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List of material worth porting from other 40kRPGs WIP

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I am a bit procrastinating from more pressing things, so I made a little list of stuff that can/should/would be ported from first edition of Dark Heresy and other 40kRPGs. I am making this WIP, as I am listing Origins and Elite advances right now. If any gets treatment in other books I just list it first time it appears. I also do not list Backround Packages and Alternate Career Ranks, as their conversion would not be straight fit into the backround/role, some of the could even be open to discussion. I also do not list non-human non-mortal options.

 

I guess some of them will be covered in DH2 supplements (Mind Cleansed and Schola Progenium), some are less likely to do so (and I really like my Sionphia, Blighted Schola and Rite of Duplessence). When/if I convert some of the list I will post them, in the meantime, I hope this list will be a good reference for cool stuff in need of converting. Probably I am going to list many cool talents present through the 40kRPG sourcebooks transform them to the DH2 aptitudes as well, sometime later...

 

Dark Heresy

Core Rulebook

Origins

Imperial World

 

Inquisitors Handbook

Origins

Mind Cleansed

Schola Progenium

Battlefleet Calixis

Dusk 

Gunmettal City - Scintilla 

Maccabeus Quintus

Sinophia

Volg Hive

 

Elite Advances

Cybernetic Resurrection

The Cult of the Red Redemption

Nascent Psyker

 

Radicals Handbook

Origins

Blighted Schola

Darkholder

Hive Mutant

The Tainted Blood of Malfi

 

Elite Advances:
Sworn Radical

Daemon Vessel

The Exorcised

Mark of the Phaeonite

 

Blood of Martyrs

Origins

Famulous Protégé

Monastic Upbringing

 

Lathe Worlds

Elite Advances

Cistron

Discordant

 

Rogue Trader

 

Core Rulebook

Origins

Death World

 

Into the Storm

Origins

Frontier World

Footfallen

Fortress World

Penal World

Child of the Dynasty

 

Elite Advances

Agent of the Throne

Gilmpse from Beyond

Rite of Duplessence

 

The Navis Primer

Elite Advances

Hexicar

Void Mad Prophet

Cog Whisperer

 

Only War

 

Core Rulebook

Origins

Penitent

Krieg

Tallaran

 

Hammer of the Emperor

Origins

Agri-World

Feudal World

Mining Colony

Armageddon

Atilla

Last Chance

Tanith

 

Shield of Humanity

Origins

Lathe World

Post-Cataclymic World

 

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Why completely skip Black Crusade? There's a treasure-trove of things in there that should be ported. Rituals, Path to Power, Daemon Weapons, Daemon Engines, etc.

 

And Social Combat and Minions! I for one, welcome our new, crunchy, rules-heavy overlords. But I think it would be better to wait for FFG to publish first player supplement, that will give us more framework for rules extensions. Thus I think its playing safe by porting the origins, elite advances and talents (and guns, but there is this awesome 40k Armory project flying on forums). 

 

I have yet to take a look at psychich powers. but Theospamy, Voidfrost (Cryomancy) and Soulward (whats its name) should also be remade, not to mention various psychic powers in many many supplements. Oh and I am willing to bet my money, that as we have Daemonology Discipline in current TT 40k, it will make comback in RPG (since as far as I know, Inquistior Narrative Wargame). Major Sorceries from DH1 could be used as guideline of typical powers. 

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Well, I'm looking forward to see what you come up with, seeing as how I'll probably look at it several times over, since I've got a fair amount of porting to do myself, for my Only War-based Unified Ruleset.

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I must look closely on how is DH2 and OW aptitude system similiar or same. I hade pretty big file with many DH, RT, DW and BC talents for usage in Only War. Adding the more chaosy ones I did not use (seriously, Guard Psyker with RH Tainted Psyker talents would not be right), I might have something useful already. I just hope it survived my last cogitator failure by vicious scrappcode and assorted technogremlins :(

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Lathe World Rules

A character from a lathe world applies the following benefits during character creation:

Characteristic modifiers
+ Intelligence, + Perception OR + Ballistic Skill, – Fellowship

Fate Threshold
2 (Emperor’s Blessing 4+)

Home World bonus
The True Flesh: Lathe world characters posess the Mechanicus Implant Traits. In addition their potentia coil is specifically enhanced to meet the high energy needs of integrated weapons.
Isolated by machines: -10 penalty to any Interaction Test to interact with characters who are not also from a Lathe World, Forge World or are initiates of the Adeptus Mechanicus.
Lore of the Omnissiah: Lathe world characters start with Lore (Adeptus Mechanicus), Linguistic (Techna Lingua) and can swap one skill from the Backround option with Logic OR Tech-Use.

Home World Aptitude
Intelligence

Wounds
A feral world character starts with 8+1d5 wounds.

Recommended Backgrounds
Adeptus Administratum, Adeptus Arbites,
Adeptus Mechanicus, Imperial Guard

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Gunmetall City

 

Characteristics Modifiers: + Agility, + Perception,  - Willpower

Fate Threshold: 2 (Emperor’s Blessing 9+)

Home World Bonus: Packing Iron: If you are, for any reason without a usable gun, either

because you have been disarmed, caught unawares, or run out of ammunition, you take a –5 penalty on all Tests.

Way of the Gun: Ballistic Skill +5; begin play with the Weapon Skill (SP) talent; +5 bonus on Tech Use Tests involving projectile firearms.

Hiver Skill: Lingusitics (Metallican Hive Dialect)

Home World Aptitude: Ballistic Skill

Wounds: 8+1d5

Recommended Backgrounds: Adeptus Arbites, Adeptus Mechanicus,

Imperial Guard, Outcast

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