Preview WFRP4's Career List! Plus The Apothecary!
  • Preview WFRP4's Career List! Plus The Apothecary!


    Cubicle 7 has posted a preview of the careers available in Warhammer Fantasy Roleplaying 4th Edition! There are 8 classes of careers, each with 8 careers, each of which has 4 levels.







    So here are the careers, listed in their 8 classes:

    • Academics: Apothecary, Engineer, Lawyer, Nun, Physician, Priest, Scholar, Wizard
    • Burghers: Agitator, Artisan, Beggar, Investigator, Merchant, Rat Catcher, Townsman, Watchman
    • Courtiers: Advisor, Artist, Duellist, Envoy, Noble, Servant, Spy, Warden
    • Peasants: Bailiff, Hedge Witch, Herbalist, Hunter, Miner, Mystic, Scout, Villager
    • Rangers: Bounty Hunter, Coachman, Entertainer, Flagellant, Messenger, Pedlar, Roadwarden, Witch Hunter
    • Riverfolk: Boatman, Huffer, Riverwoman, Riverwarden, Seaman, Smuggler, Stevedore, Wrecker
    • Rogues: Bawd, Charlatan, Fence, Grave Robber, Outlaw, Thief, Racketeer, Witch
    • Warriors: Cavalryman, Guard, Knight, Pit Fighter, Protagonist, Soldier, Troll Slayer, Warrior Priest


    They also broke down the Peasant class's 8 careers to show the four career levels in each:

    • Bailiff: Tax Collector, Bailiff, Reeve, Magistrate
    • Hedge Witch: Hedge Apprentice, Hedge Witch, Hedge Master, Hedgewise
    • Herbalist: Herb Gatherer, Herbalist, Herb Master, Herbwise
    • Hunter: Trapper, Hunter, Tracker, Huntsmaster
    • Miner: Prospector, Miner, Master Miner, Mine Foreman
    • Mystic: Fortune Teller, Mystic, Sage, Seer
    • Scout: Guide, Scout, Pathfinder, Explorer
    • Villager: Peasant, Villager, Councillor, Elder


    Finally, they displayed the Apothecary career in more detail!

    Read more here.
    Comments 23 Comments
    1. Kite474's Avatar
      Kite474 -
      Darn, no Ratcatcher. I guess Ill just have to figure out to get the greatest weapon in the history of Warhammer via other means

      Edit: I stand corrected. All hail the great hound of doom!
    1. TrippyHippy's Avatar
      TrippyHippy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Kite474 View Post
      Darn, no Ratcatcher. I guess Ill just have to figure out to get the greatest weapon in the history of Warhammer via other means
      There is a Rat Catcher.
    1. Doctor Futurity -
      Preordered this on Cubicle 7, can't wait!!!!!
    1. Jiggawatts's Avatar
      Jiggawatts -
      Looking good, I've never played a Warhammer RPG before (despite knowing a decent amount about the setting), this will be my on ramp for WFRP. Cant decide between a High Elf Wizard or a Human Warrior Priest of Sigmar for my first character.
    1. Zarithar's Avatar
      Zarithar -
      I was going to say... no Rat Catcher would have been a deal-breaker for me! I'm liking the way this is shaping up and hearkening back to old school WFRP. Aside from D&D, this has always been my favorite system.
    1. heptat's Avatar
      heptat -
      Do we know how exactly the Brass->Silver->Gold path works? Anyway, this looks pretty cool!
    1. The White Sorcerer's Avatar
      The White Sorcerer -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jiggawatts View Post
      Cant decide between a High Elf Wizard or a Human Warrior Priest of Sigmar for my first character.
      Hang on, "decide?" One doesn't decide what their character is in WFRP, one ROLLS for it!
    1. TwoSix -
      I just preordered this game, because any game where you can play a Stevedore is automatically on my list.
    1. Laurefindel's Avatar
      Laurefindel -
      Quote Originally Posted by The White Sorcerer View Post
      Hang on, "decide?" One doesn't decide what their character is in WFRP, one ROLLS for it!
      Interestingly, there are 8 classes of 8 careers each. Roll d8 (d88?), or roll d10 with 9-10 as "choose one"? This intrigues me.
    1. CapnZapp -
      Quote Originally Posted by heptat View Post
      Do we know how exactly the Brass->Silver->Gold path works?
      Don't think so.
    1. Ghal Maraz's Avatar
      Ghal Maraz -
      Roll a d8, and then another d8? I guess?

