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    44 KB Lear !NAMdiwz0Sw 10/21/10(Thu)17:34 No.12526117  
    The game is DH. The players are on a ship called, "The Rocinante". They are shooting themselves into the heart of Cygnus X-1. A Black Hole.

    What happens?
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)17:36 No.12526131
    Everyone dies.
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)17:36 No.12526139
    Spagetti effect, at least witnessed from outside. Also death.
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)17:36 No.12526141
    Sounds about right.
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)17:37 No.12526143
    They come out the other side playing shadowrun.
    >> Lear !NAMdiwz0Sw 10/21/10(Thu)17:37 No.12526147
    But I don't want another Rockfall Cavern.

    I want something epic.
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)17:37 No.12526150
    They are torn to pieces. Bit by bit. Their molecules are destroyed as gravity gets stronger than their bonding.
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)17:38 No.12526157
    Yeah, that's pretty much it. There aren't many more interesting ways to go out though.
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)17:38 No.12526158

    Then why are they in a black hole to begin with?

    Alternatively: new WFRP campaign
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)17:39 No.12526167
    It's a black hole. They're disintegrated as the accretion disc of the black hole burns them into plasma and when what used to be them actually hits the black hole they're not even plasma anymore.
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)17:40 No.12526173
    Also, windmills.
    >> Lear !NAMdiwz0Sw 10/21/10(Thu)17:40 No.12526180
    Numerous ships keep on going missing in the area. They decided that shooting themselves directly into it would help them best solve the problem.
    >> Tomathy Jones !EUuDlLY8WQ 10/21/10(Thu)17:41 No.12526187
    They're drawn into the Warp, their Gellar shield nonfunctional. But instead of madness and death, they become infused with Immaterium. They become something more than human.
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)17:41 No.12526190
    Guys, I think you're missing that this is a DH game.

    > They enter the Warp, THEN everyone dies.
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)17:41 No.12526191
    They die after they're torn apart by extreme tidal forces.
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)17:42 No.12526199
    well they're gonna experience first hand what caused the ships to go missing
    I mean they shot themselves INTO A BLACK HOLE
    they die, end of story.
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)17:42 No.12526201
    Exalted in my Dark Heresy?
    Its more likely than you think.
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)17:42 No.12526205
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    Well, if you don't mind ignoring the laws of physics, just call it a wormhole and do whatever you like with the plot.
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)17:43 No.12526216
    The lovable servohead saves the crew from the newer version 2.0 servohead and its Chaos-infected owner, then meet their destinies with a brave face, and a new consciousness.
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)17:43 No.12526217
    Sorry but at what point does shooting yourself into the heart of a black hole warrant anything other than a hideous death and a facepalm from anyone watching?
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)17:43 No.12526218
    Oh-hoh-hoh, I see what you did there.

    And I agree.
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)17:44 No.12526231
    This would actually be the most interesting. The PCs end up in another world (perhaps in Warhammer Fantasy, I don't know how similar the two systems are but it would be interesting to see a crossover) or even have the PCs end up in another setting/game system.
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)17:45 No.12526244
    since the dm is whipped
    you have to look at the rammifications for later too. your players are going to be "omg he gave us a plot hook when we drove into a black hole. WHAT STUPIDITY SHALL WE COMMENCE NEXT?"
    then you have to ask yourself, when will you stop? Kill them off.
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)17:46 No.12526248
    >Warhammer Fantasy, I don't know how similar the two systems
    They aren't, at all.
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)17:46 No.12526253

    Play WFRP2, then, newfag.
    >> Lear !NAMdiwz0Sw 10/21/10(Thu)17:46 No.12526254
    In the constellation of Cygnus, there lurks a mysterious, invisible force: the black hole
    of Cygnus X-1...

    Invisible to telescopic eye
    Infinity, the star that would not die

    All who dare to cross her course
    Are swallowed by her fearsome force

    Through the void
    To be destroyed
    Or is there something more?
    Atomized...at the core?
    Or through the Astral Door?
    To soar...
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)17:48 No.12526274
    They die, you idiot.
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)17:51 No.12526292
    Sorry brah, hell I don't even play DH. I wouldn't know.

