News for February 2011
Embrace Chaos 95
Announcing Black Crusade, a Warhammer 40,000 Roleplaying Game
Black Crusade | Published 25 February 2011

In its hubris, Mankind claims dominion over the galaxy. However, their realm is naught but a few flickering candles in a vast and hungry darkness.
      – A Treatise on the End of the Imperium, denounced and burned in 800.M41

It is the 41st millennium, a future in which the vast Imperium of Man stretches light-years across the galaxy. The wildly popular Warhammer 40,000 universe is one of constant strife; for untold billions, merely to be born is to be condemned to a lifetime of cruel suffering under an unforgiving and draconian regime. Only a select few in positions of power possess limited freedom: the Inquisitors who hunt heretics, the Rogue Traders who gather wealth, and the Deathwatch Space Marines who combat the alien threat. Science and technology offer little promise of relief; too much has been lost since the Dark Age of Technology, and all that is left goes to fuel the Imperium’s mighty war machine. It is a universe of grim darkness.

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce Black Crusade, the fourth standalone RPG in our popular Warhammer 40,000 Roleplay line! This remarkable experience offers players a new perspective on the conflict between the Imperium of Man and the forces of Chaos by delivering the unprecedented opportunity to play as a Disciple of the Dark Gods, whether as a Chaos Space Marine or a human Servant of Chaos.

Submit to your new masters
The intoxicating lure of Chaos leads untold millions down the path of corruption, and the noblest of intentions offers little protection against its dark influence. A soldier’s bloodlust, a politician's ambition, a lover’s desire, and even a mother’s whispered prayer over her feverish child – they are all the playthings of the Dark Gods. Why resist? Wealth, power, and happiness await those who serve the Ruinous Powers, and the only price is your humanity.
Dark Heresy, Rogue Trader, and Deathwatch each portray loyalty to the Imperium from multiple perspectives. Throughout them all, however, one common factor is Chaos: the ubiquitous antagonist responsible for much of what defines this immersive setting. But with Black Crusade, players can examine this exciting universe through an entirely new lens. Who are the characters, and what set them on the path of corruption? Are they willingly in league with the enemies of humanity, or are they merely the deluded slaves of forces far beyond their comprehension?
With countless creative and engaging opportunities, Black Crusade delivers an exciting new roleplaying experience. The days of the Imperium of Man are coming to an end, and the corpse-god will soon fall. Head to the Black Crusade website to learn more, and this summer, prepare to embrace Chaos!

Black Crusade is a roleplaying game set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, a setting in the grim darkness of the far future. Players take on the roles of Disciples of the Dark Gods, working against the rule of the galaxy-spanning Imperium of Man and in pursuit of personal glory.

Write Comments     
More News [+]
Comments (95)

Published: 2/25/2011 2:57:09 PM

Cannot wait to marshal the forces of Chaos

Published: 2/25/2011 2:48:51 PM


I wouldn't worry about these things, because I doubt we will ever see even suggestions for such acts in an FFG roleplaying game (and that's a good thing). We are talking about mainstream RPGs here, not some wierd indie thing. As a matter of fact I haven't seen any RPGs (mainstream or indie) that would propose that the characters better indulge in raping to satisfy their god or else...

As much as I love Ian Watson's fiction, today's W40k is much more different than the W40k of the '80s (GW has a specific target audience in mind which I suspect FFG has to follow too).


Published: 2/25/2011 2:39:38 PM

Please tell me this isn't an April Fool's gag come early.

A marauding band of renegade space marines, pirating the tech and supplies they need to exist while cruising around the galaxy would be awesome to play.


Published: 2/25/2011 2:37:30 PM

 @Dzawor: I imagine people will manage to roleplay it the way they roleplay extreme fascist secret police or post-Human supersoldiers. People have roleplayed extreme concepts before and they will in the future.

Personally I'm looking forward to this- though I doubt it's a sustainable long term campaign, it'll be fun for short bursts, as well as a great source of fluff for the other games.

Lucas Adorn
Published: 2/25/2011 2:34:09 PM


Published: 2/25/2011 2:27:32 PM

great news! :) 

Published: 2/25/2011 2:15:48 PM

Can you tell me how would you roleplay thirst for slaughter of imperial civilians for Khorne?

Or can you tell me how will you roleplay sexual sensations that you cultist character feel while raping someone or something in service of Slaanesh ( I can probably ask more questions about this particular Chaos God but I won't)??

I can go on with more questions... but frankly speaking getting close to Nurgle is probably even worst. I dont want to know what players can do with their sores and excrement...

Last but not least Tzeentch, how will you replay madness that allow to bathe in pain and suffering of your victims....

Im sorry but maybe Im the only one here not getting it - In my opinion it is a bad move and bad news....


Published: 2/25/2011 1:45:15 PM

Can the next line please be about the emergence of the Tau race into a hostile galaxy? 

Published: 2/25/2011 1:44:46 PM

 Wow WH40K RPG must be making the big bucks now. not being cynical but really pleased, FFG are doing a standup job witht he licence and i hope they renew or have a very long licence term as i personally feel FFG is now the 'Home' Of these systems. On that note we really should start a thankyou and keep it going petition. 

As for this new system - tooo cool to think about.  But omg another £200 for a collectors ed. now that is Grim Dark!

Published: 2/25/2011 1:35:44 PM

Hmm it's the best looking of all W40K RPGs. the most interesting for me.

Published: 2/25/2011 1:32:39 PM

Very interesting. I too am concerned about whether this game will have enough material to stand on its own as a fully independent game. Regardless, I'm sure it'll have oodles of tasty background, ideas, and illustrations. I'm nothing if not a sucker for pretty pictures.


Anyone notice the Necron Lord on the system's home page? Muhahahahahaha....

Mr. Grimace
Published: 2/25/2011 1:26:25 PM

 Wow......did not see this coming. I like it though. Maybe we will get an eldar rpg.

© 2014 Fantasy Flight Publishing, Inc. Fantasy Flight Games and the FFG logo are ® of Fantasy Flight Publishing, Inc.  All rights reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Contact | User Support | Rules Questions | Help | RSS