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Wrath & Glory: Core Rules

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A GRIM FUTURE OF GLORIOUS ADVENTURE

The sinister schemes of the Chaos Gods have shattered the galaxy. The Great Rift tore through space and reality, pushing mortal life to the precipice of oblivion. The Gilead System has lost contact with the vast Imperium, trapped in the silent darkness. As the shadows of extinction loom, hope fades but is not yet entirely extinguished.

Rallied by the Rogue Trader Jakel Varonius, a disparate group are dedicated to doing what must be done to keep the Gilead System from being consumed by the darkness. Can they resist the machinations of Chaos as well as the plots of those who see the rift as an opportunity to further their own power?

Time is running out in the 41st Millennium. This accursed age needs heroes more than ever before.

Will you answer the call?

The Wrath & Glory Rulebook is everything you need to roleplay grim and glorious adventures in the Gilead System.

What is Wrath & Glory?

Wrath & Glory is the story of the Gilead System, eight Imperial worlds cut off from the Emperor’s light by the Great Rift. The new Rulebook focuses on the Gilead System, allowing you to tell your own stories in a society beset by daemonic invasion and internal corruption.

Character Creation has been streamlined, with a focus on Frameworks. With so many choices of who and what you can play, you’ll want to decide the focus of your game early!

The Factions Chapter is a primer on life in the 41st Millennium, detailing each of the organisations vying for supremacy in the Warp-torn Gilead System. Here you’ll find expanded background options for every Faction, each of which provides a bonus during play.

The Archetypes you know and love have been presented in an easy-to-read, single-page format. All requirements have been removed, and extra bonuses have been added to complement the slight changes to Wrath & Glory. The Attribute, Skill, and Talent suggestions are ideal for guiding new players through making a character, or building quick NPCs on the fly.

The Wrath & Glory Talent list has been massively expanded into an entire chapter for a greater range of character customisation. Some of these are classic Warhammer fare we know and love — tearing through armour, proficiency with blazing promethium, and, of course, MORE DAKKA! There are other choices for investigative or social-based games. Talents like Conversational Cogitator bring the focus back to roleplaying, letting you use the augmetics of your mechanised mind to calculate the best response in any conversation.

Once you’ve survived a few adventures (hopefully without losing too many limbs), you’ll have gathered some Experience Points (XP). The new Advancement chapter has overhauled the Ascension system, allowing you to change Archetypes, take new Ascension Packages, or just spend your XP on cool stuff. The system is designed to be both robust and flexible to suit any group.

The essential Rules have been reviewed, edited, playtested, and presented with a focus on clarity and quick understanding. Very little has changed bar a few simplifications, which will mean you’re using the book less and your imagination more.

Combat is around every corner in the grim darkness of the 41st Millennium. We’ve gone through all the errata for Wrath & Glory, taking the same approach as with the Rules. Combat is largely unchanged, apart from simplification, clarification, and some cool new optional rules, including an entirely new Stealth system.

 
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Samuel W May 11, 2020 11:16 pm UTC
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Page 25's Skill Costs Table incorrectly lists skill cost of 3 as 23xp when it should be 12, on page 26, the tree of learning is copied from the original book and is now inaccurate, it also seems that the suggested skills in most archetypes either do not add up properly, or are assuming full cost when they inherently have that skill level already (e.g. guardsman having BS 2, and buying BS 2) and even improvements from base skill are full cost (e.g. ganger having Cunning 1, but still buying full price Cunning 3 rather than just incremental cost)
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Scott N May 10, 2020 7:23 pm UTC
Spent too much on the original by U. Spiel to bother buying it again! When there was nothing wrong with the original.
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May 11, 2020 6:53 pm UTC
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If you bought the PDF it was updated for free. They will be coming out with a free PDF that will show all the changes between versions. Then people can judge whether or not to get new physical book.
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Merlin A May 04, 2020 1:58 pm UTC
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I thought the book was great, but there were obvious references to information that wasn't made available in the book. For example, the book references cards, and also has erroneous information that an errata is necessary to fix.

