After putting this one off for a long time due to the uncertainty involved in player interest, I figured I might as well give this game a shot. Dark Heresy is an rpg based in the popular Warhammer 40k setting from Games Workshop, and is currently being produced by Fantasy Flight Games.
Among the three Warhammer 40k rpgs, Dark Heresy is the most interesting to me since it takes place in more familiar settings, and lends itself well to investigative games, the sort that I like to run. Being agents of the Inquisition puts the players in a position of relative authority, being able to use the xenophobic norms of the society of the Imperium of Man to police society from threats of the Alien, the Mutant and the Heretic.
That said, I know next to nothing about the game system, and I’m admittedly not quite so familiar with the 40k setting in great detail either. I remember playing the Dawn of War RTS games, and can name a few Space Marine Chapters, but that’s about it. The majority of my exposure to the setting was through Dan Abnett’s Eisenhorn and Ravenor Trilogies, which may color my perception of the setting somewhat.
That said, I’m looking forward to cracking this game open and seeing what makes it tick. Who knows, I might even find the right hook to get my players to try it.