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Are these two Barons von Dammenblatz the same person?

These two Barons von Dammenblatz are the same person and the correct name is Baron Eberhardt von Dammenblatz. I ask Cubicle7 by Email and here is the answer : Actually, the flaw is in the original ...
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How do I complete a Career if it doesn't have enough Skills?

It took me a while of flipping back and forth in the book, but unlike Talents, which are limited to the current Career level you are on, Career Skills are not actually limited to the level you are ...
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Are Humans from Reikland all Doomed?

All humans from Reikland are Doomed. The character sheet you use is made for newcomers (some data isn't written on it in order to keep it as simple as possible). You can find the complete one here. ...
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How does career advancement work with XP

In Warhammer, leveling works somewhat different from D&D: first you gain XP, then you spend those XP to buy advances and improvments that your career gives you access to. Finally, when you have ...
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Melee two handed vs melee polearm

You might be confused by the difference between "Two-handed weapon" (written TWO-HANDED) and "weapon that needs two hands" (written (2H)). They are not interchangeable and mean two different things. ...
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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?

Not to put too fine a point on it, magic = chaos. There are too many quotes to try and list them here, but I like 2e's The Nature of Magic (pg 140): As Magisters see it, to use magic is to give ...
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Does a noble have to pay or otherwise maintain the servant they start with?

Between adventures, no. During adventures... Many careers in WFRP fourth edition are linked to organizations, henchmen, retinues and various followers. The question is therefore interesting in many ...
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Why would a combat character advance anything but weapon skill?

Mathematically, it's not a great choice The higher your skill becomes, the more it costs to keep increasing that skill. You can, in theory, just keep sinking experience into weapon skill forever and ...
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Do defenders who win an Opposed Melee Test in combat do weapon damage to the attacker?

Does winning an Opposed Melee Test as a defender also do normal weapon damage, just as if you were the attacker or is a critical hit the only damage the defender can do? Generally speaking, no. If ...
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What are the major differences between Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 2nd and 4th edition?

The core rules of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 4e are very much the same as WFRP 2e. 4e keeps a few things from 3e like pools of points for fate, fortune, resilience and resistance. The cards, counters, ...
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Does the loser of an Opposed Melee Test make Critical Hits against the winner?

The example is horrible. That said, Yes, they do. You quoted the rule and there is nothing in the book that takes that sentence back or corrects it. The other way round is the same, you can fumble and ...
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Why use the parry skill?

There are several factors: Parry isn't just for defense, and because the Parry skill can be used with any one handed weapon with the Defensive quality, which basically means Shields. Weapons in the ...
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What is the purpose of the engineering book?

There is no game-mechanic that uses the book in RAW in 4e; its fluff. As a suggestion, it might equate to a "Between Adventures" Invent! Endeavour (p.199), or allow a Crafting Endeavour (p.197), but ...
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Is the Greenskin Invasion defeated at Nuln the same one that captured the High-King of the Dwarfs, Kurgan Ironbeard?

No. Sigmar - History: Sigmar is believed to have been born -30 IC. Sigmar - Sigmar and Ironbeard: At the age of fifteen, Sigmar led a retaliatory raid upon a Greenskin tribe in retribution ...
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Species Skills (and Talents) in Character Creation

Gaining Skills and Advancements "Getting" a skill just means you have advanced it. As soon as you put 1 advance in, you have it. If you have no advances in it, you don't have it. For basic ...
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How to calculate the chances of reaching a certain success level prior to failed channeling?

Failing a single test does not mean you will suffer a Minor Miscast. Channeling test are normal Extended Test (page 154), so you will add your SL to your current total, whether it is positive or ...
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Are there rules for combat involving one fighter using a weapon against an unarmed one?

Your house rule to give +1 advantage (+10) is pretty close to the RAW, which would instead apply a penalty of -10 to the Brawler instead of an advantage to the weapon holder. Have a read of Weapon ...
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How can I determine the distance between cities for "Glorious Reikland" map?

The unofficial PDF "Travel Distances in the Empire (and beyond)" by Jackdays will be useful to you. Page 2 of the PDF explains how to read the entry and the sources of the information: Following ...
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What are the main rules differences between Zweihander and WFRP 4e?

On top of my head the biggest differences are... They have different professions (but also many similar). Progression/Leveling. Injuries. Healing is "harder" in Zwei, the rulebook makes clear that it ...
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Which rules apply for Non-Career Skill and Characteristic advances?

Or are these separate rules offering player characters two options for Non-Career Advances, one simple option at double the XP cost, one at the normal XP cost + money + an Endeavour? Rules: Indeed, ...
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