By George Holochwost
In the grim darkness of the 41st millenium, there is only war. Humankind is assaulted by all manner of alien races, rebellious and heretical cults, and its greatest threat – the endless hordes of Chaos. The Emperor of Mankind sits silently upon his golden throne, projecting the light of his psychic power by which space travel is navigated. Who will save mankind from the these endless threats? Certainly not you!
In Black Crusade – the fourth expression of Fantasy Flight's Warhammer 40,000 RPG – you get to take on the role of a minion of Chaos, waging war against the oppressive order of the Emperor and ascending to the left hand of the Chaos Gods themselves. Whether you are Chosen, Champion or victim of happenstance, you will embrace the heresy begun by the Warmaster Horus himself and earn your place as an agent of madness and destruction.
Black Crusade is a massive tome filled with the gorgeous, evocative art for which both Games Workshop and Fantasy Flight Games have become known for. Character options range from bloodthirsty maniacs who willingly bend knee to the four gods of Chaos or desperate, tragic figures who had no other choice but to sell their souls. The system is the same as that used in Dark Heresy, Rogue Trader, and Deathwatch, with rules for the forbidden equipment and dark arts commanded by the dark powers.
Black Crusade retails for 59.95 and premiered here at GenCon. It can be found at the Fantasy Flight Games purchased at booth near the center of the vendor's room.