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40K universe RPG help wanted

Postby Kingpenguin » Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:03 am

Hello all, please help! I've been thinking about getting into RPG in the 40k universe for a little while, encouraged by Dark Heresy games on YouTube. I then discovered that the core rule book retails for something around £160, which has pretty much stopped that idea. Do you know of any more cost effective ways to RPG in the 41st Millenium?
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Re: 40K universe RPG help wanted

Postby Stu's Idle » Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:00 pm

I've been pondering this idea for many years as well. I always planned to use GURPS as the basis for the game and then wing the rest.

Otherwise I have a copy of 'Only War', which I believe is the Guard version of Dark Heresy (but could be wrong). You're welcome to borrow it.
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Re: 40K universe RPG help wanted

Postby Lavallin » Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:45 pm

I think I have Dark Heresy, and certainly have quite a lot of Only War. I can have a check of my bookshelves this evening.

Similarly, you're very welcome to borrow it; and if you ended up being a particular fan I'd probably be open to any reasonable offer if you wanted to buy them, as in the years I've owned them it's not something I've ended up managing to run even once.
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Re: 40K universe RPG help wanted

Postby Kingpenguin » Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:08 am

That's very kind both of you. I'd certainly like to borrow a copy to get the lay of the land.

Is there an opportunity to gather a small band and give DH a crack?
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Re: 40K universe RPG help wanted

Postby Stu's Idle » Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:25 pm

I might be interested. It would have to be at the Duke or the Stag as sadly BIG is just too far away for me generally speaking.
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Frostgrave: Dwarves (Short Soviets)
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Re: 40K universe RPG help wanted

Postby Dalkius » Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:49 pm

I'd be interested as well, and the Duke works best for me.
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Re: 40K universe RPG help wanted

Postby Kingpenguin » Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:25 pm

Great. How about meeting one evening in early Jan?
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Re: 40K universe RPG help wanted

Postby Dalkius » Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:03 pm

Yeah, I'd be up for that (I assume you're going for the Duke).

What day of the week would you be thinking?
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Re: 40K universe RPG help wanted

Postby Kingpenguin » Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:36 pm

How does a Tuesday night or Wednesday night sound?
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Re: 40K universe RPG help wanted

Postby Dalkius » Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:55 pm

Yeah, should be able to do that.
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Re: 40K universe RPG help wanted

Postby Josh » Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:19 pm

I would be interested and have a copy of the mainheresey book. Its a nice system (if fairly complicated) in a fantastic universe.
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Re: 40K universe RPG help wanted

Postby Azzabat » Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:22 pm

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If there is still space, or you need extra bodies, I'd be interested? If not no,probs.

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Re: 40K universe RPG help wanted

Postby Stu's Idle » Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:33 pm

Kingpenguin wrote:How does a Tuesday night or Wednesday night sound?

Tuesday is probably a little easier for me.
Flames Of War: Soviets
Team Yankee (6mm and 15mm): Soviets
Bolt Action: Soviets
DUST: SSU aka Soviets (anyone spotted the theme yet?)
Star Wars Armada: Imperials (Space Soviets, a long, long time ago)
Epic Armageddon: Imperials (Space Soviets, in the grim, far future)
Frostgrave: Dwarves (Short Soviets)
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Re: 40K universe RPG help wanted

Postby Kingpenguin » Sun Dec 11, 2016 2:44 pm

Fantastic. I'd say the more the merrier, but then I don't know what the usual party size is. Is anyone interested in GMing?
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Re: 40K universe RPG help wanted

Postby Josh » Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:07 pm

If no one else wants to I probably could if it meant getting a group going, if any one else wants to give it a go though i wouldnt object.

rpg group is usually dm + 3-6 players so room for more still.
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Re: 40K universe RPG help wanted

Postby Josh » Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:50 pm

The more i think about the mote i actually would quite like to DM this....

