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Space marines carry out constant trials to find the best of the best on dozens of worlds, those that pass the first test are taken to the home worlds and further tested to make sure no one got through with just a passing grade. Form there it takes one year to produce a space marine using lost technology, all of which the candidate spends unconscious as ...


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Your answer can be summed up by: YOU IS UN-ORKY! WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH! I'm serious. Even a normal human in presence of a blank feels bit off. A psyker takes it to the next level. Imagine that you have to be close to someone who REALLY, REALLY stinks, to the point where your nose simply stops functioning - not very nice experience, but you can work ...


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DIY Astartes, or So You Want To Play Emperor First off, I need to stress that this is a VERY BAD IDEA. The Space Marines were made by the Emperor Himself, and making your own would be akin to playing Emperor, which is so much heresy the Inquision would leap onto your ass until your butt resembled an auto-da-fé. Plus, the existing Chapters will NOT like you ...


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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 rudimentary artificial intelligence, support systems, and an anti-grav motor to provide mobility. For carrying capacity use the standard rules from page 267 with the ST ...


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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 to its previous owner, it might even feel "haunted" by his spirit, but the object itself is just a robotic utility. You will have as much result with ...


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The things the Warp does come in roughly two types: Spew forth endless legions of Daemons to subjugate the Materium, kill every living creature and fashion their souls into underpants. Whatever it wants. The Warp works in non-euclidian time and space ways potent and bizarre enough to kill a Doctor Who writer at 100 paces. The Warp does not care, the Warp ...


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Well assuming a Loyalist Chapter, if the Chapter in question found out you'd given over one of the most sacred things they posses (gene-seed being the literal future of the Chapter) to the Inquisition, they'd probably be less than pleased unless the Inquisition immediately handed it back. Depending on the Chapter, that displeasure could be communicated as ...


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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 Malleus, the daemon hunters who protect mankind from the daemonic dangers of Chaos Ordo Hereticus, the witch hunters who protect mankind from themselves (treason, ...


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In Dark Heresy and Rogue Trader there is the skill Psyniscience which allows the user to track Daemons and Psykers. However, its range is short, in the order of meters or tens of meters. Maybe your Psyker could avoid being discovered by avoiding areas populated by other Psykers (who possess this ability). Or the Psyker in question could turn himself to the ...


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In Deathwatch rpg you measure how well you do things against others by comparing degrees of success in what the rules calls an opposed test. For every 10% you roll below or above your percentage you gain one degree of success or failure. So if your character with WS 70 roll 47, he has 2 degrees of success (70-47=23, use only the tens). If your opponent ...


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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 brain that were the person are dead. Some things remain: pattern recognition, short-term memory capacity, but only the barest rudiments, to make it an ...


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I am unaware of any changes... Official list of primarchs says that: Lion El'Jonson sleeps at the rock. +++Records expunged+++ Fulgrim, Daemon prince, rules over a pleasure world. Perturabo, Daemon prince, ruler of Mendregard Jaghatai Khan's location is unknown. Possibly lost in the webway. Leman Russ disappeared in to the eye of terror, unknown. Rogal ...


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Firstly, somewhat of a fluff explanation; I'll try and answer in two areas - the implants and the mechadendrites (which are technically also implants, but they're the stick-out kind): Mechanicus implants, bar very bizarre exceptions/chaos-tainted bionics, tend to follow the human form; bionic arms/legs/eyes are typically of human size and dimensions etc. In ...


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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 handles the rise of cults within the Imperium, while the Ordos Xenos handles the rising threat of the Xenos. However, it is not unheard of (rather common really) ...


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Yes, for some of the primarchs. Forgeworld sells them as part of their Horus Heresy series. http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/The_Horus_Heresy/HORUS_HERESY_CHARACTER_SERIES They have eight of the primarchs represented there (as of the time I'm posting this answer). The minis are designed more for display than play (they're expensive too), but they do exist.


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Rending is not a special quality of a weapon. It is the weapon's Damage Type as introduced on page 168 under Weapons. Rending is the kind of damage done by swords, blades and claws. In contrast to for example explosive damage, done by grenades, energy damage done by laser weapons or impact damage by bullets or falling from height. On page 256 under the ...


