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Old 24 Jun 2010, 00:21   #1 (permalink)
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Due to Apoc's "bring everything you own" attitude, could you include multiple of a Unique special character? Say, 10 Marneus Calgar's, as long as they were convertedto comply with Calgar's rules?
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Old 24 Jun 2010, 00:29   #2 (permalink)
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Much like the "Unlimited range weapons should be treated as 72 inches" Apoc standard, "Only 1 of each unique character" is another suggested House Rule.

In other words, GW did what it does best... It shifts the onus of making balanced and/or fun rules on the players.
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Well, yes, i suppose you could. Nothing stopping you from it. Would be a huge points drain though, and not "that" hard to kill off.

House rules aside, you can do what you like. I dont agree with the Unlimited weapons suddenly getting a range though. Why should my seekers suddenly run out of fuel because the battlefield is bigger?
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Old 24 Jun 2010, 00:36   #4 (permalink)
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Jayne, the 'unlimited = 72"' rule is largely to balance battlefield-wide effects like Inquisition Psychic Hoods. But in the end it's a house rule and not a requirement, but I think it's a good one that keeps certain characters and wargear from getting too out of hand on really massive boards - but let's face it, how often are we on a board bigger than 72" anyway?

As for unique, you're not obligated to run only one. But as usual Apocalypse is a community project and some players would rather House Rule it to limit you to one. I personally would rather only a single one unless you had good fluff reasons or countsas, such as a DiY army's countsas character fighting alongside the original, since I like my Apocalypse games to be fluffy.
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I dunno, I think it'd be pretty funny to see 10 Calgars on a battlefield.

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Old 25 Jun 2010, 10:45   #6 (permalink)
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Old 25 Jun 2010, 15:01   #7 (permalink)
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My group and my personal take on it is that Uniques should still be unique within a given player's army, but not across an entire side. For example, we've got 3 Kantor-based Space Marines in my group, and their lack of imagination not withstanding, they shouldn't get hosed on what army they want to play just because they're playing in a massive game with multiple players.
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