Date Posted: 27-03-2020

40k Friday – Character Creation


As we near the finish line on completing the PDF for Warhammer 40,000 Roleplay: Wrath & Glory, we wanted to share more on Character Creation so you can get an idea of what to expect. As soon as  we have news on the PDF release we will update you all on the usual channels. Watch out for more information on Advancement, and other rules changes coming soon!

Character Creation 

There are lots of options for character creation in Wrath & Glory, so the first thing you’ll need is a Framework. These haven’t changed from the previous version of the game; just figure out what kind of adventures you’d like to go on so you know what kind of characters will work with the story you’re going to tell. 

To get you started, we’ve added a few sample Frameworks to the Rulebook. Maybe you’d like to work for Jakel Varonius, the Rogue Trader currently making strides in the Gilead System? 

Once you have a Framework, you can pick your Archetype. Prerequisites have been removed entirely for Archetypes (they’re now just extra bonuses), so you can pick whichever one you like best as long as it fits the Tier of your game. We’ve also added suggested Attributes and Skills for each Archetype, so you can build your character quicker and start playing in minutes. 

If you and your friend both want to play the same Archetype, we’ve also added a whole host of new Talents to bring the tally to over 70. These new Talents help make your character unique: is your Imperial Guard trooper a straight-laced Sharpshooter, or do they use Gallows Humour to tell dark jokes and bolster their courage? 

Once you’ve gone on a few adventures, you’ll have earned some Experience Points; you can spend these with the overhauled Advancement & Ascension system, moving your character up in Rank, to a different Archetype, or even to a higher Tier of play. 

Art by Stefan Ristik.

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