It felt like it happened out of the blue. Games Workshop moved the license for the Warhammer 40K RPG, Wrath & Glory from Ulisses North America to Cubicle 7. Cubicle 7, newly migrated to Ireland, had both a fresh start driving its engines and both the Warhammer FRPG and Age of Sigmar RPG licenses.
At the time, Wrath & Glory was brand new. It still is. The initial reception had been good. Ulisses North America had managed to take a grimdark sci-fi game which straddled universes and hugely different power-levels and made a slick RPG out of it.
Understandably, many people who have Wrath & Glory have been wondering what Cubicle 7 is going to do with it. A dramatic reset might mean that newly purchased hardback and freshly rolled characters would be out of date. For their part, Cubicle 7 have been stressing that this wasn’t going to happen. They didn’t want to restart or invalidate anything.
We’ve been hearing “more on Warhammer 40K soon” as a refrain from Cubicle 7 for a while now. Today, though, they shared some of their plans.
Cubicle 7 plans to explore the dark future with Wrath & Glory, and they’re going to start in the Gilead System. The original Wrath & Glory is a big book, but infinite space is larger, and there wasn’t much of a ‘default’ setting. That was left up to the GM. It looks like Cubicle 7 will be changing that. Gilead isn’t going to be an expansion. Gilead is going to be core.
The publisher said;
Look out for more information on the Gilead System in the Revised Rulebook, and more expanded setting material in further releases.
Picking the Gilead System makes sense. It’s in a critical location alongside the Great Rift that cuts the Imperium in two. The Gilead is also the location for Dark Tides a set of five adventures already published for Wrath & Glory.
The news is the strongest hint to date that Cubicle 7 will make edits and changes to Wrath & Glory. This isn’t printing starting again. This is a revised edition.
What do you hope Cubicle 7 will do for Wrath & Glory? A complete reset, some tweaks or just get on with creating new material?