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11 April 2022

Games Workshop released a Necromunda update that includes the iconic Cargo 8 transport. Originally coined in Dan Abnett's 40K works, it's since crossed over to other BL authors. This is our first glance at one, albeit Ash Waste-ified.

14 March 2022

Cubicle 7 has provided a "What's Next" article for W&G. Interesting upcoming projects include:

24 January 2022

Pre-orders are up for Church of Steel, which features the Adeptus Mechanicus, Machine Spirits, and vehicle rules.

16 December 2021

In Cubicle 7's November Update, they have more W&G news:

22 August 2021

Cubicle 7 has released the PDF version of Redacted Records, along with the pre-order for the eventual physical version.

The book has a mix of new material, and is a bit scattered in focus. There's a little something for everyone. The choice of only including new Talents starting with "A-I" was dubious at best, however.

28 July 2021

For Cublicle 7's July 2021 Production Update, there's more W&G goodness:

28 May 2021

Cublicle 7 just did their May 2021 Production Video Update, and they have a few extra tidbits on the future of the Wrath and Glory line:

18 May 2021

In Cublicle 7's April 2021 Production Update they've included more information about the Wrath and Glory line:

29 January 2021

Now that Wrath and Glory Corebooks are finding their way into people's hands, and the Forsaken Systems PDF is out, I've started work on an improved and updated version of the 40K Map.

It's a challenging projects due to often conflicting maps provided by GW. I try to use the most recent unless the preponderance of other sources are unified in their disagreement with it.

20 January 2021

COVID has removed the time that I had perviously been able to spend updating things here, so apologies for the temporary inactivity. That will change when things get back to normal.

Cublicle 7 has published a 2021 Production Update and included in it are:

06 July 2020

Lots of Wrath and Glory news. First some info from Cublcle 7 on upcoming releases:

Games Workshop has announced the Interrogator animated series, along with a couple others. This one in particular sounds like a treasure trove of RPG ideas.

29 May 2020

Cubicle 7 has released a short free adventure: Graveyard Shift for the game.

24 April 2020

Cublicle 7 Games has released a PDF version of the revised Wrath and Glory! They are accepting errata submissions for those that find errors so they can be fixed prior to printing the physical book.

06 November 2019

It's been fairly quiet on the Wrath and Glory front for the past few months while Cublicle 7 works on their revised edition of the game. Hopefully they'll have something ready for the holidays!

19 July 2019

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that Cublicle 7 Games has bought the Wrath and Glory line, as well as most of the development team, from Ulisses. The game will be reprinted with some minor revisions, but those who bought the Ulisses version will still be able to use it with new material.

I've added a Knight Houses section to the Library to make the information easier to access. I've also populated the various files with data from the Adeptus Titanicus book, Titandeath.

21 March 2019

Ulisses has a great new Wrath and Glory webpage. Check it out.

18 February 2019

My copy of Titandeath has finally arrived. Expect the fluff to start filtering into the Library over the coming weeks.

22 January 2019

The new AT18 book Titandeath comes out on the 26th, and I anticipate getting its fluff into the Library fairly quickly after I get my copy.

The new Adeptus Titanicus is one of the better games I've seen out of GW recently. It is an expensive game to get into, but well worth it.

18 October 2018

Most of the fluff from the new edition of Adeptus Titanicus is now in the Library. It's a great game, too. Well worth checking out, even if it is a bit pricey.

21 August 2018

All sorts of events in the past few months…

Warhammer 40,000 Roleplay: Wrath & Glory has been released at GenCon, and there's a host of supporting material that will be released over the next few months.

One of my all-time favorite early Games Workshop games, Adeptus Titanicus is back! I've created the Legio Titanicus website to support the new edition!

…and the fluff from the new Titanicus is slowly filtering into the Library.

14 September 2017

The good folks at The Grimdark Podcast interviewed Ross Watson, adding a little bit to what we know:

21 August 2017

Ulisses held their seminar at GenCon over the weekend, and have posted the video here
The interesting points are:

16 August 2017

Big News! Ulisses Spiele has obtained the 40K Roleplay license, and they have seleceted a d6, dice-pool mechanic just like I have. You can see the announcement Here.
Ross Watson is heading the effort. He has been involved in 40K Roleplay since the Black Industries days, so the line could not be in better hands.

Also, with the advent of 40K 8E, I've decided to rework my 40K Map from the Library. There's been enough revision and retcon over the years that I want to start with a clean slate. I't a big task, so don't expect the new one overnight.

27 June 2017

I now have my hands on 40K 8E and all of its fluffy goodness! Now the daunting task of getting that into the Library

Also, I've stood up my 40K RPG page for the SW:A based ruleset I'm developing. I should have a 1st draft of the rules up by the end of July.

