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POLL: Necron Codex - Unplayable?


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SeattleGamer writes:

Well, I get the position they are not Terminators, but it might just be splitting hairs.

The Borg are (insert race here) of flesh and blood, with mechanical add-ons (possibly to replace parts destroyed during body acquisition). So their base structure is bio, with some mechanical. On top of that, they are hive-mind controlled. So to me the Necrons are not even close.

As for Terminators being software loaded, and Necrons being formed by taking an "intelligence/soul/mind" and implanting that into a mechanical form for immortal life … I see little difference. The software of the future may very well be someone's soul. Doesn't need to be bits and bytes.

In the end, it's a fully mechanical body with no need for flesh, blood, etc. And it doesn't strike me as "undead". But heck, that's just me.

Fluff? There's fluff? I started with the Necrons when they were a magazine article. They can change it all they want, but an all-metal humanoid skeletal frame, coupled with an "I'll Be Back" rule (and those who just read that, I KNOW you said that in your mind using an Ahnuld voice immitation) just screams Terminator to me.


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
yes, it's unplayable
18
6%
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no opinion
60
21%
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no, I don't see a problem
29
10%
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I don't play 40K
181
63%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

There is some discussion as to whether the new Necron Codex for Warhammer 40,000 is playable in tournaments, pending the release of an official FAQ clarifying the rules.