WR&M in the pub

Villa Konthor vault Yesterday we had our monthly RPG pub meeting in the Villa Konthor in Limburg. This time I introduced our regulars to WR&M, my rules-light fantasy roleplaying game. The five players had no trouble creating the characters and they embarked on their first adventure in the Fallen Imperium in no time.

The premise of the game was that they player characters have been drafted into the Cemimus militia and where ordered to relief another group of militiamen which has been garrisoned at a former Imperial watchtower in a remote area. On the way to the watchtower they had their first small fight when they were ambushed by a group of ruthless bandits. We used the rules from The Art of Combat to make things more interesting. We also used the “Armor reduces damage” option. Combats were fast and fun, but I noticed that the system is still a bit rough around the edges.

All in all the players very much enjoyed their first session of WR&M but there was also some criticism. The “exploding dice” rule can pretty much unbalance the game and weapon damage is a bit off. One of my players noticed that his axe caused less damage than a longbow, which didn’t make that much sense to him. And I have to agree, the game’s rules currently favor ranged weapons.

At the end of the session we hadn’t quite finished the adventure, but all the players told me that they are interested to play WR&M again. Next month I’ll probably run a game of Dungeonslayers 4th Edition, but after that I might run some more WR&M for them.

I will also make good use of the feedback I’ve gotten so far, to gradually make WR&M better. Don’t expect a new edition too soon, but there might be a 2nd edition of WR&M in the future.

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.

3 thoughts on “WR&M in the pub”

  1. Hi

    as one the players yesterday (the one with the "oh trouble, I run away mage 😉 I can commit that WR&M playing was really fun.


  2. Hi Michael,

    I am getting ready to start up a new campaign on the 25th of this month using WR&M. Even though I am using my own sandbox campaign world, there is a lot of the base setting I will be incorporating. The 2 Imperial Forge supplements will be very useful as well. I really like the system you have created, as it allows me much more freedom to concentrate on telling a story rather than worrying about the rules constantly.

    My players are having a great time creating their characters. Since the character creation process is so quick (rules wise), they are focusing all their energy into fleshing out their backgrounds. This has allowed them to more fully realize their characters.

    I will definitely post after our first session to give you some feedback. My players and I are all looking forward to playing with the new system.

    Thank you for sharing it with everyone!



    I am creating several new creatures/monsters for my game, but I was wondering if will there be a "official" monster supplement for WR&M?

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