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Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/04 21:42:26


Post by: Tyzarion_Kronius


Basically you would be dropped into a random Imperium of Man world during 40k era and upon having made it in the Imperium for a year, you would receive 100 million $/£/€ tax-free and be returned to our universe.

Do you take the deal?


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/04 21:47:16


Post by: Jimsolo


Hell yes. It's a gamble, but I'll take it.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/04 21:50:22


Post by: Mad Doc Grotsnik


No.

Because I’d die in absolutely no time flat.

Too outspoken. Too liberal. Too educated. Too knowledgeable about stuff.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/04 21:52:06


Post by: Hellebore


The chances of being killed are higher than you realise. Random planet means a very high likelihood of ending up in an inhospitable world.

Even in an industrialised world, there's little worker safety, no unions, ridiculous long hours, partially understood machinery that will crush you because no one knows how to fix it.

Life is cheap.

Also, we have no idea how genetically acceptable modern humans are to the imperium - for all we know, we are too genetically deviant from the standard human genome as accepted by the imperium 38,000 years from now


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/04 21:59:50


Post by: Mad Doc Grotsnik


Not to mention damage from mental health and the general environment.

On a Hive World, you’re talking inhabitants that have thousands of generations to breed in survivor traits. People better able to breathe poor air, survive on minimal nutrition, especially where Vitamin D is concerned.

Me? I’m prone to anxiety and depression. So that’s another strike against me for lasting even a week in 40k.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/04 22:51:26


Post by: Excommunicatus


 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
People better able to breathe poor air, survive on minimal nutrition, especially where Vitamin D is concerned.


Seems like growing up in Britain would be adequate preparation.

Pollution, Pot Noodles and perpetual twilight. Give me a bag of Space Raiders and I'm in.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/04 23:14:14


Post by: Argive


 Excommunicatus wrote:
 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
People better able to breathe poor air, survive on minimal nutrition, especially where Vitamin D is concerned.


Seems like growing up in Britain would be adequate preparation.

Pollution, Pot Noodles and perpetual twilight. Give me a bag of Space Raiders and I'm in.


Don't forget a diet of chip butties...


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/04 23:52:42


Post by: Imateria


 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
No.

Because I’d die in absolutely no time flat.

Too outspoken. Too liberal. Too educated. Too knowledgeable about stuff.

Pretty much this.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/04 23:59:57


Post by: ccs


Nope.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 00:01:15


Post by: Elbows


Sure, I'd go on an Eldar Craftworld for a year.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 00:21:04


Post by: flandarz


 Elbows wrote:
Sure, I'd go on an Eldar Craftworld for a year.


The OP specifies that it's a random Imperial world. So no easy pass for you.

As for me, I'll decline. I could probably make it 6 months or so just on my physical fitness and my experience with dealing with jackass leaders (veteran here), but the Imperium is a whole nother thing altogether. It's practically a death sentence to anyone who doesn't have great financial wealth already.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 00:23:00


Post by: Ishagu


Could land on a pleasure world...


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 00:25:26


Post by: flandarz


 Ishagu wrote:
Could land on a pleasure world...


Maybe, but I'd say the chances for that are pretty low. And without wealth, your life would still suck pretty bad. Just maybe not AS bad as being on, say, Cadia.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 00:32:29


Post by: The Newman


And if none of that does you in you have to worry about the planet you landed on winding up in the path of a Waaagh / Hive Fleet / Chaos Incursion / Dark Eldar raid / mis-aimed Exterminus / non-mis-aimed Exterminus / etc.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 00:39:07


Post by: Argive


 flandarz wrote:
 Ishagu wrote:
Could land on a pleasure world...


Maybe, but I'd say the chances for that are pretty low. And without wealth, your life would still suck pretty bad. Just maybe not AS bad as being on, say, Cadia.


Wouldint they have a slave class on pleasure worlds though?

What if you end up being a servitor lol...

Id give it a shot why not!
Fingers crossed if I do land in the crapper, hope its not a nurgelite invasion...
I think that's the worse outcome as everything else would be rather quick outside of a slow environmental related death in a squalid hive/industrial world.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 00:43:08


Post by: Excommunicatus


Even if a Craftworld was an option, the Aeldari view humans as little more than vermin. Why would they tolerate you?

I reckon you'd last longer in the path of a Waagh! than you would trying to hobnob with the Elves.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 00:44:21


Post by: Elbows


If it's just the Imperium, you'd still stand a 99% chance of landing on a world not embroiled in war. The sheer scope of the universe means that even "big wars" are minuscule by comparison.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 00:47:22


Post by: Ishagu


Could land on one of the 500 worlds of Ultramar. Might be possible to convince someone to send a message to Guilliman or Cawl. Either one would be happy to look after you as you can entertain them with stories of what is to them, pre history.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 00:53:45


Post by: Excommunicatus


The OP doesn't mention anything about being hailed as a super-cool chill saviour-type.

You couldn't get a message to them and if you did, they wouldn't care or you'd be executed.

You're just A.N.Other person; you're not the protagonist.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 00:58:02


Post by: Seabass


money is n good if you aren't alive to spend it.

that said, id still do it if it was POD, because that's about what my daughter's school will cost


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 00:58:32


Post by: flandarz


The chances to get one of those "ideal" situations is probably smaller than just winning the real lottery and getting 100 million bucks. The vast majority of Imperial worlds would not be kind to you.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 01:40:24


Post by: Bdrone


not even for 100 billion.

this is the kind of setting where the view is a farther away one. through time and dimensions away and with giant signs in platinum powder saying "DO NOT CROSS" levels of faraway.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 02:14:23


Post by: catbarf


 Elbows wrote:
If it's just the Imperium, you'd still stand a 99% chance of landing on a world not embroiled in war. The sheer scope of the universe means that even "big wars" are minuscule by comparison.


