WFRP Toolkit

mzl.qsrgnssx.320x480-75 On May 19th Fantasy Flight Games’ WFRP Toolkit appeared on the iTunes AppStore. It’s a dice rolling application for the Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay game which uses dice pools of custom dice for task resolution checks.

As you probably know I’ve finally given in some time ago and bought the latest edition of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, a game I have been criticizing for quite a long time. But after reading the rules myself I can say some of my fears and criticism have been unfounded. WFRP may not be your father’s WFRP but it’s still a roleplaying game, and it’s even crunchier than I expected. The dice pool system using custom dice also adds a layer of complexity to the game, that I hadn’t anticipated. But that’s a story for another day…

But the fact that you have to use custom dice is certainly a drawback, especially when you lose dice or if anyone wants to have his own dice. One solution is to get the Dice Accessory Pack. But if you own an iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad there’s now an alternative: the aforementioned WFRP Toolkit.

The app looks very much like any other FFG product: polished, great artwork. And for $2.99 it’s surprisingly cheap (for an FFG product). Aside from beautifully rendered and animated dice, you get a roll log, extensive statistics and full documentation.

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If you own WFRP and an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad you might want to check this out!

Michael Wolf is a German games designer and enthusiast best known for his English language role-playing games blog, Stargazer's World, and for creating the free rules-light medieval fantasy adventure game Warrior, Rogue & Mage. He has also worked as an English translator on the German-language Dungeonslayers role-playing game and was part of its editorial team. In addition to his work on Warrior, Rogue & Mage and Dungeonslayers, he has created several self-published games and also performed layout services and published other independent role-playing games such as A Wanderer's Romance, Badass, and the Wyrm System derivative Resolute, Adventurer & Genius, all released through his imprint Stargazer Games. Professionally, he works as a video technician and information technologies specialist. Stargazer's World was started by Michael in August 2008.

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