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[WFRP 2e] Renegade Princeps 63

My PC
Vaervenshyael - Female Elf Assassin

My companions
Tankred "Silver Bear" Tenneckermann - Human Artisan/Mercenary/Champion Wilhelm Hechland - Human Pistoleer/Engineer/??? Doctor Johann Wilhelm Woeller - Human Physician
Roderick - NPC Priest of Verena

(Previous Notes)

The automaton had obviously lay in the river for many years before arising to attack Padua. It was equally covered in runes and river slime. The runes were like nothing Tankred had seen when studying with dwarves.

To the west, dark thunderclouds hovered over the area of the tower. Roderick provided the party with a map of the tower...made from the party's own descriptions. They departed with all haste to the west.

A small herd of beastmen loped toward the party, apparently heading east in a great rush. It was uncertain whether the creatures were charging at the party or through the party, but either way weapons were drawn.

The physician was critically wounded. Vaervenshyael was unable to successfully patch h…

[WFRP 2e] Renegade Princeps 62

My PC
Vaervenshyael - Female Elf Assassin

My companions
Tankred "Silver Bear" Tenneckermann - Human Artisan/Mercenary/Champion Wilhelm Hechland - Human Pistoleer/Engineer/??? Doctor Johann Wilhelm Woeller - Human Physician

(Previous Notes)

The party conversed with Azmir, the mage turned merchant. The evidence seemed to indicate that Udrin may want to raise Abdul Al-Shar and his undead army.  The whys were purely hypothetical.

In the end, the party decided they needed to follow Udrin and the princep west toward the tower. They had visited the tower before, but it seemed like such a long time ago. They collected their belongings and headed to the south gate.

A monstrous construct of metal and stone crashed through the southern gate of Padua. Completely taken aback as to what the creature was and how to combat it, Vaervenshyael drew and fired her pistol. Her shot shattered stone and caused some echoing, grinding sounds. Her second shot missed.

After reloading, she shot the construc…

[WFRP 2e] Renegade Princeps 61

My PC
Vaervenshyael - Female Elf Assassin

My companions
Tankred "Silver Bear" Tenneckermann - Human Artisan/Mercenary/Champion Wilhelm Hechland - Human Pistoleer/Engineer/??? Doctor Johann Wilhelm Woeller - Human Physician
Bianca - Large pink riverboat the prince had used to come to this town

(Previous Notes
Vaervenshyael shook off the meditative sleep and rekindled her fireplace. There was a chill in the morning air.  Wilhelm and Johann must be at the river with that human medicine woman, she thought. The activity of the caravan could be heard out the window: draft horses, carts, and crying babies. That last one was new. Vaervenshyael looked out her window.

Teamsters, having secured the caravan for its return trip were frustratingly dealing with, to varied success, their sponsored families and individuals that were indeed leaving Padua. A quick count suggested at least a third of the town. These were the ones that would be judged weak in months to come...or the smart ones if …

Thoughts On Nefertiti Overdrive

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I had this RPG I kickstarted on my mind lately. I read this via PDF.  Here we go! *Spoilers below*

Opposed rolls: Not a fan. Sorry to be such a downer from so early on. Let’s keep reading to see if they play out like I fear.Great art.Tests and opposed rolls almost seem to be Marvel Heroic Roleplay or Firefly RPG-like (I'll just call that Cortex).P27. The rules are very much like my Firefly RPG experience so far.P47. The previous section explains the philosophy behind the game: why it was written as it was, advice from the author on how to play, and examples of play. I find this section helpful, as it explains the mindset behind the game. It explains reactions from years of D&D and how they shape the game. I agree that ideas from this game could easily be applied to other RPGs if players seized the opportunity to do so.Building Campaigns and Adventures Using the building blocks of the character sheet, how to build adventures that tie in all the characters to make sure everyone …

[WFRP 2e] Renegade Princeps 60

My PC
Vaervenshyael - Female Elf Assassin

My companions
Tankred "Silver Bear" Tenneckermann - Human Artisan/Mercenary/Champion Wilhelm Hechland - Human Pistoleer/Engineer/??? Doctor Johann Wilhelm Woeller - Human Physician
Tegort - NPC Ogre hireling of Udrin
Udrin - NPC Elf Wizard Lord
Bianca - Large pink riverboat the prince had used to come to this town

(Previous Notes)

The late hours of nightfall pressed well past Mittnacht. Katherina's Rest, emptied in the terrifying minutes as a black shadow, given form by "sin" or "mutants among us" or the "very cursed land we walk upon"—depending on who drunkingly shouts in fury from tables, filled with teamsters and regulars buying teamsters ale and spirits.

The mood in Padua was changing on the turn of a day. Whispers of an exodus were overheard. Furtive glances to the characters' table seem to at first suggest worry that the Princep's favored were the subject of some suspicion. Finally, a with …

[WFRP 2e] Renegade Princeps 59

My PC
Vaervenshyael - Female Elf Assassin

My companions
Tankred "Silver Bear" Tenneckermann - Human Artisan/Mercenary/Champion Wilhelm Hechland - Human Pistoleer/Engineer/??? Doctor Johann Wilhelm Woeller - Human Physician
Azmir - NPC Merchant/Wizard
Gertrude - NPC Night/Ambassador from the north.
Cosetta - NPC barmaid/Hedge Witch
Althea - NPC apprentice

(Previous Notes)
I am absent. Vaervenshyael gets an insanity point. Events narrated by the GM:

Tankred, Azmir and Gertrude walked through the poor market of the camp at the edge of the Eastern wood. The chilly west wind carried a hint of sulfur, but aided in carrying away the smoke of the fires and stench of the camp waste gully. The smell unfortunately assaulted the nose in the market, attenuated by spices from the cooking pots.

The refugees made the best of the situation. A quick count suggested 100, and half as many children and, by the cries, many of those hungry babes at malnourished breasts. There were old men that were cra…

Thoughts on Horde of the Dragon Queen

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For some reason I have had a yearning to read this adventure. Here we go! *Spoilers below*

Greenest In Flames I don't foresee my group charging into a town being attacked by a dragon. Though the section gives alternatives if the party doesn't go into town, I would wait until my party is already in town before I began the attack. I'm sure a lot of other DMs chose this option as well.

Raiders' Camp It might take even more convincing for a party who survived a night of a dragon attack to actually follow the dragon back to its base camp. Of course, the manual doesn't say the dragon leaves together with the raiders, and this section doesn't say the dragon is at the camp. Maybe it would be better if it just flew off on its own. I'd be very interested to see how my players infiltrated the camp. I'm betting they would send the thief.

Dragon Hatchery I can see each of these chapters taking a whole 4-6 hour sitting, if elaborated properly. This chapter is essential…