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#21 Adversius Bael

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 12:00 PM

I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Loxatl 

http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Loxatl

Even if not as a playable race, they're a great start for minions



#22 SilverAlen

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 12:07 PM

I was hoping to get a big dark eldar write up in the slaanesh book, same way necrons got one in the tzeentch book, possibly with rules for using them as player characters somehow. Then I found out rogue trader already had a whole dark eldar book, and kinda figured that would be a no.

Still, I'm holding out hope that after the 4 main books are done, maybe with chaos undived as well, we could get some more obscure source books, like dark mechanicus and especially chaos xenos.



#23 Amroth

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 12:43 PM

I don't actually have the books but I believe Rogue Trader have some rules for playing Xenos characters, Orks, Kroot and Dark Eldar I think.

With the the corruption rules would it be possible for one of these to fall to chaos (for reaching the 100 corruption threshold) and if this was possible would it be possible to re-jig this so you could use one of these archetypes as a starting Black Crusade character?

I am surprised FFG haven't had more of a xenos flavour to their lines, with all books except BC focusing on the Imperium and even BC only having human based characters (even if you do quickly become a pretty cool mutant).

I would love to see a line come out based on the Tau Empire, there would be an enormouse potential for unique and interesting xenos races, plus pretty much any character you had before would still be an option as the Tau have plenty of human auxileries.

 

 



#24 BrianDavion

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 01:04 PM

Adeptus-B said:

There are a bunch of Chaos-worshipping xenos in the Gaunt's Ghosts novel Traitor General. I think it's weird that Games Workshop has never developed 'Chaos Xenos' as a troop type in the tabletop game…

 

yeah, it's kinda strange when ya think of it, iother then the eldar/Dark eldar thing, it seems all the mainline xenos are conspicious for their LACK of interactions with chaos



#25 HappyDaze

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 06:01 PM

BrianDavion said:

Adeptus-B said:

 

There are a bunch of Chaos-worshipping xenos in the Gaunt's Ghosts novel Traitor General. I think it's weird that Games Workshop has never developed 'Chaos Xenos' as a troop type in the tabletop game…

 

 

 

yeah, it's kinda strange when ya think of it, iother then the eldar/Dark eldar thing, it seems all the mainline xenos are conspicious for their LACK of interactions with chaos

I'd argue that the Necrons have fairly active (but not lively!) interactions with Chaos.


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#26 Boss Gitsmasha

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 02:52 AM

There are a bunch of Chaos-worshipping xenos in the Gaunt's Ghosts novel Traitor General. I think it's weird that Games Workshop has never developed 'Chaos Xenos' as a troop type in the tabletop game…

If anything, they'd be Chaos Cultists as per Codex: Chaos Space Marines. Though it does strike me as odd how humanity is the only prominent Chaos worshipping race in the setting. Every other race seems to have a resistance/immunity to it.

 

Kroot sound like they'd make great Khorne cultists, though, and there are Chaos Orks, mostly in the form of Khornate Stormboyz, though this is considered un-Orky by most Orks. It's usually viewed with a mixture of disappointment and exasperation, akin to a teenage 'Wiccan' phase in rebellion against their religious parents. Those that don't grow out of it get krumped.


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#27 Dracurian

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 01:26 AM

Basically any race can be playable in Black Crusade thematically speaking. Every intelligent race is vulnerable to chaos, with 2 notable exceptions of Orks & Tau.

 

And even then it could just be they're affected differently. Farsight is very different in outlook to other Tau for example.

 

The only races that could not be played, I reckon, would be the Tyranids & Daemons. They're just too different. Tyranids sneak; eat; & evolve. Some higher order/independent types, Hive Tyrants/Warrior primes etc, may have a 'personallity'.

 

Daemons; are basic concepts, who are created a certain way, with basically no free will. That is why mortals/Daemon -princes are so prized.

And basically Daemons are fully corrupted & achieved apotheosis/spawndom already. Where do you go from there?

 

 

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