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  1. In theory it is. Both the Gauntlets of Ultramar and the axe Morkai were both taken from Chaos Champions.
  2. That is literally the backstory of my DIY chapter =D
  3. AT this point, I'm more interested in what DH 2.0 will do for DW
  4. In the Astartes world, even more so during the Great Crusade, death is the punishment if you just so much hint at disloyalty or disrespect toward your superiors, your Chapter and ofcourse the Emperor himself. ANYONE that hear him boo at the Emperor would take him into custody for interrogation and later execution, there are no excuses and no reasons accepted. I'm sorry your players weren't up to the task =/
  5. I'm more interested in CSM then anything else. How different are they from BC ?? Is it possible to RE to pay an astartes type of game ?
  6. Dulahan said: Kshatriya said: 1. That seemed to be the biggest criticism of Black Crusade. Seriously? That was always the thing people liked most about BC in my opinion. The Biggest Criticism was always "I don't want to be a villain…" And BC sorta forces that on you. RPGnet and other big RPG circles, at least, the Class System is seen as the biggest weakness of the entire line. I'm SO happy that Only War has finally done away with it in a way that works and lets you be the… well, not Chaos Guys. Yeah and that's why I started the thread asking for a classles advance system for DW.
  7. Kshatriya said: Dulahan said: Frankly this would be perfect for representing Space Marines. By the time they make the Deathwatch odds are they have gotten to Tactical Marine level. Or were particularly skilled at lower levels. It makes sure all have the sort of opportunities of a Tactical Marine, but if you're particularly inclined to more melee focuses, or shooting, or whatever. Your aptitudes will help give you a better advance schema. Plus it will can the artificial "Sorry, you can't take the next melee talent you want because you're still two Career Ranks away" - so much for being an amazing Astartes Swordsman who got accepted to the Deathwatch! It's stated in the Core that Codex DW marines have served in the Devastator, Tactical, and Assault roles at least once in their home Chapter before taking the Specialty in the Deathwatch. Yes that's exactly my problem with how advances works for DW, no regard for the fluff whatsoever.. They erving in Reserve Companies where you as a devastator, assault and then tactical marine BEFORE been shipped to Battle Companies where they decide what they are going to be. And I'm assuming it's at that point that you might be selected for a role in the DW. That is mandatory for all codex chapters and blood angels (and descendants) so how come they lack any skill/talent to simulate that like IE jump packs skill ? Please FFG Look this up and delivers us with cool new advances rules like BC and OW =D
  8. Dulahan said: I was thinking there has to be a way to do OW style advances in DW too… And hoping it will happen in such a way as to not invalidate older books. Well, OW isn't even out yet and unless someone that worked on it is willing to do the legwork (then again they are going to do it anyway either way I guess =P) we'll have to rely on FFG for this, hence the request thread.
  9. HappyDaze said: Lucius Valerius said: Between BC and OW it looks like we are witnessing a 2.0 evolution of the game and that bring me hope for the whole game. Abandon that hope. FFG moves forward and rarely looks back. Each game that comes out uses a more updated and refined version of the rules, but you don't really see these put back into the older games (look at the psyker rules in DH which have been updated and refined four times now). Even the 'revised/errata weapon stats' were, IIRC, made for Deathwatch and then showed up in the next product - BC. So my only hope is to dream of an hypothetical future release of a SM oriented game or an expansion of OW that has nothing to do with DW ?
  10. Posting here hoping someone at FFG actually check the forum from time to time. I know some of the guys that work with FFG does and post regularly so maybe someone else does. I'm a big fan of FFG work on 40K rpg and every new game brings more interesting developments to the core mechanics for combat, advancements and so forth and been a Ultramarine player in TT (6000 points of army so far and growing) I love playing DW as one of the smurfs =D. What I didn't really appreciated was the way how advance tables works as I have always found them either too rigid or not making much sense from a fluff standpoint (I understand the need for balance classes and avoid minmaxing but still..) and I overjoyed when BC was released and allowed to play marines with a little bit more freedom in term of choices for how your character advances. From what I understand OW works similarly to BC for what concerns advances while retaining a DW feel to classes and that makes me much more inclined to buy the the product once it's released. Between BC and OW it looks like we are witnessing a 2.0 evolution of the game and that bring me hope for the whole game. I would be possible to publish an update, much like it was done with the FAQ with the updated weapon dmg, for DW to have alternate advances progression or whatnot that follow BC/OW template ?
  11. With the preview of the Thousand Sons Sorcerer from Tome of Fate we now have an idea of how Legion members looks stat wise compared to general Chaos Marines from the core rule. I was wondering if anyone tried to come up with the archetypes for other legions since it will be a long time coming before we have official rules for the others. Edit: Or for loyalist chapter for that matter…
  12. WittyDroog said: But, barring that. I really would like a "WHRP40k" Compendium that puts a final stamp on the ruleset. I wouldn't mind rebuying second editions of all the games if they were reprinted as splatbooks for the main, unified ruleset. Yeah I couldn't agree more with this..
  13. ROLE: Player LOOKING FOR: Group TYPE OF GAME: Face-to-face SESSION SPECIFICS: REGION: London SESSION TIME AND TIMEZONE: No preferences GAME STYLE: Narrative with some action COMMENTS: Just moved to London and I'm fluent in english but never actually played an rpg in english.
