If the rumours are to be believed Games Workshop publishes a new edition of Warhammer Fantasy Battles during this summer. I am one of those who actually believe that Fantasy Flight Games might rekindle their ownership on the rpg version of Warhammer. There is nothing to prove this (so it isn’t even a rumour) and I have been known to be wrong before. But still I think it could happen.
This post is not about speculating of what would, could or should happen. As someone who has been playing Warhammer Fantasy Roleplaying game through each edition I thought I could summarise some of my experiences with it.
The first bunch of books can be found here.
Complete Commander is a book by Bennie Smith about Commander, the multiplayer-singleton MtG format.
I guess one of these days I’ll have to review something I actually liked…
This is a book from a series of books called Popular Culture and Philosophy. Although many of those books are based on very good properties, mostly they feel like novelties and are not very compelling to me with the exception of Monty Python and Philosophy, which I haven’t read, and this one. Shouldn’t have felt that compelled, but anyhow.
The subtitle of the book is “Raiding the Temple of Wisdom”. Apparently, there wasn’t much to loot there.
My traditional cop-out: If you want to remain faithful to the usual fantasy ethos, don’t read these. But on the other hand, if you want a really exotic place, just use real places in history (or today), because our general understanding of what goes on (or went on) is so limited to what popular culture depicts.
All in all, these are just books I’ve found interesting for one reason or another. Not all of them are about history. Some are about our favorite subject: math. Can’t say how easy these are to get. Some of them are probably easily available, while others might have been out of print for a long, long time.