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Title: Rogue Trader or Dark Heresy
Post by: stewartsage on December 29, 2013, 03:00:04 am
I'll run one or the other for ya'll, it's up to you.  I have plots for both ready and settings readyish, so don't worry about which I might prefer.  The rest of this space's reserved for notices and shit.
Title: Re: Rogue Trader or Dark Heresy
Post by: NejinOniwa on December 29, 2013, 07:54:48 am
I'm not familiar with either of them. Could you give us a rundown on the differences between the two and their respective specialties and whatnot?
Title: Re: Rogue Trader or Dark Heresy
Post by: Bella on December 29, 2013, 03:24:52 pm
I've only skimmed wiki pages on them, so I'd also like to know more about their differences.
Title: Re: Rogue Trader or Dark Heresy
Post by: stewartsage on December 29, 2013, 05:00:44 pm
Rogue Trader you're rich space adventuring assholes, in the other you're cannon fodder for whatever inquisitor has the goods on you/you've volunteered to help.
Title: Re: Rogue Trader or Dark Heresy
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 29, 2013, 06:30:14 pm
Rogue Trader can go one of two ways: either a: we're Space Accountants, or b: we're Stellar Pirates.

either way, THE MAYOR is game to a Rogue Trader campaign, as long as he is not running and it doesn't conflict with his existing game night. (THE MAYOR is an Explorator, in case you didn't know.)
Title: Re: Rogue Trader or Dark Heresy
Post by: NejinOniwa on December 29, 2013, 08:22:56 pm
RT feels more like my kind of thang tbh, mostly because I don't REALLY dig cleansing heresy as much as I dig grubbing at power like a madman...but IDK. And either way I suspect I'm going to be heretic as fuck myself if I even try.
Title: Re: Rogue Trader or Dark Heresy
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 29, 2013, 09:17:02 pm
fyi, RT also centres around an inquisition of sorts where everyone in the known universe worships the god emperor and those that don't are usually killed

that factoid makes THE MAYOR'S usual party an unusual one since everyone in it worships a different god (or, in the case of our shaman, chaos itself).
Title: Re: Rogue Trader or Dark Heresy
Post by: NejinOniwa on December 29, 2013, 09:33:26 pm
Welp they're both just different parts of the WH40K RPG, so that's a given. It's just that you're not required to bloody be in constant contact with an inquisitor as a rogue trader - which is what I'm gunning for in order to stay alive easier...
Title: Re: Rogue Trader or Dark Heresy
Post by: Bella on December 29, 2013, 09:49:02 pm
@Nej: Given what I know, RT seems like it would be more to my tastes as well.
Title: Re: Rogue Trader or Dark Heresy
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 30, 2013, 03:40:36 am
THE MAYOR is game for a round of Space Pirates. >:3
Title: Re: Rogue Trader or Dark Heresy
Post by: stewartsage on December 31, 2013, 03:09:05 am
Quote from: NejI don't REALLY dig cleansing heresy as much as I dig grubbing at power like a madman.


Quote from: NejIt's just that you're not required to bloody be in constant contact with an inquisitor as a rogue trader


Clearly you don't know the Inquisition.  It's all about fighting for power for yourself or occasionally for faction within the Ordos/Inquisition.  Inquisitors also like to have the least to do with whatever filthy hobos work for them outside their personal retinue unless it's absolutely necessary or you fuck up.

General feeling is for Rogue Trader though, so let's move on with that.



So Kari wants to be an explorator?  Anyone else?  Or does everyone else need the rulebook?
Title: Re: Rogue Trader or Dark Heresy
Post by: NejinOniwa on December 31, 2013, 06:57:58 am
That'd be favorable.
Title: Re: Rogue Trader or Dark Heresy
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 31, 2013, 12:15:21 pm
okay, uploading the file here failed twice, so here's the book, courtesy of my mediafire.

http://www.mediafire.com/view/xgyzsvryt591f6k/Rogue%20Trader%20(2009)%20-%20Core%20Rulebook.pdf

while THE MAYOR is game to a game of space pirates, some people raised some very good points:

1. every game we play falls apart within a month
2. WH20k is a VERY difficult system to play NORMALLY, let alone over the internet. are we sure that we can get this going and KEEP this going if we couldn't even keep changeling alive? :\
Title: Re: Rogue Trader or Dark Heresy
Post by: Krizonar on December 31, 2013, 02:41:09 pm
The ships part of the rulebook gives me ASMR chills.

I'll continue reading through that sexy 245.8 Megabyte rulebook and see what happens.
Title: Re: Rogue Trader or Dark Heresy
Post by: stewartsage on December 31, 2013, 04:06:02 pm
There are better ship rules in the splatbooks I have.

It's up to you all, I'm not making you all play my Civ V in space.
Title: Re: Rogue Trader or Dark Heresy
Post by: Krizonar on December 31, 2013, 04:07:38 pm
Quote from: stewartsage on December 31, 2013, 04:06:02 pm
There are better ship rules in the splatbooks I have.

