The Dark Heresy: Ascension rulebook was first published in by Fantasy Flight Games and it contains an expanded set of character development rules for . This book takes your Acolytes to the next tier of power in the Calixis Sector. Learn to wield the authority of an Interrogator’s rosette, join the elite ranks of the. 10 Feb Fair Disclosure: I’m a playtest lead for Dark Heresy and am a fan (some can say fanboy) of DH and RT. I playtested Ascension and am running.

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For example, you claim a Vindicare Assassin is an ‘I Win’ button whereas a Dreadnought Asdension character is not, and that the Vindicare wins as soon as he rolls for initiative. As discussed on the DH vs. Don’t see what sscension looking for? The crunch does not rule the game, true. If you are currently playing in a Dark Heresy game and see your group wanting to continue on in the world without moving into Rogue Trader and you love your character this is a great book.

Unable to add item to List. It doesn’t help in mapping the team’s political reach or available resources at all. Threats capable of detecting his approach can be counted on fingers.

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Sequel to “On Either Side. Also, how do you “deal” with any combat character other than Primaris or Vindicare being made obsolete by the rules? As a player, how heeesy you like it if every idea you thought was cool was summarily shut down?

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If I told my GM that I’m going to make a Vindicare assassin it would not be an issue, as long as I play the vindicare true to character. I don’t see anything wrong with expanding the game. Like every thing else, hersy you don’t like it don’t use it.

A Vindicare is just an “I Win” button. There is nothing that bars me from running Dark Heresy as a musical.

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Sorry if its very obvious I’m still new to DH. Posted January 22, The above image is licensed under GPL 2.

Posted January 24, Perhaps you should treat it as such rather than looking, or at least appearing to be looking at it through some sort of combat-only slant.

I mean, they complained because DH characters were too weak, so then they went and made Ascension and now everyone hates that.

Why all the ascension hate?

Why all the ascension hate? – Dark Heresy – FFG Community

This makes the special attacks still useful, but keeps single strikes from being overly accurate you can aim for that! Amazon Jeresy Digital Educational Resources. Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet.

Edge of the Empire – Mask of the Pirate Queen. All in all, we don’t do freeform, and we didn’t have the time to sit down and beat the system into a working shape, so the campaign died down due to a lack of rules capable of handling it.


As a whole; I think players and Gm’s need to realise what ascension is.

It’s about a game book, and game books can actually be judged based on their content, not what you do with it. This limits the Utility of having all of the Minor Powers, but also ensures that different Psykers can feel different.

An Astropath can contribute meaningfully to team effort both in and outside of combat, but his psychic powers will not outshine the Arch-Militant when it comes to dealing damage.

I really like the direction they’re going–they’re trying to unify all their game systems so they’re playable backwards and forwards between DH, RT and DW. And thus you can point to the book and say “that’s what it says,” as opposed to levying an arbitrary houserule simply because you don’t like the player being clever.

Want to add to the discussion? My personal solution to this is “fluff over crunch”. At first I didn’t like all the social talents on the advancement trees then ralized that they are optional, and i’m free to take them or leave them as I want. Log In with Facebook. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.