Monday, 5 December 2011

The Van Tanncred Sword

After years of hard-luck "why am I always the GM, other than the fact I enjoy it" stories, I've finally got myself a game as a player. In a game of WFRP 3rd edition, no less. Dearly Beloved has very kindly taken it upon herself to record a very fine player's journal, as told by her character, Anya. It's really good. Take a look here.

I play Stefan the Initiate of Morr, by the way. The journal doesn't explain a great deal about the back-story, primarily because Anya does not yet know it. However, until last Thursday, it was a solo campaign with one DM and one player. The first half of the campaign came to a close with a climatic sword-fight in the middle of what turned out to be Stefan's graveyard. Having witnessed a dwarf and a human take down a vampire in his very own shrine, Stefan patches up the two half-dead warriors in his own townhouse. Later, he learns that not only are they Witch-hunters from the Empire operating in Marienburg illegally, there are more undead out there. Unable to bring this to the attention of his superiors for obvious reasons (not wanting to be hung for helping a pair of Imperial spies chief among them) Stefan insists that it is his duty as a servant of Morr to accompany them. Unfortunately (for Stefan), his uppity, shrewish maid Danielle (Aimee's character) "over-hears" the whole conversation and insists on coming along too. It's shortly after these events that Anya has her unfortunate encounter with the chief Witch-hunter, Pieter.

6 comments:

The Angry Lurker said...

Sounds interesting...very interesting.

Dangerous Brian said...

Glad you think so. I was planning on keeping a journal for this one myself, but it seems I wont have to. They're a lot of work.

whiskeytangofoxtrot said...

WFRP3rd is a pretty awesome system - it can be a little bit fiddly, but the way the dice shape your actions is a personal favourite - Boons and Bane, Delays, all very cool and help spark ideas as you describe just how you perform...

I like it, a lot.

Mecha Ace said...
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Mecha Ace said...

Oh God...people reading about campaign, can't handle pressure.

You'll be pleased to know by the way Brian that you didn't witness them take down a vampire. At best they took down a wight (well several, including a souped up one) and then were soundly beaten by a vampire (well one of them was, the other was too busy lying in a pool of his own blood to do much, after the first fight)

Dangerous Brian said...

Oh I'm so glad to hear that Andy. That's just so much more reassuring.