      The Brass, Silver, Gold path is the (ascending) social status of the character.
    1. ilsundal's Avatar
      ilsundal -
      Looks very promising. I particularly like the flexibility between levels, careers and classes. Well done, Cubicle7!
    1. Ancalagon's Avatar
      Ancalagon -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jiggawatts View Post
      Looking good, I've never played a Warhammer RPG before (despite knowing a decent amount about the setting), this will be my on ramp for WFRP. Cant decide between a High Elf Wizard or a Human Warrior Priest of Sigmar for my first character.
      Well... it's traditional that you don't *chose* your career. You may have dreams of being a warrior priest of sigmar, but you're a ratcatcher!

      P.S. Ratcatchers are awesome.
    1. Hand of Evil's Avatar
      Hand of Evil -
      Quote Originally Posted by heptat View Post
      Do we know how exactly the Brass->Silver->Gold path works? Anyway, this looks pretty cool!
      I would say it has to do with the character path, look at the STAT BLOCK, the colors. Would not be surprised to find you have to spend points in those abilities to move on to get to the career you are looking at.
    1. Staffan's Avatar
      Staffan -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ancalagon View Post
      Well... it's traditional that you don't *chose* your career. You may have dreams of being a warrior priest of sigmar, but you're a ratcatcher!

      P.S. Ratcatchers are awesome.
      Traditionally, you chose your class (old school: Academic, Rogue, Ranger, Warrior) and then rolled for your actual career. You could also, within reason, switch to another career in the same class for one or two advances' worth of XP.
    1. Ancalagon's Avatar
      Ancalagon -
      Quote Originally Posted by Staffan View Post
      Traditionally, you chose your class (old school: Academic, Rogue, Ranger, Warrior) and then rolled for your actual career. You could also, within reason, switch to another career in the same class for one or two advances' worth of XP.
      I think that was in 1e. In 2e you rolled twice, picked once. There was no "class" like this (that I can remember). This method was re-introduced in the career compendium - a book with... issues.
    1. Staffan's Avatar
      Staffan -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ancalagon View Post
      I think that was in 1e. In 2e you rolled twice, picked once. There was no "class" like this (that I can remember). This method was re-introduced in the career compendium - a book with... issues.
      Yeah, but we were talking about the traditional way of doing it, not that new-fangled Green Ronin stuff.
    1. Ancalagon's Avatar
      Ancalagon -
      Quote Originally Posted by Staffan View Post
      Yeah, but we were talking about the traditional way of doing it, not that new-fangled Green Ronin stuff.
      That's 2 editions ago :P

      ... we're getting old
    1. Ralif Redhammer's Avatar
      Ralif Redhammer -
      Counterpoint: Ratcatchers are really just conveyance vehicles for the awesomeness that is the Small but Vicious Dog.

      But really, Ratcatchers are awesome, too; all those gloriously scuzzy beginning classes are what makes Warhammer what it is. The people that just want to start off as Troll Slayers are missing it.

      Quote Originally Posted by Ancalagon View Post
      P.S. Ratcatchers are awesome.
    1. Ancalagon's Avatar
      Ancalagon -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ralif Redhammer View Post
      Counterpoint: Ratcatchers are really just conveyance vehicles for the awesomeness that is the Small but Vicious Dog.

      But really, Ratcatchers are awesome, too; all those gloriously scuzzy beginning classes are what makes Warhammer what it is. The people that just want to start off as Troll Slayers are missing it.
      I remember a short-lived campaign where my dwarven ratcatcher was the party tracker (via the dog) *and* the party tank - once I got a shield and leather jack I was doing ok!
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