Monday, December 22, 2014

The Cast: Visions Of Destruction

Pregenerated Characters for the upcoming adventure: 

Thadiaus: Chosen Chaos Space Marine

Thadiaus, is a true chaos space marine. He was born on the world of Xurunt in the Screaming Vortex, where the peoples are cold and merciless. Captured during a raid by a war-band known as the Brazen Claws, he was pressed ganged into service and joined the ranks of the Brazen Claws and forced to undergo the harsh test and surgeries to become a Chaos Space Marine.

Thadiaus, excels in combat and loves the rush he gets while engaged in melee.  He recently departed the Brazen Claws in search of glorious combat after he felt that his chapter was weak and not worthy of a warrior as great as he will eventually become. All will know his name and tremble in his sight!

Gorgon: Forsaken Chaos Space Marine

Gorgon, once a proud member of the Astartes. His formal chapter "Golden Eagles" was sent on the Crusade into the eye of terror, when their chapter master was found to have been corrupted by Chaos and executed by the Holy Church of Terra. It was during this ill fated crusade that, most of his brothers were killed or lost. But, during this time Gorgon discovered that the Chapter Master was never corrupted, but it was the high ranking church officials that were tainted. His master was setup and executed, by orders of the church.

Gorgon vowed to have vengeance for his brothers and his master and has made it his mission in life to expose and destroy the false church for what it is, and restore honor to memory of the Golden Eagles.

Ardent The Vile: Chaos Space Marine Sorcerer

Ardent is a devoted follower of the powers of the warp. Once a devote member of the Astartes Chapter the "Ultramarines" he killed his own master when he felt that his master was trying to hold him back from true greatness.

After the murder, Ardent made his way to the Screaming Vortex in search for great  arcane power. The powers of the warp can be harnessed and he will wield it, even if his quest will lead him to his doom.

Sasha Tequin: Renegade

Sasha was a medic with the Cadian regiment of the Imperial Guard. She was a stout defender and fearless when under fire performing emergency care to the fallen around her.

She recently went AWOL, when after a senseless battle with the xenos "Nids". When many belonging to her regiment were slaughtered when exposed to vile toxic spores.  She remarkably was unscathed by the toxins. She has become obsessed as to why she was not killed. Her quest for answers as to why she was unaffected has led her to the Screaming Vortex.

Bre Anna WyildStar: Chaos Psyker

Bre was a brash young girl, when she fled her homeworld of the Piety of Seth, when it was discovered that she had strange powers. Her family instantly disowned her, and she was branded as a witch by the local church dioceses and was about to be cleansed. She escaped, when she somehow manged to convince a Rogue Trader to take her from the planet.

Over the years of being alone, and rejected she has grown bitter and has learned to hate the Imperium of Man and the church that goes along with it.  She vows that her home world will someday rue the day that they cast her out.

Athore Calron'Bri: Apostate

Athore is a high ranking official in the Arbites Administration. Althore, has become aware that his position allows him to enjoy some of the "finer" things of life. Having sway in such an organization as the Arbites, he  has learned to use his power to gain favors, drugs and other items of enjoyment to sample from the vaults of holding.

Using his position, he has been travelling the galaxy looking for new and undiscovered pleasures. His latest indulgences has led him to the Screaming Vortex where he seeks to get "more bang for his buck."

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Black Crusade: Visions of Destruction Teaser. An SXG exclusive.

You wonder what lower level of the Hells you have descended into while you are standing in front of the Oracle of the Blind Eye.  Summoned specifically to stand before her, she claims to have had a vision, a vision that shows you as a force wrecking havoc and sowing the seeds chaos on the Imperium Shrine World known as "The Piety of Seth"

When she speaks, a soft, cool and shifting sounding voice seems to float out from the shrouded figure, her face cloaked in shadow.

A great adversary of mine is about to be executed by the church of the dead emperor. It would be a shame that such a death should go wasted in the hands of the fake church of man. His death has a purpose, and you are the executioners. Great change is about to take place, and I have foreseen it!

The year of chaos begins 830pm EST January 9th, 2015
Sign up at the SXG website.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Cone template Problem with the 40K Black Crusade mod.

For those savvy FGII, XML and LUA people

As you can tell, I am not going to give up trying to figure this problem. See the link for the description? The Problem So Far...

Anyone able to tell me what it is I am doing wrong?

Only the start and end points of the 30* cone appear!

Need some help!

Monday, December 8, 2014

How to use the Black Crusade and Deathwatch Mods?

Hi all.

Figured I would go ahead and try to explain some of the features of these two mods.

