|Deathwatch | Published 26 May 2011||Rating||26 votes|
Mark of the Xenos, a supplement for Deathwatch, is now on sale at your local retailer and on our webstore! This in-depth bestiary of the monstrous enemies lurking within the Jericho Reach, written by Codicier Taelon of the White Scars, presents any Space Marine with a myriad of worthy challenges. Heed his wisdom well.
Threats to the Imperium of Man
The legendary Space Marines of the Deathwatch are veterans of hundreds of battles against the dread swarms of xenos and lauded as heroes of the Imperium. But the siege against the Imperium of Man is never-ending.
Mark of the Xenos includes commentaries, advice, and vital information that will improve a Space Marine’s attack against any enemy inimical to human life. Separated into four unique chapters that focus on The Alien Threat, Radicals and Heretics, The Forces of Chaos, and Advanced Adversaries, Mark of the Xenos provides players with enemy profiles that feature movement values and weapon damages, ready-made adventure hooks, and even new advanced rules for battling hordes of creatures in massive engagements.
Codicier Taelon’s knowledge-laden book is highly praised by Inquisitors Ghraile and Quist of the Ordo Xenos for highlighting important details about the nature of a Space Marine’s foe, so that he might better destroy it.
In the war-torn Jericho Reach only the intervention of the Deathwatch Kill-teams can tip the balance. For more information about Mark of the Xenos, you can read its overview, a designer diary, a preview of the diabolical Magos Phayzarus, or the vicious Dagon Overlord. Then join the fight against the Deathwatch’s greatest foes; visit your local retailer and pick up your copy of Mark of the Xenos today!
Deathwatch is a roleplaying game in which players take on the roles of the bio-engineered super-soldiers known as Space Marines. United with their battle-brothers, players will complete extraordinary missions involving some of the greatest heroes and deadliest opponents the Warhammer 40,000 universe has to offer.
You can already have it as an official PDF at RPGDriveThru RPGNow.
FFG is quit quick with dealing it out as a PDF, and I appreaciate this. A DH GM like me can thereby use the other GM lines as AddOn-Resources...even on a smaller budget!
But I only advise this if you are into Tau; Kroot and/or Tyranids. The "other Xenos" are hardly worth it (in my opinon)
Considering FFG is notorious for typos in thier work, perhaps this is one as well. Afterall Tae Lon is a singapore trading company so perhaps his name is meant to be Tae Lon?
Liu Jen Hao,
Don't feel bad that there aren't more Imperial-types with Asian names. Given how repressive, ignorant, superstitious, and generally backwards the Imperium is, it's kind of a compliment! The Tao are obviously more Asian-themed and they're not only technologically advanced, but they don't eat babies, either!
Just picked up my copy and it's awesome! And how do you get ready for a greater daemon? You boost off and nuke the site from orbit! ;)
I'd rather not have real world competition between cultures introduced into 40K. If you don't like his name, you are free to change it in your own game.
Will there be an errata for the new alternative weapon rules? I would have thought that if this is to be 'official' we would see both versions presented.
Seconded: More positive representation of Asians across the multimedia is always a good thing. If not in this book, will the White Scars (or the Salamanders and Raven Guard, for that matter) ever see the light of day?
On that matter, its HIGHLY inappropriate for a White Scars warrior to have yet another Roman name, considering how much pride they take in their Mongolian Heritage. Names like Artuhar, Temujin (yes, Ghenghis Khan's birth name) and even Subotai (Conan's friend, whitewashing notwithstanding) would be much more fitting.
If it is valid and plausible for European non-codex chapters like The Space Wolves can take pride in their Scandanavian culture by having non-Angelic names like "Sven" and "Beorn", why would it be any less valid for an Asian non-codex chapter to have Asian-Names to take pride in theirs?
So, I see it is narrated by a White Scars Librarian. I take it that means that as a bonus, you have included a write up for White Scar PCs, right? Right? RIGHT?????
How can you be ready for a greater daemon?
Seems good though, definitively on my to buy list, now I just need money.
Yeah there are stats for the new creatures of which the Lictor as well as some orcs ( Mega Nob and others) is one but you will still need to use the books together as it doesn't put stats for the old creatures from the DW main book.
How is it compared to the Creatures Anathema? Are there stats for the Tyranids like the Lictor or Orcs? Or do we have to use both books together?
Already picked up my copy and i love it as much as the pc's in my game will hate it :o)
The stats for all the greater deamons are great and will wipe most kill teams if they aren't ready.