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    119 KB Dealer !h5XRxQwG0M 02/07/10(Sun)22:36 No.7973860  
    Greetungs, /tg/. How would you feel about a game of Dark Heresy run in the WH50k setting?
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)22:38 No.7973873
    Run it in Rogue Trader and we'll talk.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)22:39 No.7973877
    The hell you mean WH50K setting?
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)22:41 No.7973895
    >implying he needs to lurk more

    /tg/ decided to do what Games Workshop doesn't have the balls to do: advance the Warhammer 40k setting. The result was Warhammer 50k, where the Imperium of Man constructed a Galaxy-Class Destroyer 1 AU long to cruise around the universe,
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)22:41 No.7973896
    Maybe he means that "Ship" thing that /tg/ came up with.

    Where the entire Imperium is housed in a single ship that is somewhere between 1 and 5 AUs long.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)22:42 No.7973902
    Rgue Traders run taxi services in THE Ship
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)22:42 No.7973903
    The Ship Is All
    The Ship Moves
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)22:42 No.7973904
    so its the mothership? but what of the other races?
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)22:44 No.7973908
    That it would be interesting, but perhaps not as interesting as the original. After all, Chaos isn't really much of a threat in 50K, and the only xenos likely to have stowed away on board are going to be so far above the average DH character's powerlevel that it's not even funny.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)22:44 No.7973913
    The ship is so huge that the other races are also in the ship.

    Picture the largest Space Hulk you can think of.

    Now think bigger. With the Emperor of Mankind at the Helm.

    The Ship Is All.

    The Ship Moves.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)22:45 No.7973925
    And Holy Terra is the bridge.

    Yes, they put the entire planet in the ship. France is the fire alarm.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)22:46 No.7973928
    So really its just Space Hulk with more shit thrown in.
    I don't get the appeal.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)22:46 No.7973934
    fuck you then buddy
    also you lack imagination
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)22:47 No.7973940
    Stupid fucking setting. A ship Several AU long housing all of humanity.

    How do you come up with something that stupid? Why would you create such a setting?
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)22:49 No.7973956
    Because we could. There were several threads full of people who hated the idea, but more people liked it so it got fleshed out. Now the craze has settled down and it's quiet again.

    But the engines are still running. Except for engine # 342A2 which was jettisoned fifty years ago. It'll float by Hive # 243 in three more years. Buy a ticket now to watch!
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)22:50 No.7973958
    I mean the 40K setting was already fine for exploring and shit, but with a giant spaceship it kinda takes the fun out of it. I mean at least with billions of planets you could any sort of setting on. With a spaceship its pretty limited to the usual spaceship settings with little variety.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)22:50 No.7973966
    Also it was WH50k "cannon" that we had the Void Dragon somewhere on the ship corrupting mechanicus. So here's your new plot. (You now imagine an inquisitor a la Integra Hellsing shouting SEARCH AND DESTROY over and over again)
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)22:51 No.7973973
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)22:53 No.7973983
    50k was awesome. Necromunda crossed with spacehulk crossed with apoc, with necron corrupted mechanicus as the big bads. Any doubters should read the original threads, before they cut their nose off to spite their face.
    >> Psyker Ted 02/07/10(Sun)22:54 No.7973997
    rolled 77, 93 = 170

    50k needs more lore.

    Pump it out boys.

    The ship moves.
    >> Dealer !h5XRxQwG0M 02/07/10(Sun)22:54 No.7973998
    Quite frankly, it presents an interesting challenge and evocative imagery for me, which is what should really matter in a game.

    Vast plains of rust, where a mere cut can promote gangrene, tetanus, and all manner of unpleasantness...

    A great Water Recycling system, with floating cities and a living, breathing ecology in the river...

    The Emperor's Children, gathered at his feet and making him the greatest Psyker in the known universe as the Adeptes Custodes interpret his navigational instructions and pilot the Great Ship through the cold blackness of space.

    In the Grim Darkness of the 51st Millenium, there is only the Ship.

    The Ship is All.

    The Ship Moves.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)22:55 No.7974007
    We are conceived to dream of it because it is magnificent.

    We are born to create it because it is glorious.

    We live to maintain it because it is the flesh and bone of the Omnissiah himself.

    We die to defend it because it is the culmination of all that we are.

    We are the Adeptus Mechanicus, and this is our most sacred creed.

    The Ship is All.

