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ScanMan
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Character ideas.

If you're interested in playing in this Deathwatch campaign post your initial thoughts for your character here. I'm hoping for at least three players but I want to cap the game at four. Don't worry about hard stats yet, this thread is just for ideas.

drumandfight
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Just for shits and gigs, I want to play either a devastator or an assault marine. I haven't made up my mind yet.

What are your thoughts or the official rules regarding making up a custom chapter, or picking a chapter not listed in the core rulebook?

ScanMan
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drumandfight wrote:

What are your thoughts or the official rules regarding making up a custom chapter, or picking a chapter not listed in the core rulebook?

Use the parent chapter traits. For instance if you wanted to be a Lamenter you will play with the Blood Angels characteristics, but of course use your own judgment towards personality. If you wanted to play a chapter of unknown origin I suppose just pick which chapter is closest to your idea. I also own the First Founding book so I could help you out with an Iron Hands, Salamanders, or Imperial Fists character or successor. Not sure if I have White Scars stuff, I'll check.

drumandfight
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I want to play a Space Marine from a chapter that actually gives a shit about normal Imperial Citizens. I know the Space Wolves are big on this and I might go with Space Wolves to save time, but I read about some others that were also big on this ideal.

I believe the Raven Guard was big on this, since their Primarch was essentially Spartacus and Che Guevara rolled into one. I wouldn't mind playing a Raven Guard if this is the case.

ScanMan
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@drumandfight PM sent.

drumandfight
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Thinning Raven guard Assault marine. A real stoic hardass, but one who cares for the little guys.

marazilla
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Female space marine for sure, but I have to read up a little in the core rule book to determine exactly what kind. I'll post again once I have done so.

Darker

For simplicity sake, I want to use a pre-gen character - Brother Elyas (Dark Angels) from the Final Sanction intro adventure... I don't currently have a book but the mechanics seem simple enough, the character is already completed, and I should be able to get enough RP info from the web.

You can go to the Deathwatch official site, click on Support, and it show you several files. I have NOT read the adventure presented here in case someone wanted to use it, only the pre-gen characters.

drumandfight
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This just got sexy.

What is your player max, ScanMan?

ScanMan
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Four. So as long as everyone that replied is still committed to play We will be full, either way we will still begin if we only end up with three. I will post a character template either tomorrow or Friday. Once everyone is finished we will begin.

drumandfight
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Hell to the mother fuckin yeah, buddy.

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Another question that perhaps you can address for me regarding Characteristics.

Every Characteristic except BS and WS is subject to a bonus based on the number in the tens spot. For instance, if my Strength characteristic is 56, my bonus is +5, correct? And as we advance that bonus gets higher and higher.. +5, +6, etc. Furthermore, because we are Space Marines and start with the Unnatural Strength (x2) and Unnatural Toughness (x2) these modifiers are doubled. For example, with a Strength characteristic of 56, the modifer is actually +10.

Now, on the pre made character sheets on Fantasy Flight Games - for instance the characters that Darker and perhaps Mara are going to use, there are to small boxes in the upper left hand corner of the Strength and Toughness characteristics.

I have noticed that for Space Marines they usually read 10 in the Strength box and 8 in the Toughness box. What do these numbers represent?

No need to read this. I figured all this out.

drumandfight
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HEALING?! I am not planning on getting hit!

drumandfight
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ScanMan, did you die?

Fixxxer
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Is this game still on track, or does it need to be archived? If ScanMan has abandoned his post, is anyone willing to take over the duties of being the game master?

Mac_tonite
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Let me get back into the swing of RPing with drumandfight's game first. I'm definitely interested in taking the reigns.

drumandfight
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Well now I am at half-mast.

NickTheRookie1
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Hi I'm Nick I was invited by @drumandfight to come and play some deathwatch, I'm a Blood Angels Assault Marine Named Leonatos

drumandfight
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Hey, buddy. Welcome. Enjoy the punch. :)

NickTheRookie1
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thanks :)

insane935
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drumandfight wrote:

Just for shits and gigs, I want to play either a devastator or an assault marine. I haven't made up my mind yet.

What are your thoughts or the official rules regarding making up a custom chapter, or picking a chapter not listed in the core rulebook?


I own Deathwatch: Rites of Battle so if you really want to make a chapter the proper way I can help you step by step to make it.
drumandfight
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Much appreciated, however since posting that I have acquired all of the supplemental books for Deathwatch. I have a Devastator Storm Warden named Brother Damione that I am going to use for this game whenever it gets going.

insane935
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You bastard... I feel worthless again. *Sad face with blood tears. Well if ScanMan ever comes back, I would like to play an Apothecary Ultra Marine.

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insane935 wrote:

You bastard... I feel worthless again. *Sad face with blood tears.


