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#1 Khaldun Kek

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 09:13 AM

 After GMing a DW game since it came out, I am finally getting a chance to play!!!

We will begining our BC game soon and I plan to play a CSM. 

My question is pretty straight forward.

 

Are CSM's immune to fear like SMs in Deathwatch? If so, please site source (page, paragraph, etc). If not, well… damn. 



#2 Librarian

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 10:01 AM

 no they are not, but they and all other heritics are more resistant to fear see the chart on page 277. also note that  all chaos space marines start with nerves of steel so they have all the requirements needed to buy fearless which is a tier 3 nurgle aligned talent, so for 400-1000 xp dependent on alignment they can take the fearless talent, though unlike in some of the past games its not 100% positive it makes it harder to run away if needed.



#3 HappyDaze

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 10:21 AM

jaded will eliminate most fear

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#4 PnPgamer

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 10:13 AM

HappyDaze said:

jaded will eliminate most fear

This statement is subject to the content of the campaign, as some contain more or less things that jaded makes you immune to.



#5 Boss Gitsmasha

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 10:49 AM

 Chaos Space Marines are not immune to fear because they are filthy traitors who do not accept the words of their Spiritual Liege, Roboute Guilliman, as penned in the Codex Astartes.

(I'm sorry, I couldn't resist.)


"Oomans are pink an' soft, not tough an' green like da Boyz. Dey'z all da same size too, so dey'z always arguin' about who's in charge, 'cos dere's no way o' tellin' c'ept fer badges an' ooniforms an' fings. When one o' dem wants ta lord it over da uvvers, 'e says 'I'm very speshul so'z you gotta worship me', or 'I know summink wot you lot don't know, so yer better lissen good'. Da funny fing is, 'arf of 'em believe it an' da uvver 'arf don't, so 'e has ta hit 'em all anyway or run fer it. Wot a lot o' mukkin' about if yer asks me. An' while dey'z all arguin' wiv each uvver over who's da boss, da Orks can clobber da lot."


#6 Deinos

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 12:22 PM

Anyone who's played a Librarian in Deathwatch probably feels that space marines aren't immune to fear. For one thing, it makes all your powers start sucking terribly.

I couldn't resist either.

I am amused that human heretics seem more likely to be jaded than chaos marines. The default take on chaos marines seems to imply they're the most jaded, bitter people in the universe.



#7 bogi_khaosa

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 12:05 PM

Deinos said:

Anyone who's played a Librarian in Deathwatch probably feels that space marines aren't immune to fear. For one thing, it makes all your powers start sucking terribly.

The WP Test penalty from Fear in DW doesn't apply to Focus Tests.



#8 BrotharTearer

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 01:37 PM

bogi_khaosa said:

Deinos said:

 

Anyone who's played a Librarian in Deathwatch probably feels that space marines aren't immune to fear. For one thing, it makes all your powers start sucking terribly.

 

 

The WP Test penalty from Fear in DW doesn't apply to Focus Tests.

Yes it does. Until you quote me the rules which say it doesn't.



#9 bogi_khaosa

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 10:44 PM

BrotharTearer said:

 

Yes it does. Until you quote me the rules which say it doesn't.

"The penalty to Willpower Tests does not affect Focus Powers Tests." Deathwatch Errata, pg. 6.



#10 AlphariusOmegon7

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 05:56 AM

 Well that's some silly errata.  Makes Librarians even more OP all the time.  Ah well.  



#11 Face Eater

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 02:11 AM

AlphariusOmegon7 said:

 Well that's some silly errata.  Makes Librarians even more OP all the time.  Ah well.  

I never used it, it seemed silly to add that failed fear tests reduced your willpower except in the one circumstance that you would actually use the stat (oh except for the one small chance of resisting a psychic effect).



#12 bogi_khaosa

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:51 AM

Face Eater said:

 

I never used it, it seemed silly to add that failed fear tests reduced your willpower except in the one circumstance that you would actually use the stat (oh except for the one small chance of resisting a psychic effect).

Willpower is used for Pinning tests and resisting Cohesion Damage.






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