    The Ship Moves.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)22:59 No.7974037
    Ok, so why was the ship built? Why is all of humanity on it? Why did they leave the Milky Way? And where are they trying to go?
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)23:01 No.7974047
    Okay, that makes sense, in a weird Mechanicus-y way.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)23:03 No.7974062
    >The Emperor's Children, gathered at his feet

    You do know that the Emperor's children were one of the traitor legions, right?
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)23:03 No.7974065
    For answers to the first two questions, read the previous threads; we've discussed this already.

    For your third question, it hasn't left the Milky Way yet. It won't leave the Milky Way until the entire galaxy has been consumed to be incorporated in the HDMS Imperium.

    For the fourth? Wherever it feels like. Or wherever some resource needed on board can be found.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)23:03 No.7974066
    >Ok, so why was the ship built?
    Emperor woke up asked for it and went back to sleep.
    >Why is all of humanity on it?
    Because their planet were strip mined to construct the ship.
    >Why did they leave the Milky Way?
    They didn't leave it yet.
    >And where are they trying to go?
    Wherever the Emperor wish it he is the captain after all.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)23:04 No.7974068
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    1.&2. Emprah woke up and ordered it
    3. Pic related
    4. Only the Emprah knows
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)23:04 No.7974069
    The Emperor woke up and told the Custodes to commission the construction of a grand and awe-inspiring ship to house the Emperor's Children and draw them all near to him.

    So the Adeptus Mechanicus constructed it, harnessed some stars as power sources and harvested hundreds of worlds to use for the ship, gathered as many of the inhabitants of the Imperium in the great ship as they could, and set off for points unknown.

    The Emperor pilots the ship, his dreaming mind powering the great Wheel, which steers the Imperium.

    Where does the Emperor take his children? No one can say.

    Only two things are certain:

    The Ship is All.

    The Ship Moves.
    >> Psyker Ted 02/07/10(Sun)23:04 No.7974075
    rolled 5, 61 = 66

    >Why was the ship built?
    It was built because Mars said so, and by some fluke, there was a sign from the Emperor that it should be so.
    >Why is all of Humanity on it?
    Not all of Humanity, but certainly, the Imperium itself has been drawn to it. The Emperor mans the helm of the ship, and brings all his children under his protection.

    One Ship to carry us All.

    >Why did it leave the Milky Way? Where are we going?
    The Emperor steers the ship. Perhaps it was time for us to leave. As to where? Perhaps paradise. Perhaps to the future.

    We should trust in our God and His Ship.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)23:08 No.7974105
    So it has nothing to do with the 'nids devouring the whole galaxy, or any of the other end-game scenarios that GW doesn't have the balls to put into motion.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)23:10 No.7974124
    I'm not too into this whole 50K thing. Not going to bash it, if you like it by all means flesh it out, but I sort of enjoy the 40k plot, although it is filled with holes, corny characters, and giant obstacles which block it from ever progressing. The 50k thing isn't doing it for me at all...
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)23:11 No.7974134
    Fair enough
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)23:11 No.7974135
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    The ship was built for a number of reasons. First, Mechanicus theology. For matter and energy to be dead and unutilised, lying around as rocks and dirt or streaming uselessly into space, is a terrible, terrible waste. It is our duty as sentient beings to harness and shape the available matter and energy into more advanced, useful, and holy forms. The ideal endpoint is for the the mass of the universe to be converted into functioning machinery, at one with the Omnissiah. They can't pull that off yet, but converting the mass of the entire Imperium into a functioning starship is a damn good start.

    Second, tactics. The Imperium was simply indefensible, over a million worlds with lightyears of unreliable warplanes between them. The Emperor's Navy, Guard, and Astartes could simply not be everywhere they needed to be. It had gotten to the point where the strategy was simply for PDF to die standing, losing worlds as slowly as possible, so the Guard and Astartes could eventually show up, blast everything to rubble, and ask the Administratum to recolonize the ruined world. By contrast, the Ship is humanity centralized and utterly, utterly invincible.

    And third, the Emperor woke for the first time since the heresy and ordered the ship be built around him. He is the God-Captain, and only he knows the destination.

