The Order of the Aquilia is basically a crossover between the famous DnD humour strip Order of the Stick and the Dark Heresy game I'm currently running with my friends. Only one of them has ever played an RPG before, and one of them is not terribly familiar with the Warhammer universe. They are all, in their own special way, insane.
I too, am learning quite a few new things. Humour comics are not my field, preferring drama and action to gag-a-day, so infusing a steady stream of jokes and humour into the comic is a difficult task, compounded by the fact that I must explain or properly present many of the in-jokes involved in a project where friends provide much of the humour.
Understand that these comics are embellishment of actual events, yet furthermore know that they are, for the most part, mostly true, as frightening as that seems. Also know how I run Dark Heresy, which is to say, fast and on the fly. Few things are planned in the long term, because players are wonderful at ruining the best laid plots, and enforcing them anyway can lead to railroading of the worst sort. Further know that, as I am introducing new players, I have begun with a short campaign that will feature extremely rapid leveling and lots of combat, as a way to ease them into game mechanics.
Cast of Characters!
Guardsman Lupus, played by Mitch
Imperial World Guardsman
"Seriously, guys, we have **** to do."
Guardsman Lupus is a native of the harsh winter world of Fenris, homeworld of the Space Wolves chapter, and grew up in their shadow, quite close to the fang. He joined the PDF of his homeworld, but it is unknown how he came to be a member of the Order. He greatly desires wealth and power, possibly to make up for the fact that he was never able to join the Space Wolves. As a result, he is thrifty and will go out of his way to make a few thrones.
Weapon of Choice: Shotgun, lasgun
The Sniper, played by Alex
Void Born Sniper
"You figure mutants would learn to not have heads by now..."
No name, no past and no funny business, little is known of the Sniper but that one does not wish to fall into his sights. He speaks with a strange accent and has an unusual affinity with the Machine Cult. His plans mostly involve standing firmly behind his teammates, as far from danger as possible. It might be intelligence, or just plain common sense.
Weapon of Choice: Hunting Rifle, Long Knife
MkPhail, played by Sandro
Hive World Adept
"BWAHAHA! Your faces belong to me!"
Work in the endless cubical farms of the Imperial administration is not for everyone. It certainly wasn't for MkPhail, as he demonstrated when he snapped, killed three of his cooworkers with a stapler, and beat his manager near to death with a data-slate. Saved from the hangman's noose by a mysterious benefactor, MkPhail is a man of shattered personality, alternating between homicidal rage, utter insanity and, on rare occasions, impressive intellect.
Weapon of Choice : Stub Revolver