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Hostile Acquisitions, a Rogue Trader supplement, is now on sale via download
Rogue Trader | Published 11 January 2012

“You have been accused, in the Emperor’s Name, of the crime of Piracy. You have the right to confess your crime and seek absolution for your sins. Pleas for leniency will not be heard."
     –Master Chastener Grigor Cardainn

Hostile Acquisitions, the latest supplement for Rogue Trader, is now on sale via download at and! Within this detailed book, players and GMs will find all they need to run a campaign on the far side of Imperial Law. From new characters and equipment to creating nemeses and running games based on criminal enterprise, Hostile Acquisitions is an invaluable resource on those Rogue Traders who are more rogue than trader. 

The far side of the law

For more on Hostile Acquisitions, let’s hear from Rogue Trader’s lead developer:

Hostile Acquisitions has some particularly exciting aspects that were deviously fun to work on. One was the new character alternate career ranks, such as the Swashbucker, the House Operative, and the Cold Trader. These new alternate career ranks are highly flavourful, and allow you to make a character with a distinctively “scoundrel” bent. The House Operative is especially interesting, because it allows players to make characters who are essentially secret agents for a more powerful entity. They might even be working for the Rogue Trader’s dynasty’s interests, rather than the Rogue Trader, so players may take the role of an agent who may be secretly working against his own boss. 

Another fascinating part of Hostile Acquisitions is the Nemesis Origin Path. A modification of the popular Rogue Trader Origin Path system, the Nemesis Path helps GMs craft a custom made adversary for their groups. The Nemesis Path actually ties into the Origin Path that the players fill out, so that the choices they make can determine the type of adversary they’ll go up against.

Of course, this is only some of the new content in this book. Hostile Acquisitions has new gear and starship upgrades to facilitate piracy and smuggling, a section on Imperial adversaries and details on Imperial Law, guidelines on how to run a “con” game, and a list of mythical treasures waiting to be “liberated.”

Hostile Acquisitions is a guide to crime for Explorers with a flexible sense of morality. A catalog of valuable treasures wait to be “liberated.” In short, Hostile Acquisitions is proof that in the Koronus Expanse, crime often pays.

For more on Hostile Acquisitions, check out our previews: Tools of the Trade, Fleecing the Faithful, and Your Nemesis is Waiting. Then, head to or and download your copy today!

Rogue Trader is a roleplaying game set in dark gothic far future of Games Workshop's Warhammer 40,000 universe. Players take on the roles of explorers aboard a Rogue Trader's ship, searching for profit and adventure while discovering new alien cultures and threats in the uncharted regions of space.

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Published: 1/14/2012 8:16:40 AM

Is this any good? Just curious, Ive kind of stopped with the 40K RPG after the disappointment that was Blah Crusade

Brother Praetus
Published: 1/13/2012 12:41:39 AM


Yes, the hard copy is out.  I've had mine for almost a month now.  Hopefully it hop the puddle soon for those of you in UK who like to have physical copies of your books.

Published: 1/12/2012 11:28:33 AM

lol this will very soon be pirated online, fantasy flight games will become hostile as people acquire this book via torrent downloads ;)


Published: 1/12/2012 4:34:38 AM

Well...the name of the post it is .....unlucky and looks mostly sarcastic

Published: 1/12/2012 3:36:42 AM

Wait... has this even been released in hard copy yet? Not seen it in Britain at least...

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