Dark Heresy and Deathwatch: The Emperorís Finest: (Seeking Players)
The Emperorís Finest is a game that will deviant slightly from the ordinary of the Dark Heresy setting. Characters will be members of the Adeptus Arbites at the start of their careers, attempting to keep order and the Emperorís Law in a world of chaotic heresy. In particular the characters will focus their initial investigations on Hive Subrique amid the chemical oceans of planet Landunder. From here the characters will delve into the mysterious secrets of this hive and the strange politics of the Rogue Trader that these people praise as hero.
Another component of this game will be the required of each player to also create a member of the famed Deathwatch. The Adeptus Astartes are feared throughout the universe as the mightiest warriors of the Emperorís armies. Genetically superior, perfectly trained and mentally fortified these warriors prove to be the mailed fist of mankind. Their fight will be one of increasing complexity as the characters of the Dark Heresy begin to uncover dark truths and the enemies of man come closer to the Emperorís Light. I do not expect the characters of the Adeptus Astartes to be used quite so much at the beginning, having a stronger role as the initial campaign comes to climax.
My goal here is to provide a complex environment for the characters to prosper in many facets of their being. Action will be a large part of the game so I encourage players to give their characters a fighting chance with some combat ability. At the same time, investigation will be an integral part of the game so players may wish to also consider how their character would participate in an intellectual contest with the dark forces of this universe. Communication, I believe, between characters is key at the opening of a game. I do not post quickly nor do I intend to move this game at a rapid pace. So time is not an issue during character creation. Indeed the actual posts might begin before sheets are finalized though I do want some definite numbers before the bullets begin to fly.
As for the question of sex and sexual content, I will answer with sometimes. Fantasy Flight Games has done a marvelous job of brushing over sex in their games, allowing for its existence away from the eyes of the reader. I do intend to explore sex and the dark desires of the citizens in this universe. That is not to say the game will pause for an orgy. My focus is on sex not becoming a focal point for the group and I will have any lengthy scenes of sexual content moved to another thread should they occur. I do not want to have the group bogged down from an already slow pace.
All that said, I do hope everyone enjoys the game I will attempt and there will be fun for all. I am new to the world of Dark Heresy and a novice to the world of Warhammer 40k. I do welcome private criticism to my skills as Game Master and to my knowledge of the universe.
Currently I am looking for a total of 7 players with a maximum of 10. I do not foresee going to the maximum. There are already two players with character sheets posted, but always subject to change since the first posts have not even been made yet. Submissions are not on a first come, first serve basis. Space Marines will be kept as an all-male segment, yes the feminist in me is screaming right now, and Sisters of Battle will not be accepted as a substitute for them. Sisters will also need one hell of a background and performance to make it into the actual Dark Heresy game as I intend for that group to be focused on undercover work and investigation.
Please keep in mind that this is not a first come, first serve process. I am indeed looking for characters and concepts that fit this setting. Investigation, action and horror are all elements I wish to capitalize on during the course of this game. Main Thread