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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 12-31-09, 12:28 AM Thread Starter
 
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Default Entertainment in the Imperium

I wonder... What's the entertainment like in the Imperium?... Surely there's something besides dedicating your life to the Emperor?... Sports, plays, songs or something?... I've never heard of anyone mentioning any of those things when talking about the Imperium, hehe... What do you think?

(There's probably a thread about this somewhere, but I had the urge to make my first thread on the forums, hehe.)
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in eisenhorn and ravener, the characters make reference to "pound" music in the subsids and sinks which i take it is similar to dance music

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The Imperium isn't centralised culturally. Thus different worlds and sectors will have different opportunities, traditions, pass-times etc.

For the most part the Imperium is a harsh and vile regime where the vast majority of its citizens are ignorant of the dangers of the galaxy and live in terrible conditions. I imagine they would partake in 'activities' whenever they got the opportunity, but apart from that it really depends on the world or system. Heck some worlds may even consider sports dangerous in the sense that they give an oppressed people some measure of freedom (like when the Catholic Church condemned football!)

In the Imperial Army and Navy though whatever free time they do have is probably usually spent gambling, drinking, and playing certain games.



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Im reading Storm of Iron and (like most militarys) the free time is spent on drinking, bets, and gambling. As good as it gets really.
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I have heard that on some worlds they have like carnivals,etc. A inquisitor was investigating one that would show up at random, abduct a few people and then disappear. Turns out Slaanesh was having some fun. For the most part drinking, drugs and gambling is probably a big thing. My intention, during my first week in the Imperium, would be to get so plastered that if Kharne himself were to appear in my bathroom I would be so drunk that I wouldn't care. Imagine Spess Mehrens playing Rugby or Hockey though. That would be epic.

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Space marines vs. local PDF in a kind of guards vs. inmates would be epic. Actually, maybe not. It would be short and sweet. God - 40k needs a Blood Bowl equivalent.

Necromunda makes references to drinking, gambling and the like.
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everyone seems to drink amasec and play regicide too

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There are Picters and such, and camcoders, so propably, Television exists on more developed worlds such as hive worlds... on feudal worlds it could be chivlary tournaments or something...

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Theres a long list of drugs in 40k so thats one thing, Hivers seem to like grimey sci-fi techno, guards gamble and play cards, rich people do whatever it is they do.
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According to the Ciaphas Cain novels, Inquisitor Vale makes reference to some Imperial holo-pict show that is for children. It is about some crazy arbites officer that takes on gangsters and Heretics with a huge gun

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