The Enemy Within Coming For WFRP 4!
  • The Enemy Within Coming For WFRP 4!


    We all suspected this was coming, but Cubicle 7 has just announced that the classic campaign, The Enemy Within, is coming to Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 4th Edition next year. "To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of The Enemy Within Campaign we’re going to be releasing an updated deluxe, “Directors Cut” edition of The Enemy Within Campaign for Fourth Edition!"




    They also noted that they are working on bringing more of WFRP 1E to PDF.

    The Enemy Within Director's Cut will be run by Graeme Davis. Originally published in the late 1980s, this campaign is one of the all-time classics. It consisted of a series of adventures:

    • The Enemy Within / Mistaken Identity
    • Shadows Over Bögenhafen
    • Death on the Reik
    • Power Behind the Throne
    • Something Rotten in Kislev
    • Empire in Flames
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    1. darjr's Avatar
      darjr -
      The excitement for this is contagious, still why is it so great?
    1. Flexor the Mighty! -
      I'm getting ready to run this with 2e using the 1e modules. I'm interested in seeing what they do with this version, I know a lot of people did not like the later installments of the original campaign.
    1. rebbeman's Avatar
      rebbeman -
      Quote Originally Posted by darjr View Post
      The excitement for this is contagious, still why is it so great?
      Some of it is nostalgia, but mostly it's because THIS is the campaign that defined what WFRP was and how it differed from the DnD dungeon delve that people were used to. For many this was the first time they had role-played in a way that involved more investigation and more psychological role-play and, well more role-playing. This defined WFRP and to be honest has been done by others in other systems (including DnD) a lot since then (and it some cases done better). But this was the first and for many still the best example of a role-playing campaign that went beyond hack n slash and defined a game an an era.
    1. Ghal Maraz's Avatar
      Ghal Maraz -
      What rebbeman said, more or less.
      And, also, Death on the Reik is superb. Easily one of the greatest masterpiece of adventure design and a RPG milestone.
    1. darjr's Avatar
      darjr -
      I’ve been thinking of running the big classics of different rpg systems like Masks of Nyarlthotep and this just made the list.
    1. Jay Verkuilen's Avatar
      Jay Verkuilen -
      Quote Originally Posted by darjr View Post
      The excitement for this is contagious, still why is it so great?
      For a lot of people, TEW was the big discovery of non-dungeon bashing. There were people who would run it over and over!

      I've only used bits and pieces of it when I ran a long WFRP1E campaign in the early 00s, most notably relying on Middenheim as described in Warhammer City and Power Behind the Throne. But I'm just not the kind of person who runs adventures as written so I used it as a setting and pretty much just ignored the adventure, though I did use some of the characters.
    1. Morrus's Avatar
      Morrus -
      Quote Originally Posted by darjr View Post
      I’ve been thinking of running the big classics of different rpg systems like Masks of Nyarlthotep and this just made the list.
      Put aside a few years!
    1. darjr's Avatar
      darjr -
      Quote Originally Posted by Morrus View Post
      Put aside a few years!
      I don’t see the downside!
    1. Barantor's Avatar
      Barantor -
      Now... now I'm really really excited!
    1. Plageman's Avatar
      Plageman -
      I wonder how (if !) they will try to reconcile early WFRP lore with the later incarnation of the Old World as depicted in WFB 4th edition+ and WFRP 2E+...
    1. Sqn Cdr Flashheart's Avatar
      Sqn Cdr Flashheart -
      I'm very very excited by this. The 3e version, re imagined, was very good. I hope this is even better! In reply to above, I don't think cubicle 7 have any requirement to tie into WFB, it's really going to be a love letter to 2e.
    1. PeelSeel2's Avatar
      PeelSeel2 -
      Well crud. I wasn't going to be a part of this at all, and then they have to do something like this and TOTALLY REDEEM THEMSELVES! Whats some more shekels anyways.....
    1. Dawid Wolski's Avatar
      Dawid Wolski -
      Excellent news, truly - excellent! Considered classic where I come from. Good to see it updated, original version of the campaign needs a lot of tweaking to be run properly according to contemporary rpg standards But still, it's a masterpiece... as long as you take SRiK out of it
    1. Plageman's Avatar
      Plageman -
      Quote Originally Posted by Sqn Cdr Flashheart View Post
      In reply to above, I don't think cubicle 7 have any requirement to tie into WFB, it's really going to be a love letter to 2e.
      When GW released WFB 4th Edition they changed a lot of the lore of the game making it possible for them to have a Hero based wargame. This change impacts a lot a plot presented in the Enemy Within campaign, especially Power behind the Throne, Something Rotten in Kislev and Empire in Flames.

      If they want to rewrite & expand the campaign they'll have to decide whether to keep the original "setting" or update it to WFRP 2E/3E lore. I'm an old-timer so my WH setting will always be more in the tone of what was presented in WFRP 1e but I'm not who they'll need to sell the product, the mass of the fanbase will be more familiar with the 2Edition setting I think.
    1. Ghal Maraz's Avatar
      Ghal Maraz -
      They hadn't to redeem themselves at all, actually... C7 is one of the best RPG companies on the market. And they really seem to be great chaps too.

      Now that I think of it, European companies are doing some wondrous contributions to the hobby... C7, Pelgrane, Modiphius, Ulisses, Fria Ligan...
    1. Sqn Cdr Flashheart's Avatar
      Sqn Cdr Flashheart -
      Quote Originally Posted by Plageman View Post
      When GW released WFB 4th Edition they changed a lot of the lore of the game making it possible for them to have a Hero based wargame. This change impacts a lot a plot presented in the Enemy Within campaign, especially Power behind the Throne, Something Rotten in Kislev and Empire in Flames.

      If they want to rewrite & expand the campaign they'll have to decide whether to keep the original "setting" or update it to WFRP 2E/3E lore. I'm an old-timer so my WH setting will always be more in the tone of what was presented in WFRP 1e but I'm not who they'll need to sell the product, the mass of the fanbase will be more familiar with the 2Edition setting I think.
      Yes but this is going to be the Old Old World, close to 2E - according to C7. There is also another planned RPG going for the newer version, Age of Sigmar.
    1. aramis erak's Avatar
      aramis erak -
      Quote Originally Posted by Morrus View Post
      Put aside a few years!
      It can be run in under a year with smart players.

      Not too much under, but under. With weekly games, a year allows 5 weeks for each chunk.
    1. Morrus's Avatar
      Morrus -
      Quote Originally Posted by aramis erak View Post
      It can be run in under a year with smart players.

      Not too much under, but under. With weekly games, a year allows 5 weeks for each chunk.
      And then add all the similar epic campaigns he wants to run. Masks of Nylakitholololotooloperix, anyone? (Yeah, I can never remember that word).
    1. darjr's Avatar
      darjr -
      Quote Originally Posted by Morrus View Post
      And then add all the similar epic campaigns he wants to run. Masks of Nylakitholololotooloperix, anyone? (Yeah, I can never remember that word).
      And the Moria boxed set! And other stuff. I can haz my dreamz.
    1. TrippyHippy's Avatar
      TrippyHippy -
      Awesome news!
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