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* OneWingedAngel: An issue of Games Workshop's ''White Dwarf'' magazine included rules for using a daemon prince as the game's final boss, rather than a Chaos Space Marine sorcerer -- the idea being that, in this version, the Assassins have arrived [[YouAreTooLate just a little too late]] to stop Lord Drask's ascension (though his ritual isn't yet complete, so there's still hope).

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* OneWingedAngel: An issue of Games Workshop's ''White Dwarf'' magazine included rules for using a daemon prince as the game's final boss, rather than a Chaos Space Marine sorcerer -- the idea being that, in this version, the Assassins have arrived [[YouAreTooLate just a little too late]] to stop Lord Drask's ascension to daemonhood (though his ritual isn't yet complete, so there's still hope).

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* OneWingedAngel: An issue of Games Workshop's ''White Dwarf'' magazine included rules for using a daemon prince as the game's final boss, rather than a Chaos Space Marine sorcerer -- the idea being that, in this version, the Assassins have arrived [[YouAreTooLate just a little too late]] to stop Lord Drask's ascension (though his ritual isn't yet complete, so there's still hope).

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* ConvenientlyTimedGuard: A common Event Card result spawns a cultist or Chaos Space Marine at one of the map's entrance points, either predetermined by the card or randomly determined by a die roll. The flavor text for the randomly-appearing cultist even calls out this trope, saying that these individuals have been tasked with wandering the facility at random ''specifically'' to trip up any infiltrators who might have memorized the guards' normal patrol routes.


Two pieces of related fiction were released concurrently with the game. The first, also entitled ''Assassinorum: Execution Force'', is a {{novelization}} of the game's events written by Joe Parrino. The second, ''Assassinorum: The Emperor's Judgement'' is an audio drama {{prequel}} to the game depicting Callidus Assassin Klara Rhasc's encounter with a crazed Eversor Assassin on the planet Tevrat.

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Two pieces of related fiction were released concurrently with the game. The first, also entitled ''Assassinorum: Execution Force'', is a {{novelization}} of the game's events written by Joe Parrino. The second, ''Assassinorum: The Emperor's Judgement'' is an audio drama {{prequel}} to the game depicting Callidus Assassin Klara Rhasc's encounter with a crazed Eversor Assassin on the planet Tevrat.
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As an added bonus, the miniatures used in the game for the Assassins, cultists, and Chaos Space Marines can also be used in games of regular 40K.


''Assassinorum: Execution Force'' is a limited-edition [[CoOpMultiplayer cooperative]] {{board game}} released by Creator/GamesWorkshop in 2015, set in that company's popular ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}} Warhammer 40,000]]'' universe.

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''Assassinorum: Execution Force'' is a limited-edition [[CoOpMultiplayer cooperative]] {{board game}} released by Creator/GamesWorkshop in 2015, set in that company's popular ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}} Warhammer 40,000]]'' ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' universe.



* TimedMission: The Assassins have sixteen turns to reach and kill Lord Drask (plus or minus a turn or two, given the vagaries of the Event Deck). If they fail to do so, Drask completes his ritual and brings about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.

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* TimedMission: The Assassins have sixteen turns to reach and kill Lord Drask (plus or minus a turn or two, given the vagaries of the Event Deck). If they fail to do so, Drask completes his ritual and brings about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.

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* LuckBasedMission: Some of the Achievements listed in the back of the rulebook rely heavily on the Assassins getting lucky with dice rolls, card draws, and room placement. Of particular note is the Bio-Meltdown Achievement, which hinges on the Eversor rolling a 4+ on a single die, with no chance to try again if he fails.

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* LuckBasedMission: Some of the Achievements listed in the back of the rulebook rely heavily on the Assassins getting lucky with dice rolls, card draws, and room placement. Of particular note is the Bio-Meltdown Explosive Result Achievement, which hinges on the Eversor rolling a 4+ on a single die, with no chance to try again if he fails.


