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#1 Stinger

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:43 PM

Anyone know if Only War will be set in a new sector? It's not like stories about the IG can't be set anywhere in the Imperium of course. Just that we've gotten a new sector or area of space out of each of the 40K RPGs to date and I'd be a little disappointed if we didn't get a new playground with this release.



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Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:49 PM

I'd be very surprised if there wasn't a new sector (or sector-sized area) for the guard to battle over. While Only War *could* be set in the Jericho Reach, that seems quite redundant. The only trick is if FFG want to link this new area to the existing four (all linked through the Maw).

Perhaps a historical setting? The Angevin Crusade into the Calyx Expanse battling the servants of the Yu'vath would be fantastic. But I suspect not.



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Posted 04 April 2012 - 02:09 PM

Honestly I think it will be the Jericho sector. It makes perfect sense based on the current game line-up for the license.



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Posted 04 April 2012 - 02:41 PM

Decessor said:

 

I'd be very surprised if there wasn't a new sector (or sector-sized area) for the guard to battle over. While Only War *could* be set in the Jericho Reach, that seems quite redundant.

The only trick is if FFG want to link this new area to the existing four (all linked through the Maw).

Perhaps a historical setting? The Angevin Crusade into the Calyx Expanse battling the servants of the Yu'vath would be fantastic. But I suspect not.[/quote]

I agree that setting it in the Jericho Reach would be redundant.

A historical setting would be interesting though probably unlikely. Looking forward to seeing what they do regardless.



#5 Droma

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:36 PM

I'd almost prefer continuing in the Jericho sector as I've got so much material for it already.



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Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:25 PM

I'd like a new Sector, too. I like setting material.

I'm going to take a wild stab in the dark and guess that it will be a new sector. Perhaps in the "Margin Crusade" that went missing, leading to the secret crusade into the Jericho Reach? 



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Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:36 PM

Lightbringer said:

I'd like a new Sector, too. I like setting material.

I'm going to take a wild stab in the dark and guess that it will be a new sector. Perhaps in the "Margin Crusade" that went missing, leading to the secret crusade into the Jericho Reach? 

I kind of agree with this. A new sector would be cool and if for no other reason than that the Orks might get a chance to play a part as a major antagonist.



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Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:31 AM

If FFG are being really cruel to the guard, the setting could be "dread Mandragora".



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Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:36 AM

Decessor said:

If FFG are being really cruel to the guard, the setting could be "dread Mandragora".

Snap. That was my first thought.

Of course, the truth is that Mandragora is an idyllic and untroubled sector, and they're so afraid of everyone trampling in from the surrounding cesspits and ruining it, they never speak of the place without afixing some fearsome adjective.

If it is a new sector, Mandragora would be very cool.



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Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:49 AM

I would be for having the orks as main ennemy in OW: The Eldars were done in RT, Tau and 'Nids in DW, DH got a lil' bit of everything, BC got Necrons and (Dark) Eldars, we need a game where Da Boyz iz figthin' lotz, plus the opportunity for dark, offensive humour, crazy schemes, odd machinery and good ol' fashionned bloodbaths are at a all time high when Orks are involved.

 

Doubled the Orks with the Imperial Guard, it,s a game winner right there.



#11 Baradiel

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:37 AM

I would love to see them set it in the Sabbat Worlds.



#12 Lord Kruge

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:35 AM

 A new sector (where orcs are the main enemy) would be great, but I would also be happy with them using Only War to fill in details about Calixis, Koronus and Jericho.  FFG should look to Forge World for inspiration, for example, they could have Warzone:Tranch as a supplement and detail the conflict and orders of battle similar to Siege of Vraks.  That line of splats would never get old.



#13 douglas9521

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:40 AM

 You read my mind lord kruge(which may be a bad sign health wise) I'd love to see the war worlds in these three sectors fleshed out.Tranch especially as I think it has an interesting(well to me anyway)  story and take on the 40k universe.But I expect a new sector to be honest. 



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Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:17 AM

 What about the Ixaniad Sector? It's right next door to Calixis, and there's a lot of hints in the earlier DH publications about it (the Meritech Wars is one example). As far as the Margin Crusade is concerned, it tanked. It still (and only) exists "on paper" so the powers-that-be have an excuse to shunt resources into the Jericho Reach. Another possibility is something new revealed about/within the Hecaton Rifts in the Koronus Expanse. We know Kobras Aquire was chasing after something there...maybe he returns with a dire warning and it's time to shore up what defenses can be mustered in the Expanse, lest the Imperium lose their only inroad to the Jericho Reach. The Jericho Reach has been done, so I don't see OW going there...too redundant. GMs with half a brain can do that on their own. You want Sabbat Worlds Crusade stuff it can be found in the the tubes of the interwebs, and that's IP that GW won't relinquish.  



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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:15 PM

 @Alekzanter

Yup, Ixaniad sounds somewhat likely indeed - assuming of course that the warzone we play in has already been mentioned somewhere.



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Posted 05 April 2012 - 07:01 PM

I would be pleased to see a new sector that has just been found and now their are several vying factions waring over the new planets. Anything from a feudal worlds to death worlds, it would be great to give a new sector life. I for one would use that to my advantage and fill it with rich devastation, tactics, objectives and rogue trader like endeavors. I picture gritty and noir worlds where the Guard are just hanging on for control and within the balance only the Guard can push back Xeno forces. Planetary Governors are radicals and could turn on the Imperium at a moments notice and they secretly hold treaty with xenos. I would implement cold trade into this sector and above all else give us a starting package of heavy weaponary such as stubbers, cannons and things to create a battlefield effect.



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Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:42 PM

If a new sector, perhaps either the Scarus- or Ixaniad- sectors as hinted in DH Core on the map of the Inperium. Perhaps it is time that one of these two to be explored...

If not, I can see more fluff on worlds such as 47 Kapella, The Purge of Avitohol, Gelmiro and the similar (which were hinted in the Inquisitor's Handbook) in the outer regions of the Calixis Sector.

As with Black Crusade, can see the potential for crossovers amidst the WH40K RPG line



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Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:06 PM

Rictus said:

If a new sector, perhaps either the Scarus- or Ixaniad- sectors as hinted in DH Core on the map of the Inperium.

It's worth noting that the Scarus sector has been explored, to some extent - it's the setting for Dan Abnett's Eisenhorn and Ravenor stories, and was used again by Forgeworld in the Siege of Vraks books.


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#19 H.B.M.C.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:40 PM

Has the Ixaniad Sector ever been covered, or just sort of alluded to?

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#20 Rictus

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:48 PM

N0-1_H3r3 said:

 

Rictus said:

 

If a new sector, perhaps either the Scarus- or Ixaniad- sectors as hinted in DH Core on the map of the Inperium.

 

It's worth noting that the Scarus sector has been explored, to some extent - it's the setting for Dan Abnett's Eisenhorn and Ravenor stories, and was used again by Forgeworld in the Siege of Vraks books.

 

Okay, thanks for reminding me about Eisenhorn N0-1_H3R3, almost forgot about the omnibus having background on the Scarus Sector (never got round to the Ravenor series - plumped for the Night Lords and the Blood Gorgons instead). So that leaves the Ixaniad Sector...

 

Reckon the setting fluff in OW will follow a similar pattern to BC - detailing hotspots in and around the Calixis Sector, the Koronus Expanse and then the meat grinder which is the Jericho Secotr (oops!...The Margin Crusades), before getting down to the gritty with the new region/secotr in which OW is set. Could be the Ixaniad Sector or a totally new region - if the amount of effort which went into BC is put into OW it should be good!






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