You could even land on a habitual warzone and still probably be fine. 40K treats centuries the way the real world treats years; you could have a planet that's been invaded eight times in M40 alone and that's... an invasion every 125 years.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 02:25:19


Post by: ERJAK


No one on earth would last more than 15 minutes.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 03:12:52


Post by: Ginjitzu


For those of you saying that the 40k universe is largely peaceable, and that war isn't actually all that common, I offer the following:
40k rulebook wrote:It is a universe you can live today - if you dare - for this is a dark and terrible era where you will fine little comfort or hope. If you want to take part in the adventure, then prepare yourself now. Forget the power of technology, science and common humanity. Forget the promise of progress and understanding, for there is no peace amongst the stars, only an eternity of carnage and slaughter and the laughter of thirsting gods.
and
40k tagline wrote:In the grim darkness of the far future there is only war.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 03:29:43


Post by: 123ply


I think a day or even a week is more realistic tbh.
Id spend a day for a million lol


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 06:05:36


Post by: Big Mac


If I was promised to be perpetual for the time there, sure. The 100 million of whatever currency is not even the slightest tempting. Imagine if you could smuggle back some future tech or STC, you would own the world in everything but name.

And like others have said, you can’t spend your money if you’re dead, and in 40k you will most certainly die multiple times in the year span. Those of us think they can survive past a month are kidding themselves, even if you’re the survivalist type in our present world. You probably die from a mosquito bite in 40k.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 06:27:28


Post by: VAYASEN


Pretty sure I am the emperor of mankind and I will be around for all this down the line anyway.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 06:30:28


Post by: BrianDavion


 Big Mac wrote:
If I was promised to be perpetual for the time there, sure. The 100 million of whatever currency is not even the slightest tempting. Imagine if you could smuggle back some future tech or STC, you would own the world in everything but name.

And like others have said, you can’t spend your money if you’re dead, and in 40k you will most certainly die multiple times in the year span. Those of us think they can survive past a month are kidding themselves, even if you’re the survivalist type in our present world. You probably die from a mosquito bite in 40k.


only assuming that future tech could be reliabkly built. otherwise you're "gifting a computer to Leonardo"


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 06:32:30


Post by: flandarz


Eh. The human body is surprisingly resilient. I'd say, short of an actual mortal wound or succumbing to temperature and/or dehydration, even an unhealthy human would make it a solid week to a week and a half. 3-4 months if you can manage to secure even a modicum of food, water, and safety is what I'd consider the mean survival time of an average modern human in the 40k universe. A physical fit human with a variety of defense and survival skills has at least a chance to make it the full year (though, no doubt, they'd be on death's door by the end).

Of course, the primary concern IS the extremely high chance of a mortal wounding.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 07:22:38


Post by: Duskweaver


I think dying within the first 15 minutes is one of the better outcomes you could hope for.

Meanwhile, Ishagu has landed on a pleasure world and has to spend a year as a slave giving 'intimate massages' to Cardinal Dershowitz* and High Lord Joffrey von Epstein. Vayasen is in the dungeons of the Inquisition where some very persistent people with scalpels are explaining to him in excruciating detail that he's not the Emperor, he's a very naughty heretic. And Big Mac has been turned into a toilet-cleaning servitor after getting caught trying to steal fragments of an STC system from a forge world.

* At least the Cardinal keeps his underpants on.**

** Unfortunately, he is 364 years old and as mad as a box of squigs, so he keeps them on his head.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 07:59:28


Post by: LoftyS


Only if it's a planet about to surrender to the Tau.

Otherwise, hecc no


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 08:13:57


Post by: Karol


 Excommunicatus wrote:
Even if a Craftworld was an option, the Aeldari view humans as little more than vermin. Why would they tolerate you?

I reckon you'd last longer in the path of a Waagh! than you would trying to hobnob with the Elves.


don't eldar have zoos and stuff?

In general outside of war time live in the empire does not seem to be much different then normal life on earth right now. Maybe the technology is better, but aside of that stuff is more or less the same.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 11:39:18


Post by: Apple fox


A human suddenly popping up on a imperial world, assuming it’s not one to do with wars directly.
It would depend I think more on the specific local people, and if they see you pop into existence.

Outside of that, you could not recognise anything, and outside of maybe being psychic and tested they may assume you have had a psychic mess with your mind.
Not knowing anything about the worlds, laws and people.
Local officials won’t be asking if you know any chaos gods, would be local gangs, and things. Maybe a cult, and anything more would probably be taken as above there pay grade.

If you start going off about the emperors dead’s like you where there, they may consider you a possible saint. And push it up the chain, you would be gone before anything gets done.

But I think most people would be ok if they where set and a bit prepared mentally. Not for me for that money, but I could see a lot of people making a good go at it.


Or you could end up in the worst part of necromunda for you, specifically.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 11:46:08


Post by: Excommunicatus


You have to have shots to go to India and the water there will make you sick if you're not used to it.

That's today, on this planet.

Who knows what kind of germs and bacteria are floating around 40,000 years into the future on a totally unknown (to us) planet.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 11:46:42


Post by: vipoid


What about 100 million to spend a week in Commorragh?


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 11:48:06


Post by: CthuluIsSpy


That depends, will I be immortal or respawn in the real world upon death? Because if no, then the deal is absolutely pointless.


Automatically Appended Next Post:
 vipoid wrote:
What about 100 million to spend a week in Commorragh?


Remember to bring the lube and the pain killers.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 11:54:01


Post by: Ishagu


There is a chance of being able to influence events in the 40k, funny enough, but it would depend on where you land and who you can speak to.

Imagine landing on one of the ships that are seeking information and truth in the name of the Primarch, or some more mentally well balanced Rogue Trader.
You could tell the Imperium that Lion L Johnson is alive and sleeping somewhere on the Rock.

But you could also end up on Cammoragh, in which case no volume of money could ever be worth the experience.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 11:55:45


Post by: Not Online!!!


Depends alot on the place you are sent, some backwater in the imperium that is far removed from any actual threat, like most worlds probably are, and you are preety much golden, maybee your living standards decrease, maybee they increase, difficult to estimate due to literal medieval worlds existing nearby vast industrial complexes.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 12:55:15


Post by: G00fySmiley


 Ishagu wrote:
There is a chance of being able to influence events in the 40k, funny enough, but it would depend on where you land and who you can speak to.

Imagine landing on one of the ships that are seeking information and truth in the name of the Primarch, or some more mentally well balanced Rogue Trader.
You could tell the Imperium that Lion L Johnson is alive and sleeping somewhere on the Rock.

