Cubicle 7 is taking role playing in the Warhammer 40,000 universe in a new direction with the upcoming launch of Warhammer 40,000 Roleplay:  Imperium Maledictum.

The new game will be set in the Macharian Sector, a zone of the Imperium of Man named for Lord Solar Macharius and filled with subterfuge and hidden dangers.  The players will take on the role of agents serving a powerful patron, such as an Inquisitor or the Ecclesiarchy, with the focus of the game being investigation and intrigue within the multi-layered Imperial society.

Imperium Maledictum will be built on a d100-based game system that has evolved from Cubicle 7’s Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 4th Edition (see “‘Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Fourth Edition’ Launches this Summer”) and the original Black Industries Dark Heresy game system from 2008 (see “‘Warhammer 40K Roleplay’ Scheduled”).

In addition to the game rules, the book will describe the Macharian Sector, a variety of potential patrons for the players to serve, and enemies for them to confront.  Cubicle 7 plans to offer additional books in the future that will focus on the specific factions operating in the Sector.

Release dates and book titles have not been announced as of this writing.

Imperium Maledictum will be produced in parallel with Cubicle 7’s other Warhammer 40,000 Roleplay series, Wrath & Glory, which is focused on more action-based adventures as well as the company’s Warhammer Fantasy offerings (see “Cubicle 7 Reveals New ‘Warhammer’ RPG Titles” and “Learn the skills of a Soldier in the Next ‘Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay’ Sourcebook”).