Dear listeners,

Over the last several weeks, there have been numerous attempts to hack this site, all with the intent of installing malicious software designed to use the site as a method of sending large amounts of spam email. We don't believe that these attacks were directed against us specifically, just that the version of software we have been using to host our site included a vulnerability that initially let the hackers in.

Despite exhaustive work both on our part on the part of our very understanding service provider, we have been unable to permanently stop these attacks from happening. For this reason we have taken full site down while we go about reworking the site from scratch. We will continue doing shows and gaming sessions and posting them here, so you shouldn't miss out on anything in the mean time except a nicer looking site.

Thank you for your understanding while we get the website sorted out.

James & Mike


   


PODCAST EPISODES

Episode 1 - "Adept or Die" - (History of the Dark Heresy game; The Dark Heresy 2nd Edition beta; The system of Dark Heresy - running a low-powered game; Discussion on the Adept class - overview, builds & role playing; Review of the Inquisitors Handbook; Role playing in the Imperium of Man)


Episode 2 - "Rogue of all Trades" - (History of the Rogue Trader game; The system of Rogue Trader - creating your dynasty; Discussion on the Rogue Trader career - overview, builds & role playing; Review of Faith and Coin; Rogue Traders and the Imperium)


Episode 3 - "Doctor Death" - (History of the Deathwatch game; The system of Deatheatch - hordes, missions & renown; Discussion on the Apothecary speciality - overview, builds & role playing; Review of Rites of Battle; Role playing a Space Marine)


Episode 4 - "Lead the Black Crusade" - (History of the Black Crusade game; The system of Black Crusade - advancement, system changes, compacts; Discussion on the Champion archetype - overview, builds & role playing; Review of Tome of Fate; Running an evil campaign and managing a mix of Chaos Space Marines and Heretics)
Links from this episode: @BakedBoons' Dark Heresy write up, WarbossTae on Youtube


Episode 5 - "More Dakka" - (History of the Only War game; The system of Only War - regiments, specialties, aptitudes, logistics, missions; Discussion on the Heavy Gunner speciality - overview, builds & role playing; Review of Hammer of the Emperor; Running a military campaign)


Episode 6 - "Watching the Detectives" - (Our overview of the Dark Heresy 2nd Edition beta; an interview with our beta play test team; Discussion on the Arbitrator career - overview, builds & role playing; Review of Disciples of the Dark Gods; Running and role playing investigations)
Links from this episode: Jonas' Instagram Page, Twilight Peaks forum from Green Knight, The Unbound Gallery, Bolter & Chainsword, Obscurus Crusade, Spikey Bits on Facebook


Episode 7 - "The Arch of War" - (We look at ship building in Rogue Trader and give some examples that we have made; Discussion on the Arch-Militant career - overview, builds & role playing; Review of Into the Storm; What happens when Rogue Traders go to war.)
Links from this episode: The Lord Inquisitor Trailer, Rogue Trader Ship Utilities


Episode 8 - "Up Close & Personal" - (A look at the pros and cons of using miniatures in 40k role playing; Discussion on the Assault Marine speciality - overview, builds & role playing; Review of Mark of the Xenos; The importance of Wargear)


Episode 9 - "No Neutrals" - (An in-depth look at the alignment, corruption & mutation system; Discussion on the Apostate archetype - overview, builds & role playing; Review of Tome of Blood; Running Black Crusade within the Imperium)
Links from this episode: Review of Warhammer Visions, @BakedBoons' Dark Heresy write-up part 2


Episode 10 - "Personal Army" - (Our attempt at making some regiments using the creation system; Discussion on the Medic specialty - overview, builds & role playing; Review of Enemies of the Imperium; Running mass combat in Only War)
Links from this episode: WarbossTae's Review of No Surrender, Bell of Lost Souls, MMORPG.com look at Eternal Crusade


Episode 11 - "Character Assassin" - (We interview Tim Huckelbery and Andy Fischer from FFG about their roles and the Dark Heresy 2nd Edition Beta; Discussion on the Assassin career - overview, builds & role playing; Review of The Radicals Handbook; Running effective horror in 40k)
Links from this episode: Battle Report of Warhammer Game on Roll20, Vaults of Terra Youtube Channel


Episode 12 - "Purple Monkey Dishwasher" - (We take our first look at one of the Psychic systems - in this case the one presented in Rogue Trader; Discussion on the Astropath Transcendent career - overview, builds & role playing; Review of The Navis Primer; Life as a Psyker in the Imperium of Man)


