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When they brought out Tau I remember interviews with someone saying they narrowed down hundreds of possible ideas to finally come up with Tau and Kroot.
I cant stop wondering what some of those other ideas where.
What do you think is missing from the 40k universe? Any classic sci fi ideas that could be brought in? (or fantasy ideas that could realistically be made) I mean they did the whole cthulu/borg/cyberman/undead thing with the necrons and the whole aliens thing with the tryranids, what other ideas could possibly be brought in and made "40k" as well as credibly sell?
Im definatly interested in other peoples ideas.
(and please lets not mention demiurg/squats, space skaven or zoats!)
Primitive barbarians with incredible psychic abilities are one thing they could sell. Magical ewoks!
About the only decent idea I can think of though is space ninja's.
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They could probably get away with assimilating another aspect of fantasy into science fiction.
Lizardmen? A really primitive race (like Orks or Kroot) but who possess powerful but uncontrolled psychic powers? Another creation of the Old Ones that was let degenerate into barbarism? Something like that.
They could probably pull off a Ratling or Ogryn army, or merge the ideas and make an Abhuman codex. All sorts of customisable genetic mutant models, but that's sort of already been done in the LatD codex.
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An other possibility would have been to legalize those fluff-inventions like 'my planet does not belong to the Empire, but there are humans on it who live like they want to' In my oppinion the Tau are something like that (the higher good...) without being really human, but at least humanoid.
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I'd like to see a proper mutant/Hive dweller army, something that ties the best elements of Necromunda and Armageddon together... The Hive cities (see my member name) are one of the best resources for material in the 40K universe.
The armies could be impressed munition factory servitors, throw in some of the weapons that were on the production line at the time, the dodgy prototypes from the R&D departmento, some gothic shop stewards, on and away you go.
Mutant, rebellious Sump zone dwellers, salted with a sprinkling of marooned Xenotypes and rogue psychers. Easily led once their trust has been won, either by good or bad guys. Any of the variations could be allies in a desperate last-ditch imperial defence or mutinous desperadoes levied by the forces of chaos.
psychotic Upper Spire aristo-brats?
What about a 40K civilian militia full of the bizarre denizens of the gothic future? Administratum cannon fodder? A glimpse at some kind of militarized 40K civil population?
Get the Hives buzzing.
All the above armies can be done using IG abhuman rules (perhaps with witch hunter allies for the zealots.)
The aristo-brats wouldn't fight.. They hunt for sport, they don't fight wars.
Personally, I think there's no real need to add 'new races.' New variants of the existing races would be awesome, variant tau septs, guard adaptions which can be used to represent genestealer cults properly, that kind of thing.
New units for the races would be nice too.. Everyone likes more variety.
New races.. ughh.. I don't know. What could they do which wouldn't just be a cheesy attempt to cash in on another sci fi cliche?
If they did do a new race, I'd like to see something less humanoid than the Tau or the Eldar (or the Demiurg.) There's a limit to how far you can go, of course, because once you get to a certain point a model loses character. But come on, the Tau are basically blue skinned humans with a few anatomical differences.
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Maybe some sort advanced race that travels in the warp and hardly comes into real space. They just sail on the flows and ebbs of the warp. TThey could have lots of psychic and warp technology without it being chaos.
Either that or squats.
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I can see that being cool. A guard army lead by a floating brain is pretty funky. :w00t:
Otherwise you basically have eldar.. they live in the warp, they use warp technology, and they have lots of psykers. :tongue:
I'd rather see them revamp some of the stuff that's older than dirt. Like Orks...or something. Rather than bring out something new.
I've always wanted to see a race of elementals, (like great big golems of fire and rock...and all that stuff dealing with nature) controlled by a frail alien race (probably has strong psychic ties to such monstrosities of nature)
visualize them as wood elves/eldar (but even more pansier)
but they better update orks, eldar, DE, and release a xenohunters before they even think of a new race.
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