Heretics of Potential Wanted

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Heretics of Potential Wanted

False Prophets - Forum
Black Crusade
Estimated Members Requested: 5


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


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.

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.


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

Game Description:

False Prophets
A Black Crusade Adventure

All across the Screaming Vortex are locations steeped in thousands of years of slaughter, myth, and history. One such location is the Temple of Lies.

Once an Imperial ship of the line, the Light of Ascension is now a crashed wreckage converted to a blashpemous chapel bearing the marks of the Architect of Fate. In its corrupted halls, lunatic priests use the power of the Empyrean to produce prophecies both true and false from hoarded tomes of black knowledge. Some foretell times where great champions of Chaos will rise up and cull those who worship the Corpse-God Emperor. Others speak of how an individual might meet his or her storied and colorful end.

It is to this place that several unknowable Heretics have been summoned from across the Screaming Vortex. Each approached by an agent of the highest priest, Copax, the Heretics make way towards the temple with undue haste; each with his own depthless darkness, hopless mission, and unspeakable fears.

Last edited by Elemtael; Oct 25 '12 at 6:56pm..
But lawful evil has their honor and duty off the charts. You're probably thinking whatever-it-takes neutral evil though. Lawful evil is more like challenging an entire planet of fisticuffs and sparing women and children, so women can the raise the children and you get to challenge them in fisticuffs too in the future. I like lawful evil. It makes you productive.

I guess Operator Operator Operator Heretek would be totally Operator. I could supply you with gear because operator operating against the Imperium's operations.

I see a distinct lack of an apostate. I think I'll change my renegade into an apostate but still keep the premise about him the same. Instead of just smacking a chair over someones face because he felt like it, he'll talk them into doing it themself.

A Sorceror can totally play pokemon with daemons bound to grenades. Creation rules in any game are awesome. And anything awesome can easily tinkered to become hilarious and absurd.

Mendax is kind of a jilted lover more than anything. He dedicated himself totally to the Emperor, and the Emperor told him that He didn't want any sort of devotion. So Mendax went over to the other side and found out that those folks certainly want devotion, they want oodles and oodles of it! What's more, they'll reward your handsomely...

I'm pondering a Heretek as my Mortal application. A sort of scientist unbounded by morality, willing to do whatever it takes to unlock the secrets of biology and the genetic code. "The flesh is holy, the flesh is good, all glory to the flesh..."

I just realized Hargoth basically made my character. So back to the drawing board I guess.

I think it would actually be interesting, so I'm going to go ahead and continue my character. Cain was technically a loyalist in Raum's eyes and Raum hates the Lion so it would be interesting.

I just finished the finalized details for my characters appearance, motivations, history, and such. Edited it in for your viewing pleasure on the previous page.

I like the changes. You cleaned it up a little bit and it works better. The appearance of your character reminds me of a joke conversation between Abaddon and his second where he is talking about the names of Imperial Astartes and how evil they sound compared to those of Chaos Astartes. I like the look though. A lot.

If anyone makes changes to any of the characters listed as reviewed in the OP let me know so I can view them again.

Okay now for my second character:
Archetype and race:Human Apostate
Alignment: unknown for now
Gender: Male
Age:334 (spent to much time in the screaming vortex where time has little meaning)
Characters name: Mordicai
Pride: Charm
Disgrace: Hubris
Motivation: Perfection

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