''Assassinorum: Execution Force'' is a limited-edition [[CoOpMultiplayer cooperative board game]] released by Creator/GamesWorkshop in 2015, set in that company's popular ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}} Warhammer 40,000]]'' universe.

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''Assassinorum: Execution Force'' is a limited-edition [[CoOpMultiplayer cooperative board game]] cooperative]] {{board game}} released by Creator/GamesWorkshop in 2015, set in that company's popular ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}} Warhammer 40,000]]'' universe.


* HealThyself: An injured Assassin can spend an action to activate his synskin suit and return to full health, though this has a small chance of failing to work.

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* HealThyself: An injured Assassin can spend an action to activate his synskin suit and return to full health, though this has there's a small chance of failing that this fails to work.


* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: A few of the cards in the Event Deck invoke this trope. Examples include [[ItsProbablyNothing False Alarm]], [[ThrowingTheDistraction Misdirection]], and [[SurveillanceStationSlacker An Unforgivable Lapse]].

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* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: A few of the cards in the Event Deck invoke this trope. Examples trope; examples include [[ItsProbablyNothing False Alarm]], [[ThrowingTheDistraction Misdirection]], and [[SurveillanceStationSlacker An Unforgivable Lapse]].Lapse]]. There's also Ghostly Tide, which takes advantage of the fact that the Chaos guards are ''literally'' crazy.


* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: A few of the cards in the Event Deck invoke examples of this, such as ItsProbablyNothing, SurveillanceStationSlacker, and ThrowingTheDistraction.

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* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: A few of the cards in the Event Deck invoke examples of this, such as ItsProbablyNothing, SurveillanceStationSlacker, this trope. Examples include [[ItsProbablyNothing False Alarm]], [[ThrowingTheDistraction Misdirection]], and ThrowingTheDistraction.[[SurveillanceStationSlacker An Unforgivable Lapse]].


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* SuperSpeed: Whereas most Assassins can only perform a given action once in a single round, the Eversor Assassin has the unique ability to perform the same action twice. This lets him run across the board at a speed the other Assassins can only rarely match, or perform a SpamAttack to take down multiple opponents (or a single tough one). He can also spend a Primaris Tactic to gain a third action for a round.


The game revolves around a quartet of [[ProfessionalKiller Imperial Assassins]] tasked with killing Lord Severin Drask, a [[SuperSoldier Chaos Space Marine]] [[EvilSorcerer Sorcerer]] of the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Crimson Slaughter]], before he completes a dark ritual to tear open a [[NegativeSpaceWedgie massive Warp rift]] in the heart of the Segmentum Solar. Gameplay consists of moving the Assassins around a board representing a desecrated Astropathic sanctum, avoiding or eliminating Drask's minions -- [[{{Mooks}} fanatical cultists]] and [[EliteMooks powerful Chaos Space Marines]], controlled by the game itself -- and searching [[RandomlyGeneratedLevels randomly-generated rooms]] (represented by cardstock tiles laid onto the board) for both the sanctum's teleportation control room and the teleportarium itself. Once the Assassins have located both, they must teleport to the [[EldritchLocation otherworldly Temple of Shades]] for a [[BossBattle final confrontation with Lord Drask himself]]. Each turn, the players must draw at least one card from the Event Deck, which introduces complications such as patrolling enemies, alarms, and harmful psychic phenomena (along with occasional help in the form of [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy the guards being crazy]]). The more enemies there are on the board alerted to the Assassins' presence, the more Event cards are drawn each turn; encouraging the Assassins to [[StealthBasedGame sneak past whatever minions they can, and dispatch any witnesses with ruthless efficiency.]]

