|Dark Heresy | Published 30 March 2009|
Hi Dark Heresy fans!
This is going to be a busy week for me, there is a lot going on in the grim darkness of the far future. Warhammer 40,000 Roleplay has got a great year ahead of it! This week’s designer diary is intended to showcase some of the highlights of 2009.
This weekend is Adepticon, an independent miniature gaming convention held in Lombard, IL. It’s a big, three-day miniature gaming convention that promises to be a major event for all fans of Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000.
Fantasy Flight Games is one of the sponsors of Adepticon, and we will be there with plenty of Dark Heresy stuff to show off, both from the existing library and some sneak peeks at upcoming books! I am really looking forward to attending Adepticon for the first time, and I love to meet the fans of Dark Heresy and Rogue Trader. Definitely stop by if you plan to attend and say hello!
There are two writers who have helped me guide the direction and purpose of Warhammer 40,000 Roleplay since the start. I am very pleased to introduce John French and Alan Bligh, the twisted geniuses behind such books as Disciples of the Dark Gods, Tattered Fates, and the lead writers for the upcoming Radical’s Handbook. John and Alan have been with Warhammer 40,000 Roleplay every step of the way and I look forward to working with them on many, many more books in the future.
John French’s Bio:
John French is a freelance writer and games designer who has written for Dark Heresy since 2006. Working in collaboration with Alan Bligh and alongside many other talented writers and developers, his work can be found in the Dark Heresy Rulebook, Inquisitor’s Handbook, Games Master’s Screen, Disciples of the Dark Gods and the forthcoming Haarlock's Legacy series of books that begins with Tattered Fates. In times past and days remote he also contributed to Necromunda Magazine, Town Cryer and Fanatic and has been involved in table top wargaming and roleplaying games since the beginning of the nineties. When he is not thinking of ways that dark and corrupting beings can destroy realty and space, John enjoys talking about why it would be a good idea, and making it so with his own traitor legions on the gaming table…that and drinking good wine.
Alan Bligh’s Bio:
Alan is a freelance fiction writer, editor and occasionally game designer whose day job sees him bound to the service of a wildly known Forge World. Previous employment has included stints in the voluntary sector and throwing misbehaved people out of nightclubs, as well as time studying the Humanities and Strategic Studies. He’s been interested in history, sci-fi, fantasy and horror longer than he cares to remember (because it makes him feel old) and has been an avid gamer since he was big enough to grasp dice. He is also fond of moving pictures, book learning and such, and being English believes there should be a ‘u’ in armour.
The Next Step
Look for more information about Tattered Fates coming soon, and I am putting together some bits and pieces for a diary about The Radical’s Handbook as well. Keep your eyes open for more glimpses into the future of Dark Heresy. Until next time, may the light of the Golden Throne guide your way.
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.
Having been to both Origins and GenCon, Ill take Origins any day of the week or year or eternity. GenCon is so full of itself, doesnt have a military discount and in general just doenst have the spark that is Origins.
Not sure why Adepticon is so great but Origins is becoming a dieing con. With the economy in the crapper most gamers aren't doing multiple cons this summer and when people have to choose they tend to choose Gencon. Its sad because Origins and Gencon each have there own unique style and they are both a blast.
Having read some of his adventures, I believe that "I" should be in armour too!
FFG will be at Adepticon but not Origins. Lame!
Alan Bligh: "and being English believes there should be a ‘u’ in armour."
He's not the only one!