But you could also end up on Cammoragh, in which case no volume of money could ever be worth the experience.


because a visit to Cammoragh would be pricless?

but yea i mean you might have info but i feel like the fact that you have info would likely get you killed. by itself. "you say the lion is awake under the rock, bold claim you will live if this information is true and be rewarded but must a company me there to find out " *goes to the rock* *murdered by dark angels*

for a million though maybe best to hit a manifactorum for a year, do some hard work, maybe due to current skills, like in my case, electronic repair (or insert a skill any person might have, farming, beurocracy etc.) actually be seen as useful and hope for no invasions?


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 14:36:07


Post by: -Guardsman-


For 100 million? Yes, I'd be willing, provided I have some time to prepare beforehand (e.g. learn the language beforehand, and so on). It's a harsh world, but normal people do live in it. It's not just badasses, but also workers, scribes, mothers, etc.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 15:09:17


Post by: Nurglitch


Those normal people are usually armed to what few teeth they have left, and occasionally have gang-wars over who gets to be the dirt-farmers/sump-dwellers/manufactorum-serfs/mendicant-pilgrims.

You couldn't pay me enough to spend any time in the Dark Millennium.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 16:06:08


Post by: Stormonu


I cannot imagine this would end well, as the only one who could probably perform this would be one of the Chaos gods (probably Tzeench)

I wouldn’t take this up for many reasons
- Wouldn’t speak the language
- No or little resistance to diseases that have had millennia to evolve
- No assurance of having 40K currency, food or shelter on arrival
- No idea what the planetary conditions would be like
- No idea what I’d do for a living
- Likelyhood of ending up in a war zone, or possible conscription into a war zone
- No idea how an inquisitor might view me

Better just to try and win the lottery, says I


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 16:44:59


Post by: Headlss


Keep your mouth shut and you'll be fine.

Provided no cheating by the chaos gods that brought you there. No cheating means:

1)basic immunity to the normal desieses in the local population. If a plague hits your world and wipes out half the population you take your chances like everyone else. But you don't die in the first 2 weeks from the flu.

2) basic ablity to blend in and not be scooped up as a spy or a heritic. Means you speak the local language, and you resemble the local acceptable human standard.

3)cover story about how you got there. You can blow your cover story if you want, and tell them you have a bet with ruinous powers, and are actully a time shifting alien from the acient past with forbidden knowledge of several very secretive and angry cults deepest and most forbidden mysteries. But the choas gods don't tip anyone off, and your method of appearance doesn't blow your cover.

In that case you could make it, I don't think I would take the deal, I don't make bets with ruinous powers. But I could make it. Keep your head down mouth shut and do as your told. If war comes to your planet do your part and keep faith with the Emperor.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 16:52:38


Post by: Ratius


- Wouldn’t speak the language
- No or little resistance to diseases that have had millennia to evolve
- No assurance of having 40K currency, food or shelter on arrival
- No idea what the planetary conditions would be like
- No idea what I’d do for a living
- Likelyhood of ending up in a war zone, or possible conscription into a war zone
- No idea how an inquisitor might view me


Pretty much this

Coupled to that I couldnt even explain them useful technology like how a circuit breaker works or a dynamo or a microchip.
Actual engineers from our time might have a field day though. Well either that or be shot by the Mechanicus.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 16:54:36


Post by: SeanDavid1991


Headlss wrote:
Keep your mouth shut and you'll be fine.

Provided no cheating by the chaos gods that brought you there. No cheating means:

1)basic immunity to the normal desieses in the local population. If a plague hits your world and wipes out half the population you take your chances like everyone else. But you don't die in the first 2 weeks from the flu.

2) basic ablity to blend in and not be scooped up as a spy or a heritic. Means you speak the local language, and you resemble the local acceptable human standard.

3)cover story about how you got there. You can blow your cover story if you want, and tell them you have a bet with ruinous powers, and are actully a time shifting alien from the acient past with forbidden knowledge of several very secretive and angry cults deepest and most forbidden mysteries. But the choas gods don't tip anyone off, and your method of appearance doesn't blow your cover.

In that case you could make it, I don't think I would take the deal, I don't make bets with ruinous powers. But I could make it. Keep your head down mouth shut and do as your told. If war comes to your planet do your part and keep faith with the Emperor.


If it was the terms of this to no cheating. I'd be tempted but unsure.

If it is literally me as I am now and *zwoop* in there. Then no. 100% not.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 17:05:08


Post by: Headlss


But we all know ruinous powers cheet. So you would have to have the Laughing god, or the big E betting on you, to keep the chaos gods honest. Those guys don't give a gak about your Hundred million, or a petty lityle thing like your soul. No those guys play for high stakes. So if they are part of a bet that teleports you through time and space (and genera) to a "random" world you better believe something is going to "randomly" happen to it.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 17:08:12


Post by: SeanDavid1991


Headlss wrote:
But we all know ruinous powers cheet. So you would have to have the Laughing god, or the big E betting on you, to keep the chaos gods honest. Those guys don't give a gak about your Hundred million, or a petty lityle thing like your soul. No those guys play for high stakes. So if they are part of a bet that teleports you through time and space (and genera) to a "random" world you better believe something is going to "randomly" happen to it.


If it was an event where I knew it was a divine bet. One set of divine being wanting me to live. The other to not. I;d be more tempted to say yes. Just to see what crazy gak happens and how I could be deus ex machina'd out of situations.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 17:23:38


Post by: flandarz


40k Imperium is pretty much Victorian England sprinkled with the Spanish Inquisition and with a copious dab of future guns. Poor sanitation, poor living conditions, poor working environments, and the constant threat that the 30 cents and/or any deviant statement (like "this sucks") you made that week will make you a target for murder. Chances are that, unless you're extraordinarily lucky or physically fit and skilled, one of these things will catch up to you before the year is up.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 17:40:04


Post by: Tibs Ironblood


Well I can't speak low gothic and I'm not immunized to the countless possible diseases and illnesses in the 40k universe so heck no. I'd be unable to communicate and exposure to just about anything will have me dead from the plague. Assuming those technicalities were not a thing then still probably not. Chances are I'd still be dead, but I might risk it. Put myself off as a saint preaching the greatness of the God emperor. Use my out of universe knowledge to sway people.

