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Buying off Rival and Enemy Talents

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#1 jabberwoky



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Posted 07 October 2012 - 11:29 AM

In Rogue Trader, during character creation, some characters can get the Rival and Enemy talents.  In The Radical's Handbook, the book mentions these talents can be negated by spending XP as an Elite Advance (or by roleplaying and approval from the GM).  However, is this the same in Rogue Trader, or are they stuck with those talents?

#2 Errant



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Posted 07 October 2012 - 07:21 PM

 By RAW, there are no rules in Rogue Trader to remove them. Whether your GM/you decide to use the rules from the Radical's Handbook is entirely up to you/him.

#3 Objulen



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Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:51 PM

I'd generally say that you should have to roleplay repairing your reputation with that faction before buying off the rival/enemy (or downgrading it).

#4 Badblade42



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Posted 27 February 2014 - 08:42 AM

If your GM is doing his job, those rivals and enemies should be a source of fun for you and your group. You will always have enemies and rivals... if you buy them off, the GM is just going to give you new ones  ;)


My recommendation is to work with your GM on developing those rival NPCs and enemy organizations. Have some fun with it.

#5 BossTroll



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Posted 27 February 2014 - 09:55 AM

Theres a very simple way to get rid of rivals/enemies, it's called: Orbital Bombardment ;)


Personally as a GM, I don't allow my players to buy off enemies with xp, they can however buy them off with money, threats, etc etc (Roleplaying).


Like Badeblade said, however, Rogue Traders make new enemies by the wagonload, so there's always a fresh one in the waiting.

- Paranoia is a comforting state of mind. If you think they're out to get you, it means you think you matter. - Gilbran Quail - Collected Essays -

#6 Cymbel



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Posted 28 February 2014 - 03:54 AM

I think a combo of both is best, but sometimes "bought off" for free.


Like in one game, my PC came from an Ork infested world and she was in the last large pocket of human resistance. She got the talent, Hatred: Orks for free. And because of that, I make sure I RP it out fully. Including the joy of letting Hecutor Plasma Broadsides rain down upon Orks on the planet below.

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