    Pic related, coolant reclamation basin XRP7686 Ursani.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)23:12 No.7974144
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    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)23:16 No.7974181
    How long is an AU? I am unfamiliar with this form of measurement.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)23:16 No.7974186

    I want to be offended by this response but it is essentially correct.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)23:17 No.7974191
    Distance from the Sun to Earth.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)23:17 No.7974197
    Ooooooh. Oh!
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)23:20 No.7974218
    Except that in this case it's more like Bel Air was the part being moved.
    >> Azrael 02/07/10(Sun)23:21 No.7974226
    The Ship Moves

    The Ship is All

    This catch phrase is annoying, uncreative, and makes me feel like this entire concept was terrible.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)23:24 No.7974262
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    >For matter and energy to be dead and unutilised, lying around as rocks and dirt or streaming uselessly into space, is a terrible, terrible waste. It is our duty as sentient beings to harness and shape the available matter and energy into more advanced, useful, and holy forms. The ideal endpoint is for the the mass of the universe to be converted into functioning machinery

    This is... actually an interesting philosophy.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)23:24 No.7974264
    Ok. Last time we talked about it, it was decided that the ship is powered by Dyson spheres in the warp. What should we work on next?
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)23:25 No.7974273
    I agree. It's not good enough to be a phrase. It's just random
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)23:28 No.7974296
    The Ship is the Imperium The Imperium is the Ship The Ship is the Emperor The Emperor is the Ship All is the Ship. The Ship is All. The Ship Moves.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)23:29 No.7974306
    While I like the phrase, would the people living inside the ship really have any concept that it was, in fact, a ship? It's their entire damn universe, really. Sort of like in Discworld, A'tuin, the elephants, and the disc are the Universe to the inhabitants of the disc.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)23:29 No.7974309
    Then come up with a better one.

    This whole thing is still a work-in-progress, after all.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)23:31 No.7974332

    It's a litany...
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)23:36 No.7974370

    That's kinda the point. "The Ship" is their name for the world they know, and "The Ship moves" is a holy litany which most of them don't understand. They figure it's some metaphorical, theological thing. The priests agree with them; as many sects consider the suggestion that there is any place OUTSIDE the Ship base heresy, the idea of the Ship's motion is a holy mystery, a philosophical concept.

    The idea that they're on a physical starship moving through space would come as a huge shock to most of the inhabitants, and is one of the secrets learned upon investiture as a full member of the Inquisition.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)23:43 No.7974439
    A possible alternative litany:

    The body of the Imperium moves as one.

    The mind of the Imperium dreams as one.

    The soul of the Imperium lives as one.

    The Imperium is forever within all.

    All is forever within the Imperium.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)23:44 No.7974450
    Right now I am imagining that this would be like BLAME! but in the 40k grimdarkverse. I like this idea immensely.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)23:44 No.7974459
    waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay gayer
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)23:50 No.7974508
    maybe the ship is what the nids are running from, due to time weirdness
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)23:54 No.7974553

    Kinda, but more varied than that. More environments than just high-tech corridors; many entire planets were incorporated. Deserts, jungles, seas. Huge zero-g areas, the walls, floor, or ceiling a year's travel in any direction, warring bandit clans fighting over floating clumps of wreckage, piloting ships driven by hand-cranked propellers... The blind deck where the plasmalamp died 200 years ago and there's nothing to make a fire, but the wall dispensers still produce corpse starch rations, so generations have grown up knowing "light" and "seeing" as forms of supernatural enlightenment possessed by their ancestors but lost long ago...

    Oh, and the characters actually have personalities, so that's a bonus.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)00:02 No.7974677
    What is it traveling to another Galaxy to get away from the bullshit in the Milky Way?
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)00:03 No.7974682
    If that thing is five AUs long, EACH ONE of those little lights at the top of the upper arches is FAR BIGGER THAN THE SUN

    The HEAD of that eagle thing could probably hold the orbit of Mars.

    What is the gravity even like there?
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)00:04 No.7974700
    It's only 1 AU long, don't worry.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)00:08 No.7974769

    what a letdown
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)00:10 No.7974796

    Related for scale and interior.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)00:11 No.7974815
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    >ONLY 1 AU long
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)00:13 No.7974847
    Also, at a bare minimum the inner planets of the Solar System are all intact aboard the ship. Earth is the bridge, Mars is Main Engineering, Venus is either an agriworld or a giant park, Mercury is the machine shop. The Sun is mounted on the prow of the vessel as a sort of figurehead. Luna continues to revolve around the Earth, serving as protection for the bridge.

