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In Progress Emperor of Nothing [40k CYOA]

Discussion in 'Choose Your Own Adventure Land' started by LogOS, Feb 5, 2019.

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  3. Baltika9 Arcane

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    LogOS, can you elaborate on what sets these candidates apart? I don't have anything solid to really recommend one candidate over another, and I doubt that Robu picked his ancillaries off of a five-word character description.
    This raises a very important question: do we want to keep the Ecclesiarchy and Inquisition as they are, or do we want to change them?
     
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    I agree with Baltika9. I understand the desire to make sure that each candidate has some mystery to them so that you don't reveal too much of their backstory from the jump, but it feels a little bit vague.

    Voting D B for now, for some reason the emo tortured soul with a PTSD past appeals to me right now.

    Edit: Flopped to B
     
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  7. LogOS Novice

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    1) I could, but I don't think it serves any narrative purpose. The equerry will be fleshed out as the story goes along, but it's not like you're gonna play as him. These decisions are the main reasons Roboute chose him, not the only ones. For all 5 alternatives you can assume he matched Roboute's criteria: He is loyal, intelligent, strategically inclined, courageous, sincere and sympathetic towards whatever philosophical opinion you chose in The Fool.

    If the problem is explicitly with the Dark Eldar escapee, he was one of the prisoners rescued by Yvraine when she went full Ynnead, although I don't think that matters all that much.

    In fact, to do an exercise in entirely futile things, I can list your applicants in order of combat prowess
    .) DE escapee, since he beat mandrakes in the arena
    .) Techpriest, since technology kills shit
    .) Guardsman, since The Emperor Protects.
    .) Heretic, since he had to tangle with the Inquisition.
    .) Redemptionist, because there's no need to fight when you have a heavy flamer.

    Now, this might look significant, but I can assure you at no point in this CYOA will this ever be relevant. You are Roboute Guilliman, literally a superman who can punch Greater Daemons to death. And you are backed up by what are essentially the God-Emperor's golden banana boys, who carry a significant measure of his power and can banish lesser daemons with a glare. However skilled your Equerry is, in this scenario, he doesn't matter. I only write this to point out that 99% of this guy's value is political and moral, not in any way martial.

    2) That question may arise in the future. For now, fluff states Guilliman considers the Imperial Cult necessary, which I agree with. To mess with it would be the source of way too much disruption.
     
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  8. Baltika9 Arcane

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    So our choice of equerry will not severely impact the choices available to us in the future? For instance, the heretic will not throw a fit if we decide to go along with the Imperial cult, and the Dark Eldar survivor will not have a nervous breakdown if we decide to ally (as much as one can) with the Eldar because Yvraine is best girl?
     
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  9. LogOS Novice

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    Sure he will. But he is an equerry, the guy who superglues purity seals onto your armor. He is there so you can have somebody to confess to and hear opinions different to yours. If he impedes the war effort, You can just dispose of him.

    Updated original post to make it clearer.

    I don't think I quite conveyed this impression yet in this LP, but Guilliman is quite literally a living physical demigod of this Imperium, politics aside. Your equerry is only as important as you want him to be. I propose the choice because, for now, Guilliman 40k is acting like Guilliman 30k: Decent, honourable, thoughtful. That may change quite drastically, and from what i've seen of other Codex CYOAs i've checked recently, it probably will.

    PS: Although recent fluff suggests Guilliman is in fact a psyker, i don't think we will be DEVOURING SOULS at any point
     
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  10. Baltika9 Arcane

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    :lol:
    Flopping to D>A.

    My bad, that was supposed to be a D>B flop.
     
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  11. the_biologist Literate

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    Flopping to A so we don't get B for boring
     
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    Sometimes it just takes a common man with some humility and sense to keep a powerful demigod grounded and able to get a perspective of his goals and what he's fighting for.

    What better representative of the Average Joe of the 41st millenium than the humble guardsman?
     
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  13. LogOS Novice

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    Can I ask something, not of you in particular, but in general?

    When you guys change choices, just edit the original post and don't repost your choice in any other post, you can just say you flip flopped (and even describe the choice), just don't highlight the choice code (A, B, C, etc) . Cuz i'm bad at counting and I keep getting wrong tallies,so that would help me a lot.

    Also i'm ignoring preferential votes from here on out cuz they just got me confused and I saw no advantage to them, so i'lll just consider the first choice. We can discuss this again at a later time, if needed.

    Thanks.
     
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    'Faith, you don't need to worry about vote counts, plenty of dudes who can tally it up if you'd but say the word.
     
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    Totally legit fella... (open)

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    Also flopper-fags are the worst, weak and indecisive, like a womyns.
     
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  16. hoothoot Scholar Patron

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    In the lore Goolimans equerry is a hella old genetic experiment who controls a planet and is in the middle of waging a mini-crusade at Gooli's behest. in this also?
     
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    Guardsmen are boring? Why I never! Flopping to B.
     
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    Well... I have to think a bit more now.
    What do we need for Roboute, re: perspective?
    We already have a Techpriest who innovates, courtesy of Cawl.
    That guy who fought Mandrakes must be absurdly bad-ass. But we aren't exactly short of combat power ourselves.
    We already have an heretic against the Imperial Church in the form of Yassily Sulymanyan.

    I have flip-flopped to B > C. We need a Guardsman dude who will give us a perspective on what the guard suffers. I know the Astartes are the spotlight boys, but its the average Guardsman who does the bulk of the unglorious work. Failing that, having a tech-priest around can be useful.

    Me, many updates later:

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    I got no idea, this one could be fun
     
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  21. Baltika9 Arcane

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    The tally so far:
    A = 9
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    Azira
    Lithium Flower
    Grimgravy
    Kz3r0
    agentorange
    Nevill
    the_biologist
    rolandz_baton_PROD
    baud

    B = 12
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    Darth Roxor
    hoothoot
    Kalin
    ERYFKRAD
    Neanderthal
    Storyfag
    Smashing Axe
    Baltika9
    Obsequoius Approbation
    Lambchop19
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  22. Lambchop19 Arcane Zionist Agent Literally Hitler Batshit Crazy

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    Doing a flop to (see original post) because it seems kind of interesting.

    There's not really much point to having a guardsman seeing as how our character has already become so faithless.

    May not be much of a point in flopping now, but let the record show that I flopped and flopped floppily.

    Ah, ok.
     
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  23. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Tigranes, would you care to join us for another LP? I forgot about you, bro. My bad.
     
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    When do we get to krump stuff?
     
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