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    Firebeard got a reaction from Xcapobl in Gaea's Revenge = Unsurvivable   
    i live in Australia mate............. 90% of the worlds population of dangerous animals live here hehehe
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    Firebeard got a reaction from deeth82 in Gaea's Revenge = Unsurvivable   
    i live in Australia mate............. 90% of the worlds population of dangerous animals live here hehehe
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    Firebeard reacted to van Riebeeck in need help with a character   
    Just say no. If he is a good player (both IC and OOC) he will understand and come up with another cool and interesting concept. Playing a Xenos character in an Imperial game is never a right, but at most a request one can make at the GM and the other players, as it has the potential to cause massive disruption in the campaign and within the group dynamics.
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    Firebeard reacted to venkelos in Having Trouble Understanding Money   
    Yep, even some of the paltriest Rogue Traders often have the equivalent resources of a planetary governor (one or two might even try to match a Sector Lord), and most Rogue Traders actually seem to have more liquid assets, and a better "cash flow", if you will, as you imagine many of their earnings, and expenses, happening in the background, while they do all the cool, heroic, or terrible stuff. They can easily buy one of almost anything, and if they are going to outfit a force, they might get cheap, they might not, but it's still a small matter for them. Also, if you've ever traveled abroad, you might know how annoying exchanging money can be. Now, imagine how that (doesn't) work in a galaxy like 40k? You might use Thrones, while I might use crystal ingots, or water barrels. We might be techno-savages, and barely even have a concept of "money". Profit Factor means you don't have to convert capital between various locales, as you have access to a wide variety of stuff, and can make them available, through your assets.
     
    I'll grant that the book's abstract method, on money, can suck. If I want to buy something, it never really explains what connection I have to my distant funds, like I own a debit card, or a credit card, or if I want to bribe my way into a meeting, where I really shouldn't be, it might be nice to know how many thrones I actually have, on my person, to bribe them, there on the spot, if I'm not going to just cow them with my presence, but that can be an easy number to calculate, ahead of time; look in DH1, see how their money works, and assume you can carry a lot, if you're into that. Mostly, it's that Profit Factor is so much MORE than money, consisting of your name, your prestige, your lineage, wealth, trade routes, business interests, families indebted to you, colonies you've launched, and on. it can be hard, IMO, to know what all your dynasty might have, under their belt, when they need to liquidate something, for a big expense, but it takes a BIG expense to usually dent your PF, such as purchasing a rare ship component, or a new ship, altogether. Misfortunes can also do it, I think, as you make mistakes, and you can't oversee every facet of your enterprise, all the time.
     
    It's sort of a fun bit of the game. If your player says they want something, they can probably get it (you finally CAN have anything you want ). If you've ever spent a whole other game, waiting till you had the money needed to by that one magic sword, or that one pimped out gun, that one other high-end, expensive, and rare item, you might appreciate what even a relatively new RT player CAN get their hands on, after being just a little bit successful. If you want something that, even in RT, is "rare, expensive, and hard to get", like a new ship, or a rare part for the one you already have, access to an actual Saint's relic, or just the most pimped out gear you can describe (the stuff that gets up to (Near) Unique rarity), you actually get to just role play for it, at least partly, and sometimes the biggest trick is just finding it, and the person who wants to sell it (or you don't ask, and take it from him; it's grimdark, after all). Once you get past the seeming limitations of the vagueness of it all, it might actually seem pretty liberating to not have to keep track of all that bean-counting, or being just a few gold short. Certainly, even with all the massive assets of a Rogue Trader, you CAN fail to find, or get it, that's chance 9the luck of the dice), and it can be annoying, but you can also grab up some awesome stuff, and have a really fun game.
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    Firebeard got a reaction from Robin Graves in You know you're playing Rogue Trader when…   
    when the RT, after being teleported and saved from near total TPK (enacted by the players who decided to use an orbital bombardment on top of themselves to prevent a Chaos Daemon incursion) by a Deathwatch ship, gets teleported back to his own ship and ends up in the ladies shower room and ends up being raped by an extremely horny, extremely butt naked, female Ogryn.
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    Firebeard got a reaction from SCKoNi in You know you're playing Rogue Trader when…   
    when the RT, after being teleported and saved from near total TPK (enacted by the players who decided to use an orbital bombardment on top of themselves to prevent a Chaos Daemon incursion) by a Deathwatch ship, gets teleported back to his own ship and ends up in the ladies shower room and ends up being raped by an extremely horny, extremely butt naked, female Ogryn.
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    Firebeard got a reaction from Routa-maa in You know you're playing Only War when   
    - When, while in zero gravity, you manage to flip a Hellhound by a tech priest lifting it causing it to do a barrel roll over an enemy line while spraying fiery liquid death upon the enemy. and lands it without taking any damage when the gravity is turned back on.
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    Firebeard got a reaction from Robin Graves in You know you're playing Only War when   
    - When, while in zero gravity, you manage to flip a Hellhound by a tech priest lifting it causing it to do a barrel roll over an enemy line while spraying fiery liquid death upon the enemy. and lands it without taking any damage when the gravity is turned back on.
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    Firebeard got a reaction from Commediante in You know you're playing Only War when   
    - When, while in zero gravity, you manage to flip a Hellhound by a tech priest lifting it causing it to do a barrel roll over an enemy line while spraying fiery liquid death upon the enemy. and lands it without taking any damage when the gravity is turned back on.
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    Firebeard got a reaction from Robin Graves in Gaea's Revenge = Unsurvivable   
    i live in Australia mate............. 90% of the worlds population of dangerous animals live here hehehe
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    Firebeard reacted to cpteveros in Updated Character Sheet   
    There was a really good bare-bones character sheet posted on this forum last year, I believe. I would check it out, my table has been using it for a long time and we really like it. No graphics, no color, just very printer friendly.
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    Firebeard reacted to Brother Malachai in Do we have to tell a story?   
    With all due respect, I find it hard to believe the "solo" guy is in the military as you pretty much get pounded into your head that you are a team and success depends on the team working together as a unit from day one.  You're pretty much taught being a lone gunman is a sure-fire way of getting yourself killed.
     
    -Former U.S. Army btw. 
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