    Since black holes would obviously be a part of the Warp, you could just say that the players' bodies change (i.e, they make new characters for the setting).
    >> Lear !NAMdiwz0Sw 10/21/10(Thu)17:51 No.12526293
    Yeah, but I don't want my group to hate me.
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)17:52 No.12526295
    They really are, only difference is corruption points and a perception stat.
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)17:52 No.12526301
    Our understanding of physics is insufficient to describe what's going on in the heart of a Black Hole.
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)17:52 No.12526302
    If they would hate you for punishing this sort of stupidity, they're not a very good group.
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)17:52 No.12526304
    They find out the black hole is actually an insidious Eldar trick.

    Then they get stuck in a n-th dimensional hypercube puzzle.
    >> Lear !NAMdiwz0Sw 10/21/10(Thu)17:53 No.12526308
    So they are ripped to shreds and awaken in Olympus?
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)17:54 No.12526310
    They activate the warp drive while turning a slingshot at the inner part of the Event Horizon, thereby throwing themselves back in time to the Holy Terra of the 1980s in order to save the humpback whale so that it's whale-song can be brought back to the future to resurrect the God-Emperor with it's cosmic grooviness.

    BUT THEN. The Rocinante is attacked by the en-FUCKING-tire Western Spiral Arm Battlegroup of the Pfhor Slaver Empire. As the Pfhor ships close in, a submerged Dark Age of Technology Artilficial Intelligence that nobody, NOBODY knew was even lurking in the ship's computer core reactivates after it's twenty thousand year slumber, pushing the ship to it's absolute tactical limits to overcome the threat. At long last, Durandal has awoken, his dreams of godhood finally at hand, this casual ripoff of the path the Rocinante took in Marathon: Rubicon obviously unnoticed by your players because nobody has ever played Marathon: Rubicon.

    After defeating the schemes of the artillects Durandal, Tycho, and those other two I don't quite remember, you make it back to Terra to find it near destruction, because it's 1987 and Baron Victor von Doom of Latveria and the mutant leader they call Magneto have seized control of half of the world's resources. All that stands in their way are the covert organization S.H.I.E.L.D., and a secret cabal of mutants and psykers called "The X-Men." WILL YOUR IMPERIAL CREW JOIN FORCES WITH MUTANTS TO SMITE OTHER MUTANTS? WILL THE EARTH BE SAVED? WILL YOU SOMEHOW MANAGE TO CRAM ANOTHER FRANCHISE THAT JUST DOESN'T BELONG IN DARK HERESY INTO THIS GAME?
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)17:54 No.12526313
    dude you're fucking whipped
    you can write them an essay on how fucked they are or if you really feel merciful tell them as their ships starts getting torn apart by the tidal forces and give them a chance to retreat with a BADLY damaged ship. If they continue regardless, TPK ,gg, hf.
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)17:54 No.12526314

    Depents on the type of Black Hole. Its mass, its rotation, from were they come and other elements.
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)17:54 No.12526321
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    As much as I hate to see people be rewarded for being so utterly fucking retarded they deserve the horrific death they so richly want, I suppose we ought to offer them some sort of hooks for not being turned into pieces of matter no larger than an atom.

    Honestly though, your gonna have to work hard or rip something off to stop them. At this point I would suggest TOTALLY RIPPING OFF the starting episode of Andromeda. An ancient warship caught on the fringes of the blackhole sending out a weak distress signal from when they went into it many millenia ago. All the ships were lost trying to salvage it, as low and behold, black holes are fucking deadly.
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)17:56 No.12526342
    Nope. Basically the tidal forces rip them apart faaaaaar earlier before they get near the black hole. What gets in the black hole is the plasma made from their remains, gathered in the accretion disc.
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)17:57 No.12526346
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    Our understanding of physics is, however, enough to know that we'd be dead before ever reaching the heart of a black hole.
    >> Lear !NAMdiwz0Sw 10/21/10(Thu)17:57 No.12526350
    I'm fine with ripping something off.
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)17:57 No.12526352
    >shooting themselves into the heart of Cygnus X-1.
    Are they flying the ship in or are they actually SHOOTING THEMSELVES into it?
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)17:57 No.12526355
    The question isn't going to be what happens with the PC's, since you've decided already that they survive.

