The First Time GM

The First Time GM

The Squad

We’ve just been given the Squad roster, it looks quite good… a nice mix of Specialties.. although we’re missing a Techmarine and a Librarian - the GM didn’t want to have to deal with the joy that any Psyker brings to a 40K game.

Brother Tyrael - Imperial Fist Apothecary,
Brother Arnbjorn - Star Kraken Assault Marine,
Brother Calldion Nixios - Ultramarine Devastater
Brother Ares - Ultramarine Tactical
Brother Scipio Valerii - Ultramarine Tactical
Brother Leonates Rafen -  Blood Angels Assualt

Like I said, a nice mix of Specialities and Chapters

Deathwatch Character   

thewenglishwarlock:

anewbiegm:

I’ve finished building my Deathwatch character, he’s a bit more of a badass than I’d intended to build.

Playing an Ultramarine Tactical Marine, this was after the GM said no to a Librarian. None of his stats are below 40 - which him being a Space Marine isn’t that surprising, but still nice to…

heh remember to check your gun before charging into battle this time

Thank you for your ‘helpful' advice… I really am hoping that if I majestically and heroically leap out of a hovering Thunderhawk in to the middle of a Horde of nooks with an almost 0% chance of missing, I don’t spout my witty line only to watch MY GODDAMN, MOTHERFUCKING BOLTER FUCKING **CLICK** **CLICK** JAM AT THOSE BASTARDS.

Not that I’m bitter about the experience or anything

Deathwatch Character

leopoldoman:

anewbiegm:

I’ve finished building my Deathwatch character, he’s a bit more of a badass than I’d intended to build.

Playing an Ultramarine Tactical Marine, this was after the GM said no to a Librarian. None of his stats are below 40 - which him being a Space Marine isn’t that surprising, but still nice to…

My first (and only DW) character was a Tactical Ultramarine too. He started with advanced Leadership, making fantastics tests of leadership at 84! Perfect for narrative players that love to inspire others and make them fight with their spirits full of courage and honor.

*And Bolter Mastery its a great Solo with constant usability. 

My Fellowship isn’t quite that good yet, really his stats are average to above average - there’s at least one player with two stats above the 50 line.

I didn’t buy Air of Authority… At least not yet, going for Rapid Reload and Tech Use to shore up the group… it looks like there are two other Ultramarines in the group - out if a Squad of 5 - so there are other chances for high Fellowship leaders.

I’m hoping he’s going to be somewhat different than my dour Dark Angels Tactical Marine, his Demeanour is Scornful so I guess we’ll see what kind of person he’s going to be.

Nice to hear about your character though, anyone else got any character stories to share?

Deathwatch Character

I’ve finished building my Deathwatch character, he’s a bit more of a badass than I’d intended to build.

Playing an Ultramarine Tactical Marine, this was after the GM said no to a Librarian. None of his stats are below 40 - which him being a Space Marine isn’t that surprising, but still nice to see.

Having said that, my only other Deathwatch character - also a Tactical Marine - had pretty great stats and then proceeded to embarrass the shit out of me with his(my) terrible dice rolls.

What puts him a few steps above my first character is that this guy is built to lead, I’d never intended that but all the rolls on the random tables came up Milhouse.

His Power Armour History gives bonus to Cohesion, he’s an Ultramarine… another bonus to Cohesion and the Chapter Trapping I’ve gone with makes losing Cohesion harder and regaining it easier. If he doesn’t get to be Squad Leader for at least one mission I’ll cry.

The only concession to cover the possibility that we may end up more in Solo Mode than Squad Mode is Bolter Mastery which gives a tidy +10 to Ballistic Skill and +2 to Damage when in Solo mode, giving my Bolter an impressive 1d10+11, Pen: 4 statline (erratad stats anyway).

Looking forward to the first session.

Roll20 Joy

I’ve been invited to play a Deathwatch game on Roll20.

Looking forward to it massively as this will be the first 40K RP I’ve done since the short-lived - yet immensely fun - Black Crusade games that thewenglishwarlock ran about a year and a half ago.

This will be only the second time that I’ve played Deathwatch - the first was a one-shot adventure ran by Grendal when I was still in uni. It was a great game with some fantastic people that played heavily on a lot of the inter-chapter conflicts that exist… that and what happens to your Requisition rating when you choose to ignore the hour-long put together plan and run off on your own because reasons…

This will also be the first time that I’ve really played a game based on Roll20, we’ve dabbled a little bit in some Dark Heresy sessions and usmelinuk, thewenglishwarlock and silurius have suffered through a random one shot for Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 2nd Ed. that I put together on there.

Man I’m excited…

Eternal Crusade

I’m just going to throw it out here as not many of my friends are into Warhammer 40K, but if anyone’s interested in the Eternal Crusade MMO game and wants to get 4,000 Rogue Trader Points to spend in the store - and hasn’t already bought a Founder’s Pack - you can use the code below when/if you sign up;

EC-67SQB8S002LI5

I’m not doing this to be charitable, I do get something out of it as well.

Water, Fire, Earth, Air… Streaming?

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Whilst I’m staying in the States, I’ve started watching TV via this great little streaming device - Roku.

