|Black Crusade | Published 05 January 2012|
“The ways of Chaos represent the basis for all life in the universe. Without its tender touch, there could be no joy, no anger, and no pain.”
–Brother Ruine of the Scarlet Eye
Back in October we announced Hand of Corruption, a full adventure in three acts for Black Crusade. Presented in one comprehensive volume, Hand of Corruption is an epic story that takes you and your fellow Heretics from the swirling depths of the Screaming Vortex to the far reaches of the Calixis Sector, and then to a parched and windswept Imperial penal world called Saint Annard’s Penance. There, you’ll attempt to perform an unholy ritual to drag the planet into the Screaming Vortex, an offering to the Ruinous Powers.
Since our initial announcement, we’ve seen in-depth details on both the ill-fated Imperial planet and the dark ritual with which you’ll seek to claim it. Now, with the release of Hand of Corruption just a few weeks away, it’s the perfect time to head to your local retailer and place your pre-order.
The Imperium’s Most Wanted
For more on Hand of Corruption, here’s a word from Black Crusade’s lead developer:
As the first book for the Black Crusade line, Hand of Corruption explores one of the fascinating premises first introduced in the Core Rulebook. For the first time in Warhammer 40,000 Roleplay, the players can play characters completely opposed to the Imperium, and Hand of Corruption brings that theme directly to the fore. The Heretics are pitted against the Imperium from the start, and have to infiltrate, deceive, and ultimately fight Imperial forces head on to get what they want. And what they want is nothing less than control of an entire planet full of psychopathic, dangerous, violent prisoners—perfect fodder for the players’ eventual Black Crusade!
Of course, to get there, the players have to go toe to toe with some of the Imperium’s best and brightest—the types of individuals they might have been playing as characters in another Warhammer 40,000 Roleplay line. Plus, this adventure throws plenty of pitfalls along the players’ route. I wouldn’t want to reveal any spoilers, but it’s an adventure Game Masters should have a lot of fun springing on their players, and players should have a lot of fun playing through.
Visit your local retailer to reserve your copy of Hand of Corruption, and in just a few more weeks, prove your worth to the Ruinous Powers!
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.
I'm starting to wonder if there will be a healty line of suplements for this one.
No players book announced in what? 6 monts?
I've said it before & I'll say it again. I think that FFG should hold off on announcing new books until much closer to the release date. They announce things so early that it generates negative feelings in the customers because of how long it seems to take. If they held off, then it would be "Out next month (or two, even three), Only War! Details this, that, and the other thing!" Then boom! On the shelves with happy & excited customers. The way they do it now, the excitement wears off & frustration sets in. I don't think it would affect sales; people are going to buy these books! Just this morning, my wife asked me if there were any updates on the Black Crusade Collector's Edition that she ordered for me. When I told her "no", she expressed concern that it was some kind of scam! I actually had to convince her that FFG was on the up-and-up!
I'm a wonderfully patient person, but even I'm starting to get annoyed at the wait for this one.
I dunno... it just seems longer than all the rest.
'Buzz around the brand' guys, to let us know something is coming up :)
Love the critical attitude though :)
So essentially an announcement that the book is coming, i.e. it wasn't suddenly canceled, the boat that ships the books didn't sink... I mean, all the above is "yesterday's news", no reason at all to put up such an article. Where's the PR person when you need one? :-D
On the other hand if they put up such an article for Dark Heresy, that "watch this space, in a few weeks we are announcing Only War..." Now that would've worth something! :-D
Oh, Gregorius! Don't you know a thinly disguised sales pitch when you see one? ;)
This article is 100% fills and NULL thrills. The first half is a summary of articles published before and the last half is an assortment of empty words and general promises with no detail or real information.
Excellent. Black Crusade needs some quality support.