View Full Version : Looking For Play by Post Dark Heresy

04-30-2011, 12:41 PM

Me and a friend are looking for a Play by Post Dark Heresy. We are new to Dark Heresy, but not new to roll playing. Past games are 40k, D&D, AD&D, Car Wars, Star Frontiers. Looking for a beginner game and willing to play any type of Char that are needed, but would like to play pysker and a Guardsman. Can post multi-times a day .


05-13-2011, 01:40 PM
I'm new to play by post but I've played Dark heresy several times and would love to play with you guys. If need be I could try being a GM since I understand the system fairly well, though fair warning I've never been a GM before in my life.

Well, if you guys are still on board for it I like playing as a priest! (It gives me some wonderful chances to shout insane things.)

11-27-2011, 11:40 PM
Nothing like 6 months to set a post on fire, but if you folks still check this, I'm in too. I've GM'ed before if nobody steps up, otherwise I'd love to play a PC.

12-06-2011, 03:57 AM
Again, this is obviously a late post to this thread however if we can get enough people up I am definitely game. I have plenty of RP'ing experience but not in Dark Heresy. That said I would happily fill a PC slot.

12-07-2011, 09:20 AM
Hey All,

Wow, this is an old posting I post awhile back! I'm still in to play and so is my friend. So, let me know if we want to get a game started.


12-08-2011, 04:14 PM
This is hilarious/awesome, I never thought this might happen. I'm still in and I can GM. I'm still working out the kinks, so PM's with constructive criticism will be welcome, but who else is in? Fletch and Co, Moon, Kamp? I think 4 is a good number, I may supplement with an NPC to fill any voids of required but boring skills (drivers, pilots, investigators) but PC's always take precedence. Before I start getting too detailed, is anyone else in?

12-09-2011, 03:15 AM
In reply to your PM I am without a doubt in. Although I feel obliged to let people know that I may be called up for my Initial Officer training in either February or May. Unfortunately I don't know the date when that will happen. For the first few months of Initial officer training I am unlikely to have the time and/or internet access to be able to post reliably.

Once I earn the rights to go into Dartmouth I can certainly use an internet cafee to post as I can store all my books on a USB stick. Also once I am allowed a laptop then I will also probably be able to post while I am still at a shore establishment. So yes, as eager as before however I thought it only fair to let you know as much as I know. In any other circumstance I might have tried a work around but I've wanted this since as long as I can remember and most of the last 5 years has been spent preparing myself academically, mentally and physically. I can't turn away from it now.

That said, if people are happy with that eventuality then I will be able to post multiple times a day atm with plenty of times during the weekend for long posts/combats. I'm thinking of playing either an Assassin or Guardsmen. Probably ranged/stealth focus but if Assassin could also include the chance to work in some investigation/security skills.

12-09-2011, 05:03 PM
Good stuff. Based on what Fletch and Moon have said, it's looking like a hit squad, which is just fine with me! No huge hurry on building characters, just get me the highlights (class, role in the group, some fluffy stuff).

For starters, here's a few notes. I don't do Radical's handbook. I have Dark Heresy and Inquisitor's Handbook (DH and IH from here on out). Since everybody seems fairly new, I don't think I have to worry about any of the sourcebooks, so good stuff. I'm open to widening the homeworld/class combos, so if you can give me a good reason, I see no reason you can't have a Feral Arbites or a Hive Adept. Some stuff just won't work, but I think I'm safe from seeing any Feral Techpriests or Adepts (unless you are one silver tongued devil).

Content wise, I hope we're all adults and can deal with blood, guts, and swearing. Let me know if you can't, but if somebody takes a bolter to the face it's gonna be messy and a foul utterance may drop if an Eldar Ranger pops out of nowhere. I don't really do romance or intimacy in games, but this is Dark Heresy, so if he or she wants a piece it's probably to either rob you or feed you to a Bloodthirster. A tastefully written seduction to inflitrate a palace or get information is one thing, Penthouse Forum is on a different site.

There, all the disclaimers are taken care of. So let's go!

