Character Creation

Dark Heresy Careers
Dark Heresy character creation is as per the DH core rules and errata but with the following GM clarifications.
• Unavailable Careers & Options: Adeptus Sororitas from both the Inquisitors Handbook and Blood of the Martyrs. These devotees are as impractical in a Rogue Trader game as are Space Marines. Their loyalties and goals do not coincide with those of Rogue Traders or the theme of this campaign. Also, Blood of the Martyrs Cell backgrounds are not available.
• Generating Characteristics: Players roll out all of their statistics and may assign as desired. One column is permitted only!
• Starting Rank: Because this is a Rogue Trader campaign all DH characters begin at the minimum XP value of their career paths fifth rank. Players must generate their DH character progressively, meaning that each phase of rank attainment must be purchased appropriately. So do not simply clump together all the XP for a fifth rank (5,500XP) character and buy what you want from the Advances Tables. This is enforced because it is easy to miss meeting out the prerequisites for skills and talents, keeping record of Characteristic advances, or when an Alternative Rank is chosen.
• Profit Factor and Acquisition of Gear: Dark Heresy characters use Profit Factor to receive gear at the start of the game. Though they will automatically receive their careers starting gear all other items must be gained through the RT method. The character will begin with gear as per RT rules pg. 272 but will also allow for ten common items requiring Acquisition rolls. The groups starting Profit Factor is 40 and their starting Ship Points are 50.
Rogue Trader
Rogue Trader character creation is as per the RT core rules and errata but with the following GM clarifications.
• Unavailable Careers & Options: All RT careers are available but players that want to play as Rogue Traders must all share the same dynasty (family) and establish a line of inheritance (typically determined by birth status).
• Sanctioned Xenos Warning!: Though playing Ork’s and Kroot’s are permitted it must be emphasized that these races will NOT have a positive gaming experience within the extent of the Imperium. Though the campaign consists of a good majority of Endeavors within the Koronus Expanse some games may take the group within the Imperium. Doing so will likely prevent Xenos players from participating outside of remaining on board of the Rogue Trader vessel and thus possibly losing out on earning Experience Points.
• Generating Characteristics: Players roll out all of their statistics and may assign as desired. One column is permitted only!
• Profit Factor and Acquisition of Gear: The character will begin with one item as per RT rules pg. 272 but at -10 Availability not +0. Each player will also receive ten common items at common quality requiring NO Acquisition rolls. The groups starting Profit Factor is 40. Dark Heresy characters also begin with their standard beginning items plus all weapons and armour are best-Craftsmanship.
Special Note on the Excel Character sheet. In the Generation Tab the booklist must appear exactly in the image below. This feature will set the availability of options for character creation based on the books I wish to use and will amend the “shop” tab of the character sheet to limit the available items as well.

Character Creation

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