Fantasy, Map Editing, Maps, OSR, RPG, Warhammer, Warhammer Fantasy, WHFRP, WHFRP1e
The Restless Dead is a collection of adventures from White Dwarf magazine that have been connected together into a short campaign – along with a map that shows how they link together.
Except that the map was printed with full bleed, with the middle inch of the map effectively completely obscured by the spine of the book. While this wouldn’t bother me too much normally, I am running the game online and wanted to use the map as a handout to the group (because… well… if you use an actual map of the Empire for this adventure, the distance between Schoppendorf and Delberz is at least three times what is shown on this map, crosses the Talb river somewhere in the middle, and is roughly north by northwest instead of west. I also had to move the “River Delb” notation as it was on the Talabec).
So I took the time to extrapolate the missing material in the middle of the map, and I also removed the DM adventure location notes so it can be used as a player handout.
This map is not mine. It is taken from The Restless Dead by Games Workshop and was originally drawn by Charles Elliot, and is presented here to make it easier for other GMs running the adventures therein.
Robin Fitton (@inrepose) said:
Back in the 80’s I ran the full WHFRP campaign and a fav adventure of mine was Shadows over Bogenhafen. It was a time where the setting and Games Workshop product as a whole gelled together to create something dark, medieval and chaotic in my mind which was well supported in the White Dwarf along with their excellent articles for Runequest and even the odd Stormbringer article. Everything pulled together to create a nice vibe for the gaming scene. I must admit that I did fall rapidly out of love with the WHFRP system and my players at the time found the theme and adventure was more fun than the mechanics. As a group we were rules critical nerds at the time and did feel they did not offer much scope to the group. It sounds like WHFRP are now well back into the renaissance of retro games and being enjoyed again. Love the old material!
Philip Hodder said:
You don’t happen to know which issues of White Dwarf these adventures were in do you?
Dyson Logos said:
Night of Blood was in White Dwarf 87
On The Road was in White Dwarf 85
Eureka! in WD 93
Rough Night at the Three Feathers (one of the greatest adventures of all time) in WD 94
Affair of the Hidden Jewel in WD 101
The Ritual in WD 99
Night of Blood & Rough Night at the Three Feathers also appear in Apocrypha Now
The Ritual and The Affair of the Hidden Jewel are reprinted in Apocrypha 2
I haven’t tracked down the original White Dwarf version of the Haunting Horror.
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David R said:
I remember this adventure well! Well, considering how long ago it was that I took my brother’s party they it! It had some good parts and a few shaky parts. I think in general these adventures that are separate adventures and then given a ‘McGuffin’ reason to quasi string them together aren’t real good. But it was fun enough. I really loved the ‘Haunted House’ adventure at the end. At least that’s where we ended it. Don’t remember if that’s where it was supposed to end, but I think so. I loved that it was a gardcover book. That was nice. It also had the obligatory ‘Skaven in the sewers’ encounters, which was waaaaay overused in those first edition published adventures. All we ever seemed to fight were skaven in sewers, chaos cultists, also in sewers, and Beastmen in the forest. That was it, honestly. Or it seemed like it anyways lol. Still, we had fun with this. I may need to dig it out sometime and give it a read. Thanks for this trip down memory lane! Great stuff! And have fun!! 🙂👍
You’re a hero.
I don’t know if I’ll ever run this again— I mean, I haven’t run it in 20 years— but now I have your map fix printed out and tucked inside the cover. I remember the frustration!