Also the developers of this book suddenly went dead silent in communication with the playerbase leading me to believe future installments in this 40K RPG are going to go nowhere.
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Merlin A May 10, 2020 3:51 am UTC
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Oh wait, seems they updated the PDF completely! Maybe there is hope after all! I been waiting forever for this!
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May 11, 2020 6:55 pm UTC
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Are you talking about previous version. The Cubicle 7 staff are pretty active on discord and their site is updated pretty regularly.
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Merlin A May 11, 2020 9:24 pm UTC
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Yeah, the version before was pretty messy. This one is much better. I'd delete my comment but, they don't have the option.
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Artyom S May 03, 2020 8:29 pm UTC
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Bought this a few days ago. This is my initial review, posting here because I can't review things for some reason (I might've published something years ago and forgot and can't turn it off now). Might change it after I get the physical copy with the errata included. I'm going to refer to other books and systems to illustrate my points.

## Good:

1. The system is easy to pick up but hard to master. Similar to Shadowrun it uses a pool of D6s and if you roll above 4 it's a success (6 counts as two successes). You need to get a certain number of successes to succeed. Different actions and circumstances give you bonus dice or increase the difficulty number (DN). This is all straight forward but the inevitable crunch comes when you try and figure all all the bonuses and penalties. Similar to the Dark Heresy system, the bonuses/penalties can get quite long.

2. Tiers and frameworks are a good idea.

3. Wrath mechanic is fun (a bit like fate in Dark Heresy, but because...See more
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Blaine H April 22, 2020 8:16 pm UTC
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Can we get a preview?
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Marcelo S April 27, 2020 10:12 pm UTC
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the entire system runs on D6;

Much like the tittle is World of Darkness, you have "free XP", that is, you spend your XP however you like (attributes, skills, talents...) instead of acumulating it to lvl up;

There are arquetypes (classes), each gives you a class specific skill, and recomended (but not obligatory) minimum attributes, skills and talents;

Though simple to play and to understand the rules, much like Gurps, every chapter is filled with "optional rules", they complicate the game if implemented, but offer greater depth to... well, pretty much anything. Even character creation have optional rules (basically a "how to create your own archetypes" kind of thing) they are not necessary though, so your game can be as simple (and fast to play) or in depth (and slower to play) as your group likes;

Unlike Rogue Trader, DeathWatch etc, this game tries to be a 1 system, all branches game, so you will find Astartes, Psychers and default...See more
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April 19, 2020 9:44 pm UTC
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Lukasv G review is also not enterally accurate. Page 196 under respite talks about how shock is healed. The amount of errors is fewer than the previous addition (I did not have a problem with that edition) and is much better approach to have a broad approach to what you can play than to tell someone to buy 5 books like FFG to get the full experience. Also the legacy PDF is included in the purchase where you can get the vehicle and starship combat rules. Cubicle 7 is coming out with supplement but in the meantime can use the old rules.
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April 17, 2020 8:51 pm UTC
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The review by A review is not very accurate one when it just simply says was an update. Do not worry they fixed non of the issues. The updated version fixed a number of issues with editing and incorperated errata. As far as balance between Architypes. There is not meant to be balance between a space marine and a infentary. This is better layout and edited version of the game.
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Austin F April 18, 2020 12:04 am UTC
Did you check to see if they fixed the issues he brought up?
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James B April 18, 2020 3:31 am UTC
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Some of the things he complained about have explicitly been fixed (the contradictory Wealth rules for example). Some of his complaints are just him not liking the system (the damage resolution rules).
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April 18, 2020 5:34 pm UTC
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Yes, and my point was the reviewer should have too, other than making a blanket statement they fixed non of the issues. True, you may not like the fixes, but issues were addressed.
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Dean S April 20, 2020 3:09 am UTC
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Yeah I read up on some of his complaints and many are just NOT true. For Example, the reviewer claimed:
"They also type specifically at the ascension psyker class that they only get one psychic discipline (while they on the proper psykers type they get access to everything), but at another point in the book they fully contradict that by stating you only need the Psyker keyword to be a psyker. This not only makes that ascension path useless but effectively makes the best way to play a psyker not to pick any psyker archetype and just grab the keyword as you go along, since those archetypes are very overcosted."