    The question is how they survive and b) What happened to all the other ships?

    Me, i'd make it an ancient portal into the webway, built near the star (or whatever Cygnus X-1 was) and the part where they enter they find hundreds of imperial ships.

    In some, the captains have maintained life in their ships, holding the reactors at the minimum for long use, other ships... have degenerated or worse, and the eldar will remember this place someday, or maybe even the dark eldar.
    >> Lear !NAMdiwz0Sw 10/21/10(Thu)17:58 No.12526362
    But they're going REALLY fast.
    >> Lear !NAMdiwz0Sw 10/21/10(Thu)17:59 No.12526364
    The ship.
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)18:00 No.12526374
    If they're not traveling faster than light then it doesn't make a lick of difference.
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)18:00 No.12526376
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    What actually transpires beneath the veil of an event horizon? Decent people shouldn't think too much about that.

    Academician Prokhor Zakharov
    "For I Have Tasted The Fruit"
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)18:00 No.12526378
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    The players will battle Chaos for what feels like ages.
    Yet neither force will yield.
    The party then becomes divided.
    Their souls engulfed by deamonic battlefields.

    One member is left standing and a voice from the Void cries out.

    "We will call you Cygnus,
    The God of Balance you shall be."
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)18:01 No.12526389
    Fun part, charged black hole with rotation have a gravity force=0 in the interior part of the Black Hole after Event Horizont zone. Of course by that point you're traveling at the speed of light towards the Singularity. Enjoy your travel!
    >> Lear !NAMdiwz0Sw 10/21/10(Thu)18:01 No.12526390
    Finally someone who gets where I ripped the plot from.
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)18:02 No.12526403
    And? That just means the forces will rip them apart faster. Black holes warp space and time, they fuck up solar systems and very probably galaxies. Nothing gets past the event horizon intact. It's plasma. And once it's inside, it isn't getting out.
    to quote wiki
    An observer falling into a Schwarzschild black hole (i.e. non-rotating and no charges) cannot avoid the singularity. Any attempt to do so will only shorten the time taken to get there.[47] When they reach the singularity, they are crushed to infinite density and their mass is added to the total of the black hole. Before that happens, they will have been torn apart by the growing tidal forces in a process sometimes referred to as spaghettification or the noodle effect.[48]
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)18:03 No.12526410

    Those are deamons and not black holes, Adeptus Panza!!!
    We should charge with our mighty ship!!
    >> Lear !NAMdiwz0Sw 10/21/10(Thu)18:03 No.12526412
    But thats no fun.
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)18:04 No.12526418
    I'm actually not that stupid guys, but sometimes I like to pretend that I am. So here goes:

    Imagine the forces that rip you apart on the course of reaching a black hole? What if, after entering the event horizon or whatever, the forces are reversed and you are basically picked back together again? And THEN you travel back in time/to a parallel universe.
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)18:04 No.12526427
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    You sir, deserve much win.
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)18:04 No.12526429
    Look at those gargantuan arms of the Keeper of secrets!!
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)18:05 No.12526430
    When your players try to take a greater demon on their own (no army 'n shit) or try to stay on a planet marked for Exterminatus don't say we didn't warn you.
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)18:06 No.12526449
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    Fantastic ship name, by the way.
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)18:06 No.12526452
    You don't know nothing from the Code of Chivalry!!
    If there is a civilian in danger, We, the Adeptus Astartes should fight to the end!!
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)18:08 No.12526472
    The only way to survive is if they manage to enter the Black Hole from the polar regions (that only works for rotating Black Holes). Therically, rotating Black Hole have a singularity with the form of a ring so entering from the polar regions may prevent you from colliding with the singularity.

