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  1. Sna

    Random ideas for a campaign

    For our years-long (still running) RT campaign our DM took a lot of inspiration from Pathfinder Kingmaker, which includes various adventures and flashpoints that sees all players together, but also had a whole system for all of them ruling their separate realms \ kingdoms. Could be worth considering? For our own part we have adventures as a party, but downtime that sees one or more of us taking ships for personal and dynastic projects. This is all downtime, tho - most playing time is spent as a group.
  2. Yeah, I also still use it for random exploring, or fleshing out bits for curious players.
  3. In our campaign we treat the monitor as system ships, albeit with weapons on par with a heavily armed warship. Monitor vessels generally carry one category larger weapons then their size normally allows. Often carrying salvaged or surplus capital grade turrets they keep systems safe on a budget - not needing a warp engine frees a lot of space and power in a conventional warship in game terms, and significantly reduces how much crew you need and how much specialist support ( No navigator necessary, often not even an Astropath, a lot less Ad Mech reps to keep everything running ). This fits nicely with the history of actual monitor ships which would defend coastal regions, specific ports or do regional / river warfare on a budget. Often armed with weapon systems salvaged from older ships. Our Dynasty has quite a few, building mostly medium ( light cruiser size ) and heavy ( cruiser size ) planetary defense ships, in order to defend our colonies. We also have a squad on loan from the Imperial Navy for services rendered. Ownership will probably vary from system to system, tho I agree that the Imperial Navy would own them by default.
  4. Still alive, and still playing it. Keeping an eye on Wrath and Glory, but for the moment it does not seem to include an RT option from the start so we'll be kicking it around in the Koronus Expanse for a long while to come. Also, trying to infiltrate Iniquity poses a few unique problems for high level RT characters with 'Legend of the Expanse'. Love this game.
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    Review of Rogue Trader

    Gave it a look, but it is not my thing. I agree that the Warhammer and 40k universe feel more then a bit dated in certain assumptions and roles, but it is also egalitarian in the way that everybody is screwed and has equal chances of being eaten by the 'Nids. I have always found the '200% Man-Sauce Marines' a bit odd, but I generally enjoy the lore and books - in particular Imperial Armour, Execution Hour, Galaxy in Flames, Know No Fear, Eisenhorn and pretty much everything else by Dan Abnett. Even with the dated elements the Most Holy Ecclesiarcy et alia has never cared who you love, sleep with or identify as, as long as you do it adoring the God-Emperor while purging Xenos. For all the many reasons I'd never want to live in that universe, that is not one of them. I think your opinions come from a good place but I generally hold the media I prefer to high standards in regards to sourcing, research and good reporting. This video feels more then a bit hasty in drawing conclusions from assumptions-without-context. Still, I am intrigued by the idea of viewing our current day and age through the lense of the 40k universe, so if at some point you take a look at those I will be sure to have a gander.
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