Cubicle 7 and Games Workshop announce new edition of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay

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Post by No:12 » Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:52 pm

I liked the covers, didn't love them. Bit too much cartoon bling I think, at least for me.

I think back to some of the first ed art, and maybe my nostalgia taints me here, but some of the creepier less action packed pictures define my feel for wfrp. The cover of Wolf Riders, Shadows over Bogenhafen, City of Chaos, Deaths Dark Shadow and some of the black and white NPCs portraits really appealed.

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Post by Marchiavel » Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:00 pm

The Art of John Blanche is very important for the grim feeling.

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Post by Corvo » Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:35 pm

Frankly, the covers of the 1st and 2nd edition weren't great for me.
I have a long lasting love for the cover of Death on the Reik, from Ian Miller.

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Post by EvilSpaceOrc » Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:48 pm

Fun fact: Polish edition of WFRP 1ed used the cover image from Death on the Reik instead of the one used -I believe - everywhere else. It was much more mysterious, evocative and representative of the mood of the game than a bunch of murder hobos in a crazy melee.

I'm still a bit disappointed C7 picked the cover that they did, especially after how amazing TOR looks.

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Post by No:12 » Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:23 pm

Lucky Poles.
Miller and Blanche remain my favourites.

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Post by totsuzenheni » Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:30 pm

I like the atmosphere that Ian Miller's art evokes too. I once had a Tolkien Bestiary full of his artwork, and Ian supported an art gallery near where i lived for a while, so i saw some of his pieces there too. ( I think they were new pieces. ) However, i think his artwork really works best for the WFRP first edition. I think he could put some seriously good icing on the WFRP fourth edition cake.

( In case some of you are wondering who we are talking about, here is his website: http://www.ian-miller.org/ . The Death on the Reik cover can be seen on the wikipedia page about him here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Miller_(illustrator) . )

I think Zak Sabbath might be able to to do some good stuff with WFRP too. He might be too busy with his own stuff though.

( Zak's blog is here: http://dndwithpornstars.blogspot.co.uk/ . )
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Post by Robin Low » Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:55 pm

My defining cover image for WFRP is John Blanche's picture of Nuln on the original The Enemy Within (though I'm also a huge fan of Ian Miller). However, I've no problem with the original cover. As far as I'm concerned it's still a stand-out cover even by modern standards. For WFRP2, my favourite cover was Dave Gallagher's piece for the Old World Armoury. The WFRP2 core rules had a pretty poor cover.

I like Ralph Horsley's new covers rather a lot, though I've said before that I really miss his black and white art.

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Post by Paid a bod yn dwp » Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:23 am

Totally agree about Ian miller and john Blanche. I still have the Ian miller Tolkien bestiary.
The cover for Death on the Reik Is superb. There’s a timeless quality about his work I think, which resonates on a very different level to a lot of the stuff out there. Same with John Blanche.
The new cover artist plays into the game aspect more for sure, perhaps giving a sense of fun to an other wise dark and grim game - It’s less earnest.

Really interested to see what other artists cubicle 7 use to create the new wfrp brand. Looking at Wfrp 1ed there was a an interesting balance in the variety of art, some quite light hearted and gamey, and others with more depth and darkness. Lots of light and shade.

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Post by Enevhar Aldarion » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:09 am

EvilSpaceOrc wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:48 pm

I'm still a bit disappointed C7 picked the cover that they did, especially after how amazing TOR looks.
I would not be surprised if the cover art was one area where Games Workshop had more control and say before the reveal. They may have even handed C7 the cover art and told them to use it with no other option.

We can also be pretty sure that if C7 chose something for a cover that the Tolkien Estate did not care for, it would have been changed for something else.

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Re: Cubicle 7 and Games Workshop announce new edition of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay

Post by Otaku-sempai » Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:58 pm

Enevhar Aldarion wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:09 am
We can also be pretty sure that if C7 chose something for a cover that the Tolkien Estate did not care for, it would have been changed for something else.
Does the Tolkien Estate have any place in the TOR or AiMe approval process? The games are licensed through Middle-earth Enterprises (The Saul Zaentz Company). But I digress.
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