As promised, we have put together a post containing all of our highlights from 2020. We plan to share a look ahead to 2021 in January – keep an eye out for that in the new year!
While 2020 has been a challenging year for everyone, we have thankfully been able to adjust to working and collaborating remotely, allowing us to release numerous titles. Once we had adapted to the new way of working, the major impacts were the lockdown closures of our retailer partners, a slowing of our manufacturers, and major delays to global shipping. There’s not much we can do about shipping, but we have made changes to our manufacturing to address the second point, and we are going as fast as we can to give stores lots of new things to sell.
This year also introduces us to virtual conventions, allowing us to chat to many of you, run games and stay connected to the community we missed seeing in person. Our team has continued to grow significantly this year and we are well positioned to grow our release schedule in 2021!
Earlier in the year, we began to share video updates from myself and the team, and we plan to continue these into 2021. We’ll be inviting more of the extended team to join us to offer you a rounded picture of how we create the games you love and to offer new perspectives on our process. We’d love your suggestions on what else you would like to see in these videos – why not leave a comment under this post on Facebook or Twitter? Have you seen our new end of year video round up? You can find it and all of our videos on our youtube channel here.
One of our goals from early in 2020 was to launch official VTT support especially as it was something the Warhammer community had been asking for. After a lot of work behind the scenes we are delighted to now offer options for WFRP on both Roll20 and The Foundry VTT. We are working to get more of our titles (for WFRP and other lines) onto these VTT’s in 2021.
Recently we chose to change our printers to increase our print capacity for next year as our release schedule is jam packed (more on that in January!). The new printer is renowned for their quality so you can expect the same high standard on all of our books. As mentioned, this does mean there is a small delay on a few current projects due to the change over to working with a new partner, namely Death on the Reik and its Companion. We expect to commence sending pre-orders for Death on the Reik and the Companion in February/March 2021, following that the books will make their way to stores.
We have also had some unavoidable delays to our US shipments due to Covid related congestion in global logistics. This means US Wrath & Glory rulebook pre-orders will now dispatch in January 2021. Pre-orders to other destinations have already been sent from our Irish Warehouse. We really appreciate your patience on these delays and are working towards faster lead times.
There are still a few days left to buy our current Humble Bundle offer for Warhammer 40,000 Only War and Black Crusade here, we are always delighted to be part of these bundles that raise funds for worthy charities – in 2020 Cubicle 7 bundles raised more than $160k.
Our customer service team will be taking a short break over the Holidays and responses to emails and social media queries may be slower in the days around December 25th, but we will get back to everyone once we are back to work.
My highlight from this year was seeing WFRP Enemy in Shadows and Age of Sigmar: Soulbound on shelves in gaming stores, and holding the Collector’s editions in my hands! Some of you have been receiving your print copies of Warhammer 40,000 Roleplay: Wrath & Glory and we can’t wait to see it in stores in January!
Below I’ve shared more highlights from the last twelve months, why not check it out to see what you might have missed? And if you are new to Cubicle 7 – welcome! You’ll find some intro information on our RPGs here to help get you started and as always our blog, Facebook and Twitter pages have all the latest info!
I’d like to wish you a peaceful holiday and thank you for your continued support – every purchase, download and engagement online has been noticed, welcomed and appreciated! We end this year very excited for what’s to come in 2021 and we look forward to having you along for the journey!
WFRP Release Overview 2020
It’s been an exciting year for Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay! We started 2020 with the GM Screen and we are closing it with Power Behind the Throne. In between we have had all kinds of wonderful releases and content. Continue reading for the highlights.
WFRP GM Screen
Early in January 2020, we launched the pre-order and PDF for the GM Screen, followed by the print version later in the year. The WFRP Gamemaster’s Screen is an indispensable addition to every GM’s arsenal. Regardless of style of play or experience level, the GM screen contains a wealth of useful articles, tools and new rules to expand your WFRP’s games.
We are currently reprinting the GM Screen – we expect it back in stock soon. You can still order the PDF only option on our webstore here.
The Gamemaster’s Screen and Gamemaster’s Guide Includes:
- The Gamemaster Screen: A four-panel standing screen covered in everything you could ever need from Conditions and Trappings to NPC Quirks and Motivations.
- A Guide to Gamemastery: A guide to the process of building compelling campaigns and adventures.
- What Makes Warhammer: Articles discussing the core themes of WFRP
- Running Your Game: An examination of some of the core rules of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay.
