Things to Consider for your character

  • Consider your character’s appearance. What colour is his hair? Does he have any distinguishing features?
  • Before joining the Deathwatch, your Space Marine performed admirably in the service of his Chapter. These events are what led to his selection to join the Deathwatch.
  • Your Space Marine’s power armour has had many owners, and it may have some particular quirks.
  • Choose a personal Demeanour that best fits your character. This can contrast or compliment your Chapter Demeanour. Your personal Demeanour may change over time as your character develops during the game.
  • Give your Space Marine a name.

Below are presented five questions that Deathwatch characters should consider, the answers to which can present some very interesting roleplaying opportunities, internal conflict, or story
factors within the campaign.

  • The Emperor: Do you consider the Emperor a legendary father figure (as most Chapters do), or do you consider him a divine being?
  • The Codex Astartes: How closely do you (or your Chapter) adhere to the Codex Astartes? Are you used to finding innovative solutions or do you prefer everything to go “by the book?”
  • Purity: How pure is your gene-seed? Some Chapters (the Space Wolves and Blood Angels amongst them) have severe complications with their gene-seed. Some individual Space Marines have difficulties adjusting to the particular effects of their Chapter’s gene-seed.
  • Psykers: How do you (or your Chapter) view psykers? Most Chapters utilise Librarians and rely on psykers like most other facets of the Imperium, whilst some are far more suspicious of their nature or eschew the benefits of Librarians altogether.
  • Mankind: How do you (and your Chapter) view the citizens of the Imperium and humanity as a whole? How do you react upon meeting and interacting with a normal Imperial citizen?

Things to Consider for your character

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