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    panzerkaput
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    I am wondering if any of you charming guys can help me.

    I have a soft spot for Warhammer Fantasy Role Play and I am wondering which is the best version of it.

    I love first but it is a little unwieldly but what are you views?

    #1679123

    darthcheese
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    Never played three so I can’t speak to it. I prefer 2nd edition, it feels the most fleshed out right now, that might change once 4th gets some more non campaign books out, that being said I find the combat in 4th an utter faff. The character design and is also a faff, but I like the fact you can stay in one career permanently. I suppose you could use the background fluff from 2nd with 4th rules or 2nd rules with a 4th campaign.

    #1679138

    scribbs
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    3rd Edition is the most divergent rule set for WFRP. It used set of bespoke success dice rather than the d100 system of the other editions, similar to those used in Fantasy Flight Games Star Wars RPGs and their Genesys setting agnostic RPG rules. I find that type of resolution system a bit marmite – some love the extra narrative flourishes it demands, others really hate it. Worth pointing out that you will also struggle to find 3rd Edition stuff. FFG gave up/lost their GW license, so there’s not been any hard copies of any material printed for some years, and I’m not sure if anyone has grabbed the rights to sell any digital products.

    2nd Edition isn’t that different from 1st Edition, with some tweaks made to have a more balanced system. All the books can be grabbed in digital format from Cubicle 7 (for both Editions I think). 2nd Edition brings in the magic system fully, has more combat options, has basic skills, and skills based off characteristics. So if you really enjoyed 1st edition, I think you’ll get along well with 2nd.

    4th Edition was a step back to the d100 system after the success dice pool of 3rd, but made a few changes to 2nd Edition, mainly in an attempt to streamline combat and character advancement. Whether it is an improvement on 2nd Edition, I’m undecided. I liked the much more crunchy combat of 2nd Edition, but quite like the character development system in 4th.

    Most of the material from 1st, 2nd and 4th Editions can be cross-compatible with a little tinkering, particularly 2nd to 4th.

     

    #1679152

    pagan8th
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    I’d probably go for 2nd edition as I have fond memories of it.

    You’ll have to resort to ebay of course.

    #1679177

    panzerkaput
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    Cheers there and it looks like 2nd is the winner

     

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