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3 hours ago, paxmiles said:

Are Imperial Knights basically Bretonians in Space?

Not really. There is a fair amount of overlap, but the Brettonians were based on a much narrower slice of feudal/knightly myth, while Questor Imperialis are in some sense more grounded in historical feudalism, but then take that off in different directions as the system is altered by the tech and needs of the 40K setting. Similar seeds, but not nearly as close as counterparts like Orcs/Orks, Elves/Eldar, or Chaos Warriors/Chaos Marines.

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10 hours ago, PourSpelur said:

Female Marines?

How powerful is the Ork gesalt/psychic power that makes their stuff work?

"Boob" plate for Sisters?

Who'd win, 40k or Star Wars?

Did I get em all?

πŸ˜‰

Yes. Very. No. Power levels in both are entirely narrative-driven, so whoever the writer wants to win πŸ˜‰

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49 minutes ago, PourSpelur said:

I always pictured the OrkΒ  "belief makes it work" to be more subtle than that. As in it won't make sand into gunpowder but it will make [big bad swear word]ty gunpowder work better.

Less violating physics, more of a nudge.

Nudging physics in the right place is very powerful.

Also, it's the same power that fuels Weirdboyz (just applied less obviously), and they can smash mountains flat when they're juiced up.

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Westie, I think we're arguing the same side;)

Subtle nudges can be hugely powerful. Adding nudges from a million Boyz into one mountain squishing blow is an awesome amount of power. I'm saying I disagree with the flat " It works because they believe it works" camp.

Take my sub-par gunpowder example. Say a boy has a shoots with 30 rounds. He may get a misfire or two. Have a guardsman pick up that same shoota and he'll have 4 or 5 misfires, that 6th misfire is too hot and disintegrates the gun with his hands included.

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On 8/8/2018 at 5:51 AM, PourSpelur said:

Female Marines?

How powerful is the Ork gesalt/psychic power that makes their stuff work?

"Boob" plate for Sisters?

Who'd win, 40k or Star Wars?

Did I get em all?

πŸ˜‰

No, defer to the Ork players for #2, oh hell yes, and please don't make me have to choose between Grand Army of the Republic and the Guard.

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On 8/8/2018 at 5:51 AM, PourSpelur said:

Female Marines?

How powerful is the Ork gesalt/psychic power that makes their stuff work?

"Boob" plate for Sisters?

Who'd win, 40k or Star Wars?

Did I get em all?

πŸ˜‰

Last question, you are still missing 58362 of them..... good luck.

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