    I'm not sure what would have been done with the outer planets; some of their moons, of course, were probably retained, particularly Titan (home of the Grey Knights) and Europa (an aquarium). But if there's some way it could be done, every planet and reasonably-sized moon in the Solar System should be preserved intact somewhere on board, the only celestial bodies granted such an honor.
    >> Kilinger 02/08/10(Mon)00:21 No.7974935
    How... How i this behemoth lit? What powers it?
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)00:21 No.7974945
    And how did the xenos and forces of Chaos get into the ship?
    Also, perhaps the Imperium is tired of the Tyranid attacks, and decided to strike back.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)00:21 No.7974946
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)00:23 No.7974964
    so do you want to runner a RT game as part of the ship or as part of the human remnant left behind?
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)00:25 No.7975011
    While Chaos corruption is still posible the Chaos Marines are stuck outside the ship.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)00:26 No.7975029
    I'd say a decent amount of them got on. It'd be impossible to keep some of them from getting in during the construction process.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)00:27 No.7975035
    Alpha Legion at the very least must have infiltrated.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)00:28 No.7975062
    C&P from previous threads:

    The traitors Astartes did not go without a fight. As the imperium drew back from the edges of the galaxy to build the greatest ship in the universe, Chaos started to advance. The primarchs rose from their thrones again and led their legions towards Holy Terra.

    Mortarion led a Leper's Crusade. In his wake followed more diseases than the imperium had ever seen or will ever see again. His legion followed stubbornly, like they had always done, on a road straight to the Golden Throne. After the Crusade was broken, he took refuge in the sewers and dregs of the ship.

    Magnus went to The heart of the imperium and the warp opened up wherever he went. His sorceries destroyed a thousand planets, but he was eventually stopped at the hull of the Imperium. Prospero was rebuilt on the Great Ship and through it the warp still tries to invade the last great Ark.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)00:29 No.7975070
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    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)00:30 No.7975085
    Abbadon never saw the crusade reach Terra. He died when Hive fleet Levathian crossed the path of the Last Great Crusade. His place was taken by Lorgar, the Final Champion of Chaos Undivided.

    The primarch Perturabo reached Terra first. His legion made siege upon the ship. The warp gathered around the hull and no one dared to touch them when they forced a breach. Inside the ship was a different matter. Perturabo tried to force his way to the throne, but was bogged down when the combined chapters of the loyal Astartes stood in his way.

    Alpharius didn't participate in the crusade, his whereabouts are still unknow.

    Fulgrim died when he met WAAGH Gorgutz. As he fell at the weapons of the 'Eadhunta, the demon in him ceded his body to Fulgrim's mind, just in time to feel his head chopped off.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)00:31 No.7975103
    Lorgar alone made it to the Golden Throne. He came to show his father the might of the Chaos gods. Wounded and tired from the fight against the loyalists, he prepared to die against the Adeptus Custodes. He didn't have to. They cleared the way to the throne to let him pass. The doors closed after he entered and he was never heard from again. Some cults still worship him and believe he has ascended to the holy seat of the Imperium. They think he is the true God-Captain. Everyone else thinks those cults are nutters.

    Angron still rages, but his rage is ineffectual. Along with the other deamons he pounds away at the hull of the ship, a hull he will never breach. He came too late for the fight. It is said his rage exceeded Khorne's when he saw the Imperium closed forever.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)00:32 No.7975117
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    pic related.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)00:34 No.7975149
    My guess as to what happened there:

    The Emperor's eyes open, and he looks down at his wayward son.

    "Lorgar, I am disappoint."
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)00:36 No.7975185
    >Fulgrim died when he met WAAGH Gorgutz
    Dawn of War is canon here too? That means the Blood Ravens are inside the ship.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)00:46 No.7975320
    this is hillarious

    I am greatly amused
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)00:48 No.7975350
    Any idea for environments? So far I've seen:
    -arcologies built on giant cogs
    -darkened sectors
    -arctic sectors where heating has failed
    -'Venice' in a water purification plant
    -Squat operated planet striping mining facilities
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)00:57 No.7975469
    I'd imagine that the SM fortress-monasteries were incorporated into the structure.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)00:58 No.7975479
    this is like tengen toppa gurren lagann oversized....
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)01:03 No.7975532
    Cistern 37.

    An empty and cavernous hold currently occupied by a small collection of traders and merchants, bartering to any wandering passengers who happen to enter their hallowed hall. The hold is in actuality a currently unused sewerage hold, and the inhabitants do not realise the peril that creeps ever nearer with each flush.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)01:04 No.7975556
    No, it'd be TTGL if it was Eldar.

    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)01:08 No.7975593
    The acolytes are sent to investigate the ever increasing Nurgle cult presence.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)01:08 No.7975596
    Deserts of Rust, formed by the air systems in concentrated amounts in areas where the air grows stale.

