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Changing the Rules

Changing the RulesHaving run nine sessions of the game one thing had become quite obvious to myself as the GM, and that was that, whilst we were very much enjoying the Warhammer 40K background (since most of the players had more than a passing familiarity with it) the actual rules system felt a little clunky […]
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Rogue Trader Campaign Log – Session 9 : Lines of Communication

Rogue Trader Campaign Log – Session 9 : Lines of Communication

The immediate threat dealt with Lord Captain Black turned his mind back to the young blind woman; Confessor Cornelius begged leave to go and search the settlement so that he might minister to the injured and lead the faithful in a prayer of thanks to the God-Emperor for their deliverance, deep in thought about Dana, […]
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Rogue Trader Campaign Log – Session 8 : Down and Dead in the Underhive

Rogue Trader Campaign Log – Session 8 : Down and Dead in the Underhive

As the shuffling shapes grew closer the swirling dirt of the hive bottom briefly settled, revealing a shambling horde of festering carrion shapes looming out of the darkness; the most horrifying thing though, was the glowing pinprick of green light that shone from the foreheads of each rotting corpse, like a baleful third eye searching […]
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Rogue Trader Campaign Log – Session 7 : The Belly of the Beast

Rogue Trader Campaign Log – Session 7 : The Belly of the Beast

Thinking back to a more trouble free time, Enginseer Pak remembered a time when he ran with the gangs of his hiveworld home, bodging together tech for the local gangs ensured that he was largely left to his own devices. One day a local gang leader bought him a strange metal device that was like […]
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Rogue Trader Campaign Log – Session 6 : Hive World Scelus

Rogue Trader Campaign Log – Session 6 : Hive World Scelus

Having secured a new navigator but still needing crew for his new vessel Lord Captain Black sets his sites on the industrial Hive World of Scelus, a world that processes and packaged nutritional supplements made from the Grox meat of the neighbouring Catan star system; Confessor Cornelius recalls that the system is ruled by the […]
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Rogue Trader Campaign Log – Session 5 : Monsters from the id

Rogue Trader Campaign Log – Session 5 : Monsters from the id

Realising his need to replenish his lost crew, and need for a second Navigator to help pilot one of the ships (since he plans on claiming the Venerus for his own), Lord Captain Black orders Navigator Benetec to take his ship back to the Imperial Station of Port Wander. As they travel through the warp […]
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Rogue Trader Campaign Log – Session 3 : Into the Storm (Fate of the Venerus)

Rogue Trader Campaign Log – Session 3 : Into the Storm (Fate of the Venerus)

Prelude 806.M41 Planet Telec – Hive Primus (House of Black) Ten years before the present day, five years before Fortunus Black would meet his cousin Polaris Black in a bar on the outlaw settlement of Footfall and offer him the first officer position on his ship… Rising high above the toxic industrial clouds of the […]
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Rogue Trader Campaign Log – Session 2 : Aboard the Xenos Vessel

Rogue Trader Campaign Log – Session 2 : Aboard the Xenos Vessel

Upon arrival on the xenos ship the initial boarding party (consisting of Lord Captain Black and six warriors from the Lunatic Pandora) discover a virtually empty ship apparently occupied only by the already dead bodies of the xenos scum known as orks; suddenly and without warning, the Pandora loses comms contact with the Captain’s squad. […]
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Rogue Trader Campaign Log – Session 1 : A Mission of Mercy

Rogue Trader Campaign Log – Session 1 : A Mission of Mercy

Arriving on the Imperial port of Wander, last bastion of firm Imperial control before entering the wild frontier of the Koronus Expanse, the Lord Captain of the Lunatic Pandora immediately began searching for a way to make a profit; seeking to leave his past and the rumours about his family behind, Fortunus Black immediately sort […]
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