|Dark Heresy | Published 24 March 2009|
Greetings, Dark Heresy fans!
This week I have a bit of a surprise for you—the designer diary you see before you isn’t about the newest book or even what’s around the corner. No, this designer diary is about a bit of the past.
Edge of Darkness was one of the first adventures available for Warhammer 40,000 Roleplay, first appearing on the web back in 2008. Since that time, Edge of Darkness has been downloaded innumerable times. It is famous for the first glimpse of the sinister cult of the Logicians. The adventure is quite well written, and it has a strong investigation focus that really draws on the core experience of role-playing an Acolyte of the Inquisition. In addition, the adventure contains quick-start rules for Dark Heresy and serves as a brilliant introduction to the game iline. Alas, due to a series of unfortunate events, Edge of Darkness remained a well-written but simply presented textual PDF for months on end.
Until now, that is!
Thanks to the hard work of our redoubtable RPG intern Trent Urness, Fantasy Flight Games is now able to present Edge of Darkness the way it was always intended—as a 48-page, fully-laid out and illustrated spectacular! This free PDF is a fine addition to any Dark Heresy fan’s hard drive, containing the same great adventure its always been, spruced up with Dark Heresy graphic design and Warhammer 40,000 art. This adventure has always been one of my favorites for the Dark Heresy line, and I am very proud to say that it now looks the part.
Edge of Darkness is the creation of writer Alan Bligh, one of the two minds behind Disciples of the Dark Gods and Tattered Fates. In Edge of Darkness, the Acolytes are called by the Inquisition to investigate an unusual murder in the Coscarla District on the hive world of Scintilla. The adventure has a flexible structure to allow for different approaches to the truth, and the final confrontation is a very exciting challenge that your Acolytes will not soon forget.
If you’ve already enjoyed Edge of Darkness in the past, I encourage you to pick up this free PDF to add to your collection. If you’re looking for a great way to begin your adventures using Dark Heresy, this is exactly what you need. If you’ve never given Edge of Darkness a try, now is the time. What are you waiting for? Go download the free 48-page adventure Edge of Darkness now!
Dark Heresy is a roleplaying game set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, 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.
There is a small omission in the new copy.
On page 16-17 of the old one the "Why she is so frightened" NCP speech text is split over two pages/paragraphs. In the new copy (page 23) only the first paragraph has been included (which makes the incomplete response a bit weird).
By the Golden Throne on Holy Terra. This is truely a tribute to the Emeror himself and shows his divine favor and blessing do lay on Trent Urness' hand. This is truely a work of art fit for the Emperor himself and does the adventure justice ten fold......
Congrats are in order.
Well done, and this is a great adventure. One thing that would really add to it are maps.
I have to say that I love it too! I plan on printing out a copy soon.
I too agree that some more original art , as opposed to stock art would make it better. Especially in regards to in game things like NPCs, locations, and critical sections of the adventure.
Very good work, I think it's a good idea to publish first in PDF and after in paper.
Very nice! My only regret is that the pictures are all 'stock art' and not of specific people/creatures in the adventure. I would have really loved to see what the Churgeon looked like as drawn by one of the Dark Heresy artists, for example.
Still, good to see that FFG is willing to devote time to one of the golden oldies as well.
This is awesome! Very welll done. Thanks guys!
Nice work. Next week we start it.
Wow, as nice as this is, Im going to ask for more. Have intern Trent do the same for the contest winners, put them in one book and sell it to me!!!!!!
Wow. How cool is that? Serendipity at its best. I was just getting ready to go through my notes for Edge of Darkness. I ran it when the core book was first released, and now I’m getting ready to run it again for a new group in a new town. Now all I need is a better printer to handle all the great design. Looks fantastic.
OMG! This is amazing! It would be nice to see the scenario contest finalists with the same beautiful DH style.
Great Emperor, this is just awesome. I loved GMing this adventure, brings back good memories gory investigation.
And the choice of this illustration by John Blanche, this is definitely gravy !!