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Re: Deathwatch Reborn
« Reply #195 on: February 21, 2010, 09:03:41 AM »
Two words: Morel's Reach

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Re: Deathwatch Reborn
« Reply #196 on: February 21, 2010, 09:04:33 AM »
Invasion of Schindelgheist?
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Re: Deathwatch Reborn
« Reply #197 on: February 21, 2010, 10:10:31 AM »
Dominatrix mind rape? (Not even kidding, I mentioned it in Opening Shots -- it would take something on that scale to traumatise Rant, after all)

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Re: Deathwatch Reborn
« Reply #198 on: February 21, 2010, 10:36:20 AM »
Kk, Rant wins on psychological trauma.
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Re: Deathwatch Reborn
« Reply #199 on: February 21, 2010, 10:56:29 AM »
Heh. Frankly, it's quite surprising he's survived for so long, and you'll see why as soon as we get closer to anything psychic... I plan to reveal exactly what happened at some stage, as "Dominatrix mind rape" doesn't present a wholly accurate account of what happened. Also, it's no good having it as a Noodle Incident.

He was, at the very least, protected by the Land Raider when we found the Warrior brood.
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Re: Deathwatch Reborn
« Reply #200 on: February 22, 2010, 12:19:06 PM »
Ah well, at least Artos can have fun with the genestealers. His Chapter is of the blood-thirsty, revengeful type after all.
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Re: Deathwatch Reborn
« Reply #201 on: February 22, 2010, 01:01:05 PM »
Did I mention stealers?

I mentioned broodlords
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Re: Deathwatch Reborn
« Reply #202 on: February 22, 2010, 01:54:12 PM »
The two are very much interrelated, possibly even to the point where a Broodlord just happens to be a very big psychic Genestealer (however, I don't have the new 'dex and frankly don't intend to buy it, so that description may be a little off...) -- where there's a Broodlord there are likely to be 'stealers.

What sort of state they're in (given the borked virus bombing) is open to debate, though...

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Re: Deathwatch Reborn
« Reply #203 on: February 22, 2010, 01:58:45 PM »
I've always taken the broodlord to be a combative patriarch as opposed to the bigger sitting on a throne ruling the roost kind, though the broodlord could even be a greater genestealer maybe the first prime strain of the genestealer brood.

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Re: Deathwatch Reborn
« Reply #204 on: February 22, 2010, 03:22:24 PM »
Patriarchs are very big psychic Genestealers too...

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Re: Deathwatch Reborn
« Reply #205 on: February 25, 2010, 06:31:16 PM »
I know but the descriptions of them have always led me to think of them as large cumbersome creatures instead of the typical true strain we know and love, the broodlord is a bridging gap which brings a truly frighting combat monster into play

which led me to speculate that a broodlord is in fact inferior to a patriarch and is potentially the first of the brood the biggest and strongest etc second only to the patriarch itself 
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Re: Deathwatch Reborn
« Reply #206 on: February 26, 2010, 11:05:58 PM »
I believe the Patriarch is the alpha male in genestealer "society" (this includes cults), and the broodlords act almost like sergeants, leading packs of genestealers. Broodlords are generally considered the most dangerous of the two, but that is because the patriarchs are usually inactive, sitting on their thrones and calling the Hive Fleets. If they entered combat, they would undoubtedly make truly fierce opponents.
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Re: Deathwatch Reborn
« Reply #207 on: February 27, 2010, 01:49:54 AM »
The latest Tyranid Codex makes no mention at all about Patriarchs, saying only that Broodlords are the most powerful Genestealers who guide in the Hive Fleets. I'd always understood that the Broodlord was meant to replace the old Patriarch and the one in the new Space Hulk is basically just a big Genestealer.

Despite that it could be that amongst Genestealers some become Broodlords over time. In the new Codex it talks about Genestealers doing their utmost to avoid being consumed once the Hive Fleet arrives, perhaps the oldest survivors eventually become Broodlords and those Broodlords that start of a cult turn into bloated Patriarchs. Perhaps the change depends on circumstances with only one Genestealer ever becoming a Broodlord but once it becomes a Patriarch the nect most powerful Genestealer grows bigger and becomes the latest Broodlord.
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Re: Deathwatch Reborn
« Reply #208 on: March 08, 2010, 08:41:51 AM »
We've stalled... Tony, your last post seems to give us very little to do beyond make some cheap three-liner about following orders, and I think we're all waiting for something to do at this point because you're the GM and therefore the one flinging the Broodlord at us. As wonderful as we all are, I think the RP needs a little nudge to get us back in the right direction.

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Re: Deathwatch Reborn
« Reply #209 on: March 08, 2010, 09:13:37 AM »
Agreed I'll hammer something up for later today/tomorrow

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