The purpose of this forum is to give players a place to develop homegrown rules for use in Warhammer 40,000 (and any other game set in that universe). As always, the power-armour only requirement of the Bolter & Chainsword applies.
Games Workshop has always encouraged players to modify the rules as they see fit in order to enhance their enjoyment of the game. While standardized rules give a baseline for official venues and games against strangers, homegrown rules can be used with you gaming buddies, assuming they approve.
Homegrown rules can include anything from a new psyker power to a new special character to complete rules for a Chapter. Additionally, some larger scale projects might be conducted here. An example is the Traits/Chapters of Legend Project. Some homegrown rules might be intended solely for use in friendly games, while others might be developed with the intent of submitting them to Games Workshop.
Some things to keep in mind:
- Be Constructive - It's easy to say that a rule idea you don't like "sucks" or that it will never be allowed. If you don't like an idea, though, think of ways it might be modified to make it more acceptable and provide those recommendations.
- Have Thick Skin - Nobody posts an idea here thinking that it's bad. No matter what, though, there's someone who doesn't like it. It might be because some people aren't receptive to homegrown rules. Alternately, it might actually be a bad idea. We've all had bad ideas (I've had more than my fair share). Don't expect everyone on the B&C to like your idea and, despite the guidance to "be constructive", someone is going to tee off on your idea. Take criticism in stride. If you think the recommendation has merit, try it out. If you don't agree, post a constructive counterargument or politely explain why you don't like the idea.
Edited by bannus, 05 December 2007 - 05:23 PM.