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  1. Probably the most frequently taken out of context quote in all of history. In the context of the play, what is basically being said is "If you want to destabilize a country and plunge it into anarchy, the first thing you do is kill all the lawyers" Ironically this is the same kind of twisting around the obvious intend of a statement, that is to blame for making the notion so popular in the first place. The scene in question looks in no way more favourable on lawyers than it does on weak beer. It's the punchline in a series of promises too good to be true and lawyers are the butt of the joke.
  2. I don't want to go too deeply into an argument about the nature of loan words and whether a word can still be considered to be part of it's language of origin, once it's viewed inside the context of a different language, but it should suffice to say that this does not mean it's not a German word. And considering that this is a German video and Imperium is a perfectly fine German word that can be found in any decent dictionary, I highly doubt that the guy writing the captions was just randomly penning them in Latin. Besides 'empire' has been localized in Germany as 'Imperium' since at least the year 1980, 7 years before 40k was even released.
  3. Well that is what they are playing, what's your problem with the caption? They are playing Imperial not Imperium. Imperium is Warhammer 40K human empire. It's German...
  4. Well that is what they are playing, what's your problem with the caption?
  5. Depends entirely on the circumstances. If an inquisitor tells a lowly enginseer on an imperial world to jump the most likely answer he will get is "how high". If he tries the same thing with the Fabricator General of a major forgeworld (let alone of Mars itself) if he gets a reply at all it will most likely be a question regarding how far he would like it shoved up his own arse. They say crime doesn't pay, but since that is a lie, they might be.
  6. The Oberon has been around since the middle of M32 at the very least. Unless the Oberon involved in the War of the Beast was one the very first of its class, it wouldn't be that unexpected to see one in early M31. Also the nature of the Oberon as a jack of all trades that unlike other battleship designs makes it far less reliant on escorts, means it is the perfect ship for the purpose of this game.
  7. I would argue the exact opposite of this. I have yet to meet a player who doesn't buy at least +20 to dodge, with elite advances if necessary and why wouldn't they? It's not really expensive XP it's rather cheap to be honest. In fact most of them buy a whole lot more than that. It's incredibly easy to aquire a dodge skill somewhere in the 70-90ies and absolutely do-able to bring it over a 100. If you think that it's unfun to be hit by a shot fired by someone with a 70 bs and 4 degrees of success despite your investment of a whole 400 to get to a 40 dodge (assuming +10 dodge and fairly poor agility) then what do you think how fun it is if you threw thousands of experience points out of the window on better melee skills and talents when your are literally unable to even land a single hit because that Harlequin has a clonefield, step aside and well ove a 100 dodge? The only difference is that you trade deadliness for survivability for skilled combatants, possibly resulting in endless bogged down fighting. Have you ever seen a fight between a well kitted out mid to high level group of RT characters fighting their equals of eldar? Nobody hits anybody anymore without everybody ganging up on one target. And if you think not being able dodge because your atacker landed too good a shot then how do you feel about not being able to dodge because you are drowning in space clowns? It turns a fight against Harlequins into a circus.
  8. Brilliant. I'm stealing this idea. That idea is actually straight from the books. Into the Storm section on social interactions, if I am not mistaken.
  9. Why would you lose profit factor for a good quality one? A typical rogue trader wouldn't lose profit factor if the leg were made out of solid gold. In fact it would be an insult to his person to settle for anything less expensive. The things you lose profit factor just for buying are pretty much limited to aquisitions on a planetary scale, eg. building a colony. Possibly, but not neccessarily. Also you can avoid losing profit factor to misfortunes. But if I were to wake up facing an inquisitor in person my profit factor would be the least of my worries. If it's of normal quality there is really no difference so why bother? And if you really want the free sprint talent just replace both legs, it's not as if that will cost more. Edit: can someone explain to me why my middle paragraph spoilered itself? I swear this forum uses some of the worst code I have ever encountered.
  10. That is not how Lagrange points work. In fact common sense will immediately tell you that L2 experiences more gravitational pull than any other orbit of the same altitude. The only one that might make sense is L1, but even then I am not sure. In fact I think it's still worse than approaching from the other side of the system if only for the fact that it's less like jumping face first into a shotglass of water.
  11. It is mentioned in the combat rules as an option for when the GM is feeling sadistic.
  12. I would guess the main reason is to stop navigators from taking the psyker mutation to get that sweet psy rating bonus on their navigator powers. Also the same reason that prevents vampires from becoming werewolves, because stacking templates gets really silly really fast.
  13. A decade is really not as much as it may seem in a Rogue Trader game. A decade of real space time may just be enough time to fly half the way back to the Expanse and then turn around to pick the guy back up. Depending on how good the navigator is you might even actually get there and pick up some snacks on Scinitlla before flying back to Terra.
  14. Except the Inquisition's entire purpose is to somewhat side-step the usual hierarchies. Yes Rogue Traders are peers of the Imperium, but so are planetary governours and those most certainly do fall under the perview of the inquisition. However, that still doesn't mean that the inquisitor can judge a Rogue Trader as simply as he can judge other peers of the Imperium (and easy in this case of course still means literally buildings full of paper work, but that is why the adept is an archetypical Inquisitorial Acolyte). Because as you correctly said there are certain things that are expected of Rogue Traders. And the reason for that is that they literally have a piece of paper that says the can do those things. And this leads to what we already know: If you broker some xenos artefacts there is little an inquisitor can and will do. If you open fire on the Scintillan system monitor ships, because they wouldn't surrender their vessels to you, they can and will.
  15. Might I just point out, that the Sororitas are just as much individuals like everyone else. Well not everyone else, of course, but I see no reason why a a sister would be any different from any other kind of missionary. In fact I would say that there is that the most obvious way to integrate a sister into a standard rogue trader group is to play a missionary in power armor, which most will end up wearing sooner or later anyway. And the most obvious reason why a sister would consider traveling with a Rogue Trader is because she is exactly the kind of sister that would have least problem with a Rogue Trader behaving like one. Of course she would tend to take a more religious position than other characters, but so would any other missionary. If anything I believe that a sister would be less of a problem than the obligatory tech priest.
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