There will be two campaigns – background packs and lots of module-sized adventures – released almost immediately, one by Paul Vernon and the other by Graeme Davis, Jim Bambra and Phil Gallagher.
– White Dwarf 81
The campaign by Bambra, Gallagher and Davis is, of course, well known. But what happened to the other one? I don’t recall and cannot find any other mention of it.
The accuracy of the source is perhaps questionable; a few lines earlier it refers to runesingers in WFRP1. However, the named author and promise of almost immediate release might suggest there was something to it.
Perhaps it was to be a WFRP conversion of Vernon’s generic adventure Starstone. Some of the early WFRP adventures in White Dwarf were conversions (‘The Black Knight’, ‘On Ealden Byrgen’, ‘Letters from a Foreign Land’). Flame would obviously later convert existing adventures to WFRP. Starstone had been well reviewed in White Dwarf, and White Dwarf 34 even published a prequel to it. Yet it seems oddly unambitious to launch a new game with a conversion of a four-year-old module.
A more likely possibility is that it was a conversion of Vernon’s unpublished sequel to Starstone, Ristenby Town. At least some of the material for this adventure had possibly been written, but not yet been made public. It might have seemed an easy way to get something in print quickly.
Of course, this is all conjecture and there are many other possible explanations for the quotation that started this post. Does anyone out there know the truth behind it?
This post is part of a series on unpublished Warhammer supplements. The first in the series can be found here.
The next Lost Warhammer post is here.
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