Thursday, September 29, 2011

Art Of Black Crusade Part II: Person, Place Or Thing?

Ok, so right upfront, I don't usually go for overly generic themes for this sort of thing, but since I literally only have one more post worth of pre-release material from FFG to work with, we're going to just cram it all in!
Person. Apostate Preacher. Ok, so he looks a little gnarly, and the eight pointed stars are a bit of a giveaway, but his skull fetish is no more intense than your average Imperial official. Maybe he's just got burns, right? Maybe with a hot bath and a good meal, this guy could be folded back into the loving arms of the Emperor's love (repetitive irony is repetitive).
Person. Chaos Space Marine Raptor. Ok, so no coming home for this guy. He looks like one of the original heretic bad boys who went back to the Eye of Terror 10,000 years ago, and his mood has not improved. Quote of the day: "Retreat? Bah! We attacked all the way back to the Eye!"
Place. Speaking of the Eye of Terror, this isn't it. But it's sort of like it. This is the Screaming Vortex. Think of it as, umm...the Pupil of Terror. Yeah that's it. The Eye of Terror lite. Much like the Jericho Reach, this is a region designed for the game setting, intentionally blank and varied to suit the progression of the players' characters. A cool idea, really.
Thing. Some kind of traitor sabateur/assassin. I really dig this piece. This is one of those places where you really start to root for the underdog, if a terrifying agent of an evil cosmic power can be considered an underdog. Silly Sororitas, meltas are for assassins!

And, amazingly, that about wraps it up, folks. Like I said, this release was not promoted as heavily, nor was production as long, so there really is not as much for me to work with as there was for Deathwatch. Nevertheless, it has been a fun ride. I will give you my thoughts on the game itself as soon as I hear they have released it on .pdf

Note: This is a guest post by KE554, since Counterfett is currently out of commission with nerve damage. Stay tuned folks.


Aeteros said...

I wouldn't be that sure the assassin is against the Sororitas. The feel of him states something opposite. He's not hiding from them - it'd be painted otherwise if he did. He's with them I believe. It's further logical because of the heavy usage of them by the Imperial Forces.

CounterFett said...

Could be. My reasoning is it looks like they are guarding that shrine thing. Since he is holding a Melta Charge (anti-armor/demolition), it stands somewhat to reason that he is going to blow something up, making him at cross purposes with the sisters, and that he was hiding behind that pillar thing.

On the other hand, he's not exactly in some dynamic pose, and he doesn't have any chaos markings, so it's possible that they are all going somewhere together, and the sisters will cover him while he plants the charges.

Either way, it's a pretty picture. It's just a more interesting story for me if he's sneaking in to plant a bomb on some saint's sarcophagus.