Originally Posted by LCP
I've never played Black Crusade, but I have heard the rules are an improvement on DH.
I have one concern, though... I may have the wrong impression, but am I right in thinking that Black Crusade characters are at more of a Deathwatch/Rogue Trader stat level than our Acolytes? Multiple degrees of success are often quite hard to come by when your baseline stat is 31; you might end up with a situation where the rapid-fire options just don't get used.
They do start with slightly higher stats (humans base is 25 + rolls/points). So there is a slight advantage there. That said, ranged weapons do benefit from the distance modifiers. If I'm not mistaken, 5000xp is about on par for a beginning RT character. Don't quote me on that however.
The situation you mentioned is a likely hood, where your average human is better off placing single shots rather than spraying bullets under this (BC) system. While an accomplished marksman has a better chance of landing several bullets on target. Within point blank range, however, multiple shots become more practical. I'm no shooter, but that seems about right.
Well, as I said, it's open to discussion and approval by all.
This is a game to be enjoyed, first and foremost, which places realism lower on the totem poll.