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Inquisitor023
20-07-2009, 10:25 PM
Seems the place to put this. Several questions

1)What is it?
2)How is it played?
3)Besides the rulebook what is needed?
4)Is it played much?

Honsou
20-07-2009, 10:53 PM
1. It is a Role Play game system that is set in the 40K universe.
2. As far as I can tell, it is played much as 40K is, with turns, dice roles, and stats (although these are handled differently). It reminds me of the old D&D
3. You'll need: the rule book, 6 sided dice, players, a game master, pen, paper, and any other such things you might find useful.
4. No, as far as I can tell it is very rare compared to the other forms of gaming in this area.

NOTE: This game has been DISCONTINUED by Games Workshop, although Fantasy Flight has taken up limited work on it, including several recent releases, and new expansion scheduled in time for the 09 GenCon.

Here are some basic sources that give you some basic information. However, GW doesn't list it on their site, as far as I can see- it might be advisable to talk to someone at one of the GW stores for more help.

Dark Heresy on wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warhammer_40,000_Roleplay)
Dark Heresy on Lexicanum (http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Dark_heresy)
a picture of lemons (http://www.emediawire.com/prfiles/2007/01/17/498255/MeyerLemons.jpg)

Here are a list of the notable books, etc that help explain the game play, etc:

Dark Heresy - Core Rulebook, including a pre-written adventure
Game Master's Kit - A game masters screen for Dark Heresy and a 32 page booklet that includes a pre-written adventure, xenos generator and new rules for poisons and toxins
Character Folio - A notebook designed to be a combined character sheet and journal
Inquisitor's Handbook - Supplement, introduces the Adepta Sororitas career path as well as new home world types and expanded rule system for the original home worlds, expanded armoury and expanded skill rules
urge the Unclean - An adventure anthology containing three adventures, each focusing on a different genre or play style
Shattered Hope - A free preview adventure available for download on the Black Industries web site
Edge of Darkness - A free preview adventure by Alan Bligh (and others) available for download on the Fantasy Flight Games web site
Disciples of the Dark Gods - Supplement, information detailing cults and other various threats within the game setting. Includes a Full Length Adventure.
Creatures Anathema - Supplement, a "Bestiary of Aliens, Beasts, and Daemons" for use as enemies
Tattered Fates - Part 1 of a 3 part adventure campaign
another, different, picture of lemons (http://chaska.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/lemons-723835.jpg)

In any case, I've read the review of the game, and it is made abundantly clear that you REALLY need the rule book, and that everything you could possibly need to know is in that. So, here are some places to buy the rule book (and some of the addons):

Dark heresy rule book at Fantasy Flight Games (http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_minisite_sec.asp?eidm=50&esem=2)
Dark Heresy rulebook torrent (http://www.mininova.org/tor/1149262)
Dark Heresy rulebook at Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dark-Heresy-Core-Rulebook/dp/1589944542)
Dark Heresy rulebook at Play.com (http://www.play.com/Books/Books/4-/3533260/Dark-Heresy-Core-Rulebook/Product.html)
Dark Heresy rulebook at ccgarmory (http://www.ccgarmory.com/wa40krpdaher.html)
Most of the accessories to the game can be bought here (http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_minisite_sec.asp?eidm=50&esem=2)
a picture of lemon slices (http://styletips101.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/lemons.jpg)

Hope that helps you :)
-Honsou

The Spacemonkey
21-07-2009, 08:47 AM
Well, Honsou pretty much covered it all.

It's a good game, plays pretty much likeWFRPv2

Lots of folk are playing; http://www.darkreign40k.com/ that's the unoffical fan site.

Also rogue trader comes out this year and deathwatch sometime in the future.

Inquisitor023
21-07-2009, 11:44 AM
Ok, thanks everyone. Since it's been discontinued, lets change to Rouge Trader.

Marticus
21-07-2009, 11:46 AM
need a good sel.ection of D10s too

Captain Castus
21-07-2009, 11:47 AM
Ok, thanks everyone. Since it's been discontinued, lets change to Rouge Trader.

Only 'discontinued' by GW... They've passed it onto Fantasy Flight, who are also doing Rogue Trader! ;)

CC

EDIT - See here (http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_colecciones.asp?eidc=2)

Inquisitor023
21-07-2009, 11:48 AM
Only 'discontinued' by GW... They've passed it onto Fantasy Flight, who are also doing Rogue Trader! ;)

CC

:eek: I posted that 1 minute ago! Are you stalking me!?

Captain Castus
21-07-2009, 11:50 AM
:eek: I posted that 1 minute ago! Are you stalking me!?

I'm here to correct you whenever you err... :p

CC

Inquisitor023
21-07-2009, 11:53 AM
I'm here to correct you whenever you err... :p

CC

So you are stalking me then. Just for a reason. :p

I'm reading the Wiki for Dark Hersy and was thinking about waiting for Deathwatch. Just to be a SM. :D Any release date announced?

Captain Castus
21-07-2009, 11:56 AM
Any release date announced?

Nope... I don't think anyone really knows the stage of development it's at...

It was part of Black Industries' original plan and FF have said they plan to do it too... That's all that's known I think...

CC

Honsou
21-07-2009, 11:57 AM
It's set to be released at the GenCon, I think.

Inquisitor023
21-07-2009, 11:58 AM
Nope... I don't think anyone really knows the stage of development it's at...

It was part of Black Libraries original plan and FF have said they plan to do it too... That's all that's known I think...

CC

Cheers CC. As always helpful.

@Honsou that doesn't help me much, I don't even know what that is!

