I never played Rogue Trader when it was alive and pulsing. I fact, I didn’t even know about until well into the Naughties. However, by now I have completely fallen for the narrative approach and the utterly crazy amount of details found in the “tome”.
Having recently moved to a new area with lots of people into oldhammer I have even managed to have a couple of Rogue Trader games. The mechanics are definitely altmodisch in their feel and I think it is fair to say that it is a rules set that can be cumbersome. But I actually like this quant feeling and I think it goes extremely well with an evening of gaming with old miniatures and slow beer.
I the next couple of posts I will detail my Rogue Trader efforts in gaming and painting starting here with a motley crew of figures painted for an on going campaign:
The motley crew of miscreants working as guards on the premises of Juhanni the Cat at his algae farm.
An Umberhulk – a pet creature / monster of Juhanni The Cat, a notorious criminal mastermind.
Bearusskian mercenaries. If you have the money, they will get the job done.