Do you want to hunt heretics? How about daemons? Filthy Xenos?
The Inquisition wants you! Or more likely, the Inquisition has rescued you from certain fate and given you two options: Join the secret police, or die.
Dark Heresy is the name - Warhammer 40k is the game. You will be joining the ranks of the Inquisition to hunt down the enemies of the Emperor. There are several paths to the Inquisition, none of them willing. You see, Inquisitors don't simply hold open sign ups - no, you have to be wanted.
And you are wanted.
Since Dark Heresy is a relatively new system (only a few months) I'll pretty much be working one on one to develop characters (unless by chance you have the book).
That being said, Newbies are welcome. As are old-timers. All I ask is that you be willing to really get into the Warhammer universe. If you don't know much about it, don't worry - I didn't when I started playing either. If you know anything about Star Wars, Star Trek, Cyberpunk, Shadowrun, or just about any sci/fi world, you'll easily adapt to Warhammer.
I'd like to see what kind of interest there is before going any further.
Tann, I was hoping you would consider. But in Dark Heresy you are part of an Inquisitor's retinue as his acolytes. So you can certainly style yourself after the greats, but like any game you have to work your way up.
That being said there are four "races" you can be:
Standard Human, born to an Imperial World
Hiveborn Human, born to a Hive World
Feral Human, born to a Primitive World
Voidborn Human, born on a ship