Hello from Advanced Tau Tactica,
I just wanted to let those who are interested know that we are beginning work on a detailed guide to building Tau Player Characters that would fit into FFG's Rogue Trader system. The brainstorming and working drafts are being written and conducted behind the scenes of our forum, but we wanted to reach out to the community to see what their desires were with exploring Tau in Rogue Trader.
Our intentions are to release guides that will not only allow GMs to seamlessly integrate individual Tau into their existing games (similar to the old Por'la Vior'la Kais'uam character from Inquisitor), but with the release of Stars of Inequity, also to delve into gameplay based around Tau Exploration and Diplomatic teams acting as the vanguards for follow-on Tau forces. These speartips operate far in advance of the main bulk of the Tau forces, and their job is to discover new worlds, establish contact with the local population, decide how best to exploit the planetary resources, and either prepare the world for colonization or mark it for future invasion.
These teams are comprised of and led by Tau from each of the four castes, who are hand-picked by the Ethereals for their tenacity, skill, and intellect. A fair bit of cross-caste training will have taken place considering how far forward they operate ahead of the ever expanding territories of the Tau Empire. As these teams demonstrate more proficiency and initiative in their travels, they are granted more resources, equipment, and responsibility with which to facilitate the integration of more and more vassal worlds.
Any thoughts, suggestions, or feedback is more than appreciated, and a better understanding of what the community-at-large would like to see will help us better focus our efforts.