Episode 13 - "Devastating Strategy" - (In this episode we have our in-depth look at the Solo and Squad Mode system; Discussion on the Devastator speciality - overview, builds & role playing; Review of First Founding; Our Xenos Primer - what works in which settings)
Links from this episode: EYECON Role Playing Convention


Episode 14 - "Let the Galaxy Burn" - (In this episode we go through our experience at EYECON including some interviews; Discussion on the Chosen archetype - overview, builds & role playing; Review of Tome of Excess; Running the Black Crusade iteself)
Links from this episode: Lone Wolf Publishing, Syrinscape, Tabletop Audio


Episode 15 - "The Transporter" - (It's Only War time again and this time around we have a chat about the vehicle system; Discussion on the Operator specialty - overview, builds & role playing; Review of Gamemaster's Kit; Battlefields of the 41st Millennium)


Episode 16 - "Unlimited Power" - (This episode we take your Dark Heresy game to the next level with a look at the Ascension system; Discussion on the Cleric career - overview, builds & role playing; Review of Ascension; Options for running the ascended level campaign)


Episode 17 - "Punching Baneblades" - (It's interview time again and we have a chat with Ross Watson, former line producer for the 40k RPGs at FFG; Discussion on the Explorator career - overview, builds & role playing; Review of Battlefleet Koronus; Exploration for fun and profit)


Episode 18 - "Dewey Decimation" - (In this episode we take a look at the Psychic system in Deathwatch; Discussion on the Librarian specialty - overview, builds & role playing; Review of Honour the Chapter; Mixing characters from the five game systems)


Episode 19 - "Technically Heresy" - (In this episode we get to have another chat with the team at FFG; Discussion on the Heretek archetype - overview, builds & role playing; Review of the Gamemaster's Kit; Handling missing players in your campaign)
Links from this episode: New Lord Inquisitor Preview


Episode 20 - "Super Heavy Recon" - (We're chatting about Only War again and this time we're looking at the advanced specialty system; Discussion on the Sergeant specialty - overview, builds & role playing; Review of Shield of Humanity; Role playing within the constraints or rank and military justice)
Links from this episode: ENnie Awards, 40k Roleplay by AK-73


Episode 21 - "Keep the Faith" - (In our final 1st Edition Dark Heresy show we talk about the Fate & Faith systems; Discussion on the Sisters of Battle - overview, builds & role playing; Review of Blood of Martyrs; Creative storytelling concepts)


Episode 22 - "GenCon Special" - (We tell you all about our experiences attending GenCon 2014 for the Ennie Awards and the release of Dark Heresy 2nd Edition; Discussion on the Missionary career - overview, builds & role playing; Review of Hostile Acquisitions; Building your crew)


Episode 23 - "Purity Seals for All" - (It's Deathwatch time again and this time around we're chatting about the Renown system, and honours; Discussion on the Tactical Marine specialty - overview, builds & role playing; Review of the Emperor's Chosen; Managing downtime)
Links from this episode: Obsidian Portal


Episode 24 - "A Bit More Killy" - (In this episode we're talking about Black Crusade and we take a look at the Daemon Weapon system; Discussion on the Forsaken archetype - overview, builds & role playing; Review of the Tome of Decay; History of Warhammer 40k)
Links from this episode: Our DriveThruRPG Affiliate Link


Episode 25 - "Bad Intelligence" - (We've come back around to Only War, and this time we're discussing the Missions & Campaign systems; Discussion on the Weapon Specialist - overview, builds & role playing; Review of Final Testament; Running non-mission games)
Links from this episode: Maps of Mastery


Episode 26 - "Askellon Question" - (This is our first official Dark Heresy 2nd Edition episode - we cover the new book and take a deep look at the Askellon Sector; Discussion on the Assassin Role - overview, builds & role playing)


Episode 27 - "Charting the Course" - (In our latest Rogue Trader podcast, we go three sheets to the Warp as we discuss Navigation and the perils therein; Discussion on the Navigator career - overview, builds & role playing; Review of Stars of Iniquity; Creating memorable adversaries)


Episode 28 - "The Next Chapter" - (This episode we're back on to Deathwatch where we chat about the rules for Chapter Creation as presented in Rites of Battle; Discussion on the Techmarine specialty - overview, builds & role playing; Review of the Achilus Assault; Rewards of service)
Links from this episode: The Astronomicon