Ubersreik Adventures 1 (PDF & Print)
During 2020 Ubersreik Adventures 1 was printed and arrived into stores – but, we weren’t finished there, we also launched Ubersreik Adventures 2. Ubersreik Adventures 1 offers six scenarios for Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay set in the Duchy of Ubersreik, the setting established in the Warhammer Fantasy Starter Set. These can be used as single stand alone adventures, slotted into an existing campaign, or combined to form a campaign exploring the Duchy of Ubersreik.
Ubersreik Adventures 2 (PDF & Pre-Order)
Ubersreik Adventures II contains five all new adventures, along with a chapter expanding on events in the City of Ubersreik, the setting established in the WFRP Starter Set. It explores the fate of the city, as it teters between direct Imperial control, the influence of the Jungfrueds, and perhaps a glimpse of a more independent future.
You can pre-order here now and receive the first three adventures straight away!
Monuments of the Reikland (PDF Only)
In June we released Monuments of the Reikland – five Grim and Perilous Monuments of The Old World. The response to this was excellent, many of you thoroughly enjoyed these unique memorials, statues, and towers, perfect for dropping into an ongoing Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay campaigns!
WFRP Conversion Tables (FREE PDF)
We also added to our free resources throughout the year – most well received was this handy conversion table! Looking to convert an NPC from first or second edition to fourth edition WFRP? No problem with this PDF!
WFRP Death on the Reik (Pre-Order & PDF)
In June we released the PDF for Death on the Reik – the 2nd volume for the Enemy Within Campaign. Death on the Reik, part two of the revised and updated Director’s Cut of the Enemy Within, carries on from where Enemy in Shadows left off, taking your unlikely heroes on a grand adventure up and down the remarkable Reik, the largest river in the Old World and trade route to the heart of the Empire.
You can pre-order your copy of the book here and get a hold of the PDF so you can get started straight away.
DOTR Print Update
We mentioned recently that we changed printers to increase our print capacity. The new printer is renowned for their quality so you can expect the same high standard on all of our standard and collector’s edition books.
This does mean there is a small delay on a few current projects due to the change over to working with a new partner, namely Death on the Reik and its Companion. We expect to commence sending pre-orders for Death on the Reik and the Companion in February/March 2021, following that the books will make their way to stores.
Death on the Reik Companion (Pre-Order & PDF)
In September we released Death on the Reik Companion PDF.The Death on the Reik Companion is packed with supplementary material to expand Death on the Reik and support any WFRP games set on the Empire’s rivers and canals. We were delighted with the strong response to the companions – and many of you were surprised at just how much extra juicy content they contained!
Pre-order the physical copy here and receive the PDF straight away. If you wish to order just the PDF copy of Death on the Reik Companion from our webstore you can do that here. Or you can buy the PDF from DrivethruRPG here.
WFRP Dice Trays (In stock)
In July we announced that we had teamed up with tabletop gaming accessories creator All Rolled Up to deliver a line of exciting, high-quality gaming products that are sure to enhance your games! We launched with three quality, neoprene folding dice trays featuring the artwork of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay.
Dice trays can be ordered here.
It’s Your Funeral (PDF Only)
In August we released It’s Your Funeral. At GenCon 2019, the legendary RPG creator Graeme Davis hosted a talk called ‘Whose Night is Rough Anyway?’ in which he described the process of creating multi-plot adventures like those in Rough Nights & Hard Days for Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay. As the audience called out ideas, the germ of this adventure was created.It’s Your Funeral is an adventure suitable for most parties of skilful investigators. It can be used as a standalone adventure, or easily woven into any ongoing WFRP campaign.
Hell Rides to Hallt (PDF Only)
Just in time for Halloween, we released Hell Rides to Hallt – an adventure that explores justice, vengeance, and the twisting of old stories and older faiths. On the road to Hallt, with Hexensnacht perilously close and Morrslieb hanging gibbous in an ominous sky, a coach clatters through the night.
Middenheim Map (In stock)
This full-colour map depicts the great fortress-city of Middenheim, built upon the top of the mighty Fauschlag, a mountain plateau that legends proclaim was formed through the actions of the god Ulric himself. This high resolution map is perfectly suited for framing or use in your WFRP gaming sessions! It is indispensable to groups anticipating a fun packed week of activity and distraction at Middenheim’s world famous Carnival!
Order the Map here.
Middenheim: City of the White Wolf (Pre-Order & PDF)
Middenheim: City of the White Wolf takes players out of the familiar Grand Province of the Reikland, and drops them in the centre of Ulrican influence and power in the Old World. Middenheim sits at the heart of the Empire’s Northern expanse, and is the perfect setting for endless grim and perilous adventure! Each district of the expansive city is carefully detailed, with locations, plot hooks and NPCs too numerous to list.