Honsou
21-07-2009, 12:25 PM
Well then, here (http://s182.photobucket.com/albums/x203/Honsou_Eshara/?action=view&current=motivatorf41bb3a3192d6f603d2872b699.jpg) is your answer. Sorry,here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gen_Con).

Inquisitor023
21-07-2009, 12:42 PM
Well then, here (http://s182.photobucket.com/albums/x203/Honsou_Eshara/?action=view&current=motivatorf41bb3a3192d6f603d2872b699.jpg) is your answer. Sorry,here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gen_Con).

Cheers. I might actually start DH. Doesn't look like too much painting is invovled. Just a IG Vet or a Arbitrator and the books.

Honsou
21-07-2009, 12:57 PM
Something like that, yeah. Might be a little harder to find the players though.

Inquisitor023
21-07-2009, 01:08 PM
Something like that, yeah. Might be a little harder to find the players though.

I'm sure there would be some players kicking about here/at my local GW. Failing all else, I'll get my friends to start. They played Sacred II they will play this.

Honsou
21-07-2009, 01:15 PM
Fair enough, whatever works for you. It would certainly give you alot of opportunities to do background writing!

Inquisitor023
21-07-2009, 01:16 PM
Fair enough, whatever works for you. It would certainly give you alot of opportunities to do background writing!

Then on second thought, I'll leave DH to others...... :p

Honsou
21-07-2009, 01:23 PM
Come, come. That's the fun of it- writing the story, living it, actually having a character that you can develop to an extent that you can't in a fanfic or a game of 40k.

Inquisitor023
21-07-2009, 01:24 PM
Come, come. That's the fun of it- writing the story, living it, actually having a character that you can develop to an extent that you can't in a fanfic or a game of 40k.

It's also work. Hmm..... Painting work? Or Fic Work? Much chin stroking is now needed.

Honsou
21-07-2009, 01:25 PM
Well yes, there's work involved. But if there wasn't, then would it really be worth it?

Inquisitor023
21-07-2009, 01:27 PM
Well yes, there's work involved. But if there wasn't, then would it really be worth it?

Yes. I would be able to destroy my friends. Whats better than that!? :D

Honsou
21-07-2009, 01:36 PM
Sex. But that probably isn't a topic appropriate for this board. xD

Inquisitor023
21-07-2009, 01:37 PM
Sex. But that probably isn't a topic appropriate for this board. xD

At 13, I wouldn't know mate.....

Honsou
21-07-2009, 01:38 PM
True enough, true enough. Stick with the gaming :)

Inquisitor023
21-07-2009, 01:42 PM
True enough, true enough. Stick with the gaming :)

For now.... :cool:

Now, onto more child friendly topics. 40k!

Honsou
21-07-2009, 01:56 PM
Hmm, a universe of endless death and destruction, the mindless slaughter of millions upon millions, giant monstrosities that devour entire worlds, chaos warriors that worship all manner of foul beings...

Is it just me that doesn't classify this as "child friendly"? xD

Inquisitor023
21-07-2009, 02:07 PM
Hmm, a universe of endless death and destruction, the mindless slaughter of millions upon millions, giant monstrosities that devour entire worlds, chaos warriors that worship all manner of foul beings...

Is it just me that doesn't classify this as "child friendly"? xD

Aye, but theirs no S** so it's pretty damned close.

Honsou
21-07-2009, 02:22 PM
Well I wouldn't be so sure about that... all the 'excesses' of the Slaaneshi followers? What did you think that entailed? xD

Inquisitor023
21-07-2009, 02:26 PM
Hmm... True. True.

Captain Castus
21-07-2009, 04:51 PM
I asked Fantasy Flights when 'Death Watch' would be out... Got the following response:


We do not comment on things that have not yet been announced on our website.

Yours,

Jeremy Stomberg
FFG

So... They don't know either! ;)

CC

Inquisitor023
21-07-2009, 04:53 PM
I asked Fantasy Flights when 'Death Watch' would be out... Got the following response:



So... They don't know either! ;)

CC

Hey cheers CC. For a non Manc, your alright. So, DH it is. Anyone any suggestions for classes etc? What skill should I worry about? And no "It's up to you" you all no me well enough, you can decide

Honsou
21-07-2009, 05:46 PM
That's never a good idea, it really should be up to you. You have to deal with that character in the future after all. That said, if I had to chose one for you, then I would suggest the Arbites.

Inquisitor023
21-07-2009, 05:49 PM
That's never a good idea, it really should be up to you. You have to deal with that character in the future after all. That said, if I had to chose one for you, then I would suggest the Arbites.

That what I wanted. To suggest. I never listen to you all anyway, I just like other people opinions.

Honsou
21-07-2009, 05:58 PM
Then why should we even bother? xD Don't make me post my "good listener" poster...

Inquisitor023
21-07-2009, 06:03 PM
Then why should we even bother? xD Don't make me post my "good listener" poster...

I will explain. I like to see what people think of me. However, when it would come to it I wouldn't listen to you much so I get what suits me. I would take what you all said into opinion though.

Now, some once gave me a link to a site where I could read books free. I want that linky again please. I need to read DH rules and I'm not splashing cash.

Honsou
21-07-2009, 06:07 PM
Google around if you must, this is one I'm not going to find for you :P I think there's a download in the original post I made for you though.

Inquisitor023
21-07-2009, 06:12 PM
Google around if you must, this is one I'm not going to find for you :P I think there's a download in the original post I made for you though.

I have been googleing. And I'll double check. And what do you ever find for me? (Don't answer that)