Greetings Rogue Trader fans!

Gen Con 2009 was the debut of the Rogue Trader Core Rulebook, and I couldn’t have asked for a better way to get the fans involved in their first steps into the Dark Frontier!

Above, Senior RPG Developer Ross Watson shows off the first copy of the Rogue Trader core rulebook at Gen Con 2009

The core rulebook was so popular at the show that we sold out of it within a few hours! I got to sign several copies there at the booth, and we had Commissar Cain and a Sister of Battle on hand to help keep things in order.
I want to give a special thanks to Kai and Jackie Norman for their amazingly well-crafted and eye-catching display. They won an award in the Gen Con costume contest as well (and I say it was well earned!)

Above, Kai Norman as Commissar Cain and Jackie Norman as a Sister of Battle

I also ran three Rogue Trader seminars throughout the convention, where I was happy to answer questions and give some insight into the creation and future of Rogue Trader . My comrade in arms for these seminars was Tim Hucklebery, who worked on the Koronus Expanse chapter. Tim also has quite a few Dark Heresy credits under his belt!

I look forward to hearing all the exploits of the Rogue Traders and the profit and plunder they achieve whilst exploring the unknown reaches of the galaxy! Keep an eye on your local game store and the FFG website for more information, and remember— Rogue Trader  (both the collector's edition and the regular edition) ships out to game stores in late September! 

As an added bonus, this week I have uploaded the Origin Path chart to the Rogue Trader Support page. The Origin Path Chart helps guide your Explorer from his Home World to the Dark Frontier, and gives you some ideas for your character’s history and ties with other characters along the way. Enjoy!

Origin Path - web-quality (PDF, 240 KB)
Origin Path - high-resolution (PDF, 3.2 MB)

As a final special note, the Rogue Trader Collector's Edition has completely sold out of the initial 500 available for pre-order through the Fantasy Flight Games web site. Keep your eyes open for more information about the special list of Rogue Traders from these personalized copies!

Rogue Trader is a roleplaying game set in dark gothic far future of Games Workshop's Warhammer 40,000 universe. Players take on the roles of explorers aboard a Rogue Trader's ship, searching for profit and adventure while discovering new alien cultures and threats in the uncharted regions of space.

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