News for August 2011
Power Brings Temptation 11
Announcing Lure of Power, a supplement for Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay
Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay | Published 01 August 2011

Never wear white after Sigmarzeit.
Swords are to be worn on the right hip if a gentleman; on the left hip if a lady.
To wear the skull of someone who’s name you don’t know is extremely gauche.
    –Von Güten’s Rules of Right & Proper Behaviour, briefly fashionable in Nuln

Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce Lure of Power for Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay. This supplement delves into the world of nobility and the insidious influence of Slaanesh, the Dark Prince, youngest and subtlest of the Ruinous Powers.

Lure of Power offers pleasures for players and GMs alike, increasing the opportunities for noble and social characters as well as background material on Slaanesh and his minions. This expansion details rich new mechanics for social encounters, making them every bit as engaging and important as combat. You will also find new careers, enemies, and secret societies.

Verbal sparring

The nobles of the Old World live in a complex feudal system. Although the system imposes a degree of order upon those enmeshed in it, there are many incidents of disorder and conflict, especially between nobles of comparable rank. There is often no set notion as to which noble outranks the other, and the slight differences in rank have prompted bitter conflicts.

The Old World is a violent land of constant war, but some conflicts, even the most bitter, are fought with words. Lure of Power explores the intricacies of heated social encounters, providing guidance and examples for GMs, including optional mechanics that let player characters shame their opponents into submission. Simple insults and name-calling won’t win these complicated interchanges, but perhaps your character will show up for an event escorted by the former paramour of a jilted, broken-hearted lover. Best your opponent in a duel of words, and he may live with the humiliation for years.

Nobles have more to do than nurse old hostilities, of course, and Lure of Power offers several new careers focused on noble privileges and responsibilities.

Slaves to desire

Lure of Power explores the secret pleasures and vices that corrupt many of the Old World’s populace in Liber Ecstatica, a sourcebook aimed toward GMs. Slaanesh spreads his influence within the Realm of Chaos by fueling and feeding upon the extremes of mortal emotion and experience. The Dark Prince provides a particular allure to nobles, as their positions of power and idle time afford them greater opportunities to explore rare luxuries and sensations.

The minions of Slaanesh give in to their dark passions, and they excel at luring others to join them. The greatest and most terrible of their abilities is that to corrupt and seduce the most loyal and pure. Those marked by Slaanesh are said to be able to gaze directly into the most hidden depths of a mortal’s soul and rip out his most secret desires and fears. The Dark Prince’s marauders are vain and obsess over their rippling muscles and taut sinew. They adorn themselves with tattoos and aspire toward physical perfection. Beastmen view Slaanesh as the power that grants them virility. Sorcerers of Slaanesh focus on coercion, domination and submission.

Liber Ecstatica includes an adventure that leads characters into a world filled with the temptations of physical and aesthetic pleasures. In the world of the nobles, power can lead to corruption, and heroes may pave a smoother road to success with words than with swords.

The Prince of Chaos

Uncover the insidious influence of Slaanesh and his minions in the Old World when Lure of Power releases in the fourth quarter of 2011. Until then, sit back, relax, and enjoy all the pleasures you can discover on our website. You’ve been working so hard, you deserve it…

Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay is a roleplaying game that sets unlikely heroes on the road to perilous adventure, in the grim setting of Games Workshop's Warhammer Fantasy world. Players will venture into the dark corners of the Empire, guided by luck and Fate, and challenge the threats that others cannot or will not face.

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Published: 8/8/2011 3:15:36 PM

 Yes! Finally Slaanesh.

Published: 8/4/2011 9:43:58 PM

 w00t!  Called it.  I figured back when Winds of Magic came out that the expansion that detailed Slaanesh would be about political stuff.

Hauer Glaeken
Published: 8/3/2011 2:14:24 AM

 At last ! Hopefully, there will be more to come in a couple of months... 

The Strolling Bones
Published: 8/2/2011 6:43:39 PM

I'm excited.  I hope that the social rules are slightly more complex than those presented in Omens of War for mounted combat.  Those rules were stupid simple and I feel that they took up space that could've been used more productively.  Not since SoF was announced have I been so excited for a product.  I can't wait to hear what else is in the works for WHFRP.

Published: 8/2/2011 4:38:09 PM

That's what I've been waiting for.

This brings new hope for more WFRP goodies in the pipeline.

Published: 8/2/2011 7:33:42 AM

This is great, completing the Ruinous powers!


Published: 8/2/2011 4:06:18 AM

 Awesome, looking forwards to the previews of addictions. Would be cool if poisons or more general alchemy also featured.

Mr. Grimace
Published: 8/1/2011 5:16:15 PM

 Glad to see this...I can only hope rumors that this supplement will be the last for wfrp are completely false. Feel free to quash those rumors anytime FF. I EXPECT years more of this edition of warhammer. You guys have put a lot of care into this game...please keep it up. I still remember the sickening feeling  I felt when second edition was cancelled.

Published: 8/1/2011 4:59:05 PM

Glad to see it being announced. Great game- great supplements.

Ragnar Black
Published: 8/1/2011 4:12:06 PM

 This will be nice for GM..Corrupt them, break them, crush them..Let them pray..Finally do not kill them to quickly. Can't wait..

master yoda
Published: 8/1/2011 4:05:39 PM

Sweet! Please give us more big box adventures to go with all these new Expansions!

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