Roll for Heresy

Roll for Heresy is a dedicated rules and games material repository for the Fantasy Flight Games series of Warhammer 40,000 based Role-Playing Games, including Dark Heresy, Dark Heresy 2nd Edition, Rogue Trader, Deathwatch, Black Crusade and Only War. The focus of this site is to share, preserve, and progress on-going fan based created materials to enhance the role playing experiences. Content creators are eagerly welcomed to join in and submit their own contributions to the Roll for Heresy. 

Many worlds in the wider Imperium have moved beyond the feudal stage, but are still developping towards more modern nationhood and the industrialization of the more primitive civilized worlds. These planets are known as Early Modern Worlds, and are often favored over feudal ones for induction into the Emperor's light because their societies tend to be semi-industrialized, centralized, and generally better organized. Some are in a state of cultural renaissance as feudalism gives way to advanced artistic and philosophical achievemtn, while still others have only just begun to utilize steam...
How to use this sheets? When the combat starts and it the goon group´s turn first decide upon the action each of them is going to take and then roll one (!) d10. The result of this one die tells you which of the [i]result groups[/i] from the cheat sheet you are going to use. Each result is applied to the NPC´s action, one after the other, and is crossed out afterwards. The next turn you will roll again to see from which group you have to take the results form. The same is done when it comes to Dodge or Parry rolls: just determine the group once per round and use the results you get from there...
In 2011 the FFG-Forum user Brother-Captain Belfire had asked for input regarding a game centered on a zombie infestation on a graveyard world. For those who are not familiar with DH: the setting includes a lot of single-purpose planets, including worlds that are solely used for entombing the dead (as war heroes and/or holy person is resting there and a lot of people take up a lot of effort to be buried there, too) and some daemonic entities that can either animate or possess the dead (and some non-daemonic entities doing so, but that is a different matter altogether). My contribution to his...
Houndrat: the simple name sums the creature up quiet well, as it looks very much like a mixture of hound and a rat, with the size, the body, the snot and the teeth all very close to that of an American Bull Terrier, with the average specimen being 17 inch (43 cm) tall and weighing about 40 lbs (18 kg). The creature is not having a visible neck but the otherwise rat-like, triangular shaped head seamlessly joins with the broad body of the beast. The legs are short but powerful and a houndrat is a quick runner, so it lacks the endurance for more than a short sprint. It sports the naked tail...
Some people devour books. Some books devour people. A Devouring Tome is a hand written folio or manuscript whose topic centers on the occult and arcane and often is a witch´s grimoire. For a Devouring Tome is a book that has become possessed by an evil entity that spreads forbidden knowledge but claims the minds that seek it. Reading in it can reveal practices of the forbidden arts, the names of demons and their ilk, formula for elixirs and potions, powerful spells or wisdom regarding creatures, lands and artifacts of myth. But......to study such a treatise is to invite doom.
A long while ago, after I had created a little article about how one could go about generating names for servo skulls, I started out with the idea of creating a little list with 20 different, new servo skulls. But right at the moment, only ten servo-skulls came to my mind and I thereby "finialize" this attempt of me for now and provide what I have: ideas and rules for ten servo skulls, either as gear for player characters or simply as added flavor to the 40k world.
Brass destroyers is a term that covers all homicidal maniacs active in cults and intent on mass killing the greatest number of people in the shortest time. Not very numerous in numbers, that kind of maniac has still been observed in cults too many times, especially those dedicated to violence and destruction such as Khorne Worshippers or apocalyptic madmen such as the Pilgrim of Hayte. They appear as towering brutes of melded flesh and metal, granted with cheap suspensors and back-pack full of belt-fed ammos, walking slowly but powerfully, suffering wounds that should kill them and firing...