Sunday, March 1, 2009

Warhammer and D&D

Some good reading on the Warhammer world in general and more specifically on how it could relate to a game of D&D.  I especially like today's discussion on Chaos and it’s influence of the setting and the people that call the Warhammer world home.  I am not terribly knowledgeable on Stalinist Russia, but the article discusses the similarities.

The thing that always keeps me coming back to Warhammer is the idea of the “Enemy Within”.  The adventure series of the same name is often regarded as one of the best pre-published games for any RPG, and I do not disagree with that.  What I like about the series is that it does such a good job of setting up the corruption which is obviously rampant in the Empire.  The players (not the PC’s the actual players) should actually feel how bad things are before they finish the second adventure.  The player handout’s in my favorite module in the series, Death on the Reik, go a long way to setting the tone of corruption.  I would love to see these modules re-done for the second edition of WFRP.

Anyway, check out the Monsters & Manuals site for the Warhammer articles as well as other good RPG content.

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