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The game revolves around a quartet of [[ProfessionalKiller Imperial Assassins]] tasked with killing Lord Severin Drask, a [[SuperSoldier Chaos Space Marine]] [[EvilSorcerer Sorcerer]] of the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Crimson Slaughter]], before he completes a dark ritual to tear open a [[NegativeSpaceWedgie massive Warp rift]] in the heart of the Segmentum Solar. Gameplay consists of moving the Assassins around a board representing a desecrated Astropathic sanctum, avoiding or eliminating Drask's minions -- [[{{Mooks}} fanatical cultists]] and [[EliteMooks powerful Chaos Space Marines]], controlled by the game itself -- and searching [[RandomlyGeneratedLevels randomly-generated rooms]] (represented by cardstock tiles laid onto the board) for both the sanctum's teleportarium and its teleportation control room and the teleportarium itself. room. Once the Assassins have located both, they must teleport to the [[EldritchLocation otherworldly Temple of Shades]] for a the [[BossBattle final confrontation with Lord Drask himself]].Drask]]. Each turn, the players must draw at least one card from the Event Deck, which introduces complications such as patrolling enemies, alarms, and harmful psychic phenomena (along with occasional help in the form of [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy the guards being crazy]]). The more enemies there are on the board alerted to the Assassins' presence, presence there are on the board, the more Event cards are drawn each turn; encouraging this encourages the Assassins to [[StealthBasedGame sneak past whatever minions they can, and dispatch any witnesses with ruthless efficiency.]]



* BoomHeadshot: The Vindicare Assassin's Deadshot ability.

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* BoomHeadshot: The Vindicare Assassin's Deadshot ability.ability, which makes his shooting attack longer-ranged, more accurate, and more powerful if he uses it without moving first.



* HealThyself: An injured Assassin can spend an action to activate his synskin suit and return to full health, though this has a small chance of failing to work.



* LuckBasedMission: Some of the Achievements listed in the back of the rulebook rely heavily on how lucky the Assassins get with revealing rooms or with single dice rolls. Of particular note is the Bio-Meltdown Achievement, which hinges on the Eversor rolling a 4+ on a single die, with no chance to try again if he fails.

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* LuckBasedMission: Some of the Achievements listed in the back of the rulebook rely heavily on how lucky the Assassins get getting lucky with revealing rooms or with single dice rolls.rolls, card draws, and room placement. Of particular note is the Bio-Meltdown Achievement, which hinges on the Eversor rolling a 4+ on a single die, with no chance to try again if he fails.


''Assassinorum: Execution Force'' is a limited-edition board game released by Creator/GamesWorkshop in 2015, set in that company's popular ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}} Warhammer 40,000]]'' universe.

The game revolves around a quartet of [[ProfessionalKiller Imperial Assassins]] tasked with killing Lord Severin Drask, a [[SuperSoldier Chaos Space Marine]] [[EvilSorcerer Sorcerer]] of the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Crimson Slaughter]], before he completes a dark ritual to tear open a [[NegativeSpaceWedgie massive Warp rift]] in the heart of the Segmentum Solar. Gameplay consists of moving the Assassins around a board representing a desecrated Astropathic sanctum, avoiding or eliminating Drask's minions -- [[{{Mooks}} fanatical cultists]] and [[EliteMooks powerful Chaos Space Marines]] -- and searching [[RandomlyGeneratedLevels randomly-generated rooms]] (represented by cardstock tiles laid onto the board) for both the sanctum's teleportation control room and the teleportarium itself. Once the Assassins have located both, they must teleport to the [[EldritchLocation otherworldly Temple of Shades]] for a [[BossBattle final confrontation with Lord Drask himself]].

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''Assassinorum: Execution Force'' is a limited-edition [[CoOpMultiplayer cooperative board game game]] released by Creator/GamesWorkshop in 2015, set in that company's popular ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}} Warhammer 40,000]]'' universe.

