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wiegieman
Apr 22, 2010


Royalty is a continuous cutting motion


Really, by the time you get to around 40 corruption you're switching to a Black Crusade game and accumulating infamy.

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Loel
Jun 4, 2012

"For the Emperor."

There was a terrible noise.
There was a terrible silence.



FireSight posted:

Depends on your toughness. If your toughness is too low, I think you just chaos spawn.

And if you do it right you turn into a Daemon Prince!

Loel
Jun 4, 2012

"For the Emperor."

There was a terrible noise.
There was a terrible silence.



In the final 24 hours of the countdown! Anticpated winner is Psyker 7 to Tech Priest 5!

A) Adept
B) Arbitrator
C) Assassin x
D) Cleric
E) Guardsman
F) Imperial Psyker x x x x x x x
G) Scum x x
H) Tech Priest x x x x x
I) Other

Green Intern
Dec 29, 2008

Secret Art: Toxic Crotch Whirlwind!

Let's push towards a nailbiter.

Tech Priest

Victorkm
Nov 25, 2001



Imperial Psyker

Wentley
Feb 7, 2012


Tech Priest. I am drawn to the underdog.

Azhais
Feb 5, 2007


Cybernetic Crumb

Tech Priest

Psyker feels like one of those page 2 paperback CYOA failure endings "You have been sacrificed to the Astronomicon"

Loel
Jun 4, 2012

"For the Emperor."

There was a terrible noise.
There was a terrible silence.



Azhais posted:

Tech Priest

Psyker feels like one of those page 2 paperback CYOA failure endings "You have been sacrificed to the Astronomicon"

The thought had occurred to me.

A) Adept
B) Arbitrator
C) Assassin x
D) Cleric
E) Guardsman
F) Imperial Psyker x x x x x x x x
G) Scum x x
H) Tech Priest x x x x x x x x
I) Other

We are now tied! 8:8!

chin up everything sucks
Jan 29, 2012



Swapping from Scum to Tech Priest so that we don't end up a psyker.

AmyL
Aug 8, 2013


Tech Priest because let get into the Cult of the Machine!

Xun
Apr 25, 2010

Help I can't get up I'm Gay


Tech priest best priest

Victorkm
Nov 25, 2001



Since it looks like it will be Tech Priest, we should totally be a Cyber Mastiff handler for our first rank, from Book of Judgement.

Obscil
Feb 27, 2012

PLEASE LIKE ME!

Victorkm posted:

Since it looks like it will be Tech Priest, we should totally be a Cyber Mastiff handler for our first rank, from Book of Judgement.

We get robot dogs?! Sweet! Any possibility of getting a Blade Wolf?

frajaq
Jan 30, 2009

#acolyte GM of 2014


Obscil posted:

We get robot dogs?! Sweet! Any possibility of getting a Blade Wolf?


Thats a Bullpup Cyber-Mastiff, he's pretty big and has Fear(2), but its really expensive.

The Cyber-Mastiff handler starts with a smaller one that is better at tracking.

frajaq fucked around with this message at Aug 20, 2014 around 00:45

SerSpook
Feb 13, 2012



Grimey Drawer

Psyker

Loel
Jun 4, 2012

"For the Emperor."

There was a terrible noise.
There was a terrible silence.



Victorkm posted:

Since it looks like it will be Tech Priest, we should totally be a Cyber Mastiff handler for our first rank, from Book of Judgement.

Added that and a few others to the Tech Priest options. Another one at level 1 is from Lathe Worlds - Factor of the Lathes, which is more of a diplomatic Tech-Priest.

We are currently 11:9 in favor of Tech Priest.

Redly
Aug 17, 2014

Meep! ^_^

Guys. Gals. Variations thereupon.
TECH PRIEST GETS A PUPPY

I mean I don't know why there's even still a debate.

ROBOT
CANINE
FRIEND

chin up everything sucks
Jan 29, 2012



Redly posted:

Guys. Gals. Variations thereupon.
TECH PRIEST GETS A PUPPY

I mean I don't know why there's even still a debate.

ROBOT
CANINE
FRIEND

Twist. We are the robo-canine, the man-thing is our servant/pet.

Obscil
Feb 27, 2012

PLEASE LIKE ME!

frajaq posted:

Thats a Bullpup Cyber-Mastiff, he's pretty big and has Fear(2), but its really expensive.

Then clearly we have a goal. Save up enough money to buy Blade Wolf.

