Four years ago I decided to run a Dark Heresy game here in the Goblin Mini Mart Forums. I scribbled up a notebook full of notes for an entire adventure series full of dark intrigues, fiery action sequences, all served dripping with shivering chaos madness. I have been in love with RPGs since I was a wee lad and I felt like I had been waiting for a game like Dark Heresy all my life. It combines all the great games of my youth, Dungeons and Dragons, Rogue Trader 40k, and Call of Cthulhu, into something very rich and immersive. When I first laid hands on the original Black Library copy, I knew I had to find a way to run it. I also thought it would be a great way to exercise my amateur writing skills and keep me in the groove, so to speak.
I put out a call for players and three daring souls stepped up to the task. Originally the game would update every Sunday and Wednesday, but as time has gone on that has changed from almost everyday to once a month or less and back again. Four years and several hundreds of posts later we have quite the story on our hands, a woeful tale, filled with action, danger, heresy and death.
The format and slow style of the game seems to turn some people off, but to those with patience it is a juggernaut of game, slowly chugging along and always rewarding. Even though our game has been hidden away in a little used forum at the end of the internets, I know more people are reading the game posts than just the players and I, the stats show it in the high numbers of views.
Why am I mentioning this here, now? I’ve decided to start posting the ever unfolding tale to the front page of the blog here at Goblin Mini Mart as it happens. Partially because I’m exceptionally proud of the story we’re telling and I’d like to share it with anyone who has interest in angry Orks, Dark Mechanicus, Traitor Witches, Chaos Servitors Hive Cities, Inquisitors, Grots, Underhive shanty towns and the stead fast servants of the Imperium of Man. Secondly I’ve become increasingly drawn to the works of the INQ28 and Inquisimunda communities. The fusion of narrative, game characters and converted miniatures is really inspiring. I’ve been planning warbands, building models and working out back stories for them. Then I realized I already have a trove of it available to plunder and share.
So here it is. As always, thanks for reading and comments are greatly appreciated.
This is a link to the beginning of it all.
Much thanks to ImperialServant, Guardsman001, LeroyPutty, johngoblin, and most recently truck-de-monster for all their contributions to the whole.