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Insane inquisitors.

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I looked at some of the bits in Ascension about a PC becoming an inquisitor and noticed it seems to be impossible to become an inquisitor without racking up a few insanity points from the various rites and rituals you must pass thru. Also it seems like becoming even an interrogator has some near mandatory insanity points accumulation.

 

So, on average about how many insanity points should a new inquisitor have? Anyone ever work that out?

 

 

 

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Based on Ascension, when generating a new character at rank 9 and up, you give them 8d10 Insanity points, minus 1d10 per point of willpower bonus. Given you have to expend 15,000 XP to get there, including increases to willpower and buying off insanity, kinda hard to come up with a range. Instead, maybe take a look at the transition package "A Mind Repurposed" for characters with immense accumulated Insanity. The package is supposed to be a last resort to save a valuable servant on their last legs mentally, and their new Insanity score of 1d10+4 could be interpreted to be "as good as it gets" for a grizzled veteran. That seems to be a good starting point  for an Insanity 'floor' for someone who has advanced that far without expending the time and experience to actively purge their insanity.

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I just kinda wanted to emphasize a point here to players and GMs: basically everyone in the 40k universe is insane.  I mean the books make some characters look like great guys. Roboute Guilleman, Gregor Eisenhorn, Ihram Gaunt, they all seem reasonable and good. But if I heard you say you believed in freedom, BLAM! Really everyone in 40k is insane be today's standards. I like to remind people of that now and then. I make that a factor in 40k RPGs. 

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On ‎6‎/‎06‎/‎2017 at 10:37 AM, Professor Tanhauser said:

I just kinda wanted to emphasize a point here to players and GMs: basically everyone in the 40k universe is insane.  I mean the books make some characters look like great guys. Roboute Guilleman, Gregor Eisenhorn, Ihram Gaunt, they all seem reasonable and good. But if I heard you say you believed in freedom, BLAM! Really everyone in 40k is insane be today's standards. I like to remind people of that now and then. I make that a factor in 40k RPGs. 

Also Gaunt is way to nice. He's definatly waaay to nice for a commisar. The stuff he lets slide... If I were an Commisar (let alone colmmisar/general) Uh uh. NO.

Have you read Necropolis? If it was me, I'd have executed 90% of the vervunhive HQ on principle. Mouthing of to guard officers! The bally cheek! "We have had to redirect 3 whole regiments from the crusade, because you can't wint your civil war, and now you have the emperor dammed balls to order us around and lock up one our officers?" BLAM! BLAM! BLAM!

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1 hour ago, Robin Graves said:

Also Gaunt is way to nice. He's definatly waaay to nice for a commisar. The stuff he lets slide... If I were an Commisar (let alone colmmisar/general) Uh uh. NO.

Have you read Necropolis? If it was me, I'd have executed 90% of the vervunhive HQ on principle. Mouthing of to guard officers! The bally cheek! "We have had to redirect 3 whole regiments from the crusade, because you can't wint your civil war, and now you have the emperor dammed balls to order us around and lock up one our officers?" BLAM! BLAM! BLAM!

If you'd have done that you'd have lost the hive.

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1 hour ago, ThenDoctor said:

If you'd have done that you'd have lost the hive.

Possible, but I fairly confident the imperium could get away with removing a few of the more inept member of the hive legislature and most of the vervunhive comissariat. The problem of course is Kowle. Can't just execute the people's hero. But for the rest: "Yeah we found out they were sabotaging the war effort, so we executed them due to chaos influence."

Seriously, What they did to Grizmund, that interfering in guard operations, allies or no.

But every time PDF command starts mouthing off to the guard... That wouldn't fly. The guard is comming to save your useless butts from offworld. The galaxy is filled with war, the guard has better places to be than your orbiting mudball. The guard is the hammer of the Emperor becuz the astartes are all busy. Show some respect.

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