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Rogue Trader: Core Rulebook (Rogue Trader)

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In Rogue Trader, you take on the role of a Rogue Trader and his most trusted counselors, empowered by an ancient warrant of trade to seek out profit and plunder amongst unexplored regions of space. Your ship will take you to new worlds and uncharted reaches of the void, where you will encounter rivals, pirates, aliens, and possibly even creatures of the warp. You will acqu ...more
Hardcover, 396 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by Fantasy Flight Games (first published September 15th 2009)
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Oct 04, 2009 John rated it really liked it
Shelves: science-fiction, game
This is the new Warhammer 40,000 role playing game from Fantasy Flight Games (FFG). I'm looking at the collector's edition, but aside from the binding, the paper, and the case it comes in, it's the same content as the normal edition.

I can think of two types of people who may be interested in this book, and I'll try to address each of them. Number one, people who are interested in playing the game, either as a player or a Games Master (GM). Second, since this is an offshoot of Dark Heresy, anoth
Oliver Eike
Oct 21, 2015 Oliver Eike rated it really liked it
By far one of the more interesting Warhammer 40K games.

You play as either a Rogue Trader and party or as a member of said Rogue Traders party. You traverse space, the final frontier. You meet new cultures and species...then murder them. Well, most do.

This game contains space-combat as well as regular combat, but it is far more than just that. It has a well worked out d100 system, an interesting setting and plenty of room for intrigue and politics, rather than just war. But as it says on every
Marcus Ilgner
Oct 30, 2014 Marcus Ilgner rated it liked it
After looking into a lot of more narrative-oriented game systems, reading a game system where there's a rule for everything feels somewhat limiting. Not only because having to remember that many rules can be very exhausting, but also because in every situation everyone always assumes there must be a rule for it, even in the rare ones where there isn't.

I like the over-the-top-ness of the whole Warhammer universe and the freedom that the Rogue Trader scenario offers but unfortunately the rules don
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Scott Carmody
May 05, 2010 Scott Carmody rated it liked it
Shelves: scifi, rules
Not many scifi rpgs, might be worth a try.
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