Or may just get really lucky and land on a good world.... OR be equally as likely to end up on Catachan and if that's the case I'm just shooting myself as fast as possible.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 17:59:14


Post by: Daedalus81


I prefer to take my chances on a lottery ticket which have odds of winning better than odds of survival in 40k.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 18:20:04


Post by: Headlss


 flandarz wrote:
40k Imperium is pretty much Victorian England sprinkled with the Spanish Inquisition and with a copious dab of future guns. Poor sanitation, poor living conditions, poor working environments, and the constant threat that the 30 cents and/or any deviant statement (like "this sucks") you made that week will make you a target for murder. Chances are that, unless you're extraordinarily lucky or physically fit and skilled, one of these things will catch up to you before the year is up.


Most people in Victoria England and during the spanish inquisition, and in 40k live. They all know it sucks and some of them say so, many of them have 30 cents and a pack of cigarettes in their pocket but they rarely get murdered for them. If they can live through it you can too.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 18:29:28


Post by: Kriswall


I think the chances that I'm either killed by a random ganger, turned into a servitor as punishment for tech heresy or burned as a heretic for having the wrong sort of ideas are pretty high. I doubt I'd make it a month.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 18:35:46


Post by: flandarz


Headlss wrote:
Most people in Victoria England and during the spanish inquisition, and in 40k live. They all know it sucks and some of them say so, many of them have 30 cents and a pack of cigarettes in their pocket but they rarely get murdered for them. If they can live through it you can too.


Actually, a significant number of people during those times didn't live. Sure, if you made it to puberty, you had a solid chance to becoming an old man, but a lot of folks died before then from things like disease, overwork, and violence. And I'd wager that the average modern human transplanted to the 40k universe wouldn't have the immune system, physical fitness, or knowledge of which neighborhoods that an adult who grew up there would. You'd essentially be an infant, so good luck.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 18:38:21


Post by: CthuluIsSpy


I think the best chances of survival is on an agri world. Because apparently those are basically feudal worlds, where you spend most of your time farming, and doesn't have the same problem as hive worlds. Surviving a year there should be relatively easy. Unless a bunch of cultists, orks, Dark Eldar or nids suddenly have the urge to eat corn.
Or unless the village you're staying in just happens to be over a necron tomb.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 18:41:23


Post by: Excommunicatus


The legends of the 'Spanish Inquisition' were largely invented by the English.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 19:25:43


Post by: AnomanderRake


 Excommunicatus wrote:
The legends of the 'Spanish Inquisition' were largely invented by the English.


And Warhammer was largely invented by the English, so the legends are probably a better predictor of how Warhammer behaves than history.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 19:42:32


Post by: Kcalehc


Nah, knowing my luck I'd get space-measles and be dead in under a week!


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 20:01:51


Post by: Morgasm the Powerfull


I'd agree but only I get to hang out with the Kroot. They got a laid back attitude, a sense of humor and good food. A year of lounging in a hammock with a full belly.

Don't even have learn another language, since Kroot got a knack for those.

Just have to not think where the meat's coming from. and remember to behave.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 20:09:45


Post by: Red Marine


I say a firm, "Hell no!".

Even if you survive a year in the 41st millennium of Mans civilization, your unlikely to survive it intact. Being physically mutilated is extremely likely in that galactic hellscape. And even if your body is whole your mind may be shattered. Watching someone you care about get hit by a gauss flayer or taken to the Black Arcs is soul rending.

Soooo....NOPE.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 20:19:19


Post by: Iracundus


 CthuluIsSpy wrote:
I think the best chances of survival is on an agri world. Because apparently those are basically feudal worlds, where you spend most of your time farming, and doesn't have the same problem as hive worlds. Surviving a year there should be relatively easy. Unless a bunch of cultists, orks, Dark Eldar or nids suddenly have the urge to eat corn.
Or unless the village you're staying in just happens to be over a necron tomb.


Agri-worlds have low population and can be anything from stereotypical farming worlds to ocean worlds where they harvest seafood, to weirder ones. There is one where the food is swarms of insects that are processed to make an edible ration paste.

The low population could mean you appear in the middle of a continent sized wheat field with nobody around for hundreds or thousands of km.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 20:23:21


Post by: CthuluIsSpy


Iracundus wrote:
 CthuluIsSpy wrote:
I think the best chances of survival is on an agri world. Because apparently those are basically feudal worlds, where you spend most of your time farming, and doesn't have the same problem as hive worlds. Surviving a year there should be relatively easy. Unless a bunch of cultists, orks, Dark Eldar or nids suddenly have the urge to eat corn.
Or unless the village you're staying in just happens to be over a necron tomb.


Agri-worlds have low population and can be anything from stereotypical farming worlds to ocean worlds where they harvest seafood, to weirder ones. There is one where the food is swarms of insects that are processed to make an edible ration paste.

The low population could mean you appear in the middle of a continent sized wheat field with nobody around for hundreds or thousands of km.


Still better than getting shanked by a ganger in some hive, or get beaten by Arbites for breaking curfew, or accidentally touching some goop that mutates me and results in me getting both shanked by gangers and beaten by arbites for being a mutant.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 20:40:50


Post by: flandarz


It may be important to note that, on an Agri world, you'd probably be looking at 100+ hours of backbreaking labor a week (probably true of most worlds, to be fair). Between the lack of safety precautions and the actual toll on your body, it certainly wouldn't be a guarantee that you'd make it to the year's end. And that's aside from whether the psychological strain wouldn't just drive you to suicide.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 20:42:59


Post by: Excommunicatus


Iracundus wrote:
The low population could mean you appear in the middle of a continent sized wheat field with nobody around for hundreds or thousands of km.


Honestly, that sounds wonderful.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 20:47:30


Post by: Rippy


Believing that you would survive even a day just dropping in to the 40k universe is naive. We have it so easy in our current lives compared to pretty much any world in the Imperium, and most of us still struggle day to day!
For humans, generally its strong faith in the Emperor that gets them through the day in the 40k universe, which we don't have. If you were to survive for a whole year it would be pure luck. So no, its not worth it.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 21:00:11


Post by: Strg Alt


The last time I was confronted with Latin was back in school. So nobody would understand me which would suck a lot.

But far more dangerous would be common diseases. So either the Imperial citizens will bite the dust because of my flu or it would be the other way around.

Now imagine if I would be responsible of causing an epidemic in a hive because of this. Nurgle himself would show interest in this fantastic disease of mine and his minions will show up to offer me one of his many "gifts" as a reward.

Meanwhile the Imperium will deem this as a terrorist attack and send the Arbites to hunt me down. Nope, I guess staying home and avoiding the 40K setting is the prudent way to go.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 21:02:42


Post by: Sim-Life


Probably. Most Imperial worlds barely see war or anything REALLY horrible so you just keep your head down and stay out of trouble and you'd be fine.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 21:04:05


Post by: Excommunicatus


With no money, food, language, identity or resistance to disease.

Sounds like a blast.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 21:12:28


Post by: Iracundus


 Excommunicatus wrote:
Iracundus wrote:
The low population could mean you appear in the middle of a continent sized wheat field with nobody around for hundreds or thousands of km.


Honestly, that sounds wonderful.


It would mean dying of exposure, thirst, starvation.

Unless there are caveats included in this “deal”, appearing on a 40K world can mean instant death due to hostile environmental conditions such as zero atmosphere or a poisonous one, lethal temperatures (either too cold or hot), or a slightly slower death by lack of food, water, or shelter. There wouldn’t even be a chance to experience any of Imperial society at all.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 21:14:58


Post by: CthuluIsSpy


 flandarz wrote:
It may be important to note that, on an Agri world, you'd probably be looking at 100+ hours of backbreaking labor a week (probably true of most worlds, to be fair). Between the lack of safety precautions and the actual toll on your body, it certainly wouldn't be a guarantee that you'd make it to the year's end. And that's aside from whether the psychological strain wouldn't just drive you to suicide.


So...not like medieval times then. :(
I'm pretty sure not even peasants worked that hard.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 21:15:19


Post by: Excommunicatus


Iracundus wrote:
 Excommunicatus wrote:
Iracundus wrote:
The low population could mean you appear in the middle of a continent sized wheat field with nobody around for hundreds or thousands of km.


Honestly, that sounds wonderful.


It would mean dying of exposure, thirst, starvation.


How's the grain growing without a water-source?

How do you starve in continent-sized field full of grain?


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 21:18:52


Post by: Headlss


 CthuluIsSpy wrote:
 flandarz wrote:
It may be important to note that, on an Agri world, you'd probably be looking at 100+ hours of backbreaking labor a week (probably true of most worlds, to be fair). Between the lack of safety precautions and the actual toll on your body, it certainly wouldn't be a guarantee that you'd make it to the year's end. And that's aside from whether the psychological strain wouldn't just drive you to suicide.


So...not like medieval times then. :(
I'm pretty sure not even peasants worked that hard.


Peasants worked less than we do and had more holidays.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 21:19:45


Post by: CthuluIsSpy


 Excommunicatus wrote:
Iracundus wrote:
 Excommunicatus wrote:
Iracundus wrote:
The low population could mean you appear in the middle of a continent sized wheat field with nobody around for hundreds or thousands of km.


Honestly, that sounds wonderful.


It would mean dying of exposure, thirst, starvation.


How's the grain growing without a water-source?

How do you starve in continent-sized field full of grain?


Well, you need to grind the grain into flour, and an oven to cook the wheat into bread. That means finding a big stone to act as the grinder and a bunch of clay to make a rudimentary oven, which may or may not work and all while you are hungry.
Now, if you land in a field full of berries, you might have an easier time. Until the farmers find you nicking their harvest, that is.


Automatically Appended Next Post:
Headlss wrote:
 CthuluIsSpy wrote:
 flandarz wrote:
It may be important to note that, on an Agri world, you'd probably be looking at 100+ hours of backbreaking labor a week (probably true of most worlds, to be fair). Between the lack of safety precautions and the actual toll on your body, it certainly wouldn't be a guarantee that you'd make it to the year's end. And that's aside from whether the psychological strain wouldn't just drive you to suicide.


So...not like medieval times then. :(
I'm pretty sure not even peasants worked that hard.


Peasants worked less than we do and had more holidays.


Eh, sort of.
They only worked 3 days a week, and had plenty of holidays but they worked really long hours (depending on season) and it was fairly intensive manual labor.
So in terms of hours it may not seem long, but in terms of actual physical exertion it was pretty demanding. And that's not even mentioning getting drafted into the levy during war.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 21:23:45


Post by: Excommunicatus


Why do you need to make bread? You're complicating matters unnecessarily. There's no more nutrition in bread than there is the flour and water you made it from. The application of heat doesn't add nutrition.

Plus, it's a field of grain. There's gonna be pests, or at an absolute minimum, insects so protein too.

EDIT - And if there are no insects, someone or something has to come by to do the pollination. Then something or someone has to harvest the field. You'd be found.

And then probably executed.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 21:30:30


Post by: CthuluIsSpy


Because eating raw grains is extremely unhealthy and will cause digestive problems?
If you don't want to make it into bread, you'll have to soak the grains for 1-3 days, toss away the water and rinse them again before eating them. Apparently that's how ancient cultures consumed grains before working out that you can mill them.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 21:31:01


Post by: Iracundus


 Excommunicatus wrote:
Why do you need to make bread? You're complicating matters unnecessarily. There's no more nutrition in bread than there is the flour and water you made it from. The application of heat doesn't add nutrition.

Plus, it's a field of grain. There's gonna be pests, or at an absolute minimum, insects so protein too.

EDIT - And if there are no insects, someone or something has to come by to do the pollination. Then something or someone has to harvest the field. You'd be found.

And then probably executed.


Raw grain is barely edible. People process food because it also makes food easier to digest and release nutrients. If you are in a field of raw grain, a few grains of wheat or whatever are not going to provide enough calories to sustain someone if they are thousands of km from the nearest human. Irrigation water is not safe to drink.

Good luck catching insects with no tools. Even the odd insect is not going to do more than delay the end. Don’t forget sun exposure as there probably is no shade around.

