Warhammer 40k RPG Announced

This is an interesting announcement from Black Industries (part of the GW publishing business).

The odd thing is I thought we already had a 40k Roleplaying Game from Specialist Games – called Inquisitor.

It sounds like the announced ‘Warhammer 40,000: Dark Heresy’ is using the same back story as Inquistor as you ‘play an Inquisitor’s Retinue’. So is it just a re-write of Inquisitor? Or an entirely new and incompatible system? I would imagine the later is more likely given Games Workshop’s history. In which case I would imagine Inquisitor is going to be silently dropped.

Imho the reason Inquisitor failed to take hold is the ridiculous idea that we’d all play using overpriced Games Workshop 54mm figures. Anybody that was interested in playing it would almost certainly have at least one 40k 28mm scale army already. So of course you’d simply use those figures.

I just hope ‘Warhammer 40,000: Dark Heresy’ doesn’t make the same error and actually treats 28mm figures as the basic scale for the game.

Originally spotted on Tabletop News Blog.

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