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2nd Dec '16 7:23:05 AM Mitchz95
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The problem is, as bad as the Imperium is, all the other major factions [[BlackAndGrayMorality are just as bad, and in many cases far worse]]. The [[SpaceElves Eldar]], an [[{{Precursors}} ancient, mysterious]] and [[TheChessmaster manipulative]] race hovering near extinction, contrive wars that see billions from other species dead so that ''[[MoralMyopia mere]] [[ItsAllAboutMe thousands]]'' of their own may survive, while their depraved cousins, the [[EvilCounterpart Dark Eldar]], [[ForTheEvulz happily perpetuate]] [[CruelAndUnusualDeath mass slaughter]] and ColdBloodedTorture to stave off the eternal punishment looming over their entire species. The [[BugWar Tyranids]], a [[HordeOfAlienLocusts mysterious, ever-hungering]] [[OutsideContextVillain extra-galactic race]] guided by a malevolent HiveMind, are rampaging across the galaxy, [[PlanetEater consuming planets']] ''[[PlanetEater biospheres]]'' to evolve and become stronger. The [[KillerRobot Necrons]], TheRemnant of an ancient alien civilization transformed into vast legions of [[ClarkesThirdLaw incredibly advanced]], [[ImmortalityImmorality undying]], [[RobotWar living metal warriors]], are awakening after millions of years of slumber to reclaim a galaxy they see as rightfully theirs and scour away the taint of organic life. The [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orks]], a genetically-engineered warrior species who [[AlienKudzu infest]] every corner of the galaxy, [[AxCrazy cheerfully kill anything and anyone they come across]] -- including each other, if nothing better presents itself -- because it's [[AlwaysChaoticEvil literally hard-wired into their genetic code to do so]]... and because [[BloodKnight it's fun]]. The [[NaiveNewcomer Tau]], a comparatively small and young race with an insurgent cross-species empire on the galaxy's fringe, readily seek new allies through diplomacy, but are [[UnreliableNarrator reputed]] to absorb those who refuse through [[EarthShatteringKaboom orbital bombardment]], [[TheEvilsOfFreeWill concentration camps]] and possibly [[MassHypnosis mind]] [[HappinessInSlavery control]], [[WellIntentionedExtremist all to further]] [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans their philosophy of the "Greater Good"]]. The common foe of all is [[TheLegionsOfHell the forces of Chaos]], which lives and thrives in the Warp, [[TheCorruption corrupts all it touches]], [[UltimateEvil is the root cause of much of the setting's darkness]] and is known for ''light years''-wide [[NegativeSpaceWedgie holes in reality]] through which countless [[OurDemonsAreDifferent daemons]] and [[EvilCounterpart corrupted]] [[TheDarkSide daemon-powered]] {{Super Soldier}}s periodically emerge to attempt to bring the universe to further ruin.

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The problem is, as bad as the Imperium is, all the other major factions [[BlackAndGrayMorality are just as bad, and in many cases far worse]]. The [[SpaceElves Eldar]], an [[{{Precursors}} ancient, mysterious]] and [[TheChessmaster manipulative]] race hovering near extinction, contrive wars that see billions from other species dead so that ''[[MoralMyopia mere]] [[ItsAllAboutMe thousands]]'' of their own may survive, while their depraved cousins, the [[EvilCounterpart Dark Eldar]], [[ForTheEvulz happily perpetuate]] [[CruelAndUnusualDeath mass slaughter]] and ColdBloodedTorture to stave off the eternal punishment looming over their entire species. The [[BugWar Tyranids]], a [[HordeOfAlienLocusts mysterious, ever-hungering]] [[OutsideContextVillain extra-galactic race]] guided by a malevolent HiveMind, are rampaging across the galaxy, [[PlanetEater consuming planets']] ''[[PlanetEater biospheres]]'' to evolve and become stronger. The [[KillerRobot Necrons]], TheRemnant of an ancient alien civilization transformed into vast legions of [[ClarkesThirdLaw incredibly advanced]], [[ImmortalityImmorality undying]], [[RobotWar living metal warriors]], are awakening after millions of years of slumber to reclaim a galaxy they see as rightfully theirs and scour away the taint of organic life. The [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orks]], a genetically-engineered warrior species who [[AlienKudzu infest]] every corner of the galaxy, [[AxCrazy cheerfully kill anything and anyone they come across]] -- including each other, if nothing better presents itself -- because it's [[AlwaysChaoticEvil literally hard-wired into their genetic code to do so]]... and because [[BloodKnight it's fun]]. The [[NaiveNewcomer Tau]], a comparatively small and young race with an insurgent cross-species empire on the galaxy's fringe, readily seek new allies through diplomacy, but are [[UnreliableNarrator reputed]] to absorb those who refuse through [[EarthShatteringKaboom orbital bombardment]], [[TheEvilsOfFreeWill concentration camps]] and possibly [[MassHypnosis mind]] [[HappinessInSlavery control]], [[WellIntentionedExtremist all to further]] [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans their philosophy of the "Greater Good"]]. The common foe of all is [[TheLegionsOfHell the forces of Chaos]], which lives and thrives in the Warp, [[TheCorruption corrupts all it touches]], [[UltimateEvil [[GreaterScopeVillain is the root cause of much of the setting's darkness]] and is known for ''light years''-wide [[NegativeSpaceWedgie holes in reality]] through which countless [[OurDemonsAreDifferent daemons]] and [[EvilCounterpart corrupted]] [[TheDarkSide daemon-powered]] {{Super Soldier}}s periodically emerge to attempt to bring the universe to further ruin.
4th Oct '16 10:25:09 PM FearlessSon
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Apart from the game itself and its rulebooks, faction-specific, setting-specific, and campaign sourcebooks, 40K has spawned a range of [[ExpandedUniverse spinoff games and publications]]. Dozens of novels and short story anthologies are published by the Black Library, a subsidiary of Games Workshop, who also published the now out-of-print comic book ''Warhammer Monthly'' and short story magazine ''Inferno''. Boom! Studios now publish comics set in the 40K universe, in the form of various mini-series, rather than an ongoing title. There is even a full-length fan film, ''Film/{{Damnatus}}'', which was approved, made, banned over conflicts between British and German IP laws, then leaked online. ''Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium'' is currently in development. An official CGI movie, ''WesternAnimation/{{Ultramarines}}'', was released in 2010, following up on a number of live-action shorts shown at various Games Day events in the 90s.

