Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 1st Edition available as PDF

228084Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 1st Edition was the first roleplaying game I’ve played for an extended period of time, and it’s to this day one of my favorites. Recently there was a Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 2nd Edition RPG Book Bundle at Humble Bundle which included a PDF of the 1st Edition rules, but this was only a limited offer. But since yesterday or so, this classic is available on DrivethruRPG to everyone and hopefully for at least a few years to come. I am really glad that Cubicle 7, which is currently working on a 4th Edition of the classic dark fantasy RPG, has decided to bring this old game to the digital age.

For just $9.99 you can get your hands on a piece of roleplaying game history. WFRP 1st Edition may be clunky in parts – especially the magic rules were always a bit bonkers – but it’s a great game nevertheless. The 385-paged PDF contains everything you need to run a full campaign: countless careers, an extended bestiary, a huge number of spells from various schools, a complete setting for you to play in. I really hope they’ll add a POD option, too, since I’d love to get a hardcover version of this book even though I still own the book in softcover back from the days when it was published by Hogshead. Ahh, the memories …

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.

2 thoughts on “Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 1st Edition available as PDF”

  1. Yeah, same here mate 😉

    I did get the one from HB but this new version contains the colour plates which I do remember fondly. This is a great game and the setting is still exciting. The mechanics is archaic and can appear intimidating with the tables and some inconsistencies but once you get passed that and accept the retro feel the system kindda sticks and is very playable.

    Plus this is a very very good digitization – not a glorified scan at all – the text is clear (they maintained the original font style even) and fully searchable. Bookmarks are well though through and practical. Splendid work and a model way to re-release those old books.

    C7 will be releasing other supplements including the iconic Enemy Within campaign. It’s worth just getting the game for that alone.

    Good stuff and good times
    It brings me joy knowing that those old editions are brought back to life

  2. Somewhere I have this in its original HB glory, bought way back in the 1980’s. I didn’t actually play it very often though. I loved the professions system, though. Wish more games did something like that.

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