  14. On DW core at the beginning of page 245. It changes in BC tho where you can swap DoS with the dmg dealt by one of the dmg dices.
  15. bladerunner_35 said: Saibot said: The reason I think Rank-progression and tables are a good idea is because I feel that at least in a DH 2.0 certain Skills and Talents should not be immediatetly available, no matter how much the players save up. Your promising Guard conscript that for some inscrutable reason was recruited by an Inquisitor should not have Eye of Vengeance. Why shouldn't he? I agree, why shouldn't he ? Different people have different abilities, even in the same profession. Some of my Jarheah friends are compleatelly different from one another, why should guardsmen be all the same ?
  16. Has anyone put any actual effort into this ?
  17. HappyDaze said: Lucius Valerius said: The only problem I see is for a DW SM that starting at 13k is far behind a CSM from BC or any other character for that matter. The Chosen from BC (which covers pretty much all but librarians duties) needs only 2k more xp to be have all the abilities a DW counterpart has (with the sole exception of DW training special ability). Unless I missed it, CSMs in Black Crusade get neither a Solo Mode Ability (they get an Archetype-based ability, but it doesn't scale up like the DW ones) nor do they get the (quite powerful) Squad Mode options of a DW Kill-team. However, I do agree that the higher the starting point of a WH40KRPG character across the lines, the harder it is for them to keep up once xp is added to bring everyone up to a certain point. DH characters are, ironically enough, the most skilled and talented characters you can make at 13,000xp. That is correct BUT on the other hand 5k xp worth in advancments are more then enough to turn a "rank 1" CSM into a very nasty enemy while a DWSM is just a rank 1. The CSM would have multiple attacks, increased parry and dodge, counterattack for melee and so on, you know the gist...
  18. The only problem I see is for a DW SM that starting at 13k is far behind a CSM from BC or any other character for that matter. The Chosen from BC (which covers pretty much all but librarians duties) needs only 2k more xp to be have all the abilities a DW counterpart has (with the sole exception of DW training special ability).
  19. Cifer said: there are both sources where Astartes are bulkier humans as well as those where it's often mentioned that they're definitely and recognizably not. Reading about the implantation process and its results leads me to the second opinion. As was noted (I believe it was either MILLANDSON or N0-1), the proportions, looks and grace of motions of an Astartes are decidedly different from those of normal humans. After this I was curious about how an astartes would look like outside his armor and made a quick experiment involving photoshop and youtube. I'm familiar with Philip Sibbering work on the anatomy of the astartes but it has always had something wrong to me about it. So I went on youtube and looked for one of the biggest wrestlers I know of (bar Big Show) and that is Nathan Jones, 7 feet tall for 350 lb. I took a screenshot while he was standing still and layered over a picture of a scout marine (the lack of armor made it easier to evaluate the proportions ) first and then on an fully armored one both from the GW book "How To Paint Space Marines" and shocker he overlay the image quite well. The scout pic is the top left one at page 40 and the fully armored is still top left at page 41 if you guys want to try yourself.
  20. Cifer said: And to put a stop to it from my perspective: Corebook, page 49: "A Chaos Space Marine is generally incapable of blending in with human society. Their enlarged physique and extensive modifications are distinctive amongst virtually every human population." First of all I'm asking a question not starting an argument here, ok ? 1) I haven't ever read any of the 40K published books since they are just reaching my country but I remember someone mention before in one of the SW books (one of the Ragnar serie) that at one point they meet Fallen and even the SW aren't sure if he's even a SM at all. Has this notion been retconned over the years or am I missing something ? 2) Does this quote concern CSM or Astartes in general ? I'm trying to understand this from a fluff POW. If illustrations are of any indication, the average heretic and/or chaos worshiper can't possibly pass for human with all the chaos crosses and other amenities tatooed or carved on their bodie.
  21. SubtleCadaver said: Lucius Valerius said: MILLANDSON said: H.B.M.C. said: Marines in Deathwatch suffer the penalties for being Hulking (other than the +10 to hit), so why would Black Crusade be any different. BYE Exactly. I think it's pretty obvious what was intended by the rules for Black Carapace - it's just that the part in the armour section makes it sound like it is completely ignored. Unless is yet something else that has been changed with BC.. Ah, so you're a munchkin. Fine by me. Just saying, then massive Space Marines don't suffer ANY penalties for stealth, in Power Armour, when they used to suffer -30. Pretty sure the actual rules for the Black Carapace are correct. Huh ? I'm a munchkin just because I stated something that may or may be not that obvious ? How many things have changed since DW ? Semi auto and full auto are back to half actions, you call that munchkin ? Same goes for swift and lightning attack. CSM starts at 8k xp as opposite to their DW counterpart which means by the time they reach 13k they are combat monsters. That's munchkin then ? Because sure as hell I didn't made those changes. Size itself doesn't really mean inability to sneak around, SM on both sides have a neural connection with their armor, it doesn't move because their muscle move it, it's their brain that tells the armor what to do .. and then tell the Fenrisian wolfs they are too big to sneak around heh Until official word is issued, this is all guesswork you know.
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