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From the Dust (Post-Heresy Council RP) Out of Character Thread

Postby Kadaeux » 20 May 2016, 13:27

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Following the Horus Heresy, the Imperium was torn apart and would now be rebuilt. Not as it was. But by the actions of the new Lords of Terra. You, players, will effect, and manipulate the direction of the Imperium, for the Imperium's own good. And you do so collectively.

Each 'turn' of the RP is prefaced by a "Meeting of the High Lords of Terra"
Each turn begins with me, the GM, issuing a "State of the Imperium" report, as well as your budget in influence for the turn. You players discuss and make decisions based off of the State of the Imperium and may, with sufficient influence, act on situations that arise. Each Lord of Terra is considered to have a lifespan of 200 years. (8 turns) during which they abdicate to a new player, or if no new player presents themselves, the player may themselves continue in that role as their own successor. (A player whose term has ended may naturally wait until the next time a High Lord abdicates to go again.)

As such the RP operates as such.

Step 1: State of the Imperium Report.
Step 2: Meeting of the High Lords of Terra
Step 3: Vote on any choices relevant.
Step 4: A somewhat lore-y description of the 25 years.
Step 5: See Step 1, repeat.

The 13th position, the Emperor's seat, naturally is mine as the GM as a purely ornamental role.

At this point in time the Lords of Terra are

The God-Emperor of Mankind
The Master of the Administratum - Rolepgeek
The Inquisitorial Representative
The Ecclesiarch of the Adeptus Ministorum - Inspector of War
The Fabricator General of the Adeptus Mechanicus - Havoc90
The Grand Provost Marshal of the Adeptus Arbites - Jarrid
The Paternoval Envoy of the Navigators
The Master of the Astronomicon
The Grand Master of the Officio Assassinorum
The Master of the Adeptus Astra Telepathica
The Lord High Admiral of the Imperial Navy
The Lord Commander Militant of the Imperial Guard - Alexander Menasa
The Captain General of the Adeptus Custodes



Rules:
1: Players actions must be in the interests of the Imperium, no going Chaos ladies and gents.
2: No controlling another persons character.
3: First in, first served.
4: You may miss a single Meeting of the High Lords, afterwards (unless you let me know that shit has gone down :p) your representative will be considered AWOL and a successor appointed from anyone waiting to join in. ;)
5: Don't expect to rely on the canon history as a checklist of things to watch out for. We GM's are aware of how dangerous a tool Genre-savvy is. :P
6: And most importantly of all, be civil, it's fine to have a rivalry with another High Lord but don't let it cross the line into proper abuse.


Game Mechanic Rules:
Each turn the Imperium has a budget, this is abstracted significantly, you won't be counting thrones. Each turn it has to be divided amongst a number of categories. Improper spending can have severe results! Beware! What the categories are will depend on the events preceding the month, and possible motions enacted by the High Lords. However they will always include

Expansion - (Terraforming and Colonisation of worlds to expand the Imperium.)
Security - (General Imperium-wide security, contributes towards psykers taken, witches purged, mutants etc as well as basic criminality.)
Crusades - (Hostile activity against enemy xenos, traitor legions, rebellious human worlds etc.)
Purification - (A hunt for cultists. While Purification will always be a budget option, it is more 'optional'.)
Consolidation - (Improve the Imperium and it's armed forces.)
Diplomacy - (Deal with less hostile alien races.)
Science Budget - (DO SCIENCE!)(Develop ideas, rediscover tech etc.)
Industry Budget - (DO INDUSTRY!)(Joke aside, this is used largely for improving the Imperial Navy, Adeptus Astartes and Imperial Guard.)

The list will be expanded as needed pending events, for example, if one of the State of the Imperium Report's brought up that contact was lost with SubSector Bumfuck in Sector Nobodycares, you might propose an Explorator investigation into the cause of the loss of SubSector Bumfuck, and assign it a budget of 2.
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Re: From the Dust (Post-Heresy Council RP) Out of Character Thread

Postby Jarrid » 20 May 2016, 18:52

Sounds interesting. I'm considering it. I'm in.

Could I be appointed The Grand Provost Marshal of the Adeptus Arbites?

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Postby Rolepgeek » 20 May 2016, 19:04

Looks pretty cool. If I might, I'd like to be Master of the Administratum.

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Postby Havoc90 » 20 May 2016, 21:27

Count me in, I suppose. Guess I'll be the Fabricator General.

Though I've never done a RP before.

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Postby Inspector of War » 20 May 2016, 21:41

I'm assuming we can't play it like these High Lords, yes?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VM_9NRoGUOg#t=1m55s

:lol: :lol:

Anywho, this is interesting! I'd like to pick the Ecclesiarch
Emperor DAMNIT, but do I hate autocorrect. :evil: :evil:

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Re: From the Dust (Post-Heresy Council RP) Out of Character Thread

Postby Kadaeux » 21 May 2016, 01:53

Jarrid wrote:Sounds interesting. I'm considering it. I'm in.

Could I be appointed The Grand Provost Marshal of the Adeptus Arbites?


Done

Rolepgeek wrote:Looks pretty cool. If I might, I'd like to be Master of the Administratum.


Done

Havoc90 wrote:Count me in, I suppose. Guess I'll be the Fabricator General.

Though I've never done a RP before.


Done, and don't worry too much, it's easy enough to get the hang of.

Inspector of War wrote:I'm assuming we can't play it like these High Lords, yes?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VM_9NRoGUOg#t=1m55s

:lol: :lol:


No no, definitely not :P

Anywho, this is interesting! I'd like to pick the Ecclesiarch


You got it.

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Postby Alexi_Menser » 21 May 2016, 07:12

I have seen war in all its forms. I have seen feral world savages braining each other with stones, and I have monitored the death of a whole planet at the hands of a virus bomb. I have seen Space Marines drop to certain death, and win. I have seen Titans crush whole platoons underfoot. Yet it is under my command that I have seen billions charge into the breach. It is under my command that world after world has been claimed, tamed and defended. And by my command and the actions of my men, we of the Imperial Guard shall hold together the Imperium of Man against the foes of the Emperor. We shall be the bulwark of the Imperium, a wall of men counting untold trillions. And do not worry my lords, for we are ready should war come knocking.

- Lord Commander Militant Alexander Menasa
Wit Beyond Measure Is Man's Greatest Treasure

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Postby Kadaeux » 21 May 2016, 07:28

Alexi_Menser wrote:I have seen war in all its forms. I have seen feral world savages braining each other with stones, and I have monitored the death of a whole planet at the hands of a virus bomb. I have seen Space Marines drop to certain death, and win. I have seen Titans crush whole platoons underfoot. Yet it is under my command that I have seen billions charge into the breach. It is under my command that world after world has been claimed, tamed and defended. And by my command and the actions of my men, we of the Imperial Guard shall hold together the Imperium of Man against the foes of the Emperor. We shall be the bulwark of the Imperium, a wall of men counting untold trillions. And do not worry my lords, for we are ready should war come knocking.

- Lord Commander Militant Alexander Menasa


So you have. ;)

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Re: From the Dust (Post-Heresy Council RP) Out of Character Thread

Postby Kadaeux » 23 May 2016, 22:23

Any more High Lords ???

If not, i'll start this in the next 24 hours or so.

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Postby Jarrid » 25 May 2016, 09:09

Looking forward to it mate!. I AM THE LAW!!!!!!!


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