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    miles1739 got a reaction from Derelius in Reprints anytime soon?   
    I'm an old fart set in my old ways as well.While I do like pdf's their is something about having the actual book IMO.
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    miles1739 got a reaction from UncleSickey in Why do you play BC? What themes do you tackle as PCs or GMs?   
    I highly recommend reading the Nightlords Omnibus.It gives a good example of "bad guys" that atleast in their mind are....well bad but have their reasons for it!, and have no shame in why they fight the imperium.Then you have the Thousand sons who have a justifiable reason for being ticked off...esp/ at the space wolves.The opportunity to explore people that are on the wrong side of gray makes for alot of interesting possibilties in a 40krpg...at least to me.Their's paragraphs of reasons why BC is such an awesome RPG but I won't bore you with details.....After all..The auspex scanner just registered a sword frigate "The Imperial Light" carrying that troublesome Inquistor and is retinue.Looks like an ambush for my band of World Eaters aboard our Strike cruiser "Red Fury".We will continue your re-education..er..discusion alittle later.
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    miles1739 reacted to ThenDoctor in Couple Of Questions,   
    Man I hope some people on this forum read that.
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    miles1739 reacted to ThenDoctor in Couple Of Questions,   
    That's alright, you took it better than 3/4 of the forum frankly.
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    miles1739 got a reaction from jenesuispasgoth in Why do you play BC? What themes do you tackle as PCs or GMs?   
    I highly recommend reading the Nightlords Omnibus.It gives a good example of "bad guys" that atleast in their mind are....well bad but have their reasons for it!, and have no shame in why they fight the imperium.Then you have the Thousand sons who have a justifiable reason for being ticked off...esp/ at the space wolves.The opportunity to explore people that are on the wrong side of gray makes for alot of interesting possibilties in a 40krpg...at least to me.Their's paragraphs of reasons why BC is such an awesome RPG but I won't bore you with details.....After all..The auspex scanner just registered a sword frigate "The Imperial Light" carrying that troublesome Inquistor and is retinue.Looks like an ambush for my band of World Eaters aboard our Strike cruiser "Red Fury".We will continue your re-education..er..discusion alittle later.
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    miles1739 reacted to LodgeBlackman99 in Why we play 40k   
    Why do I play the 40k RPGs?  Hmm...that's a tough and conflicted one.  The thing that I enjoy most about the universe is the boundless possibility.  Literally anything is possible, even with the established 'canon' such as it is.  You want a human who was shanghied into space from a primitive world where they only use hardened sticks as weapons? Done.  You want a technosavant from a plainslike world where people tried to convince them to farm wheat for a living? Done.  You want a giant green alien who views conflict as the purest expression of existance and strives to fight stronger and stronger foes regardless of cost? Done.  You want a giant green alien who has an uhealthy obsession with sneaking around and subterfuge? Done.  You want a graceful alien whose races is slowly succumbing to attrition who left their ordered caste to traverse the stars to engage in piracy? Done.  You want a graceful alien who has faith in the old ways and wants to rebuild their shattered culture? Done.  You want an accepting alien race that believes in cooperation and inclusion? Done.  You want an alien race that is long dead and just returning to the galaxy? Done.
     
    Any of these things can happen, and that's wonderful.  There is such a breadth of storytelling opportunity in the universe that is limitless and can tell any story, and the psychoreactive dimension that is steadily bleeding over is an excellent source for theological exploration.  After all, is it the warp shaping the material or the material shaping the warp?  Both?  Neither? That's a story waiting to happen right there.  It's these kinds of possibilities that really interest me the most, and why I enjoy the universe.
     
