I was, but the plan was the dumbest thing I’ve read in a long time honestly. Especially considering the planes and the boat. Also questioning someone literally last hour is some pretty hardcore evil stuff.
My vacation ends tomorrow I would like to join in but I will probably just end up being very inactive.
I know nothing about WH40K, so…
Another Universe to drop in, I thought that the multi-dimensional gate testing would have been long done by now, but no, it’s still not fit for commercial use. Another damn Universe to collect data in and ensure that no anomalies can cause feedback into our own Universe. I just hope that the dammed administration allows smoking in buildings this time, maybe it’s a plant world, that would be nice, nice and relaxing. Let’s see what is on the other side of this gate, 3-2-1. Multidimensional Engineer
As per usual, I have created a SHA256 from Martins post to be used as a seed for RNG if required, that’s 8 keys, it should be enough. For additional security, the key used will need to have Martin’s first word written after the RNG list has been created appended to it.
b0b73dbc a1054f6c f54608c9 8277f6eb 7567a598 595d9fb5 38cdca06 388c6b19
Ok, a brief summary of the Warhammer 40K universe for those who don’t want to go deep down the rabbit hole of the glorious Imperial history.
We’re in the 41st millennium during which time the Imperium of Man is waging a constant, never ending, galaxy wide war against numerous threats to our galactic dominance and/or our basic survival as a species.
Aside from conventional threats (i.e. aliens that want to eat our faces) there is a powerful element of Chaos in the universe, which is a reflection & concentration of the emotions of all living beings, and Chaos is represented by several Chaos Gods which live in The Warp, which is slightly analogous to Subspace, but it allows for ships to travel within it. That said, The Warp is an exceptionally unstable and dangerous place which can destroy or corrupt ships and the minds and bodies of those within it.
The Imperium of Man - A highly xenophobic, theocratic and authoritarian body that spans literally millions of words and trillions of citizens. Their military has two main divisions, the Imperial Guard, constructed mainly of conscripts from various Imperial worlds, are largely “human” in the traditional sense and are analogues to modern soldiers with somewhat better equipment.
The other division is the Adeptus Astartes, aka Space Marines, genetically engineered supermen who posess astonishingly powerful weapons and who, themselves, are devastatingly powerful. We’re talking about guys who are 7 or 8ft tall, 500lbs of screaming muscle with specially designed organs that allow them insane levels of survivability and massively enhanced combat capabilities.
They traditionally wear powered armor that makes them, literally, walking tanks. The “leader” of the IOM is ostensibly the God-Emperor of Mankind, a super-being and psychic of unimaginable power.
Only problem is he was betrayed and mortally wounded thousands of years ago, and the only way he’s kept alive is in a gigantic device (the Golden Throne) on Earth (known as Holy Terra) which is kept running by feeding it other living psychics (conventionally known as Psykers in this universe) who are gravely mistrusted because they can be easily compromised by Chaos(more on this later).
As such, he’s not exactly an active administrator. His largest contribution now is threefold; he lights the Astronomicon, a psychic guide that allows human ships to navigate the Warp semi-safely, he gives aid to those in battle (generally by possessing them or giving them visions/strength/etc) and he’s constantly fighting the influences of the Chaos Gods of the Warp, trying to keep them from corrupting us all.
Praise be to the God Emperor, for His is the only Light in the vast Dark.
Therefore, @Arkenbrien, creating a “demonic” character is out of the question because it is impossible in the current state of events… in a pure roleplay point of view.
Because there is already a chaotic sorcerer (can be any psychic individual, to be fair), any citizen could possibly have been subdued to his/her chaotic taint. Though with his sadistic nature, he often have a preference for trying to corrupt other psychic humans once his/her cult is going strong.
If you want a rundown of possible roleplay characters, I can help in that matter.
So does mine. I’m probably only going to be able to join in outside of work hours (which works fine for me as I’m in the same timezone/country as Martin)
What about a time traveling daemon?
Well, one could imagine that a lesser demon of Tzeentch, Chaos God of Change, could already be summoned on the planet. He’s certainly the one that relishes cunning, schemes and shape-shifting to some extent.
