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Offline GAZKUL

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would it be possible?
« on: February 22, 2011, 08:29:09 PM »
Curious about whether or not it'd be possible to adapt a few favorite characters from films and anime into Inquisitor and still be reasonably okay fluff wise. Feedback'd be great.

1. Scar (Full Metal Alchemist): A survivor of a genocidal campaign by the military, gifted with the ability to deconstruct an object into it's base elements using the tattoos on his right arm. He goes on a campaign of vengeance targeting only State Alchemist who killed his brother and destroyed his country.

2. Tony Montana (Scarface) If you've seen the movie then all will be explained, if not then he is THE short fused, ruthless gangster, The bad guy's bad guy.

3. The Uruk Hai (LOTR) Man made animalistic killing machines


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Re: would it be possible?
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2011, 09:31:15 PM »
canīt say much about the first.
havent seen it, but give me day or two...

tony montana? definitively yes!

Man made animalistic killing machines
space marines?!?
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Re: would it be possible?
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2011, 10:24:46 PM »
An idea from a DH fan-source for Technobarbarians was Recombatants - Truly monstrous gene-engineered humans, with no objectives beyond killing. These could be used as a basis for Uruk Hai, the Arachosians from Cordwainer Smith, the Futurekind in Doctor Who, the rather creepy monsters in Down the Bright Way... lots of things like that.
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Re: would it be possible?
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2011, 03:13:26 AM »
As above I don't know the first one but the second would be fairly straight forward.

Intrestingly one of my earliest gaming groups for Inq (At school) was played in 28mm and most of my friends were LoTR fans and had huge armies of Uruk Hai models converted to the gills that served as pretty much everything. When they first came out they were about Ģ12 for 20 I think (Deffinitly the cheapest army to make) so we had loads of them.

The things is it's better to be inspired than copy and paste so becareful with this. I've had a few characters based on Deckard from Blade runner and I've had a few that got to a point where they were to much Blade runner and not enough 40K, And one that was too much Harrison Ford which just got weird.

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Re: would it be possible?
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2011, 10:52:29 AM »


...having read Wikipedia to get a better read on Scar (not being familiar with either the anime or manga) - it sounds like a character that could work. I'd suggest two possible approaches:
a) A GM controlled antagonist with either powerful psychic ability or a sorcerous effect derived from a series of tattoos that can reduce an opponent to basically dust with a touch. And a vendetta against either the Inquisition or some other major Imperial organisation - something suitably conflicting with the player goals to help draw them into conflict.

b) A PC Inquisitor with a much less powerful ability (I wouldn't let a PC possess a basically "instant death" ability). A radical witchhunter with a vendetta against psykers, who has taken to using sorcery to match off against his prey.


... Tony Montana. Yep, but you'd need to increase the scale of his crimes a bit to a more 40k level. Drug cartels, even at the Miami scale, are not really Inquisition level crimes, so you'd need to elevate him above being work that the local enforcers should be doing rather than getting paid off.

I'm thinking a smuggler who works on more the planetary scale than the city scale, dealing in the range of millions of tonnes, not just a few. So, kilometre long freighters packed to the brim with *insert drug here*, with a sizeable army protecting it and quite happy to get rid of officials at any level to keep their work going.

Explaining the involvement of such a self-serving character in some scenarios might take work (they're not likely to poke their nose into wiping out a Chaos cult), but it's not impossible (they think this cult might harm their business somehow).


... Uruk-hai. What I'd probably do is make them some form of abhuman which has been extensively modified with all kinds of drug glands. Sort of a mix between beastmen (the 40k version, not the fantasy version) and gland war veterans.
Then have whatever you get used as muscle by some Inquisitor or Rogue Trader.
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Re: would it be possible?
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2011, 12:56:16 PM »
Thanks for the tips, for Scar i had in mind a possible Acolyte for Kain, seeing as Kain is a Monodominant Inquisitor Marko's idea of using a form of Psychic to pursue his goals, though probably an extremely agile  Wyrd with curbed powers.

Scarface: yep, intergalactic drug dealer coming up, possibly a form of Xenos drug to give Ordo Xenos Inquisitors a reason to be fighting him!!!!!

Uruk Hai: i remember reading somewhere about Corax creating feral space marines, enter a rogue Magos who's dug up some of his work and made extremely primitive space marine by combining human and animal DNA.

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Re: would it be possible?
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2011, 03:56:50 PM »
With the interstellar drug dealer, might a source of conflict come with slaneshi cults, ruining the Market by giving away pleasure for free, or competing for custom. Mayhap trying to resist slaneshi infiltration in his organisation.

For the tattoos, what about a character with something similar to electoo's. Kaled's DM article is a good read along those lines.

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Re: would it be possible?
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2011, 07:27:00 PM »
I like the idea of Tony Montana in INQ.

Perhaps the Inquisition might have had suspicions about a renegade Rogue Trader, only for the Rogue Trader's crew to be taken over by a vicious, psychopathic petty officer from the lower decks.

By the time the Inquisition is able to respond, all their agents are dead and "Captain" Montana is cutting an orgy of destruction through the network of pirates and smugglers across the Carthaxian Sector, absorbing their operations into a single bloc of iniquity.