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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 1027
12-06-2010, 01:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Valias
I still don't believe there should be a way to make him mediocre in both roles. Either he focuses on his role as a librarian, or he spent too much time as a warrior which makes learning scribbly stuff harder. It's not like the character himself would have any influence on this and could pick his daily schedule. He's a cog in the wheel and gets told what to learn - either by harsh life circumstances or by his superiors. The skillset should reflect this.
Yep, and I would imagine that all chapter serfs go through combat training (they can't afford anything else, because the ship crews are mainly servitors and there aren't necessarily enough marines to repel and conduct all boarding parties) and then specialise in other duties. Best example for such multi-tasking is again the Space Marine Librarian who has to combine physical power, psionic power and a lot of knowledge. A librarian-serf would only have to combine two areas.

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Originally Posted by Valias
I'm perfectly fine with explaining this away as a "predestination". In my mind, the Rogue does not make a snap with his fingers and then he knows it, he finally succeeds in doing something he was working towards for years. I believe this to be much more believable, and .
For me it's like TDE in the idealized form. You spent the XP you got while trying something to improve the appropriate skill. Based on the time you got the necessary xp in, not the years before.

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Originally Posted by Valias
As for the comparison, characters in TDE are not as "limited" in their lifestyle as people living in the 41st millennium. And if a character has happened to pick up such a uniquely rogue'ish talent due to his background, that's what talking with your GM and Elite Advances are for. But I do not believe in opening up everything of the Rogue's abilities just because a player has XP to spare.
Either you have a classless system, or you have one with classes - the former is preferrable, but if you have to work with the latter, stick to it and make classes count. Again, YMMV.[/quote]

There are a lot of worlds in 40k, I don't buy that you can depict everything with the few classes from DH, and there's a reason that the best class-based systems have multiclassing rules, but I guess none of us will be able to convince the other of his opinion.^^

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Originally Posted by Allerka View Post
You know that's a Chaos cruiser, right? *Australian accent* Dat ain't a battle-barge. THIS is a battle-barge. :p
Sorry Mick, I'm using the newer (but less official) rules (page 5). That's why it's a "venerable" battle barge.