The game revolves around a quartet of [[ProfessionalKiller Imperial Assassins]] tasked with killing Lord Severin Drask, a [[SuperSoldier Chaos Space Marine]] [[EvilSorcerer Sorcerer]] of the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Crimson Slaughter]], before he completes a dark ritual to tear open a [[NegativeSpaceWedgie massive Warp rift]] in the heart of the Segmentum Solar. Gameplay consists of moving the Assassins around a board representing a desecrated Astropathic sanctum, avoiding or eliminating Drask's minions -- [[{{Mooks}} fanatical cultists]] and [[EliteMooks powerful Chaos Space Marines]] Marines]], controlled by the game itself -- and searching [[RandomlyGeneratedLevels randomly-generated rooms]] (represented by cardstock tiles laid onto the board) for both the sanctum's teleportation control room and the teleportarium itself. Once the Assassins have located both, they must teleport to the [[EldritchLocation otherworldly Temple of Shades]] for a [[BossBattle final confrontation with Lord Drask himself]].
himself]]. Each turn, the players must draw at least one card from the Event Deck, which introduces complications such as patrolling enemies, alarms, and harmful psychic phenomena (along with occasional help in the form of [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy the guards being crazy]]). The more enemies there are on the board alerted to the Assassins' presence, the more Event cards are drawn each turn; encouraging the Assassins to [[StealthBasedGame sneak past whatever minions they can, and dispatch any witnesses with ruthless efficiency.]]


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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Several cards in the Event Deck cause "psychic events" that buff the Renegades or hinder the Assassins in various ways. The Culexus Assassin, however, is not only immune to psychic events, but has an ability that lets him reroll his shooting attack on the turn after one triggers, effectively turning Lord Drask's own psychic prowess against him.


* NoPeripheralVision: Models in this game can only trace line of sight to a three-square wide column spaces directly in front of them, which can be further blocked by walls and objects. They have no line of sight whatsoever to the sides or rear. Technically this applies to both the Assassins and their enemies, but since the Assassins can turn freely as they move it matters less for them (and serves mostly to limit their firing arcs for shooting attacks).

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* NoPeripheralVision: Models in this game can only trace line of sight to a three-square wide column of spaces directly in front of them, which can be further blocked by walls and objects. They have no line of sight whatsoever to the sides or rear. Technically this applies to both the Assassins and their enemies, but since the Assassins can turn freely as they move it matters less for them (and serves mostly to limit their firing arcs for shooting attacks).


''Assassinorum: Execution Force'' is a limited-edition board game released by Creator/GamesWorkshop in 2015, set in that company's popular ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}}'' universe.

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''Assassinorum: Execution Force'' is a limited-edition board game released by Creator/GamesWorkshop in 2015, set in that company's popular ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}}'' ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}} Warhammer 40,000]]'' universe.

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''Assassinorum: Execution Force'' is a limited-edition board game released by Creator/GamesWorkshop in 2015, set in that company's popular ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}}'' universe.

The game revolves around a quartet of [[ProfessionalKiller Imperial Assassins]] tasked with killing Lord Severin Drask, a [[SuperSoldier Chaos Space Marine]] [[EvilSorcerer Sorcerer]] of the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Crimson Slaughter]], before he completes a dark ritual to tear open a [[NegativeSpaceWedgie massive Warp rift]] in the heart of the Segmentum Solar. Gameplay consists of moving the Assassins around a board representing a desecrated Astropathic sanctum, avoiding or eliminating Drask's minions -- [[{{Mooks}} fanatical cultists]] and [[EliteMooks powerful Chaos Space Marines]] -- and searching [[RandomlyGeneratedLevels randomly-generated rooms]] (represented by cardstock tiles laid onto the board) for both the sanctum's teleportation control room and the teleportarium itself. Once the Assassins have located both, they must teleport to the [[EldritchLocation otherworldly Temple of Shades]] for a [[BossBattle final confrontation with Lord Drask himself]].

Two pieces of related fiction were released concurrently with the game. The first, also entitled ''Assassinorum: Execution Force'', is a {{novelization}} of the game's events written by Joe Parrino. The second, ''Assassinorum: The Emperor's Judgement'' is an audio drama {{prequel}} to the game depicting Callidus Assassin Klara Rhasc's encounter with a crazed Eversor Assassin on the planet Tevrat.

