Warhammer 40,000 (wh40k) RPGs


Although I gave up tabletop war-gaming many years ago, I still have fond memories of Warhammer 40,000 (aka WH40k). In fact it was the first I actually owned, way back in 1987. I was pretty keen to give the Dark Heresy RPG a go, set as it is in the WH40k universe (along with Rogue Trader and Deathwatch). As well as playing in a number of campaigns now, I have also run the occasional game at ORC. I also ran an Arbites game called “Fires of Perdition”, which has its own page here.

I first remember running many wh40k games on a pal’s dining table, including the Epic scale Space Marine and Adeptus Titanicus. I also have a first edition printing of the original wh40k rulebook featuring the cover where the Crimson Fists last stand against Orkish invaders. It’s interesting to note that there is no mention of Chaos or the Chaos powers, although mention is made of warp entities.

More information on the games I run and play in can be found in the Shadow on the Warp section of the ORC wiki. It also contains details of the PC (Player Characters) I played in other games.

Sarathis sector

I set a number of my games in Sarathis sector (information can be found on the wiki here), notably the Shadow on the Warp games (Part 1 and Part 2 are on the wiki).

wh40k Player Characters

Here’s a list of my current PCs and also those that have given their lives in the service of the Emperor!

  • Whorl, an assassin from the Feral world of Malebolge. Tough and hard-bitten, he is now famous for using a combine harvester in a hit upon a target.
  • Ferrus Roth, an Arbitrator Enforcer (Dark Heresy). I see him as a kind of mixture of ‘Dirty’ Harry Callaghan and Gibbs from TV’s NCIS.
  • Brother Sammeal, a Dark Angel Apothecary. Short in stature for an Astartes, he still managed to beat down a Space Wolf in their ritual contest.
  • Diogenes Valexos, also known as Basilisk. A Navigator PC on the Rogue Trader ship Tranquility. Although a powerful Navigator, he is now more reptile than human, with sharp teeth and claws, the result of increased exposure to the Warp and enhanced Navigator powers.

Downloads & Links

Ferrus Roth – Arbitrator

My Dark Heresy PC, an Adeptus Arbites Arbitrator named Ferrus Roth.

Dark Heresy: Shadow on the Warp PCs

My “Shadow on the Warp” Dark Heresy Imperial Trooper PCs, the “Screaming Eagles”. Created before the Only War RPG came out.

Black Crusade Action Cards

A printable PDF allowin Action cards to be used in the WH40K RPG Black Crusade. Useful for a player aid or for NPCs!

Only War action cards

A printable PDF allowing Action cards to be used in the WH40K RPG Only War. Useful for a player aid or for NPCs!