Adeptus Sororitas Homebrew for Wrath & Glory

In the dark present of Ulisses lack of production for the Warhammer 40,000 RPG, Wrath & Glory. I had become very enthusiastic about the possibilities of a system where Space Marine and Guardsman could be made relatively balanced in the same gaming group. I was then disappointed by the product and set about making some homebrew that would make me less depressed about the entire situation using Fantasy Flight's Sisters of Battle Supplements as a starting point with the Adeptus Sororitas Archetypes.

Design Choices and Clarification

Nearly everything is based on the classes from Fantasy Flight Adeptus Sororitas supplements spread about their Dark Heresy splatbooks and the 8th Edition rules for the Tabletop.

I made caveats and tried to keep it close to as balanced as I could figure using the Adeptus Sororitas Codex for 8E. This is including the weapon point costs in addition to the base unit costs and comparing the costs to other Codexes such as for Guardsmen.

In addition, it was reflecting on my own Homebrew when it comes to the point model of Attributes and Skills and their costs. I made it less expensive and more importantly, simpler with each advance on Attributes being twice its new value and Skills costing its new value in BP. I also changed the limitations on BP spent on Attributes to follow Table 1-0.
With a design choice that the combination of Race and Archetype not using up more then 1/4th of a Player's available BP at Character Creation unless extra options are taken. Finally Ascension was recalculated to be
(New Tier - Old Tier) Multiplied by 10 then + 10. This left my players able to do a lot of things at character creation without terribly imbalancing it unless they develop really really focused characters.
This actually happened, but they both chose killer types in an intrigue entry game that I told them will be a mixed intrigue/fighting game. So... they can't find Mcguffin, but they can kill everything.

Table 1-0 Tier Attribute Limitations
Tier Max BP for Attributes
1st 60
2nd 100
3rd 150
4th 200
5th 300

Special Options and Costs

Nearly each of the following Archetypes have Special Rules that can change how weapons are chosen, give more options to the player at additional costs, or clarify wargear options. I based this on the Inquisitorial Adept and the variant options for wargear in the wargear section of the Wrath & Glory Core Rule Book. I separated them because its easier for me to edit and read in that format.

Thanks to The Homebrewery

I am using Homebrewery for this file to make it easier to look at from both an asthetic sense and a organizational sense.

I however will not be using images since it might be an issue of rights usage with both Fantasy Flight, and Games Workshop and I just don't want to bother with issues like that.

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PART 1 | Introductions and Reasons

Sisters Repentia

Table 2-1
Tier 2
BP Cost 30
Species Human
Attribute Strength (3) Initiative (3) Toughness (3)
Skill Weapons Skill (3)

Benefits

  • Keywords
    • Imperium, Adeptus Ministorum, Adepta Sororitas, (Order Repentia)
  • Influence Bonus +0
  • My Faith is My Armor:
    • You cannot wear Armor of any kind.
    • You gain a Bonus to the Dice and/or Value to your Defence, Resilience, Soak, Speed, Conviction, and Resolve equal to your 1+1/2 Rank. Sisters Repentia gain +1/2 Rank to any dice pool to resist psychic powers and effects.
  • The Emperor Guides My Hand:
    • You Ignore the Unwieldy Trait
  • See Me, but Do Not See Me:
    • You have a +2DN Penalty on Influence Tests with checks that have the Keyword Adepta Sororitas, but not with any Repentia Derivatives.
  • Wargear:
    • Eviscerator with the Distinction Weapon Upgrade, Throwing Knives *3 with the Dueling Grip Weapon Upgrade, Chaplet Ecclesiasticus, Clothing (Repentia Vestments), Writing Kit, Copy of the Rule of the Sororitas

      At Tier 4+, Replace Weapon Upgrades on Both the Eviserator and the Throwing Knives with Mastercrafted Weapon. For Purposes of Upgrades, the Throwing Knives are a Set and are upgraded as a single Weapon.
Design Choices and Reasons

Power Armour is a Huge Advantage at this low a Tier, and having no armour sucks so here is my take for balance and usability
The currently crossed out bit is due to not completely understanding how different psychic powers affect PC's due to poor wording for LITERALLY ALL OF IT
Also, currently the Eviscerator does not have a -1 on attack rolls like a Power Fist Does, but the RPG doesn't have things like Armourbane either

Sisters Famulous

Table 2-2
Tier 2
BP Cost 25+
Species Human
Attribute Fellowship (3) Intellect (3)
Skill Weapons Skill (1) Ballistic Skill (1) Scholar (1) Deception (1) Insight (1), Persuasion (1)