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Apart from the game itself and its rulebooks, faction-specific, setting-specific, and campaign sourcebooks, 40K has spawned a range of [[ExpandedUniverse spinoff games and publications]]. Dozens of novels and short story anthologies are published by the Black Library, a subsidiary of Games Workshop, who also published the now out-of-print comic book ''Warhammer Monthly'' and short story magazine ''Inferno''. Boom! Studios now publish comics set in the 40K universe, in the form of various mini-series, rather than an ongoing title. There is even a full-length fan film, ''Film/{{Damnatus}}'', which was approved, made, banned over conflicts between British and German IP laws, then leaked online. ''Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium'' is currently in development. An official CGI movie, ''WesternAnimation/{{Ultramarines}}'', was released in 2010, following up on a number of live-action shorts shown at various Games Day events in the 90s.
19th Sep '16 10:57:34 AM Willbyr
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The problem is, as bad as the Imperium is, all the other major factions [[BlackAndGrayMorality are just as bad, and in many cases far worse]]. The [[SpaceElves Eldar]], an [[{{Precursors}} ancient, mysterious]] and [[TheChessmaster manipulative]] race hovering near extinction, contrive wars that see billions from other species dead so that ''[[MoralMyopia mere]] [[ItsAllAboutMe thousands]]'' of their own may survive, while their depraved cousins, the [[EvilCounterpart Dark Eldar]], [[ForTheEvulz happily perpetuate]] [[CruelAndUnusualDeath mass slaughter]] and ColdBloodedTorture to stave off the eternal punishment looming over their entire species. The [[BugWar Tyranids]], a [[HordeOfAlienLocusts mysterious, ever-hungering]] [[OutsideContextVillain extra-galactic race]] guided by a malevolent HiveMind, are rampaging across the galaxy, [[PlanetEater consuming planets']] ''[[PlanetEater biospheres]]'' to evolve and become stronger. The [[KillerRobot Necrons]], TheRemnant of an ancient alien civilization transformed into vast legions of [[ClarkesThirdLaw incredibly advanced]], [[ImmortalityImmorality undying]], [[RobotWar living metal warriors]], are awakening after millions of years of slumber to reclaim a galaxy they see as rightfully theirs and scour away the taint of organic life. The [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orks]], a genetically-engineered warrior species who [[AlienKudzu infest]] every corner of the galaxy, [[AxCrazy cheerfully kill anything and anyone they come across]] -- including each other, if nothing better presents itself -- because it's [[AlwaysChaoticEvil literally hard-wired into their genetic code to do so]]... and because [[BloodKnight it's fun]]. The [[NaiveNewcomer Tau]], a comparatively small and young race with an insurgent cross-species empire on the galaxy's fringe, readily seek new allies through diplomacy, but are [[UnreliableNarrator reputed]] to absorb those who refuse through [[EarthShatteringKaboom orbital bombardment]], [[TheEvilsOfFreeWill concentration camps]] and possibly [[MassHypnosis mind]] [[HappinessInSlavery control]], [[WellIntentionedExtremist all to further]] [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans their philosophy of the "Greater Good"]]. The common foe of all is [[TheLegionsOfHell the forces of Chaos]], which lives and thrives in the Warp, [[TheCorruption corrupts all it touches]], [[UltimateEvil is the root cause of much of the setting's darkness]] and is known for ''light-years''-wide [[NegativeSpaceWedgie holes in reality]] through which countless [[OurDemonsAreDifferent daemons]] and [[EvilCounterpart corrupted]] [[TheDarkSide daemon-powered]] {{Super Soldier}}s periodically emerge while attempting to bring the universe to further ruin.

