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    A Brief Review of the New WFRP Bestiary

    I got the book last week and finaly finished reading through it a few days ago. Overall it seems to be a pretty good book, a little small but still pretty good.

    The book itself is divided into two halves, one for the players and one for the GM. The first half of the book is itself divided into Six Sections. The first section deals with Chaos (Cultists, Warriors, Beastmen, etc.) the Second deals with Greenskins (Orcs, Goblins, etc.), the Third one is dedicated to the denizens of Athel Loren (Dryads, Treemen, etc.), the Fourth one deals with the Children of the Horned Rat (Skaven, Rat Ogres and Giant Rats), the Fifth one is essentialy miscellaneous Old World Monsters (Giants, Dragons, Manticores, Ogres, Fenbeasts, etc.), and the Sixth one is for the Undead (Zombies, Skeletons, Vampires, etc.). Each Monster is described in three ways (well most of them anyway) from the Commoner's point of view, the Scholar's point of view and their own point of view (some are incapable of speech and therefore don't have this perspective). The Commoner's Words and Their Own Words have some really funny comments and the Clan Eshin "Scholar" describing what poisons work best on certain monsters is pretty funny too.

    The GM's half of the book is what you would call the "crunch" part of the book. It has Stats, Skills, Talents and other special rules for the monsters. Each Monster is also rated by what's called the "Slaughter Rating" which basically tells how tough each monster would be for an Empire Soldier to kill. And this part of the book has Spells for Shamans, Chaos, a table for Expanded Chaos Mutations and introduces the Shaman Career. All in all its a pretty good book, I would have prefered seeing some more monsters but there's still enough in the book to be happy with.

    Note: Chaos Dwarfs and Bull Centaurs are included in the Chaos Section.
    Note 2: Fimir and Zoats are gone.

    If you have any questions about it, let me know and I'll try to answer them.
    Last edited by KDP Morgoth; 05-05-2005 at 16:54.
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