Hey all - I'm new here, and in fact have never played a pen and paper RPG before, or anything like Rogue Trader. I've always been in love with 40k however, and my friend is going to get a Rogue Trader campaign game started for him and our two girlfriends (whom are also quite interested; he's the only one of us that's ever done a pen and paper RPG before).
So all that unecessary information brings me to my next question - can you use characters from Dark Heresy/Deathwatch/Only War/Black Crusade in your Rogue Trader games?
The way I see it is that, right now, if we can't use characters from any of these then it doesn't really pay to check out the other character choices available to me in preperation for my first game. Fyi, I've RP'd in a number of online MMO's, and have done so almost daily for years. This is of course an entirely new thing, however - thoroughly different from that. (I hear its unique allure is in being able to be face-to-face with others as you do so? I can hardly fathom it, but I'm going to try!)
Anyway so ends my introduction/question-asking first post. If any of you guys also have any tips for first-timers like myself and my gf, please feel free to put them here!
PS-I'm extremely curious if any of you have ever worked in 40k models into your RPG games much, being a long time 40k TT gamer myself. If so, how have you done it?