I just finished my first session with Dark Heresy and am thinking of starting my own campaign. I am wondering if anyone else has played this system and what do they think about it.
When I've been GM-ing (not this system but others) I've been a bit more loose on the int-based skills. If you roll really bad, don't prepare for it or are in a very tight spot then sure you can fail.But if it's being properly roleplayed I've used the skill-level more of a way to determine how much you know and/or how fast you get results.AKM said:Basically, I've made all "challenging" tests one step easier, but only if you have the skill.
The fact that a trained medic with 38 (pretty high intelligence) has only a 38% chance of helping a patient to heal is kinda scary.
I've been patrolling this thread for a while, mainly because I love Dark Heresy. I see the conundrum you're facing, but while I can't tell you how to make other events, I can tell you what I did.I'm working up things to start a DH game with me as the gm. Unfortunatly it is my first time and I'm probably being too cruel to my group. I've got five and I've already got about three main baddies for them to fight in it.
A chaos magnos who's been blessed by the chaos gods a couple of times.
A ganger who's got some muscle backing him up.
And a pair of twin psyker girls who turn out to be a daemonhost after the first turn.
The main problem I've got is just how to fill up the events leading up to these battles.
The opener I've got is this group of acolytes being brought in to assist in figuring out why a chapel and all the people in it were killed and desecrated.
If anyone could help me out in this I'd appreciate it.
I would love to know a bit more about those genestealer cults (since I don't no anything about these things)I've been patrolling this thread for a while, mainly because I love Dark Heresy. I see the conundrum you're facing, but while I can't tell you how to make other events, I can tell you what I did.
I play WH40k Tyranids (as well as many, many other armies) and I noted that GENESTEALER CULTS would make a great enemy and plot line! Inquistorial factions, especially Ordo Xenos would go to any length to knock out a potential Genestealer uprising, so this fit my fluffy requirement, really.
I knew I wanted a Broodlord/ Patriarch running the whole shindig, mainly because I have a sick Broodlord conversion model (we play with models). Just like you, I had a big baddie, but not much else.
I then broke out an old, old version of the Genestealer Cult codex. I made a hierarchy of badguys, lining the criminal ladder. Basically it went: (1 being Top, 2 being next in line, etc. The subscripts like 1a. are just for simplicity's sake)
1a) Second in Command, equally important MAGUS
- under Magus, HYBRID HIERARCH
2) Genestealer Strain- two types: Warrior and Shadow Stalker
3) Hybrid Stealers
5) Initiates (normal humans)
5) Infected (humans with a little Genestealer blood that the Hive Mind can slightly shape)
After I had a actual net of enemies and the ultimate plot idea to destroy the Genestealer infestation, comes the small details about finding evidence, locating the baddies, reversing infections, etc. etc. (the last bit hasn't really come yet)
I hope this may help you create an adventure of your own! If anyone is interested in seeing the stats I created or wants to hear more, just drop me a line here on this thread!
What i have been thinking about doing for stats is just using the core stats from 40k and tweaking it a little bit. Like for example. You want all space marines and genestealers and things of that nature to have a toughness more or equivalent to 4 in 40k terms. So when rolling up the npcs what i've been doing is adding say 30 to those rolls. This give me stats normally in the 40s some times as far as 50 but thats ok cause no one is perfect. (man if you read some of those space wolf books... I can't recall the one dudes name but he dwarfed other marines by a couple of feet)Anyway, I'm intrested in those stats/story/advice in general
Sorry about the long response time... it's been hectic here before Spring Break and whatnot.Anyway, I'm intrested in those stats/story/advice in general