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4/20/2017

Sharing is caring! On the topic of my WFRP collection

I've been regularly playing RPG's since late 2008. For me it all started with Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, a classic title and one with a huge following.

During the course of my long and ilustrious career as a Gamemaster (don't like being a player, sorry), I've decided to collect as many fan-made material, as possible, for every system that I've ran. This includes Warhammer 40,000 RPG's, classic World of Darkness and, of course, the venerable WFRP. For that last title I have undoubtedly the biggest collection of freebie goodies, which "weighs" 3 gigabytes and consists of nearly 2000 files. All are catalogued, labeled and sorted in their respective directories. There are fan-made materials for all 3. editions of Warhammer Fantasy RPG, something that can be interesting to anyone, who's a fan of the Old World (and beyond!).

There's artwork there, as well! Altough not that particular piece (picture by Bartek Błaszczeć)
Now I want to share this wealth with all of you. My PC is not getting younger and while I do have a few backups, it'd be a shame if something would happen to this collection. However my main motivation is simple - role-playing games, to me, are all about sharing with each other our experiences, joys and fun, that we're having with other people. It is not a hobby for the selfish and egocentric people, tough sadly many such folks tend to play these games, but I digress.

This is for the fandom, for all of you. While there might be some truth in the phrase "nothing is lost in the internet", I tend to disagree. Many of this fan-made stuff is impossible to get anymore, even with tools such as Wayback Machine. Time is merciless and I shudder to think that many, fine addons created by the fans, are no longer available in any way. By sharing my collection, I'm making sure that the incredible work of so many, talented people will not fade away into the nothingness of the web. Or at least that the chance for this to happen, will be marginally smaller.

Now a few things to add from me. First of all: all of this stuff, ALL OF IT IS FAN-MADE! I'm not hosting any, official and paid material and will not reply to any questions, that might concern this topic, so don't even bother asking me about it. I'm thinking about this initiative as a sort of a legal shareware for role-playing games. Even tough there are a few FAQ's and Erratas here, they were freely available to all, who liked to have them in their collection. Same goes with artworks. They're from the (now defunct) Black Industries website, where they were readily offered to anyone, interested in using them in their games of WFRP. Just FYI.

Secondly: I don't take credit for any of this stuff. It's been made by hundreds of devoted fans from all over the world, and while I can't credit them all here, most of their documents have been signed, so I don't feel like I'm harming them and their work and effort, in any way. That said, if any of the people, whose work I'm posting here, will feel that I'm actually doing them a disservice, please write to me and I will delete the files in question. However I want to once again remind all of my readers, that what I'm doing here, I'm doing for the good of all WFRP fans, whom I think should benefit from the work of so many, talented writers and authors of so many, fantastic modules.

Thirdly: most of my collection is in english, but a large part of it is also in polish. I hope that anyone who'll stumble upon it, will find something useful inside.

Here's a link from which you can download the whole, fan-made package. Enjoy!

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B78tEyor-_2DdU9TLTVUaW5VMjg

In time I will also upload my collection to a FTP server and include a link in this post. I will, of course, inform about that in one of my latter articles. I will also add this post to the "Attention, Citizens!" section of my blog, which can be viewed on the right side of "It always rains...".

So... that's it from me. I hope that you'll find this humble collection useful in your games of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, I hope that it will bring you as much joy as it brings me and I also hope that you will share the wealth of so many people's hard and fantastic work. All credit for this post goes to the authors of these hundreds of fan-made materials. Without them, and their awesome talent and hard work, I would not be able to write it. Thank you all, from the bottom of my heart.

Jack Days from "Kalevala Hammer" website.

Gideon from "Awesome Lies".

Lauri Maijala a.k.a. doc_cthulhu from "The Daily Empire" blog.

The awesome crew of "Liber Fanatica".

Everyone on the fantastic "Strike to Stun" forums.

A ton of people from "POLTERGEIST".

And many, many more. Keep on being awesome guys. It is thanks to peeps like you, that this game is still alive and kicking. Now a quick info fot my readers: please be sure to check out these pages and blogs. They're the major contributors to keeping WFRP alive and going strong. Here's hoping that they'll never stop, and that I'll be here, assisting them in this quest.

Good job guys!
Addendum: I've deleted a couple of files that were legally dubious. I've also added fan-made expansions for "The Enemy Within" and "The Thousand Thrones" campaigns. I'll probably be updating this collection, once every quarter of the year, and will inform about any, new goodies, that will make their way in there.

Until next time!

Xathrodox86

8 comments:

  1. Thank you so much! This is so awesome!

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    1. I'm glad that you like it. :) May it bring you as much joy as it brings me.

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  2. You have made my week! you are a true hero!

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    1. I'm happy that you like it. Hope you'll find those files very useful. :)

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  3. Thanks, let me check if there is anything I found that is not in your collection, will let you know.

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    1. Thanks! I'll gladly add more goodies to it. 😊

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  4. Bless you, Xanthrodox. So much good stuff gets lost on the Internet - I am thinking of some old Mordheim scenarios in particular.

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    1. Thank you! I have those too. Might post 'em one day. :)

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Thank you for the comments. :)