Episode 29 - "A Cast of Thousands" - (We've come back around to Black Crusade, and in this episode we chat about the Minion system; Discussion on the Renegade archetype - overview, builds & role playing; Review of Hand of Corruption; Managing NPCs in your campaign)
Links from this episode: Eternal Crusade Twitch Stream Summaries


Episode 30 - "Inspiration and Execution" - (It's Only War time again and in this episode we discuss the weapon modifications systems; Discussion on the Commissar advanced specialty - overview, builds & role playing; Review of No Surrender; Modern media inspirations for 40k)
Links from this episode: Total Biscuit's review of Warhammer 40,000: Armegeddon, Victoria Miniatures


Episode 31 - "Two Tims the Fun" - (In our latest Dark Heresy episode we welcome two developers to the show - Tim Cox and Tim Huckelbery; Discussion on the Chirurgeon role - overview, builds & role playing; Review of the Gamemaster's Kit; Handling metagaming players)
Links from this episode: End of Times article from Bell of Lost Souls


Episode 32 - "Fun and Profit" - (We begin 2015 with a Rogue Trader episode, and this time we discuss the Endeavour system; Discussion on the Seneschal career - overview, builds & role playing; Review of Edge of the Abyss; Gaming in Warhammer 40k history)
Links from this episode: Our first Dark Heresy 2nd Edition Roll20 session


Episode 33 - "Enemies Everywhere" - (In our latest Deathwatch show we take an in depth look at the Hordes system; Discussion on the Dark Angels chapter - overview, builds & role playing; Review of the Jericho Reach; Using betrayal as a narrative device)


Episode 34 - "Cornish Sorcery" - (We return to the Screaming Vortex for another Black Crusade episode and a look at the Psychic System; Discussion on the Sorcerer archetype - overview, builds & role playing; Review of Warhammer 40k Conquest; Running an epic campaign)


Episode 35 - "Fear & Loathing" - (It's Only War time again and in our latest episode we go in-depth into the Fear and Insanity systems; Discussion on the Ministorum Priest advanced specialty - overview, builds & role playing; Review of Warhammer 40k Relic; Player created systems)


Episode 36 - "Two Gun Mojo" - (In our latest Dark Heresy show we take a look at the Social Interaction system from 2nd Edition; Discussion on the Desperado role - overview, builds & role playing; Review of Forgotten Gods; Interstellar conspiracies)
Links from this episode: Messiahcide's Dark Heresy Roll20 Game Prep 1, Messiahcide's Dark Heresy Roll20 Game Prep 2


Episode 37 - "Mastering the Void" - (The Koronus Expanse beckons as we return to Rogue Trader. In this episode we take our first full look at the Starship combat system; Discussion on the Voidmaster career - overview, builds & role playing; Review of the Koronus Bestiary; Converting supplements from other systems)


Episode 38 - "Strike First Strike Hard" - (In our latest Deathwatch episode we are taking a look at the rules and methods of using vehicles for your Kill Team; Discussion on the White Scars chapter - history, builds & role playing; Review of the Outer Reach; Changing Characters mid-game)
Links from this episode: D20 Radio


Episode 39 - "The Chaos Within" - (We're back in the Screaming Vortex and in our latest Black Crusade episode we look at the Possession and Apotheosis systems; Discussion on the Psyker archetype - overview, builds & role playing; Review of Horus Rising; The nature of Chaos Undivided)
Links from this episode: Gathering of Dorks Podcast


Episode 40 - "You Can Be My Comrade" - (In the dark future of our 40th episode, there is only war. In our latest show we look at the Comrade system; Discussion on the Ogryn support specialty - overview, builds & role playing; Review of Dawn of War; How to handle lone wolf players)


Episode 41 - "So Much Heresy" - (With the release of Enemies Within for Dark Heresy Second Edition we're devoting this episode largely to the book, by looking at the new Inquest system; Discussion on the Hierophant role - overview, builds & role playing; Review of Enemies Within; Small group play)


Episode 42 - "Fightin and Winnin" - (In our latest Rogue Trader episode, we present part 2 of our look at the Starship Combat system; Discussion on the Ork Freeboota career - overview, builds & role playing; Review of the Gamemaster's Kit; What to do when your game falls apart)


