Warhammer 40,000

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In the Grim Darkness of the far future there is only war

Warhammer 40,000 (commonly abbreviated to Warhammer 40k, WH40k or 40k) is a science fiction franchise created by Games Workshop based around a line of tabletop miniatures and series of games which go with them, but also including a line of novels, technical books and a few video games. The setting of this universe is the Milky Way galaxy in the 41st millennium. In this time, humanity is ruled by the galaxy-spanning Imperium of Man, which constantly fights a life-or-death struggle for survival with alien and daemonic antagonists. The conflicts are really a case of the bad versus the worse, as the Imperium of Man is a dystopian empire, arguably worse then even the Galactic Empire of Star Wars.

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As Games Workshop has done an excellent job fleshing out the background of the universe and is relatively popular among the science fiction and gaming communities, Warhammer 40,000 is a rather common topic of debate among the versus community, even if a fair number of people don't find it's generally overly dark setting appealing (this is especially true when its played straight rather than being played for laughs).

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