WFR deliberately aims at adventures and settings with a less elevated tone - grubby fantasy, as its designers call it. WFR also invites adventures with grotesque horror elements in the Lovecraftian tradition. This shift in emphasis from genteel to grubby, gory fantasy, and the simplicity of the tactical and magic systems, are distinctive assets of WFR as it competes for a slice of the FRPG audience.
The thematic tone is dark - the eventual triumph of Chaos is inevitable. The tide of Chaos may be turned, but it never recedes so far as it has advanced. This epic antagonist provides the WFR campaign with a distinctive, grand, and gloomy atmosphere. This sober background gloom contrasts effectively with the light and humorous tone encouraged in session play, giving WFR a subtle and stylish depth - just the thing to suit the FRPG player`s taste for epic tragedy while satisfying his more vulgar affection for adventure and farce.
Ken Rolston – Dragon Magazine #124.