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Character levelling?

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Yes, but only for one mission at a time - buy skills
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Yes, permanent levels - buy skills
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Yes, but only for one mission at a time - randomly according to table
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Campaign - The Ebon Current sign up

Postby Trumpkin » Sun Oct 12, 2014 7:30 pm

Hi all,

You might be aware that a few of us are keen to get a narrative campaign up and running. It'll be a casual campaign in which the goal isn't (entirely!) to win, but mostly to have fun and be part of a story. It's not about cheesing your way to a technical victory. Sometimes the missions in the game will seem (or in fact, be) unbalanced, but that's the point. It's a narrative campaign. Sometimes you will find yourself confident of victory or certain of defeat, and that's ok. There will be time for revenge...

It's going to be a fluid thing. I'll act as the ref, if needed, and will move the game on when it's time. Other than that, I don't have an overall result or play-by-play plot planned out, and am intending on adapting what happens into the narrative as it happens, when it happens!

This thread will serve as the proper 'sign up' sheet, if you like. If you could state below if you are interested, which army (or armies) you want to play, and I also want the name of your main general or leader. This could be any character from your army, though I'm putting a few limitations to try and balance it a little. Firstly (and obviously!), no named characters. By this I mean Coteaz, Abaddon, Marneus Calgar, etc. This is about your character and their quest for glory! Secondly, I'm asking that you veer from the most powerful characters, so Daemon Princes, Chapter Masters (Captains are more than good enough) or Greater Daemons are a no-go. I don't mind you coming up with a suitably fluffy reason for a non-standard HQ to lead an army they might feasibly lead, though, so if you want to have an Inquisitor leading an IG army, that's fine, or a Chaos Lord leading a Daemons army, that's fine too. You could even have a Traitor Inquisitor, if you like...

(Also, you might have noticed the poll. We were unsure in the opening thread as to whether we should introduce 'levelling up' of characters, no now is the chance to put your ideas out. You can vote twice.)

Anyway, so for example, I might put:

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This is so we can get a decent idea of the numbers of people who want to get involved.

I'm still ironing out the details of how the campaign will work, and I'll post them in around a week or so. Essentially, the gist of it is this:

The Ebon Current is where the campaign will be set, and it is here that pretty much all of the battles will take place. It is a system of 8 worlds orbiting a pale yellow sun within the Jericho Reach. For the Imperium, it is a vital Agri world, used to supply the forces fighting on the front lines in the Achilles Crusade. You'll either fight for the Imperium in defending this system against Chaos, or for Chaos trying to take the system from them by force. You also will have the option to play as the Eldar or Tau, though they will be more supporting roles than main roles. I don't mind people having a 'main' army in the campaign as well as a smaller Xenos army if they want to keep it fresh.

There is a larger plot summary that I'll post a little later on, but that's the general idea!

In terms of the 'crunch', I'll probably do it as a turn-based sort of thing, where each team takes turns being on the offence, with a few pre-scheduled battles for the beginning and the end of the campaign. Each battle will have a knock-on effect to the next one, but these won't be game-breaking! I'll host all the admin etc on the blog and probably here, too. Once turns 'tick over', I'll do a write up of what's happened and let everyone know what's going on.

There are a selection of mission types which people can either agree to play on or perhaps could be randomly generated for players, but it's all going to be quite loosie goosie in that respect. This is a casual campaign, not a strict tournament! If people decide they just want to slog it out in a normal mission, that's fine too.

Anyway, I'm still open to ideas, so if anyone has anything they want to say about it, any ideas, suggestions, anything they think is naff, now is the time to say it.

This should be a lot of fun, so get involved! The more the merrier.

The fate of the Ebon Current is in your hands!

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Postby Trumpkin » Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:06 pm

Whoho! 8 people so far, that's good good good.

Looks like we have 4 for the Imperium, 2 for Chaos, and 2 disgusting filthy xenos. Delicious! We need some more heretics. I could go traitor guard, I suppose... We shall see.

