|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.
This will be better as a compendium than a stand-alone RPG.
I am looking forward to this, but I still think this is the kind of material that would be best as a supplement for all three titles already existing instead of another new game. It will once again be 50+ pages of slightly more refined core rules and 300 pages of game specific stuff and fluff.
But still, good to see the line grow. Hopefully the fifth will be the final and it will be Xenos themed (Eldar and Tau perhaps, since they already did orks and kroot).
The fudge...? This probably isn't going to turn out to be my cup of tea but wow has this come a long way since Dark Heresy two years ago. What's next? The Greater Good? The Way of the Runes?
+++That way lays the path to damnation.... Remember that the Emperor protects and that rebellion is rewarded with retribution.....+++
Awesome! I have been using homebrew rules for Chaos characters for a while. It will definately be very nice when this books comes out. Looking forward to any and all previews of this title up till its launch!
I'm not that suprised actually that FFG delivers a new w40k line (there was a job posting some months back, which I read just for the fun of it and there was a hint there), but I expected the eldars...
Anyway, this sounds exciting. I just hope they don't start out characters at 16,000 XP.
THEY HIDE IN THEIR METAL BAWKSES! THE COWARDS! THE FOOLS!
Ha vell done FFG caught me by surprise! Squeezing my wallet dry :)
Cool. Cool. Cool. Way interested in this!
Sounds cool. I was wondering where the 40k RPG line would go next. Will be watching this one closely.
Sounds exciting. I wonder how they will balance Chaos Marines with other servants of chaos, will there be options for different power level campaigns or will the human followers start off at an absurdly high level?