Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay
Three distinct editions of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay (WFRP) have been released.
The First Edition was released by Games Workshop in 1986. Two epic campaigns were released for the first edition - The Enemy Within released by Games Workshop and The Doomstones Campaign by Flame Publications.
Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay First Edition features a d100 (percentile) system with attributes based off of the Warhammer Fantasy Battles stat line. Characters also have fate points, which help save characters from death or other grisly fates. Characters begin with a very basic career - anything from a bailif to a rat catcher - and progress to move advanced careers, if they survive. The game included four basic races: Dwarfs, Halflings, Humans, and Elves.
The Second Edition setting takes place following the Storm of Chaos with much of the Empire's eastern front in shambles, The nation of Kislev in disrepair and Chaos cults boldly acting throughout the Old World.
The Second Edition system features an updated and streamlined version of the earlier percentile mechanics.
The Third Edtion setting takes place in the 8th Edition Warhammer Fantasy Battles Setting, where the Old World is on the brink of the Storm of Chaos.
Warhammer Fantasy Battles Third Edition features a drasticly different rules set, utilizing a hybrid of board game mechanics to speed up game play and track character status easily. Rather than a percentile system, Third Edition uses a unique dice pool to determine successes. Fate points are removed, but replaced with party mechanics that make characters more powerful through cooperation. The game includes a different spread of races - Dwarfs, High Elves, Humans, and Wood Elves.