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Offline CaptainEroticaTopic starter

Interest Check: Warhammer 40k Dark Heresy
« on: September 14, 2008, 04:25:48 AM »
   This is just a feeler to see if there is any interest in a 40k Dark Heresy game. I had both the core rules and Inquisitors guide on my hard drive, but my desktop is fired, so unless/until I recover my drive i won't be running it, but I'd still like to gage interest. If there is enough of it I can try and run it using another system.

  Dark Heresy is fairy new so I imagine not many of you are familiar with it. However, it works almost exactly like Warhammer fantasy if you have played that. I don't have all the details set, but the players would be a retinue of acolytes for one of the Inquisitor's and be sent on missions by him/her. I have a few overall plots brewing in my head and can flesh them out once i know for sure this will work.

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Re: Interest Check: Warhammer 40k Dark Heresy
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2008, 05:05:45 AM »
To my knowledge at least 2 attempts have been made to run a DH game. I got a small way into the intro scenario before it fizzled out. I'm not sure the second even got that far. If you want to try running one, best of luck to you.

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Re: Interest Check: Warhammer 40k Dark Heresy
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2008, 06:01:07 AM »
Warhammer 40k sounds much fun. I once played the Warhammer 40k and Epic 40k. I never got into Inquisitor or Necromunda and the more "Squad based" Variations of there system. If someone is willing to explain the basics to me I would join in.

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Re: Interest Check: Warhammer 40k Dark Heresy
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2008, 06:38:11 AM »
In Dark Heresy you play the acolytes of an Inquisitor. Drawn from all ranks of Imperial society, you work against the forces that would threaten the Imperium ... the mutant, the heretic, the alien, the witch. You have the power of the Inquisition behind you, so in theory at least have the ability to call upon anything up to and including an Exterminatus (destroying an entire world).

You seek out and destroy cults and threats to the stability of the Imperium, generally working from the shadows. Typical characters could include assassins, ex guardsmen, sages and techpriests.

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Re: Interest Check: Warhammer 40k Dark Heresy
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2008, 06:46:33 AM »
*Raises hand.* 

I'm intrested if the pace is right. 

I think I was in one and lost track of it because I thought it was dead and wasn't.  ~_~;;

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Re: Interest Check: Warhammer 40k Dark Heresy
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2008, 10:44:01 AM »
In Dark Heresy you play the acolytes of an Inquisitor. Drawn from all ranks of Imperial society, you work against the forces that would threaten the Imperium ... the mutant, the heretic, the alien, the witch. You have the power of the Inquisition behind you, so in theory at least have the ability to call upon anything up to and including an Exterminatus (destroying an entire world).

You seek out and destroy cults and threats to the stability of the Imperium, generally working from the shadows. Typical characters could include assassins, ex guardsmen, sages and techpriests.

Does this mean you can be a Cullexus Assasin and tease psionic powered thingies all day long? You know, I always wanted to know how a Chaos Sorcerer would react until you castrate him... mentally.

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Re: Interest Check: Warhammer 40k Dark Heresy
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2008, 05:09:27 PM »
You can play an assassin, yes. I'd need to check the rules if you could become a Culexus, but I don't think so. Unfortunately a friend has borrowed by rulebook at present, so ..

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Re: Interest Check: Warhammer 40k Dark Heresy
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2008, 11:53:46 PM »
Cullexus assassins can't really be made under the rules. A website somewhere has a sort of "This is close enough." way of building them, but even then it's more for just "Untouchables" that are assassins - as the Cullexus assassins are too disturbing to be around*, they wouldn't make good PCs.

That being said, others can be handled: Callidus (Syn-skin + the right weapons + polymorphine), Eversor (combat drugs + arrange for a self-destruct system) and Vindicare (sniper weapons and special ammo).

*Even relative to normal. Your own team would constantly be affected by the aura, being afraid, passing out, vomiting etc. They really are that creepy just by dint of existing.

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Re: Interest Check: Warhammer 40k Dark Heresy
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2008, 01:56:45 AM »
You're right, it's probably nothing to aim for. Are there also these mad Inquisitors who also employ the powers of chaos to fight the chaos? I once saw a campaingsetting played out by GW with two Inquisitors and there Aprentice duking it out. One considered the other one as "Fallen to the Chaos" while the other one considered his way just as "ressarch" of what he tries to destroy.

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Re: Interest Check: Warhammer 40k Dark Heresy
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2008, 06:44:15 AM »
I'm pretty sure I saw a 'psychic null' package around, which you could take to get a Cullexus-light I guess.

Radical Inquisitors do exist in the setting, but it would probably take a while for the PCs to figure out if their boss was a radical, assuming he was carefull in what he did.

Still, Disciples of  the Dark Gods will be out soon, and that probably offers a lot more options for getting Chaos into your game.

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Re: Interest Check: Warhammer 40k Dark Heresy
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2008, 08:49:23 AM »
I'm still looking for a system game (Total noob alert.) so I would be interested if applicable.

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Re: Interest Check: Warhammer 40k Dark Heresy
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2008, 01:04:37 AM »
Well, seems the freeform people are beating us out.  Anyone else/ 

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Re: Interest Check: Warhammer 40k Dark Heresy
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2008, 01:32:21 AM »
  Yeah i tend to agree with HH. Dark Heresy is still relatively new and can be a bit complex. I think the free form will work better.  Plus it looks like i have a D&D and Star wars game to get set up.