Cheapass kick ass

James Ernest is kicking Cheapass Games back into high gear and one of the flagships of his new era is his new issue of his old classic, Deadwood (not to be confused with the new FFG game Deadwood).  There’s two interesting things about this. From a design point of view, Ernest has provided a detailed post-mortem on how he re-thought the game from the ground up. From a marketing point of view, the game is being offered free (or for donations), and the post-mortem and the PDF rules offer some explanations on the ideas behind this new model.

All of that, and the game itself! Suck seed…

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Finally reading WFB 8th ed, and the big news is…

The Fimir are back. Mentioned by name, in canon. They were never 100% written out ala squats but it was stated at one point that the skaven wiped them out. God bless you Matt Ward for bringing them back, in fine form. Not only are they back but they can kill your forces if they stumble too far into the wrong sort of mists.

If you don’t know, the Fimir are strange narrow-headed fat-bottomed swamp creatures like something crossed between Salacious Crumb and a waddling skeksis, tres Brian Froud, with a single yellow eye in their narrow heads and a mace-tipped tail ala an ankylosaurus. They can control mists and have a habit of stealing human females to aid their breeding cycles. Also, their chief habitat is the Wasteland which is the Warhammer equivalent of the Netherlands. So they’re not just awesome unique monsters, they’re also DUTCH.

Hooray for Fimir!

Meanwhile, if you want to run a WFRP LARP, have you considered buying a village?

Go directly to the Blue Oyster. Do not pass Go, do not collect any assless chaps

This is a real game, from 1983, a time when the gay movement was happy to stereotype itself because that was their only way of being visible at all. Frankly, it looks AWESOME. 80’s Awesome. Hot pink and electric blue awesome.

Of course, they were sued into oblivion by the flesh-eating sharks that are Parker Brothers. It was a more innocent time.

God bless the wonderful Board Game Geek contributors for finding it and digging it up. Hopefully as the RPG Geek grows it too will prove an equally wonderful museum of past awesome. (Click the pic for info on the game)