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The problem is, as bad as the Imperium is, all the other major factions [[BlackAndGrayMorality are just as bad, and in many cases far worse]]. The [[SpaceElves Eldar]], an [[{{Precursors}} ancient, mysterious]] and [[TheChessmaster manipulative]] race hovering near extinction, contrive wars that see billions from other species dead so that ''[[MoralMyopia mere]] [[ItsAllAboutMe thousands]]'' of their own may survive, while their depraved cousins, the [[EvilCounterpart Dark Eldar]], [[ForTheEvulz happily perpetuate]] [[CruelAndUnusualDeath mass slaughter]] and ColdBloodedTorture to stave off the eternal punishment looming over their entire species. The [[BugWar Tyranids]], a [[HordeOfAlienLocusts mysterious, ever-hungering]] [[OutsideContextVillain extra-galactic race]] guided by a malevolent HiveMind, are rampaging across the galaxy, [[PlanetEater consuming planets']] ''[[PlanetEater biospheres]]'' to evolve and become stronger. The [[KillerRobot Necrons]], TheRemnant of an ancient alien civilization transformed into vast legions of [[ClarkesThirdLaw incredibly advanced]], [[ImmortalityImmorality undying]], [[RobotWar living metal warriors]], are awakening after millions of years of slumber to reclaim a galaxy they see as rightfully theirs and scour away the taint of organic life. The [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orks]], a genetically-engineered warrior species who [[AlienKudzu infest]] every corner of the galaxy, [[AxCrazy cheerfully kill anything and anyone they come across]] -- including each other, if nothing better presents itself -- because it's [[AlwaysChaoticEvil literally hard-wired into their genetic code to do so]]... and because [[BloodKnight it's fun]]. The [[NaiveNewcomer Tau]], a comparatively small and young race with an insurgent cross-species empire on the galaxy's fringe, readily seek new allies through diplomacy, but are [[UnreliableNarrator reputed]] to absorb those who refuse through [[EarthShatteringKaboom orbital bombardment]], [[TheEvilsOfFreeWill concentration camps]] and possibly [[MassHypnosis mind]] [[HappinessInSlavery control]], [[WellIntentionedExtremist all to further]] [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans their philosophy of the "Greater Good"]]. The common foe of all is [[TheLegionsOfHell the forces of Chaos]], which lives and thrives in the Warp, [[TheCorruption corrupts all it touches]], [[UltimateEvil is the root cause of much of the setting's darkness]] and is known for ''light-years''-wide ''light years''-wide [[NegativeSpaceWedgie holes in reality]] through which countless [[OurDemonsAreDifferent daemons]] and [[EvilCounterpart corrupted]] [[TheDarkSide daemon-powered]] {{Super Soldier}}s periodically emerge while attempting to attempt to bring the universe to further ruin.



The game is played on a table top or similar flat surface with added terrain, obstacles, and other objects; the standard play area is 6' x 4'. The essential tools for gameplay, aside from the models, are: the main rulebook; codexes, supplements, and dataslates which detail model stats and specific rules for the individual factions, as well as gameplay scenarios; a tape measure, as everything is measured in inches; templates for blast and flame weapons; objective markers which are used in some game variants; and ''lots'' of six-sided dice (D6s)[[note]]seriously...30 is a safe number to have on hand[[/note]], including a special "scatter die" used for specific weapons and troop movements. You can pick these up separately, but GW provides a starter kit which contains the templates, a scatter die and a few D6s, enough miniatures to field two small armies, a rules-only version of the rulebook, and special rules pertaining to the armies in the kit and game scenarios. The current starter kit is ''Dark Vengeance''.

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The game is played on a table top or similar flat surface with added terrain, obstacles, and other objects; the standard play area is 6' x 4'. The essential tools for gameplay, aside from the models, are: the main rulebook; codexes, supplements, and dataslates which detail model stats and specific rules for the individual factions, as well as gameplay scenarios; a tape measure, as everything is measured in inches; templates for blast and flame weapons; objective cards and markers which are used in some game variants; and ''lots'' of six-sided dice (D6s)[[note]]seriously...30 is a safe number to have on hand[[/note]], including a special "scatter die" used for specific weapons and troop movements. You can pick these up separately, but GW provides a starter kit which contains the templates, a scatter die and a few D6s, enough miniatures to field two small armies, a rules-only version of the rulebook, and special rules pertaining to the armies in the kit and game scenarios. The current starter kit is ''Dark Vengeance''.



