Guns of Infinity

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#54955

After he was recovering from his carriage flipping over. It was just a bad situation, but at least his doctor didn’t murder him like George V’s did. He was seriously sick and it kept getting worse because he took on Victoria’s duties due to her mother dying. So he basically sped up his demise by working himself to death.


#54956

God damn you!

Perfect last words for him to say


#54957

Come on Finland, beat Norway in cross country skiing. Don’t let those oil hoarding Vikings beat you. They go for it tho.


#54958

Vikings? All that I really know is that they are raiders of the North, terrorising the coastal regions of Germany, Normandy and even England.


#54959

Never seen The tv Vikings?


#54960

No, never seen or even heard of it. All of my time had been spent on Sean Beans’ Sharpe series


#54961

Good show and its pretty cool too


#54962

@murdockchan

The Vikings is the whole Ragnar Lothbrook and Bjorn Ironsides Saga done by History channel/CBC. It is pretty good stuff.


#54963

My favorite moment was when they kick those puny monks asses and stolen all their stuff. Set off the viking age with a bang :grinning:


#54964

Ooh, Rogue Trader! GMing, or playing?


#54965

Playing

Lord Captain Frederick Augustus Horatio Fitzcollingwood-Fisher, RAdm Imperial Navy (ret) commanding the Rogue Trader ship [INDECIPHERABLE], at your service.


#54966

Playing the eponymous Rogue Trader, I see. Making the Imperium and your family proud.

I haven’t been able to play much, unfortunately. My much-loved Arch-militant and former Governor-Captain Ambrosius Este only saw 4 sessions before the campaign died.


#54967

Trying to finagle his way back into active service actually. He was uh… “placed on administrative leave” after he went a little too far in his outspoken advocacy for the widespread adoption of the Impractical class Grand Cruiser, a warship of his own design.


#54968

Bit egotistical, I see. Ego fits any Rogue Trader.

That said, Ambrosius is a Miles Gloriosus-esque character whose major military triumphs are complete flukes he managed to spin into tactical genius, so I can’t really talk about ego.


#54969

More than a bit. Let’s just say my original character concept was “Jackie Fisher meets General Melchett”, and you can probably infer a bit from there.

In a lot of ways, Fitzcollingwood-Fisher is kind of a hidebound old warhorse (though he’s only in his second century), with a very old-school (some would say quaint) sense of fair-play and aristocratic myopia. He leaves the really wacky stuff to his seneschal/private school chum/walking ball of heresy Bardas, and his Arch-Militant Karst.

For all of the genuine military capabilities we have (our ship came with five regiments of stranded Cadians), our general policy has been “if we have to shoot someone, things have already gone horribly wrong”, so at least you actually have major military triumphs to brag about.


#54970

So just out of curiosity, what game are you guys talking about?


#54971

Rogue Trader, a tabletop roleplayer game set in the Warhammer 40 000 setting. More or less “space merchant-adventurer: the game”.


#54972

… Now you’ve got me craving an Actual Play Podcast/After Action Report.


#54973

It’s not just you, either.


#54974

Today’s session involved setting up Bardas as a false-flag, double-crossing a Cold Trader whilst smoothing over things with Fitzcollingwood-Fisher’s Ordo Hereticus contact after what happened last session (long story).

It ended in a three-way battle where the [INDECIPHERABLE] gutted an Eldar Corsair frigate on her opening salvo, before boarding aforementioned Cold Trader’s ship, as Bardas (who’d managed to successfully infiltrate said Cold Trader’s entourage) proceeded to hinder our foes in every way possible, up to and including projectile-vomiting on the bridge crew.

That being said, we’re still in minor-league schemes at this point. Once we start sinking our teeth in (this was our fourth session this week), I’ll probably have more extravagant stories to tell.