    But so too is there a problem that I have with the universe, and it's not even with the universe.  It's with some of the fans.  I've been meaning to make a thread dedicated to it so I'll only touch on it here.  I'm sure everyone has experience with fans who don't explore anything beyond what is covered in the Black Library books, and even then only the ones they have read, refusing to acknowledge any other possibilities.  That kind of person (who I've had in several campaigns) tends to wind up being a bit of a stick in the mud compared to those who are willing to explore, most often because they cannot metagame knowledge about the universe.  It's incredibly frustrating sometimes to try and have a discussion about what could be in the 40k universe only to be met with "ANYTHING BUT CATHOLIC SPACE NAZIS IS WRONG AND YOU ARE AN IGNORAMUS FOR SUGGESTING OTHERWISE".
     
    Summation (tl;dr): I play it because of it's endless storytelling potential, but I have issues with the mindset that some people bring to the table.
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    miles1739 reacted to The_Shaman in Why we play 40k   
    It's a fun twist on both fantasy and sci-fi. It's 40 millenia into the future, and you are hitting each other with chainswords. Or using ultra high-tech devices that almost no one know the exact workings of.
     
    Hilariously over the top and yet incredibly grim, or anywhere in between, allowing for a game nearly anywhere on the scale.
     
    Impressive atmosphere and visuals. From Call of Cthulhu in space to gothic cathedrals with massive guns, it's the setting that takes it to eleven.
     
    Huge setting with both a lot of lore and tons of blank sheets. Sure, the iconic 40k is sometimes jokingly referred to as "catholic space nazis," but when the setting encompasses pretty much the entire galaxy all sorts of strange societies and planets are an option. Want X? We can fit it... somewhere. It may be highly illegal, heretical or simply unusual, but it exists somewhere.
     
    So many shoutouts and cultural references.
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    miles1739 reacted to cps in Boy, howdy! A new DH2 supplement!   
    http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_news.asp?eidn=5361
    Looks like the focus is investigation this time around. Which is good.
    Sounds like there will be some sort of mechanical framework for GMs to plan investigations. Despite the statement to the contrary in the opening of this article, I don't really see how a formal mechanical framework can work in DH2 and not be a kludgey mess, but we'll see, I guess.
    If nothing else, looks like this is going to be the Ordo Hereticus book. I do have to give FFG props for saving the best for first.
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    miles1739 reacted to ThenDoctor in Boy, howdy! A new DH2 supplement!   
    I think it's important for a mechanic to exist. Some people don't like working that stuff out on their own, they want the game to provide.
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    miles1739 reacted to Gridash in Will Only war Ever be "Finished?"   
    I took 13 months for the Tome of Decay to be announced, most of us already gave up hope. I guess they'll hopefully announce something next month for Only War, making it equal in time as Tome of Decay.
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    miles1739 got a reaction from Nikkonito in Reprints anytime soon?   
    I'm an old fart set in my old ways as well.While I do like pdf's their is something about having the actual book IMO.
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    miles1739 got a reaction from Gridash in Reprints anytime soon?   
    I'm an old fart set in my old ways as well.While I do like pdf's their is something about having the actual book IMO.
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    miles1739 reacted to ThenDoctor in Best 40k RPG for one player and one GM   
    Rain pours ceaseless in this hive city. Those who can afford an umbrella are lucky, those who can't look like their tears are scaring their face.
     
    Someone's killed a sororitas tonight. I'm going to find out who.
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    miles1739 reacted to LordBlades in Automatically filled Dark eldar character sheet   
    Dark Eldar fits into the right group without too many issues. If the RT enjoys solving problwms with violence and/or is a pirate/slaver a DE will fit right in.
    Edit: Thus is a lengthier take on the issue in case the OP or anyone else is interestedhttp://community.fantasyflightgames.com/index.php?/topic/96405-peoples-opinion-of-the-dark-eldar-career-paths-and-the-general-playability-of-dark-eldar/
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    miles1739 reacted to H.B.M.C. in Will Only war Ever be "Finished?"   
    No products announced = The line has been abandoned!!!
    New product announced = The line has been abandoned!!!

    I've seen both things said on multiple times here. People assume that no news means no new products and that every new book is the "last" book they'll get.