    Tales of the Air System stirring near the vast Rust Deserts are usually tales of horror and mutliation as people recount the effects of hundreds of millions of microscopic rust particles being driven into the flesh of men, stripping flesh from bone and pitting what was left...
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)01:08 No.7975597
    The Arboretum.

    An enormous primeval wilderness region carefully designed to provide oxygen and scrub CO2 for the rest of the ship.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)01:12 No.7975661
    Now we know where the Catachans are.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)01:29 No.7975909
    The Fishermen of the 0G seas.

    What was once meant as a reserve for the aquatic life of a 1000 worlds is now a number of bubbles of water floating across the sector while men with jet packs harvest the sea's bounty.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)01:43 No.7976086
    Foundry 560-87-G

    Where the floor IS lava and people live in cities and walkways suspended above it.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)01:48 No.7976146
    remember that the ship continues expanding, it is constantly captureing nearby spacejunk (note: due to the scale of the ship, planets count as space junk) and using thier resorces to automaticly build new section.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)01:50 No.7976188
    So it doesn't need a Geller field because it is so powerful it makes its own warp terrain?
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)01:52 No.7976215
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)01:52 No.7976221
    Or the Emprah functions as one.
    >> Catgirl !AeOGI6SJZo 02/08/10(Mon)01:54 No.7976249
    Oh crap, a mechanical Katamari!
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)02:01 No.7976354
    >The blind deck where the plasmalamp died 200 years ago and there's nothing to make a fire, but the wall dispensers still produce corpse starch rations, so generations have grown up knowing "light" and "seeing" as forms of supernatural enlightenment possessed by their ancestors but lost long ago...

    this is the coolest idea ever.
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    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)02:09 No.7976469
    Hmm, makes me think Gormenghast in space. I like it.
    >> Crix !!RpOLjtsjwNS 02/08/10(Mon)02:12 No.7976497
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    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)02:14 No.7976527
    all thats missing is the strangely bulging crotch
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)02:16 No.7976547
    That ain't a sword at the bottom of the picture.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)02:17 No.7976557
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)02:25 No.7976634
    >there's nothing to make a fire

    remove that, it's pointless. presumably, they've already adapted to darkness and can't even fathom a different kind of existence.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)03:23 No.7977365
    as long as there are people, there is something to make a fire out of.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)03:34 No.7977436
    People who think 50k and The Great Ship are stifling, unimaginative or bad idea's simply aren't thinking about it hard enough.

    This ship is bigger than anything in the 40k universe. It encompasses planets. It uses suns to power its warp drive. It takes years to move between decks.

    There's a world of possibility here.
    >> Kilinger 02/08/10(Mon)07:08 No.7979173
    So where are Da Orkz and Nids in all this?
    >> Kilinger 02/08/10(Mon)07:50 No.7979564
    The Crons?
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)07:55 No.7979594
    Orks are like sand at a beach house, theres always going to be some around, be it infesting an entire hive or agri-sphere, or just a tribe slogging around in a dank lower tunnel somewhere.

    As for Nid's I'm not so sure.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)08:32 No.7979861
    This is a ship so damn huge that entire planets have been enshrined within inside their own giganic suspensor cradles. Paradise worlds, whole and intact, serve as officer quarters. Agri worlds feed sectors of the Ship, worked by inhabitants who may not even know they are now inside the Ship, only that hundreds of years ago, the sky went dark for a century, before the Sky Lights saved the land with their omnipresent glow.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)08:36 No.7979902
    hmmmm. sounds retarded. its kind of a mary sue ship isn't it?
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)08:38 No.7979922
    It would be if there was anything else on its scale. As it is, it's the setting, not a plot device. Everything that happens is on a personal level, inside the Ship.

    It's like saying the solar system is a Mary Sue because it's the only system we know that can support life.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)08:39 No.7979927
    and what about its gravitational effects when travelling? something that big would distort gravity like a fucking.....i don't even know.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)08:42 No.7979940
    the idea has merit, but its just TOO big. i can picture maybe a ship that holds a planet, but not suns and shit. its a cool idea, but too big. the logistics of it are impossible.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)08:43 No.7979944
    Yeah, hence it's constant expansion. It derails solar systems when it passes nearby, and it's big enough to take the impacts and use the system's mass and materials to add to itself.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)08:45 No.7979960
    ITT: A whole bunch of people who don't realize how fucking big 1 AU is.

    You can fit anything in there.

