Review: Zweihander Grim & Perilous RPG by Tristram Evans (part 4)

Tristram Evans of RPGPub.com has embarked upon his lengthy review of Zweihander Grim & Perilous RPG. Buckle up, because this is a long one (and will span several weeks). Check it out at RPGPub.com or as below:

Next, we have the option of either defaulting to human or random-rolling for a “demihuman” race. In WFRP you got to choose between a human, halfling, dwarf, or wood elf (I think gnomes may have shown up in the the Apocrypha Now supplement, but I’m not sure about that. But then, who would want to play a damn, dirty gnome? That’s the sort of race you force your kid sister to play when your mother insists that you include her in your game).

In Zweihander, you roll a d100 and could come up with a dwarf, gnome, halfling, ogre, or elf. I can only guess that ogres in Zweihander are very different from their counterparts in WFRP, as Warhammer ogres would be completely unsuitable as player characters. I even had a difficult time justifying Wood Elves in regards to Warhammer’s default setting assumptions (I’d usually have would-be elf players come up with some reason they were banished from Elven society to explain why they were slumming it on the streets of a city of The Empire).

Anyhoo…rolling the dice…

A 28, that is a…GNOME? A Motherf—ing gnome?!

Ohhhhh….looook…I, uh, accidentally mixed up the tens and the ones dice.

It’s really an “82.” That’s an…elf. Boo-yeah.


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