    BYE
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    miles1739 reacted to ThenDoctor in Well, it's a disregard.   
    FFG have to meet with lore experts from GW when they research for a new supplement. So if it's anyone's fault its GW.
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    miles1739 reacted to Fgdsfg in Well, it's a disregard.   
    GW has been trying to do away with Undivided more and more, and I personally find it ridiculous that they aren't instead reinforcing the idea that Unaligned and Undivided are two different things.
    But yes, the fact that there are no Unaligned or Undivided Daemon Princes is utter and complete bullcrap.
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    miles1739 reacted to Chaplain in Well, it's a disregard.   
    I would suggest it was the GW who pushed this fluff. Disregard this "no unaligned DP" bullcrap and housrule it in your game.
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    miles1739 reacted to AtoMaki in The End Times baseless speculation thread   
    Speaking of which, I would just love a 30k rulebook from FFG. Probably Black Crusade style, so you can be either a Space Marine legionnaire or a special snowflake normal human too. 
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    miles1739 reacted to Lightbringer in The End Times baseless speculation thread   
    I personally find aspects of the End Times material for Warhammer a little jarring, but on the whole it's clearly been a huge success, creating renewed interest in an arguably moribund line.
    Given this success, there's going to be a temptation for GW to rush in and do something similar with 40k: a cataclysmic "End of the Imperium" style mega campaign. I think this should be approached with caution.
    The lesson here is not "apocalypse = success."
    The real lesson GW should learn from the End Times success is exactly the lesson they've already learned from the Horus Heresy line and, to a lesser extent, the Badab War books. That lesson is: if you have a large, well written, attractively presented and well supported narrative campaign spread over several large, high quality volumes and backed by works of fiction and beautiful miniatures...people will buy that stuff and enjoy it.
    The End Times stuff isn't perfect: it comes across as the work of many hands, and it seems to be a bit too casual about sweeping away huge chunks of the setting beloved of many older fans ("Bye, Kislev, bye Marienburg, farewell Tilea, so long Elves as we know them..."), but it succeeds on the whole because it's big, the quality's consistently high and it's in a setting people had forgotten they loved.
    Also there has to be that feeling of an ongoing campaign, a desire to see the next instalment: Tamurkhan was a lovely piece of work, for example, but I don't get the sense it resonated with fans as strongly as The End Times.
    40k in my opinion doesn't need an End Times campaign: it needs dozens of high quality narrative campaigns like the Badab War, the Siege of Vraks etc over the next fifty years. 40k is in the end times already: I'd like GW to show us how we got here in loving detail.
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    miles1739 reacted to ThenDoctor in The End Times baseless speculation thread   
    I believe that his body is long dead, but if a primarch were to take the throne the Emperor would take his body as his own. At least that's what I hope they'd do. No odd star child nonsense. How some would take that possession and "rebirth" would be up to much civil strife.
     
    However it's GW, so whatever answer is the most grimdarktm is what they will likely go with. So astronomicon fails New Black Crusade breaks ground on terra in the chaos and humanity has to bind itself togother in their solitude to hold the countless lines that they've dug in across the galaxy. Can the primarch save the day? Not without a likely sacrafice.
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    miles1739 got a reaction from Fgdsfg in Dark Heresy Second Edition Review   
    11 pages of the naysayer's taking turns on why they don't like the game has become old and stale really quick.
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    miles1739 got a reaction from Gridash in What happened to 2nd edition?   
    After 21 pages of debating I would've thought the mods would lock this thread.
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    miles1739 got a reaction from Gridash in Dark Heresy Second Edition Review   
    11 pages of the naysayer's taking turns on why they don't like the game has become old and stale really quick.
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    miles1739 reacted to ThenDoctor in New Supplement in the Works   
    http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_news.asp?eidn=5232
     
    So what do you guys think? I believe that it's similar to BC and that we're going to get a xenos and malleus one after this. After that I hope for Radicals and Puritans.
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