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Dark Heresy | Published 25 May 2010

by Mack Martin

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Salutations Acolytes!

In this week’s Designer Diary, I have my blessed boltgun aimed squarely at you Game Masters out there! With Dead Stars on shelves, I thought it might be helpful to provide the player handouts from that book for easy download. These handouts are for the GM’s out there, so don’t you players go sneaking a peak—or else you’ll ruin all the surprises!

Click the image above to download the player handouts (pdf, 532 KB)

For those who haven’t been following the Haarlock’s Legacy (or who are thinking of starting it), Dead Stars is the last in a trilogy of adventures that started in Tattered Fates, Continued in Damned Cities, and climaxes in Dead Stars. It’s been a long road of intrigue and adventure that brought us to the precipice of insanity that the Acolytes in your game will soon witness.

So what do you do once the trilogy is complete? Where do you go from here? (Assuming your characters survive, of course!) I would like to present you with three options for continuing your campaign with the events from the Haarlock’s Legacy driving you forward.

Scions of Haarlock: The Haarlock Legacy could have left more behind than the Acolytes will ever know. Discovering the remnants of the legacy or preventing others from uncovering the shards of this once grand power can make for a grand adventure series all on its own. The Acolytes may find that their deeds have created a new villain whose avarice sparks a new dark conspiracy.

Acolytes On The Run: The Acolytes have seen too much, failed in their duty, or succeeded where some wish they had not. The group finds itself on the run from an Inquisitor who isn’t happy with them. Faced with an opponent who can marshall the weight of the Imperium behind him, the Acolytes must go into hiding as the root out secrets powerful enough to topple a giant to it’s knees.

Ascension: Dead Stars is designed for characters who are rank 7 or 8. This adventure can serve as a great jumping off point for an Ascension campaign. The Acolytes have gone their separate ways in the wake of the Haarlock’s Legacy and have become Throne Agents in their own right. Powerful men and women with their own agenda’s and responsibilities it takes something from their past to bring them all back together and prevent the fall of the Calixis Sector.

Thanks for reading, Acolytes. Stay tuned for more Designer Diaries as developments unfold!

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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The slayer king
Published: 5/25/2010 1:39:21 PM

looks good :) two thumbs up

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