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PostSubject: Re: The Soul Reaver - Dark Eldar Expansion in FFG's Rogue Trader RPG   Sun Aug 05 2012, 02:28

I won't buy it for RT. However, I'll be happy to adapt it to Black Crusade, if possible.

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PostSubject: Re: The Soul Reaver - Dark Eldar Expansion in FFG's Rogue Trader RPG   Wed Aug 22 2012, 12:17

Amazon emailed me yesterday to say that their estimated arrival date had changed from the 19th October to 4th September.

Not long now.

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PostSubject: Re: The Soul Reaver - Dark Eldar Expansion in FFG's Rogue Trader RPG   Wed Aug 22 2012, 16:06


4th September??? Hot diggety-dawg, that is awesome news! I must reserve a copy at my LGS.

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PostSubject: Re: The Soul Reaver - Dark Eldar Expansion in FFG's Rogue Trader RPG   Sun Aug 26 2012, 07:49

It's out now and I got myself a copy. The story is about the players helping a deposed Archon claim back her holdings on a Dark Eldar outpost built onto an ancient Dark Age of Technology space station (think Death Star without the hyperlaser) byt stealing the titular ship her rival is using to power the station's defence network.

The campaign is nice and I'll definetly try to run it to my group, but of course the thing that interests us the most is the fluff and rules for Dark Eldar. It has rules for nearly every unit in the codex; only things missing are Mandrakes and Incubi (both already found in the Black Crusade core rulebook), Talos and Voidraven. Included are also plenty of DE weapons, including splinter weapons, darklight weapons, hexrifles (which are nasty) and two different kinds of agonizers (the new whip and the oldschool claws). And of course, you can now play as a Kabalite Warrior (or a Trueborn, if you use some of your starting xp for the perk. Sadly it doesn't seem to gives you easier access to blasters, but it does allow you to buy fellowship upgrades for cheap). They seem quite powerful, especially with pain tokens (you get pain tokens form various things, usually watching something die or suffer, and they act like temporary fate points you can use for rerolls. At higher ranks, you can spend multiple pain tokens to get temporary boosts, like doubling your strenght, getting extra attacks or becoming near immune to injury).

The fluff is mostly the stuff we know, but there are a few coll tidbits. It confirms that the Dark Eldar have various ways to supress the powers of any psykers they capture, and gives us some insights into DE culture. Like that the DE language is a separate dialect from Eldar (DE players begin knowing both) notable for the sheer variety of words describing pain and fear, or that they consider murder the most intimate form of cantact two beings can share. It also has the mention in the codex that combat drugs reduce the users lifespan reflected in the rules (using them gets you corruption points, and too much corruption increases the amount of pain tokens you need to get fate points. However, there's also a talent that increase the range you can get tokens from based on your corruption).

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PostSubject: Re: The Soul Reaver - Dark Eldar Expansion in FFG's Rogue Trader RPG   Sun Aug 26 2012, 09:41

Thanks for the lowdown Nomic! Much appreciated. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: The Soul Reaver - Dark Eldar Expansion in FFG's Rogue Trader RPG   Tue Sep 04 2012, 10:11

So Nomic, worth getting? I'd read mixed reports on the adventure itself, and seen scans of the amazing Kabalite Warrior career. At the moment it is the first thing I will be getting once my student loan comes through... but wondered what your thoughts on the actual structure of the adventure are? Otherwise I need to be planing for my next session with my Rogue Trader group next term (I GM of course).
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PostSubject: Re: The Soul Reaver - Dark Eldar Expansion in FFG's Rogue Trader RPG   Wed Sep 05 2012, 07:44

Haven't had a chanse to run it yet (I'll adapt it to our Black Crusade group after we've finished the Hands of Corruption book). I'd say for a DE player the adventure is worth getting just for all the cool DE stuff alone (if you ever want to use DE in your games, eighter as PCs or as enemies, this book is a must have).

The adventure seemed pretty interesting, altough some players might not like the fact the end of the 1st chapter is railroaded (you will end up being captured and forced to fight in the arena. Altough I felt the arena fights seemed like pretty fun, many players don't like being forced to do anything).

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PostSubject: Re: The Soul Reaver - Dark Eldar Expansion in FFG's Rogue Trader RPG   Fri Sep 07 2012, 09:10

Just found this update about a supplement now available posted on Dakka by H.B.M.C. and BrookM:
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/390/441421.page

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The Dark Kin
Bonus Content for The Soul Reaver, a Rogue Trader Supplement



“Power is available to anyone with the ambition to do whatever is necessary to grasp it, but only the cunning can survive it. What depths will you tread for power? How long do you think you can walk amidst its venomed barbs before reaching the end of your path?”
–Archon Salaine Morn

Last month, Fantasy Flight Games released The Soul Reaver, an adventure in three parts for Rogue Trader. This epic campaign is a chance for daring Explorers to look deep into the twisted heart of Dark Eldar society in the Koronus Expanse, and pull the greatest heist of their careers.

Today, we’re pleased to offer bonus content for The Soul Reaver, now available for download from our support page!

The Dark Kin is a web-exclusive supplement to The Soul Reaver that provides new options for Dark Eldar Explorers. Players and Game Masters alike can use these exciting options alongside the Kabalite Warrior Career Path featured in the main volume to explore new facets of the insidious Dark Eldar.

Masters of Suffering



Included in The Dark Kin is the Wych Career Path, for players who wish to take on the role of these elegant and brutal killers. Unlike Kabalite Warriors, who focus on inflicting suffering at range, Wyches are artists of the arena, melee combat specialists who do their dark work up close. To them, a dying breath is not a whisper heard from afar, but a billowing breeze that stirs around them each time they kill.

The Dark Kin (web-quality pdf, 2.4 MB)
The Dark Kin (print-quality pdf, 23.9 MB)

Further, it contains three Alternate Career Ranks to help players construct iconic Dark Eldar characters. The Skyterror is a master of aerial combat, the fiendish Fleshcrafter Disciple twists bodies into terrifying new forms, and the Incubus Initiate relentlessly pursues martial perfection. With these deadly tools in hand, we hope that players will go on to create unique Dark Eldar characters to overcome deadly challenges, reap vast and terrible rewards, and shake the Koronus Expanse to its very core.

Head to our support page for these bonus files today!

There are also downloadable DE character sheets:

High-res: http://new.fantasyflightgames.com/ffg_content/rogue-trader/support/soul%20reaver%20Character%20Sheet%20HD.pdf
Low-res: http://new.fantasyflightgames.com/ffg_content/rogue-trader/support/soul%20reaver%20Character%20Sheet.pdf


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PostSubject: Re: The Soul Reaver - Dark Eldar Expansion in FFG's Rogue Trader RPG   Fri Sep 07 2012, 09:12

FFG's website now has for free a pdf containing extra Dark Eldar stuff! It has rules for a Wytch class, as well as 3 alternative career ranks eighter class can take: Skyterror (ie. Hellion or Reaver pilot), Fleshcrafter and Incubus Initiate.

Check it out here


EDIT: Damn, ninja'd

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