A person would not die immediately or maybe even for some days if they take the risk anyway and drink irrigation water, but it is not sustainable and chances are that person would die before they could reach any other human. Trying to survive and walk towards help would consume even more energy, assuming one even knows what direction to travel in.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 21:36:08


Post by: Excommunicatus


The choice isn't between eating raw grain or baking bread, though.

If you can grind it into flour and there's enough water to maintain a continent of grain, you can make a gross, gluey paste that will at least keep you alive. It's really not overly hard to catch insects, depending on what type. Primates 'dip' for ants with twigs, which the ants crawl over and are then licked off of by the ape. Catching a bumblebee isn't difficult.

The exposure thing is a legit. concern, which is why I haven't quibbled it.

EDIT - FWIW, you don't need an oven to make bread, though you do need some kind of container to put the dough in. IIRC, there's a camp-fire bread called bannock that is just flour and water put in a pot and left on a fire. I watched Ray Mears make some one time.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 21:37:20


Post by: Talizvar


No

You would be dead.

IF a real insanely good survivor, you would be so messed up by pollution or exposure to bad stuff you would not live long past that year.

Since a parameter was a "random" world, I would of course end up on a "death-world" where I would die in minutes if not seconds.

A secondary concern is I would not be adapted to that world (gravity, day-night cycle if there is one, ambient radiation, UV index).

Then there is this low/high gothic stuff, my latin sucks assuming that is the general form of it.

THEN I would of course run afoul of some social norm that would get me reported as a possible covert mutant or heretic.

Heck, just having a full head of hair would be enough to have something bad happen.

Since I would not be integrated into society, I would need to scavenge what tools I would need and inevitably I would use something contrary to the STC intended use and be killed out of hand by any member of the Mechanicus.

Then there will be some inevitable gang, thug, cultist, alien, mutant or just a native life form that would end me right there if not some Xenos invasion or the annual press gangs round me up to "volunteer" for the IG/AM to be used like bathroom tissue..

Have any idea what kind of diseases they have floating around? They had centuries to mutate into something my poor immune system would just curl up a and die. This is like the Europeans meeting the natives on an exponential scale.

ALL THIS while I would be competing with vastly better equipped destitute and desperate citizens of the Imperium.

I think your odds would be less than 1% even if you had a high level Mechanicus priest try to prepare you for a month as an interesting experiment. Would be easier to extract your brain and place in a mechanized jar.

Yeah... thought wayyyyyy too much on that one.



Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 21:42:44


Post by: CthuluIsSpy


Now that I think of it, I think one's best chances of survival is to meet Trazyn. If you are very lucky, he'll just allow you to hang out in his museum whilst he studies and quizzes a human from the 21st century.
Whether or not he'll get bored and try to dissect you before the year is up is another matter entirely.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 21:43:24


Post by: Iracundus


 Excommunicatus wrote:
The choice isn't between eating raw grain or baking bread, though.

If you can grind it into flour and there's enough water to maintain a continent of grain, you can make a gross, gluey paste that will at least keep you alive. It's really not overly hard to catch insects, depending on what type. Primates 'dip' for ants with twigs, which the ants crawl over and are then licked off of by the ape. Catching a bumblebee isn't difficult.

The exposure thing is a legit. concern, which is why I haven't quibbled it.


Grinding grain by hand is time consuming back breaking work (consuming more energy) and you have to gather the grain in the first place.

Again eating a few random insects is not going to provide enough nutrition to sustain an adult human.

Every moment spent eking a few calories is another moment not spent moving towards habitation.

All those contestants on reality survival shows shed significant amounts of weight because their general caloric intake from their scrounging is not sufficient to match their needs. And that is with generally some minimum level of help like replenishing salt and electrolytes lost from sweat, provided behind the scenes for safety reasons.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 22:02:16


Post by: Excommunicatus


I mean, we're talking about being dumped in the middle of thousands of miles of featureless grainfield, I had rather thought it was a given that I'm not saying you could live well.

I'm not even saying you would definitely survive. I'm just saying it's possible. Maybe this particular planet has super-evolved foot-long weevils.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/05 22:10:22


Post by: Headlss


 flandarz wrote:
Headlss wrote:
Most people in Victoria England and during the spanish inquisition, and in 40k live. They all know it sucks and some of them say so, many of them have 30 cents and a pack of cigarettes in their pocket but they rarely get murdered for them. If they can live through it you can too.


Actually, a significant number of people during those times didn't live. Sure, if you made it to puberty, you had a solid chance to becoming an old man, but a lot of folks died before then from things like disease, overwork, and violence. And I'd wager that the average modern human transplanted to the 40k universe wouldn't have the immune system, physical fitness, or knowledge of which neighborhoods that an adult who grew up there would. You'd essentially be an infant, so good luck.


Yeah a lot more people died then rather than now, but more of them lived.

As for immune system that was covered in my 'no cheeti g by the choas gods' post.
Physical fitness you would practically be a space Marine to people who grew up on a hive world.
Knoledge of neighbourhoods, thats kind of like the immune system. If your survival depends of specific knoledges or skills or anti bodies that you don't have then you are obviously doomed.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/06 00:14:15


Post by: Mmmpi


 Excommunicatus wrote:
Iracundus wrote:
 Excommunicatus wrote:
Iracundus wrote:
The low population could mean you appear in the middle of a continent sized wheat field with nobody around for hundreds or thousands of km.


Honestly, that sounds wonderful.


It would mean dying of exposure, thirst, starvation.


How's the grain growing without a water-source?

How do you starve in continent-sized field full of grain?


If it's not harvest season, the grain would be largely inedible. Assuming it's reached the point where the grain has formed.
--
For those of you saying no one would understand you, the Mechanicus uses English as an internal language. The locals would probably point you to the nearest tech shrine or Cog-Boy.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/06 00:22:27


Post by: Not Online!!!


 Mmmpi wrote:
 Excommunicatus wrote:
Iracundus wrote:
 Excommunicatus wrote:
Iracundus wrote:
The low population could mean you appear in the middle of a continent sized wheat field with nobody around for hundreds or thousands of km.


Honestly, that sounds wonderful.


It would mean dying of exposure, thirst, starvation.


How's the grain growing without a water-source?

How do you starve in continent-sized field full of grain?


If it's not harvest season, the grain would be largely inedible. Assuming it's reached the point where the grain has formed.
--
For those of you saying no one would understand you, the Mechanicus uses English as an internal language. The locals would probably point you to the nearest tech shrine or Cog-Boy.


And then swift study and lobotomization.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/06 00:34:01


Post by: DudleyGrim


Hell no, I'm too soft to survive in that universe.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/06 05:24:29


Post by: Psionara


I'd do it for free. No really. We all die, just not the way we want to or the time it occurs. Take a gamble and live life in a much more interesting universe.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/06 05:43:09


Post by: Mmmpi


Not Online!!! wrote:
 Mmmpi wrote:
 Excommunicatus wrote:
Iracundus wrote:
 Excommunicatus wrote:
Iracundus wrote:
The low population could mean you appear in the middle of a continent sized wheat field with nobody around for hundreds or thousands of km.


Honestly, that sounds wonderful.


It would mean dying of exposure, thirst, starvation.


How's the grain growing without a water-source?

How do you starve in continent-sized field full of grain?


If it's not harvest season, the grain would be largely inedible. Assuming it's reached the point where the grain has formed.
--
For those of you saying no one would understand you, the Mechanicus uses English as an internal language. The locals would probably point you to the nearest tech shrine or Cog-Boy.


And then swift study and lobotomization.


Depends on what you have to offer. I mean, just a brief run down of world history might get you a year of basic sustenance and shelter.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/06 07:26:47


Post by: Arcanis161


I'd be dead very quick.

"I know so much about this Galaxy, so much going on you don't know about. I know what you need to do, LET ME HELP YOU.

**Blammed by order of the Inquisition**


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/06 10:42:46


Post by: =Angel=


I don't know if there's loose numbers on the types of Imperial world.
Even so, it stands to reason that the sheer variety of Imperial worlds means that plenty of them should be survivable, assuming some stuff that's not stipulated by the OP, like being dropped near a human settlement (ending up on the wrong side of a world like Necromunda, Valhalla or Tallarn, exposed to the elements is a death sentence.)

Plan A would likely be to go get lost innawoods and survive for a year alone. There's lots of places in 40k where the local fauna isn't murder-beetles or venom-badgers or what have you.
Plan B would be to join up with some humble low risk (of being purged) human culture adjacent to the main Imperial society (miners, agri workers, moisture farmers etc) and ride out the year doing odd jobs.
Plan C would have you try exist in Imperial culture somehow, which carries lots of risks- you don't have any ID, address, ident codes etc. Factory work, bureaucracy, chefing at a nice bistro.
Plan D Combat. Join the PDF/Guard/Navy/Bounty hunters/Militia/Hive gang/pilgrimage and start pulling triggers for a living. Bonus points if you get sent on a warp voyage- you might get to spend your year on a spooky ship instead of fighting, while your material needs are provided for.

Garden worlds/Paradise worlds are obviously the win condition here.
Primitive worlds should be survivable and a chance to relive the glory days of European exploration/discovery. Watch out for megasaurs and so on.
Agri/Feudal worlds are probably ideal for Plan A and B, linking up with some small village and sell your services as hired help/Jacke of alle trades problem solver.
Civilised worlds wouldn't pose immediate danger and should provide plenty of sub industries to pitch in. Depending on the severity of the local government, Plan C could work fine here.
Shrine worlds are like civilised worlds with more singing and shouting and incense. Plenty of job opportunities.
Remote Outposts and Research stations could probably use someone extra to talk to/ workers.
Hive worlds range from advanced civilised worlds to polluted Necromundan hellscapes- plenty of them are fine to live in and have habitable areas outside the hives where you could go get lost. If you land on Necromunda type worlds it's probably plan B or D.
Space Stations and such are basically hives.
Deathworlds , War worlds and Penal colonies are the bullet in this Russian roulette, unless you are a living breathing 80's action hero.

What you're really hoping for is a nice quiet village in the Brittanicus cluster, or anywhere described in the Cain novels really. Rural paradises exist throughout the Imperium, rolling hills and alien cattle. Tanith (Pre novelisation) sounded like a great place to live, as does Hagia,Herodor, Voltemond, (pre-chaos invasion) Gereon.
Failing that, aim for a life of adventure surrounded by heavily armed dudes.

I'd be in if I didn't have a family here- this is absolutely a younger mans gamble.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/06 10:44:54


Post by: Thousandeyes


I'd say no, the risk versus reward is not there.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/06 11:00:38


Post by: =Angel=


 Excommunicatus wrote:
Why do you need to make bread? You're complicating matters unnecessarily. There's no more nutrition in bread than there is the flour and water you made it from. The application of heat doesn't add nutrition.


This is the least 40k problem you'll face but that's false. Culture and cooking brings chemical change to the flour and water. I'm a sourdough enthusiast- we regularly make it at my place.
Spoiler:
The changes in cereal matrix potentially leading to improved nutritional quality are numerous. They
include acid production, suggested to slow starch digestibility, and to adjust pH to a range which favours
the action of certain endogenous enzymes, thus changing the bioavailability pattern of minerals and
phytochemicals. This is especially beneficial in products rich in bran to deliver minerals and potentially
protective compounds in the blood circulation. The action of enzymes during fermentation also causes
hydrolysis and solubilisation of grain macromolecules, such as proteins and cell wall polysaccharides. This
changes product texture, which may affect nutrient and non-nutrient absorption. New bioactive compounds,
such as prebiotic oligosaccharides or other metabolites, may also be formed in cereal fermentations


https://sites.evergreen.edu/townhalls/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2015/02/Food-Microbiology_Nutritional-Perspective.pdf


Knowing how stuff like this works gives one an edge over primitives who do not. If you landed on a primitive world and could produce bread from grains, you would be hailed as a saviour or demigod.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/06 11:16:38


Post by: Sim-Life


It's interesting to see that most people seem to think every world in 40k is some kind of miserable hellscape. Another way the authors of the fiction misrepresent the scale of the Imperium.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/06 14:01:04


Post by: DalekCheese


 Mmmpi wrote:
 Excommunicatus wrote:
Iracundus wrote:
 Excommunicatus wrote:
Iracundus wrote:
The low population could mean you appear in the middle of a continent sized wheat field with nobody around for hundreds or thousands of km.