Loel
Jun 4, 2012

"For the Emperor."

There was a terrible noise.
There was a terrible silence.



A) Adept
B) Arbitrator
C) Assassin x
D) Cleric
E) Guardsman
F) Imperial Psyker x x x x x x x x x
G) Scum x
H) Tech Priest x x x x x x x x x x x
I) Other

Psyker 9
Tech Priest 11

And the Tech Priests have it!

Im going to go ahead and assume the thread wants Cyber Mastiff, since we’re already seeing rocking pictures and caps lock for it. Now, for the next set of choices!
As a basic Tech Priest, you get

Tech Use (Int)
Secret Tongue (Tech) (Int)

Melee Weapons (Primitive)
Basic Weapons Training (Las)
Pistol Training (Las)
Electro Graft Use
Mechanicus Implants
- Electro Graft
- Electoo Inductors
- Respirator Unit
- Cyber Mantle
- Potentia Coil
- Cranial Circuitry
Constructor Interface Augmentic

Metal Staff
Las Pistol and 1 charge pack
Las Carbine and 1 charge pack
Knife
Flak Vest
Glow Lamp
Data Slate
Mechanicus Robes and Vestements (Good Quality)
9 spare parts (power cells, wires, chronometers, etc)
Vial of Sacred Machine Oil
Bloud hound Cyber Mastiff

You have 400 xp to work with. I listed all the backgrounds which you qualify for that I am aware of. For purposes of RP, we’re assuming the Inquisitor will not light you on fire for Warp Touched, and also not revealing if he’s a Radical or Puritan. We’re just continuing the survey motif.

You can choose more than one background, but the total has to remain under 400 XP. In addition to spending points, please mark Y/N for the tainted blood alt-noble.

-

Dear Sir/Madam


Please acknowledge what form of training you have gone through this far. Although the Inquisition knows all and sees all, we have decided it necessary to test you on your experiences under the tutelage of the Imperium. Do not think of failing this test, for failure in front of the Inquisition is failure in front of the God-Emperor himself.

Please detail what certifications you have acquired.


Career Path Choices

Trade (Scrimshaw) (Ag) or Trade (Copyist) (Int)

0 XP Background Variant

Tainted Blood
Lose Etiquette Trait (+10 to Interaction Skill Tests when dealing with high authority and in formal settings.)
Gain +10 Int, the Traits Talented (Deceive) and Resistance (Fear)
+1d10 Corruption, +2d10 Insanity

100 XP Backgrounds

Disciples of Thule
-5 WS, -5 Per
Skills : Common Lore (Machine Cult) (Int), Evaluate (Int), Forbidden Lore (Archaeotech) (Int), Logic (Int), Scholastic Lore (Cryptology) (Int)

Awareness
Common Lore (Tech)
Search
Shadowing
Tech-Use
Tracking
Trade (Technomat) Armourer
Trade (Technomat) +10 Armourer +10
Wrangling
Wrangling +10
Basic Weapon Training (Pistol)
Basic Weapon Training (SP)
Basic Weapon Training (Primitive)
Pack Hunter (requires Tracking)
Pistol Training (Las)
Pistol Training (Primitive)
Pistol Training (SP)
Sound Constitution
Wolf Pack Tactics (requires Wrangling)

200 XP
Malygrisian Tech Heresy
Skills : Ciphers (Malygris Codex) (Int), Forbidden Lore (Warp, Xenos) (Int), Scholastic Lore (Legend, Numerology) (Int)
Corruption Points : +1d5
Insanity Points : Unhinged, +1d5

Omnissian Apostate:
Skills : Common Lore (Imperial Creed) (Int), Deceive (Fel)
Condemned in the Eye of the Omnissiah : You may never gain Peer or Good Reputation (Adeptus Mechanicus), if your faith is discovered you will be seriously punished by the Adeptus Mechanicus.
Rational Liar : Use Int instead of Fel for Deceive tests.

Penitent
Skillls: Forbidden Lore (Pick Two)(Int)
Dark Soul, Insanely Faithful, Flagellent
10+1d10 Corruption
One Malignancy

300 XP

Peer (Adeptus Arbites)

400 XP

Warp Touched
Traits : From Beyond
Corruption Points : +1d10 +10, automatically begin play with one Malignancy and take a -10 penalty to tests to resist gaining Corruption.

Please fill out your full name here:

An open mind is like a fortress with its gates unbarred and unguarded.

