Information: Rulebook (WIP): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GbySlB06XyjEpFkLuxKUzXdj4lxEvYC0H-JY9frjSeU/edit?usp=sharing IC Thread: http://forum.eternalcrusade.com/threads/deathwatch-station-rp-in-game.47685/ Character Creator: http://www.philome.la/Uriel1339/wh40k-dw-station-rp-character-creator/play Current Personnel: http://forum.eternalcrusade.com/threads/deathwatch-station-rp-in-game.47685/page-225#post-1082177 Char Sheet Thread: http://forum.eternalcrusade.com/threads/deathwatch-station-rp-char-sheet-thread.49779/ Scabard Campaign Manager: https://www.scabard.com/campaign/57412 All rules in the Rulebook overrule any other written rule. Original Post: It is good to be back within the Deathwatch. And first of all, I want to say thanks to all System Testers, while the test even still is going on here: http://forum.eternalcrusade.com/threads/co-op-gladiator-rp-killing-floor-style-system-test.47046/ @lord-watchman @DeranVendar (great system helper!) @High_Adept_Zeth @matt23 @Avenging-Angel @BadDo9 (also beyond this playtest) @Valonox @Colapse (also beyond this playtest) and also special thanks to @Casavay for helping me out figuring some things out, too. Also thanks and applause to @WanderingJester who runs the Original Chapter which gave me a good chunk of an idea of what I will do with this RP and to return to the roots of letting the players form the story and dipping a bit into ridiculous achievements and diving into pure awesomesauce that you were used to by my original Deathwatch, here: http://forum.eternalcrusade.com/threads/deathwatch-free-rp.4066/ So now to get finally to business. I am ready to answer any question you have and prepare you the best I can for the start of the RP which will be as soon as the Gladiator Test RP will be finished and concluded. Please read the information below before replying. #1 - Deathwatch Station - Wot? Spoiler Game starts shortly after the Inquisition was born in 021.M31 during the second founding. However the Deathwatch in my case did not exist after Guilliman fell into stasis. The exact current year is 142.M31. Leman Russ still roams as he leaves in the year 209.M31. #2 So the Deathwatch station means now what...? Spoiler You will start in the 'Deathwatch Station Designation 007' this station will be your home from the start on and as your characters continue to serve the deathwatch on this station you eventually rise to the various positions of Watch Commander, Forge Master, etc. and lead the fate of it's future. Anything from researching and developing experimental weapons up to building up defenses and deciding where to deploy and whom to recruit. #3 Does this mean I will risk my awesome Watch Commander in combat? Spoiler Absolutely not. I will use @WanderingJester 's mentor system of his Original Chapter RP. Basically you will have at one point multiple characters, so you will have your Watch Commander and your regular Kill-Team character. Obviously you still can in special situations use your kick-ass characters. For example when the station would be under attack from aliens or so. Or in case you need to deploy your Deathwatch Champion or Dreadnought for special deployments, etc. etc. #4 So what do I start as? Spoiler First of all. Your character is at least 300-400 years old. Being a Great Crusade AND Horus Heresy survivor. However the charter of the Deathwatch just had been signed, so the chapters are not ready to give up their specialists just yet and only give their regular combatants away. Secondly this results basically that you will only play Combatant Classes (Tactical, Assault, Devastator) at the start. These chars still can become Librarian, Apothecary, Chaplain and Techmarine down the road. But that is your starting requirement. Third. Your character can be from any of the first or second foundings as long as it's a loyalist, no Blackshields. The HH is so recent, every traitor gets killed on sight. Fourth. I will allow fan-made chapters if they are second founding and have enough background. Examples would be @lord-watchman 's 'Blood Watchmen' or also the 'Steel Predators' of the Original Chapter RP. However if they are of unknown descendance, they will gain no special start equipment. Fifth. What special start equipment? This: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1sLhYYIo3jm4ke2SuGhVyHDjTCvL3HIqYbtGiQcgtxOk/edit?usp=sharing Successors get same start equipment as their parent chapter. So Black Templar would gain same as Imperial Fists. Flesh Tearers same as Blood Angels, and so on. Sixth. Do I have to choose from the special equipment? Everyone gets the basic equipment + their Chapter-specific bonuses. Some may allow you to choose, such as Iron Hand Bionics. Others may be straight out pre-filtered depending on your class. I.E. An Assault may get this item, but a Tactical something else or nothing at all, see the sheet for reference. #5 So how does the system exactly work? Spoiler Note that everything is subject to change, does it need updates for balance and better experience. Additional some things change through playing the game, such as continuing the story to more foundings, making more start chapters available. Or chapter cultures being more individual and may start branching more down. So that Black Templar may have own unique start items vs. Imperial Fists. However at the start the Second Founding was so recent, there is not much time yet to really have complete unique cultures. Please see test game for reference: http://forum.eternalcrusade.com/threads/co-op-gladiator-rp-killing-floor-style-system-test.47046/ Here is the system in it's entirety: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1NtSUcqzxGph0Ru3zhemRNUjJ0Ltw9Hyr2iTyeAKo4iE/edit?usp=sharing Oh you want to quickly find specifics? (please note that the entire system sheet above is always 100% up-to-date, whereas the following may not be): Combat System Character & Classes Start Bonuses Weapon List Psyker Spells List Rites & Honours #6 Character Sheet / How do I make a character? Spoiler Read prior points to learn about available chapters, choices, etc.! Here is the template: Character Name: Age: (at least 300 years) Class: Combatant (Assault/Tactical/Devastator) Chapter: Basic Choice - Ranged: #1 - All, Bolt Pistol or Combat Shield (No-Strap) #2 - Tacticals, Bolter or Flamer #3 - Devastators, Heavy Bolter or Las Cannon or Missile Launcher Special Start Chapter Choice - Melee: Example: Dark Angels Assault => N/A Special Start Chapter Choice - Ranged: Example: Dark Angels Assault Plasma Pistol Special Start Chapter Choice - Accessory: Example: Dark Angels Assault => 1 Plasma Grenade => Hooded Robe Received Honors: Great Crusade Veteran Horus Heresy Veteran (Feel free to make specific campaigns / notable battle participations up) Personality: How is your character? Why is he that way? History: In-Depth of your Received Honors and also what your char was up to since the Horus Heresy. Also perhaps why especially he got chosen to the Deathwatch's first batch. Goals: What is your Characters goal in the rest of his life? (Will help you to work towards something!) Questions? I will gladly answer them!