18 April 2017

With the release of Shadow War: Armageddon, which is essentially a reprint of the old Necromunda game, I've decided to design a simple, cinematic, RPG loosely based on its rules
The basic mechanic is to roll a pool of d6s equal to the relevent statistic. With skill 0, rolling a 6 equals success. Each skill level decreases the number needed for success by 1. Thus, a stat 3 skill 3 roll would be three dice that succeed on a 3+.
Simple tasks require only one success, and complex tasks require more.
I'll share more here when it's cohesive enough to play. Watch this space.

22 March 2017

Since Fantasy Flight Games lost the Games Workshop RPG licenses a few months back, I've been very curious about where they might turn up.
The Grimdark Podcast has reported credible information that points to Cubicle 7 Entertainment. On top of that, they have T.S. Luikart on their design team, and he was involved in the very first days of 40K RPGs with Black Industries. Very interesting.

09 March 2017

With Adeptus Titanicus on the way and Black Library doing March of the Titans, I've made an effort to update related sections of the Library.

28 February 2017

Welcome back! I've had a long hiatus, but the recent movement of the 40K timeline and the upcoming release of Adeptus Titanicus has re-energized me.
For the past few years, I've really felt that Games Workshop had lost its way, and was really dispirited about what they were doing with the background.
In addition to that, the 40K RPG was on uncertain ground — and really still is — and that didn't help either. Let's see where things go from here…

20 January 2014

Picked up the new Codex: Tyranids, and will be starting to integrate it's fluff into the Library, but still have a backlog from the Codex: Space Marines, so it might take a while.
On top of all that, Black Library is pumping out digital fluff at an amazing rate in the form of "Dataslates" and the like. It's a great time to be a "fluff-ologist" but hard to keep up!

01 December 2013

Added Chapter 2 of The Pernicus Chronicles to the Fiction section.

11 November 2013

Time has been in short supply, but this page is not forgotten. Some updates to the Library with material from the new Space Marines Codex and Fiction sections, including the first chapter of The Pernicus Chronicles. The new Codex has lots of new material for the map, and that will show up in the next update.

14 April 2013

Updates should start flowing slowly again. Watch this space.

04 February 2013

Setting up the Fiction section for the first chapter of my own 40K story.

06 January 2013

Some of you may have noticed that things got awfully quiet here after spring of last year. Well spotted.
Rowan Thomas Schoonmaker was born on July 4th, and he's been monopolizing my time recently (to put it mildly).
I'll be continuing updates after a while, but I take fatherhood very seriously, and that's my current focus! Thanks for your patience.

18 February 2012

It's been some time since any official updates, though there have been a couple "stealth" updates to the Library in the last few months.
Warhammer 40,000 6th Edition is widely rumored to be on the way this summer, and I'm really looking forward to seeing what more they'll be putting in the fluff!

30 October 2011

A smallish Library update with material from the latest Ciaphas Cain novel by the esteemed Sandy Mitchell.
In the near future the 40KRP page will receive a much-needed overhaul and update!

12 June 2011

The Library now has a bunch of fluffy goodness from Codex: Grey Knights!

05 June 2011

It's been a while without updates, but I'm headed off on a business trip soon, and that means time to read and time to update files, so stay tuned!

08 January 2011

More business travel has enabled me to get much more of the Badab War material into the Library. I can't wait for the second volume to arrive!

01 November 2010

Some extended business travel has allowed me to get a good chunk of the Badab War fluff into the Library.

18 October 2010

Truth be told, the last few 40K books that I've read have not been terribly impressive in their "fluff-ology," so their contents have not been going into the Library. I've also been reading a number of non-40K books, which has slowed the pace of updates here.
However, the delivery of Forgeworld's lavishly illustrated Imperial Armour Volume Nine - The Badab War Part 1 and Gav Thorpe's Path of the Warrior novel has reengergized me, so you can expect to see that content filtering into the Library over the coming weeks.

02 August 2010

Just when I thought I'd gotten the news down for a while, FFG released their schedule for the Deathwatch line, now in the News.

19 July 2010

FFG has released their 2010-2011 production schedule for both the Dark Heresy and Rogue Trader lines. Check out all the upcoming goodness in the News section.

05 July 2010

I've added the fluff from novel Helsreach Hive by Aaron Dembski-Bowden into the Library. It's a good read; he's a welcome addition to the Black Library author stable.

01 June 2010

There's been a few items of News over the past few weeks that I've gathered together, including the first playable Xeno Race for 40KRP!
In other news, fluff from the new Helreach novel will be slowly making its way into the Library over the coming weeks.