This is simply just not correct, It always states that a Psyker can select powers from the Minor Powers list that ALL Psykers (with the Keyword) get access to. They can if they wish buy additional powers from a Single Discipline. This is stated in both the Sanctioned Psyker Archetype, the Ascended Psyker Package AND the Psychic Rules Section itself. The only place where it mentions...See more
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Dávid I April 21, 2020 3:17 pm UTC
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The problems that specific review talks about are specific to the old book. They just probably hit download on one of the links, and assumed they got the correct one. The new one does not even break the Influence test down to numbered steps, for example.
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Martin A April 17, 2020 12:08 pm UTC
Preview is a blank page

£25 is way overpriced
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Rory H April 17, 2020 12:15 pm UTC
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The first comment is fair enough. The second is........well how can you tell if its overpriced if you haven’t got a clue what is in it?

It’s a full colour 381 page book, with a much more professional layout than previously, for a licensed game based on a very popular IP. Considering the work that has been done on the layout, it is a bit cheap to expect it to be cheap, isn’t it? Of course if it is out of your price range, then don’t buy it.
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Martin A April 17, 2020 9:17 pm UTC
The form this product takes is based on the print version. It is therefore not optimised for a pdf. This is the problem with these products. Consequently the publisher prices them according to what might be reasonable for a print book, not an electronic file. I do not believe there is sufficient parity between the two to justify this price. £10-15 is more than reasonable. The PDF exists as a by product of the print product and so there is no justification for it being so expensive.

Your argument is incoherent and defensive. I don't get the need gamers have to defend these crazy prices. There are many companies that do charge much more reasonably, Modiphius for example.

To simply assert if you can't afford it don't buy it makes no sense as any kind of response so I've no idea why you would say it. Nor the childish assumption that criticism of the price is somehow a criticism of the work. Address the substantive point or not at all please.
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Rory H April 18, 2020 12:20 am UTC
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It isn’t childish. Its childish to expect Cubicle 7 to lower their price to suite your bespoke requirements. They are under no obligation. If you don’t want to spend the money on their products, then you don’t have to. Any assertion otherwise is pathetic.

Your argument is the incoherent one. Other people are happy to pay money for a good product, and have done so.
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Martin A April 18, 2020 12:35 pm UTC
I made no comment regarding expectations. I have none for this product, what C7 does is their choice over which I hold no power. Again, this is just a bizarre thing to say. What does 'bespoke requirements' mean? I hold an opinion, I gave it. This seems to be causing you a problem but you aren't coherently articulating why. It is irrelevant what others are happy to do because, again, that isn't an argument that justifies the price. If everyone was willing to pay £250 would you think C7 should raise the price accordingly? Of course not.
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Rory H April 18, 2020 9:55 pm UTC
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Your opinion is bunk. Cubicle 7 sets their own prices as a business, not a charity. Customers decide whether they want to buy it or not. End of story.
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April 18, 2020 11:13 pm UTC
@Rory H
Buddy are you getting paid by the publisher for smothering people opinion on a product one paid with his cash ? lol
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Rory H April 19, 2020 5:03 am UTC
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No, Mr Anonymous. I am merely pointing out something that is patently obvious. If you don’t want to pay for a product then fair enough, and as such you are voting with your wallet. Complaining about a product that you haven’t paid for is childish. A publisher is entitled to charge whatever they want for a product and they can do their own marketing as to whether it is selling at the right price to maximize their own profit. If you want to have cheaper products, make your own.
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Martin A April 19, 2020 9:10 am UTC
If my opinion is bunk then make an argument for it. You've missed the point I've made every single time and that's frustrating because there's nothing to engage with. We're all aware that people are free to charge whatever and people are free to pay whatever. This isn't an answer