One Shots of the Reikland – PDF Only
In November, we released One Shots of the Reikland – five Rapid-Fire Adventures in the Grim and Perilous Old World. One Shots of the Reikland offers five short adventures designed for a single frenetic session of play. Each is designed to be easily slotted into an ongoing campaign or played as a standalone adventure.
Archives of the Empire (Pre-order & PDF)
November was a busy month for WFRP as we also released Archives of the Empire: Volume 1. Archives of the Empire – a fascinating and diverse collection of articles on topics that cover the length and breath of the Old World. The first volume focuses on the other species, Dwarfs, Elves and Halflings, whose presence enriches (or enrages) the world of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay. Volume I details new locations, careers, and NPCs perfect for inclusion in your next WFRP adventure.
The Spirit of Mondstille (PDF only)
The perfect bleak midwinter’s tale with which to challenge your gaming group this December! While the days are short and the dark nights seem interminable, midwinter is an important point in any calendar, especially for those remembering their legends and traditions. Ulric holds dominion over winter, but Taal is remembered as the wild takes on an aspect of greater savagery in the cold months, and Rhya is beseeched, to return vigour and vitality to the world.
Power Behind the Throne (Pre-Order & PDF)
We are finishing out the year of WFRP releases with Volume 3 of the Enemy Within – The Power Behind the Throne. Much anticipated and arguably the best WFRP adventure ever written, carries on from where Death of the Reik left off, taking your brave heroes from Altdorf to the city of Middenheim, a towering city-state in the north of the Empire where trouble brews and a play for power is made.
We launched the pre-order for the standard edition (PDFs will be sent straight away) and an advance pre-order for the Companion. The Companion PDF will follow early in the new year once ready but we wanted to give those who wish to order the opportunity to bundle postage. We also launched pre-orders for the exclusive Collector’s Editions. Check out how beautiful those CE covers are!
WFRP on Roll20
In October we were incredibly excited to launch something we had been working on behind the scenes for some time – WFRP on Roll20! We understand how important a virtual tabletop option is to the Warhammer Community and are excited to offer an officially supported Roll20® Character Sheet and Compendium, to give players and GMs the tools they need to take their WFRP games online.
Roll20® is dedicated to enabling gamers to unite across any distance via their easy-to-use gaming tools. Roll20® aims to lessen the technical burden on participants, facilitate the formation of new gaming groups, and limit the barriers to entry so everyone can join the fun.
Check out the WFRP Bundle on Roll20 here!
WFRP on Foundry VTT
In early October we were thrilled to share more VTT news, we released WFRP on Foundry VTT. Foundry Virtual Tabletop is an application built specifically for experiencing multiplayer tabletop roleplaying games with your friends and party members over the internet. Foundry Virtual Tabletop offers an expansive set of digital tools, designed to imitate and expand the experience of playing a game in-person with your friends. Support for character sheets, rolling dice, exploring battlemaps, and moving heroic tokens are just a few of the many features available, however it goes way beyond these features! We launched with the following bundles:
- Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Core
- Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Starter Set
- Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Rough Nights and Hard Days
Which were quickly followed by the Enemy in Shadows and Companion Module!
Shop all Modules here
For more information visit https://foundryvtt.com/
WFRP Blog Highlights from 2020
Over the last few months we have been sharing lots of rich and useful content on our blog from Pádraig Murphy and the extended WFRP team. We hope it has been helpful in your own games!
Hunting Monsters for Fun & Profit – by Pádraig Murphy
Hunting monsters is, in many ways, the low-hanging fruit of roleplaying games of every stripe. Much like kicking off an adventure in a tavern, or clearing a basement of giant rats, it’s very much a case of been there, slew that. Read on here for three arguments for pursuing this kind of adventure in your game all the same!
Magic Systems – Clive Oldfield
Clive started playing WFRP virtually the day it came out, back in 1986 and has contributed to the second, third and fourth editions of the RPG, as well as the officially unofficial Warpstone magazine and so is an excellent source of information! The magic rules for WFRP are made up from a number of smaller systems. Clive discusses the fundamentals of spell casting in WFRP, and a few tweaks to the existing systems. Read part 1 here and part 2 here.
Adventure Hooks – Graeme Davis
Graeme has been involved with WFRP since the very beginning and is currently working on the Enemy Within campaign with WFRP producer Pádraig Murphy and the C7 team.This five part series of articles on adventure hooks to use in your WFRP games proved very popular! If you missed out when we first shared, now is the perfect time to catch up! Find part one here, part two here, part three here, part four here and the final article here.
