From the beginning, Boudiccia has been a pariah. A freak of nature in the eyes of those who would use her for their own ends. Chasing her creators, she...
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The saga comes to a close as the three marines head to the forge world of Samech.
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As a way to appease those who would question Boudicca's loyalty, the marines head to a Shrine-world to undergo a test of purity. Sadly, even this planet of imperial...
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There plan set, the marines head off to the main city to try to gain knowledge of their enemy and show him the consequence of heresy.
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On a forgotten human colony, the marines begin their search for a dangerous Heretek with a link to Boudicca's creation. Will they find answers, or will they find something...
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Heading back to the Inquisitorial research base, the space marines search for answers and find harsh reminders why the deathwatch is necessary.
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On a world of towering fungus and toxic fog, the marines arrive for what is supposedly a simple mission. Simple turns complicated as they will not only have to...
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2 comments on “Deathwatch”
Having been a GM for several years now, and recently started to get together a Deathwatch playgroup, I faced the very same question as was posed on this series; one of my players asked if they could play a female space marine. I like to think that, as a listener of this fine series, the viewpoints and opinions displayed as to why there could be female space marines in a game gave me perspective where before I might simply have clung to the source material and quoted it as dogma. So thank you Fandible, you made an otherwise very difficult situation that much easier for me.
We are glad to help. As a GM, I had similar concerns on what I would do in this type of situation. To me players come first and if one of my players wanted to be a female space marine, then one minor point of canon isnt going to interfere.
I was originally thinking of creating just a all female chapter, but I realized it would be a much more interesting story if there was suddenly a female space marine. How would normal humans and other space marines react. Considering the nature of Warhammer 40k, you can guarantee they wouldn’t hand out equal opportunity bumper stickers.
If your interested in how Angela felt about playing a female space marine, check out her blog post on the gaming as women blog: http://gamingaswomen.com/posts/2012/07/on-playing-a-female-space-marine/