For each army, the models available in each category have a base point value relative to their worth in gameplay, which covers the # of models and their default weapons and armor. The rules give the player specific options to change the weapons, armor, and other bonuses depending on the category and model or unit in question, and to add models to certain units, with most changes increasing that model or unit's overall point cost. Players assemble their armies to meet an agreed-upon number of points per army prior to play, with the upper limits usually determined by the type of game being played. Normal games are typically in the 1000-2000 point range, but a beginner could easily play a 500 point game, and the Kill Team variant is designed for fast games using 200-250 point armies. On the other hand, Apocalypse games feature huge numbers of units per army and models that are typically overpowered for the normal game, such as faction-relevant HumongousMecha, and can have point values in the tens to hundreds of thousands or more.

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For each army, the models available in each category have a base point value relative to their worth in gameplay, which covers the # of models and their default weapons and armor. The rules give the player specific options to change the weapons, armor, and other bonuses depending on the category and model or unit in question, and to add models to certain units, with most changes increasing that model or unit's overall point cost. Players assemble their armies to meet an agreed-upon number of points per army prior to play, with the upper limits usually determined by the type of game being played. Normal games are typically in the 1000-2000 point range, but a beginner could easily play a 500 point game, and the Kill Team variant is designed for fast games using 200-250 200 point armies. On the other hand, Apocalypse games feature huge numbers of units per army and models that are typically overpowered for the normal game, such as faction-relevant HumongousMecha, and can have point values in the tens to hundreds of thousands or more.



One of the major aspects of 40K, aside from the gameplay, is the actual work that goes into the miniatures. Just like any other model kit, 40K minis come unassembled and unpainted, and it's up to the player to put in the legwork to literally build their army. The model kits come in a variety of ways, such as single blister packs or boxes that contain one model (such as an HQ, tank, or large creature), a boxed unit (such as Eldar Guardians or Ork Boyz) or as larger box sets that contain many models and allow the player to obtain a large chunk of his army at once. Models are generally glued together piecemeal using plastic or super glue (for plastic and resin, respectively), but the starter kits' minis are designed to be snapped together with limited gluing necessary, speeding up the building process. The kits feature a large number of ways that models can be customized, and kit-bashing models is a good way to spruce them up and to make use of [[BitzBox spare bitz lying around]].

Possibly even more important than assembling the models is painting them. It's generally seen as very bad form to field an unpainted army, especially for factions like the Space Marines that have many different chapters and where a lot of the models look exactly alike, making painting them the accepted way to determine which particular chapter you're playing. Painting models to a "tabletop" quality level[[note]]painted well enough so that the models don't look sloppy at an at-the-table perspective and particular factions are easily distinguished[[/note]] is considered the norm, and tournaments will often require a certain level of completion of painting, but players can put as much or as little effort into it as they wish, although they're often encouraged to go beyond tabletop quality. GW produces painting guides and a limited number of free online tutorials, but other tutorials are readily available through Website/YouTube and dedicated painting sites. GW uses Citadel products for its models, paints, glues, and tools, and all of its painting methods and tutorials are built around using them, but equivalents from other companies are readily available, and tutorials will vary wildly between paints, glues, and other materials. There are ''many'' different ways to go about painting models, and settling on one is up to the player's tastes and budget and the availability of supplies...the general rule is "find what works for you and run with it."

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One of the major aspects of 40K, aside from the gameplay, is the actual work that goes into the miniatures. Just like any other model kit, 40K minis come unassembled and unpainted, and it's up to the player to put in the legwork to literally build their army. The model kits come in a variety of ways, such as single blister packs or boxes that contain one model (such as an HQ, tank, or large creature), model, a boxed unit (such as Eldar Guardians or Ork Boyz) unit, or as larger box sets that contain many models and allow the player to obtain a large chunk of his army at once. Models are generally glued together piecemeal using plastic or super glue (for plastic and resin, respectively), but the starter kits' minis are designed to be snapped together with limited gluing necessary, speeding up the building process. The kits feature a large number of ways that models can be customized, and kit-bashing models is a good way to spruce them up and to make use of [[BitzBox spare bitz lying around]].

Possibly even more important than assembling the models is painting them. It's generally seen as very bad form to field an unpainted army, especially for factions like the Space Marines that have many different chapters and where a lot of the models look exactly alike, making painting them the accepted way to determine which particular chapter you're playing. Painting models to a "tabletop" quality level[[note]]painted well enough so that the models don't look sloppy at an at-the-table perspective and particular factions are easily distinguished[[/note]] is considered the norm, and tournaments will often require a certain level of completion of painting, but players can put as much or as little effort into it as they wish, although they're often encouraged to go beyond tabletop quality. GW produces painting guides and a limited number of free online tutorials, but other tutorials are readily available through Website/YouTube and dedicated painting sites. GW uses Citadel products for its models, paints, glues, and tools, and all of its painting methods and tutorials are built around using them, but equivalents from other companies are readily available, and tutorials will vary wildly between paints, glues, and other materials. There are ''many'' different ways to go about painting models, and settling on one is up to the player's tastes and budget and the availability of supplies...the general rule is "find what works for you and run with it."



