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How easy is it to create a Space Marine?

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 ...
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How do Untouchables affect orks?

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 ...
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How easy is it to create a Space Marine?

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 ...
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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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What effect does the warp have?

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 ...
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Would it be worthwhile handing a Servant of the Emperor back to the Inquisition?

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,...
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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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How are Psykers detected/found?

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 ...
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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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What is the status of all the Primarchs?

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 ...
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Do miniatures for the WH40K Primarchs exist?

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 ...
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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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What does the rending weapon property do?

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 ...
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Character class and race comparisons between Warhammer 40k and D&D 5e

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 ...
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Does corruption affect the choices you make?

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 ...
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Can the Dark Eldar Be be aligned with Chaos?

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 ...
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How do Untouchables affect orks?

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 ...
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Is exiting the Warp inside a solar system as catastrophic as entering it from inside one?

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 ...
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How are Psykers detected/found?

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 ...
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What was the initial relationship between the Emperor & the Chaos Gods?

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 ...
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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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What's a good insult for a Tech Priest to say to a non-mechanical entity?

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 ...
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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 is a Servo-Arm used as a weapon?

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 ...
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Why are Ogryn accepted in the Imperium of Man?

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 ...
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How obvious is a psyker when using powers?

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 ...
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Can Civilians own Power Armour?

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 ...
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Are living saints daemon princes of the Emperor?

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 ...
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What causes intoxication for Dark Eldar?

It seems unlikely. The Dark Eldar seek out ever more extreme stimuli to subject themselves and others to. Any substance that can knock a Dark Eldar unconcious is either incredibly rare, impossible ...
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