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  1. Regardless of whether it appears as either a book chapter in a tome of chaos undivided or as a supplement in its own right I would like to the black crusade equivalent of Dark Heresy 1st edition's Disciples of the Dark Gods so it could detail any particularly special threats that the games master might want to throw at the player characters such as chaos cults that don't play nice with rivals or organisations that are in fact xenos influenced such as the Amarinthine syndicate or imperial organisations. Alternatively if the games master decided to run a black crusade game where the player characters find themselves under attack and have no choice but flee they could also be used as a potential nemesis.
  2. Fresnel said: IMO the hope for Ogryns is 6th edition. GW have made the fantasy and 40k games more similar. The new Chaos SM codex is great and expands the scope of units. They have made the 40k soul grinder model usable in WFB. I think I see a general move to cross-fertilise between 40k and WFB. It is possible that they might see the sense in allowing WH40K players to field Ogre models - perhaps with a 40k conversion kit… These might be designated 'Feral Ogryn Allies'. Imagine taking a Ogryn Ninja Maneater onto the field! They would have my money. If GW did this with the new IG codex, we would see the FFG version soon after. A couple of years ago there was a white dwarf article about potential breeds of abhumans which could be used in an imperial guard regiment and one of the units listed were feral world ogryns which were supposed to be so backward in terms of their understanding and use of technology that they couldn't be trained to use ripper guns so technically your 'feral ogryn allies' already exist.
  3. If none of the PC's in your group have been designated as the team medic then you might be able to persuade them to take on the adept role due to the fact that the sister hospitallier from blood of martyrs and the verispex adept from book of judgement are able to take the medicae skill from rank 1 although, in the case of the verispex, you need spend 100 XP to buy the medicae skill as well as buying the medical kit whereas the hospitallier gets that equipment from the very beginning. The verispex can also get access to various scholastic lores at rank 1 as well though.
  4. Considering the rarity of power armour perhaps your rogue trader's enemies would be willing to deploy some equally rare weapons if the player could be considered enough of a threat? If that's the case then perhaps you might want to consider equipping enemies with haywire grenades or alternatively check out some of the mechanicus weapons in the dark heresy lost dataslate web supplement such as stasis grenades or, if you really want to try scaring the power armoured player, cataclysmus devices.
  5. Although it isn't the same area in the Warhammer 40k novel Eye of Terror by the late Barrington J. Bayley a rogue trader ends up journeying into the Eye of Terror and eventually finds out that in the Eye its possible to quickly travel across vast distances using normal ship engines, something which could normally only be done in normal space by travelling through the warp, by simply accepting that it can happen. Now considering that, in an area saturated by the warp, certain things which can normally be taken for granted such as the normal passage of time, gravity or even evolution can be abused or even thrown out the window entirely its just a matter of probably accepting that it can happen albeit at the cost of your sanity.
  6. Having read Storm of Iron I would suspect that the techno virus which turns people into obliterators would be an actual virus however I suspect that, in terms of infection rates, it would be more akin to something like the Ebola virus i.e. Very rare to encounter it outside of a particular environment like the eye of terror or maelstrom and even if someone were infected with it then it would be more likely prove to be fatal for them as opposed to them surviving it.
  7. You could also give him the Uziel/Heterodyne Station forge world origin which is available in the free lost dataslate web supplement. In the Calixis sector Uziel is a feudal world which is controlled by the machine cult and as a result it has a culture that is both primitive and advanced. in terms of character creation: Tech priests get to choose between having the rite of awe and the rite of fear talents Oher characters can choose between having the trade (agri) or trade (smith) skills as well as substituting common lore (tech) for forbidden lore (mechanicus)
  8. There is a weapon known as a ripper pistol listed on page 112 of Rogue Trader: Into the Storm which is described as being a rare and particularly nasty pistol capable of firing special bullets which are not only armour piercing but toxic as well however I couldn't say whether or not it matches the one you describe in the lathe worlds book since my copy still hasn't arrived. If my memory is correct this isn't the first time the ripper pistol has appeared in warhammer 40k though because the tabletop imperial guard character Sly Marbo is supposed to use one as well and given its description that wouldn't particularly surprise me.
  9. Wel my copy finally arrived at my FLGS yesterday along with the copy of Honour the Chapter and, after having a brief skim through it, I like what i've read so far particularly the Veiled Deceit in the denizens of the Warp section.
  10. Provided that he got the training for it and was either able to purchase or loot one, perhaps the player might also want to consider getting the krootbow listed at the bottom of p. 146 in Rogue Trader: Into the Storm?
  11. Vandegraffe said: blackwell said: I'd like to read in greater detail about the influence that the phaenonite inquisitorial faction have had on the forge world of Idumea and the branch of the machine cult known as the Empyric Engineers. Apart from that I wouldn't be adverse if they included a named personality from the Logicians as part of the Mechanicus's Most Wanted. Seconded! And since the forum software doesn't like one word replies, let me add that I'd like to see more on the Tech-Witches of Ammicus Tole, or the False Men of Nomen Ryne. So many hereteks, so little time… Cheers, - V. Don't forget about those other two hereteks whose creations are in the Creatures Anathema book; Sar Resque, the magos biologis responsible for the sinner's plagues of the Drusus Marches, and illucis grivaldi, the creator of the obliviate volitor either. Finally I hope that it won't take too long getting here once I place my order for it tomorrow considering that i'm still waiting for my copy of the Koronus Bestiary to arrive.
  12. I'd like to read in greater detail about the influence that the phaenonite inquisitorial faction have had on the forge world of Idumea and the branch of the machine cult known as the Empyric Engineers. Apart from that I wouldn't be adverse if they included a named personality from the Logicians as part of the Mechanicus's Most Wanted.
  13. if it weren't for the soporific musk characteristic that grass you generated could almost be mistaken for grave grass from the WFRP second edition book Night's Dark Masters since grave grass has five foot long underground barbed spikes which shoot out of the ground when it detects anything walking on it.
  14. Nameless2all said: blackwell said: It is also briefly mentioned in the novel The Traitor's Hand that, due to the fact that it was a mixed regiment and because it was a part of his duties as commissar of the Valhallan 597th, Ciaphas Cain occasionally had to deal with female guardsmen who ended up becoming pregnant. To help this dilemma move along, what did Cain specifically do, and was it a punishment or just a transfer thing? The section in question was one of Amberley Vail's footnotes and it reads as follows: Cain's apparent familiarity with the habits of infants is not explained anywhere else in the archive. However he was serving with a mixed regiment at the time, so its quite likely that the inevitable occurred on more than one occasion. If so, as the regimental commissar, he would have been responsible for ensuring the welfare of all concerned. From p. 518 of Ciaphas Cain: Hero of the Imperium, feel free to interpret it any way you want.
  15. It is also briefly mentioned in the novel The Traitor's Hand that, due to the fact that it was a mixed regiment and because it was a part of his duties as commissar of the Valhallan 597th, Ciaphas Cain occasionally had to deal with female guardsmen who ended up becoming pregnant.
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