In the grim darkness of the grim darkness, there is only grim darkness… Ulisses North America is bringing a brand new Warhammer 40,000 RPG to the masses. I really liked the FFG/Black Library 40k percentile system, but look forward to seeing what they do with it. IT looks like this one will be a D6 dice pool system, which I always like (see Burning Wheel and Torchbearer for examples). They’ve put out an FAQ here. Here’s the press release:
WARHAMMER 40,000 ROLEPLAY to be developed by Ulisses North America
LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 11, 2017 – US game publisher Ulisses North America announced today it has been granted the publishing rights to the Warhammer 40,000 Roleplay product line from UK miniatures company Games Workshop. Warhammer 40,000 Roleplay is the RPG product line associated with Games Workshop’s highly successful Warhammer 40,000 tabletop miniatures game.
“Acquiring the Warhammer 40,000 Roleplay game is a tremendous step forward for Ulisses North America,” says UNA Studio Director Timothy Brown, “one that boldly complements our existing The Dark Eye, Torg Eternity, and Fading Suns roleplaying games. It underscores our commitment to quality RPG game worlds and products going forward. Warhammer 40,000 is a personal favorite of mine, one I’ve followed from its beginnings, and for me, to carry it forward as its universe further evolves, is fan-boyishly exciting.”
Ross Watson, who will be taking the role of Product Line Developer for Ulisses North America, says, “I’m incredibly excited to be helming Warhammer 40,000 Roleplay for Ulisses North America. This is a fantastic opportunity to re-visit a setting I know and care about a great deal. I’m honored to be leading the charge with this game, and it is thrilling to design an RPG to bring people into the grim darkness of the far future.”
“Being entrusted by Games Workshop to develop the new Warhammer 40,000 RPG is a tremendous honor for us,” says UNA CEO Markus Plötz. “I have been dreaming of this opportunity since the day I picked up the original Rogue Trader rule book. Combining the knowledge and ability of Ross Watson as the lead designer, Ulisses’ experience in publishing high quality RPGs, and the phenomenal Warhammer 40,000 universe can only result in a premium game. We want to make this the game the fans have always been looking for.”
FOR MORE INFORMATION FROM ULISSES NORTH AMERICA CONTACT:
Markus Plotz, CEO, Ulisses North America, email@example.com, 0049 (0) 60 87 / 9 88 70 0
ABOUT ULISSES NORTH AMERICA
Ulisses North America publishes The Dark Eye and Torg Eternity roleplaying games and the Aventuria Adventure Card Game. It has also acquired the licence to the award-winning Fading Suns RPG, with a new product line currently under development.
ABOUT GAMES WORKSHOP
Games Workshop® Group PLC (LSE:GAW.L), based in Nottingham, UK, produces the best fantasy miniatures in the world. Games Workshop designs, manufactures, retails, and distributes its range of Warhammer®: Age of Sigmar® and Warhammer® 40,000® games, miniature soldiers, novels and model kits through more than 450 of its own stores (branded Games Workshop® or Warhammer®), the www.games-workshop.com web store and independent retail channels in more than 50 countries worldwide. More information about Games Workshop and its other, related, brands and product ranges (including our publishing division ‘Black Library’ and our special resin miniatures studio ‘Forge World’) can be found at www.games-workshop.com.