No longer looking for more applicants! Thanks for looking, if this goes well I hope to do more in the future!
It is the 41st Millennium...
For more than a hundred centuries the Emperor has sat immobile on the Golden Throne of Earth. He is the master of mankind by the will of the gods, and master of a million worlds by the might of his inexhaustible armies. He is a rotting carcass writhing invisibly with power from the Dark Age of Technology. He is the Carrion Lord of the Imperium for whom a thousand souls are sacrificed every day, so that he may never truly die.
Yet in his deathless state, the Emperor continues his eternal vigilance. Mighty battlefleets cross the Daemon-infested miasma of the warp, the only route between distant stars, their way lit by the Astronomicon, the psychic manifestation of the Emperorís will. Vast armies give battle in his name on uncounted worlds. Greatest amongst his soldiers are the Adeptus Astartes, the Space Marines, bio-engineered super-warriors. Their comrades in arms are legion: the Imperial Guard and countless planetary forces, the ever-vigilant Inquisition and the Tech-Priests of the Adeptus Mechanicus, to name but a few. But for all their multitudes, they are barely enough to hold off the ever-present threat from aliens, heretics, mutants, and worse.
To be a man in such times is to be one amongst untold billions. It is to live in the cruelest and most bloody regime imaginable. These are the tales of those times. Forget the power of technology and science, for so much has been forgotten, never to be re-learned. Forget, the promise of progress and understanding, for in the grim dark future there is only war. There is no peace amongst the stars, only an eternity of carnage and slaughter, and the laughter of thirsting gods.
Yet there are those who rise above the teeming masses, rejecting the conformity and servility of mankind. The ignorant call them traitors, heretics, lost, and damnedóbut they know themselves as the Disciples of the Dark Gods.
Hello and allow me to introduce myself. I am Life on Mars and I shall be your GM of Chaos this evening. I am offering to run a Warhammer 40k game using the Black Crusade rulebook and set within the Screaming Vortex. Anyone who enjoys the Warhammer setting and wants to pledge themselves to the Dark Gods is welcome to join though I work best with about 4-5 players.
For the beginning the players will be answering an invitation by the Oracle Copax, of the Temple of Lies, far off on the planet of Kymerus. They know naught what they will find there only knowing that "the future of the Screaming Vortex depends on it" as the invitation said.
This is the introductory adventure included in the core book and a good starter adventure. If you've already played it I don't mind if you join, just don't use occ knowledge. If EVERYONE has played this already I will run a different introduction to the game.
Characters will be made using the alternative point system included in the rulebook so everyone can make what they want. DO NOT, however, post characters here. Once we have all the players I find it's better they discuss their character ideas first so the party has good synergy. I also own the supplemental "Tomes" for the chaos gods (including the recently released Tome of Decay for Nurgle, which is awesome) so if people wanted to use appropriate rules from them, such as the Legacy Weapons from Tome of Blood or the expanded minions from Tome of Excess, they will be welcome to.
Because this game focuses on disciples of chaos, some of whom might be sexy cultists of Slaanesh*, sex could totally happen in this game. Violent, surprising sex (Sisters of Battle won't corrupt themselves after all) With that in mind I aim to put it in the Extreme section so there is plenty of leeway, but I don't plan on having sex the main focus of the game. *remember kids: Slaanesh isn't just about sex! There are plenty of other vices to try, like drugs or eating people!
This is my first time running a group game on this site (I have run play-by-post before though) so any advice is appreciated!