Rogue Trader

Xenos and Humans alike band together to search the galaxy for loot and riches, or even perhaps unimaginable power.

Welcome to our Rogue Trader game, hosted by myself, Apothecary. I am using the ascendant package to allow for us to use forums. The use of forums means that the community of which I hope to gather will be able to role play together by doing so across the forums. It also allows for people to post when they are able to, keeping the story flowing when it is convenient for the players to take their turn, rather than only once per week.

A warm welcome from Kaelynn, co-game master and decently experienced role player. I am happy to help those who are willing to ask for assistance, but we do not take kindly to unwelcome insults and those who would rather run the story than participate within it or give friendly tips. This being said, we can be a bit lax when it comes to definitive rules and try to use as little rolling and as much role-playing as possible.

When anything metagame is required, we try to keep a second thread running to keep track of it and leave the story as clean as possible. A quick note, if you plan on posting in the forums, please run your post through a spell-checker, and possibly a grammar checked for those sometimes tricky homonyms.

A quick introduction:

In Rogue Trader, you will assume the roles of a privateering merchant prince, or “Rogue Trader,” or one of his trusted counsellors. You are empowered by an ancient warrant of trade to seek out profit and plunder amongst unexplored regions of space, outside the Imperium’s grasp. Your ship will take you to new worlds and uncharted reaches of the void, where you will encounter rivals, pirates, aliens, and possibly even daemons of the warp. You will acquire and spend great wealth and riches, and fame or infamy will follow in your footsteps. You will discover ancient and forgotten mysteries and search out the unknown to find lost human worlds and never before seen celestial phenomena. You must survive the dangers of space, not only the threat of vacuum, cold, and deadly radiation, but the things that lurk in the dark void between stars that man was never meant to find.

To be part of a Rogue Trader crew is to stand on the threshold of nearly unlimited opportunity. Vast fortunes await on the edges of the galaxy, if you and your fellow Explorers can muster the courage to find and claim them. Renown and riches reward the bold, but the unwary find only an anonymous death. A Rogue Trader’s true reward lies beyond fame and fortune, however. A Rogue Trader who can take risks and wrest them into profits by skill, luck, or sheer force of will enjoys something few humans in the 41st Millennium even know. A Rogue Trader’s life is one of adventure and true freedom, the freedom to choose his course, and to see the consequences of his choices for good or ill. This is not to say, however, that the course is not fraught with peril. Foul aliens, pernicious raiders, and even other Rogue Traders will stand in your way on the path to greatness. Your wits and courage will be tested to their utmost limits. To survive is to face even greater challenges — and to wield even greater power.

We hope you enjoy your stay!