Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Warhammer 40,000 Rogue Trader - Back where 40K began
Picked up a used copy of the 2nd print of this venerable tome for a good price recently. It's been years since I had a copy and years since I've played 40K outside of Spacehulk (a fantastic tactical Sci-Fi boardgame lovingly copied from Aliens and altered to fit the groovy funky channel 57 grim future style from Games Workshop before they sold out to the Man). This was a time when Space Marines had beak helmets, Orks weren't built like the Hulk, Dwarfs (squats) roamed free and you could merge Warhammer and 40K willy-nilly. It was like the Summer of Love compared to the current offerings or the completely depressing nihilism expressed in the 40K RPG. Personally I prefer my tyrannical futuristic religious despotism with a dollop more of whimsy.