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  1. Magos Militant Arcturus

    Death Heresy!

    Charm: Grants the "Charmed" talent as per the Void Born background package. If the Charmed talent is already possessed, then it triggers on a 9 or 10, rather than just a 9. The Techpriest's starting 1d10 spare parts: Using a spare part grants a +5 on any Tech-Use test. If the character specifies the part on creation and it happens to be specifically applicable, this bonus becomes +15. (I.E. Timmy the Techpriest says that 4 of his spare parts are wires and one is a cog. Later, he is repairing a dataslate. The cog does not help, but the wire can and adds +15).
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    AP differences on same material

    Indeed, as above: Think of Flak Chest Plate (or whatever it is called) as being Class III A - rated to stop pistol rounds and some shotgun blasts. Think of Guard Flak Armor as being Class IV - rated to stop some rifle rounds in addition to the above. Even in real life, the armor may be made of similar materials, but varying weights, shapes, and thicknesses vary the protective capabilities quite a bit.
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    The Reclusive Explorator

    I've been watching this thread from the shadows, and I think that perhaps your Free-Thinking PC might have more to him than meets the eye. If you're familiar with the other Dark Heresy books, Disciples of the Dark Gods has a cult in it of progressive, non-religious, innovative Tech-Priests called the Logicians. Perhaps you could spice his life up a bit by having him encounter a Logician starship / Servitor / member. That could be a whole new campaign theory. The reason for this being that the Logicians also eschew direct combat, and can provide tools and services to tech-priests that are more suited for less combaty characters. Provided he's ok with going full Heretek - of course, progressiveness and innovation are heresy. My DH Magos is a Logician (of course covertly), and its lots of fun working behind the scenes in non-combat roles while still being the traditionally non-sneaky techpriest.
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    Hybrid Roles - Medicae as an Elite Advance at Character Gen

    Fresnel said: ItsUncertainWho said: Apothecaries are trusted with the deepest, darkest secrets of their Chapters gene seed. To keep heretical secrets about how far mutated their chapter is, is a grave responsibility and burden which would not be given or taken lightly. A DW Apothecary is in a unique position to be given access to the dark heart of many other Chapters and be trusted never to speak of what he knows. I think this aspect of Apothecaries is understated in the book. Perhaps, but the issue here is a team-member with training in battlefield first aid - they are not maintaining/monitoring the teams implants. That job is still with the true Apothecaries. Digging out a heavy slugga round and reattaching a torn muscle doesn't (normally) require such secrets. It does require such secrets when you have to dig through a physiology that the Mechanicus only holds a tenuous understanding of, with several inhuman organs which have unknown and often undesired effects. Could YOU dig through a space marine's torso with lifeguard training from your local Red Cross?
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    Techmarines and multiple attacks?

    frightening servo arms (2d10+14 pen 10 no other melle weapon is that strong) LIES! The powerfist on a Str. 5 character (easily done with a bit of effort) does 2d10+15. On str. 6 it goes up to a staggering 2d10 + 18!
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    Smite + "Death is Joy" armor = ridiculous?

    Xalendar said: As there are psychic hoods and force weapon there can be librarian tuned armor. An armor that have served librarians for century is probably attuned to the immaterium and give power of the warp the same bonus than other armor give "normal" attacks. Don't forget that even if it is know considered as "arcane" and "witchcraft" there is such thing as psy-tech in w40k (psychic hoods, force weapons, aegis coating, psy dampers, etc.). Wouldn't the Armor's history then say something about "being issued to librarians"? Or would they just issuse psy-reactive armor to regular people in the hopes that a Librarian gets it later?
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    Why are these boltguns better?

    Back to the question of the "Astartes" bolt guns... I personally think that this is totally out of whack. I recently transferred from Ascension to Deathwatch, and it is ridiculous how much better the guns got for the PC's. I will, below, illustrate what happened and possibly provide a counter to some of the arguments I've read in this thread agreeing with the current incarnation of Bolt Weapons. I played a Magos in Ascension. A Magos Militant, one of the Council of the Lathes who was given the most ancient, revered, and powerful equipment to hunt enemy Tech-Hereteks and put them down. I was given anything I required (given time), including master-crafted bolt weapons with suspensors, hypervelocity rounds, and sights. Now, I am a Marine. I'm a supersoldier, yes, but I am not a respected member of the only organization in the Imperium that knows how to make boltguns, and I am most certainly not capable of manufacturing my own like a Magos. But, mine is twice as powerful because I'm huge... ...but wait! The Magos has Exemplar of the Machine! He's huge! He's made of metal, wears powered combat armor blessed by the Avatars of the Omnissiah... ...and still is too small to use and carry an Astartes boltgun? He could've BUILT one for the Machine's sake. That's what gets me, ultimately. Even the people in the fluff who are as badass as Marines, and in some cases more badass even than Grey Knights (ref. Dark Adeptus; Archmagos Saphentis) and who manufacture the weapons for said Marines, cannot use them. Why can't they use them? Because some jerkoff in the warehouse slapped "Astartes" on the side of the shipping box?
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    Alternative method to generating characteristics

