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+++Incoming Message+++

This is an interest check for a 40k Space Marine Chapter Nation States game.



Here is the system:

1.) I am Chapter Master, my Word is the Word of the Chapter, the Word of the Chapter is Law.
2.) You are Company Captains, you are MY company captains. 1st Company Veterans (Terminator Company) is restricted. You can apply for any company type, use your imagination, but there will only be 1 of each type.
3.) I only want 5 players. The Chapter will start under half strength and you / we have to rebuild it. I will be selecting the best constructed app from the pool submitted. I will accept talented amateurs and veteran master players, as well as people with the X-factor (whatever -that- is).
4.) In addition to your company type, i will want a Player Character sheet for your captain. Again, use your imagination, everything had to be created in 40k for the first time by someone. Usually a tabletop player and not a fancy pants writer for GW.
5.) I will assign resources to you as the chapter master to help in the execution of your duties. With emphasis on the word DUTY. You would do your duty to the Emperor if you were naked on the battlefield armed with nothing but a spoon and a mean-spirited disposition. Expect scarce resources.
6.) We are a nomadic fleet based chapter, you will be given a ship each and get to control it. We will be exploring a local system of about a dozen stars. You will follow orders to deploy to certain areas. Expect to have to peel back the fog of war to discover stuff.
7.) You will be fighting multiple fronts against multiple threats. As GM i will periodically lie to you. We're all big boys and girls, you're going to have to learn to cope with the concept that a source might pass you false information because they are working for the enemy. You cant be a muscle-head, otherwise the brain will take control of the muscle.
8.) The Chapter itself will be defined by me, however there is a wide latitude for what you can make it; i will incorporate any idea which is good and isnt a mary sue, consider your options wisely. I basically will simply bracket what it can and cant be and most else is left up to you. Heres a snap shot: Type: Nomadic Fleet based, Name: Astral Sables, Chapter Progenitor: Unknown, Chapter organisation: Divergent. We are psycher tolerant. We serve the Emperor. Chapter Colours: TBD, submit ideas. You can have a crack at defining everything else.
0.) "Nothing is true, everything is permitted".

Captain and Company Charsheets will become available after interest check.

Things you must do in this RP: Take Initiative. Take Responsibility. Be honest. Have Discipline. Be creative. Have a thick skin. Dont do anything your boss wouldnt do. Show a little flair.
Things your character must do: 1.) Honour themselves 2.) Not use contractions, space marines dont use contractions 3.) Be willing to serve the Emperor 4.) Develop opportunities for themselves. 5.) Medium term goals. 6.) No excessive memeing IC pls, memeing OOC is free.

Please use the comments section below to brainstorm chars as well as show interest. I will drop the charsheets later on. Most importantly:

Show a little flair.

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In IC canon themes and music will be used. The OOC isnt serious or restricted by canon. For example:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uU7ZCUGnROk

Im expecting this game to attract allot of attention. Here's hopin'.
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If our chapter was a pokemon it would be Yungoose.
If our chapter was a soft drink it would be Dr.Pepper.
If our chapter was a plane it would be an Osprey.
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I am somewhat interested in this. Though I'd love if I could be an Imperial Guard Company that's attached to the chapter.
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My present idea offering is this:

You run a company with space marines but do whatever it is you wanted to do with your IG, with them instead. (SM scouts maybe?)

OR you can, for instance, run the chapter serfs. Chapter serfs are logistical support in this game, however i promise to make them interesting. For one thing the department that holds the reliquary armoury is under logistics, you have a space marine honour guard to protect it. You also control the naval armsmen and naval officers who pilot the ships who are all human. Tech-Priests, you share control of with Tech-Marine and Apothecary, as per treaty of Olympus, Tech-Priests are kind of independent and exist in their own little bubble. That said, they are indentured to the chapter, they wear our colours and everything. Chapter serfs are also, sometimes failed space marine aspirants, not really sure if i'll allow this though... If the Primarchs geneseed doesnt take that's usually a bad omen.

Those are the options, i dont want to make the game about a regiment. Regular humans against impossible odds is cool and all, but you havent even asked me about the odds facing your marines... are they impossible maybe? Is it that one? Yes, its that one.
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Hmm I’m not super familiar with warhammer and space marines in general so I think as scouting IG force maybe better
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Heres my 40kRP resume: Been playing table top off and on since 3rd ed imperial guard / dark angels. Then 4th ed Tau (Regrets). I've been playing 40kRPGs since 2011, during that time its been predominantly 80% 40kRPGs, i stick to 40k like other people stick to D&D. Been in 1 DH game lasting a year until the canon end by the GM. Been in 1 RT game lasting 2 years until its conclusion by the gm, best game i've ever served on. x1 DW game which i remember fondly run by a kung-fu master of GMing, learnt allot from him, duration 10 or so months until the canon end by the GM. I've GM'd 3 games myself. x2 OW games lasting not more than 8 months, the first game had a custom regiment with about 20 players and we whittled it down to 8 regulars. The second game i'd learnt my lesson and selected 8 really good regulars. The third game was an attempt at an alt reality ww1 game using, of all systems, ops and tactics, didnt get off the ground tbh. I've also been involved in much much more, these are just the games that turned out long term.

