Fantasy Wargaming has 37 ratings and 6 reviews. Ned said: This is an artifact from the early days of role-playing. The authors are British students who p. I’ve written quite a bit about Fantasy Wargaming, a book that was written by a circle of gamers in and around Cambridge University under the. Results 1 – 30 of 37 Fantasy Wargaming: The Highest Level of All by Bruce Galloway and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at.

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Normally a defense pentacle is prepared first. Female characters are forbidden from combat and one of the stats that you roll for is the astrological influence on your character. Those with a very high piety PB5 or PB-5 for Devil worshipers may also test for inspiration after any notable event or victory occurs, even if it is not gaploway result of an Appeal.

There is also a brief description of the Satanic Feast, which is similar to the pagan feast described later but which involves a continuous droning hum or chant which sounds truly frightening. Inside front dust cover has folded corner. The answer to question 3 is that mana is built up by ceremonies or rites. The focus is on determining the preparations required for a given effect and the difficulty the effects pose. Mad Megagain. Margaret Welbank does many interior illustrations, mostly in a medieval style.


We created a number of characters based on book or film detectives and stuck them in a village with a dead body. So we proceeded on two fronts.

This may work better in a pagan setting Norse religion is covered later but has its own hierarchy with the souls of ancestors and heroes in the lowest ranks. Religious rank is the rank of the character in some religious fantady, whether it is the Church, a coven, or some religious order monks, Templars, etc. At PB0 and again at -2, a character may get visions of hellfire or other serious warnings that they are in danger of wargming.

Fantasy Wargaming

This gives a -1 to all luck rolls in FW. A bit of trivia: Skip to main content.

Funny thing is I saw it 8 months before and it was still there. In fact his best bet will be to practice divination and the interpretation of dreams, since his Intelligence is so high. Or something like that.

It’s just a book, and doesn’t look to have minis or any sort of boardgame rules. FW seems like it has the outline of a good game within, so my goal now is to shape that into something playable at the table.

GROGNARDIA: Retrospective: Fantasy Wargaming

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Timeshadows July 22, at This kind uses very little mana but takes a lot of time.


Then, the Norse religion and monsters and we are done with the book! Vampyres, for example, do not turn into bats, and are not undead in FW, as those parts of the legend formed later than the periods covered. Numbered Fantasy Hardcover Books.

Fantasy Wargaming

FW did have some interesting features that other fantasy RPGs lack. Warbaming assume monsters with special brucr count as higher CLs? It actually came in two sizes. I remember a chap in a long trenchcoat travelling all the way to my parents house near Southend on Sea and grilling me in our front room about Bruce while my mother ferried in cups of tea and plates of biscuits. But if the power appealed to is not really capable of performing the favor asked, it will appeal higher up its hierarchy, possibly all the way up to God or the Devil.

Well this was unexpected. Of course, being a group of wargamers to begin with, this is hardly surprising. On May 16, at