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You just can't compare the two D&D is, by and large, generic fantasy. Each of the worlds has some specific flavor or flavors but it is intended to be setting where the main characters are heroes expected to triumph over the odds. Warhammer 40K is a grim, dark setting where each individual tends to have about as much worth as a grain of sand on a beach. ...


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I think there's no mechanics on that, but it's a matter of personal roleplaying. Surely corruption must affect the character, the question is how it should affect. Some characters would be becoming more and more evil, maybe without noticing it. Others would be somewhat conscious of their corruption, and will try to fight it or at least hide it. The ...


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In my opinion - no. The Dark Eldar are the living embodiments of all that is wanton and cruel in the Eldar character. Highly intelligent and devious to the point of obsession, these piratical people revel in the physical and emotional pain of others, for feeding upon the psychic residue of suffering is the only way they can stave off the slow consumption ...


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Yasskier pretty much nailed it, however I would put a bit more emphasis on how many of the things the Orks rely upon begin to fail. Warhammer is open to interpretation, and has room for a lot of variance, some Orks use functioning tech, others use a metal box with loose screws rattling in it and no trigger. If your interpretation of Orks is of the latter ...


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The answer to that question leans more in in the general direction that it isn't a good idea to leave the Warp within the force of a gravitational body. Considering that a ship is required to leave the solar system to open the Warp and enter through it, it would be safe to assume the same is required for exiting as well; lest you unleash unforseen ...


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In Warhammer 40k the Imperium governments are responsible for giving their psyker to the Black Ship or the Inquisition, so it's mainly up to you. ;) Each world will have it's own method. Don't forget that an untrained Psyker is far more dangerous than a trained one (even a Chaosian one); just look at the psychic phenomena table, or the next one: perils of ...


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They have never been on "Good" Terms Chaos and the Emperor have always been at-odds, however, what the exact story is tends to vary. The most generally-accepted origin story, and by that I mean the one most-often referenced by the community and by GW itself, is the story of the Shamans, sourced from Realm of Chaos: Lost and the Damned (1990). Realm ...


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Use a lot of computer speak in the insult. E.G: in Dan Abnetts book Titanicus, one of the characters uses the phrase "very error shunt abort" to mean pissed off. In many books, the Tech Priest tends to be an over exaggerated version of Spock and yet can still get angry about something. In my experience, only a few books have covered Tech Priests with any ...


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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 Mechadendrite (the Black Crusade Core Book calls them Medicae/Torture Mechadendrite !!!!) Optical Mechadendrite Utility Mechadendrite Dark Heresy - DH11 - ...


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I have found the entry in the rule book myself. Page 177 of the Core Rule book: Astartes Servo Arm [...]The Techmarine may strike with the arm as his Reaction for the round or as a Standard Attack during his turn (so long as the servo-arm only makes one attack per round). This attack uses the Techmarine's Weapon Skill, and deals 2d10+14 Impact Damage ...


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Ogryns being able to lead squads of their own kind is the result of the Biochemical Ogryn Neural Enhancement treatment, or the BONE treatment. This makes them more intelligent and capable enough to serve as sergeants called Bone'eads. Ogryns that seem to be smart enough for this are tested and, if they come out as positive, undergo this treatment. Exactly ...


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From a rule point, unless you have a visible effect on the peril of the warp and co. tables, nothing is visible. From a lore point, most effect have some visible impact, the authors often mention a coldness when calling to the warp. On the other hand some obvious powers like Eisenhorn's command voice has just the uncanny tone and the reaction of most ...


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Yes they can Civilians can own and use suits of Power Armor. However, note that only Space Marines are genetically enhanced with something called Black Carapace (not related to regular "carapace armor") that allows them to interface with their Power Armor in their unique, second-skin like way. All others (including Adeptus Sororitas and the ...


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We don't know I looked up in all of the published RPG books from Fantasy Flight Game that I had access to and found nothing neither confirming nor denying that: Emperor is a god, a basic principle for demon princes to exist, as they are aspects of a chaos god; Living Saints are the equivalent of demon princes of the Emperor; Living Saints are warp entities; ...


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