It would be focused as much on investigation as combat though, if people have bolter porn in mind that wont be my campaign.
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Re: 40K universe RPG help wanted

Postby Kingpenguin » Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:11 am

Sounds good to me. A nice bit of exploring.
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Re: 40K universe RPG help wanted

Postby Dalkius » Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:58 pm

I'm happy with the investigative side of things.
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Re: 40K universe RPG help wanted

Postby Josh » Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:59 pm

I mean at some point you will need to kick down the door and hand out some justice... but allot of time will bemaking sure its the right door, a cult door not an orphanage.

So good mix of the investigatove roles across the party and some combat competance too.
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Re: 40K universe RPG help wanted

Postby Josh » Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:00 pm

It is a conplex system also, would people be interested in a one shot withbpre made characters as an introduction tot the system (and would probably tie into my plot...) so you know what you are doing before making own characters?

The system is a bit... unforgivig.
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Re: 40K universe RPG help wanted

Postby Josh » Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:54 pm

So we have:

Tuesdays (7pm-10pm ish?) @ The old duke

King penguin
Stu
Cj
Chris

4 is good but could accomodate 1 or 2 more if anyone else is lurking and interested speak up.
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Re: 40K universe RPG help wanted

Postby Kingpenguin » Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:11 pm

Will see if I can drag anyone along. Thanks for this! Oh and I'm David by the way. This is going to be great!
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Re: 40K universe RPG help wanted

Postby Stu's Idle » Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:00 am

Josh wrote:It is a conplex system also, would people be interested in a one shot withbpre made characters as an introduction tot the system (and would probably tie into my plot...) so you know what you are doing before making own characters?

The system is a bit... unforgivig.

That sounds like a good idea to me.
Flames Of War: Soviets
Team Yankee (6mm and 15mm): Soviets
Bolt Action: Soviets
DUST: SSU aka Soviets (anyone spotted the theme yet?)
Star Wars Armada: Imperials (Space Soviets, a long, long time ago)
Epic Armageddon: Imperials (Space Soviets, in the grim, far future)
Frostgrave: Dwarves (Short Soviets)
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Re: 40K universe RPG help wanted

Postby Dalkius » Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:41 am

Yeah, I'd be happy with a one-shot. I was going to ask about character creation at some point - is this the one where everyone's squishy guardsmen?
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Re: 40K universe RPG help wanted

Postby Josh » Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:21 am

Dark Heresy puts the players into the role of acolytes within an inquisitors team.

There is a mix of roles from combat specialists, to experts in imperial beurocracy (suprisingly useful!) to psychers, tech priests, police, all sorts.

Its fairly low power level though so gangs of humans are challenging foes, if you ever see a space marine you are already dead.
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Re: 40K universe RPG help wanted

Postby Josh » Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:23 am

Worth noting you cant (at the start) be the inquisitor. He is essentially the quest giver. He will send younoff to investigate stuff and you report back to him .
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Re: 40K universe RPG help wanted

Postby Azzabat » Wed Dec 14, 2016 1:00 am


Mike (Merrick) might be interested as you've got most of our old RPG group here.
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Re: 40K universe RPG help wanted

Postby Josh » Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:36 pm

I will ask next time i see him.

How does 3rd of jan work for people for a first get together?
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Re: 40K universe RPG help wanted

Postby Stu's Idle » Sat Dec 17, 2016 1:33 pm

Josh wrote:How does 3rd of jan work for people for a first get together?

Should be fine for me.
Flames Of War: Soviets
Team Yankee (6mm and 15mm): Soviets
Bolt Action: Soviets
DUST: SSU aka Soviets (anyone spotted the theme yet?)
Star Wars Armada: Imperials (Space Soviets, a long, long time ago)
Epic Armageddon: Imperials (Space Soviets, in the grim, far future)
Frostgrave: Dwarves (Short Soviets)
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Re: 40K universe RPG help wanted

Postby Azzabat » Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:54 pm

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I'm in.

CJ = )
I know the voices aren't real ... but they have such FASCINATING ideas!

C J = )

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