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WFRP Children of the Horned Rat (Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay) Hardcover – May 23, 2006


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Product Details

  • Series: Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay
  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Black Industries (May 23, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844163075
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844163076
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.4 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,443,813 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A background book on the skaven telling their secret history as well as how to spot and destroy them. For roleplayers you can learn how to create your own skaven clan, descriptions of the skaven fom, society and mentality. There is a short skaven adventure at the end.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Peter on May 22, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This was a very impressive book. I really like books which can flesh out a fantasy world by making it realistic. This can be done with essays about culture, philosophy, demographics, populations, beliefs, etc. I am not a fan of vague fantasy settings which leave alot of gaps in the setting, I want something which I can sink my teeth into and say "yea, I could see that happening in another world, it sounds plausable".

This book manages to do that for the skaven. You get an idea of the very vastness of the Skaven empire with details on their population centers, their various clans (greater and lesser), and their general grip on the Old world. The only thing holding them back is the fact that they fight with each other all the time. I was very impressed and I got a very good sense of perspective of skaven society which was quite nice. Do you want to be a slave or a clan leader, is your clan a mere 100 rats or over a million? Are you despised in the greater Skaven society or revered? All things are possible in the Under-Empire.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Mark Smith on August 30, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Maybe Games workshop has just spoiled me, but I expected a little more from this book. I truly am a fan of the game and this book definitely gives you the feel of the Warhammer World. The artwork is as good as always, the skaven careers are especially fun and the adventure at the end (although not as good as most), along with all of the adventure seeds, is adaptable for normal or skaven characters. That said - I was still somewhat disappointed with the book. There seems to be a lot of repetition, and the book isn't that long. Neither was there a whole lot of new information or depth to the history/culture of the ratmen. I think that the 5th and 6th edition army books for Warhammer Fantasy Battle have just as much, if not more. Basically, I was disappointed because I was expecting so much more. Skaven are a favorite in my campaigns and I saw a lot of potential for development that went unrealized. If you want a better feel for what I am talking about, check out the Brettonia book; it has so much more packed in that after reading it, this skaven book just doesn't live up to the tradition.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Rhandhali on May 27, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Children of the Horned Rat is the first book to truly expand the WFRP lineup beyond the confines of the Empire. The book explores the Skaven, mutated rat-creatures whose numbers are uncountable, who subsist beneath every city and settlement in the Empire and who seek to enslave all non-skaven. Dwellers in the shadows and sewers their existence is only rumored, the ravings of madmen and children's stories.

Approximately two thirds of the book is setting material - who the Skaven are, how they live, how they fight and about their dealings with others in the Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay world. A good dash of original art is thrown in with some re-used pieces from other Warhammer books. Skaven government and society, psychology and technology are all explored in depth.

The remaining third of the book is dedicated to roleplaying the Skaven. Skaven careers, rules for being enslaved by Skaven and the mannerisms of Skaven are all covered in addition to how a group of Skaven PCs might come about.

Overall this is a fine addition to the WFRP line. Being mostly source material it is an excellent read even if you aren't interested in playing the game or using the rules.
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