Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Project: High Elves for Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay

If you at all enjoy roleplaying games and you love the Warhammer Universe then why haven't you played Fantasy Flight's excellent version of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay?  A group of friends and I have been running through a campaign for a while now and I've got to say it's really fun.

The game manages to keep the feel of the old version, where your character hopped from career to career as it advanced, picking up skills and abilities along the way.  But most of it has been streamlined now.  Abilities and spells are cards that you collect as you level up.  If you play like our group and take ownership of the cards when you select them then every character ends up with different abilities so they each feel unique.  The game uses a set of custom dice, which are interesting but also annoying.  The one set of dice in the main box is not really enough to go around when you have a table of four people and a GM all sharing them.

But after you've played it a while and looked at all the careers you'll notice that there's one group from the Warhammer universe that is particularly under represented.  Elves only have two dedicated classes, Swordmaster and Wardancer, and those are spread across High Elf and Wood Elf.  Not ideal if you want to explore what it feels like to be an immortal from across the ocean.

Stone Corridors was started to give me a place that could serve as an outlet not just for miniatures and battle reports but also as a place to offer up fan content, rules and scenarios.  Warhammer High Elves are supposed to be masters of magic for this setting and I think they deserve the rules to show this.  I've got some ideas percolating and I'm excited to share them here. Stay tuned.

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