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Old Jan 29th, 2023, 08:43 AM
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Rogue Trader: The Hawthorn Crucible

Game NameRogue Trader: The Hawthorn Crucible
Game SystemOther Roleplaying Games
ThemeCommerce on the high seas of space + Cyberpunk
FlavourGrimdark
Plot Summary"Our ship is presently in dry dock undergoing repairs in the orbital above, and i have a meeting in the Palisades of... [checks parchment] "Darwaeton Citadel"; a hive planet that orbits around the star "Jeprae". Before i can conclude my business at the Palisades one terran week from now, im following a lead downhive that could be lucrative enough to expedite my repairs and get me back into the void and after real bounty."

"The team is being gathered at the port along with a few hopefuls taken from the ship, Throne knows they havent been paid in a month but the promise of advancement is still strong enough for some. It remains to be seen if this treasure will materialize, and if not we still have the Emperor on our side..."

- RTs Note


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Edition: FFG Rogue Trader Core and all splat books

Characters Application Format: See below

Types of Characters looking for: Still seeking a Rogue Trader, this is the only career where i require prior knowledge of the 40k universe. Character sheets must use either 40k artwork or real Cosplay images, we're going for a realism approach in this setting.

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Old Jan 29th, 2023, 09:21 AM
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Here is an example

The application is the first step, and if you want to create a character sheet you have 1000xp to spend at Rank 1. Again, full refund on gear. Just choose something with the same rarity.

Application:

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Character Name: Leena Chalmers
Origin Path: Homeworld: Deathworld, Birthright: Born To lead 200xp, Lure of the Void: Zealot Blessed Scars 300xp, Trials and Trivials: Pressganged, Motivation: Loyalty 100xp, Lineage: A powerful legacy 350xp
Career: Voidmaster
Description: TBD
Backstory: TBD



Character Sheet:

Characteristics: WS:45 BS:36 S:36 T:42 Ag:45 Int:45 Per:45 Wil:39 Fel:31

Starting Characteristic Modifiers: +5 Strength, +5 Toughness, –5 Willpower, –5 Fellowship gain +3 Intelligence, –3 Toughness.

Skills: Survival, Trade (Voidfarer +10), Literacy, Scholastic Lore (Judgement +10) Command, Common Lore (Imperial Navy, War +10) (Int), Forbidden Lore (Xenos) (Int), Navigation (Stellar) (Int), Pilot (Space Craft, Flyers) (Ag), Scholastic Lore (Astromancy) (Int), Speak Language (Low Gothic) (Int).


Talents: Jaded, Melee Weapon Training (Primitive), You gain the Talented (Intimidate +20), Talented (Command +10) and Air of Authority Talents, -10 Charm, Pistol Weapon Training (Universal), Melee Weapon Training (Universal), Nerves of Steel.

Special Rules:
- Death worlders Suffer a –10 penalty to all Interaction Skill Tests made in formal surroundings.
- Death worlders gain a +10 bonus to any test to resist Pinning and Shock.
- Pressganged: gain a +5 bonus to all Willpower and Fellowship tests made while aboard the ship the character lives on.
- Pressganged: gain a single Skill (as long as it has no prerequisites) for your character. You may also either select a single additional Common Lore Skill or improve a Common Lore Skill you already have by one level.
- You gain +10 to Intimidate Tests and –10 to Charm Tests, and one poor Craftsmanship bionic (you may spend 200 xp to upgrade it to common- Craftsmanship or a total of 300 xp to upgrade it to good-Craftsmanship).
- Jealous Freedom: Having endured captivity once, you have no intention of doing so again. You react violently towards the prospect of imprisonment or loss of your freedom. You may take a Willpower Test to avert this, modified by the provocation and the consequences (set by the GM) of succumbing to your dread.
- Mastery of Small Craft: The Void-master can re-roll all failed Pilot Tests with small craft (shuttles, heavy lifters, guncutters, starfighters, bombers, and so forth).

Starting Gear:
Common Craftsmanship power sword. [Exchanged for power spear]
Common Craftsmanship bolt pistol.
GC Bionic Arm (+10 to Ag and +10 Str)
Pict-recorder (Exchanged for medkit),
Guard flak armour. Micro-bead, void suit, blessed ship token, re-breather, Imperial Navy uniform or beggar’s cloak, 2 bottles of amasec, vox-caster.
Weapon Profiles:
Bolt Pistol (Ceres): Pistol 30m, S/2/- 1d10+5X Pen 4, Clip 8, Full, Tearing, Rare
Power Spear: Melee, 3m, 1d10+7, Pen 7, Power Field, Unbalanced, 6kg, Very Rare,
Armour Profiles:
Armour: 4 Body 4 Legs 4 Arms

Acquisitions:
Single Starting Acquisition: Lathe-Pattern Jump pack (Rare)

XP Gained: 1000xp
XP Spent: 950xp

Changelog:
- Birthright: Born To lead 200xp
- Lure of the Void: Zealot Blessed Scars (GC Bionic Arm 300xp)
- Motivation: Loyalty 100xp
- Lineage: A powerful legacy 350xp
- Added single acquisition (rare)
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Old Jan 29th, 2023, 10:03 AM
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Hylda Ruthvan - Fortress World Arch-Militant
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Character Name: Hylda Ruthvan

Origin Path

Home World: Characteristic Modifiers: +5 Ballistic Skill, +5 Willpower, -5 Intelligence, -5 Fellowship

Starting Skills: Secret Tongue (Military) (Int) and Common Lore (War)

Hated Enemy: Hatred (???)

