Ulisses North America has secured the precious Warhammer 40,000 roleplaying game license. This is huge! This not only means that there will be a completely new 40K RPG available soon, but the books created by FFG will also return to DriveThruRPG, too. Check out the official press release if you still can’t believe it!
Ross Watson, who has worked on FFG’s 40K series will return as lead developer and the Warhammer 40,000 Wrath & Glory core rules will be released in 2018. It will not use a d100 system reminiscent of the venerable Warhammer Fantasy Roleplaying Games or FFG’s 40K RPGs but a d6-based dice pool system. Hopefully they’ll also opt for something less crunchy and more accessible. I enjoyed playing especially Rogue Trader and Deathwatch a lot, but we always heavily simplified the rules in our games.
Ulisses North America getting the 40K license is huge news out of several reasons. They have also recently acquired the license for Fading Suns and Ulisses also now owns TORG and is working on a new edition of it. What some of you might not know is that Ulisses is actually a German publisher based in a small town not too far from my home town. This means a local publisher is bringing back a lot of the games I love. They slowly but surely will become a force to be reckoned with on an international level, which is also great for the local roleplaying scene. It’s also great that they’re bringing back the older 40K RPG editions on RPGNow.
I am personally extremely excited about this news and I can’t wait to learn more about the game!
I look forward to seeing what they do with the franchise. Though, they’re not the same group that got the fantasy RPG, right? So, two completely different systems? That’s disappointing. I’d rather see both RPGs under one system.
Still, now I have a chance to buy the older edition, AND look at what they’ll do with a newer edition.
This makes me sad. I truly LOVE the d100 based system and HATE d6 based systems. 🙁
It’s not so bad actually especially considering that the Ffg games which use d100 will be made available digitally again.