In the Emperor’s Name, Inquisitor Kozilek

-

You have 400 points. Spend Points on:

Y/N Tainted Blood:

Loel fucked around with this message at Aug 20, 2014 around 20:54

By popular demand
Jul 17, 2007

IT *BZZT* WASP ME--
IT WASP ME ALL *BZZT* ALONG!


Warp touched and Tainted blood

By popular demand fucked around with this message at Aug 20, 2014 around 11:32

my dad
Oct 17, 2012

this shall be humorous


Copyist

NO Tainted Blood

Disciples of Thule
Tech-Use
Common Lore (Tech)
Trade (Technomat)


Let's go with a standardish techpriest for now. There will be plenty of opportunity to gain glances at forbidden techthingies in exchange for corruption and insanity points. Why waste them now with so little to gain in return?

Scarlet Ember

Loel
Jun 4, 2012

"For the Emperor."

There was a terrible noise.
There was a terrible silence.



my dad posted:

Copyist

NO Tainted Blood

Disciples of Thule
Tech-Use
Common Lore (Tech)
Trade (Technomat)


Let's go with a standardish techpriest for now. There will be plenty of opportunity to gain glances at forbidden techthingies in exchange for corruption and insanity points. Why waste them now with so little to gain in return?

Scarlet Ember

Scarlet Ember? My google gives me nothing.

Cannon_Fodder
Jul 17, 2007

"Hey, where did Steve go?"
Design by Kamoc

I know gently caress-all about Warcraft Hammer 2001k: A Space Odyssey, but I'm very excited to read this adventure. Carry on gentlemen. If you wouldn't mind throwing out some clarifying poo poo as we go along as to what these things are for the lurkers, that would be great, but obviously not expected.

Thanks for making the thread, lowellDND. Good luck!

By popular demand
Jul 17, 2007

IT *BZZT* WASP ME--
IT WASP ME ALL *BZZT* ALONG!


For the lurkers, I chose these options:

Warp touched:
Makes you Immune to fear and madness for the price of a minor corruption

Tainted blood:
Better at decieve, +10 int

Loel
Jun 4, 2012

"For the Emperor."

There was a terrible noise.
There was a terrible silence.



Cannon_Fodder posted:

I know gently caress-all about Warcraft Hammer 2001k: A Space Odyssey, but I'm very excited to read this adventure. Carry on gentlemen. If you wouldn't mind throwing out some clarifying poo poo as we go along as to what these things are for the lurkers, that would be great, but obviously not expected.

Thanks for making the thread, lowellDND. Good luck!

Thank you!

Once we really get rolling, I plan to do a lot of "As you know, " expositions, just so we can keep everyone involved. Ive never run or played this system, but I love the universe it describes.

Serpentis
May 31, 2011

Well, if I really HAVE to shoot you in the bollocks to shut you up, then I guess I'll need to, post-haste, for everyone else's sake.


my dad posted:

Copyist

NO Tainted Blood

Disciples of Thule
Tech-Use
Common Lore (Tech)
Trade (Technomat)


Let's go with a standardish techpriest for now. There will be plenty of opportunity to gain glances at forbidden techthingies in exchange for corruption and insanity points. Why waste them now with so little to gain in return?

Scarlet Ember

Like it. Another vote for this.

Victorkm
Nov 25, 2001



my dad posted:

Copyist

NO Tainted Blood

Disciples of Thule
Tech-Use
Common Lore (Tech)
Trade (Technomat)


Let's go with a standardish techpriest for now. There will be plenty of opportunity to gain glances at forbidden techthingies in exchange for corruption and insanity points. Why waste them now with so little to gain in return?

Scarlet Ember

Tech Priests don't need Trade (Technomat). Trade(Technomat) is rote production of technical devices, like a factory worker, but for a tech priest it is replaced by Tech-use by default. Trade(Armouror) would be a better choice.

my dad
Oct 17, 2012

this shall be humorous


Victorkm posted:

Tech Priests don't need Trade (Technomat). Trade(Technomat) is rote production of technical devices, like a factory worker, but for a tech priest it is replaced by Tech-use by default. Trade(Armouror) would be a better choice.

Thanks. Trade(Armorer) isn't listed, though.

Any suggestions for what I should replace it with?

Obscil
Feb 27, 2012

PLEASE LIKE ME!

my dad posted:

Copyist

NO Tainted Blood

Disciples of Thule
Tech-Use
Common Lore (Tech)
Trade (Technomat)


Let's go with a standardish techpriest for now. There will be plenty of opportunity to gain glances at forbidden techthingies in exchange for corruption and insanity points. Why waste them now with so little to gain in return?