12-09-2011, 05:34 PM
Hey all,

Me and my friend are down to play. I'd like to play Guardsman, but willing to fill whatever slot the group needs. My friend would like to play a psyker, but is willing to role on it if others want to play the psyker.

As for Moonblade I have no objections to him joining and playing as long as he situation allows him to. Maybe it'll make for a better story having someone leave and maybe or maybe not come back....just a though. I have Dark Heresy and Inquisitor's Handbook as well.

Donikage.. do I PM my char info to you or post it here

12-10-2011, 02:35 AM
Go ahead and post him here. You might want to have your friend start an account and start posting here. Story wise, it's looking like you all are the Inquisitor's "problem solvers" so far, with a hitter, fire support, and psychic craziness. Good times!

12-10-2011, 09:49 PM
Hi! I'm Fletch's friend, looking to join the game as a psyker or whatever role I'm needed in.


12-10-2011, 11:16 PM
Welcome aboard! We'll se if one or two more sign up, but it's cool of not, should keep things moving quickly

12-11-2011, 10:57 AM
Hi, Ezrae good to have someone else on board :).

Fletch are you looking to play any particular type of Guardsmen? Thinking it is probably well worth having one character who can function to some degree of capability in CC so if your looking to play a ranger guardsmen I can happily try for a more close quarters assassin. I will probably role with Assassin and hopefully I will have the character posted up here by Tuesday morning :)

12-11-2011, 07:07 PM
Hey Moonblade,

I'm thinking more mid range (i love shotguns), while working up skills towards heavy weapons. So feel free to go for sniper if ya like.

I'll post some char info Monday after my finals are done.

Donikage: should we roll all aspects of the char or just choose for homeworld, appearance etc..If we are rolling do you have a link to a dice roller?

12-12-2011, 02:25 AM
If we are using a dice roller than invisible castle is a fairly reasonable dice roller from what I remember. Holds your results as well so you can provide a link from them in the event the GM wishes to check the rolls.

Ok, I'll roll up a long ranged assassin then. Shotguns are awesome however snipers just rock... The only shame is how bad sniper weapons are on the 40K tabletop but that's a seperate discussion (except for Tau rail rifles which are awesome :D)

12-12-2011, 10:17 AM
So, I've pretty much got my characters backstory covered as well as apperance. Although I still don't have a name for her which is a bit frustrated. Then again the name is one of the most important parts of your character... With regards to rolling for characteristics I find it hard to finish the mechanics of my character until I know exactly what my starting characteristics are... With that in mind I took the liberty of using Invisible castle to roll up my stats. I hope that isn't too presumptious. The character name to find those stats is moonblade and I rolled them today at 1600ish GMT and 07:56am for whatever timezone is default for invisible castle. In any event a link should be provided below.

2d10=7, 2d10=17, 2d10=17, 2d10=12, 2d10=13, 2d10=7, 2d10=3, 2d10=12, 2d10=11 (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/3298172/)

Can't complain really as the majority of the rolls where really quite good with 5 out of the 9 rolls coming in at 12 or above and only 3 being below 11. That said I will be re-rolling my result of a 3 due to it being my 7th roll which determine the characteristic perception... An unperceptive assassin might be surprisingly fun to play but I think it might depress the group :P

The re-roll for perception provided the following;

This is a re-roll for my original score of 3 on the guest account for this characters name. To change perception. (2d10=8) (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/3298185/) Which quite frankly isn't as good as I was hoping for. Still it is an improvement by a reasonable amount. SO my final characteristics thus far should be looking like this as I will be picking an Imperial world as my starting wold;

WS: 27
BS: 37
S: 37
T: 32
Ag: 33
Int: 27
Per: 28
WP: 32 (35 including the +3 from Imperial world location)
Fellowship: 31

So everything is average except BS and S which both come in at Superior and should allow her to provide decent burst damage to the group... yay :)

12-13-2011, 12:47 AM
Dammit, wrote a reply and I guess I clicked off before it went, yes, go with Invisible Castle. You can roll and then copy/paste a link to your character sheet.