Constant Combat Training: Basic Weapon Training (SP), -5 penalty on social interaction tests regarding non-combat topics

Steel Nerve: Nerves of Steel talent

Starting Wounds add 1d5+1, Starting Fate (1-9 = 3, 10 = 4)
Fortress World

Birthright: Unshakeable Faith, +3 Fellowship, -3 WSChild of the Creed

Lure of the Void: +5 Ballistic Skill, Peer (Military), Hatred (Puppies), +1d10 Insanity ptsCrusade - Call to War

Trials and Travails: Forbidden Knowledge (Inquisition), Common Lore (Imperial Creed), Jealous FreedomPress-Ganged

Motivation: Armour of Contempt, +3 WillpowerDevotion - Duty

Lineage: Talented - Scholastic Lore (Tactica Imperialis)A Proud Tradition - Heir Apparent

Character Sheet:

Career: Weapon Master: +10% to hit, +2 Damage, +2 Initiative using (Class TBD)Arch-Militant

Characteristics: WS: 31 (25+9-3) BS: 47 (25+12+5+5) S: 36 (25+11) T: 45 (25+20) Ag: 40 (25+15) Int: 34 (25+14-5) Per: 34 (25+9) Wil: 40 (25+7+5+3) Fel: 32 (25+9+3-5)

Skills: Secret Tongue (Military) (Int) +10 (44), Common Lore (War) (Int) +10 (54), Forbidden Knowledge (Inquisition), Common Lore (Ecclesiarchy) (Int) (34), Dodge (Agi) (40), Intimidate (Str) (36), Scholastic Lore (Tactica Imperialis) (Int) (44), Speak Language (Low Gothic) (Int) (34), Common Lore (Administratum) (Int) (34), Common Lore (Imperial Creed) (Int) (34), Common Lore (Navis Nobilite) (Int) (34)

Talents: Basic Weapon Training (SP), Hatred (Happy People), Nerves of Steel, Unshakeable Faith Peer (Military), Hatred (Puppies), Armour of Contempt, Talented - Scholastic Lore (Tactica Imperialis), Basic Weapon Training (Universal), Piston Weapon Training (Universal), Melee Weapon Training (Universal), Thrown Weapon Training (Universal), Sound Constitution 1

Wounds: 9

Fate Pts: 3

Insanity Pts: 3

Corruption Pts: 0

Description: TBD

Backstory: TBD

 


 


 



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Posting rate? Are we building our own ship? Profit factor amount? What is the focus of game?
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Posting rate? Are we building our own ship? Profit factor amount? What is the focus of game?
Posting Rate: 1 per week.
Building ship: By crowdsourcing
PF amount: Character generation can influence both ship points and profit factor, so i will wait until we have all our character sheets
Focus of the Game: Treasure hunting, the call of the void, and Ship Management. Realism!

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All right. Are we a down and out house with few credits, are we rich and powerful with a weak ship, or somewhere in the middle?

Also, are we allowed any free choices on the origin path?

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All right. Are we a down and out house with few credits, are we rich and powerful with a weak ship, or somewhere in the middle?
Thats dependent on what the Rogue Trader turns out to be. RT career choice has yet to be taken.

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Also, are we allowed any free choices on the origin path?
No. You do however have 1000xp to spend during character generation on expanded origins.

You also get full refund on starting gear, so rare can be swapped for rare, scarce for scarce etc. You also may start with one acquisition of rare quality.
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Character Name: Luther Barrathius
Origin Path: Homeworld: Battlefleet
Birthright: In Service to the Throne, Born to Lead, 200 xp
Lure of the Void: Hunter, Xenos Hunter 200 xp
Trials and Travial: Dark Voyage,
Motivation: Exhilaration, Thrill of War 250 xp,
Lineage: Disgraced, Last Child 200 xp
Career: Rogue Trader

Description: Luther is a scarred and brute of a man that seems to be stuck into aging into old age. His very presence in the room seems to demand respect and he carries himself with the air of a man confident with his own abilities. Despite the many treatments and cybernetics available to a man of his station, he refuses to get his many scars and wounds healed and patched with cybernetics or rejuvenation treatments. He clacks around the deck of his ship with a peg leg and eyepatch like some captain of old. He likes to wear clothes made of silk and trimmed in gold thread but they never seems accustomed to it. He looks like a thug dressed up in finery and made to put on a show and he prefers it that way. He finds people underestimate you if they believe you are beneath their attention and station.

