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Dark Stars OOC (RT RPG)
« on: February 24, 2016, 10:17:05 PM »
...Again.

Right the last two rpgs I've started have flubbed before they even started. However it's a new year and it would be remiss of me to not try again. I still have faith in my players, for some reason :P.

So we are clear we can restart the only war rpg with new chars using our in house regiment (the 199th Brulian Besiegers) or do a Rogue Trader story line.

In that story line you would be the retinue/vasels of the Rogue Trader, "Lord Captain" Markus Hesarian. Hesarian is of course controlled by me.

I can build you some chars, or usr pre-builds with some name changes, to get started right away or you can ask to have them build to your liking.

Anyone interested?
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Re: Time to fish the waters for an rpg...
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2016, 10:54:54 PM »
I'm interested. I've watched both your attempts and was excited to see how it went but alas, life happened. I've never played either before but between my roommate and I, I've got just about all the books for either.

I'm not fussy about either system. I lean a little towards rogue trader, but you've put a fair bit of work into the Only War one. I'll play either if you'd have me.

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Re: Time to fish the waters for an rpg...
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2016, 11:04:08 AM »
Welcome gankom! I too am leaning towards Rogue Trader this time around, a Hostile Acquisitions style heist seem right up the WE players ally you know?

That being said, I still wish to give my players a choice as to what they like more.
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Re: Time to fish the waters for an rpg...
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2016, 12:29:43 PM »
I'm interested, but how do you plan on keeping the focus this time? If I recall correctly, the last time we had 3 different threads... I'd be interested in RT game, even tough IG is closer to my heart. I'd also really like to avoid changing the system after a few sessions, something that happened last time, if I recall correctly.
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Re: Time to fish the waters for an rpg...
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2016, 01:20:50 PM »
Both good points Xath. I think that the only war story was too open ended last time, with too many branching paths. The story could have gone in a total of 5 different ways, with one of them the being outright death & disgrace of the players.

Hence the reason that I wish to go with Rogue Trader. There is no uncertainty with being a vassal of a Rogue Trader, you are in for danger, intrigue and adventure in equal measure. Unlike the guardsman who my be killed at any moment by friend or foe, my be picked up the Inquisition or a Rouge Trader or even have to defy the imperium.

Again Rogue Trader seems our bet bet to keep interest and the story moving forward.


That's part of it. The other part is that I don't intend to waste time just on creation. I all ready have the Rouge Trader story roughly mapped ot in my head & the 199th is all ready to go so jumping in to one or the other will be simple.

Lastly This will become the OOC (Meaning: Out of Character) thread or be shut down in favor of the new OOC thread. All in all I rather intend to run this thing in the manner of hoe Rufas Runs his WHFRP thread.
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Re: Time to fish the waters for an rpg...
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2016, 01:25:16 PM »
Then I'm in, but you've already begun to speak about creating another OOC thread, even tough this one is perfectly fine... ;)

I was thinking about playing an Enforcer/Bodyguard kinda guy. I like characters like that, he could be an ex-Guard.
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Re: Time to fish the waters for an rpg...
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2016, 01:41:02 PM »
This will most likely be the ooc thread yes.

Lay your character on me xath, let me bathe in his or her millitant glory! :P


Now on too seriousness. The Arch Millitant is a pretty bad-ass class, some say over powered. Just thought I would let you know if you did not all ready. I have faith that you won't make him or her game breaking. 

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Re: Time to fish the waters for an rpg...
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2016, 02:08:24 PM »
This will most likely be the ooc thread yes.

Lay your character on me xath, let me bathe in his or her millitant glory! :P


Now on too seriousness. The Arch Millitant is a pretty bad-ass class, some say over powered. Just thought I would let you know if you did not all ready. I have faith that you won't make him or her game breaking.

I don't even know the classes from RT, I just wanted to play an ex-Guard dude. :biggriin:

I never make OP characters and actively discourage any players in my group, that want to make munchkins (or just drop the ceiling on their shitty, one note Mary Sues), so no worries. ;)

I'll have to think about the concept, and will post it here tommorow, most probably.
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Re: Time to fish the waters for an rpg...
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2016, 02:26:21 PM »
I'm sure you can look up stuff to help you out.
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Re: Time to fish the waters for an rpg...
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2016, 02:49:50 PM »
I will, but I hope that you'll be on station to support us with answers to any questions about the rules. ;) RT is similar to DH, and I know DH very well (running it right now), so there should not be any problems.
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Re: Time to fish the waters for an rpg...
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2016, 03:31:18 PM »
Will do.
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Re: Time to fish the waters for an rpg...
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2016, 03:40:41 PM »
I don't know the system at all so I'm happy too run whatever kind of character is needed or would be helpful. I usually like specialist/support types, and I've had a quick look at the different classes. I like the look of the explorator guy, but I don't know how useful he'd be to a party.

Any suggestions on what would be a good fit for your story line?

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Re: Time to fish the waters for an rpg...
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2016, 03:54:14 PM »
Markus Hasarian, unlike most RTs, is more interested in pushing the boundaries of imperial space. He had the hardy blood of an adventurer, rather then the dusty sludge the fills a merchant prince/princess veins.