    Personally, I'd stay away from Corridors 49^10 through 49^11. I hear there are bounty hunters dressed in medieval armor there, reading to cut you down just for crossing into their borders. I heard a rumor that they are in fact chaos cultists worshipping some abomination of a "God"; and that the Inquisition is preparing to launch a crusade through access hatches #13750^8 through #15888^8 - might just be a rumor, though.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)08:46 No.7979972
    >implying that interplanetary logistics are any less feasible than the logistics of a giant fucking spaceship.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)08:51 No.7980005
    This is an expansion of 40k. Logistics have no plave here.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)11:57 No.7981411
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    I tried to imagine it, for effects of drawfaggotry. It just fucking blew my mind.

    Those pillars? They have the width of saturn and the length of 6.5 jupiters. The small dots orbiting are roughly the size of earth and they are positioned on a surface 60% the size of the sun.

    And this is one of 12 sections on the ship dedicated to obtain energy from stars in the warp, and each section it's 0.5% of the total length of an 1AU-long Ship.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)12:35 No.7981855
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    >Imagining you can get anything other then a sphere with that much mass and gravity...
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)12:38 No.7981885
    >Implying Warhammer gives a fuck about physical laws.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)12:49 No.7982014
    >Implying anyone knows the shape
    >Implying that the milky way galaxy is a sphere
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)13:16 No.7982280
    What's the point of playing or telling a story inside such a ship?

    It's like telling a story about a hive. Except outside the hive is a world, and outside the world is space, and outside that space is a gigantic spaceship. But we're never going to see or hear about that giant spaceship so why is it important at all to the plot?
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)13:27 No.7982408
    Because the possibilities for the different locations is virtually endless.
    You can have them start in a desert, tumble down into a jungle, fight their way past orcs, climb a couple of levels to find a busling metropolis under attack from necrons, and then end up outside the ship under attack from chaos.
    Not to mention the fact that it is a giant machine allows for malfunctions, upgrades, new additions, accidental deletions, all sorts of stuff.

    I think your problem is that you see the ship as static. As in its been built, nothing changes.
    But in 50k thats just not true.
    an easy set up for a campaign would be something like: your party starts on a dying agri world. Despite the best efforts of the leaders the plants just are no longer growing. Soon the order comes down to smelt that planet for metal and other parts. So the population is loaded onto "starships" to be transported to a hive area. However as the ships are moving, some dark eldar pop up, attack your transport and kidnap some loved ones. You chase after them only to quickly realize that you weren't on a "starship" just a transport inside the ship. Soon your quest for your loved ones has taken you from the seediest underbelly to the richest environs.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)13:29 No.7982434
    Even better would be just not to tell your party beforehand too much about the setting. Tell them only what the party in game knows. Let them experience an "Oh Fuck its a giant ship" moment and see if they like it.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)13:31 No.7982459

    This. Is. Fucking. Awesome.
    >> Psyker Ted 02/08/10(Mon)13:36 No.7982521
    rolled 9, 2, 1 = 12

    To think, this idea was nearly sagebombed and trolled to death. Helm bless the resilient few. Emperor bless the Inquisition.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)13:54 No.7982757
    The imperium has very good anti grav tech. It is the reason titans dont collapse under their own weigh. The ship utilized a great deal of gravity control, otherwise the inhapitants would get crushed just from standing around. Also I recal someone mentioning that as the ship uses the mass and material of stuff it pulls in to expand, (which is also why the ship could be anywere from 1 to 5 AU or even bigger), that there are actual parts made out of necrons, who are still alive, but now stuck as a wall, or a pipe, or a valve. This results in rumors about certain areas being haunted or possed. But the preist know this is jsut the God-Captain giveing us sighns of his guidance.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)14:10 No.7982920
    I like the 50K idea. The idea uses the already over the top, turning to 11 of the 40K galaxy and turns THAT up to 11. It's great. What's needed is to inject a bit more dark comedy and stuff and it'd be near perfect.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)16:45 No.7984849
    Dark comedy?
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)17:04 No.7985122
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    Somebody already had an idea how WH50K is gonna look like...
    >> Kilinger 02/08/10(Mon)18:09 No.7986396
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    Ohhohohohooo, you forgot what Warhammer 40,000 as a setting is supposed to mean, didn't you?
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)18:15 No.7986508
    I want cults writing 'the ship moves' on the bulkheads.
    similar to the whole discworld dwarf thing.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)18:21 No.7986631

    The ship is retarded.

    You should feel retarded.
    >> Kilinger 02/08/10(Mon)18:26 No.7986736
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    Hmmmm. So does the outer hull have its own atmosphere or nebula, kinda like V'Ger? Whoa...

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