Give me the pron.
Title: Re: Rogue Trader or Dark Heresy
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 31, 2013, 05:40:01 pm
who's going to be the Rogue Trader?

cause in THE MAYOR'S home game, the RT is the ship itself. :0
Title: Re: Rogue Trader or Dark Heresy
Post by: stewartsage on December 31, 2013, 07:19:04 pm
It depends.  Either he's your NPC boss or someone can play him.
Title: Re: Rogue Trader or Dark Heresy
Post by: Krizonar on December 31, 2013, 07:34:14 pm
I think I'd like to be a Void-Master, but the amount of information for a non-Warhammer fan to take in is pretty strenuous and makes the game seem really overwhelming. I would consider being the Rogue Trader, but I probably don't know enough about the universe to be very fun.
Title: Re: Rogue Trader or Dark Heresy
Post by: NejinOniwa on December 31, 2013, 08:53:54 pm
I could be a decent RT, I think.

If you dare have me, that is...huehueheueheu
Title: Re: Rogue Trader or Dark Heresy
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 01, 2014, 01:24:34 am
THE MAYOR thinks it may be a role best filled by the GM, since all of us are new to the system. THE MAYOR believes that this will be the simplest solution, since that way none of us are taking on extra responsibility.

@kriz: THE MAYOR understands RT to some point if you need help with creating a character. just bear in mind that THE MAYOR isn't versed on this system NEARLY as well as he is on other ones.
Title: Re: Rogue Trader or Dark Heresy
Post by: stewartsage on January 02, 2014, 12:25:07 am
I'm not sure I feel confident in any of you to be a Rogue Trader at this moment.
Title: Re: Rogue Trader or Dark Heresy
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 02, 2014, 12:38:46 am
THE MAYOR agrees with this sentiment and asks that our GM either create an NPC or make it the ship.

of course, THE MAYOR still wonders whether we're up to this at all. :\
Title: Re: Rogue Trader or Dark Heresy
Post by: NejinOniwa on January 02, 2014, 01:26:52 am
I think it would help to post some details on the project so we can start working on characters more and get ourselves prepared.
Title: Re: Rogue Trader or Dark Heresy
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 02, 2014, 02:13:46 pm
THE MAYOR is willing to help with character creation wherever he can, as previously stated.
Title: Re: Rogue Trader or Dark Heresy
Post by: Penti-chan on January 02, 2014, 02:20:33 pm
If I end up leaving Pizza Hut or my schedule starts to stabilize, there's a chance I might try to join you guys :3
Title: Re: Rogue Trader or Dark Heresy
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 02, 2014, 02:57:57 pm
THE MAYOR welcomes this proposition. -w-
Title: Re: Rogue Trader or Dark Heresy
Post by: stewartsage on January 02, 2014, 03:56:25 pm
It'll be an NPC.  Nothing seriously out there sense this is your first real wading out into the waters of THE WARP.

I want everyone to be sure they want to do this first, since there's a great deal of doubt.
Title: Re: Rogue Trader or Dark Heresy
Post by: Penti-chan on January 02, 2014, 04:08:07 pm
For me, it all boils down to if my schedule normalizes; as I really hate having to leave in the middle or come in half-way through a session. I will give you confirmation once I'm confident in my schedule (Or if I leave Pizza Hut; which will free up some spare time)
Title: Re: Rogue Trader or Dark Heresy
Post by: NejinOniwa on January 02, 2014, 04:43:36 pm
My schedule is usually pretty forgiving, provided we don't start all too damn late at night. I don't want to flip my sleep schedule for this, but as long as I can get to school in time and not be completely dead when I do I'm fine.
Title: Re: Rogue Trader or Dark Heresy
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 02, 2014, 05:05:42 pm
THE MAYOR is game provided it doesn't interfere with his normal saturday game. THE MAYOR is also going to be looking into employment soon, so THE MAYOR will have to tailor his schedule around that. THE MAYOR votes for sunday nights.
Title: Re: Rogue Trader or Dark Heresy
Post by: NejinOniwa on January 02, 2014, 05:11:57 pm
Sundays may be problematic for me, since I have monday lessons pretty regularly, and things will go into deep night. Friday nights (saturday morning for me) would be much preferred if possible.
Title: Re: Rogue Trader or Dark Heresy
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 02, 2014, 05:28:00 pm
THE MAYOR is amicable to friday nights, but typically THE MAYOR isn't clear on when he gets home on fridays. sometimes it's around 7, sometimes it's not till 9 or 10.

if THE MAYOR is scheduled to work on friday nights, too, then it becomes even MORE problematic...
Title: Re: Rogue Trader or Dark Heresy
Post by: Bella on January 02, 2014, 10:39:46 pm
The only days/times I wouldn't be able to play are Thursday (class all afternoon and into the night) and Wednesday afternoon (class from ~noon to 4pm).
Title: Re: Rogue Trader or Dark Heresy
Post by: Krizonar on January 03, 2014, 02:44:37 am
My schedule is flexible.
Title: Re: Rogue Trader or Dark Heresy
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 03, 2014, 04:49:20 am
THE MAYOR still favours the weekend as much as possible given how he needs to keep his weekday schedule open in case of work/school/etc.

thus, THE MAYOR is voting for friday nights.
Title: Re: Rogue Trader or Dark Heresy
Post by: NejinOniwa on January 03, 2014, 05:00:43 am
Friday nights seconded.
Title: Re: Rogue Trader or Dark Heresy
Post by: Penti-chan on January 03, 2014, 01:44:24 pm
I'll likely be able to manipulate my schedules to have Friday nights off, if that's what everybody wants to do
Title: Re: Rogue Trader or Dark Heresy
Post by: stewartsage on January 03, 2014, 09:13:02 pm
I'm considering the options.