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So not the actual interest check in a way, but more so a gathering of interest phase. Testing the waters if you will. Currently working on a new thing between myself and a few friends on the concept of an RP set in the Warhammer 40k universe, though more in line with a proper character-based RP than the standard fare. The idea is to distance ourselves from the "Grim Dark" aspects of the setting and embrace what made it interesting and lively to begin with. A rather dystopian background with strange and quirky characters, going off and getting into epic adventures against the grave threats to the Imperium. And as some of you may have guessed, yes that means the RP is going to focus mostly on a Rogue Trader and her crew as they go on a big dumb adventure.

Sure, the idea is that there will be chaos, orks, tyranids and even the occasional brush with the Inquisition through the RP, but why not have a little bit of fun along the way? Like the crew going into the unknown and half-assing their way to profit and vague glory. Perhaps exploring great dangers, very nearly dying and then lighting up with a group of people that sound more like the start of a joke than an actual crew. Or maybe, just maybe, a cast of desperate souls seeking something better in the galaxy than the endless carnage and suffering, some who have lost everything, some who never had anything to begin with, and a few who just want to make an impact without a bolter or chainsword.
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I like it. There are a decent number of 40k/WHFB nerds here who would likely be down. I know JB hosts a lot, as do Selune and BCTheEntity.

I'd be down so long as you don't mind a Ratling. Sneaky little dude, Long Las and traps/sabotaging stuff. I forget his name but I'm sure I've got the CS somewhere.

I've always liked the lesser powered groups of 40K and Rogue Trader in particular as they strike me as slightly more Indiana Jones-y. Orcs are probably my favorite potential enemy, but tyranids or some like Chaos maddened humans are fun. Anything really.
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Maybe down maybe a cult mechanicus fella or such
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Would there be room for an Ogryn?
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Would there be room for an Ogryn?


Will have to watch the bulkheads, but if there's room for potential space marines, there's room for an Ogryn.

Maybe down maybe a cult mechanicus fella or such


As long as they don't go pulling panels or taking things apart, our Rogue Trader has a fairly ancient vessel that's been in the family for a while and the family would be fairly upset if something broke lol.

I like it. There are a decent number of 40k/WHFB nerds here who would likely be down. I know JB hosts a lot, as do Selune and BCTheEntity.

I'd be down so long as you don't mind a Ratling. Sneaky little dude, Long Las and traps/sabotaging stuff. I forget his name but I'm sure I've got the CS somewhere.

I've always liked the lesser powered groups of 40K and Rogue Trader in particular as they strike me as slightly more Indiana Jones-y. Orcs are probably my favorite potential enemy, but tyranids or some like Chaos maddened humans are fun. Anything really.


On the point of a Ratling, really don't mind at all. Kind of had a bingo card for what we were expecting first and that's a pleasant surprise not going to lie lol. Though I suppose we'll have to wait and see what regiment he's from. Otherwwise we welcome our grim dark Bilbo Baggins.

As for the rest of the post, yeah I know there's a fair few out there who also rather enjoy a good jaunt into the 41st/42nd millenium, and while I do appreciate any love for the setting, a lot of the typical fare has left me a little jaded. Grim Dark can be fun, and it can certainly be a very interesting setting to explore, but not when there's very little else to go on. Most 40K RPs I see around are overly focused on the darker parts of the setting, the cruelty and suffering, thirsting laughter of dark gods and all that. Not to mention it is often hard to have an open 40K RP where people can come in and have all the options that are truly available.

Which really kind of gets me onto the whole aspect of "But why a Rogue Trader?" and it's for multiple reasons. Primarily, I want something where we can have a crew of a former Rubric Marine, Tau Pathfinder, Skitarii Praetorian, and ex-Arbites all working under a half-Aeldari captain. Being a Rogue Trader kind of opens the door for all that like an Inquisitor but with less red tape and restrictions. But not only that... Well, it is one of the few places where there is still some semblance of hope, where you can find some actually happy people. And that's what I'm shooting for. Some big dumb adventure in space with a bunch of people who if they were anywhere else, would be seconds away from killing each other.

However, since I have three more points of interest that I was expecting within the first 24, I figure it would be beneficial to drop what we've got at the moment for a CS skeleton.

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Will have to watch the bulkheads, but if there's room for potential space marines, there's room for an Ogryn.

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As long as they don't go pulling panels or taking things apart, our Rogue Trader has a fairly ancient vessel that's been in the family for a while and the family would be fairly upset if something broke lol.

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On the point of a Ratling, really don't mind at all. Kind of had a bingo card for what we were expecting first and that's a pleasant surprise not going to lie lol. Though I suppose we'll have to wait and see what regiment he's from. Otherwwise we welcome our grim dark Bilbo Baggins.

As for the rest of the post, yeah I know there's a fair few out there who also rather enjoy a good jaunt into the 41st/42nd millenium, and while I do appreciate any love for the setting, a lot of the typical fare has left me a little jaded. Grim Dark can be fun, and it can certainly be a very interesting setting to explore, but not when there's very little else to go on. Most 40K RPs I see around are overly focused on the darker parts of the setting, the cruelty and suffering, thirsting laughter of dark gods and all that. Not to mention it is often hard to have an open 40K RP where people can come in and have all the options that are truly available.

Which really kind of gets me onto the whole aspect of "But why a Rogue Trader?" and it's for multiple reasons. Primarily, I want something where we can have a crew of a former Rubric Marine, Tau Pathfinder, Skitarii Praetorian, and ex-Arbites all working under a half-Aeldari captain. Being a Rogue Trader kind of opens the door for all that like an Inquisitor but with less red tape and restrictions. But not only that... Well, it is one of the few places where there is still some semblance of hope, where you can find some actually happy people. And that's what I'm shooting for. Some big dumb adventure in space with a bunch of people who if they were anywhere else, would be seconds away from killing each other.