Episode 43 - "Insane in the Sus-an Membrane" - (It's Deathwatch time again, and in our latest episode we're talking about the Fear and Damnation system; Discussion on the Space Wolves chapter - history, builds & role playing; Review of the Gamemaster's Kit; Creating vivid environments for your game)


Episode 44 - "Plots Within Plots" - (Welcome to our latest Black Crusade Episode. This time around we chat about the Investigation system from Tome of Fate; Discussion on the Thousand Sons Sorcerer archetype - overview, builds & role playing; Review of Warhammer 30k; The nature of Tzeentch)


Episode 45 - "The Little Guy" - (In our latest Only War episode we welcome Ross Watson back to the show. Ross tells us all about his involvement in the Regicide computer game; Discussion on the Ratling Support Specialty - overview, builds & role playing; Review of Eleventh Hour; Encounter Building)


Episode 46 - "Open Your Mind" - (We are talking all things Psychic in our latest foray in to Dark Heresy 2nd Edition. We start off by tackling the Psychic System itself; Discussion on the Mystic role - overview, builds & role playing; Review of Seeds of Heresy; The role of Psykers in the Inquisition)


Episode 47 - "GenCon Special 2" - (It's that time of year again - we're heading back to GenCon. Along with the fact that this is a Rogue Trader episode, we also cover events at the con; Discussion on the Kroot Mercenary - overview, builds & role playing; Review of Lure of the Expanse)


Episode 48 - "Siege Warfare" - (We've come back around to Deathwatch, and in our latest episode, we discuss the benefits of cover - and how to circumvent them; Discussion on the Imperial Fist Chapter - history, builds & role playing; Review of The Emperor Protects; Running resources-light games)


Episode 49 - "In the Garden of Nurgle" - (Episode seven times seven - it has to be about Nurgle. We look at the Black Crusade system; Discussion on the Writhing World Sorcerer King - overview, builds & role playing; Review of Forbidden Stars; The nature of Nurgle itself)
Links from this episode: Battlefleet Gothic Armada Gameplay Footage


Episode 50 - "Mindful Experience" - (It's our 50th episode and an Only War one. We take a look at the unique features of the Only War Psychic system; Discussion on the Sanctioned Psyker Support Specialty - overview, builds & role playing; Review of Salvaging Solace; Tips for awarding experience points)
Links from this episode: Jiaoshoux' Blog


Episode 51 - "Beyond the Lore" - (We enter a lore filled Dark Heresy episode as we discuss (sometimes at odds) the lore skills in 2nd edition; Discussion on the Sage role - overview, builds & role playing; Review of Creatures Anathema; When your character knows too much)


Episode 52 - "Truly Alien" - (You're going to need a shower after our latest Rogue Trader episode as we discuss playing filthy Xenos in your campaign; Discussion on the Dark Eldar Kabalite Warrior - overview, builds & role playing; Review of The Frozen Reaches; Benefits and troubles of gaming online)


Episode 53 - "Assault Doctrine" - (We're back around to Deathwatch, and in this episode we go through the Massed Battle rules from Mark of the Xenos; Discussion on the Blood Angels - history, builds & role playing; Review of The Rising Tempest; Using the Inquisition in your Deathwatch game)
Links from this episode: Is it GrimDark or is it Horror?


Episode 54 - "Depths of Depravity" - (In our latest Black Crusade episode we discuss all things Slaanesh, starting with the Social Conflicts system; Discussion on the Noise Marine Archetype - overview, builds & role playing; Review of Binding Contracts; The nature of Slaanesh)


Episode 55 - "Tempestus Extremisy" - (We are back around to disussing Only War, in this episode we look at the Formations system from Enemies of the Imperium; Discussion on the Storm Trooper support specialty - overview, builds & role playing; Review of Codex: Militarum Tempestus; Pacing your game)


Episode 56 - "Drudging Work" - (With the release of Enemies Without, we turn our latest Dark Heresy episode towards the Explications system; Discussion on the Seeker role - overview, builds & role playing; Review of Enemies Without; Using Xenos in your game)


Episode 57 - "The Greater Good" - (We return to Rogue Trader, and this time around we take a closer look at the mass combat rules from Battlefleet Koronus; Discussion on the Tau career - overview, builds & role playing; Review of Citadel of Skulls; Using lost Imperial worlds)


Episode 58 - "I Am Iron Man" - (We delve in to the Jericho Reach with our latest Death Watch show. This time around we tackle the Power Armour system; Discussion on the Iron Hands chapter - history, builds & role playing; Review of Ark of Lost Souls; Adapting the systems for your game)


