Deathwatch: Scything Talons

Announcements: Session on Friday, and Maptool

So we have a Deathwatch session on Friday! We’ll do it at my house. We’ll try to get acquainted to Maptool at first, so we might end up having a protracted set-up time. It might happen that we consume 3 hours or more on setting up everyone’s Maptool, but it’ll still be worth it for the time we’ll save in the future. Hopefully that doesn’t happen, but if it does, I think it’s a worthy investment. To mitigate on the time required though, let’s have you guys run through how to set up your Maptool for the WARHAMMER 40,000 ROLEPLAY system right at your home! Remember to do this on the laptop you’ll bring on Friday (for those without a laptop, don’t worry, I think we have enough for everyone to share).

Step 1:
Download Maptool here. You want the latest build, which would be b89 at the time of this writing.

To actually get this to run the WH40K RP framework. You need to ensure a stack size of at least 5. Right click the file Launch MapTool-1G-Memory.bat and choose edit. Replace the contents with:

“C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin\javaw” -Xmx2048M -Xss5M -jar maptool-1.3.b89.jar run (if you have Java 7 64-bit)
“C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7\bin\javaw” -Xmx2048M -Xss5M -jar maptool-1.3.b89.jar run (if you have Java 7 32-bit)

(note: if you installed JRE in a different place, replace the directory above with the directory where you installed it)

Save the file, and close Notepad. Use that .bat file to run Maptool from now on. You should be about ready to run the framework, which we will get to in step 2.

Step 2:
Download the WH40K RP framework here. Put the file in your Maptool folder for convenience.

We’ll deal with the rest when we get to my house on Friday. If you’re curious and want to play around, feel free to open the framework by running Maptool, selecting “Open Campaign”, and then selecting the framework you just downloaded.

Also, everyone please email me a highly legible scan or photograph of your character sheets. I want to make tokens for your characters immediately, and I need all the information in your character sheets. Send it to my email at “” (w/o quotes).


Images sent and thing installed. See you tomorrow, Boom.

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