Over there, at the FFG forum, ThenDoctor asked me to re-post my old collection of additional encounters for Dead Stars. Well, why not? I always wanted to give me old material a re-hash, and here we go!
[Bone Charm Peddler]
A long time ago I wrote up some scenes and fluff for the Hive World of Volg, which is part of the Calixis Sector (and thereby the official background for the 1st edition of DarkHeresy). One of this contributions was the Bone Charm Peddler, which I know release again (with better grammar).
Recently, Lamentations of the Flame Princess released a PDF-version of their FREE RPG DAY goodie „Slügs!” (the „dots“ over the „u“ are for „GIANT“, just in case you wondered or took it for a typical Heavy-Metal-Umlaut… I did!). Me, I was able to score one of the 3750 physical copies at the 2016 „SPIEL“ in Essen. While a lot of the Slügs featured in this booklet (yes, it is nothing more and nothing less than a collection of weird Slügs with OSR compatible stats… did you really had to ask?) are just silly/wacko/gonzo/campy, I see use for a lot of them in certain games, scenarios and game worlds. So, get your copy and allow me to give you my personal guided tour to the Slügs.
40K underhive gangs. I don´t know about you, but I cannot say (or write) the word without pictures of brutal men forming in my mind, short haired or bald, muscle-packed and tattooed, with a mean gleam in their eyes and a dastardly grin on their faces. They are the kind of people that survive by either being the meanest son of a gun around or by belonging to the meanest bunch of such within the next two klicks around. And to achieve the one or the other, one needs to be as tough as nails and as brutal as a slice with a glass shard.
As FFG released its GM-Kit for BlackCrusade(tm), the booklet included a small-scale adventure called “Rivals for Glory”. Back then, I was still big about writing “fanware add-ons” for the different 40K-RPG titles and eventually ended up writing one for this module, too. Now, that my English is better and my available StockArt-pool grows, I re-release my fan-work again. The PDF you will get through this link contains some minor changes to the adventure, a few rules suggestions and some additional encounters.
If you are not familiar with BlackCrusade(tm), you may still want to have a look at the provided material: the basic premises of the original module are pretty much “Chaos-Demon-HeavyMetal-SciFi-stuff”, so if you file of the serial numbers and rip out the rules to insert your own, the encounters might still be useful to you.