So yes an Explorator would be more than welcome on ship.
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« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2016, 04:03:04 PM »
Ha awesome. May the Emperor and omnissiah grant us the glory of finding a great trove of tech artifacts.

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Re: Time to fish the waters for an rpg...
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2016, 04:15:19 PM »
For those of you who are wondering what Hasarian looks like, think a futuristic Varangian Guardsman.
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Re: Time to fish the waters for an rpg...
« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2016, 04:33:11 PM »
So I just got to Players? All right I can work with that.

Thoughts on what you would like your character to be like lads?
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« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2016, 11:26:53 PM »
Clearly we're just fighting off the hordes of people anxious to join.

I've been reading the sourcebook and enjoy the look of an explorator. Specializing in various tech, and with an interest in xeno tech in particular but not radical. More like just starting on the slope of know thy enemy.


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Re: Time to fish the waters for an rpg...
« Reply #17 on: February 29, 2016, 10:28:45 AM »
I'd like to be a well trained, deadly, stone-cold killer. No remorse, no pity, (almost) no fear. Fanatically loyal to my master. Sorta like Bane in Dark Knight Rises.
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Re: Time to fish the waters for an rpg...
« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2016, 02:15:15 AM »
@Gankom: I'll get a build ready for you soon.

@ Xath:

All right Xath, here is an extremely basic AM build. Let me know what you want changed. Note this is a slightly modded pre-build form in the first adventure PDF.


Player Name: Xath

Character Name: "Bane Guy"

Home World: ? (Imperial World)

Career Path: Arch-militant Rank- 1

Motivation: Vengeance

Quote: “The taste of battle is sweet upon my tongue. I desire far more. Wherever Master Hasarian sheds blood, I shall follow”

Description: As an Ex-Guardsmen (Regiment?), he is a well trained, deadly, stone-cold killer. No remorse, no pity, (& almost) no fear. Fanatically loyal to Hasarian.


 Weapon Skill/ Ballistic Skill/ Strength/ Toughness/ Agility/ Intelligence/ Perception/ Will Power/ Fellowship
45 35 33 41 43 43 37 35 43 

Skills:

                                     Basic  Skilled  +10   +20
Awareness (Per)           X      X
Common Lore (Int)†
Imperium                      X       X
War                              X       X
Dodge (Ag)                   X       X
Intimidate (S)               X       X         X
Medicae (Int)                X       X
Scholastic Lore (Int)†
Tactica Imperialis         X       X
Search (Per)                 X       X

TALENTS AND SPECIAL RULES-
Special Ability: "Bane Guy" possesses the Weapon Master special ability. With any Basic-class weapon (such as a Locke-pattern Boltgun), he gains a +10% bonus to hit, +2 to Damage (already added in), and +2 initiative.

Combat Formation: "Bane Guy" can direct comrades to be prepared for danger. Before rolling initiative, any group involving "Bane Guy" can choose to use his Intelligence Bonus (4) for all initiative rolls rather than their individual Agility bonuses. Remember that "Bane Guy" (and only "Bane Guy"!) gains a +2 bonus to him initiative when using (Basic Weapon) in combat.


WOUNDS
Total: 15
Current_______________
Fatigue_______________

FATE POINTS
Total: 3
Current_______________

MOVEMENT
Half Action: 4m Full Action: 8m
Charge: 12m Run: 24m

ARMOUR:


WEAPON:
Name:
Class:
Dmg:
Range:
Special Rules:

Gear: Micro-bead, void-breather, bolt shell keepsake, medikit, manacles, data-slate full of wanted bounties.


Writers note:
The three most important things to know about playing "Bane Guy" are:
• You are a master of close combat and excel at attacking with
your chosen weapon, (Name Weapon)

• You have the Medicae Skill and possess some talent and sewing
up wounds.

• You live for the thrill of battle and enjoy the hot-blooded rush
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Re: Time to fish the waters for an rpg...
« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2016, 09:56:18 AM »
I love it. I don't want to change anything, as the "Bane Guy" is simply awesome! :eusa_clap:
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Re: Time to fish the waters for an rpg...
« Reply #20 on: March 01, 2016, 03:33:04 PM »
He'll look even more awesome when he's tearing apart whatever gets in our way!

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Re: Time to fish the waters for an rpg...
« Reply #21 on: March 01, 2016, 07:30:03 PM »
 @Xath: Any further thoughts on Bane Guy's name and fluff? That hill help me pick on the best background traits. Ie pick his origin story...

Also would you prefer two bolt pistols, hellgun or hunting rifle? Melee weapon, perhaps a warhammer or trouncheon?

@ Gankom:

Here's a basic Explorator Build a fella of dakadaka did: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/280068.page

Hope that gives you a basic idea.
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Re: Time to fish the waters for an rpg...
« Reply #22 on: March 01, 2016, 08:53:35 PM »
Also note that I will post Hasarians stats soon.
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« Reply #23 on: March 01, 2016, 09:17:11 PM »
Hmm interesting. I'm leaning a bit more towards something more like a technician who knows how to handle a gun, rather then a gunslinger like that one's aiming for. It's interesting to see a more or less full sheet for an exploratory. I was looking the other day but couldn't find much surprisingly.

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« Reply #24 on: March 01, 2016, 09:46:24 PM »
I'll see what I can do Gankom. The Senechal may be a good choice as well you know.
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