However, since I have three more points of interest that I was expecting within the first 24, I figure it would be beneficial to drop what we've got at the moment for a CS skeleton.



The idea was somebody who is running away for a tech heresy he committed, and so would not be eager to fuck with his new benefactor.
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Kinda interested, would probably play a former guardsmen. Though I have a idea, of one guardmen who might had been formerly apart of a Inquisitor's team.
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The idea was somebody who is running away for a tech heresy he committed, and so would not be eager to fuck with his new benefactor.


Would very likely depend upon the scale of the tech heresy and just what kind, but considering Rogue Traders often have as much authority as Inquisitors there wouldn't be much issue... Unless we go to a Forge World, and then it's just keep your mechadendrites to yourself lol.

Kinda interested, would probably play a former guardsmen. Though I have a idea, of one guardmen who might had been formerly apart of a Inquisitor's team.


Every Rogue Trader needs to have proper combat teams just in case, I don't see any reason why a guardsman would be an issue unless of course their former employer is a little salty.
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Would very likely depend upon the scale of the tech heresy and just what kind, but considering Rogue Traders often have as much authority as Inquisitors there wouldn't be much issue... Unless we go to a Forge World, and then it's just keep your mechadendrites to yourself lol.

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Every Rogue Trader needs to have proper combat teams just in case, I don't see any reason why a guardsman would be an issue unless of course their former employer is a little salty.


It was going to be something fairly sus but not particularly chaosy; he was going to have been experimenting a little too much with intelligence for kastellan robots, machine spirits, brain implants, and other shit that could be classified as abominable intelligence.
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Every Rogue Trader needs to have proper combat teams just in case, I don't see any reason why a guardsman would be an issue unless of course their former employer is a little salty.


I was thinking they died and he had nowhere else to go since I do not know what happens to the team of a Inquisitor when the Inquisitor dies. Might be bad.

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Always down for 40k, I know a lot of the ones I've been in end prematurely, so I'm always down for another shot.
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It was going to be something fairly sus but not particularly chaosy; he was going to have been experimenting a little too much with intelligence for kastellan robots, machine spirits, brain implants, and other shit that could be classified as abominable intelligence.


Hey, as long as there's no chaos fuckery I think it will probably be good. Might clash with the resident gremlin magos, but probably fine lol. Though suppose that depends entirely on how long your character would have been on the ship, and who he came onto the ship under. I'll provide more details after I work some more on a loose ooc tonight, but the current Rogue Trader somewhat recently inherited the ship and house.

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I was thinking they died and he had nowhere else to go since I do not know what happens to the team of a Inquisitor when the Inquisitor dies. Might be bad.


Typically as far as I'm aware they would go back into the gen-pop of the Inquisition as I'm fairly certain they keep a lot of staff on hand for the orders militant. Though it would most likely be on the retinue members as individuals as to whether they would continue to serve the orders or to go out into the greater galaxy. So entirely likely they could be picked up by an enterprising Rogue Trader.

Always down for 40k, I know a lot of the ones I've been in end prematurely, so I'm always down for another shot.


Another unfortunate thing about the 40K RPs, but hopefully with a more character-focused RP that can be alleviated a little. Also helps that you're already in the discord apparently lmao.
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Another unfortunate thing about the 40K RPs, but hopefully with a more character-focused RP that can be alleviated a little. Also helps that you're already in the discord apparently lmao.


Which one lol, I'm in like 8 of em :3

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Roald is pretty neat, and don't really see enough Ratling characters in my mind. He would probably most likely be seconded to one of the house guard sections on the ship or one of the more free-form combat details. My one question would be how long he's been around on the ship? We're most likely going to be 020.M42, with the last six years or so being under the daughter of the prior Rogue Trader who was a bit of a force of personality all things considered.

But on that note, I am pressing on with at the very least working some details out on the ship, on House Amantea and the Rogue Traders Giovanni Amantea and Valeria Amantea, as well as some things on Valeria's current retinue. I can also provide some links to the discord we are using for planning and talking things out for any interested.
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I'm pretty flexible on that. On most things really.

I like the idea of him as sort of running with the same group for awhile, but if it fits your concept better I'd be fine with him sort of jumping from crew to crew pretty regularly too.

If he's been around for awhile I could have fun with him being sort of a grump, grumbling about how things were better under the previous Rogue Trader if you want to do a bit about Valeria establishing herself, but I could also have fun with him sort of taking the opposite tact. Maybe he didn't like the previous guy because he placed more constraints on Roald.

Or if he's new maybe he's kind of a dick, doubting Valeria's ability due to her youth, or her sex, or just because he hasn't seen her take charge yet. Could have fun with him talking out his ass and getting cracked down on for it.
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I'm pretty flexible on that. On most things really.

I like the idea of him as sort of running with the same group for awhile, but if it fits your concept better I'd be fine with him sort of jumping from crew to crew pretty regularly too.

If he's been around for awhile I could have fun with him being sort of a grump, grumbling about how things were better under the previous Rogue Trader if you want to do a bit about Valeria establishing herself, but I could also have fun with him sort of taking the opposite tact. Maybe he didn't like the previous guy because he placed more constraints on Roald.

Or if he's new maybe he's kind of a dick, doubting Valeria's ability due to her youth, or her sex, or just because he hasn't seen her take charge yet. Could have fun with him talking out his ass and getting cracked down on for it.


Either way works, Giovanni was her father so there's a bit of inheriting crew in addition to the ship, the house and a gaggle of Sororitas who have a keen interest in keeping things as they are.

For now though for you and anyone else who has an interest, this here is the link to our discord: Link
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