02 May 2010

FFG has continued to reveal interesting Deathwatch information, including the name of their new Space Marine chapter. Check out the News. In the meantime work continues on the improved 40K Map.

26 April 2010

At long last, I've transferred the raw files of the 40K Map over to my new computer, and have expanded it a bit to handle the material that GW continues to place in the galactic east. It still needs a little work, but the key elements are now there. Check it out in the Library.

02 April 2010

I've posted some updates to the Library from Codex: Tyranids, and FFG has been steadily providing small peaks from their upcoming Deathwatch game.

28 February 2010

Big NewsDeathwatch!

21 February 2010

There's been quite a bit of news concerning the upcoming Ascension supplement for Dark Heresy, both at FFG's News and a variety of podcasts, including The d6 Generation. Check it out on the News page.
Last weekend I ran the third adventure of my Emperor's Heart campaign, as well as a Rogue Trader demo at DunDraCon. They were both well attended and everyone had fun, so I felt pretty good about them.

25 January 2010

It's been a little while since the last update, mostly due to a lengthy sidetrack into the excellent new edition of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay.
Never fear, the brand new edition of the Codex: Tyranids that hit the shelves a week or so ago has inspired me to get back to work on the Library.
There is also a bit of information that FFG released concerning the upcoming Ascension supplement on the News page.

29 November 2009

The Radical's Handbook is appearing in stores now, and FFG has released some very interesting news about the upcoming Ascension book. Check it out on the News Page.

09 November 2009

A large number of airline miles has allowed me to finish getting the fluff from the first Ciaphas Cain Omnibus into the Library.

18 October 2009

Not much to report this update. In fact, starting to make the Scorpulus Hive map into glorious 3D has been the first chance I've had to "goof off" recently.
Though not directly related to 40KRP, FFG is coming out with a new edition of WFRP that uses some novel new mechanics. Check it out Here

08 November 2009

More Ciaphas Cain entries in the Library, and both the standard and Collector's Editions of Rogue Trader have now been released.
However, it's been relatively quiet in terms of news for Dark Heresy, but given FFG's big upcoming WFRP3 release, it's understandable that their attention may be elsewhere for a bit.

07 September 2009

A bunch of Ciaphas Cain goodness in the Library, and a long overdue update to the 40K Roleplay page. Enjoy.

16 August 2009

There's been a few new items on the News page, from Ross Watson's interviews on a few podcasts (such as The Game's the Thing) and also from GenCon Indy 2009. Check it out.

03 August 2009

The Collector's Edition of Rogue Trader went on sale on Thursday and Pre-Orders were sold out within 48 hours, despite a fairly weighty price tag. See more on its future availability on the News page.
Most of the fluff from Planetstrike is now in the Library

21 July 2009

There's some great News about Rogue Trader, and I've added the fluff from the very-funny Deff Skwadron graphic novel. If you're an Ork fan and haven't read it, you're doing yourself a disservice!

07 July 2009

Picked up Planetstrike and have started integrating its fluff into the Library.

22 June 2009

I've given the Links page a much needed overhaul, and made a few other minor adjustments. I'm looking forward to picking up Planetstrike and getting its fluffy goodness into the Library over the next few weeks.

8 June 2009

It's been a little while since the last update, but there are a couple of good items on the News page, and Tattered Fates is out. I've been taking a slight breather from 40KRP after some pretty intense gaming, but I'm feeling the itch again, so the updates should start flowing in short order.
I've added the fluff from the excellent Bloodquest graphic novels to the Library.

19 April 2009

Ross Watson of FFG gave out a big news item at AdeptiCon. Read more about it on the News page.
There's also been an update to the 40K Map.

22 March 2009

I picked up the Exterminatus graphic novel by Dan Abnett and Ian Edginton, and am in the process of getting its generally excellent fluff into the Library.

08 March 2009

I've added the fluff for the outstanding Daemonifuge graphic novel by Kev Walker and Jim Campbell. If you haven't read this treat, you really should.
If I have a touch of extra time this week, I'll try to add material from the Inquisitor Ascendent graphic novel by Dan Abnett.

12 February 2009

At long last there's some excellent News to report, as FFG has outlined their product schedule for the rest of 2009 for the Dark Heresy line — and it looks good!

12 January 2009

Another minor update to the 40K Map, including data on Warp Storms.
As I'm sure you're all well aware, the various canon maps available in rulebooks and codices are - well - all over the map. I've made every effort to average out locations that have varied over time. Sadly, I doubt we'll ever see an official version that matches previous ones. Sigh.

