Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Dark Heresy playtest

Playtesters say the greatest things.

Warhammer 40,000 Roleplay: Dark Heresy is being tested at the moment by a wide range of groups. They're basically playing the hell out of the game to see how it plays, how it feels and how clear it is.

We were chatting with one group- The Hegelian dialectic- over lunch about how they were getting on with it all. They certainly weren't shy of quotable quotes...

Ed Morris- "The thing about roleplaying in the 41st millenium is there are so many more ways for you to die..."
Paul Hill- "Explosive decompression"
Ed Morris- "Falling out of a hive"
Paul Hill- "Falling on a hive"
Mal Green- "Getting your gauss rifled"
Paul Hill- "Oooh, sounds painful"
Ed Morris- "You can sue if someone handles your gauss, especially in the workplace"
Kate Flack- "death warrant with a typo on it"
Mal Green- "Accidental war"
Kate Flack- "purposeful war"
Paul Hill- "reversed digestion"
Ed Morris- "psychic prolapse"
Mal Green- "urgh, careful, I'm eating here"

...so we're pretty sure we're getting the 'grim darkness' bit right...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi there,

I just stumbled upon your blog and subscribed inmediately. I'm a peruvian fan (yeah, that's peruvian as in Perú, South America).

I'm fairly new to WH actually, being a RPG gamer for 15 years now. A friend of mine and fellow RPGer is an avid 40k gamer and I finally decided last month to listen to him and check it out.

So far, I've become fascinated by the 40k world. In this month I've read 3 books (Horus Rising, False Gods and Deathwing) and ordered a couple more. I've played DoW and ordered de WA expansion. So, when I tell you I'm really looking forward to Dark Heresy, you know what I mean.

Next steps:
1) Buy some codexes and learn the tabletop game rules
2) Buy an Imperial Army and some Space Marines
3) Paint, battle, win
4) Resign to HP and apply to GW
5) Conquer the World
6) Conquer the Universe

6:25 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will Dark Heresy replace Inquisitor, seeing that the theme is so similar & many people already use Inquisitor rules for roleplaying? And, will there be miniatures for DH, or is it supposed players who want to use mini's, simply WH40K or Inquisitor models?

1:27 pm  
Anonymous Phillip said...

Hi there, I have my copy of Dark Heresy and have to say that the hype didn't do it justice. It is a masterpiece with a rule system that works and in no way detracts from the roleplaying experience. As for minis and whether or not it will replace Inquisitor, I leave you with this lifted from the Black Library website:
"Black Industries regret to announce that Dark Heresy: Disciples of the Dark Gods out in September will be the final product to be released from Black Industries.

For the time being Black Industries will continue to post articles in support of the products on their official website, which is a fantastic resource for scenarios and gaming tools for GM’s and players alike."

Check out http://www.blackindustries.com/?template=40k for more info.

12:34 am  

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