It’s really cool and I’ve heard nothing but good things about it… the only problem is every that every time I hear Roku, it’s not that Roku I think of…

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Although he’s more floating than streaming in this one.

Terrible I know.

art-of-swords:

Kukri Kothimora Dagger
Dated :19th century
Culture: Nepalese
Medium: steel, black buffalo horn, wood, velvet, silver, gems.
Measurements: overall length: 45 cm. Blade length: 35 cm
The weapon features a recurved blade with the edge on the concave side and indentation in the shape of a half-moon in the base, near the hilt. The hilt is made of black buffalo horn.
The wooden scabbard is covered in velvet with mounts in pierced and repoussé silver with a central decoration showing the goddess Durga riding a lion. In the upper area it hides two small daggers. The whole ensemble is enriched with cut gems in cabochon cut.
It has a hanging ring and a strap in silver mail.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Caravana Collection


A handy example to use next time someone asks what an Excalpus is.
art-of-swords:

Kukri Kothimora Dagger
Dated :19th century
Culture: Nepalese
Medium: steel, black buffalo horn, wood, velvet, silver, gems.
Measurements: overall length: 45 cm. Blade length: 35 cm
The weapon features a recurved blade with the edge on the concave side and indentation in the shape of a half-moon in the base, near the hilt. The hilt is made of black buffalo horn.
The wooden scabbard is covered in velvet with mounts in pierced and repoussé silver with a central decoration showing the goddess Durga riding a lion. In the upper area it hides two small daggers. The whole ensemble is enriched with cut gems in cabochon cut.
It has a hanging ring and a strap in silver mail.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Caravana Collection


A handy example to use next time someone asks what an Excalpus is.
art-of-swords:

Kukri Kothimora Dagger
Dated :19th century
Culture: Nepalese
Medium: steel, black buffalo horn, wood, velvet, silver, gems.
Measurements: overall length: 45 cm. Blade length: 35 cm
The weapon features a recurved blade with the edge on the concave side and indentation in the shape of a half-moon in the base, near the hilt. The hilt is made of black buffalo horn.
The wooden scabbard is covered in velvet with mounts in pierced and repoussé silver with a central decoration showing the goddess Durga riding a lion. In the upper area it hides two small daggers. The whole ensemble is enriched with cut gems in cabochon cut.
It has a hanging ring and a strap in silver mail.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Caravana Collection


A handy example to use next time someone asks what an Excalpus is.
art-of-swords:

Kukri Kothimora Dagger
Dated :19th century
Culture: Nepalese
Medium: steel, black buffalo horn, wood, velvet, silver, gems.
Measurements: overall length: 45 cm. Blade length: 35 cm
The weapon features a recurved blade with the edge on the concave side and indentation in the shape of a half-moon in the base, near the hilt. The hilt is made of black buffalo horn.
The wooden scabbard is covered in velvet with mounts in pierced and repoussé silver with a central decoration showing the goddess Durga riding a lion. In the upper area it hides two small daggers. The whole ensemble is enriched with cut gems in cabochon cut.
It has a hanging ring and a strap in silver mail.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Caravana Collection


A handy example to use next time someone asks what an Excalpus is.

art-of-swords:

Kukri Kothimora Dagger

  • Dated :19th century
  • Culture: Nepalese
  • Medium: steel, black buffalo horn, wood, velvet, silver, gems.
  • Measurements: overall length: 45 cm. Blade length: 35 cm

The weapon features a recurved blade with the edge on the concave side and indentation in the shape of a half-moon in the base, near the hilt. The hilt is made of black buffalo horn.

The wooden scabbard is covered in velvet with mounts in pierced and repoussé silver with a central decoration showing the goddess Durga riding a lion. In the upper area it hides two small daggers. The whole ensemble is enriched with cut gems in cabochon cut.

It has a hanging ring and a strap in silver mail.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Caravana Collection

A handy example to use next time someone asks what an Excalpus is.

(via thewenglishwarlock)

Murdered: Soul Suspect

Thanks to the AMD Radeon graphics card I bought to build usmelinuk's computer, I've got three free games for Steam;

Murdered: Soul Suspect,

Total War: Shogun II,

Just Cause 2.

So far I’ve only installed the first two games - and even then I’ve done one tutorial for Shogun.

I blame Murdered: Soul Suspect for that. The Metacritic score is only 62 on the game and I can’t think what the ‘critics’ had been drinking to give it such a low score - don’t get me wrong, this isn’t the best game that has been or ever will be - but the scores they gave don’t reflect this game at all.

Really enjoying it, and as a an added bonus, it’s given me a few ideas for some Unhallowed Metropolis scenarios.

Sui Generis

Another cool looking game that Gamebanshee has brought to my attention is the titular Sui Generis a Kickstartered game.

A rather cool looking video explains the whole premise a lot better and more succinctly than I could.

It’s worth a quick watch, whether you stay for the ten minutes is up to you.

The game will use a more life-like and realistic engine to portray combat - if you swing hard you swing hard and potentially knock your opponent down.

Interesting idea and although the video showcases some of the potential  of the game, I can’t get the nagging image out of my head that the character swinging his sword looks unnervingly like I do at 4:00 in the morning, extraordinarily drunk waving my arms around trying to argue something pointless.