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ItEN 3.0 is Released!

I’m very pleased and proud to announce that the Gamer’s Edition Third Edition of In the Emperor’s Name is now available to download.

This edition builds on the Second Edition (released in July 2011) with enhancements to almost every part of the core rules. It updates and revises some of the core game mechanics such as the points calculation formula, and introduces a new Equipment system.

The Gamer’s Edition has the same clean and simple layout as the First and Second Editions, with all new cover artwork from Joe Urban.

In the near future we will be releasing updated editions of the Retinue List and Campaigns Book. In the meantime, the online Retinue Builder can be used to manage and update retinue lists.

Once these are released, we’ll start work on the Gold Edition of ItEN, which will feature full-colour artwork and fan fiction submitted by the community on the ItEN forum.

ItEN is the work of many enthusiastic gamers, who are listed in the Credits section at the front of the book, but particular thanks go to:

  • Craig, our benevolent dictator
  • Joe for has fantastic artwork
  • Pascal for his enthusiastic advice and suggestions

The Emperor Protects!

++ASTROPATHIC CHOIR INTERCEPT TF994, HOLY TERRA 149.996.M41++

++TRANSCRIPT FOLLOWS++
TO INQUISITOR GIDEON VENATOR FROM ASSET CXV543.D. AS PER YOUR INSTRUCTION I HAVE TRAVELLED BY WARPSHIP TO CANTIACORUM IV AND MADE CONTACT WITH ASSET TW603.S. A COPY OF THE HERETIC TOME HAS BEEN OBTAINED AND HAS BEEN VERIFIED USING THE RITUAL AS INSTRUCTED. I SHALL IMMEDIATELY MAKE PASSAGE TO THE RENDEZVOUS LOCATION SO YOU MAY TAKE POSSESSION. I DETECTED EVIDENCE THAT SEVERAL AGENTS OF THE ARCH-ENEMY HAVE DISCOVERED THAT THE BOOK IS IN MY POSSESSION AND ARE CURRENTLY IN PURSUIT. IF THE GOD-EMPEROR WILLS IT, I WILL BE ABLE TO EVADE THEM UNTIL WE MEET. THE EMPEROR PROTECTS.
++END TRANSCRIPT++

++DATA-SEAL OF INQUISITORIAL ASSET CXV543.D VERIFIED IN ASTROPATHIC ROUTING MEME++

++MESSAGE FORWARDED TO LORD INQUISITOR LAMECH OF THE ORDO HERETICUS++

++INQUSITOR GIDEON VENATOR DETAINED AND INTERROGATED FOR SUSPECTED HERESY++

++CURRENT LOCATION OF THE “HERETIC TOME” IS UNKNOWN, BUT UNDER EXCRUCIATION, VENATOR CONFIRMED THAT THE BOOK AS BEING A PREVIOUSLY UNKNOWN VERSION OF “IN THE EMPEROR’S NAME”, A HERETICAL WORK BANNED BY THE ORDO HERETICUS IN 242.M41++

++THE EXISTENCE OF THIS COPY INDICATES THAT THE SEDITIOUS CULT WHICH CREATED IT IS STILL ACTIVE IN THE CANTIACORUM SECTOR – DISPATCH INQUISITORIAL AGENTS TO INVESTIGATE++

++THE LOCATION OF THE RENDEZVOUS IS STILL UNKNOWN, BUT GIDEON MAY PROVIDE IT FOLLOWING FURTHER INTERROGATION. THE BOOK MUST NOT BE ALLOWED TO FALL INTO THE HANDS OF THE ARCH-ENEMY! THE KNIGHTS OF TITAN HAVE BEEN MOBILISED AND ARE READY TO STRIKE WHEN THE BOOK IS LOCATED++

++LET US TRUST IN THE GOD-EMPEROR TO SEE HIS WILL DONE++

1st draft of ItEN 3 has been published

The first draft of the Core Rules for ItEN 3 has now been published, and I am asking for comments and feedback. For more information, click here. You have two weeks to submit your comments.

