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Possible Conclave Community Project
« on: August 17, 2010, 07:25:51 PM »
The idea of a 'Tale of Four Gamers' was brought up recently. Rather than have such a secular project, I have it in mind to create two Conclave supported warbands, each led by a puritan and a radical Inquisitor. I thought to run a 'design an inquisitor' competion (on paper only in the first) to find two diametrically opposed (and interestingly unique) characters. Even those who don't win would be asked to contribute a henchman PC for each warband. The overall idea is to reignite the hobby and the community, hopefully inspiring more IC interaction, painting and modelling opportunities and possibly gaming in a long term campaign to run during meetings. At the moment, its just an idea, let me know what you think. TTFN
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Re: Possible Conclave Community Project
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2010, 07:36:57 PM »
sounds like a really good idea ;D
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Re: Possible Conclave Community Project
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2010, 07:46:42 PM »
kinda,

Round #1: Design an Inquisitor
Pick 2 winners.

Round #2: those who don't make the cut design supporting characters for the warbands
Pick 6 (3 per crew)

Round #3: Make a Mini to suit your character

Round #4: gaming day in WHW

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Re: Possible Conclave Community Project
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2010, 07:47:53 PM »
I certainly would enjoy contributing a character and model to a few of the acolyte pc character (don't think my writing would be up to a main character). I think would definitely encourage IC contribution if people can envisage there own model they've made up in that scenario.

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Re: Possible Conclave Community Project
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2010, 07:56:01 PM »
what size would each warband be and what sort of characters should we think about writing up
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Re: Possible Conclave Community Project
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2010, 08:02:31 PM »
Actually I was thinking of keeping the henchman as a rolling project (after all, Eisenhorn had over a hundred agents working for him in the prime of his career), much in the same way as Dark Heresy is played.
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Re: Possible Conclave Community Project
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2010, 08:03:18 PM »
I was going to start a thread for this. I'm not sure I agree with the approach, though it's definitely interesting. I guess I figured that following four hobbyists constructing their bands would showcase some of the differences in the design process (along with some cool modelling features). Doing that would hopefully provide some inspiration and food-for-thought for those looking to get into Inquisitor.

That said, your idea of the Conclave-supported retinues is an interesting one. I would suggest that a GM gets chosen, someone who will run the battle report in the first instance, can arbitrate any disputes and can make the final decisions about which characters go into which warbands.

EDIT: I do quite like Gav's approach, actually.
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Re: Possible Conclave Community Project
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2010, 08:33:08 PM »
EDIT: I do quite like Gav's approach, actually.

Actually I was thinking of keeping the henchman as a rolling project (after all, Eisenhorn had over a hundred agents working for him in the prime of his career), much in the same way as Dark Heresy is played.

the idea being, those "chosen" by the community get to play in the proper writeup, while those who contribute characters are free to model their own creations which can be added to a "library" of community characters?
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Re: Possible Conclave Community Project
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2010, 09:39:21 PM »
I think what we have here are two very good, yet separate, ideas - the 'Tale of 4 Gamers' approach is something I really like the sound of, but IMO belongs more as a series of articles belonging to Dark Magenta.

I also really like the idea of making two community warbands and having them scrap at a Conclave get-together, with regards to the GM, I'd like to volunteer some of the longest of beards; PO, Kaled and Van Helser are all great GMs.
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Re: Possible Conclave Community Project
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2010, 09:41:45 PM »
Not exactly, anyone can submit a henchman character (one for each warband) either just on paper or with a model, but every paper entry will have its rules vetoed by someone learned and trusted to prevent Mary-sue entries.
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« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2010, 10:15:29 PM »
I think what we have here are two very good, yet separate, ideas - the 'Tale of 4 Gamers' approach is something I really like the sound of, but IMO belongs more as a series of articles belonging to Dark Magenta.

I think that's what I was trying to get at. The 'Tale of 4 Warbands" is something that we could easily coordinate and that could definitely add to Dark Magenta. This "Community Challenge" is definitely something laudable, but something that I think should be run alongside the TO4W, rather than instead of it. :)
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Re: Possible Conclave Community Project
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2010, 10:22:30 PM »
I agree that a TO4W could be run alongside and not as the community project
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Re: Possible Conclave Community Project
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2010, 10:35:44 PM »
Is there a personal power level at which you would like the henchman to sit, or should we just go by our own mind as if for our own warbands? And are we to also to perhaps make them more puritanical/radical than usual (as many of mine are very ambiguous :P).

Really keen to play around with idea that I wouldn't necessarily wish to play myself but would enjoy modelling and writing for.

Perhaps some 3rd party characters such as xenos could be involved as well?

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Re: Possible Conclave Community Project
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2010, 10:46:33 PM »
I'm in the mood for massive chaos spawn controlled by a daemon. The spawn just regenerate after a couple of turns until the daemon is killed. That is whar you call 3rd party xenos

(sorry got a bit carried away there) :-[
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Re: Possible Conclave Community Project
« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2010, 10:37:15 AM »
I think anything that encourages Inquisitor modelling and gaming has to be a good idea, so there's no reason why both these ideas can't be taken forward. It would be great to see some more Dark Magenta battle reports too, and I think both plans lend themselves to producing a great number of Dark Magenta articles.

I'd like to be involved in any way I can, but the toils of dentistry and my remote location up here in Inverness do count against me somewhat. Nice to be called a long beard too... Even if I did shave it off last week!

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