You'll also note that nowhere have a I said that I don't want to pay for it. This again is just another lazy response. The idea that because I think the listed price is onerous that I want a freebie is incorrect and unpleasant. I have no problem with C7 charging a price for their work at all. Please engage with what's being said
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Rory H April 19, 2020 9:15 am UTC
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Nobody will change the price for you. Have a nice day.
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Steve M May 02, 2020 11:27 pm UTC
It's great to "vote with your wallet". It's even better to let the business know why you chose to vote the way you did. This way, it removes all the ambiguity: Did they opt out of buying it because they don't like this kind of game? Or is it too expensive for the value it offers? Maybe they saw a bad review that convinced them the rules were hard to follow, contradictory, or otherwise sloppy?

In this case, Martin A is being very helpful by letting them know that the lost sale was due to price/value. They may not care, or they may decide that there is an incentive to increase the value of the product by making it more digital-friendly or consider lowering the price to something more in parity with the quality of the digital version.
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Jeremy H April 17, 2020 2:13 am UTC
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I like it! Once the little typos people have commented on are fixed, I'm definitely getting my PDF copy printed. Can anyone comment on the page size? Letter? A4?
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Dean S April 16, 2020 11:56 pm UTC
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While I am excited for this product, my initial perusing of the book has me a little disappointed. There seems to be spelling errors throughout the book - words missing letters mainly but (for example) under the Dark Angels Adeptus Astartes Chapter description they are listed as Dark Angles.
Also I was tinkering around with the Character Creation Rules and making a Tactical Space Marine because I know that is what one of my players will want to play, Its a Tier 3 character so from what I understand he starts with 300 XP to build the character right? The Cost to buy the Astartes Species is 160 XP and the Tactical Space Marine Archetype Costs 210 XP. That alone is a cost of 370 XP before any customisation. And you only Start with 300 XP? So how is a Tactical Space Marine a Tier 3 character type? Am i missing something?
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Austin F April 17, 2020 5:49 am UTC
Do you have the newly published Cubicle 7 version? The example you talk of above was one of the most egregious errors in the old book, and not a good sign if they didn't catch it.
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Dean S April 17, 2020 7:59 am UTC
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Yeah but I think I’ve worked it out. It’s not all that clear on the first read through but it seems like the species cost is included in the total cost for the Tactical Marine archetype. So playing a Tactical Marine costs only 210 of your initial 300 XP. I think the species cost is there for when you create your own archetype ( like a Techmarine ). Despite the spelling errors this does seem much easier to navigate and more streamlined than the previous version and they have stayed the printing so these errors can be reported and fixed before it goes to print so I’m happy with that. It seems very playable and I’m looking forward to running a campaign with it.
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James B April 16, 2020 11:21 pm UTC
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pdf is locked. It would be better unlocked.
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James B April 16, 2020 10:23 pm UTC
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Why were vehicles and voidships removed in the Revised book?
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Ryan T April 16, 2020 10:21 pm UTC
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is it stated anywhere why all the tables start at 11 and require a d66?
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Jordan B April 16, 2020 11:01 pm UTC
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You roll 2d6. It’s difficult to roll a 1-10 with 1 d6
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Chris H April 20, 2020 1:25 pm UTC
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A d66 is like a d100, you roll 2d6, 1 d6 is the "tens" and the other the "units"
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Christopher J April 16, 2020 7:22 pm UTC
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Noticing some weird typographic gaps on Win10 in Acrobat Pro DC (latest version) when viewing the pdf. Dropped punctuation and such, particularly in the intro fiction/letter.
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Jabberwocky M April 16, 2020 6:15 pm UTC
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Well, Happy Birthday to me!

Thanks, for the timely prezzie, Dom!

Cheers,
Nathaniel
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Mark H April 16, 2020 4:24 pm UTC
Full-size Preview?

All I see is one page of nothing with "sample" across it!
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Douglas B April 16, 2020 9:08 pm UTC
One page with a misspelling ("Frameworkk"), at that.
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Mark H April 28, 2020 8:31 pm UTC
Looks like the "preview" has vanished
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