At Gen Con Indy this past weekend, Fantasy Flight Games announced the upcoming release of a new edition of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay. The 3rd Edition of WHFRP offers the same dark fantasy setting as previous versions of the game but also introduces a new way to role-play, offering a boxed set with group play in mind, expansions for additional players, and an emphasis on storytelling.
It’s a completely brand-new way of role-playing,” said Fantasy Flight’s Jeremy Stomberg. “It is not like anything you’ve seen before. It has a lot of stuff that looks like board-game
Designed by Jay Little (MLB SportsClix), the 3rd Edition base set comes in a giant box which contains four books and about 300 cards and 36 dice, enough for three players and a GM. The set will come out by the end of the year and retail for $99.95; additional sets can be purchased to incorporate more players, giving the system an “expandable” feel, similar to a board game with add-ons for extra players.
"We’re making it more of a storytelling thing. We’re bringing RPGs back to telling a story and not just being miniatures on a board. We have tons of games that have miniatures on boards. What this is is telling stories, which is how RPGs began.”