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Are there rules for fights involving an armed fighter against an unarmed one?

Context: A player is engaged in a fight with a unarmed peasant in a tavern. The player had a hand weapon. There are rules for fights between two fighters who are both unarmed, but I don't know what ...
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What is the purpose of the engineering book?

One of my players on Warhammer Fantasy Role-Play create an Engineer. He get an engineering book (trapping) and ask me if there is any utility for this item (role-play aside). I didn't find ...
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Why would a combat character advance anything but weapon skill?

We might return to our campaign soon that paused for unrelated reasons. I have not played version v3, so I can only compare the current version (v4) to v2. Why would a combat character put their ...
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Are these two Barons von Dammenblatz the same person?

The first story of Rough Nights & Hard Days has the protagonist Baron Eberhardt von Dammenblatz of Wissenberg. The fourth book's cover blurb mentions Baron Otto von Dammenblatz from White Dwarf #...
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How can I determine the distance between cities for “Glorious Reikland” map?

I started the creation of a campaign for WFRP4e settled in the Reikland, the main country of the core rulebook. I used the map in order to create a path for caravans, but I need to know distances ...
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What are the main rules differences between Zweihander and WFRP 4e?

Considering these two sets of rules were inspired by WFRP 2e and came out recently, how do they compare? From what I understand they both heavily use d10’s and have dark themed settings. They both ...
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Why use the parry skill?

Since defenders are able to oppose with both dodge and opposed weapon skill in combat, what is really the use of the parry skill?
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Which rules apply for Non-Career Skill and Characteristic advances?

On p.48 of the Rulebook, under Non-Career Advances, it says (emphasis mine): Characters will inevitably want to advance Characteristics and Skills not listed in their Careers. That’s fine, if ...
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Does the loser of an Opposed Melee Test make Critical Hits against the winner?

On p. 159-60 of the Rulebook: Criticals Any successful Melee or Ranged Test that also rolls a double causes a Critical. This means you have dealt a significant blow, and it even happens ...
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Do defenders who win an Opposed Melee Test in combat do weapon damage to the attacker?

In WFRP 4e, the rules aren't clear if a defender who wins an opposed Melee (any) test in combat will do damage to the attacker. A first reading of the combat rules on p. 158: 1: Roll to Hit Melee: To ...
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What are the major differences between Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 2nd and 4th edition?

Since its release in 2005, the second edition of WFRP has accumulated a large body of official and third-party material, and a large, active, and loyal community. Since the 4th edition's release in ...
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Finding players: Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Fourth Edition (Cubicle 7) [duplicate]

How are folks finding players these days? I'm looking for Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 4th edition enthusiasts. (It was very recently released.) I'm also finding that remote play is more realistic than ...
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How do I complete a Career if it doesn't have enough Skills?

The book has this to say: To complete a Career, you must have the number of Advances listed below in all your Career level's Characteristics and in eight of your Career level's available skills. ...