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18 May 2017 10:05
Why wear loincloths when you can go commando?
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I am Jbcool (known as McScottish on the Total War Centre); Scotsman by birth, roleplayer by my own hand, and lover of literature. I am also an amateur historian, a reciever of a Bachelors degree in Ancient and Medieval History - quite a useless degree, actually - and would like to think that I'm a fair, honest and open guy.

As far as RP'ing goes, I'm pretty open to most things really, all you need to do is ask! :)

So, if you've ever any questions for me, wish to speak about RP's involving myself or run by myself, or simply feel like a chat, don't be afraid to get in touch.

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@Necroes My bad, but I'd always thought they were the same I.E. More 'fragile', the fact negated by their speed and skill. Not sure it's been said that they're not.
But, again, magic space elves, so they can get away with cheating because they can.

I do wonder how much lore you've actually read, if only because Eldar have always been like that and it hasn't much to do with 'magic', but rather their physiology.

So, while they do make use of psychic abilities, they are more so just extremely fast due to their biology and evolution (unless you also count Warlock and Farseers, who can usually read the future anyway); never seen a problem with it myself, in almost every written piece of lore about them they are shown and known to be quicker than pretty much anything else.
@Bishop Paymaster works for the General of the company, as the internal financier - splitting loot, handing out pay to the troops, logging income of pay from our employers etc; @Vowel Vagabond also already called dibs on the paymaster, I'm afraid.
We are most certainly not pirates! How dare you.

Taenarum is a place for merceneries of all stripes to basically chill out and await further employment, our leader making his way there in order to hire/recruit a band of soldiers, probably on the orders of a larger entity. Likely he was hired himself and then used as a recruiter.

If you want characters to already know one anothe, and both parties agree, then there's no problemo there.

Make sense?
@Klomster Actually, marines really aren't all that fast, in terms of reaction time. They've got higher quality sensory input than the average human, but nothing they get actually increases the speed at which they process that information. The only thing is training and conditioning, and that only gets you so far before you hit the physical limitations of relying on a biological sensory system, which humans are already pretty damn close to to begin with.

So you still see Marines as just large humans in armoured suits then?

Your first part clashes with your second part, in my opinion, as it is their very training and conditioning (a good deal of it hypno-suggestive) that serves as the very thing which - partnered with constant training for warfare and their power armours sensors - makes them so fast when compared to humans; the whole point of the Black Carapace and the multiple sockets all over them.

Combined with the fibre bundles, and even without the armour, Astartes are just purpose-built weapons of war with their training regimes and conditioning doing mentally much the same as you've suggested with the Ogryns, the only difference being that a Marine can judge the best means and alternate routes to survival.

If we accept what you say, then why aren't Orks shown as being faster than Marines? They're much like green Ogryns, especially the larger ones.
@JbcoolNice. I was mostly referring to Jeyma making a pilot and an engineer. I'd think they should be exclusive, even if say, a pilot has engineering skills just in case.

The '/' usually acts as an and/or, which is why I put pilot/engineer, although you're perfectly correct that they'd likely have mingled skills if they were on or the other...more if you were a pilot being an engineer than an engineer flying a ship.
@Vowel Vagabond You're welcome to it.

@Jeyma That you have, although we will be a primarily ground-pounding group, so bear that in mind.

WOOOO! Here.

Also I suggest we each only have one role, yet we can have skills in other areas to cope in case we lose someone.

Of course, they're only roles that we actually need filled up for the hierarchy to operate - if other characters have a mix of other skills, that's perfectly fine.
I made a rough plan in the last RP, although the scenario differed too, so I'll await our Raven Guard or Emperor's Child to come up with a cunning assault. Mine would only be a frontal assault anyway.
Since I don't want want to leave any PCs alone with the GM, I guess I'll make a pick of one PC sororita and one or more NPCs?

Sounds about right!
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