    Also better chose one massive in order to reduce the Spagetti effect.
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)18:08 No.12526477
    The Idea of a bunch of Acolytes who think they are Adeptus astartes, Solar Commanders, and Living saints after reading many books cannot be expressed with a Image reaction.
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)18:10 No.12526495
    > The Rocinante

    Someone's a lit-fag. Or Spanish Lit-fag.
    >> Lear !NAMdiwz0Sw 10/21/10(Thu)18:12 No.12526512
    To the heart of cygnus' fearsome force
    We set our course
    Spiralled through that timeless space
    To this immortal place
    >> Lear !NAMdiwz0Sw 10/21/10(Thu)18:15 No.12526534
    Lit-fag, yes.
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)18:16 No.12526541
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    Have a certain Dr. Weir mysteriously appear on the ship as they approach the black hole.
    >> Lear !NAMdiwz0Sw 10/21/10(Thu)18:17 No.12526553
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)18:21 No.12526585
    They die.

    It's too easy to do stupid things like shooting themselves into a black hole, and waiting you to save them.
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)18:22 No.12526597
    Why the fuck are people here demanding REALISTIC EVENTS OF A BLACK HOLE in motherfucking Dark Heresy?

    What happens? Something that leads to hilarious chaos, anarchy, and Sam Raimi-esque black humor. Like everything in DH does.
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)18:24 No.12526613
    They become ancient greek gods in earth's history.
    >> Lear !NAMdiwz0Sw 10/21/10(Thu)18:27 No.12526643
    Well Duh.
    Why didn't I think of that.
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)18:29 No.12526666
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    Just make some shit up man. Worse comes to worse bust out 'Doc Aquatic's™ Random Adventure Table'.
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)18:30 No.12526669
    You see other universes but you can only reach one. This also an one-way only travel since the "tunnel" will collapse afterward and maybe later will be reconnected with another universe.

    Of course since it's likely that the new universe will have different physical rules than our own it is likely that you won't be able to exist in the new universe and every single particle in your body will collapse. In essence: you die.
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)18:32 No.12526688
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    The find the back door to Commorragh. Emperors mercy on them.

    Or the one of the gates to the labyrinths of Tzeentch.
    >> снайпер 10/21/10(Thu)18:34 No.12526709
    >Numerous ships keep on going missing in the area. They decided that shooting themselves directly into it would help them best solve the problem.

    This only makes sense if your players think the black hole is some kind of gateway to the warp or something.

    In either situation [being a gateway to the warp, or being a blackhole] your players are downright idiots, because they've just committed suicide.
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)18:36 No.12526724
    >labyrinths of Tzeentch.

    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)18:48 No.12526817
    It's not about astrophysic, it's about the scenario.

    If the scenario leads to the black holes, and if there are clues that's the black holes is not just a huge crusher, ok, let's go.

    If there are no such clues, it's as stupid as jumping into a volcano, shooting yourself in the head, etc.
    It's common sense : the black holes are deadly.
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)18:55 No.12526875
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    Jumping headfirst into a black hole is smalltime, you just need to raise the shields slightly, take your chief engineer out for some girl-talk in a shuttlecraft, fire a beam of quantum tachyon quantum gravitational quantum quanta quantum to crack a hole in the event horizon, and then use the quantum flux quantum tachyon quantum of the shields like a wedge to expand the hole in the event horizon, and then you just fly straight out the hole in the event horizon.

    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)18:59 No.12526908
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    >hole in the event horizon
    I... what...
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)19:00 No.12526922
    Geddy breaks out into a bass solo while Neil and Alex get some water.
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)19:01 No.12526933
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    Hello, welcome aboard the U.S.S. Voyager.

    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)19:03 No.12526953
    Techno-bable doesn't have to be possible, it just has to sound like there is a possibility that it could make sense.
    >> Anonymous 10/21/10(Thu)19:07 No.12526998

    Agreed, but that's taking it too far

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