Your not worthless
insane935
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I was joking but thanks anyways.

drumandfight
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It seemed to be a rather obvious joke. At the very least, it was clear to me that you weren`t actually bleeding from your eyes.

insane935
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I don't know man... I could be a gay sparkling vampire that cry's blood on his period.

insane935
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Well I would like to make a Ultra Marine Apothecary named Marcus Germanus, who is good at melee but also can be the leader of the kill-team if necessary. Hopefully you guys know you can plug any rolls you make for skills in any order you want.(Post moved from Deathwatch forums)

WS: 44
BS: 36
S: 41
T: 37
AG: 42
INT: 49
PER: 41
WP: 42
FEL: 44

NickTheRookie1
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Cool

insane935
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I pry to our Emperor that drumandfight starts a new game or starts expanding his universe.

drumandfight
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Haha. I know, waiting can be rough. but a PbP tends to bog down a lot with more than 5 players. Especially when people arent on it.

But I am not planning on running a second game. I actually want to be a player in this one! So, take up the reigns guys!

insane935
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drumandfight wrote:

Haha. I know, waiting can be rough. but a PbP tends to bog down a lot with more than 5 players. Especially when people arent on it.

But I am not planning on running a second game. I actually want to be a player in this one! So, take up the reigns guys!

As an Apoth., I will do a will check to not recover Scanman's gene seed & now resisting to become the DM with a Fellowship check.
I rolled 2d10, the result is 6, 5 = 11.
I rolled 2d10, the result is 8, 1 = 9.
NickTheRookie1
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So what are we doing ???

drumandfight
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As of right now, nothing. Scanman has backed out completely - disappeared. Mac Tonite has a whole bunch of real life going on. So unless someone volunteers to GM this game it has officially stalled into nowhere.

drumandfight
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Characteristic Score Rolls

I rolled 2d10+30, the result is 6, 7, 30 = 43.
I rolled 2d10+30, the result is 10, 10, 30 = 50.
I rolled 2d10+30, the result is 1, 4, 30 = 35.
I rolled 2d10+30, the result is 4, 6, 30 = 40.
I rolled 2d10+30, the result is 1, 8, 30 = 39.
I rolled 2d10+30, the result is 1, 7, 30 = 38.
I rolled 2d10+30, the result is 4, 5, 30 = 39.
drumandfight
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Re-rolling 35.

I rolled 2d10+30, the result is 7, 3, 30 = 40.
Talanall
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At his request, this morning I made mruozu moderator of this forum. I presume that means that he's planning to run something.

Wæs se grimma gæst Grendel haten,
mære mearcstapa, se þe moras heold

drumandfight
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He is going to run it so fucking hard.

drumandfight
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WOUNDS/FP

I rolled 1d5+18, the result is 4, 18 = 22.
I rolled 1d10, the result is 4 = 4.
drumandfight
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Power Armor type

Rolled a 9 = Mk. VII "Aquila" Power Armor w/ 1 PA history selection.

I rolled 1d10, the result is 9 = 9.
mruozu
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Those still interested in the game, I made a new Topic for Characters, so discuss characters here and post character sheets there. 5 people max and PM me if interested still!

drumandfight
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Going with Fate all the way. Rolling to see WHICH POWER ARMOR HISTORY TABLE I even get to roll on.

Info found in Rites of Battle PDF pg. 153
I rolled 1d5, the result is 1 = 1.
drumandfight
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The result sent me to the core rulebook original power armor histories. Rolling and going with +/- for my result.

Power Armor History; Core Rule Book
I rolled 1d10, the result is 9 = 9.
drumandfight
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Apparently I forgot to roll my 8th characteristic stat. Apologies. Here goes.

I rolled 2d10+30, the result is 8, 4, 30 = 42.
drumandfight
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And I also forgot to roll for Per, because I am a dick. Here we go AGAIN.

Perception Characteristic
I rolled 2d10+30, the result is 1, 4, 30 = 35.
Fixxxer
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Jeff won't stop humping my leg about this. Is there still room for another player?

drumandfight
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Fixxxer wrote:

Jeff won't stop humping my leg about this. Is there still room for another player?

Let's be honest here, I won't stop humping you period.

drumandfight
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Between the Viking Wolf and the Aztec Jaguar, it seems that our outfit already has some gnarly characters obsessed with painting fangs on their helmets.

I can see a trend starting and I like it a lot. Atta boy, Nikello.

Daner
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Let's see what sort of dice I can roll...

I rolled 2d10 + 30, the result is 9, 7, 30 = 46.
I rolled 2d10 + 30, the result is 5, 5, 30 = 40.
I rolled 2d10 + 30, the result is 5, 9, 30 = 44.
I rolled 2d10 + 30, the result is 9, 9, 30 = 48.
I rolled 2d10 + 30, the result is 3, 5, 30 = 38.
I rolled 2d10 + 30, the result is 9, 5, 30 = 44.
I rolled 2d10 + 30, the result is 10, 10, 30 = 50.
I rolled 2d10 + 30, the result is 2, 6, 30 = 38.
I rolled 2d10 + 30, the result is 8, 10, 30 = 48.
I rolled 2d10 + 30, the result is 8, 4, 30 = 42.
Daner
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Rerolling the 38.

mruozu
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Daner, on the power armor history rolls, you can +/- 1 on the specific table(s) you choose.

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