Blood Pact, I completely agree, as I am currently running a Deathwatch campaign and enjoying it.
OW appeals to me as well though, because there are a number of adventure opportunities that don't exist in DW. For example, environmental hazards, which Space Marines are frustratingly immune to, can be brought in as complications in Only War. You can also run "down time" types of adventures where PCs are billeted in a city and go drinking, picking up hookers, gambling, fighting and getting into all manner of trouble. The politics of the Imperial Guard are very interesting as well, much more so than the generally apolitical Space Marines.
I feel like OW opens up possibilities for me as a GM which are currently closed while running Deathwatch. Still, I'm enjoying DW as well.
I myself am looking forward to Only war.
I own the DH core, RT core & all the DW books. I have been running a weekly DW campign for almost a year.
A lot of you have been suggesting a core book for the 40k universe or that we will see 2nd ed books. But in my own humble option each time the new core book comes out it is the same rules with a tad bit changed here and there.
BC was made , partly i think , as a rules upgrade for the 3 games before it.
But i must say there is one thing i really dont like about FF and the 40k system and that the handling of xenos and other threats. Want stats on Dark Eldar and Necrons? Buy the BC . Really that and the new combat tweks in the only driving force for me to get this book. Daily i search Ebay for a $25 copy. I will NOT pay $60 for it. But i will for Only war..
Just my 2 cents.
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Unfortunately it didn't. CCP laid off almost all former White Wolf staff and have had to go print on demand and re-release "Classic World of Darkness" (As opposed to "Old World of Darkness" which is what it was called and what it still is) and they have to resort to kickstart programs to get product out. The IP is now with CCP. White Wolf as it was known is dead. I hope they survive what they're going through, but their business model failed them.
*snort* no. That's both an incomplete and inaccurate assessment of White Wolf, past and present. They are currently one of the strongest RPG companies on the market. And they moved to PoD specifically to divorce themselves from the publishing model you're advocating, freeing them to publish as and when they wished instead of 'building' on their existing lines (translation: release more and more crud) until the fans won't buy any more and they replace it with a new edition (allowing them to release the same old crud again).
That's their spin on their own sorry situation. WW is a shadow of its former "self".. "How the mighty have fallen" & all that crap.