Games Workshop Concluding Deal For Licensing Rights To Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay
  • [UPDATED - With Cubicle 7] Games Workshop Concluding Deal For Licensing Rights To Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay


    It was just confirmed to Grim & Perilous Studios last night by Games Workshop’s licensing department that they are in the process of concluding a deal with a major European publisher for world-wide distribution rights to Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay. While no other details were shared, we can only speculate which major European RPG publishers may have acquired the rights. [Update - it appears that the publisher in question is Cubicle 7, publisher of The One Ring, Doctor Who, and more!]




    From Grim & Perilous:

    "Following breaking news from Bell of Lost Souls, Games Workshop was seen shopping a number of their licenses during the Licensing Expo 2016 in Las Vegas. While there has been uncertainty whether the Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay license was up for grabs (as it was not listed on their licenses), it seems that a deal has been struck outside the expo to acquire it.

    It was just confirmed to us last night by GW’s licensing department that they are in the process of concluding a deal with a major European publisher for world-wide distribution rights to Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay. While no other details were shared, we can only speculate which major European RPG publishers may have acquired the rights."
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    1. Morrus's Avatar
      Morrus -
      Either Cubicle 7 or Modiphius.
    1. Daniel Fox's Avatar
      Daniel Fox -
      Quote Originally Posted by Morrus View Post
      Either Cubicle 7 or Modiphius.
      Cubicle 7 seems like a great candidate, were I to pick between the two publishers.
    1. Daniel Fox's Avatar
      Daniel Fox -
      Thanks for sharing this, Morrus!


      Cheers,
      Daniel Fox
    1. Barantor's Avatar
      Barantor -
      If Modiphius gets it then that's another big IP for them.

      I still enjoy the 1st edition WFRP myself. It does make one wonder if they will change the dice formulas and what type of game it will be.
    1. Maggan's Avatar
      Maggan -
      I think it is Modiphius.

      /M
    1. Daniel Fox's Avatar
      Daniel Fox -
      I truly hope it's set in the beloved Old World, and not set in far-flung post-End Times Age of Sigmar.
    1. Curmudjinn's Avatar
      Curmudjinn -
      Modiphius has way too much on their plate already and isn't fulfilling their kickstarters.
      I really hope it's Cubicle 7.

      C7 is one my most-respected publisher/designers out there for RPGS. They never skimp in quality in any facet of a game. Top marks.
    1. Ralif Redhammer's Avatar
      Ralif Redhammer -
      After seeing the attention to detail and mood of The Lord of the Rings D&D book, I’d have complete trust in Cubicle 7 to match the mood and rules together for WHFRP. Personally, I’d prefer something more in line with 1e/2e and not 3e. In any case, seeing a return of the Warhammer Fantasy RPG would be great.
    1. Wolvercote's Avatar
      Wolvercote -
      I'm with you Moniker but I'm not hopeful.
    1. mach1.9pants's Avatar
      mach1.9pants -
      Quote Originally Posted by Wolvercote View Post
      I'm with you Moniker but I'm not hopeful.
      Yeah, but we can still hope! Still got Zweihander to keep us entertained in the mean time
    1. Zhern's Avatar
      Zhern -
      I'm betting it is Modiphius.
    1. BrockBallingdark -
      Quote Originally Posted by Curmudjinn View Post
      Modiphius has way too much on their plate already and isn't fulfilling their kickstarters.
      I really hope it's Cubicle 7.

      C7 is one my most-respected publisher/designers out there for RPGS. They never skimp in quality in any facet of a game. Top marks.
      I agree, I love Modiphius but with Star Trek and Conan currently and John Carter down the line... I don't want them bogged down more. C7 is awesome too (even though I am not a Warhammer fan at all) they could do it.
    1. JeffB's Avatar
      JeffB -
      Quote Originally Posted by Curmudjinn View Post
      Modiphius has way too much on their plate already and isn't fulfilling their kickstarters.
      I really hope it's Cubicle 7.

      C7 is one my most-respected publisher/designers out there for RPGS. They never skimp in quality in any facet of a game. Top marks.
      Amen.
    1. crazy_cat's Avatar
      crazy_cat -
      Quote Originally Posted by BrockBallingdark View Post
      I agree, I love Modiphius but with Star Trek and Conan currently and John Carter down the line... I don't want them bogged down more. C7 is awesome too (even though I am not a Warhammer fan at all) they could do it.
      Agreed re Modiphius - have loved some of the stuff they have produced to date, but they are months behind on current projects like the Conan KS (as an example) already! Wave two of Conan releases should be out by now on their timelines but the wave 1 core book isn't actually finished yet.
    1. Zhern's Avatar
      Zhern -
      While I would bet it is Modiphius, I think C7 would do a great job with the WFRPG license. Yggdrasil & Keltia are both very well done. I haven't read through any of the Lord of the Rings stuff but it wouldn't surprise me that it is high quality. I did find it interesting that Asmodee was mentioned as a possibility, and it does make sense that they would be in the running, but I'm curious how FFG would then factor in - would they end up working on 4th edition because of their merger with Asmodee? Or would GW require it be kept completely separate? It will be interesting to see what the result is.
    1. Von Ether's Avatar
      Von Ether -
      Well, if it's anything like the recent RPG poll, then it will be a Swedish company.
    1. TeichDragon's Avatar
      TeichDragon -
      Cubicle 7.

      Check your DriveThru Accounts

      Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 2nd Edition Core Rulebook
      Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Core Rulebook.pdf

      6Download

      7Dropbox
      Cubicle 7 Entertainment Ltd.
    1. Cam Banks's Avatar
      Cam Banks -
      I'd super happy if Fria Ligan picked it up.

      Cheers,
      Cam
    1. trystero's Avatar
      trystero -
      Quote Originally Posted by TeichDragon View Post
      Cubicle 7.

      Check your DriveThru Accounts
      You got it; I see the same thing listed for the WFRP books I've purchased at DTRPG. Well spotted!
    1. mach1.9pants's Avatar
      mach1.9pants -
      Quote Originally Posted by trystero View Post
      You got it; I see the same thing listed for the WFRP books I've purchased at DTRPG. Well spotted!
      Now lets pray for a setting that's more traditional not Age of Sigmar.
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