Monday, February 7
Fun with the RogueTrader Rulebook
Not too long ago I decided to get out my copy of the Rogue Trader Rule book and give it a little read. The greatest thing about this book is all of the weird fluff that is no longer present, not to mention the little things that Mr. Awesome, aka Rick Priestly would put in the book as side jabs. Im going to do an ongoing article on cool little thing I find in here, comment away if you have seen anything you want to mention.
1. The pages aren't numbered, but in the Equipment section under "musket," Rick describes Birmingham..."Birmingham -aka the Black Planet- receives almost no light and as a result no-one wants to go there. Its inhabitants have become linguistically and culturally isolated." Sounds like he really doesn't think too highly of his neighboring city, lol.
2. "The presence of a group of savages in the imperial army may encourage overall discipline and loyalty."
3. "Land raiders of differing designs are built by planetary governors and some aliens."... WHAT! Aliens have Land Raiders! soo many fluff bunnies are going to be pissed, lol
And my personal Favorite:
The Legions Astartes- "Young recruits are subjected to many hours of intensive training and indoctrination, leading to physical and mental changes." Really? many hours! Holy moly batman... I didn't know it was that hard. So the schedule looks like this?
12:-13:30 Lunch (it is a little longer cause their hungry from all the surgery)
13:30- 17:30 Intense training (Mental Changes...I think they play Jenga)
17:30-19:00 Dinner (again, still hungry)
19:00-21:00 intense training (Physical Changes... FSM?, lol!)
anyhow, that is it for now... Hope you enjoyed this little piece of history.
What are some of the gems you remember from this book?
Posted by Duke at 9:13 AM