* ''TabletopGame/RogueTrader'': The first game by this name was the original name for 1st Edition Warhammer 40K. The second is the 2009 follow up to ''Dark Heresy'', an RPG that is about exploration, adventure in what has been called a grimdark version of ''Franchise/StarTrek''.

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* ''TabletopGame/RogueTrader'': The first game by this name was the original name for 1st Edition Warhammer 40K. The second is the 2009 follow up to ''Dark Heresy'', an RPG that is about exploration, exploration and adventure in what has been called a grimdark version of ''Franchise/StarTrek''.



** ''VideoGame/DawnOfWarIII'': A sequel to the second Dawn of War series, again developed by Relic Entertainment but now published by SEGA.
* ''VideoGame/FireWarrior'': A FirstPersonShooter. You play as a Tau Fire Warrior. There is also a novelization of the game which [[AdaptationExpansion greatly expands on the story and characters]] so much that could be considered it's own entity.

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** ''VideoGame/DawnOfWarIII'': A sequel to the second Dawn ''Dawn of War War'' series, again developed by Relic Entertainment but now published by SEGA.
* ''VideoGame/FireWarrior'': A FirstPersonShooter. You FirstPersonShooter where you play as a Tau Fire Warrior. There is also a novelization of the game which [[AdaptationExpansion greatly expands on the story and characters]] so much that it could be considered it's its own entity.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Conquest}}'': an LCG based on the franchise. It pits different armies against each other for the control of a planetary system.
* ''[[TabletopGame/AssassinorumExecutionForce Assassinorum: Execution Force]]'': A 2015 limited-release board game in which a quartet of Imperial Assassins attempt to stop a Chaos Sorcerer from opening a Warp rift in the heart of the Segmentum Solar.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Conquest}}'': an An LCG based on the franchise. It pits different armies against each other for the control of a planetary system.
* ''[[TabletopGame/AssassinorumExecutionForce Assassinorum: Execution Force]]'': ''TabletopGame/AssassinorumExecutionForce'': A 2015 limited-release board game in which a quartet of Imperial Assassins attempt to stop a Chaos Sorcerer from opening a Warp rift in the heart of the Segmentum Solar.
6th Sep '16 11:25:45 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'': A series of web videos, asking the question of what exactly would happen if the Emperor of Mankind could ask about the current state of the Warhammer 40,000 universe. Hilarity Ensues as the Emperor proceeds to have some... colorful critiques about the universe as well as its numerous Retcons over the years, and begins some changes.

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* ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'': A series of web videos, asking the question of what exactly would happen if the Emperor of Mankind could ask about the current state of the Warhammer 40,000 universe. Hilarity Ensues HilarityEnsues as the Emperor proceeds to have some... colorful critiques about the universe as well as its numerous Retcons over the years, and begins some changes.
22nd Aug '16 6:30:59 AM Willbyr
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The problem is, as bad as the Imperium is, all the other major factions [[BlackAndGrayMorality are just as bad, and in many cases far worse]]. The [[SpaceElves Eldar]], an [[{{Precursors}} ancient, mysterious]] and [[TheChessmaster manipulative]] race hovering near extinction, contrive wars that see billions of other species dead so that ''[[MoralMyopia small]] [[ItsAllAboutMe villages]]'' of their own may survive, while their depraved cousins, the [[EvilCounterpart Dark Eldar]], [[ForTheEvulz happily perpetuate]] [[CruelAndUnusualDeath mass slaughter]] and ColdBloodedTorture to stave off the eternal punishment looming over their entire species. The [[BugWar Tyranids]], a [[HordeOfAlienLocusts mysterious, ever-hungering]] [[OutsideContextVillain extra-galactic race]] guided by a malevolent HiveMind, are rampaging across the galaxy, [[PlanetEater consuming planets']] ''[[PlanetEater biospheres]]'' to evolve and become stronger. The [[KillerRobot Necrons]], once TheRemnant of an ancient alien civilization and now vast legions of [[ClarkesThirdLaw incredibly advanced]], [[ImmortalityImmorality undying]], [[RobotWar living metal warriors]], are awakening after millions of years of slumber to reclaim a galaxy they see as rightfully theirs and scour away the taint of organic life. The [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orks]], a genetically-engineered warrior species who [[AlienKudzu infest]] every corner of the galaxy, [[AxCrazy cheerfully kill anything and anyone they come across]] -- including each other, if nothing better presents itself -- because it's [[AlwaysChaoticEvil literally hard-wired into their genetic code to do so]]... and because [[BloodKnight it's fun]]. The [[NaiveNewcomer Tau]], a comparatively small and young race with an insurgent cross-species empire on the galaxy's fringe, readily seek new allies through diplomacy, but are [[UnreliableNarrator reputed]] to absorb those who refuse through [[EarthShatteringKaboom orbital bombardment]], [[TheEvilsOfFreeWill concentration camps]] and possibly [[MassHypnosis mind]] [[HappinessInSlavery control]], [[WellIntentionedExtremist all to further]] [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans their philosophy of the "Greater Good"]]. The common foe of all is [[TheLegionsOfHell the forces of Chaos]], which lives and thrives in the Warp, [[TheCorruption corrupts all it touches]], [[UltimateEvil is the root cause of much of the setting's darkness]] and is known for ''light-years''-wide [[NegativeSpaceWedgie holes in reality]] through which countless [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Daemons]] and [[EvilCounterpart corrupted]] [[TheDarkSide daemon-powered]] {{Super Soldier}}s periodically emerge while attempting to bring the universe to further ruin.

