The Blood-Stained Thorn Sign-Up Thread

Noctus Cornix
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Joined: May 4th, 2012, 1:30 am

May 21st, 2013, 12:39 pm #1

Ok, gentlemen, its time to finally get the ball rolling with this. Welcome to the sign up thread for the first Long War RP, Blood-Stained Thorn, where your group takes the roll of an elite Astral Claw retaliator unit during the grim decade of the Badab War all the way through the rise of the Red Corsairs that are born from the ashes of shame. So let's begin, shall we?

Character Creation Rules

- The basic system of the RP will be using a very loose form of the Death Watch RPG books. While it is not necessary to have a copy, it is highly recommended. If you do not have a copy or one is not available, simply ask and we'll help you get situated.

- Character Creation will follow the same basic rules from the Death Watch Rulebook system, same starting XP and everything

- Characters for now may only be Astral Claws. Later on during the Badab War, opportunity might open up for allies of the traitor chapter and so on. But for now, only Sons of the Tyrant

- Astral Claw Chapter Rules : +5 Strength, +5 Willpower, Gained Skill - Rival (Inquisition)

-When it comes to writing background, the Badab War has not fully begun. Instead, we will begin in the Shadow War that transpires before the secession in which the chapter picks off Rogue Traders and Imperial Envoys/Spies to cover their tracks.

-When it comes to Specialties, I dont want to see more than one of any support Specialty (Apothecary, Librarian, Tech Marine) I would prefer to see more tactical and assault Marines. This isn't so much as a rule as it is a request. I just want for a more balanced group

-If you have any questions or I missed something important, please ask.



Character Skeletion



Character Name:

Player Name:

Chapter: Astral Claws

Specialty:

Character Description:

Character Background:

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Characteristics

WS-

BS-

S-

T-

AG-

INT-

PER-

WP-

FEL-


Wounds:



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Skills:


Talents:


Traits:


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Armour:
(just give me the name if you're choosing anything specific)

Power Armour History:

Weapons:
(just give me the name)

Gear:


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Experience Earned:
0

Experience Spent:
0

Advancements:


"Home?... Heh... We can't go home... There's a line men like us have to cross... If we're lucky... We do what's necessary then we die... No... No all I really want, Captain.... Is peace...."
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Harlequin
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May 21st, 2013, 3:15 pm #2

What kind of equipment can we choose? Also, what kind of skills can we choose?
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Noctus Cornix
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May 21st, 2013, 7:30 pm #3

All of it following the standard character creation rules.

"Home?... Heh... We can't go home... There's a line men like us have to cross... If we're lucky... We do what's necessary then we die... No... No all I really want, Captain.... Is peace...."
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Harlequin
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May 21st, 2013, 8:14 pm #4

My questions weren't very precise, sorry about that. Here I go again:

If I want to swap my chainsword for a power weapon, can I? Or could I trade jump pack and chainsword for a power sword and comabt shield?

EDIT: Also, do the Astral Claws have any Chapter Advancements available to them? I'm running out of XP-spending options right now.
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Noctus Cornix
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May 21st, 2013, 10:10 pm #5


1. No to both requests. No one is getting power weapons to start. You want it, you earn it.

2. I actually don't know. Heathens has a copy of the book they come from. I will need to ask him about it.

"Home?... Heh... We can't go home... There's a line men like us have to cross... If we're lucky... We do what's necessary then we die... No... No all I really want, Captain.... Is peace...."
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polaria
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Joined: February 5th, 2012, 9:34 am

May 22nd, 2013, 5:34 am #6

I'm very much interested but my books are several thousand miles away untill monday at earliest when I get back home. So, as of now, mark me interested and I'll get back to the character next week. I'd like to make Tactical marine or Apothecary myself.
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Harlequin
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May 22nd, 2013, 5:55 am #7

OK, thanks for the answer Noctus!

As for specialisation, I'm going for Tactical Marine instead.
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polaria
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polaria
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May 22nd, 2013, 11:08 am #8

Ludovic wrote:OK, thanks for the answer Noctus!

As for specialisation, I'm going for Tactical Marine instead.
Right. If there is no objections I think every squad need a medic so I'll roll an Apothecary.
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Harlequin
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May 22nd, 2013, 12:18 pm #9

No objections from me
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polaria
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polaria
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May 27th, 2013, 11:50 am #10

Right. I've rolled most of the character, but have a few questions:

- I've been using Rites of Battle for my power armour and its histories. Is that okay? (I happened to roll Mk4 so it would have a looooong history)
- I assume we have the normal 1000 points of unallocated XP to use for character generation as per normal rules?
- Assuming above, I've been thinking about purchasing a Signature Wargear Talent to get a chainsword if thats okay.
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