Benefits

  • Keywords
    • Imperium, Adeptus Ministorum, Adepta Sororitas, , Highborn, (Special Options)
  • Influence Bonus +1
  • Position of Influence:
    • Gain ½ Rank Dice to Influence Tests and Fellowship Based Skill Rolls with anyone with the Imperium Keyword. Gain Rank Bonus instead with any target that you share at least 2 Keywords with.
  • Wargear:
    • Bolt Pistol, Mono-Knife, Sororitas Power Armour and/or Flak Coat (Shield Robes), Chaplet Ecclesiasticus, Clothing (Sororitas Vestments), Writing Kit, Copy of the Rule of Sororitas

Special Options – Sister Famulous
1st Hand Experience – Add a Keyword to your Benefits for every +5BP. This represents your past experiences with a group that has affected you in some way. Gain 1 Asset for each time this is done up to your normal maximum.

Devotional Tattoo – You can spend an Additional 5BP to have your Devotion to the Ecclesiarchy represented permanently on your face. You gain a +2DN to all Influence test on targets without the Imperium Keyword. Gain Purity of Faith as a Sister of Battle

Design Choices and Reasons

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PART 2 | Repentia/Famulous

Sisters Dialogous

Table 3-1
Tier 2
BP Cost 20+
Species Human
Attribute Intellect (3) Willpower (2)
Skill : Weapons Skill (1) Ballistic Skill (1) Scholar (3)

Benefits

  • Keywords

    • Imperium, Adeptus Ministorum, Adepta Sororitas, , (Special Options)
  • Influence Bonus +1

  • A True Understanding

    • You can use Scholar as an Interaction Attack against a Target’s Defense or Resolve, whichever is higher. It has a range of your allies being able to hear you and both of you must see your target.
      Hindered and Vulnerable’s +1 and -1 values are replaced by +½ Rank and -½ Rank, Respectively.

      You can Assist another Player's Roll with Scholar, so long as you share a Keyword with it. (This isn't always applicable due to time or how appropriate it is to say such things Publicly)
  • Wargear:
    • Bolt Pistol, Mono-Knife, Flak Coat (Shield Robes), Chaplet Ecclesiasticus, Clothing (Sororitas Vestments), Writing Kit, Data Slate, Copy of the Rule of Sororitas

Special Options – Sister Dialogous

In Depth Research
Add a Keyword to your Benefits for every +5BP. This represents your past research on a group that has affected you in some way. Gain 1 Asset for each time this is done up to your normal maximum.


Devotional Tattoo
You can spend an Additional 5BP to have your Devotion to the Ecclesiarchy represented permanently on your face. You gain a +2DN to all Influence test on targets without the Imperium Keyword. Gain Purity of Faith as a Sister of Battle


Ordo Hereticus Affiliation
For 10BP, you gain the Ordo Hereticus, Inquisition, and Chaos Keywords. You do not gain Corruption from gaining the Chaos Keyword. You gain one Compulsion (talk with your GM) as the Horrors you have witness have not shaken your faith, but still have shaken your mind.


Ordo Malleus Affiliation
For 10BP, you gain the Ordo Malleus, Inquisition, and Daemon Keywords. You cannot choose the Corruption Option. You gain one Compulsion (talk with your GM) as the Horrors you have witness have not shaken your faith, but still have shaken your mind.


Ordo Xenos Affiliation
For 10BP, you gain the Ordo Xenos and the Inquisition Keywords. You also gain one of the following Keywords: Ork, Aeldari, Drukhari, T’au, or Necron The Language from the Ordo Xenos Keyword must match the Chosen Keyword. You can gain other Xeno’s Languages by gaining their Keyword.


Astra Militarum Affiliation
For 10 BP, you gain the Astra Militarum Keyword and one of the two following options. You gain Both the Officio Prefectus and the Militarum Tempestus, or one Keyword and its Regiment Affiliation. This Option Reflects time spent researching, meeting, and interacting with such groups while in the field.


Servo-Skull
Gain a Servo-Skull Elite Companion for 5BP It is an Optimized Servo-Skull with a Built in Auto-Quill and Illuminator. It gains additional Wounds, Defence, and Resilience equal to ½ your Rank.

Design Choices and Reasons

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PART 2 | Dialogous

Retributor

Table 4-1
Tier 3
BP Cost 60+
Species Human
Attribute Strength (3) Agility (4)
Toughness (3) Willpower (3)
Skill Weapon Skill (2) Ballistic Skill (3) Scholar (1)

Benefits

  • Keywords

    • Imperium, Adeptus Ministorum, Adepta Sororitas, (Order)
  • Influence Bonus +1

  • Heavy Weapon of Choice:

    • You can choose a Weapon with the Heavy Trait and the Imperium, Adeptus Ministorum, and/or Adepta Sororitas Keyword (The GM may allow other Keywords as Appropriate); that has a Value of 3+Tier of the Campaign and of Common, Uncommon, or Rare Rarity.

