THE ENEMY WITHIN: A COMPANION

In 2014 I made available a document containing material to assist GMs of the original Enemy Within campaign. It was 100 pages in length and was somewhat predictably called The Enemy Within: A Companion (TEWAC, for short).

Since then I have continued to work on the document. In 2015 I released a sixth edition, which contained more than 200 pages of material, but by then the source files had become quite unstable.

So I embarked on a full rewrite. As you will understand, this has been a substantial undertaking. I have made considerable progress, but it is not yet complete.

Given the scale of the project, I have decided to release the seventh edition piecemeal. It will be divided into the following sections:

  • Covers
  • Endpapers
  • Title page and contents
  • Introduction
  • Phase One (the journey to and events in Bögenhafen)
  • Phase Two (the Reik)
  • Phase Three (Middenheim)
  • Phase Four (Kislev)
  • Phase Five (the finale)
  • Appendices

I will make them available in the order listed, with the exception of the title page and contents, which will be last for obvious reasons.

The covers, endpapers, introduction and Phase One material are available now. They can be downloaded here. The remaining parts will follow in due course.

The sixth edition can still be found in its entirety here. A collection of handouts for the campaign can also be found here. Both will be superseded by the seventh edition when it is complete.

There is an update on this project here.

Title art by Ian Miller. Used without permission. No challenge intended to the rights holders.

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15 thoughts on “THE ENEMY WITHIN: A COMPANION

  1. Totally fantastic. I’m gearing up to running TEW again (using Zweihander) and this has been sooooo useful! Will you be changing anything in V7?

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    1. I’m glad it has been of use! There are a host of minor changes planned for the seventh edition, plus some substantial expansions to Phases Three and Five. I am hopeful the Phase Three material will be finished soon. I hope that helps.

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  2. In WFRP 1st Edition Fans facebook group I have posted a printable floorplan of the Blood on the tracks encounter. Would you like to include this material in the 7th TEWC?

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    1. Thanks for the offer. For now I’ve decided not to go back and make any major revisions to earlier parts of the Companion. Otherwise I fear I will get stuck in a cycle of amendments and the project will never be finished. This is, though, something I would like to consider for a future edition.

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      1. The companion project is never finished. When I first played TEW I drew a plan of the encounter by hand. It took all evening and included a cardboard coach on its side. Piy I left it at home when I went to play the encounter and had to use a narrative description of the combat.

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      2. You’re right! The road goes ever on…. I would at least like to wrap up this iteration of the Companion, though, before embarking on major revisions. You should hear more about that soon.

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    1. There’s a full list of fonts on p15 of the Companion. Unfortunately it doesn’t break it down handout by handout. Based on a quick glance, the main ones used in the new Carnival handouts are Algerian, Ardagh, BlackCastleMF, Bordoni MT Poster Compressed, Caslon Antique, Dominican, Mailart Rubberstamp, PentaGram’s Callygraphy, Playbill, QuentinCaps, Serial Publication, Shakespeare First Folio Font and Thin Press. All the fonts are free, I think.

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      1. Me again. 🙂 You list one of the fonts as “Fraktur”, but this is a font family, I can’t find any fonts with just the name “Fraktur”. Can you please clarify exactly which Fraktur font is needed? You already mention “BayreuthFraktur” and “Luthersche Fraktur” separately.

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      2. There are also several fonts available which unhelpfully just call themselves Fraktur. I used one of these, but cannot now work out which. It looks very like (but isn’t) Fette Haenel Fraktur.

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