The Warhammer 40,000 Universe has a new RPG on the way – come see how Wrath & Glory is played!
Ulisses North America has been hard at work on the new Warhammer 40,000 Roleplaying Game Wrath & Glory and they have put out a new comic showing how some of the systems in the game will work:
“We’re thrilled to present the Wrath & Glory Example of Play comic, drawn by Kaiser of Eagle Ordinary.“
Now, these are only the first two pages of the new comic – we’re hoping for more! But in those two pages you can learn a lot about how the game is played. For example, we’re seeing the party of characters all playing different members of the Imperium. We have a Guardsmen, a Commissar, an Ad Mech Skitarii Ranger (?), and a Space Marine Scout.
The game system itself is based on a D6 system that requires you to hit a certain number of successes to meet or beat a Difficulty Number:
This answers one big question we had when we first learned about the game at GenCon 50. Which was how exactly that D6 system would work – now we have a pretty good idea. With this D6 system they also seemed to have rolled “critical” successes into the amount of rolls:
We still don’t know the exact stats (we know Willpower is one) or the skills that players will have (other than Survival & Tech). Regardless, the system itself sounds pretty easy to pick-up and learn – which is a good thing!
Also teased in the comic was the idea of damage the players could take:
“Shock Damage or maybe even a Wound” – sounds like there are at least two types of damage you can take. Wounds sound more serious than Shock Damage. On top of that, we also know that the game has some good narrative encouraging concepts included. The idea of “Failing Forward” isn’t new to RPGs and it’s a good concept for GMs to keep in mind when creating a game or designing an adventure.
Personally, I’m really looking forward to this RPG. I can’t wait to play in and tells more stories in the Grim Dark. Plus, I’ll finally get to use my Tyranids in an RPG, as the antagonists of course! I’ve got a whole collection of 40k miniatures to use for the future game I’m going to be playing and I can’t wait to dive in. Now, in the mean time, we’re going to be keeping tabs on this new webcomic…we really want to see more! Like how combat works…because, hey, COMBAT!
D6s? Check. Miniatures? Check. Story Ideas? Double Check. Just give us the rules and off we go!