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From the Past to the Future with Dead Stars 24
The Haarlock's Legacy Concludes!
Dark Heresy | Published 05 May 2010

by Ross Watson

+++Incoming Astropathic Transmission+++

Greetings, Dark Heresy fans!

The climactic finale to the Haarlock’s Legacy trilogy looms on the horizon! In Dead Stars, the unspeakable secrets of Rogue Trader Solomon Haarlock are revealed at last, and the Acolytes investigating his disappearance must make a dire choice that will affect the future for millions of Imperial citizens. With the fate of the entire Calixis Sector at stake, will the Acolytes stand in the way of Haarlock’s return, or will they allow the consequences of his vengeance? Find out in Dead Stars!

A New Challenger Appears!

Warhammer 40,000 Roleplay, including the Dark Heresy, Deathwatch, and Rogue Trader lines, has been experiencing some amazing success. In fact, they have been so successful that FFG has recently hired another full-time developer, Mack Martin! As the developer of Dark Heresy, Mack will be able to devote 100% of his attention to Dark Heresy and lead the charge into the future with many more projects on the horizon. This will also allow me to focus entirely on the Deathwatch line, meaning that all three Warhammer 40,000 Roleplay games will have a dedicated developer.

 

For me, this is a momentous announcement: I am pleased to “pass the torch” to my friend and colleague Mack Martin, who is taking over as the Lead Developer for Dark Heresy beginning this month. I have rarely encountered a bigger fan of all things having to do with the Inquisition than Mack, and I am really looking forward to seeing what he has in mind for the future! Naturally, I will be working closely with Mack during the transition, and I hope you will all join me in wishing him the best!

The Next Step

Next week’s designer diary is devoted to Dead Stars and includes more information on the future of Dark Heresy. Until then, may the light of the Golden Throne guide your way!

Dark Heresy is a roleplaying game set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, a setting in the grim darkness of the far future. Players take on the roles of Acolytes serving the Inquisition, rooting out heresy and corruption from within the galaxy-spanning Imperium of Man.

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LETE
Published: 5/10/2010 10:04:43 PM
#24

"Yet none of them lived in the 40k universe where ostentatiousness is second in import only to the God Emperor himself. Compare Haarlock to the people directly beneath him; he comes across as downright drab."

 

Exactly my point: that's why no one saw it coming when he wiped the whole family out... Sneaky lil bastich-Rick-Springfield-Servitor-clone.  I bet he  even took Jesse's Girl.

Peacekeeper_b
Published: 5/9/2010 4:48:15 AM
#23

Haarlock looks more like and extra from Star Wars or Ice Pirates. I mean, where are his shoulder pads? Spikes? Excessive webbing and pouches? And whats with the Mullet? Is he a cyborg Rick Springfield?

Jack of Tears
Published: 5/9/2010 3:35:19 AM
#22

 Yet none of them lived in the 40k universe where ostentatiousness is second in import only to the God Emperor himself.  Compare Haarlock to the people directly beneath him; he comes across as downright drab. 

 

LETE
Published: 5/9/2010 12:11:39 AM
#21

Caligula was not much to look at, or, for that matter, Napoleon, Bolívar, Hitler, Bush (either), Franco, Pinochet, Noriega, Gandhi, etc.  All "notable" men.

LETE
Published: 5/9/2010 12:06:16 AM
#20

"Solomon Kane? I'm not sure I see the link between the characters there."

Me neither.  Probably the wikipedia contributor clutching at straws; I mean, why not King Solomon from the bible, or Solomon the Ape from the Tom Strong comic?  That's one of the reasons wikipedia is "editable" (someone ought to)!

Nojo509
Published: 5/7/2010 5:41:48 PM
#19

 Good news that all 3 40k projects have a full timer on board. 

BTW, I preferred the old FFG release policy, where you gave us a roadmap with dates we learned not to believe. :) This "won't say boo till it's at the printer" is way less fun.

Jack of Tears
Published: 5/7/2010 4:51:49 PM
#18

 Solomon Kane?  I'm not sure I see the link between the characters there.

And I have to say that the picture of Haarlock here is really a bit underwhelming, after focusing three major adventures and a huge setting mystery on him he lacks a lot of that 40k flair.  

 

 

LETE
Published: 5/7/2010 4:45:10 PM
#17

From Wikipedia:

"In the Warhammer 40,000 Roleplay tabletop games, the legendary Rogue Trader Solomon Haarlock is presumably named after Captain Harlock and Robert E. Howard's Solomon Kane."

 

Maybe a distant relative?

 

 

L

En Español sería Capitán Raymar!

 

 

Jack of Tears
Published: 5/7/2010 5:23:45 AM
#16

 I don't care what anyone says, Haarlock looks like THIS

LETE
Published: 5/7/2010 12:50:22 AM
#15

"Erasmus Haarlock looks like Mel Gibson."

 

"OH! So his machinations are the 40k Version of a drunken rant?"

 

 

He just *looks* like him... Sheesh.

(For the real geeks out there - he has an air of Lord of Illusions' Swann too!)

 

Maybe Slaanesh's doing?

LETE
Published: 5/7/2010 12:47:14 AM
#14

"Erasmus Haarlock looks like Mel Gibson."

 

"OH! So his machinations are the 40k Version of a drunken rant?"

 

 

He just looks like him... Sheesh.

Maybe Slaanesh' doing?

Peacekeeper_b
Published: 5/6/2010 9:36:32 AM
#13

perhaps in this installment of the Haarlocks legacy we will actually learn something about the haarlock legacy or at least the Tyrant Star.

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