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Combats are difficult to compensate for my tank character, but the rest of the crew suffers

I only know the 1st edition of Dark Heresy but that is very prone to this problem. Armor and toughness reducing damage and the rest going to the few wounds many PCs have means you have a situation ...
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Is a Servo Skull still "alive"?

I would say NO. The Servo Skull is a hollowed-out skull, the brain is only held "working" by a cogitator, and the AI is the one that is controlling the skull. It might have some resemblance ...
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What makes a Servo Skull fly?

Rogue Trader rulebook would like to have a word with you (page 375): Servo-skulls are human skulls (often that of a favoured servant or low ranking tech-priest) that have been fitted with ...
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Combats are difficult to compensate for my tank character, but the rest of the crew suffers

Everybody else is not the problem, your character is: either they are geared to play in a fundamentally different game or they are massively over-powered for the game in question compared to the rest ...
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Whose skull should/could I use?

Traditionally Servo skulls are made from those who are very loyal or very pious, and it is considered a great honour to serve the Emperor in death. http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Servo-skull I ...
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Would an Inquisitor's warband be dispatched to fight the taint of Xenos?

Yes. The Inquisition are the secret police of the Imperium responsible for guarding the souls of humanity. They fight against all threats. There are 3 major orders within the Inquisition: Ordo ...
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Is a Servo Skull still "alive"?

Because of what happened to all the cool computers (read Dan Abnett's Dark Mechanicum for the 30K version of this tale) 40K can't suffer even a Commodore 64 to live. Bottom line, all the parts of the ...
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Would an Inquisitor's warband be dispatched to fight the taint of Xenos?

Indeed! There exist many orders within the inquisition that handle various threats to the Imperium of man, and Inquisitors are not tied to any one specific order. Typically the Ordos Hereticus ...
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How exactly does the "Tearing" property work?

The errata for Dark Heresy 1e states The entry for Tearing on page 129 should read: “Tearing weapons are vicious devices, often using multitudes of fast-moving jagged teeth or fragmented or ...
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Combats are difficult to compensate for my tank character, but the rest of the crew suffers

While I haven't played Dark Heresy, this is a very common problem in superhero games (which I do have extensive experience with); Player 1 creates Black Widow and Player 2 creates the Hulk. Any ...
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How to build a flexible and scalable system for PCs' NPC organizations?

There are two questions here, but they seem to be a bit blended. Let me address them in turn. How do can I let PCs run an organization in a way where their actions and mechanical ability matters? ...
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Does making an Overwatch attack end the Overwatch?

In Dark Heresy 2nd Ed. There is a section of the Overwatch move that says The active character guards a specific area or target, poised to shoot at an opportune moment. [...] The active character ...
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How can I protect myself from Perils of the Warp?

Cheap, possibly not effective You can pick up a Charm (from the core book). It has no mechanical benefits aside from when bad things happen to random characters you're exempt (unless everyone in the ...
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How many psy powers can a psyker use each round of combat?

You can Focus Power once per Round Per the Dark Heresy 1st Edition errata, currently located at https://images-cdn.fantasyflightgames.com/ffg_content/dark-heresy/pdf/darkheresy-errata-v3.0.pdf ...
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Where can I find the sidebar with a list of crimes and punishments under Imperial Law?

Book of Judgement You're probably remembering the spread covering pages 33 and 34 of the Book of Judgement supplement for Dark Heresy. In setting, the Book of Judgement is the name of the Imperium's ...
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Mechadendrites in dark heresy: sourcebooks and guidelines

Here's a list of the Mechandendrites I am aware of. Dark Heresy - DH01 - Core Rulebook (also Black Crusade / Only War / Rogue Trader) Ballistic Mechadendrite Manipulator Mechadendrite Medicae ...
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How much does Power Armour increase your movement?

You get the bonus movement only once. The DH Corebook is pretty unclear about that but looking at the Deathwatch Corebook page 161 it says explicitly: Giant Among Men: A Space Marine in power ...
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How can I upgrade my weapon to be un-damageable?

RAW speaking no, there is no rule about making thing un-damageable, but with the right Trade you could try to mix your Omnimessiah Axe with a Force-field (%chance of avoid taking damage). Or, crazy ...
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How can I make sure my minion stays in my control?

Treat your Skull with Respect or: the Narrative Answer So you have an adorable flying robot skull that does whatever you tell it to do, no matter how unpleasant or dangerous, with no complaints or ...
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Would an Inquisitor's warband be dispatched to fight the taint of Xenos?

Yes and No. As already mentioned, the Inquisition is based on the three major orders. Your Inquisitor belongs to one specific order and will send your warband to an incident it suspects to be caused ...
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Where are the stats for the Condemner Boltgun?

Fantasy Flight Games forgot to put the stats in that book and never included it in any other book or errata. Given the frequency with which they make these kinds of errors and their typical responses,...
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How can I calculate how many Corruption Points I should give to each party member in a given situation?

Depending on the actual detail of the encounters the party have had and their reactions, I would give 1 Corruption Point (CP) to any given Party Member if they had: Attempted to read any of the book ...
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Mission Allowance house-rule ramifications

That Seems Fine There are already ways to go nonlinear with wealth in Dark Heresy through play, such as loot, secret caches, stealing, bartering, 'off the books' merc work, etc. This is not one of ...
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What are the major changes in Dark Heresy 2nd edition vs. 1st edition?

Just received the book today. Based on one of the Betas I downloaded, I was expecting something drastically different and not compatible with the other 40k games. Apparently, they caved to pressure on ...
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How are characters converted from Dark Heresy 1st to 2nd edition?

Officially, there isn't The DH2e core rules and supplements do not provide any information on converting a 1e character to 2e. In practice, there are a few methods you can try Make a new character ...
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How many psy powers can a psyker use each round of combat?

Your GM is correct The usage of Psychic Powers is detailed on the core rulebook (page 161): To use a Psychic Power, a Psyker directs his will into the sea of the immaterium, pulling forth power from ...
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Does command skill give bonus to shooting?

Yes In The Inquisitor's Handbook, on page 227, it says that a successful Command Test will grant a +5 bonus on a single Test related to that order for every degree of success attained. (emphasis ...
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What are the official sources of vehicles in Dark Heresy?

All rule books are supposed to be compatible with each other, or at least this is the intention. You may need to fiddle, but as far as I'm aware it should direct port. I'd have no problem running a ...
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Combats are difficult to compensate for my tank character, but the rest of the crew suffers

Because you optimized, you are comparatively the only combat-capable character in the group. If your game is about combat, this will suck for most of the characters. If it isn't about combat, then ...
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Combats are difficult to compensate for my tank character, but the rest of the crew suffers

Umbranus' suggestion that the GM roleplay the enemies differently to match the party better is a good one, but there's also a way that you could change the way you roleplay your character to try to ...
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