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I was thinking of making a codex for fun. Everything would be changed around a bit so that instead of a grim dark future its more a future of holding back the darkness.
The emporer is alive if immobile, he can't pick up a sword to go smite people but he isnt a limp sock either. The imperium isnt regressing, the tech priests decided that if the golden age is past they would simply create a new one, meaning innovation is the pinnacle of thier art instead of heretical.' THe inquisition is a lot smarter about who really IS a heretic. ect
The eldar would be pretty much the same, only more of them are alive and they maintain distant but cordial diplomatic relations with the imperium and tau.
The orcs are well.... orcs, same with the tyranids and the necrons.
Because the forces of "good" would be a lot stronger the other side would have to be upped in power as well, would make for interesting battles.
Seems like an interesting idea to me, what do you guys think?
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HAHA :lol:Originally Posted by nleavitt
That made me laugh.
It's an interesting idea, but if 40k was all "happy future of mankind making its way all and well", it'd be kind of boring. And probably kind of generic too. I like 40k's gothic theme, it makes it kind of unique, and cool.
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sigh... that wasnt what i meant at all.
Even if the imperium was 10 times as powerful as it is now it would simply mean 10 times more for the tyranids to eat, the orcs to fight and the necrons to farm.
Not to mention that it can still get corrupted by chaos and whatnot.
It isnt so much trying to lose the dark gothic motif, its more a reversal of ideals in the imperium which would make for an interesting change.
Here's an idea.
So mankind has reached out and formed a solid imperium, and under the guiding influence of the emperor, Chaos has been defeated (for now), and there is a stable, albeit strained, alliance with the Tau, and mankind builds for the oncoming Tyranid invasion of the main hive fleet.
Mankind finds itself confronted with a new problem, it's own limitations. Unlike the Eldar, who are all talented pyschics, or the orks who just don't give a damn, humanity has no way of maintaining a cohesive government. The emperor, even if at full capacity, doesn't have the ability to maintain the imperium. Factions vie for power. Some are lead by the Adeptus Astartes, who see their genetic perfection as the next step to building a human empire, maybe a psycher based faction, which seeks to bind the warp itself to humanity's will (enter daemons stage left), and the techno wizards, who are at the final mercy of the void dragon.
All the while the emperor can only watch and counsel a few desparate allies who see the machine of man on the road to oblivion, either by itself, the great devorer, or any other factor you decide.
I would say, make it a world of elegent irony, instead of grim brutality. The galaxy is a big place, and humans are simply not big enough to handle it.
In the end, if happier fluff makes the game more fun, go for it. You bought the models, you painted them, make up your own rules if you want, it's your 40k. (Just don't sell said rules.)
Last edited by Dr. Paris; August 11th, 2006 at 06:32.
Sempervigilans, your concept may not be bad, but try expanding it a little.
Dr Paris, yours sounds quite interesting. A "What If?", 40k-style, eh?
Somehow, that whole "faction" thingy sounds a lot like Necromunda, but I get it. In fact, they have 4 movies all about how humans created a monster, "their limitations". The movies were the matrix trilogy, plus the animatrix. I like it a lot.
However, the 40k basic game has factions, and I think what would make it more intresting is to involve Time Periods into the mix. Basics would be the 41st millenium, and advanced players could play in the 31st millenium, where much lager scales were involved. Kinda like the Clone Wars from Star Wars versus the Galactic Revolution. By the same token, the Empire in Star Wars couldn't manage all of their planets and systems. Games Workshop came up with a quick fix to the whole "We can't control every planet universally" problem, which was each planet had its own government, which reports back to the Inquisition, and then the planet is all good and goody.
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I love this one. This is in my sig man.Originally Posted by nleavitt
As for everything going right, well it would be cool if GW stop the measure of degrading that is going on, because things do change as they always do. I mean, new race Tau with amazing tech, Eldar gods being remade, C'tan being release... how about Emperor reborn or a Primach joining the battle for once, model or fluff, it don't matter.