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The problem is, as bad as the Imperium is, all the other major factions [[BlackAndGrayMorality are just as bad, and in many cases far worse]]. The [[SpaceElves Eldar]], an [[{{Precursors}} ancient, mysterious]] and [[TheChessmaster manipulative]] race hovering near extinction, contrive wars that see billions of from other species dead so that ''[[MoralMyopia small]] mere]] [[ItsAllAboutMe villages]]'' thousands]]'' of their own may survive, while their depraved cousins, the [[EvilCounterpart Dark Eldar]], [[ForTheEvulz happily perpetuate]] [[CruelAndUnusualDeath mass slaughter]] and ColdBloodedTorture to stave off the eternal punishment looming over their entire species. The [[BugWar Tyranids]], a [[HordeOfAlienLocusts mysterious, ever-hungering]] [[OutsideContextVillain extra-galactic race]] guided by a malevolent HiveMind, are rampaging across the galaxy, [[PlanetEater consuming planets']] ''[[PlanetEater biospheres]]'' to evolve and become stronger. The [[KillerRobot Necrons]], once TheRemnant of an ancient alien civilization and now transformed into vast legions of [[ClarkesThirdLaw incredibly advanced]], [[ImmortalityImmorality undying]], [[RobotWar living metal warriors]], are awakening after millions of years of slumber to reclaim a galaxy they see as rightfully theirs and scour away the taint of organic life. The [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orks]], a genetically-engineered warrior species who [[AlienKudzu infest]] every corner of the galaxy, [[AxCrazy cheerfully kill anything and anyone they come across]] -- including each other, if nothing better presents itself -- because it's [[AlwaysChaoticEvil literally hard-wired into their genetic code to do so]]... and because [[BloodKnight it's fun]]. The [[NaiveNewcomer Tau]], a comparatively small and young race with an insurgent cross-species empire on the galaxy's fringe, readily seek new allies through diplomacy, but are [[UnreliableNarrator reputed]] to absorb those who refuse through [[EarthShatteringKaboom orbital bombardment]], [[TheEvilsOfFreeWill concentration camps]] and possibly [[MassHypnosis mind]] [[HappinessInSlavery control]], [[WellIntentionedExtremist all to further]] [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans their philosophy of the "Greater Good"]]. The common foe of all is [[TheLegionsOfHell the forces of Chaos]], which lives and thrives in the Warp, [[TheCorruption corrupts all it touches]], [[UltimateEvil is the root cause of much of the setting's darkness]] and is known for ''light-years''-wide [[NegativeSpaceWedgie holes in reality]] through which countless [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Daemons]] daemons]] and [[EvilCounterpart corrupted]] [[TheDarkSide daemon-powered]] {{Super Soldier}}s periodically emerge while attempting to bring the universe to further ruin.
22nd Aug '16 4:30:52 AM jormis29
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* ''Literature/DarkHeresy'': A series of novels written by Creator/SandyMitchell based on the [[TabletopGame/DarkHeresy tabletop rpg of the same name]]
15th Aug '16 5:12:08 PM Willbyr
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In the distant past, humanity held immeasurable power and glory, but no longer. Now, the game's central faction, the [[TheEmpire Imperium of Man]], is a [[{{Dystopia}} paranoid, fascist]] [[TheTheocracy theocratic state]] which spans the galaxy but is struggling mightily to maintain its grip on its territory. Its {{messia|nicArchetype}}h was [[Literature/HorusHeresy laid low by his most beloved son]] and has been locked up on life support for more than ten millennia, [[AndIMustScream physically dead yet psychically conscious]]. The Ecclesiarchy, an incomprehensibly vast ChurchMilitant, [[CorruptChurch commits horrible atrocities in his name (but against his philosophy)]] on an almost-daily basis. The {{Space Marine}}s, capricious, fanatical, [[BioAugmentation genetically engineered]] KnightTemplar {{Super Soldier}}s and the [[AmazonBrigade Sisters of Battle]], equally fanatical, [[KillItWithFire pyromaniacal]] [[ChurchMilitant battle nuns]] serve as the Imperium's special forces, while the [[RedShirtArmy Imperial Guard]], its ''trillions''-strong regular army, takes [[WeHaveReserves disregard for human life]] to new and interesting extremes. A futuristic [[StateSec Inquisition]] ruthlessly hunts down anyone with even the ''slightest'' taint of the heretic, the mutant, or the [[FantasticRacism alien]], even going as far as [[EarthShatteringKaboom destroying entire planets]], ''[[NoKillLikeOverkill just to be sure]]''. Science and technology have [[MedievalStasis scarcely progressed for ten thousand years]], because they are treated with fear, [[LostTechnology ignorance]] and [[CargoCult magical superstition]] and the [[{{Cyborg}} Adeptus Mechanicus]], the secretive, [[CyberneticsWillEatYourSoul deranged]] [[MachineWorship machine cult]] that maintains the Imperium's technological base [[OlderIsBetter by and large sees innovation as blasphemy against the wisdom of the ancients]]. The Warp, the Imperium's only means of FasterThanLightTravel, carries with it a good chance of [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace being ripped apart by daemons in more ways than one]], and [[HumanResources the souls of psychic humans]] are [[PoweredByAForsakenChild consumed in the thousands per day]] to not only power the Astronomican, the psychic navigation aid used to negotiate Warpspace, but to fuel the Emperor's life support mechanism.

