Opinions on Deathwatch?

Anyone have opinions on the Deathwatch Warhammer 40k RPG? Humble Bundle has the pdf collection on sale, and I’m thinking of picking it up.

I haven’t played it, but I do like the Warhammer 40k lore. Is this a reprint of the game originally published by FFG?

As far as I’m aware, yes. I also really like the lore, which is why I’m considering picking this up even if I probably won’t get a chance to play it.

I like the 40k genre as well and will most likely give the game a try!
Just an FYI if you like the lore may I suggest the Gaunt’s Ghosts series
of books by Dan Abnett, they all are excellent reads!

I am in a deathwatch game now, and love the warhammer universe. The game is fun but not as enjoyable as other RPGs (IMO). Think of it like playing Epic 3rd edition D&D (but perhaps not as poorly balanced). You start out as an uber character with all the trimmings. Sure, you gain more skills, but you start out able to kick the butt of almost anything in the world. So, the GM has a challenge immediately in a balanced game. We sort of petered out and actually went back to Hackmaster. It was not to the taste of all the players.

My 2 cents :slight_smile: