Relatively new to the DH/DW world, forums, and gaming systems, so I apologize if this is way off base or if it is/has been discussed. Reading through the material for both, it seems the typical DH game relies heavily on investigation, intrigue, subtlety and social interaction, while Deathwatch relies heavily on combat. I was thinking it might be interesting to have a group run two sets of characters. One group as acolytes - mayhap reporting to Inq. Quist, and another group as DW marines who are called to service based on the information gathered by the Inquisition. There are no absolutes here, as each group can expand into each others domains (social DW and combat DH), but I think it could be an interesting way to run a campaing. Someone I game with likened it to playing out "Law and Order" episodes.
Any thoughts or ideas are welcome.
I am running simular to that right now actually. We use Google Wave to play the DH portion then when we are able to meet up once or twice a month we play the DW portion. I am running a campaign based on the Tyrant Star and I went a differant direction then the trilogy that FFG did.
In the DH portion the acolytes start out working for thier Inquisitor's Interrogator because the Inquisitor is "away". As the story Progresses they find out that thier Interrogator and some of the cadre has betrayed his Inquisitor and left him alone on a remote planet(Dusk) which is currently over run by orks and tribal eldar in my campaign. So as they are doing quests and figuring this out they start to meet other members of the cadre that are either loyal to the Inquisitor or the Interrogator for differant reasons. Who to side with is left to the players .
In my DW portion the Kill team is assigned to the calaxis sector on a moon that orbits around the deathworld Phyrr(from the creatures anathema)And when not tasked with something in the area they escort deliveries down to the planet for the adaptus mechanics biotech lab. On a routine mission they meet up with one of the Inquisitor's Crusaders whom was the most loyal and was sent on a fake misson to the planet. (the acolyets are here and if they had sided with the interrogator they would be hunting him to prevent him from reaching the tech facility,but they sided with the Inquisitor so they were with him, but got them selfs captured by the Eldar who are currently laying siege to the facility. Thats basicly were we are now in the game. I started the DH game befor the DW one but if I had started them at same time I would probably have done some things differant.
Hope that helped.