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In the distant past, humanity held immeasurable power and glory, but no longer. Now, the game's central faction, the [[TheEmpire Imperium of Man]], is a [[{{Dystopia}} paranoid, fascist]] [[TheTheocracy theocratic state]] which spans the galaxy but is struggling mightily to maintain its grip on its territory. Its {{messia|nicArchetype}}h was [[Literature/HorusHeresy laid low by his most beloved son]] and has been locked up on life support for more than ten millennia, [[AndIMustScream physically dead yet psychically conscious]]. The Ecclesiarchy, an incomprehensibly vast ChurchMilitant, [[ChurchMilitant Ecclesiarchy]] [[CorruptChurch commits horrible atrocities in his name (but against his philosophy)]] on an almost-daily basis. The {{Space Marine}}s, capricious, fanatical, [[BioAugmentation genetically engineered]] KnightTemplar {{Super Soldier}}s and the [[AmazonBrigade Sisters of Battle]], equally fanatical, [[KillItWithFire pyromaniacal]] [[ChurchMilitant battle nuns]] serve as the Imperium's special forces, while the [[RedShirtArmy Imperial Guard]], its ''trillions''-strong regular army, takes [[WeHaveReserves disregard for human life]] to new and interesting extremes. A futuristic [[StateSec Inquisition]] ruthlessly hunts down anyone with even the ''slightest'' taint of the heretic, the mutant, or the [[FantasticRacism alien]], even going as far as [[EarthShatteringKaboom destroying entire planets]], ''[[NoKillLikeOverkill just to be sure]]''. Science and technology have [[MedievalStasis scarcely progressed for ten thousand years]], partly because they are treated with fear, [[LostTechnology ignorance]] and [[CargoCult magical superstition]] superstition]], and partly because the [[{{Cyborg}} Adeptus Mechanicus]], the secretive, [[CyberneticsWillEatYourSoul deranged]] [[MachineWorship machine cult]] that maintains the Imperium's technological base base, [[OlderIsBetter by and large sees innovation as blasphemy against the wisdom of the ancients]]. The Warp, the Imperium's only means of FasterThanLightTravel, carries with it a good chance of [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace being ripped apart by daemons in more ways than one]], and [[HumanResources the souls of psychic humans]] are [[PoweredByAForsakenChild consumed in the thousands per day]] to not only power the Astronomican, the psychic navigation aid used to negotiate Warpspace, but to fuel the Emperor's life support mechanism.



* ''VideoGame/EisenhornXenos'': A third-person action game based on the novel Xenos, the first book of the ''Literature/{{Eisenhorn}}'' trilogy.

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* ''VideoGame/EisenhornXenos'': A third-person action game based on the novel Xenos, ''Xenos'', the first book of the ''Literature/{{Eisenhorn}}'' trilogy.
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* ''VideoGame/EisenhornXenos'': A third-person action game based on the novel Xenos, the first book of the ''Literature/{{Eisenhorn}}''trilogy.

