Rogue Trader: Ashes of Indomitus
Rogue Trader on Discord, Roll20
About the adventure
As the Indomitus Crusade draws to a close, the vastly shifted borders of the Imperium have opened up entire new expanses for exploration and exploitation by Rogue Trader Fleets. See the grim darkness of the Warhammer 40k setting from a luxury fleet officer’s cabin. This game follows a crew of officers in command of a Rogue Trader vessel in the Warhammer 40k setting. The system for this game is Fantasy Flight’s Rogue Trader series, but if a critical mass of players prefers Wrath and Glory Revised, we can use that system. One player, selected randomly or by player consensus, will play the Rogue Trader, the Lord-Captain of a heavily-armed kilometers-long privately-owned Imperial vessel, crewed by thousands of souls and servitors. The other players will play various other elite officers aboard the ship. Session 0, we will design your crew and ship, as well as go through the backstories that lead you into your current role. Finally, we’ll generate characters so everyone has a reason for being aboard and what their responsibilities are. After that, you’ll hit the ground running in a sandbox campaign exploring and trying to get rich off of the strange forgotten parts of the galaxy.
How to prepare
Players will need at a minimum - a Discord account - a Roll20 account for managing character sheets and using the VTT for complicated combats - a microphone - a pdf of the baseline Rogue Trader rules and any other rulebooks they want to use in character creation
What I provide
I will bring my complete library of rules and over a decade of experience running Rogue Trader. Being a 20-year Warhammer 40k veteran means I will offer a play experience and lore enjoyable to both long-time fans and folks just getting into the setting. I have a discord server where we can manage between-session planning and out-of-character chat, as well as having a boosted sound quality that highlights my voice-acting.
We will review our expectations and set our characters and group up during session 0. Players will have vast options for interacting with the setting and developing their own stories in the 41st Millennium. Gameplay will focus on planning out endeavors, managing a gigantic ship of thousands, roleplaying interstellar diplomacy, and treasure hunts in unknown space, with intense planetside and starship combat.
Safety tools used
- Lines and Veils
- Stars and Wishes
How will character creation work
Character creation will follow the standard rules for Rogue Trader on and around session 0. If anyone has a character concept they're dying to play, we'll try to accommodate it. I am open to Xenos or Heretical character concepts. Characters may also incorporate well-known fan expansions, such as Fear and Loathing on the Eastern Fringe, the Iqathan Deeps, and the Fringe is Yours, with group approval.
Players can expect
- Combat/Tactics: Medium
- Roleplay: Medium
- Puzzles: Medium
- Experience Level: Open to all
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