    Our GM allowed us to roll 9 (one for each stat) sets of d10s. We were allowed to reroll any one of our choosing (the lowest, usually) and then assign the results to whichever stats we wanted!
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    Talents

    If I knew how to twist my body in a 180 at the waist (Agility 70, unnatural (2x) let's say), and then I suddenly lose some Agility (Agility 30, now), I can't spin through a 180 at the waist no matter how well I remember the technique; at least, not without hurting myself! If I knew how to drive a car (Int 30), then suddenly got hit in the head with a baseball bat (Int 15, now), I wouldn't be able to drive. No matter if I used to be able to.
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    Hits from flamers and dodging them

    The "Agility Test" that flamers force the opponent to take can be thought of as the replacement for the Player not having to roll BS. So effectively the player auto-hits aside from the agility test. Flamers can be dodged, too, just as that section says, since the agility test is only to see if you catch on fire, not to avoid the damage.
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    Magos that hits like a ton of bricks - bad?

    Magos Militant Arcturus said: I will get back to you all when I ask the "Rules Questions" people if the Machine trait stacks with armor. I would like to know definitively! I got an answer back: It does indeed stack, but the armor would need to be re-sized for such a large, Exemplar-of-Metal-esque person!
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    Magos that hits like a ton of bricks - bad?

    I will get back to you all when I ask the "Rules Questions" people if the Machine trait stacks with armor. I would like to know definitively!
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    Radical or Puritan Poll.

    Seraphael said: Magos Militant Arcturus said: Also, to actually be helpful: I play a definite Cult Mechanicus character in my primary character. He (it?) does NOT believe the Emperor is an aspect of the Omnissiah, because as a Magos he has seen the "truth" (that has been mentioned in Titanicus). He believes that the Omnissiah is separate from, and more powerful than, the dead Flesh-God. Needless to say, I have the Rival (Imperial Cult) and Enemy (Ecclesiarchy) talents, but the Inquisition won't (hasn't yet) interfered in intra-Mechanicus matters. Sounds like a groovy concept. What is the 'truth' in Titanicus? Looks like another book for me to keep an eye out for, then... 'Course, the Inquisition might leave you alone, but I'd watch your back around your sect mates. Start running around telling people that the Emperor isn't the Machine God's avatar, and you'll probably wake up one morning as a shiny new servitor. Probably one assigned to latrine duty... In Titanicus, there's a Schism between two sects of the Mechanicus. On the Forge-World Orestes, a Chaos attack has forced the Adeptus Mechanicus to open vaults of ancient, forbidden knowledge to beat them. Somewhere in those vaults, a datum is found (or a collection of data) which, when one of the Adepts sees it, compels him to spread it around to the others: it is "irrefutable proof" that the Emperor and the Omnissiah are unrelated and in fact in opposition. The only way a civil war is averted is through the deterrence of the pair of Titan Legions which are stationed there. The Legion from Mars already knew that the Emperor and the Omnissiah were not the same, but the Mechanicus has long kept that fact secret. The Legion from Orestes was in opposition, and only very careful diplomatic maneuvering prevented civil war... Although the planetary PDF (under the command of the Imperial Governor, not the Admech) did besiege the main forge-stack.
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    Radical or Puritan Poll.

    Also, to actually be helpful: I play a definite Cult Mechanicus character in my primary character. He (it?) does NOT believe the Emperor is an aspect of the Omnissiah, because as a Magos he has seen the "truth" (that has been mentioned in Titanicus). He believes that the Omnissiah is separate from, and more powerful than, the dead Flesh-God. Needless to say, I have the Rival (Imperial Cult) and Enemy (Ecclesiarchy) talents, but the Inquisition won't (hasn't yet) interfered in intra-Mechanicus matters.
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    Radical or Puritan Poll.

    Morangias said: The Machine Cult is not amused by petty factions of the Inquisition. Only one way exists, the way of the Machine God. Death to Omnissiah's enemies! "++CORPUS FINIS++MACHINA MAGNUS++POTESTAS OMNISSIAH++OMNISSIAH VULT++DEATH TO THE ENEMIES OF THE MACHINE-GOD++CORPUS FINIS..."
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