WFRP: Death on the Reik and its ancestry by Graeme Davis
When many WFRP fans talk about the Enemy Within campaign, they are mostly thinking about Death on the Reik. That is quite understandable: this sprawling adventure contains so much that became iconic about the campaign, and about WFRP itself. River travel, of course, and mutant attacks, scheming cultists, warpstone, bizarre NPCs — and, of course, an ending that leaves the Characters wondering whether they actually won. Read on here.
WFRP: The Talons of Verena – TS Luikart
C7 writer TS Luikart shared this article about a secretive, and somewhat shady, group known only as the Talons of Verena! The group can be used in your WFRP games in a number of ways. If you’re thinking of starting off a new campaign, they provide an unusual framework about which to build a group of adventurers. Read on here.
WFRP: Folk and Folklore of the North
WFRP Developer Dave Allen wrote a series of blog posts on Folk and Folklore of the North, find part 1 here, part 2 here , part 3 here and part 4 here. The Reikland is the heart of the Empire, at least insofar as its citizens like to think. They imagine themselves the beneficiaries of long history and rich culture. Altdorfers, whilst grateful for the efforts the folk of northern provinces make in defying Beastmen and Norscan raiders, can also be somewhat dismissive of their remote countrymen.
WFRP: The Purple Hand Clarification – SPOILERS AHEAD
WFRP producer Pádraig Murphy answered a question sent in by dedicated WFRP community member Ralph Kruhm, who got in touch with us to discuss some inconsistencies on exactly where the notorious Kastor Lieberung calls home. The eagle-eyed Ralph spotted that, while Enemy in Shadows clearly states that Kastor was once a member of the Nuln branch but now calls Middenheim home. The question of where exactly the supposed fortune he inherited was due to be delivered was unclear — was it Nuln, Altdorf, or Middenheim? Continue reading if you dare here.
WFRP Youtube Videos
Check out videos from producer Pádraig Murphy and the team here.
Age of Sigmar Soulbound Release Highlights
Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Soulbound Core (In stock and PDF)
This was an exciting year for Soulbound! In May we released the PDF for the Core Rulebook and we were blown away by the response! Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Soulbound contains everything you need to roleplay perilous adventures in the epic-fantasy setting of the Mortal Realms! A massive highlight of 2020 was seeing the Core books arrive into stores over the last month or so!
Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Soulbound Collector’s Edition (In stock and PDF)
We set out to create something genuinely special for the Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Soulbound Collector’s Edition to take pride of place on your gaming shelf! The exclusive Collector’s Edition book is beautifully finished with a deep blue faux leather cover, featuring a Stormcast Eternal warhammer and the symbols of the Mortal Realms intricately detailed in gold foil. The 352 pages are wonderfully finished with gold gilt edges.
Order the Collector’s Edition here.
Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Soulbound GM Screen (Print & PDF)
In June we released the PDF for Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Soulbound Gamemaster’s Screen – the GM screen is an indispensable addition to every GM’s arsenal! Regardless of playstyle or experience level, the GM screen contains a wealth of useful information!
Shadows in the Mist
In August we launched the pre-order for Shadows in the Mist and released the first PDF from it- Blood Tide. Each section of Shadows in the Mist will be made available as separate PDFs or you can pre-order Shadows in the Mist and receive them as they are released!
Venture into the deadly mist-shrouded streets of Anvilgard in the first ever campaign for Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Soulbound. Shadows in the Mist contains six exciting ready-to-play adventures set in the city of Anvilgard. These adventures can be played as a complete campaign or can be used as individual standalone adventures. Shadows in the Mist also contains a comprehensive guide to the city of Anvilgard.
When you pre-order the hardcopy of Shadows in the Mist now, you will receive Anvilgard City Guide and the first two adventures, Blood Tide and Rotten to the Core.
Crash and Burn (FREE PDF)
In June we released Crash and Burn is an exciting introductory adventure that takes a party of Soulbound on an arduous journey across Aqshy — the Realm of Fire. The party set out from the bustling metropolis of Hammerhal Aqsha as part of a massive fleet of Kharadron airships tasked with delivering vital supplies to the newly reclaimed city of Brightspear.
Soulbound Starter Set (Pre-Order & PDF)
In September we released the PDF for Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Soulbound Starter Set. The Starter Set contains everything you need to begin roleplaying epic adventures in the perilous lands of the Mortal Realms. Whether this is your first ever tabletop roleplaying game or you are an experienced Gamemaster preparing your next campaign, this boxed set is the perfect starting point for anyone interested in Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Soulbound.
