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Rogue Trader Wiki Guide
Warhammer 40000: Rogue Trader Wiki contains information about everything we know so far of the the first and upcoming CRPG in the Warhammer 40k Universe developed by Owlcat Games, known to be the makers of Pathfinder: Kingmaker and Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous. The game is still under development and gamers can only speculate about the release date as the developers haven't announced any date yet, but it is confirmed that the game will be available for PC on Steam, GOG and EGS.
What is Rogue Trader?
Warhammer 40000: Rogue Trader is a CRPG, where the player takes the role of a Rogue Trader endowed with the task of expanding the borders of the Imperium, starting their adventure from an unexplored region of the space known as Koronus Expanse. The protagonist will explore unknown, forgotten, and lost worlds as well as planets that are already claimed coming across potential allies, enemies and rivals of the Imperium.
In this adventure, the decisions made by the player will mainly affect the fate the lives of entire worlds. These decisions include the possibility of gaining new companions who may become assets for your quests as well as special new equipment gained by completing certain quests, looting special areas and defeating bosses or groups of enemies in battles in turn-based battles.
Rogue Trader Release Date
Rogue Trader was first announced on the eve of June 1, 2022, but the official release date has not been announced yet. It is believed according to previous games launched by Owlcat Games, that Warhammer 40000: Rogue Trader may become available about one year after their first announcement, around some time in mid 2023. But again, the Official Release Date is TBA.
What We Know So Far
Rogue Traders are space explorers and merchants, that can act in other freedom because of the Warrant of Trade, which is legal document that accords them with special priviligies, allowing them to have total control of their choices, in other words they are not confined to the rules of the Imperium of Man. But they still have the task to survey the galaxy and conduct mercantile activities for the Emperor.
The Rogue Trader will however encounter several enemies such as Xenos, hostile Factions, or other rogue traders with an opposite moral. Alliances can also be formed for mutual convinience but Rogue Traders should beware of potential treason. The protagonist will be accompanied by up to 5 companions forming a party of 6.
In Announcement trailer, Teodora can be seen approaching with her ship to a Necron Tomb. Necrons are a robotic Xenos species that are awakening with the purpose of dominating galaxies once again. Why is this awakening happening? Did Teodora know this would happen? Is Teodora related to the awakening of Necrons? These are mysteries that the player will have to solve during their journey.
Rogue Trader Release Info
|Platforms||Steam, GOG; EGS|
|Availability||Alpha Access is included in the Developer's Digital Pack.
(Beta Access will be automatically granted when the Beta version becomes available)
|PC System Requirements|
|Minimum Requirements||CPU: TBC
OS: 64-bit Operating System
|Recommended Requirements||CPU: TBC
OS: 64-bit Operating System
Rogue Trader Features
Gameplay & Exploration
The adventure is all about exploring and visiting lots of planets in their ship, some of them unexplored or at least unclaimed, while other planets will be populated and control by a faction. Two of the worlds found by exploring the galaxy are an Agri-World and the Forge World. In an Agri-World, the crew will be able to generale agreicultural products needed to feed the Imperium and its inhabitants. But the Forge World is taken by the Tech-Priests, they are in charge of building factories that will produce war machines for the Imperium and the serving factions. It is necessary to help these Worlds and understand their problems in order to gain a better view of the ways of the Koronus Expanse and how it managed to adapt throughout the centuries.
The combat mechanics are inspired by the 2009 tabletop game from Fantasy Flight. The CRPG will have a turn-based combat style similar to Kingmaker rather tan real-time with pause to take a bunch of combat decisions. The ruleset for combat mechanics won't be a complete adaptation but still, some elements will be taken from it. Combat is depednent on the outcome of dice rolls, d100 dices, depending on the resulting value plus modifiers that will decrease or increase the chance of success or failure in an event, such a hitting an enemy from a distance with a weapon. These modifiers can be changed by gaining an status effect, or granted as a passive effect from the Equipment of the character.
A combat sequence starts by determining the intiative order of every character involved in the fight, unless the battle is triggered by certain conditions such as a surprise or sneak attack. Each character has a limited amount actions available to perform during their turn. The classic rules is to limit the amount of distance movement and a main action that may be able to split into 2 half actions according to lots of variables, and uually there's also opportunity actions triggered by special conditions that won't consume the available action, or it may also be possible to perform this action out of the character's turn.
Character Creation & Customization
Gamers wonder if there's going to be any customization of the starship, and there's hype towards that concept, but there's no confirmation about it yet. But in the other hand it is confirmed that character creation & customization will be very similar to the Fantasy Flight Games' tabletop game of the same name, but the character sheet will not be an exact replica of it.
Companions & Factions
Companions may have proficiency on certain kind of equipment, specially weaponry, but they can be equiped with different gear if the player wants them to do so. The protagonist will be able to recruit up to 5 companions from different Factions, but the roster might be a lot bigger as the developers have been teasing us with the background of many potential companions and lore about their factions such as:
- The Space Marines of the Space Wolves Legion: Metahumans raised by the Emperor to fight his causes.
- The Sisters of Battle: An elite all-female group of warrior who want to get rid of the corruption on Earth.
- The Aeldari Rangers: Excellent Xenos rangers and masksmen skilled at spotting any target's witnesses from a distance. Wanderers of the outskirts of the universe, loyal to their homeworlds.
- The Psyker: Intelligent casters of powerful psychic abilities, drawn from a different dimension known as the Warp.
There are more factions that may or may not offer companions to your roster or party such as the T'au, who are humanoid creatures who also expand their empire but not in such a hostile way as the Necrons. The Dark Eldar or the Drukhari, are intelligent savages with advanced tech. The Tech-Priests serve the Imperium by maintaining and upgrading their technology.
The decisions made by the Protagonist during their adventure, along with the alignment and political differences between the protagonist and each faction will surely negatively affect the possibilities to gain new companions.
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