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Elemtael Oct 5 '12 5:56pm

Heretics of Potential Wanted
 
Introduction

Greetings everyone!

As the game system should probably tell you, this is an adventure utilizing the rules and setting put forth in the Black Crusades core rulebook. The section players will be applying for is actually the module presented in the back of the book, though I intend to take it further with direction from the players and their writings. Applicants for this section will have the option of backing out or continuing on depending on how they like the story and style. I will rerecruit at a later date if required to do so.

As a game, I want this to be fun yet dark in keeping with the subject matter and I am really looking forward to looking over applications and seeing this get off the ground. Above all I want everyone to keep in mind this is a learning opportunity. I have not GMed this ruleset before though I am extremely familiar with the setting and have run games in all three of the other FFG core books. I will try to teach as much as I am sure I will be taught.

Over the course of this Ad I am going to cover these areas but will monitor this thread daily for other questions, concerns, and comments.
  • Applications
  • FAQ
  • Setting
  • About Me
  • Submitted Concepts

Applications

As far as applications go I am more concerned with an applicants ability to write than actual knowledge of the rules. It is to this end that I am going to request that not a single one of you actually roll up an entire character sheet yet. Instead, I would like you to "flesh out" your character first and you can do this by declaring your characters name, race, desired alignment, and Archetype; and by tackling these categories in a minimum 200 word summaries:
  • Physical Descripton
  • Personality/Motivations
  • Background

You may use whatever format you desire just keep it neat, please. All applications must be submitted in this thread by October 25, 2012.

I will keep a running list of what has already been submitted and reviewed in the OP.

FAQ
How many players are you looking for?
4 to 5

Are there any restrictions on Archetypes or Races?
All Races and Archetypes are available, but I will only take a maximum of TWO Chaos Space Marines.

What do I need to submit an application?
All that is required is that you own a copy of the Black Crusade rulebook and be able to meet posting requirements.

What are your posting requirements?
Players will be required to post 3 to 5 times a week Monday thru Friday in non-combat situations. Combat moves to once a day Monday thru friday until the scene is resolved.

Will you allow the use of material from supplements?
If there are any, some will be allowed on a case by case basis. Supplemental material will be mostly restricted to smaller changes as I do not have access to the books so all of the information will have to be quoted to me.

What level do the characters start at?
Level 1. Chaos Space Marines will receive the standard starting XP of 500 to spend. Humans will receive 1000.

Can I use a character from another FFG40k ruleset?
Yes, you may. There are rules for conversion in the Black Crusade core rulebook. I will handle this on a case by case basis as well.

If you had to admit one obnoxious thing about your GMing style, what would it be?
I have taken part in PbP for a while now and I am a stickler for posting format. I find that it speeds up the game and once everyone gets used to it, it makes the game much more enjoyable and reader friendly.

Setting

The setting for this adventure will be the Screaming Vortex as presented in the book. If players decide to stay on afterwards we can all work together to figure out where we want to go from there. Otherwise I will probably move to the Koronus Expanse or more likely, the Calixis Sector.

The following Acts will most likely see the characters in control of their own starship as per the Rogue Trader rules with a Chaotic twist. I intend on opening up the Imperium and surrounding territories to players once the Prologue concludes.

About Me

My name is Addison and I am currently playing in two other games and running another here on MythWeavers. I enjoy the 40k Universe immensely and have consumed most of what Black Library has to offer as far as reading material goes. Once upon a time back when I had money, I played 40k tabletop and had a lot of fun with that as well.

Nowdays I find myself more closely involved in role-playing; quite often as the GM.

As a GM I try to let fairness and an open mind reign supreme. I'm always open to suggestions and believe that we can always improve. I am particularly excited about this ruleset as it is the most different from anything FFG has put out so far in the 40k Universe and deals with some really interesting subject matter. Daemon weapons have been a curiosity of mine since Dark Heresy came out.

Another thing I am really interested in is the introduction Rituals. Back when WHFRP came out, Rituals were one of the more interesting additions and I cannot wait to see how they tie in to 40k.

As a writer I find that my style differs depending on the situation. If a group is in combat my writing becomes less descriptive and faster paced. The world of violence goes by in a flash and I try to tie that in. Whenever the characters are involved in non-combat situations I really strive to bring the world of 40k alive for the players. It's dark, dirty, and oppressive normally. This ruleset is still dark and dirty, but it lifts some of the oppression. I am really looking forward to taking a swing at it.


As always, here to answer any questions or comments. I look forward to reading everyone's applications!

Submitted Concepts
  • Hargoth Chaos Space Marine Sorceror Cain | Human Apostate Mordicai
  • Raveled Chaos Space Marine Champion Scardos Mendax
  • KaptinKyle Human Renegade Drake Flamehand
  • Ramaloke Human Psyker Hadria
  • Nasdaq Human Psyker Malzahar
  • Lagoon Human Heretek Sigismund
  • Voth Chaos Space Marine Champion Raum
  • Boddan Human Psyker Ankaro Bellock

Churlish Oct 5 '12 6:50pm

I might be interested in this, just need to give some thought as to my character.

Hargoth Oct 5 '12 7:03pm

Expressing interest. I think I would like to play a Chaos Space marine Sorcerer, I'll have an application up later today.

drkrough Oct 5 '12 7:28pm

I've always wanted to try the rules, but I'm not super-versed in lore. How lore-heavy will the game be?

Voth Oct 5 '12 8:37pm

Characters Name: Raum
Race: Chaos Marine
Alignment: Unaligned
Archetype: Champion




Elemtael Oct 5 '12 9:56pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by drkrough (Post 6151644)
I've always wanted to try the rules, but I'm not super-versed in lore. How lore-heavy will the game be?

As long as you have access to and have read the information presented in the book you should be good. If the information there is all you know it is actually better than someone well versed in the lore. If you run into the latter case, players have to actually forget the things they know because they are nowhere near common knowledge.

I am a big fan of the Lexicanum so you can rest assured I would link anything that would be outside of the core rulebook that your character would know.

Raveled Oct 5 '12 10:03pm

You mentioned you're only taking two Marines. Can we apply twice, once with a Marine and once with a Mortal? In case the Marine isn't accepted.

Elemtael Oct 5 '12 10:11pm

Yes! Dear Dark Gods, yes!

I know people will be stoked to play Chaos Space Marines which is why I am going to limit the amount that I accept. What with the wall of starting talents, gear, and skills they get why wouldn't you?

The simple fact of the matter is that stories that involve just Space Marines can be quite boring, especially in a PbP format. I was actually on the verge of putting up an ad for a Deathwatch game (reluctantly) before I started reading my shiny new Black Crusade book. I read it cover to cover. Couldn't put it down.

By all means, submit as many character concepts as you like.

On a side note, I actually find it funny but the human psyker is way more powerful than the Sorceror.

KaptinKyle Oct 5 '12 10:45pm

I'm interested in making a Human, Unaligned, Renegade.

Will submit background this evening.

drkrough Oct 6 '12 12:13am

I've been reading through the Imperium wiki most the afternoon, since most my lore knowledge comes from
1) Dawn of War I and II
2) Warhammer Online
3) Blood Bowl
With a healthy dose of Warhammer FRPG knowledge tossed in.

No idea what I'll apply as.


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