      If you choose a Weapon that expends Ammo Per Shot, like a Missile Launcher, you gain 2+Rank Rounds of a Value of 3+Tier of Campaign, ignoring Rarity.

      You gain a Weapon Upgrade that is appropriate for your Heavy Weapon of Choice with any Rarity but of a Value no Greater the 3+Tier of the Campaign.
  • Move & Fire - When you are in Power Armour, you can Brace as a Free Action Turns out this is Redundant but also not super clear due to bad book design

  • Wargear:

    • Heavy Weapon of Choice, Knife, Sororitas Power Armour, Chaplet Ecclesiasticus, Clothing (Sororitas Vestments), Writing Kit, Copy of the Rule of Sororitas

Special Options – Retributor
You can choose each option once unless stated otherwise


Additional Requisition
You can spend an Additional 5BP to increase the Base Value for the Weapon(s) and the Upgrade by 1.


Special Dispensation
You can spend an Additional 5BP to increase the Rarity for your Weapon(s) and the Upgrade by one step.


Devotional Tattoo
You can spend an Additional 5BP to have your Devotion to the Ecclesiarchy represented permanently on your face. You gain a +2DN to all Influence test on targets without the Imperium Keyword. Gain Purity of Faith as a Sister of Battle

Design Choices and Reasons

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PART 2 | Retributor

Seraphim

Table 5-1
Tier 3
BP Cost 60+
Species Human
Attribute Strength (3) Agility (4)
Toughness (4) Willpower (3)
Skill Weapon Skill (2) Ballistic Skill (2)
Pilot Skill (1) Scholar (1)

Benefits

  • Keywords
    • Imperium, Adeptus Ministorum, Adepta Sororitas, (Order)
  • Influence Bonus +1

  • Seraphim Field Tactics

    • Weapons with the Pistol Trait are also treated as having the Assault Trait. In addition, the Talent Duel Wielding can be taken once to count for both Melee and Ranged attacks so long as the Player meets the Skill Requirements.
  • Wargear:

    • The Choice between a Pair of Bolt Pistols or Hand Flamers, Sororitas Power Armour, Jump Pack, Chaplet Ecclesiasticus, Clothing (Sororitas Vestments), Writing Kit, Copy of the Rule of Sororitas

      At Tier 4, your Weapon Choices can be a Pair of Inferno Pistols instead. The weapon choices are treated as One Weapon in terms of Weapon Upgrades at Character Creation or Ascending to a Higher Tier.

Special Options: Seraphim
You can choose each option once unless stated otherwise


Devotional Tattoo
You can spend an Additional 5BP to have your Devotion to the Ecclesiarchy represented permanently on your face. You gain a +2DN to all Influence test on targets without the Imperium Keyword. Gain Purity of Faith as a Sister of Battle

Dominion Notes

Trying to figure a way to add its Act of Faith ability that ignores cover without being op

Dominion

Table 5-2
Tier 3
BP Cost 65+
Species Human
Attribute Strength (3) Agility (4)
Toughness (3) Willpower (3)
Skill Weapon Skill (2) Ballistic Skill (3) Scholar (1)

Benefits

  • Keywords

    • Imperium, Adeptus Ministorum, Adepta Sororitas, (Order)
  • Influence Bonus +1

  • Weapon of Choice:

    • Choose a Ranged Non-Exotic Weapon without the Traits Pistol, Heavy, or Explosive, of Rare or less Rarity, and of a Value that is Equal to or Less then 3+Tier of Campaign. It must have the Imperium Keyword or a Keyword that your character has.

      You gain a Weapon Upgrade with a Value of Tier+4 with a Rarity of Rare or less that you can apply to your Weapon of Choice. In Addition, if your Weapon is a Mastercraft Weapon, you can treat your Weapon’s Rarity as Very Rare for the Purchase of additional Weapon Upgrades with BP.
  • Wargear:
    • Weapon of Choice, Knife, Sororitas Power Armour, Chaplet Ecclesiasticus, Clothing (Sororitas Vestments), Writing Kit, Copy of the Rule of Sororitas

Special Options – Dominion
You can choose each option once unless stated otherwise


Additional Requisition
You can spend an Additional 5BP to increase the Base Value for the Weapon(s) and the Upgrade by 1.


Special Dispensation
You can spend an Additional 5BP to increase the Rarity for your Weapon(s) and the Upgrade by one step.


Devotional Tattoo
You can spend an Additional 5BP to have your Devotion to the Ecclesiarchy represented permanently on your face. You gain a +2DN to all Influence test on targets without the Imperium Keyword. Gain Purity of Faith as a Sister of Battle

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PART 2 | Seraphim/Dominion

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