That someone better.
A simple system is fine, but it carries its own problems. Perhaps the aggregate of things it fixed from 2nd have made it cumbersome in your opinion. Though if you were a fan of 2nd edition then I’m not surprised you don’t like the system.
By simpler system - I'm of course speaking in comparison to 4e.
A proper 2e revision - would be simpler than 4e, yet no one will be calling it rules-light anytime soon.
4e solves some issues, which is great. And they should have stopped there. But then 4e goes on to add complexity, introducing different gameplay issues, and slowing down play at the table for those that prefer to do things with just pen, paper, and dice.
I’m not sure I agree with you. ..... Everyone else is getting on with it and enjoying the new edition. Second Ed ran for 3 years. Fourth Ed has already ran for 3 and shows no sign of stopping yet.
Of course it is doing well, WFRP has a tremendous back catalogue that is being remastered for 4e.
And like I said, they will get a lot of sourcebook sales from 1-2e players because it is trivial to swap stat blocks in adventures like TEW. (They'll probably get more of my money that way, on top of what they already got with my 4e rulebook purchase.)
But how many first time WFRP players are taking up the game with 4e and sticking with it?
Whether it works fine for you or not, WFRP 4e has a reputation as a more complex edition with wonky rules.
That is a reputation that does not help in attracting new blood to the WFRP fan base. And once reputations like that are gained, they are impossible to shake.
You can only milk the existing WFRP fan base for so long.
Can we at least agree that 3e was a bad system?
Warhammer 3e lead to Star Wars/Genesys,
Yet another reason to agree with Retreater!