[Let’s Study: Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 4e] Part 1: Introduction

My first exposure to Warhammer was through a (then) tiny hobby shop called Neutral Grounds, which first introduced the tabletop miniatures wargame to the country. Being more of a fantasy fan than sci-fi, my brother and I pitched in to buy a starter set and we dove head first into the setting.

The heady mix of bleak grimdarkness with hilarious comedic elements slipped into it was an instant hit for us and we played a good long while.

After my lead-pushing career ended, I turned my attentions to the Roleplaying Game hobby, glad at least that Warhammer Fantasy existed there as well! I was fortunate enough to play in a campaign of WHFRP 2e under a friend of mine, and I remember having a lot of fun.

Which brings us here today.

With Cubicle 7 holding the reins, Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay returns in with a 4th edition. I grabbed this PDF from DrivethruRPG as soon as it became available as a pre-order purchase, and that’s what I’ll be using for this series (at least until the full version becomes available)

That’s enough storytelling from me, so let’s cut to the chase and get started!


Cubicle 7’s Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay doesn’t waste a lot of time. The book opens with a quick introduction to the hobby and the setting, as well as notes on how to best use the corebook. It’s punchy, and gets right to the point, quickly ushering you to the setting section, which is a splendid set of gorgeously illustrated pages containing letters talking about the empire from the point of view of a propagandist and from someone who had boots on the ground.

While I did complain about letters in my Vampire: the Masquerade 5th edition series, this one is blessedly short, with the longest piece of writing being only 5 pages long from a single point of view. Add the fact that rather than belabor the point, much of the letter is a briefing document for a snapshot of what to expect in the Empire. Good stuff!

Next up we’ll be taking a look at building a character for the setting!

If you’d like to check out the preorder link, it’s over at DriveThruRPG for $29.99

9 thoughts on “[Let’s Study: Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 4e] Part 1: Introduction

    1. Whoa that was fast, great news.

      Any updates on your projects? I’m still looking forward to Sons of Badass and Fight Class.

      Otherwise I hope all is well with you and yours.

    1. Hey there,

      To be perfectly transparent, I’ve had 2 false starts with laying out Son of BADASS! already. Layout person got busy and as I was essentially a side-gig they had to drop it. Still looking around for someone to do it.

      Not an excuse, but I’m afraid priorities have been to things that I can churn out and get some money for so I can afford a new layout guy who won’t drop me because I can afford to pay a good rate for speed and quality.

  1. I completely understand and hope I wasn’t sounding entitled. I know you had and still have lots going on in your life.

    I’m just a fan of you and your work and am eagerly anticipating these projects.

    I still have the version you shared with me as a reference. Thanks again for all the hard work I really enjoy it.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.