Larhas
 member, 37 posts
Fri 30 Jul 2021
at 15:14
Rogue Trader! Or other 40k FFG games.
But the main preference goes to Rogue Trader, for it satisfies my fetish for ship-building needs for complex Imperium politics.

I'll have to admit that I'd like to try it as a solo game - I kind of want to see just how crazy a Lord Captain can go in the quest for Eldar booty riches and ancient artifacts without a table of people around to tell him 'No, wait a moment - that's STUPID', but I'd of course be open to group play.

If the GM we find (of course we'll find a GM) is truly a saint (and probably unemployed, from the time it'd require), it might even be interesting to set up a game with either multiple families or multiple branches of the same - each with their own ship and doing their own thing, with the occasional uneasy alliance to loot a whole world before the Everpresent Ominous Timer of Certain Doom reaches 00:00.

I do know a bit of 40k lore, but I'm not an expert by any stretch of the imagination - basically, you can expect me to know what can be found on a wiki, but not to have read any book. I'm also not particularly a purist - especially when it comes to Rogue Trader, so feel free to surprise me with your interpretation of the 41th Millennium.

I'm also open to stealing mechanical bits from the later games - I know several things made significantly more sense in, say, Black Crusade than they do in Rogue Trader (I haven't played in a while, but I remember Black Crusade at least gave you a reason for single shot attacks, and unnatural attributes were less insane). Since I'd be on the side of the GM screen with less headaches, I'll leave up to the GM to decide what to steal.

The other games are lower in preference (Roughly Rogue Trader > Black Crusade (played with some class) > Dark Heresy > Only War = Deathwatch = Black Crusade (played with mostly dakka)). I'd be at least intrigued by a Dark Heresy Ascension (Or similar concept in DH2E) game with a peek at 'big picture' issues (I played in one here many moons ago, and it was interesting until it crashed and burned).

A note for anyone who read this far, my ship-building fetish would probably also be satisfied by a Traveller game, but I only played that once, several years ago - so I'd be super rusty.
TMTO
 member, 40 posts
Sat 31 Jul 2021
at 00:02
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I was just thinking about how much I wanted to play a 40KRPG again and would like to say that I would gladly be part of this enterprise, whether it's for RT or BC.
NotTheRedWire
 member, 53 posts
Sun 1 Aug 2021
at 01:27
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I would love to get in on this as a player.  Not the post you were hoping for, I know, but I'd kick myself if I didn't speak up.  I have a mighty neeeeeeeeeed.
Larhas
 member, 38 posts
Sun 1 Aug 2021
at 03:50
Rogue Trader! Or other 40k FFG games.
Not the post I needed, but definitely the post I expected!
So don't feel bad about it xD
Larhas
 member, 39 posts
Sat 7 Aug 2021
at 22:47
Rogue Trader! Or other 40k FFG games.
Still here, still looking, still TOTALLY not planning to solve every problem with liberal application of macrobattery salvos.

This message was last edited by the user at 08:35, Sun 08 Aug 2021.

TMTO
 member, 42 posts
Sun 8 Aug 2021
at 03:44
Rogue Trader! Or other 40k FFG games.
Applying macrobattery salvos is always good. So is ordering hordes of armsmen into the breach!
Larhas
 member, 40 posts
Tue 17 Aug 2021
at 15:27
Rogue Trader! Or other 40k FFG games.
New week, new bump - help me mourn for the end of vacation time!
Larhas
 member, 41 posts
Sun 29 Aug 2021
at 07:26
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Yet another tentative bump in a moment of slowdown for the games I'm i!
Larhas
 member, 49 posts
Wed 26 Jan 2022
at 12:35
Rogue Trader! Or other 40k FFG games.
What happens if I give this thing a poke? GMs as far as the eye can see, I'm sure!
Crusader2010
 member, 63 posts
 Insane in a funny way.
 38yo Dutchman.
Wed 26 Jan 2022
at 12:48
Rogue Trader! Or other 40k FFG games.
Every time you bump this post, a planet gets Exterminatus'd.

On that note, if you find that one GM saint, I'd love to play me some Rogue Trader. Yes sirreee... Been wanting to play that for.. years now. Yes. *tear slowly crawls down cheek*
Larhas
 member, 50 posts
Wed 26 Jan 2022
at 12:54
Rogue Trader! Or other 40k FFG games.
There are entirely too many planets around anyway.
JellyPooga
 member, 47 posts
 Aargh! ping. ThortFtar!
 I like jam
Sat 29 Jan 2022
at 14:35
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1e Dark Heresy (and it's follow-ups Rogue Trader, etc.) were presented in a was that was a little to clean-cut and glossy for my liking. Too much focus on being badass and not enough on being an insignificant mortal speck of nothing in a universe that doesn't care (at best...). If anyone was interested in running something more grimdark in DH2e or beyond, I'd be game for that.
Larhas
 member, 51 posts
Tue 1 Feb 2022
at 12:52
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It might be grime-tinted glasses, but I actually seem to remember you had pretty reasonable chances of dying a horrible, chunky death at least in DH1. But the only semi-long-term I played was core only rank 1, so maybe it breaks later or with more books.

Less so, but chunky death is still very much present in any other game where you don't play a horribly mutated monster with redundant hearts and acidic spit champion of humanity.

If you're talking a narrative focus on badassness, well, the 'you're grimdarkly useless' is mostly reserved for DH and Only War. Space Marines are Space Marines, and I hear Rogue Traders might be a bit of a big deal in lore too.

Black Crusade on the other hand... well, it IS (or can be, Black Crusade can deal with an interesting amount of situations) exactly about people who refuse to be insignificant mortal specks of nothing - and who (probably) die horribly for it.
Larhas
 member, 61 posts
Tue 22 Mar 2022
at 10:31
Rogue Trader! Or other 40k FFG games.
Still around, still interested!
trollnaldtrollmp
 member, 1 post
Fri 25 Mar 2022
at 02:03
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In reply to Larhas (msg # 14):

Hi, I'm new here, but I saw this and was wondering if you were still looking to try some Rogue Trader? I haven't GM'd before, but I have played a few sessions and thought the setting was pretty neat.
Larhas
 member, 62 posts
Fri 25 Mar 2022
at 08:56
Rogue Trader! Or other 40k FFG games.
Always up for playing!
RT can be a bit rough on new GMs, but if you want to give it a go I'll try to be gentle.
LordIce
 member, 279 posts
 Superheroes, D&D, Zombies
 Best DM in the world
Wed 6 Apr 2022
at 19:21
Rogue Trader! Or other 40k FFG games.
I've been reskinning Star Wars FFG for wh40k. It's a lot of work and I don't really have an end goal. If anyone would like to see my work, please rMail me.