Cubicle 7 has announced big news for their Warhammer 40K RPG Wrath & Glory. They will release it in digital this week.
Fans will know that this is not a straight forward release. Wrath & Glory is a young RPG and Cubicle 7 picked up the license while the first release was still fresh.
There are two challenges; what’s the fair way to handle this for gamers who bought the original edition and what, if anything, should change.
If you bought the original Wrath & Glory from DriveThruRPG then the process will be straightforward. You have a digital copy, Cubicle 7 has taken over the management of that and will upgrade your copy with their revised edition automatically and for free.
Cubicle 7 didn’t have to do that. It’s traditional to sell revised editions afresh.
If like me, you have a hardback copy, then the process will be different. We’re not getting free new hardbacks. That would be a big ask. We are, however, getting a free PDF that highlights the changes. I imagine this is a fancy errata.
That leads to the other challenge – what to change. Cubicle 7 needs to improve enough to justify making any changes at all, and the need for the re-release. However, change too much, and this isn’t a revised edition, this is a brand new edition which makes previous supplements invalid or out of date. Wrath & Glory is such a young RPG that there no appetite for that.
In this blog post Cubicle 7 outline what has changed. Here’s my summary;
- The rulebook now focuses on the Gilead System.
- Character generation has been streamlined – with a focus on Frameworks.
- Expanded background options for Factions.
- All requirements removed from Archetypes; bonuses added.
- Talent list significantly expanded.
- New Advancement (XP) chapter.
- A few rules have been simplified.
- Combat clarifications have been made; including adding in the original errata.
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