So, Sunday night a friend of ours was up from Olympia and a whole bunch of us decided to have a little impromptu meet-up to hang out with him. When we first got there, it was just John Harper, Sage, and their friends Shannon and Paul. They’ve been playing Warhammer FRP, and just started on their second careers, except for Paul whose character died heroically in battle.
I voiced my gripe that playing first level characters in Warhammer makes me insane because you can’t DO anything.
Me: “Look, I’m the healer and… I just dropped the band-aid.”
Shannon: “In the dirt, and someone puked on it, and they had the plague!”
Yes, first level characters in Warhammer are EXACTLY like that. Except for elves, which can do everything, but have only get one fate point, which if you’re not paying attention and are fighting bad guys on the docks and you get knocked into the water in full plate and do not have the “swim” skill, you’re going to be burning through pretty darn quickly.
No, that wasn’t my character (for a change), but it did happen in a game.
I swear, if I ever run Warhammer, I’m starting everyone in their second career. Or, as Ogre said, he plans starting them at level one, but keeping it really light and ROLE-play oriented and handing out copious amounts of player handjobs, er, experience points.