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Default The Beginners Guide to 40K?

So a friend of mine recently asked me to teach them about the lore of 40K. Instantly I responded, "One does not simply teach the lore of 40K." I then began to gather my thoughts, but every road of explanation just lead to what I knew would be confusion. So I told them that the next time we meet I will have a beginners guide to 40K all ready to teach them.

I was just sitting, trying to think of a beginners guide to 40K, and figured I would ask your opinions. Where should I begin?

The Emperor? About how long should I go before bringing up the Warp?
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Hand them the BRB, open it to the fluff, tell them to read.

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Choose a faction and start with their lore, makes it easier.
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"So there's this army called the "Ultramarines"..."


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Once upon a time there was a very important man who lived somewhere in what used to be called the 'Middle east' on a planet that used to be called 'Earth'. He had a dream to conquer the entire Universe with an Army of super soldiers....

"Death occurs when a lethal projectile comes together in time and space with a suitable target, in the absence of appropriate armour or protection”


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There's the great youtube series done by the German dude that provides a pretty good summary, and it can also be broken out by race/army/etc.

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In the grim darkness of the far future, there is only war.

....and reading up on the fluff because HOLY FUCK it doesn't summarize well.

Unfortunately Canada got rid of the penny and now my two cents rounds down to zero, so...take it for what you will.

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"So there's this army called the "Ultramarines"..."
*pulls out gun* dont you dare speak those words.
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*tumbleweeds*

An ol' fashioned Mexican Standoff, eh Señor Libre?


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*tumbleweeds*

An ol' fashioned Mexican Standoff, eh Señor Libre?
Sadly I live in the uk and guns are illegal, aww fuck.
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