The very first thing I am going to share is a link to a post that contains a PDF that is a the user manual for the original mod that was made by Sciencephile from the Fantasy Grounds community who made the Dark Hersey mod.

Many of the features that were included in Dark Hersey are the same for Deathwatch, and how stuff works is also the same. If you read this, you will be well on your way for understanding all the automations for both the rulesets that I converted.


Other then cosmetic changes, there was just a few things I changed in the workings for this ruleset vs the Dark Hersey ruelset. But there is one major difference I need to let everyone know about.

I removed the Refractor Field, Conversion Field and the Displacement field commands and replaced them with the 3 Force field effects to be in line with the Iron Halo, Combat Shield, and Storm Shield.
Just remember, these commands are case sensitive. They also all have the correct percentages too. The new status commands are:
  1. IHALO
And I also added "Renown" in as a stat for player characters. I know its not really a stat, but I figured it was the best place for it.

Black Crusade

Here, I had to make a few changes to how things worked so it was inline with the rules to Black Crusade. Ill go through them in point form.

  1. Unnatural Strength and Toughness. These are no longer multipliers, these are now straight up additions. So, in this mod you total up your UC bonus and add that to the UC box. Then, that number plus your regular bonus is then tallied. Example: So if you have str 40 and 5 UC str. it will now add to 9.
  2. I corrected the percentages for the 3 original force fields status: The Refractor Field, Conversion Field and the Displacement fields to be inline with Black Crusade
  3. Added Terminator Force Field effect "TERMI" Added in v4.04
  4. I had to correct the Felling ability of weapons, this number now subtracts from any UC Toughness bonus.
  5. I added the Infamy stat to the player characters sheets. (I am undecided if I should add it to the NPCs, I figured its not really needed for them)
  6. I also added an area for your corruption points to be tracked.
So, there are a few other things, but this is the most important for you all to be aware about. Download that manual I mentioned at the beginning. It explains a lot!

Hope you enjoy it! 

40k for Everyone! Deathwatch and Black Crusade FGII mods

For those who want to play 40k RPGs on some VTT software. Specifically Deathwatch and Black Crusade. They are now available here for you Fantasy Grounds users!

With lots of thanks to the people on the FG Forums, A 30* cone flamer can now be drawn on the map with the use of the extensions located in the above link. Just note, that these extensions will not work if you have the "Enhanced Images" extension for CORE also activated.

Ill be making a spot soon to report any bugs for Deathwatch like I have done for Black Crusade.

Black Crusade v4.5

Deathwatch v4.0

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Black Crusade: Working list of things to fix on the ruleset for FGII

Hi all..

I figured what I would do, is keep a list of things I am trying to work on, known bugs or what ever here. That way, if you find something, you can also leave a comment below and I can add it to the list.

Currently Known Issues for V4.05
Things not working right
  1. Mighty Shot: Still works as Pre Black Crusade. (Status: Working on it)
  2. Crushing Blow: Still works as Pre Black Crusade. (Status: Working on it)
  3. Flamer Template: The pointer currently draws a 45* cone, not a 30* as per the rulebook. (Status: Working on it but there is an extension created to solve problem, see note below)
  4. Primitive Weapons: Currently it still doubles your Armor Value, not max damage roll of 7 as per Black Crusade rules
  5. Item Bug: If a weapon has a field left blank, either in the description or on the weapon page, there is a good chance you may get an error.. Do not know why it does that.. but just fill it in with a letter or a number and the issue goes away.

Wishlist Items:
1) Zealous Hatred: Somehow automate dice rolling for this ability.
2) Drag and Drop Talents and Traits

Thats it for now, I am sure there will be more added over time. Remember leave a comment if you find something.

Screen Shot of V4.03

Fixed Items:

  1. Felling: Working properly
  2. Unnatural Stats PC and NPC: Working Properly
  3. Force Fields: Working Properly
  4. Grid Units: Now marked in 1 meter per square.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Fantasy Grounds: Black Crusade Rule Set Available..and just updated to V4.02

Hi all!

I am finally comfortable enough to let this go to the masses. But I have managed to update the Dark Heresy rule set into a Black Crusade rule set.

So I think I got all the things converted and working properly.. I think, but I have not played tested it that much. So, if you guys want to download it, and want to tell me what you think, then please do. I can use all the help I can take on stuff like this.

I know of one thing I have yet to be able to make properly and that is a 30* cone pointer.. I need some help on that..

Anyways, please enjoy the Black Crusade Rule Set..   V4.04 <-- Link to FGII Website

Best Regards