System: Dark Heresy/WFRP 4e hybrid
GM: Roderick Hamilton
We came for the tithe. It came for us.
In the grim darkness of the far future, the Imperium of Man spans a million worlds. Vast fleets patrolling the stars, trillions of soldiers under arms, and wondrous feats of near-magical engineering are all that stands between mankind and annihilation. …and someone’s got to pay for all that. And someone else has to work out, “how much?” That’s where you come in.
In this Lovecraft-inspired session, you will play one of a small band of bureaucrats and skilled civilians assigned the onerous task of inspecting and assessing the island settlements of The Brume, a remote archipelago on a recently reconquered human colony. This session will focus on investigation and mystery, with the potential for action and gore.
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System: Only War
GM: Roderick Hamilton
Citizens of Vuultath IX! What have YOU done for your Emperor?
Join the PLANETARY DEFENCE FORCE and CRUSH HIS ENEMIES!
– Gain New Skills!
– Make New Friends!
– Learn to Fight!
– Free Uniform!
+++Defend Proud Vuultath from the Enemies of Mankind!+++
The Emperor Protects will use the Only War system to give you a taste of life as an ordinary human in the vast Warhammer 40,000 universe.
You will play citizen-soldiers of a small market town on one of the innumerable worlds in the Imperium, rising to the defence of your neighbours as a shadow falls across your world.
The odds will be long. The price of failure immense. But you will show the citizens of Vuultath that The Emperor Protects.
“To be a man in such times is to be one amongst untold billions. It is to live in the cruellest and most bloody regime imaginable. These are the tales of those times. Forget the power of technology and science, for so much has been forgotten, never to be re-learned. Forget the promise of progress and understanding, for in the grim dark future there is only war. There is no peace amongst the stars, only an eternity of carnage and slaughter, and the laughter of thirsting gods.”
Only War uses a percentile system for easily adapted combat, and The Emperor Protects will include streamlined rules in order to keep the story moving quickly. Players can expect some interaction and investigation, along with tactical planning and deadly, deadly combat.