|Dark Heresy | Published 19 April 2011|
Around us is darkness and sin. We slip as one ever further into hell. If one could arrest our slide to damnation, but doing so would cost more lives than you can comprehend, is it not right to take that step. Appalling though the price might be, is it not our duty?
—Pronouncement of the First Synod of the Maledictor’s Hand
Investigating corruption within the Ecclesiarchy itself is as delicate as it is dangerous, but when an influential leader is suspected of heresy, you and your fellow Acolytes will uncover an ever-deepening conspiracy that could spell the end of the entire Calixis Sector...
Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce the upcoming release of The Church of the Damned, an adventure for Dark Heresy!
The Church of the Damned is the second adventure in The Apostasy Gambit, a Dark Heresy campaign that takes a cell of Acolytes from investigating the tragic history of a warped Cathedral to crusading against a conspiracy within one of the Imperium’s most vaunted organisations. While The Church of the Damned continues the events started in The Black Sepulchre, it also includes starting points to be played on its own or as part of your own campaign.
Dark Heresy’s lead developer took the time to share his thoughts about The Church of the Damned:
By now Black Sepulchre is in the hands of players. I’ve gotten a chance to talk to a few groups who have already played through the adventure and they all have the same question... “What’s next?” The cheeky answer is “Part two; it’s a trilogy!” but the question really dives deeper than that.
Black Sepulchre has a few big moments and ends on a Sector-shaking cliffhanger. Players are dying to know what comes next, where their Acolytes go from the events in Black Sepulchre. Obviously I can’t give that away, it would spoil the surprise, but I can discuss a few teasers.
Dark Heresy is a game of investigation, and while there is plenty of action to be had, the core experience is one of mystery and conspiracy. Church of the Damned sees the Acolytes embracing that role and leading an investigation into the heart of one of the Imperium’s most powerful organizations. Witnesses must be questioned, information researched, and crime scenes examined.
Of course, there is a good deal of combat too, with a variety of new and familiar foes. Hair raising, skin of your teeth, knock down, drag out combat. This may be the deadliest adventure we’ve ever written. Don’t expect to save the entire Calixis Sector and come away with all your fate points... or limbs!
The Maledictor’s Hand, a secret group of fanatical extremists, manipulates the Imperium from the shadows. You and your fellow Acolytes must hurry to stop their dark plot before it’s too late. But who can you trust?
Look for The Church of the Damned on store shelves in the third quarter of 2011!
Dark Heresy 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 Acolytes serving the Inquisition, rooting out heresy and corruption from within the galaxy-spanning Imperium of Man.
With a projected third quarter release for book 2 (assuming none of the delays that always hit) we are looking at a long wait to play this series still.... I usually make sure to have the whole thing before I start running multi-part adventures in the very likely event that the group will finish up before the next part is released and look up hungry and expectant, demanding to know what next awaits them.... Oh hey wait, SIDE MISSION!!!! Total continuity kill there.
Give us a hi-res image of the cover art... PLEASEEEE :D
I'm gonna take a wild guess and say this will be the greatest FFG 40K RPG release of all time. :-D
Very interesting. I will wait until the third part is released, though, before buying.
EXCELLENT ! more more more and thank you FFG
looking good! :) need to pick up the first part as well :)
this have too play the first one but this sounds mundo intresing