Things are looking good so far, but don't get bogged down in achieving perfect tactical harmony. Part of the fun is working through the wrinkles, like blasting the door when you don't have Security or Blathering your way to dinner with the Potentate because you couldn't get that chef to poison his dinner so you have to. Same with names, a name you hate practically makes its own plot points! Think when Indy blasted those Nazis because Henry kept calling him Junior, or when you go hunting down someone who knows your real name. A person from your past come to get you? A target you missed? An employer you stiffed? A significant other who can't believe you left? So no worries, Inquisitress Sovee hasn't put that much thought into your skills, so you shouldn't.

Ezrae, what manner of Psyker are you thinking, because so far it's looking like you all are going to be a small kill team. Easier to plan and adapt on the fly with only three or four, you won't be doing many frontal assaults but you can handle it. Moon and Fletch, post up your preliminary builds so I can start narrowing down missions. Looking good guys! Girls? Screw it, we're online. Looking good folks!

12-13-2011, 03:03 AM
In that case I might just use the random generator tables for everything and use that as a skeleton for my backstory instead... Could be really fun to do that actually. Hopefully I will have the preliminary build up tonight :).

12-13-2011, 12:32 PM
I got signed up for Invis Castle, never used it but looks like other rollers.

I'm writing up my Guardsman right now. I just picked Imperial World, War Zone for planet. I can roll on them if you like, no big deal.

Donikage: When I roll for stats should I roll them in order or put them where I feel best fit.

heres link to rolls

Rolls not to bad, but for the two 6's ugh


http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/3299722/ (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/3299722/)


http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/3299723 (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/3299723)

StartingIncome, (I put Monthly Income on roll by accident)

http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/3299725/ (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/3299725/)

ImperialDivination (fitting for a guardsman)

http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/3299740/ (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/3299740/)

12-13-2011, 01:16 PM
No, go ahead and put them where you like them. It would suck to be a Guardsman who can't shoot but gets along well with others, like some kind of space hippie.

12-13-2011, 01:47 PM
See above post for added rolls

Oh God no! No space Hippies allowed lol!

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Ok, can we sale starting gear to put the money towards buying different gear?

12-13-2011, 03:35 PM
Sure, go ahead and swap. Everyone also add a torch (flashlight) and a microbead to your loadouts.

12-14-2011, 06:42 AM
Donikage what is the rate for selling starting gear? 40% of the listed cost in the Armoury? 50%? Would be handy to know...

On a seperate note I am extremely disapointed that they haven't released playable Eldar characters... just looked in Creatures Anathema and I want an Eldar Longrifle :P

12-14-2011, 11:52 AM
No, go ahead and go full price, you don't get that much stuff to start with. Also, peek like crazy, but remember the difference between your knowledge and your character's knowledge. If you go to the Gunporium asking after an Eldar Longrifle, you may have Deathwatch showing up to stuff you in a locker and steal your lunch money. But yeah, Eldar tech is awesome. I can't wait to receive my copy I just bought.

12-14-2011, 07:07 PM
Where would you like us to send our completed char sheet? PM you it or post it here?

12-15-2011, 11:15 AM
I'll get our thread up this afternoon and post a link.

12-15-2011, 05:19 PM
OK, I've started our PbP group, entitled Dark Heresy: Over Your Dead Body. Join the group and I'll start discussions for Character Posts and Campaign. I find it easiest to do IC and OOC in the same thread, just signal with a new paragraph when you're switching from in character to out.

12-18-2011, 11:25 PM
Couple of technical difficulties, I'll let y'all know when we're up for real.

12-19-2011, 10:06 AM
No problem, I figured with the holidays coming up it might be going slow.

01-01-2012, 10:17 PM
hey guys trending to the post im a little late...newbie to play by post but Id love to run a scum!!

01-03-2012, 08:04 PM
Hey guys, your lame GM here. Sorry I've been a ghost, but my wife told me over Christmas she's pregnant! So unfortunately I have to bow out. If you have any GM questions, shoot me an email, but you'll do fine. Just make sure there's lots of constructive feedback but whoever the GM ends up being, be fair but final. Good luck!

01-30-2012, 02:36 AM
Hey guys, is this thing still happening? I'd like to get in on it if possible. I've played Dark Heresy before but never play by post.