So what am i doing here? Im trying to blend together some of the pizazz of RT with the system of DW single chapter mode games and nation states. Heres the equation: to a warrior a weapon is just a tool. But to a good warrior a tool must be stylish.

@Jbcool
Hi, i dont know if this is your cup of tea but i thought i'd link you in. I still remember Warhammer 40k: Bound by Blood - Astartes Scout RP.

@Strange Rodent
Hi, dont know if you'd be interested.
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Hmm I’m not super familiar with warhammer and space marines in general so I think as scouting IG force maybe better


Humm, space marine scouts? Im pretty sure you can make an app good enough to pass muster. Im basically looking for originality aswell as canon-awareness. In terms of canon-awareness i can help you while in game and i'll make sure theres at least 1 other vet to help you, canon is always a team effort as it requites interpretation, but there are some basics that are immutable, if you violate any of these then i'll point it out and rule of cool always reigns supreme.

Heres an example of theme:
youtube.com/watch?v=gN8geCTlZOo
youtube.com/watch?v=FhULhHCk_D8
youtube.com/watch?v=mXY-0-jTChs
youtube.com/watch?v=cZc6cr6G2E4

Heres some info:
warhammer40k.wikia.com/wiki/Scout_Mar…
warhammer40k.wikia.com/wiki/Chapter
warhammer40k.wikia.com/wiki/Gene-Seed
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I'm interested. Is there a form for applications that we PM you or some other method that I missed?
(From the chan link so please excuse the rather bare bones account.)
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Ok, charsheet vI inbound.

tbh i want to actually tailor the charsheet to the players i select, but i realise you need a skeleton framework to get your creativity flowing.

the company charsheet will be a much expanded version of this:
1d4chan.org/wiki/Space_Marine_Chapter…
The final company captain charsheet will be a streamlined version of the DW 40kRPG.

I'll be back soon, so for now, just use this link for a creative writing / brainstorming / negotiation exercise. The standardised universal player charsheet will be made after i select about 5 of you.

Lord Zell has already expressed interest in Scout Company. If you want to take another role then select it.

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I'd like to go for a Captain, with elaboration on the character sheet. Plus if one of the active companies is the the 10th making sure we have some proper marines around should be important.
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If you're still selling tickets, I'd like a ride on this crazy train.
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Chapter Facts:

Chapter Purpose: Strategic Prognostication
Chapter Founded: 39th Millennium
Chapter's Progenitor: Unknown
Gene-seed purity: Unknown
Chapter Demeanour: Unknown
Chapter Flaw: Unknown
Figure of Legend: Brother Dreadnought "Prentis"
Deeds of Legend: Discovered a valuable STC fragment
Chapter homeworld: Fleet-based
Chapter organisation: Divergent
Chapter beliefs: Purity of Man. Honour the Emperor.
Chapter friends: Rogue Trader, Imperial Navy.
Chapter Strength: Under Strength (Only 5 companies left)





<ninja edit> 05/12/18
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Huh so the chapter symbol is actually greyscale? I had actually already made a quick set of possible chapter color palettes.



However, I fully understand why these shades don't make the best color schemes. something something pinkie
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This is a shoddy pic capture of what might be an Astral Sables Space Marine. (source unverified)

Colours: Black greaves w/ steel chains. Black vambraces w/ steel highlights. Dheneb Stone Body and Helmet w/ gold aquila. White pouldrons w/ gold accents. Black Sable crest.
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A Sable is acutally usually black w/ brown highlights. The image is an early version discovered in the chapter archives.



As for the turquoise colour you could use it for your company:

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Welcome aboard captain. I await your application with anticipation.
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@Banzai Tracerscan we maybe get a discord so i could ask ya some questions. with faster response.
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I'll think about it. Now its bed time. Spent 4 hours longer on this than intended. Now 3am.

@Astral Sables Aspirants

Want to keep conversations limited to just one board actually. No switching back and forth looking up historical quotes. PM me if you want.

Unless group vote says i should make a discord.

Thumbs up is vote in favour of motion, Laugh is vote against motion. Non-vote is abstain. Forget-to-vote is abstain.

Commence.
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@Banzai Tracers So is this a Codex-Compliant Chapter or Non-Codex-Compliant Chapter? The answer will decide how I lay out my Company for this as long as it's still open.
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