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Fresh-Faced New User





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?
   
Made in us
Hellish Haemonculus






Boskydell, IL

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

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Princeps of the Emperor's Titan!






No.

Because I’d die in absolutely no time flat.

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

Fed up of Scalpers? But still want your Exclusives?Why not join us?

 
   
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Regular Dakkanaut




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

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Princeps of the Emperor's Titan!






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.

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Painlord Titan Princeps of Slaanesh





Hamilton, ON

 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.

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All 'crimes' should be treasured if they bring you pleasure somehow. 
   
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Wicked Warp Spider






 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...

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AngryAngel80 wrote:
I don't know, when I see awesome rules, I'm like " Baby, your rules looking so fine. Maybe I gotta add you to my first strike battalion eh ? "
 
   
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Lethal Lhamean




Birmingham

 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.
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut



NE Ohio, USA

Nope.
   
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Powerful Phoenix Lord






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

 
   
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Battlewagon Driver with Charged Engine




Douglasville, GA

 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.
   
Made in gb
Ultramarine Land Raider Pilot on Cruise Control





Holy Terra

Could land on a pleasure world...

-~Ishagu~- 
   
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Douglasville, GA

 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.
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut





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.

   
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Wicked Warp Spider






 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.

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AngryAngel80 wrote:
I don't know, when I see awesome rules, I'm like " Baby, your rules looking so fine. Maybe I gotta add you to my first strike battalion eh ? "
 
   
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Painlord Titan Princeps of Slaanesh





Hamilton, ON

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.

The Fall of Kronstaat IV
Война Народная | Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War - 2,898pts* painted (updated 11/01/20)
Волшебная Сказка | Volshebnaya Skazka | A Fairy Tale (updated 29/12/19, ep10 - And All That Could Have Been)
Kabal of The Violet Heart (updated 02/02/2020)
* as of Chapter Approved: 2018. Not a typo.

All 'crimes' should be treasured if they bring you pleasure somehow. 
   
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Powerful Phoenix Lord






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.

 
   
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Ultramarine Land Raider Pilot on Cruise Control





Holy Terra

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.

-~Ishagu~- 
   
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Painlord Titan Princeps of Slaanesh





Hamilton, ON

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.

The Fall of Kronstaat IV
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Волшебная Сказка | Volshebnaya Skazka | A Fairy Tale (updated 29/12/19, ep10 - And All That Could Have Been)
Kabal of The Violet Heart (updated 02/02/2020)
* as of Chapter Approved: 2018. Not a typo.

All 'crimes' should be treasured if they bring you pleasure somehow. 
   
Made in us
Dusty Skeleton




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
   
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Battlewagon Driver with Charged Engine




Douglasville, GA

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.
   
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Regular Dakkanaut




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.

Army: none currently. 
   
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Annandale, VA

 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.
   
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Confessor Of Sins




No one on earth would last more than 15 minutes.

2500pts
2500
3000


 
   
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Revving Ravenwing Biker




Hanoi, Vietnam.

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.
   
Made in ca
Hurr! Ogryn Bone 'Ead!




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

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Wing Commander





Dallas, TX

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.

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Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut




Pretty sure I am the emperor of mankind and I will be around for all this down the line anyway.
   
Made in ca
Legendary Master of the Chapter





 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"

Opinions are not facts please don't confuse the two 
   
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Douglasville, GA

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.

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