Episode 59 - "Fury Road" - (We hope you've bought your blood for the Blood God to our latest Black Crusade show where we start by discussing Legacy Weapons; Discussion on the Chem Hunter of Messia Archetype - overview, builds & role playing; Review of Ark of Broken Chains; The nature of Khorne)


Episode 60 - "Tools for the Tool God" - (We take a deeper look at technology in the Astra Militarum, starting with the Patterns system from Shield of Humanity; Discussion on the Tech-Priest Enginseer support speciality - overview, builds & role playing; Review of the Imperial Infantryman's Uplifting Primer; The Life of an Imperial Citizen)
Links from this episode: High Space Kickstarter


Episode 61 - "Bad Deals" - (After a short hiatus due to life, we are back with our latest Dark Heresy show. This time around, we are looking at the Dark Pacts system from Enemies Beyond; Discussion on the Warrior role - overview, builds & role playing; Review of Enemies Beyond; Portraying a Daemon)


Episode 62 - "Ship Shape" - (We delve in to all aspects of ships in our latest Rogue Trader episode. First off, we have an interview with Ross Watson about the new Battlefleet Gothic computer game; Discussion on the Jericho class - overview, builds & combat; Review of Fallen Suns; The Ship as a Character)


Episode 63 - "Honour the Codex" - (Recording from GamerNationCon 3 we bring you our latest Deathwatch episode. This time around we're chatting about the Advanced Squad Mode system; Discussion on the Ultramarines chapter - history, builds & role playing; Review of Falling Sun; Introducing friends to 40K role playing)


Episode 64 - "Walk Forward and Shoot" - (It's time for another Black Crusade episode, and this time around we're talking about the Rites and Rituals system; Discussion on the Idolitrex Magos of Forge Polix archetype - overview, builds & role playing; Review of Deathwatch Enhanced Edition; Bringing a little atmosphere to your gaming table)


Episode 65 - "Drive Me Closer" - (We return to the Spinward Front in our latest Only War episode where we talk about the structures and ranks of the Imperial Guard; Discussion on the Armoured Regiment doctrine - overview, builds & role playing; Review of the Departmento Munitorum Handbook; A little dark comedy in your game)
Links from this episode: Table Top Banter, 40K Today, Total Party Thrill Cast


Episode 66 - "Faith Beyond Reason" - (It's all faith and fire in our latest Dark Heresy episode in which we look at the character traits system; Discussion on the Fanatic role - overview, builds & role playing; Review of Daemon Hunter; Converting from 1st Edition to 2nd Edition)
Links from this episode: Sword Nut Radio


Episode 67 - "Burden of Rule" - (Fortuitous timing sees us do our latest Rogue Trader episode right as we begin a new campaign. We start by looking at the Colony creation system; Discussion on the Hazeroth class - overview, builds & combat; Review of the Soul Reaver; The implications of empire building)


Episode 68 - "The Anvil of War" - (We take our first look at some real house-rules as we discuss the options for crafting your own equipment in Deathwatch; Discussion on the Salamanders chapter - history, builds & role playing; Review of Deathwatch Overkill; Handling Space Marine downtime)
Links from this episode: 40K Licencing


Episode 69 - "Fear Itself" - (It's time for our latest Black Crusade episode. In this show we take a look at the Advanced Hordes system from Tome of Blood; Discussion on the Night Lords Chaos Space Marine - overview, builds & role playing; Review of a couple of items; Fear in Your Campaign)


Episode 70 - "Sneaky Sentinel" - (It's back to the Spinward Front and Only War as we discuss awarding and managing XP in game; Discussion on the Recon Regiment doctrine - overview, builds & role playing; Preview of Dawn of War III from E3; Importance of Characters in the Story)


Episode 71 - "GenCon Special 3" - (On top of it being our latest Dark Heresy show, it's also the show following GenCon. We cover the news such as it is coming out of the con; Discussion on the Penitent Role - overview, builds & role playing; Review of Eisenhorn Xenos; Using Languages in 40k)


Episode 72 - "Xenophobia of Truth" - (It's time to get your Endeavour on as we look at the Achievement Points system in Rogue Trader; Discussion on the Sword Class - overview, builds & combat; Review of Shedding Light; Creating your own aliens)
Links from this episode: Lord Inquisitor Prologue


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