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* ''VideoGame/EisenhornXenos'': A third-person action game based on the novel Xenos, the first book of the ''Literature/{{Eisenhorn}}''trilogy.''Literature/{{Eisenhorn}}'' trilogy.
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* ''VideoGame/EisenhornXenos'': A third-person action game based on the novel Xenos, the first book of the ''Literature/{{Eisenhorn}}''trilogy.
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In the distant past, humanity held immeasurable power and glory, but no longer. Now, the game's central faction, the [[TheEmpire Imperium of Man]], is a [[{{Dystopia}} paranoid, fascist]] [[TheTheocracy theocratic state]] which spans the galaxy but is struggling mightily to maintain its grip on its territory. Its {{messia|nicArchetype}}h was [[Literature/HorusHeresy laid low by his most beloved son]] and has been locked up on life support for more than ten millennia, [[AndIMustScream physically dead yet psychically conscious]]. The Ecclesiarchy, an incomprehensibly vast ChurchMilitant, [[CorruptChurch commits horrible atrocities in his name (but against his philosophy)]] on an almost-daily basis. The {{Space Marine}}s, capricious, fanatical, [[BioAugmentation genetically engineered]] KnightTemplar {{Super Soldier}}s and the [[AmazonBrigade Sisters of Battle]] equally fanatical, [[KillItWithFire pyromaniacal]] [[ChurchMilitant battle nuns]] serve as the Imperium's special forces, while the [[RedShirtArmy Imperial Guard]], its ''trillions''-strong regular army, takes [[WeHaveReserves disregard for human life]] to new and interesting extremes. A futuristic [[StateSec Inquisition]] ruthlessly hunts down anyone with even the ''slightest'' taint of the heretic, the mutant, or the [[FantasticRacism alien]], even going as far as [[EarthShatteringKaboom destroying entire planets]], ''[[NoKillLikeOverkill just to be sure]]''. Science and technology have [[MedievalStasis scarcely progressed for ten thousand years]], because they are treated with fear, [[LostTechnology ignorance]] and [[CargoCult magical superstition]] and the [[{{Cyborg}} Adeptus Mechanicus]], the secretive, [[CyberneticsWillEatYourSoul deranged]] [[MachineWorship machine cult]] that maintains the Imperium's technological base [[OlderIsBetter by and large sees innovation as blasphemy against the wisdom of the ancients]]. The Warp, the Imperium's only means of FasterThanLightTravel, carries with it a good chance of [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace being ripped apart by daemons in more ways than one]], and [[HumanResources the souls of psychic humans]] are [[PoweredByAForsakenChild consumed in the thousands per day]] to not only power the Astronomican, the psychic navigation aid used to negotiate Warpspace, but to fuel the Emperor's life support mechanism.

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In the distant past, humanity held immeasurable power and glory, but no longer. Now, the game's central faction, the [[TheEmpire Imperium of Man]], is a [[{{Dystopia}} paranoid, fascist]] [[TheTheocracy theocratic state]] which spans the galaxy but is struggling mightily to maintain its grip on its territory. Its {{messia|nicArchetype}}h was [[Literature/HorusHeresy laid low by his most beloved son]] and has been locked up on life support for more than ten millennia, [[AndIMustScream physically dead yet psychically conscious]]. The Ecclesiarchy, an incomprehensibly vast ChurchMilitant, [[CorruptChurch commits horrible atrocities in his name (but against his philosophy)]] on an almost-daily basis. The {{Space Marine}}s, capricious, fanatical, [[BioAugmentation genetically engineered]] KnightTemplar {{Super Soldier}}s and the [[AmazonBrigade Sisters of Battle]] Battle]], equally fanatical, [[KillItWithFire pyromaniacal]] [[ChurchMilitant battle nuns]] serve as the Imperium's special forces, while the [[RedShirtArmy Imperial Guard]], its ''trillions''-strong regular army, takes [[WeHaveReserves disregard for human life]] to new and interesting extremes. A futuristic [[StateSec Inquisition]] ruthlessly hunts down anyone with even the ''slightest'' taint of the heretic, the mutant, or the [[FantasticRacism alien]], even going as far as [[EarthShatteringKaboom destroying entire planets]], ''[[NoKillLikeOverkill just to be sure]]''. Science and technology have [[MedievalStasis scarcely progressed for ten thousand years]], because they are treated with fear, [[LostTechnology ignorance]] and [[CargoCult magical superstition]] and the [[{{Cyborg}} Adeptus Mechanicus]], the secretive, [[CyberneticsWillEatYourSoul deranged]] [[MachineWorship machine cult]] that maintains the Imperium's technological base [[OlderIsBetter by and large sees innovation as blasphemy against the wisdom of the ancients]]. The Warp, the Imperium's only means of FasterThanLightTravel, carries with it a good chance of [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace being ripped apart by daemons in more ways than one]], and [[HumanResources the souls of psychic humans]] are [[PoweredByAForsakenChild consumed in the thousands per day]] to not only power the Astronomican, the psychic navigation aid used to negotiate Warpspace, but to fuel the Emperor's life support mechanism.
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