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2/17/2018

My musings on various stuff: Civilized Edition

There's a lot going on in the fandom right now. Awesome fan-made materials, official releases and news of upcoming projects - there's something for everyone, so let's go and take a look, shall we?

1. The Northmen Rules v2.0 by Jackdays from Kalevala Hammer

Let the quality content flow!
Always awesome Jackdays from the legendary Kalevala Hammer, returns once again with a content of topmost quality. His Northmen sourcebooks for WFRP are some of the best fan-made materials out there, and for a good reason. Being fascinating, extensive reads on the topic of the fearsome northern tribes of the Warhammer Fantasy world, they're a true boon to Gamemasters and players alike. A few weeks ago Jack has released a new version of this great add-on for WFRP 1, 2 and 3, and I can't stress enough how good they are. You can check them out yourselves, by visiting his website and downloading them from his rich repository of goodies. They're worth your time, trust me on that.

2. Dawn of War III bites the dust (finally)

Oh, how the might have fallen...
Wow, what a sad, sad ending DoW III has recieved. The third part in a legendary series of RTS games, set in the grim&dark future of Warhammer 40,000, this title had problems from the very beginning of its existence. From the visual spectrum to Gabriel Angelos jumping around in a terminator plate, to gameplay issues themselves - Dawn of War III was just one, big mess. Now the developers officially announced that they're canceling any work on the future DoW III releases. On one hand it's sad to see such a venerable series go out with a wet fart, but on the other... fuck this game. Seriously, after two previous titles, which were extremely good and helped in bringing a lot of new people into the hobby, this one was just... shit. Boring, inconsequential and badly made pieces of crap, deserve to be flushed down the toilet. And Dawn of War III should be definitely flushed at least twice. Good riddance.

I actually wanted to include a link to DoW III Steam page, where you can buy the game with a 66% discount, but honestly, it's not worth even a single penny, so I'm not going to advertise a stinking corpse. Sorry.

3. Cubicle 7 continues to release more classic WFRP modules!

There are no brakes on the hype train!
Why is Cubicle 7 so based? I don't know, but they're certainly making their way to the top of my "Favorite RPG companies" list. Not only is the 4th edition of WFRP shaping up to be a very good title, they've also decided to re-release some old classics, from the time of the 1st edition. This time we have the legendary "Power behind the Throne" module, set in the grim, northern city of Middenheim, the holy place of all followers of Ulric. You can grab the high quality PDF from DriveThruRPG.com, for a very reasonable price. It's worth it for the fantastic quality of this book alone.

4. News about the upcoming Necromunda game

Dat skull...
Necromunda: Underhive Wars is a title that quite a lot of people are waiting for. Not only is the Necromunda franchise taking the tabletop community by storm, with GW resurrecting this venerable franchise (and FW making a whole bunch of goodies for it!), but Rogue Factor, the developers behind the fantastic Mordheim: City of the Damned title, are working on a video game adaptation as well! In fact a few days ago we've been shown a bunch of very cool, in-game materials, and they look lovely. I personally can't wait for this title to hit the shelves. Not only am I a huge Necromunda fan (I have two, old-school gangs), but I also love the Mordheim PC game to death. I've actually bought it in early access and... it was probably a mistake, since my ancient PC had real trouble running it. That said, after the official release, there are no problems at all, and I'm fully positive that Necromunda will be made just as well. Let's keep our fingers crossed!

I think that 2018 is going to be a very interesting year, when it comes to RPG and tabletop games. WFRP 4th edition is coming, as well as the Age of Sigmar role-playing game. Vermintide 2 is on the horizon and there will be more stuff for Total War: Warhammer 2. On the other hand there are more, fascinating news about the upcoming Werewolf: The Apocalypse video game, something that I'm really waiting for. I will most certainly write all about these things, and more! Stay tuned people.

"When will you rage?"
Until next time!

Xathrodox86