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Offline N01H3r3

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Incoming: Deathwatch
« on: February 27, 2010, 08:43:52 AM »
For anyone who doesn't frequent the FFG boards, this has just been announced:

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Re: Incoming: Deathwatch
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2010, 09:44:23 AM »
Once again should be a wealth of background-y goodness, but I'm still not sure how the roleplaying side of things will play out when one's PC is an eight foot tall killing machine.  The Deathwatch does tend to take on  a lot of "free-thinkers", so the PCs won't be quite as one-dimensional as your average Marine, but I still can't see them interacting with anyone other than other Marines and the Inquisitor in charge of the gig.

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Re: Incoming: Deathwatch
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2010, 10:02:00 AM »
Well, I'll definitely be picking it up when it comes out. I've not played a single game of Dark Heresy or Rogue Trader, but the books are very interesting and useful resources.
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Re: Incoming: Deathwatch
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2010, 12:50:24 PM »
... but I'm still not sure how the roleplaying side of things will play out when one's PC is an eight foot tall killing machine.
At least it'll get rid of "I chat up the barmaid". ;)

... or at least should. If I know some roleplayers, they'd try it anyway. ::)
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Re: Incoming: Deathwatch
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2010, 08:11:45 PM »
I can just imagine it - Ok, so she must hero-worship Marines, so why wouldn't she accept my sexual advances?
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Re: Incoming: Deathwatch
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2010, 09:33:32 PM »
S.Sgt Silva Birgen: "Good evening, we're here from the Adeptus Defenestratus."
Captain L. Rollin: "Nonsense. Never heard of it."
Birgen: "Pick a window. I'll demonstrate".

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Re: Incoming: Deathwatch
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2010, 10:38:16 PM »
Cos one of them's a space wolf, duh... Or to "get their end"...
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Re: Incoming: Deathwatch
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2010, 10:36:10 AM »
I can see it now

Player X - I'm going to try and chat up the barmaid
GM - You're a space marine
Player X - I know, she'll either run away in terror or fall he her knees and worship the god of war that I am.
GM - And if she refuses your advances?
Player X - I'll tear her head off with my bear hands and move onto the next one.



or of course.

Player Y - I'm going to try and chat up the barmaid
GM - ok role for it.....You failed
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Re: Incoming: Deathwatch
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2010, 08:32:03 PM »
Player A - I attempt to chat up the barmaid.
GM - Ok, roll for it... You suceed. Player B?
Player B - I recognise Player A's behaviour as being heretical and see that he has being tainted by the Ruinous Power of Lust and Excess. I execute him in the Emperor's name.
GM - Ok, Player A, you're out of the game, and the bar is now on fire. Oh, and the barmaid has no head anymore.
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Re: Incoming: Deathwatch
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2010, 03:04:15 PM »
I don't know... the size problems would be less restrictive if it was an OGRYN barmaid...

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Re: Incoming: Deathwatch
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2010, 05:10:38 PM »
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Please move swiftly on (for my sanity)?

So, how about that issue of roleplaying a marine, some people I know seem to think this will be the most boring of the additions to the Dark Heresy system due to the marines being nothing but 'glorified killbots'.
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Re: Incoming: Deathwatch
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2010, 02:45:22 AM »
Please move swiftly on (for my sanity)?
Sanity is for the weak! ;D
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Re: Incoming: Deathwatch
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2010, 12:41:45 PM »
If done properly, this will be awesome. Good old fasioned violence and intrigue. If done properly.
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