The Warhammer 40K CRPG is already getting its first alpha

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CRPG devs Owlcat Games have announced the first closed playtest (opens in new tab) of the upcoming Warhammer 40K RPG, Rogue Trader (opens in new tab). Purchasers of the Developer’s Digital Pack or Collector’s Edition versions of the game will have access to an alpha test starting December 7.

Rogue Trader is the first classic, Baldur’s Gate-style RPG set in the Warhammer 40K universe, and Owlcat is adapting the rules of the tabletop system of the same name (opens in new tab). It gets around the whole “crushing oppression of the dark future” thing by casting you as a hyper-elite agent of the Emperor of Man tasked with exploring the galaxy and making deals with its various inhabitants.