Honestly, that sounds wonderful.


It would mean dying of exposure, thirst, starvation.


How's the grain growing without a water-source?

How do you starve in continent-sized field full of grain?


If it's not harvest season, the grain would be largely inedible. Assuming it's reached the point where the grain has formed.
--
For those of you saying no one would understand you, the Mechanicus uses English as an internal language. The locals would probably point you to the nearest tech shrine or Cog-Boy.


Sauce on that?


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/06 15:09:25


Post by: Mmmpi


 DalekCheese wrote:
 Mmmpi wrote:
 Excommunicatus wrote:
Iracundus wrote:
 Excommunicatus wrote:
Iracundus wrote:
The low population could mean you appear in the middle of a continent sized wheat field with nobody around for hundreds or thousands of km.


Honestly, that sounds wonderful.


It would mean dying of exposure, thirst, starvation.


How's the grain growing without a water-source?

How do you starve in continent-sized field full of grain?


If it's not harvest season, the grain would be largely inedible. Assuming it's reached the point where the grain has formed.
--
For those of you saying no one would understand you, the Mechanicus uses English as an internal language. The locals would probably point you to the nearest tech shrine or Cog-Boy.


Sauce on that?


I believe it was commentary from one of the GW writers years ago about BFG. I don't have it handy. Could also have been either the 3rd or 4th ed BBB. It's been awhile.
Unless you're talking about the grain thing.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/06 15:39:10


Post by: DalekCheese


Nah, I meant English in the Admech. Thanks though, I’ll have a look for it


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/08 14:58:43


Post by: =Angel=


There's a strong case that low gothic IS English and high gothic IS latin.
Whatever about stories being translated, and quotes translated for our benefit, its a but much to imagine that every banner, every piece of text on a model is also translated.




And if we can read the text on the models, we'll probably do alright talking to the dudes.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/08 15:12:29


Post by: Voss


BrianDavion wrote:
 Big Mac wrote:
If I was promised to be perpetual for the time there, sure. The 100 million of whatever currency is not even the slightest tempting. Imagine if you could smuggle back some future tech or STC, you would own the world in everything but name.

And like others have said, you can’t spend your money if you’re dead, and in 40k you will most certainly die multiple times in the year span. Those of us think they can survive past a month are kidding themselves, even if you’re the survivalist type in our present world. You probably die from a mosquito bite in 40k.


only assuming that future tech could be reliabkly built. otherwise you're "gifting a computer to Leonardo"


Only if you're lucky. A lot of 40k 'future tech' is demonstrably more gakky than our modern tech.

Much of the rest wouldn't even work without 40k's nonsense grasp on physics.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/08 23:21:00


Post by: NH Gunsmith


If I didn't have my dogs, I would probably roll the dice. Pick up a military uniform, and pack a ruck as closely to the standards in "The Imperial Infantryman's Uplifting Primer", and claim my ship got lost in the warp and somehow ended up on that planet. Would likely be believable enough for most citizens.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/09 10:33:03


Post by: CthuluIsSpy


 NH Gunsmith wrote:
If I didn't have my dogs, I would probably roll the dice. Pick up a military uniform, and pack a ruck as closely to the standards in "The Imperial Infantryman's Uplifting Primer", and claim my ship got lost in the warp and somehow ended up on that planet. Would likely be believable enough for most citizens.


Pretty sure you'll need to get your hands on a legitimate copy of the primer too. Apparently being found without it is a capital offense.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/09 11:00:20


Post by: mrFickle


I thought 40k was our universe, just in the future.

Anyway I would take this deal. First thing I would do I make a pact with slaneesh for protection and then upon returning to the 2k universe would ascend to status of deamon prince as take this world as my own deamon planet in the his/her name


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/10 01:15:37


Post by: NH Gunsmith


 CthuluIsSpy wrote:
 NH Gunsmith wrote:
If I didn't have my dogs, I would probably roll the dice. Pick up a military uniform, and pack a ruck as closely to the standards in "The Imperial Infantryman's Uplifting Primer", and claim my ship got lost in the warp and somehow ended up on that planet. Would likely be believable enough for most citizens.


Pretty sure you'll need to get your hands on a legitimate copy of the primer too. Apparently being found without it is a capital offense.


Thankfully I have one of the ones GW printed years ago


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/10 01:40:16


Post by: godardc


99,999% of the Imperium's citizens last more than a year. There wouldn't be any adult left otherwise. So even if it would be a miserable life in a factory, for 100 millions after that you have the best life possible here , lasting decades.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/10 01:44:41


Post by: Argive


Ok so what 5 items would you take with you if you could?

I assume you wouldn't just appear naked somewhere..
Would any of our tech even be relevant?

I think id take some wheat seeds, some sort of solar powered heater unit for cooking/fire making, a water purfier device, A tooled up survival swiss knife of the highest calibre available today, highest quality gas mask, and ideally a 50 cal high powered rifle with a bucket of ammo...

I mean if you really hit it bad, I doubt any of these things would help.


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/10 02:37:08


Post by: Nitro Zeus


I mean tons of people make it to late age in the lore it’s not like everyone just dies every year. It’s more dangerous than the western world here but it’s a good chance you can survive. Probably be a hard year though.

I’d probably do it just because if I didn’t I’d be always wondering about that 100m


Would you spend a year in 40k universe for 100 million? @ 2020/02/10 08:15:39


Post by: =Angel=


 Nitro Zeus wrote:
I mean tons of people make it to late age in the lore it’s not like everyone just dies every year. It’s more dangerous than the western world here but it’s a good chance you can survive. Probably be a hard year though.


This. The main threat to you would be being outed as an outsider- either not being authorised for where you are or being considered a spy for some other reason.
Secondary threats would be landing in a warzone (but youre a civ, so you could get evacuated if not conscripted) or a lethal biome (Catachan etc)

You risk being the weak link guy in an action movie who dies gruesomely to establish the threat level.