Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 2nd Edition

Maybe, just maybe, you’ll survive foul Mutants, horrible diseases, insidious plots, and sanity-blasting rituals to reap Fate’s rewards.

Scratch an old gamer (urgh!) and you’ll probably find some Dungeons & Dragons in his teenage years. But when it was released in 1986, Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay immediately became our roleplaying game of choice. We started a campaign in ’87 and, after a hiatus of about ten years, started playing again with 2nd Edition. It’s still a bloody entertaining way to spend an evening. Of course, the role of ‘gamemaster’ means I always have to spend ages to prepare the sessions and it can be mentally exhausting to run them. Here are some reference sheets for 2nd Edition that make things a little easier so you can concentrate on the story and the atmosphere, plus a character sheet design.

Update Log

Date Version Changelog
Apr 2020 1.1 GM Screen Reference files updated to fix 2-handed fighting rules
Oct 2008 1 Original release


  • The Lizard King says:

    Hello, sorry to be a bother, but according to the Core rulebook, you only receive a -20% WS penalty when performing an Attack with the weapon in your secondary hand. As far as I can see there is no mentioning that this also applies to parry actions. Is this correct, or have I missed someting?

    • I’m sorry, but it’s been years since I played, your guess is as good as mine!

    • BrideChucky says:

      Weaon Qualities: Balanced: when in a second hand, ignore the -20% WS. But If you use weapon… Dagger (not take talant Ambidextrous and not Qualities: Balanced) you take penalty -20% WS any action in your secondary hand.

  • Llew Watkins says:

    Thanks for these!

  • Haas says:

    Good Job.
    My gaming group uses this but like mentioned above there is an error so is it ok if I edit it on my end?

    • Be my guest. If you can tell me exactly what to fix so I don’t have to go back through my old books and can do it quickly, I’ll even update them for you.

      • Haas says:

        on the GM screen reference under Two Handed fighting, on page 4 of 5, it states:

        “May use either hand to make an attack (no extra attacks). Attacks and parries from a secondary hand are -20% WS (except for weapons with the Balanced quality); -10% for shields and weapons with the Defensive quality”

        You are still at minus -20% to attack with a shield, but parries with a shield are +10%.
        So I would word it as follows or similar:

        “May use either hand to make an attack (no extra attacks). Attacks from a secondary hand are -20% WS (except for weapons with the Balanced quality); Defending with Secondary Hand has no penalties to weapon skill although Defensive Quality Weapons and Shields are +10%”

        The main rulebook cause a lot of confusion and the way you have written it was how people were interpreting the rule, but was later clarified on the website on an FAQ while I can show you if you wish to see the evidence.

        Appreciate your help 🙂

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