Fateful Night (PDF Only)
For Halloween we released Fateful Night – a horror-themed adventure for Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Soulbound that is perfect for a single night’s playThe city of Brightspear is overrun by spirits and wraiths as a powerful Myrmourn Banshee tries to open a gateway to the Realm of Death. The party must battle their way through streets filled with death and despair and fight their way to Domini University to end the ritual that would see Brightspear fall to ruin.
Trouble Brewing – PDF Only
In December and just in time for the holidays we released Trouble Brewing – Trouble Brewing draws on lighter, more festive themes than other Soulbound adventures, and is perfect for the holiday season. It serves to introduce the characters to Jakkob Bugmansson XI, the Brewmaster-General of the Kharadron Overlords and the descendant of the most prestigious clan of brewers any world has known — Josef Bugman!
Streets of Brightspear – PDF Only
The last AoS release for 2020 – Streets of Brightspear gives players and Game Masters a wealth of new options and resources for running campaigns in the city of Brightspear. This PDF presents dozens of new Endeavours for characters to undertake during their downtime in Brightspear, as well as new items and artefacts found in the city’s markets.
Age of Sigmar Blog Highlights from 2020
Crafting Adventures – Elaine Lithgow
Elaine Lithgow – a line developer at C7 offers some excellent tips for crafting your own Soulbound adventures! All around the world groups are coming together to forge legendary characters to roleplay with in the Mortal Realms for the first time. These characters undergo the agonising Binding Ritual to tie their souls together and become divinely blessed heroes for the forces of order.
Check it out here.
Daemonslayers, not Ratcatchers- Chris Walz
With the release of Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Soulbound, the first RPG in the Age of Sigmar setting, the team listened to the community on Facebook, Discord, and across other platforms. We’ve noticed players saying Soulbound was one of their first tabletop roleplaying experiences. Lots of folks have played popular fantasy roleplaying games, and with that comes a lot of questions and, sometimes, expectations for how other fantasy games might work. While Soulbound shares a broad genre with other popular fantasy RPGs, it also has its own unique differences. C7 editor Chris Walz discussed it here.
Encounter Design – Elaine Lithgow
C7 line developer Elaine Lithgow wrote two articles on combat encounters, specifically to show some of the versatility of the Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Soulbound system. Find part 1 here and part 2 here.
Soulbound Youtube Videos
Don’t miss all of the helpful videos from producer Emmet Byrne as he talks you through Soulbound rules, encounter design and character creation here.
Warhammer 40,000 Roleplay: Wrath & Glory (Print & PDF)
In April we were excited to release the PDF for the much anticipated revised Warhammer 40,000 Roleplay: Wrath & Glory rulebook!Wrath & Glory is the story of the Gilead System, eight Imperial worlds cut off from the Emperor’s light by the Great Rift. The new Rulebook focuses on the Gilead System, allowing you to tell your own stories in a society beset by daemonic invasion and internal corruption.
US 40K Core Delivery Update
We have had some unavoidable delays to our US shipments of late (Covid related congestion in global logistics) This means US 40k Core book pre-orders will now dispatch in January 2021. Many pre-orders to other destinations have already been sent from our Irish Warehouse. We appreciate your patience on these delays and are working towards faster lead times in 2021.
Rain of Mercy – Free PDF
Cubicle 7 were delighted to support Free RPG Day 2020 in July. Free RPG Day provides free exclusive printed content for a wide variety of tabletop roleplaying games, via friendly local games stores around the world. A month later we released Rain of Mercy as a free PDF for everyone to access.
Rain of Mercy is an entertaining introduction to the grim darkness of the 41st Millennium and Warhammer 40,000 Roleplay: Wrath & Glory. The booklet — available only as part of Free RPG Day — is a short primer on the world of Warhammer 40,000, the glorious Imperium and its many foes, and the forsaken Gilead System trapped by the Great Rift.
Litanies of the Lost (Pre-Order)
Litanies of the Lost contains four exciting scenarios suitable for Wrath & Glory characters of Tiers 1 and 2. These can be played as entertaining stand-alone adventures, or combined into a perilous planet-hopping campaign that highlights the political strife and myriad dangers present in the Gilead System.
When you pre-order Litanies of the Lost, you will receive the first exciting scenario – Duty Beyond Death! The remaining three scenarios will be sent as they are ready.
Pre-order Litanies of the Lost on our webstore here.
Pre-order via DrivthruRPG here.
We have also revealed lots of art and sneak peeks for upcoming releases on our blog – check them all out here. 2021 is shaping up to be very busy for Warhammer 40,000 Roleplay: Wrath & Glory and we can’t wait to show you more of what we have been working on!
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