05 January 2009

Happy New Year!
Just a few minor updates, mostly Space Marine material for the Library and 40K Map.
This ought to be a fantastic year for Warhammer 40K Roleplay, especially with Rogue Trader on the horizon. I'm looking forward to more announcements of good stuff from FFG.

22 December 2008

While I haven't had too much time for "frivolous" projects recently, I have gotten my 40K Map up and running, and have added some material from the new Codex: Space Marines to the Library. Enjoy.

15 December 2008

Disciples of the Dark Gods is finally hitting the shelves, just in time for the holidays!
I managed to get a decent chunk of Codex:Orks into the Library, and a thought occurred to me while looking at the beautiful map on page 19. With the removal of the excellent maps at Dark Millennia, is there a need to add one to the files here?
There's also the map at Red Dwarf to consider, but I like to think that my version might be a bridge between the two. Email me if you have strong feelings one way or the other.

01 December 2008

Other projects have kept me from doing any meaningful updates recently, but thankfully I see some light on the horizon. On the other hand there's been precious little fresh news over the course of the last month. Hopefully we'll get a gift from FFG for Christmas! (Aside from Disciples of the Dark Gods.)
In the meantime, I've started adding a little bit of the fluff from the latest Ork Codex.

02 November 2008

Happy Halloween! There's actually been a snippet or two of News for us this week!
In addition to that, FFG is running a scenario contest. You can find all the details here. Get writing and good luck!

26 October 2008

I suppose that since I wrote this, it's fairly apparent that I'm a playtester for Dark Heresy, and to be frank it's taking up large chunks of my time right now. Time that would otherwise be used to update material here.
However, Ive also been reading a number of Black Library novels, some of which are less-than-stellar, such as M. Counter's Battle for the Abyss, but some of which show great promise, such as M. Abnett's Titanicus, which I've just started. I'll be adding more fluffy goodness to the Library soon!

28 September 2008

It's been a slow month for Dark Heresy news since all the excitement at GenCon, and I've had writing tasks that have kept me away from updates to the Library, but never fear, this is a temporary situation, and we're getting very close to the release of Disciples of the Dark Gods to keep everyone occupied.

02 September 2008

I've gotten the fluff of the first Gaunt's Ghosts book into the Library, and am well into the second. I've taken a break from working on my Emperor's Heart series of adventures to work on a new miniature - I'm challenging myself to make a female Tech Priest, and will post some results as soon as I have something worthwhile to show!

24 August 2008

On the way to and from the con, I started re-reading the Gaunt's Ghosts books from The Founding collection and found there were many incomplete or missing Fluff entries in the Library, so I'm starting to correct that. That's a daunting task considering that there are now close to a dozen books!
I'll also be doing some rewriting on my GenCon scenarios to reflect the ideas that came up during play.

17 August 2008

I'm back from GenCon, and though sleep deprived you definitely want to check out the News I brought back!
As for the convention itself, I ran over 24 hours of Dark Heresy at the show, including two demos and two eight-hour adventures. I had a blast, and from the feedback I received, I'm pretty sure my players did too!

27 July 2008

FFG has let slip the title of the next book of the Dark Heresy line. Check it out in the News section!
In getting the 5th Edition fluff into the Library, I've noticed that the names and text on the map on pages 116-117 were transposed about 1 centimeter to the right, making its accuracy somewhat dubious unless you recognize that little "slip."

22 July 2008

Work on my two Dark Heresy scenarios for GenCon Indy has dominated my time recently, but not so busy that I haven't been able to add quotes and flavor text to the Vessor rules.
I picked up Warhammer 40K 5th Edition, and it is chalk full of new fluff! I'm going to begin adding it to the Library today.

29 June 2008

A new addition to the FFG team and more interesting tidbits on the News page.

01 June 2008

FFG's shipment of The Inquisitor's Handbook and Purge the Unclean has finally made it to the US and is in stores now.
My updates to the Library have had to take second seat to other writing tasks for the last few weeks, namely scenarios for the recent KublaCon and the upcoming GenCon Indy. Not to worry, however, you'll see them eventually.
I recently obtained a copy of The Lightning Tower, a limited run Abnett short story set in the Horus Heresy era, and will be adding its fluff shortly.

18 May 2008

Another small update, this time adding statistics for the Cargo-8 wheeled transport. I've been spending most of my time preparing scenarios for KublaCon and GenCon Indy.

11 May 2008

A relatively minor update, simply adding stats for the Stormhawk Gun Cutter. The weapons statistics will follow shortly.

24 April 2008

Take a look at my new Vessorine Janissary rules and the new Martial Artist talent on the 40KRP page.

06 April 2008

FFG has opened the official Dark Heresy page, including within it much of the content of the old BI page.