Backstory: Luther was is the last remaining scion of a House determined to return it to power or die trying. Raised in luxury during his early childhood, he was sent away to a Imperial Ship at the age of 7 to serve as an officer's attendant. It was of course a reserve fleet one, but that made it no less strict for danger can strike from any direction in the perilous 41st Millennium. He learned discipline, valor, and of course weapons training during these years. When he came of age, he was awarded a commander's rank aboard the ship and served on the command decade for 2 decades before news of the tragedy reached him. The ship carrying his parents was lost at warp and his duty to his House superseded his oath to the fleet. Released from his commission, he returned home to find his House in ruin. Many of the agents and assets had disappeared between the time of his parents death and his arrival and he spent the first years trying to rebuild his contacts and getting his ship back into working order. As the final repairs start to wrap up, he looks to find some close advisors to serve as his command crew.
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Sweet, I don't have to re-work Proust as a RT.

Character Name: Proust Thaddeus Gershwin
Career Path: Seneschal
Origin path: +5 fellowship -5 willpower, +10 interaction when dealing with high authority people and formal situations, +1 PF, Peer (Nobles, and Imperial Navy), 1d5 starting wounds, 2-4 fate pointsNoble born , +3 Fellowship -3 Perception, Decadance, 1d5 corruptionVaunted, Seeker of truth: Costs 100xp +3 intelligence, Scholastic Lore (Archaic), +1 corruptionNew Horizons, Resistance Fear, 1d5 insanityDark Voyage, Talented (commerce)Prestige, A Powerful Legacy: 350xp cost, Talented (Command, Intimidate), Air of authorityOf extensive means.
Description: Medium height, lean build, rakish good looks. Looks younger than he actually is due to juvinant treatments.

 


 


Synskin Extremely Rare: Trade (he's not very sneaky) for??
Cameleoline Cloak Rare: Trade (he's not very sneaky) for??
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Character Name: Luther Barrathius
Nice character.

Welcome to the game. You can finish up your charsheet and discuss the ship with the team.

Im going to say that you have 30PF and 63SP; a dynasty on the wane, but may still recover.

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Character Name: Mendaric Graveon-Gantz

 


 


 


Description:
Mendaric is young for a Navigator and is much closer to normal humans in his appearance and if it wasnt for his third eye and his unusual graceful movement he would not garner a second glance from any other noble.
His sense of style puts him firmly in the expensive noble bracket but unlike others in his House it is less extravagantly adorned. This lack of exuberant style is for two reasons, firstly Mendaric sees them as something earned, a medal if you wish, secondly knowing what his demise will be he likes to indulge himself and less attention can be useful.

His appearance is typical for someone spending a lot of time in space almost exclusively, a little taller, a little paler, with dark eyes and his head shaved.

Backstory:
Being born a Navigator is an automatic entry into a life of power and privilege and the benefits that provides. Whilst his nomadic house of Aleene is not seen as powerful as a Magisterial house what they lack in obvious wealth they make up for with greater experience and knowledge (or so their propagandists state). Experience hard earned out in the void, living as they work this had led to a culture of disdain for those on a planets surface, come to space and your acceptance might increase.

Unbeknownst to Mendaric he has been identified as potential candidate for a future Novator for his house, there are others but they keep this secret - early assassinations are discouraged as it shrinks the candidate pool to soon. What they do instead is encourage some kind of independent service to hone and sharpen the candidates and to provide an opportunity to grow the houses connections.

Mendaric has benefited from a better than average education compared to some peers (which he accredits to his breeding, little to no mutation is beneficial in the Imperium) and has allowed him more opportunities to serve as Navigator on ships and routes that interest him more than they benefit the house. This has also led him to more questions, a quest for knowledge that has become one of his vices and accepting his future demise he has acquitted himself with a memory implant to ensure all his indulgences can be relived at his convenience.

Whilst out and about navigating and indulging he has had the luxury to taste many pleasures and learnt many things - some the Inquisition would consider, well lets say dangerous. It has also led to some strong disagreements with Academics whom Mendaric feels read and write too much about things that he himself has dealt with directly, especially with regards to the Immaterium.

On one particular voyage Mendaric used the opportunity to keep a ship in Warp longer than necessary so he could spend more time 'observing' its inhabitants. There was an unfortunate incursion, whether from a falling Gellar or an especially strong entity but Mendaric got some close up experience that will never leave him and has further spurned his interest in more dangerous areas of lore. The crew losses were not insignificant but the ship damage was minor enough that there was little in the way of a serious investigation - only ships on the move make money.

Having honed his skills and learnt his pleasures he is now coming to realise his potential and how his standing within his house and the Nobilite in general can open so many more doors and more opportunites. Who knows what secrets become available to a Novator, and the risks from without as well as within are all part of the process.

Perhaps it time a Nomadic house provided the Paternova.


 
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Thank you. Do you have a game forum yet?
I do have a game forum but for the sake of simplicity, im keeping ship generation here.

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Very nice character. I am keeping your enemy secret for now. Though he may turn up soon.
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hey ace, can i be your co-gm? i dont wanna play, but id be happy to help with shouldering the load
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hey ace, can i be your co-gm? i dont wanna play, but id be happy to help with shouldering the load
I am open to a co-GM. PM me your ideas.
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