Hi everyone. I've been following this project on and off for awhile and finally decided to try and contribute a bit. This seemed like as a good a place as any to share ideas for the new edition. What I'd like to see:
1) increased granularity. I've seen some mention of moving to a d10 but I think switching to a d12 makes the most sense. This would require absolutely ZERO rebalancing - just double the relevant modifiers! I know my group will play this way regardless of the official rules but it just seems so easy and will allow slightly less significant bonuses and gradations. The only disadvantage I can see is that d12's are less common than d6's in the average household. However, I would be willing to bet a fairly large sum of money that 99% of the folks currently playing ItEN do in fact have a d12 or 2 lying around
2) More special abilities - especially for items and armour. I'm glad to see this on the above poll. I'm happy to lend my assistance in converting special abilities from various sourcebooks and settings. This will come into play especially for the generic version of ItEN.
3) psyker options! I think the current rules have the advantages of being simple and thematic in many cases. However, they don't really work for eldar or ork psykers. Orks should just have their heads pop - maybe along with a few of their nearby orky friends - and eldar simply don't have psychic phenomenon as far as I can tell. These options will be ESPECIALLY important for the generic version of the game. They could possibly be handled through special traits that keep the core rules simple while still allowing for thematic exceptions. I think more powers would be fun for psykers as well. Again, this is an area I'm happy to help with.
I hope this suggestions are constructive. I'm obviously new to this community and don't want to step on any toes but I read somewhere on these forums that nothing should be considered sacred. As I stated above I'm happy to help. It seems like simply coming up with a rough draft of the rules I proposed would be a good place to start but I'd like to check in with you guys before doing so