However, you’d still have to play as a seemingly ordinary (or of some importance) imperial citizen to interact with the other players and not be immediatley cut into pieces by the imperials.
Or if you want a “time travelling daemon”, you can always consider roleplaying a “Dr. Who” whose Tardis somehow got him out of his “standard universe”… because you know, people assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint - it’s more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly… time-y wimey… stuff.
If anyone is a fan of Tarintino films, the hateful eight felt like a movie about a wolf game to an extent. It was a lot of fun to watch and try to figure it out. I recommend it!
If @martindevans doesn’t answer, I could provide you with one that’s either canonical or invented.
Go ahead (with an one invented, preferably). I must admit I don’t actually know the 40K universe really well, it just seemed like a fun TWG setting
Discreasion and subtile killings
I don’t see how they could meld very well in the long run. Short run sure. But long run, planets will be burn to the ground.
Well the whole point of the game is for the Imperials to stop the heresy before the Exterminatus fleet arrives.
I have no idea what I should be… So surprise me!
(I have not played before… :P)
Alright then, you’re a low level technician working on maintaining titans produced at this forge world.
Protip: @Cise is always a wolf
“Ski… Skitarius! Someone… Anyone! This way, quickly!”
Lor stirred, then snapped to attention. At his urging, power flowed into his legs’ servos, and he bounded towards the call. As he ran, he let his implants probe ahead, powerful infrared sensors cutting through the choking smog of the manufactory. A mass of heat signatures milled around another, slumped on the street. Voices, amplified by his implants, whispered frantically about…
An ear-splitting warning chime blasted over his comm-link. A robotic voice droned, “Dead inquisitor. Render immediate assistance. Dead inquisitor…”
At the sight of Lor, the crowd parted. A crumpled body in a beautiful imperial inquisitor’s coat lay in the street, ringed by throngs of terrified forge-workers. The inquisitor’s bolt-pistol was pressed tightly to his what remained of his jaw.
Lor turned his cyclopean eye towards the nearest bystander, and seized him by the collar. His tinny voice rang out from his helmet’s speakers.
“You. Tell me what happened here.”
The worker shrank away, and after a moment’s hesitation began to babble out an incoherent response.
“The guy, you know, the dead guy, the… The fancy imperial, he was walking along holding his head like it hurt, and he was bumpin’ into walls and stuff, and we didn’t wanna help him ‘cause we was busy and he was probably busy and then he shouts something about chaos or something real loud, and then he whips out his gun and screams that he’s sorry and can the emperor please forgive him and then he shoots himself! That’s it sir, boss, sir, I promise! Don’t hurt me, we didn’t do nothin’!”
Lor released his collar and the panicked man scuttled away. He scanned the crowd, then unhooked his lasgun (it was faulty and couldn’t fire, but the crowd didn’t need to know that).
“An inquisitor of the Imperium is dead. This will have consequences. There is a culprit. We will find him. This chaos-tainted filth will be exterminated.”
The crowd looked anxiously at the body.
“…No one leaves. No one.”
My character will be Lor Virgil, Skitarius of Kalia IV.
Also saw Hateful Eight and highly recommend it. It’s basically a wolf game, as Skyentist says.
Oh no, one guy died. DESTROY THE PLANET FOR THE EMPEROR.
That being said, even the imperium isn’t that retarded in it’s blind crusades against ‘evil’. I’ll buy it for the sake of the game, but even in the WH40k universe, exterminating a planet for one sorcerer is a bit intense even for their standards.
Indeed, losing a forge world like that is kind of a huge blow for the Imperium, even though they have lots of other forge worlds.
The Space Marines and Imperial guards / Planetary defense system would most likely first retake the system before admitting the defeat and deleting it.
However, they’d have much less qualms to exterminate a “hive planet” because population means almost nothing. That would even be the prefered solution if a Tyranide swarm got its tendrils on one of this worlds.
I invoke the Rule Of Cool.
So Enginish has been asking me everyday if I’ve signed up ever since we saw Hateful Eight. I was gonna pass but the killings keep draggin me back in!
H8full 8 was g8.