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Tzeentch Veteran Marine with Psychic Potential





Kildare, Ireland

 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.
   
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Preacher of the Emperor





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.

 
   
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Drop Trooper with Demo Charge




England

 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?
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





 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.
   
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England

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

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.
   
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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.

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Efficiency is the highest virtue. 
   
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Manhunter





Huntsville, Texas

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.
   
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on the forum. Obviously

 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.

What I have
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Peace through power!

A longbeard when it comes to Necrons and WHFB. Grumble Grumble

 
   
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Regular Dakkanaut




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

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Manhunter





Huntsville, Texas

 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
   
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Secret Inquisitorial Eldar Xenexecutor





France

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.

   
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Wicked Warp Spider






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.

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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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Regular Dakkanaut





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
   
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Kildare, Ireland

 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.
   
 
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