This is a interest check for a silly idea I had, if I get the players and something like a working game set up, my hope is to have a short one off and see where we go from there.
"The emperor protects Mr Frodo sir"
LoTR Vs War-hammer 40k
Is a one shot game.
The idea is simple.
The setting of Lord of the rings, the events of the book underway.
They are out in the far reaches of the Galaxy knowing nothing
of the empire of man or anything outside thire world.
Mean while in the Imperium of Man an exploratory ship with a Explorator of the Adeptus Mechanicus [Tech-priest] has just translated into orbit. Is following up a report of a newly found world way out in the middle of no-ware. This World maybe of strategic importance in fighting a suspected Tyranid sub fleet in the area. with him is a hastily cobbled together troop of Space Marines from an number of chapters, Sisters of battle and Imperial guard who in the rush where recruited to assists the Adeptus Mechanicus in this urgent matter. The objective of this mission is simple.
1:See what the world is like and asses it for inclusion into the empire.
That is it.
So there is the idea, you don't know when in the LoTR story arch you will hit planet, you don't know where as well. That's up to me.
Making a PC
Now All the LoTR NPCs will be pathfinder rules based, so I also need a means to shift you war-hammer 40k PC idea also to Pathfinder.
This then I think will be the hard part, the good news is as I am one sick puppy, players state the game as.
10th level gestalt Pcs
Where One side of your PC MUST be a Fighter with guns or
Gun Slinger etc.
The other side is up to you but NOT, you have ALL got to be Lawful
and you must not take any class with none divine magic.
So for librarians etc us clerics/paladin/Inquisitor
with law Domain and faith is Cult of the Emperor.
for psykers use psionics-unleashed flavored to The Cult of the Emperor
Ki is ok but be careful.
Anything that may be seen as having the tint of Chaos and your PC may be shot on the drop ship.
Races I will use RP and creating-new-races Be careful what you pick, find other players find it heretical or mutant your PC will be shot on sight soon as you show it.
[21 point buy
Imperial guard = Human + 12RP [Can't buy up states] [18 point buy 1:1][+3 more free feats at 1st level]
Space Marine = Human + [21 point buy 1:1][+Large][+advanced Template]
Sisters of battle = Human +8RP [+2Dex/+2Int/+2Cha] [25 point buy 1:1]
Weapons, we can hammer out.
Your will ALL be proficient with all advanced weapons you PC
would be used to.
All PCs will also be using the honor sub system where as the NPCs will be using HERO POINTS system.
Yes that is right, where you felt you had the upper hand now you know this is not going to be that easy.
Game play, I fully expect this to be a blood bath, so if you get squeamish at the typed word blood or detailed posting of the blood and guts that will be spilled in the dark distant future then this is NOT the game for you. How ever if you would really like to see what Rivendail looks like once a group of Space Marines pop in for tea and crumpet then this is 100% the game for you.
So lets chuck around ideas and see if this thing has legs.