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Rogue Trader - Hostile Acquisitions


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Publication Date January 1st, 2011

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Rogue Traders are accustomed to earning their livings in the grey areas of the law, but a few brave or foolhardy captains take it a step further...

A supplement for Rogue Trader, Hostile Acquisitions provides players and GMs will find all they need to run a campaign on the far side of Imperial Law. From new characters and equipment to creating nemeses and running games based on criminal enterprise, Hostile Acquisitions is an invaluable resource on those Rogue Traders who are more rogue than trader.

Hostile Acquisitions introduces some particularly devious options for players and GMs. Characters gain alternate career ranks, such as the Swashbucker, the House Operative, and the Cold Trader. These new alternate career ranks are highly flavourful, and allow you to make a character with a distinctively “scoundrel” bent. GMs can craft custom adversaries for their groups with the Nemesis Origin Path. You'll also find gear and starship upgrades to facilitate piracy and smuggling, a section on Imperial adversaries and details on Imperial Law, guidelines on how to run a “con” game, and a list of mythical treasures waiting to be “liberated.”

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Table of Contents

Contents Chapter I: Crimes Against Humanity
007 | Imperial Crimes
009 | Sector and Planetary Crimes
011 | Ecclesiarchical Crimes
013 | Common Punishments in the Calixis Sector
014 | Example Planets in the Calixis Sector
018 | Law and Order in the Koronus Expanse
021 | The Rogue Trader, The Warrant, and The Law
022 | Smuggling
022 | Piracy
024 | Pirates of the Koronus Expanse
025 | A Criminal Legacy
025 | The Birth of a Legend

Chapter II: Playing the Rogue
030 | Alternate Career Ranks
031 | Career Progression
032 | Arch-Heretek
034 | Cold Trade Broker
036 | Drusian Charlatan
038 | House Operative
040 | Manhunter
042 | Reaver
044 | Swashbuckler
046 | Secessionist
048 | Ranged Weapons
054 | Melee Weapons
057 | Weapon Upgrades
060 | Unusual Ammunition
061 | Armour
063 | Armour Upgrades
064 | Gear and Tools
066 | Drugs, Poisons and Consumables
068 | Cybernetics and Implants
069 | Ship Upgrades

Chapter III: Opposition and Adversaries
080 | Local Defence and Security Forces
081 | The Thical Wardens
081 | Shield VII
082 | The Adeptus Arbites
082 | Justice in the void
084 | Intervention
084 | Precedent
085 | The Adeptus Mechanicus
085 | The Will of the Machine God
088 | Omnissiah’s Vigil
088 | Administratum
089 | Quaestors, Auditors and Ordinates
090 | Imperial Navy
090 | Patrol “Retaliator”
092 | Vengeful Martyr
093 | Nameless Saint
094 | The Inquisition
095 | Criminal Misadventures
096 | Running a Criminal Adventure
102 | Criminal Endeavours
108 | Wanted Criminals and Acquisition

Chapter IV: The Nemesis Path
110 | Creating a Nemesis
113 | Nemesis Path Choices
113 | Origins
115 | Motivations
116 | Devices and Downfalls
119 | Stakes
120 | Archetypes

Chapter V: Riches of the Expanse
130 | The Cold Trade
131 | Principal Trading Centres
132 | Those who Control the Trade
135 | Perils of the Cold Trade
137 | The Rewards
137 | Treasures of the Expanse
138 | The Silver Ship
139 | True Fragments of Winterscale’s Journal
139 | The Bloodforged Blades
140 | The Brass Prism
141 | The Quills of Kangak
142 | Astrarium Koronus
143 | The Ataxis
144 | The Barrows


Lead Developers
Sam Stewart and Ross Watson

Written And Developed By
Nathan Dowdell, John Dunn, Tim Flanders, Tim Huckelbery, Jason Marker, and Rex Vogen

Editing And Proofreading
Daniel Lovat Clark, Graham Davey, Richard Nicholson, and Mark Pollard

Graphic Design
Peter Wocken

Cover Art
Matt Bradbury

Interior Art
A. L. Ashbaugh, John Blanche, Matt Bradbury, Alberto Bontempi, Victor P. Corbella, Mauro Dal Bo, Wayne England, Zach Graves, David Griffith, Ilich Henriquez, Jason Juta, Ameen Naksewee, Mark W. Smith

Art Direction
Andy Christensen

Managing Art Director
Andrew Navaro

Production Management
Eric Knight

Licensing And Development Coordinator
Deb Beck

Executive Game Designer
Corey Konieczka

Executive Game Producer
Michael Hurley

Christian T. Petersen

Games Workshop

Licensing Managers
John French and Owen Rees

Head Of Licensing
Jon Gillard

Head Of Intellectual Property
Alan Merrett

Head Of Licensing, Legal, And Strategic
ProjectsAndy Jones

Special Thanks
Playtest Coordinator Ron DeValk. “Furnace of Destiny” Ryan Powell with Max Hardenbrook. “Damon’s Greatest Deamons” Tony Stratynski with Kevin Doelling, Kyle Douglas, Jake Grayson, and Damon Wilson. “The Librarians” Pim Mauve with Keesjan Kleef, Jan-Cees Voogd, Joris Voogd, and Gerlof Woudstra. “Veterans of a Psychic War” Benn Williams with Chris Lancaster, John Ross, Aric Wieder, Rebecca Williams, and Eric Young. “Unrepentant” Lachlan “Raith” Conley with Jordan Dixon, Mark McLaughlin, and Brad Twaddell. “You Bid Babies?!?” Jordan “MILLANDSON” Millward with Keri Harthoorn, Kyle Harthoorn, Kieren Smith, and Julia Smith.

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