I've worked on a first draft of the rules, and I'll post them in a bit. I'd welcome feedback on what people reckon.
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Postby Loki » Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:49 pm

I would like to join in if that's OK; I'm basically a bit of a noob.

I have marines but am happy to play them as rebels i.e. choose them from the standard codex but always play for the 'baddies'.

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Postby Shaolin Wolf » Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:48 pm

I'm game.

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I also have an Inquisition/Marines force I would like to use a bit, if two armies are allowed?
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Postby Stuart » Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:21 pm

Don't see why not Liam, they're the same faction
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Postby Josh » Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:20 pm

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Postby Kevx3 » Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:54 pm

Reading all your scenario ideas is making want to join in :lol: . I even have several ideas for characters don't know which to use :lol: .
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Postby Trumpkin » Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:57 am

Three xenos factions! It wouldn't be so bad if they were the same xenos faction. Two I could probably deal with, but three... Hmm.

Kev, do you have any Imperial/Chaos armies, by any chance? I've managed to wiggle it around a bit to include Orks, about to include Eldar, but not sure about Tau!

I could probably fudge something in the narrative, but I'm unsure of how to do the actual missions.

What I'm probably going to do is have the Xenos factions appear in their own sideline battle,s but not part of the main narrative. Although they will fight within the larger narrative, they won't necessarily be considered a 'team', if that makes sense.

It's either that, or each Xenos team is somehow assimilated into either the Chaos or Imperial teams. Eldar working with the Imperium, Orks and Tau with the Chaos, sort of thing.
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Postby Kevx3 » Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:07 am

sure I change it up. I've got a space marine army that can be good or bad as I haven't got an identity for them :lol: (I can run them as renegades if you fall short of baddies)

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Postby HistoricalGeorge » Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:56 am

I don't mind switching to chaos if needed.
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Postby Trumpkin » Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:28 am

So far it looks like there are definitely more Imperial than Chaos, so unless we find another 6 Chaos players, we'll have to do some switching.

The submission cut off point is going to be this Sunday, the 19th of October.

That's when I'll take final numbers and we can balance it then, should be need to.

Oh, I almost forgot!

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Postby Shaolin Wolf » Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:01 pm

I may switch my top leader to an Inquisitor then, because (in my experience at least) Guard commanders rarely last the game to gain new heroic traits, just injuries...
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Postby Trumpkin » Tue Oct 14, 2014 3:03 pm

If you win, you'll get a trait, even if you die. You'll just take an injury, too.
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Postby faith is my shield » Tue Oct 14, 2014 4:33 pm

Ok, as we need more chaos players, I will change to the Thousand Sons!
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Postby Stuart » Wed Oct 15, 2014 5:52 am

In the aim of striking while the iron's hot, would any chaos players fancy a small points game late (9pm?) next Wednesday?
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Postby captyn bob » Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:51 am

9pm is far too late for me on a work night sorry.
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Postby Stuart » Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:58 am

How about early? Need to be finished by 8
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Postby Stuart » Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:35 pm

What? Nobody? Come on you trecherous curs!

Perhaps i'm putting this in the wrong place. Can i suggest that if we're arranging a game on the central thread we use eg "Ebon Imperial" to show an imperial person looking for an opponent and so on?

Or are people more than capable of sorting out and don't need me nannying....
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Postby captyn bob » Thu Oct 16, 2014 3:04 pm

Early should be ok
Bit tricky at duke due to parking changeover at 6 , maybe at the new store?
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Postby Stuart » Thu Oct 16, 2014 3:45 pm

Need to be at duke for 8......
Have PM'd to take off thread
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Re: Campaign - The Ebon Current sign up

Postby Stuart » Fri Oct 17, 2014 3:57 pm

Game fallen through sadly.
Anyone else able to make it?
Will post on "organise a game" as keen to make use of my 1 gaming opportunity for the month

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