See also ''TabletopGame/SpaceHulk'', another board game set in the ''Warhammer 40,000'' universe.

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!!The game provides examples of:

* ActionBomb: The Eversor Assassin can use his Omegon Tactic, Bio-Meltdown, to wound everything within six squares of him on a 4+. While very useful against tough models like Drask and Chaos Space Marines, it has two major drawbacks: one, it doesn't discriminate between friendly and enemy models; and two, [[SuicideAttack the Eversor has to blow himself up to use it.]]
* BoomHeadshot: The Vindicare Assassin's Deadshot ability.
* DressingAsTheEnemy: Polymorphine, the Callidus Assassin's Omegon Tactic. Very useful for sneaking up on Drask once the Assassins reach the Temple of Shades.
* EldritchLocation: The Temple of Shades is a cursed building set atop a FloatingContinent that hangs suspended between realspace and the Warp in a massive bubble of psychic energy.
* EliteMooks: Chaos Space Marines. In addition to being tougher and more powerful than cultists, they also possess two points of Stamina (the same as an Assassin). This means that, barring very specific circumstances, it is impossible for a lone Assassin to finish off a Chaos Space Marine in a single turn.
* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: A few of the cards in the Event Deck invoke examples of this, such as ItsProbablyNothing, SurveillanceStationSlacker, and ThrowingTheDistraction.
* InvincibleMinorMinion: Drask's familiar cannot be harmed or stunned by the Assassins in any way, and is effectively a glorified turn counter. It ''is'' still a model on the board, however, meaning it can block movement and line-of-sight when the Assassins reach the Temple of Shades. Furthermore, standing in the wrong place can cause the familiar to advance along the ritual track faster, giving the Assassins less time to complete the mission.
* KillItWithFire: According to the game's manual, Lord Drask is a powerful pyromancer who can wield deadly Warpfire both offensively and defensively. [[GameplayAndStorySegregation Nothing in the game itself explicitly demonstrates this, however.]]
* LuckBasedMission: Some of the Achievements listed in the back of the rulebook rely heavily on how lucky the Assassins get with revealing rooms or with single dice rolls. Of particular note is the Bio-Meltdown Achievement, which hinges on the Eversor rolling a 4+ on a single die, with no chance to try again if he fails.
* {{Mooks}}: Chaos cultists. A lone cultist poses relatively little threat to the Assassins and is easily dispatched, but in groups they are a) hard to avoid and b) hard to wipe out completely before they raise the alarm, leading to more alerted Renegades and more cards being drawn from the Event Deck (which is usually a bad thing for the Assassins). Plus, all it takes is a pair of alerted cultists and a couple of unlucky dice rolls to one-shot an Assassin.
* NoPeripheralVision: Models in this game can only trace line of sight to a three-square wide column spaces directly in front of them, which can be further blocked by walls and objects. They have no line of sight whatsoever to the sides or rear. Technically this applies to both the Assassins and their enemies, but since the Assassins can turn freely as they move it matters less for them (and serves mostly to limit their firing arcs for shooting attacks).
* SelfImposedChallenge: Some of the Achievements involve these, such as completing the mission without using any Tactics, with Drask's health doubled from 3 to 6, with cultists appearing in rooms On Alert rather than Stunned, or with only one Assassin sent to the Temple of Shades (or even [[SoloCharacterRun on the mission as a whole]]).
* StealthBasedGame: In order to win, the Assassins must avoid enemy patrols and swiftly eliminate anyone who does see them, lest they be overwhelmed by a rapidly-expanding horde of blood-crazed madmen.
* TimedMission: The Assassins have sixteen turns to reach and kill Lord Drask (plus or minus a turn or two, given the vagaries of the Event Deck). If they fail to do so, Drask completes his ritual and brings about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.

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