I’ve just created the third and final character for my initial adventuring party, Theda Hartmann:-
Theda Hartmann is a female initiate of Sigmar.
Twenty-one years old, the only life Theda has known has been as a servant of Sigmar. Left on the temple doorstep in her village in south Reikland when she was a small baby, she has been cared for by the temple Priest and temple staff ever since. Devout and strong-willed, Theda makes up in common sense and dedication what she lacks in raw intelligence.
Stocky, muscled and thickset, Theda is worlds away from some of the pretty, delicate looking initiates of Shallya. She truly looks like as if she was cast from the same iron as her trusty hammer and brooks no patronising from men.
Having taught Theda all he could, her Priest has recently tasked her to leave the confines of the temple for five years. Her mission is simple – spread the word of Sigmar and fight the Empire’s enemies wherever she finds them.
Now my band is complete I’m almost ready to run my first adventure. I’ll need to re-read the rules from the Warhammer Boxed Set first though, just to get them clearer before I begin. I’m also contemplating running a quick combat with one of the characters to reinforce some of the mechanisms. It’ll also act as a useful device to tie together the back-story for a couple of the party members.
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I’ve just come across the Reckless Dice Podcasts – what a great site. For a newbie to Warhammer 3rd Edition like me, hearing a group roleplaying the game is incredibly useful.
I’ve just been listening to the live session that replayed A Day Late, A Shilling Short. It’s very enlightening not just to hear some of the game mechanisms being played through, but to listen to how the group played the game from a style perspective.
One thing that struck me, and I’d kind of forgotten after being away from group play for so long, was the way the characters went ‘off-piste’ so often. Whether it was straying from the anticipated storyline (for example when one character leaves the group and starts walking back towards the town) or getting too hung up on how a relatively low-importance NPC was reacting to them, the path the game looked to be taking at times seemed like it would have presented a new DM with some challenges.
This ‘deviation’ is one aspect of role playing that I miss out on when solo’ing, and it’s very much a two-edged sword. Although I like creating a narration that’s essentially the scenario ‘vanilla’, or largely as it’s written, I do really miss that unpredictable angle that comes from live play.
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