WFRPWarhammer Fantasy Roleplay (WFRP) is the role-playing game that developed from the Warhammer Fantasy Battles wargame.
It was originally published by Games Workshop, then Flame and until recently by Hogshead. The title as of December 2002 reverts back to Games Workshop. Games Workshop have said that they are not sure what they are going to do with it.
They share the same Germanic, doom-laden background although the role-playing game branched off from the war game in the 1980s. However a player of a modern version of Warhammer Fantasy Battles should be able to recognise the setting and the principal ideas, concepts and races. Statistics from the wargame can be easily converted to the role-playing game.
It has the concept of careers that you progress through during play, allowing a player character to start off as a rat-catcher and work his way up to become a merchant or a ship's captain.