Scarlet Ember

This sounds good, but switch Technomat to another trade. I'm sorry I don't have any ideas of a good trade, I haven't ever played this game before.

SerSpook
Feb 13, 2012



Grimey Drawer

Warp Touched, Tainted Blood

Outrail
Jan 4, 2009

www.sapphicrobotica.com


Horrible Lurkbeast posted:

Warp touched and Tainted blood

This. The lurk beast knows what's up.

Let's find out what hides under the bed.

By popular demand
Jul 17, 2007

IT *BZZT* WASP ME--
IT WASP ME ALL *BZZT* ALONG!


All I'm saying is: with high IQ, immunity to fear and madness and a susceptibility to corruption, what could possibly go wrong?

Loel
Jun 4, 2012

"For the Emperor."

There was a terrible noise.
There was a terrible silence.



Oh, this will be fun. Looks like we're already getting our Radical v Puritan factions.

Have some Eisenhorn: "We all become radicals eventually as we appreciate that we must know our enemy in order to defeat him. The real dangers come from extreme puritans. Puritanism is fuelled by ignorance, and ignorance is the greatest peril of all. That's not to suggest the path of the radical is easy. Eventually even the most careful and responsible radical will be overwhelmed by the warp. The real judge of character is what good a man can do for the Imperium before he is drawn too far.""

AmyL
Aug 8, 2013


my dad posted:

Copyist

NO Tainted Blood

Disciples of Thule
Tech-Use
Common Lore (Tech)
Trade (Technomat)


Let's go with a standardish techpriest for now. There will be plenty of opportunity to gain glances at forbidden techthingies in exchange for corruption and insanity points. Why waste them now with so little to gain in return?

Scarlet Ember

A vote for standardish techpriest so we can guide her development through exposition.

Loel
Jun 4, 2012

"For the Emperor."

There was a terrible noise.
There was a terrible silence.



Horrible Lurkbeast posted:

All I'm saying is: with high IQ, immunity to fear and madness and a susceptibility to corruption, what could possibly go wrong?

As an aside, Warp Touched gives you From Beyond, which gives you immunity to insanity.

So all you need to worry about is corruption

On the flip side, someone want to link me to Scarlet Ember/what book its from? It looks like a 300XP background or talent, but I don't know anything else about it.

Loel fucked around with this message at Aug 20, 2014 around 15:38

By popular demand
Jul 17, 2007

IT *BZZT* WASP ME--
IT WASP ME ALL *BZZT* ALONG!


LowellDND posted:

As an aside, Warp Touched gives you From Beyond, which gives you immunity to insanity.

So all you need to worry about aspire to is corruption

Loel
Jun 4, 2012

"For the Emperor."

There was a terrible noise.
There was a terrible silence.



Horrible Lurkbeast posted:


As an aside, Warp Touched gives you From Beyond, which gives you immunity to insanity.

So all you need to worry about aspire to is corruption


I have Black Crusade if we end up heading that way

Loel fucked around with this message at Aug 20, 2014 around 15:43

Loel
Jun 4, 2012

"For the Emperor."

There was a terrible noise.
There was a terrible silence.



Obscil posted:

This sounds good, but switch Technomat to another trade. I'm sorry I don't have any ideas of a good trade, I haven't ever played this game before.

Options that might fit our character include

Armourer: Used to create and maintain armour and weapons.

Copyist: Used to swiftly copy text, illuminate manuscripts and forge written material.

Embalmer: Used to prepare and preserve corpses.

Miner: Used to extract minerals, maintain mines and identify common hazards.

Prospector: Used to find and identify valuable materials.

Scrimshawer: Used to inscribe patterns, text and imagery onto materials.

Smith: Used to forge metals into shape.

Technomat: Used to maintain mechanical and tech items, often without any understanding of a machine’s true purpose.

Wright: Used to assess, design and construct buildings, vehicles and the like.

and a basic tech priest gets a choice of Scrimshawer and Copyist.

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Azhais
Feb 5, 2007


Cybernetic Crumb

Scrimshawer

NO Tainted Blood

Disciples of Thule
Tech-Use
Common Lore (Tech)
Trade (Armourer)

I mostly like my dad's plan, but swap in a more useful Trade and go with scrimshawing so she spends her days inscribing odes to the machine god on every random surface

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