Jodrell’s ItEN 3.0 Blog, Online Retinue Builder

The next version if In the Emperor’s Name is currently being drafted by your humble author. I have been posting regular updates on this topic on the ItEN forum.

To make the work of recalculating the points cost of every figure described in the ItEN retinues list, and to help ItEN players keep track of their retinues, I’ve created an online retinue builder application. This is a simple web-based tool which allows you to create retinues and figures for use in the game. The Retinue Builder is currently being prepared for release so check back for updates when it becomes available!

What should go into ItEN 3?

ItEN 3 is coming, and now is your chance to help decide the shape of the next version! Over on the forum, you can vote for the changes you want to see added to the core rules. The poll is running for two weeks so make sure your voice is heard, and vote now!

ITEN Now on Facebook!

ITEN now has its own Facebook page, so make sure you like us! Click here to visit the Facebook page.

ITEN Forum Reorganisation

A few ITEN players have posted pictures of their retinues, so I thought it made sense to create a separate sub-forum for these so that they don’t get mixed up in the retinue list discussion. You can see the new forum by clicking here.

New and Revised Retinues

Your humble servant has been working on some new and improved ITEN retinue lists, here are links to the forum discussions for them:

In Her Majesty’s Name

Craig Cartmell, founder of Forge Of War and author of the Warhammer 40,000 skirmish game In The Emperor’s Name, has been commissioned by Osprey Publishing to create a steampunk themed version called In Her Majesty’s Name:

The year is 1895, and the world is in turmoil. The wondrous inventions of Charles Babbage have launched a scientific revolution that has given the world miniaturized steam engines, electric lights and motors, arc weapons, hydrogen and helium dirigibles, road trains, calculating artillery engines, and sea and land dreadnoughts. The one thing these marvellous advances have not brought is peace. Every Great Power has been jostling its rivals for resources and the latest technology.

Although there have been few open conflicts between the major powers, a state of undeclared and secret war exists between them all. Instead of traditional warfare, governments employ small, ‘adventuring companies’ to strike against their foes, raiding factories, stealing technology and artefacts, and kidnapping or rescuing persons of importance.

In Her Majesty’s Name allows players to assemble their own adventuring companies of 4 to 15 agents, and pit them against their opponents in a tabletop battle. A small game can be played on a 24” by 24” table and typically lasts about 45 minutes. Larger games can be played on any table size and tend to last 2 to 3 hours. The game has been designed to allow maximum versatility for the players – if they can imagine it, they can create it within the system. There is, however, a wealth of material in the book that covers weird science, mystical powers, and a range of pre-generated adventuring companies, including the British Explorers’ Society, the US Secret Service, the Prussian Thule Society, the Chinese Black Hand and Ancient Egyptian Cults dedicated to the restoration of the Pharaohs.

In Her Majesty’s Name is a complete game in one 64-page book. It is due out in March 2013 and will retail for £11.99/$17.95.

Keyan Sark’s ITEN BatRep: Squats vs Tyranids

Keyan Sark emailed the Forge Of War mailing list to tell us about a battle report he posted on his blog:

I have been designing some rules for Tyranids in ITEN and I have pitted them against Mjolnir Broterhood Squats in a minicampaing

Simply put, the Squats in Svartalfheim are being overrun and they have decided to overload the planetary termoplasma generators to blow the continent and kill all bugs. To do that, they must enter the maze of underground tunnels to reach the generators, from an abandoned outpost on the mountains. But first they need to attract and kill the Alpha Tyranid leading the swarm in the area.

The first game is this Bug Hunt. I have included the report, with tyranid profiles in

http://keyansark.blogspot.com/2011/09/iten-la-caida-de-svartalfheim-1.html

My blog is written in spanish, but this entry is bilingual to help non-spaniards read it 🙂