Here's A Look At The Cover Of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplaying 4th Edition!
  • Here's A Look At The Cover Of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplaying 4th Edition!


    Cubicle 7 has confirmed that Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 4th Edition's release date is "mid-2018", with a specific date to be nailed down later. They've also shared the covers of both the Starter Set and the Core Rules!




    Many will be aware that the game was originally slated for a late 2017 release. Cubicle 7's Dominic McDowall talks about the delayed launch date:

    “The initial plan was to make some small updates to the awesome second edition, and that would mean we would be able to release the game in 2017. We’re all huge fans of the first and second editions of WFRP, and we wanted to take the game back to those roots.

    “When I got into the guts of the game I started seeing more opportunities to add in some of the things we’ve learned over the years. This more creative direction meant a longer development phase. Games Workshop are extremely supportive of us taking the time we need to make WFRP Fourth Edition the very best game it can be, and so that’s what we did. I’m very excited about the way things have come together!


    “The release date of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Fourth Edition will be set for mid-2018, with a specific date to be set in a few months. Thank you for your patience while we invest the time to make the best game we can.”




    Comments 22 Comments
    1. RevTurkey's Avatar
      RevTurkey -
      Ooh they’re smashin’!
    1. ilsundal's Avatar
      ilsundal -
      Its gonna be the Most Anticipated RPG of 2018! Perhaps even the decade

      Man, can't wait to get my hands on this.
    1. Moniker's Avatar
      Moniker -
      So excited to see this coming out! I just hope they honor the insidious, less-in-your-face chaos/corruption from WFRP 1e's adventures, and not the 'chaos everywhere, this is dark and dangerous D&D' of WFRP 2e.
    1. Ralif Redhammer's Avatar
      Ralif Redhammer -
      Nice throwback to the original cover!
    1. Lord_Blacksteel's Avatar
      Lord_Blacksteel -
      Well it's nice to see a full-on embrace of the retro! Looking forward to this.
    1. Moniker's Avatar
      Moniker -
      Comparing the cover art of WFRP 1e, WFRP 4e and Zweihänder Grim & Perilous RPG!

      I love the nod to Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 1e from Ralph Horsley, the cover artist for Cubicle 7’s new Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 4e! It even looks a bit inspired from our own Kickstarter cover by Dejan Mandic from the Zweihänder Grim & Perilous RPG. Check out my comparisons:

      https://grimandperilous.com/comparin...-perilous-rpg/

      WFRP 1e characters superimposed over WFRP 4e:
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      Original WFRP 1e cover:
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      WFRP 4e cover:
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      Zweihänder Grim & Perilous RPG Kickstarter front+back cover:
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    1. Plageman's Avatar
      Plageman -
      I wonder when they'll share more about the "content" of both products. I'm very curious about the starter set because I always thought that the 1st edition of WFRP was such a great all-in-one resource.
    1. Ghal Maraz's Avatar
      Ghal Maraz -
      Hey, Morrus!
      I really think you missed the part where they're teasing tomorrow's news about the return of "The Enemy Within" campaign...

      Citing verbatim: "We’ll have more to share tomorrow, including news of the return of a multi-part campaign favourite from first edition, so keep an eye on our website and social media!".
    1. Morrus's Avatar
      Morrus -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ghal Maraz View Post
      Hey, Morrus!
      I really think you missed the part where they're teasing tomorrow's news about the return of "The Enemy Within" campaign...

      Citing verbatim: "We’ll have more to share tomorrow, including news of the return of a multi-part campaign favourite from first edition, so keep an eye on our website and social media!".
      I'll cover that tomorrow when it happens. I don't usually cover announcements of announcements... that way lies madness
    1. Ghal Maraz's Avatar
      Ghal Maraz -
      Quote Originally Posted by Morrus View Post
      I'll cover that tomorrow when it happens. I don't usually cover announcements of announcements... that way lies madness
      I see... but I'm already mad (about this game, at the very least)!
    1. Wrathamon -
      I like the nod to the original cover ... but I dont like it. The poses feel awkward and the rat ogre looks silly and not menacing. I do like that it is skaven they are fighting because that is very warhammer. I like the elements but the execution in the underlying drawing is not there for me. The paint work is nice.
    1. Nawara's Avatar
      Nawara -
      "Skaven are just a myth, a story told to scare children"... and then there are Skaven on the cover of the core book.

      Skaven are such a poorly-kept setting secret that the best way to get the feel right as a GM is to decide that they DON'T actually exist, and were just a brilliant deception campaign to cover up an entirely human conspiracy.
    1. Barantor's Avatar
      Barantor -
      I like the throwbacks and hope this new version is a grim and perilous as the 1st and 2nd ed were.
    1. ruemere's Avatar
      ruemere -
      WFRP 1st ed was my first serious RPG. As such, I love the homage, but I'm worried they are going to keep too much of the old system. It had its share of quirks, and the world moved on since.

      Oh, and the new cover does not convey several little pieces that made the original so stunning:
      - the mohawk haircut - it was so 80s. It was intentional, it stood for the spirit of anarchy. Roman-like helmet does not come close.
      - the "hey, check this critical" smile of a warrior realizing he stopped the ogre in its tracks. It's a step away from a grimace of pain and horror (note the spiked ball flailing away). In comparison, the lady just has her mouth open.
      - the way armor is too big for the dwarf, and how the dwarf on the original cover appears to be strong without going super-saiyan buff.

      The new cover is better in terms of architecture - I never bought beastman motifs - the chaos folk destroy, not build stuff. The clothes are also looking better.

      Anyway, triple cheers for the initiatives, and hopefully, there will be new quality instead of rehash of old stuff.

      Regards,
      Ruemere
    1. Hand of Evil's Avatar
      Hand of Evil -
      Right now I am liking Zweihander but will be following this and I am hoping for expansion of the WFRP world and not just re-releasing updated material, put out new stuff!
    1. Bravesteel's Avatar
      Bravesteel -
      I'm very interested in this, but the cover art doesn't do it for me.
    1. Darren Richardson's Avatar
      Darren Richardson -
      Sigh, by late summer, I'm gonna be soooooo poor LOL
    1. Cergorach's Avatar
      Cergorach -
      I must be real tired, but that Ratogre looks like he's wearing a tophat...
    1. Random Bystander's Avatar
      Random Bystander -
      I have never played Warhammer Fantasy, although I am familiar with it due to internet osmosis. However, for what it is worth, the cover does not seem to fit the "grim, grime, and blood" that said osmosis has brought me to associate with Warhammer Fantasy.
    1. Realicity's Avatar
      Realicity -
      Quote Originally Posted by Moniker View Post
      So excited to see this coming out! I just hope they honor the insidious, less-in-your-face chaos/corruption from WFRP 1e's adventures, and not the 'chaos everywhere, this is dark and dangerous D&D' of WFRP 2e.
      The original game had way more balance in the Old World. Newer versions have Warp-stoned too far into Chaos everywhere.
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