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2022-11-30 12:10:33 PM  
Warhammer Is Insane (With Robert Evans)
Youtube YRomQkC-D_8
 
2022-11-30 12:20:27 PM  
I was up to my eyeballs in 40K lore from Rogue Trader through 5th Edition (including Epic, Epic 40k, and Epic: Armageddon, and Gorkamorka), and trying to decipher runes would have been way over my head. Probably doesn't help that I never got into the novels or other video games... I just liked the little prose blurbs in the rulebooks and supplements.

It never ceases to amaze me how many "levels" there are can be in any given fandom.
 
2022-11-30 12:27:58 PM  
Slowly, Warhammer is creeping towards the mainstream. Like the soft skittering of Slaanesh's Daemonettes or the soft chimes that festoon Feculent Gnarlmaws in the Gardens of Nurgle...
 
2022-11-30 12:53:37 PM  

hubiestubert: Slowly, Warhammer is creeping towards the mainstream. Like the soft skittering of Slaanesh's Daemonettes or the soft chimes that festoon Feculent Gnarlmaws in the Gardens of Nurgle...


Too bad the satire of it is lost on so many people.
 
2022-11-30 1:11:48 PM  

hubiestubert: Slowly, Warhammer is creeping towards the mainstream. Like the soft skittering of Slaanesh's Daemonettes or the soft chimes that festoon Feculent Gnarlmaws in the Gardens of Nurgle...


She Who Thirsts will parch herself up on my soul.
 
2022-11-30 1:12:25 PM  

Jedekai: hubiestubert: Slowly, Warhammer is creeping towards the mainstream. Like the soft skittering of Slaanesh's Daemonettes or the soft chimes that festoon Feculent Gnarlmaws in the Gardens of Nurgle...

She Who Thirsts will parch herself up on my soul.


Upon, dammit.
 
XSV
2022-11-30 2:17:14 PM  
You know, loving 40k, I broke my no pre-order rule since it would give me access to the game early. . . .

And then I couldn't play past the freaking prologue due to issues they couldn't figure out the whole Beta.  Don't even know if it'll be patched in the full release.
 
2022-11-30 2:29:25 PM  

hubiestubert: Slowly, Warhammer is creeping towards the mainstream. Like the soft skittering of Slaanesh's Daemonettes or the soft chimes that festoon Feculent Gnarlmaws in the Gardens of Nurgle...


Given the reactions that humans in North America had to Covid-19 for multiple years?
I would say that it is mainstream.
 
2022-11-30 2:40:18 PM  

Intrepid00: hubiestubert: Slowly, Warhammer is creeping towards the mainstream. Like the soft skittering of Slaanesh's Daemonettes or the soft chimes that festoon Feculent Gnarlmaws in the Gardens of Nurgle...

Too bad the satire of it is lost on so many people.


Well it is satirizing the fantasy RPG genre to begin with, so the social, religious and political commentary that grew out of it tends to get overlooked.  A 400 page novel about the utter incompetence of the Imperiums bureaucracy and how they will turn lush, peaceful worlds into giant filing cabinets just out of spite isn't what people expect to find on a shelf full of covers featuring giant armored space marines fighting chaos demons.
 
2022-11-30 2:55:18 PM  
And if anyone ever makes a good Dungeons and Dragons move or a action D&D game Joe Manganiello will be laughing his off.
 
2022-11-30 3:15:50 PM  
Looking forward to Darktide. Loved Vermintide 2.

And that's my entire exposure to the Warhammer universe. I'd like to get into novels and/or rulebooks (though probably wouldn't ever PLAY the TTG. Just read them like I do for D&D)

Any advice on where to start dipping my toe in, metaphorically speaking?
 
2022-11-30 3:25:46 PM  
Which character appeared first: Slaanesh or Slan from Berserk? Just curious.
 
2022-11-30 4:05:25 PM  
I will admit to being a huge nerd.  Comics, superheroes, D+D, Video games, Star Wars, Mechwarrior, Babylon 5... You name it.  But Warhammer always felt like a bridge too far.  Anime too.

That said, I enjoyed Vermintide 1+2 and am downloading Darktide right now.
 
2022-11-30 4:12:25 PM  

NateAsbestos: Looking forward to Darktide. Loved Vermintide 2.

And that's my entire exposure to the Warhammer universe. I'd like to get into novels and/or rulebooks (though probably wouldn't ever PLAY the TTG. Just read them like I do for D&D)

Any advice on where to start dipping my toe in, metaphorically speaking?


The original Dawn of War plus expansions is one of the best RTS ever made.

In terms of books, the Gaunts Ghost series (band of brothers in 40k) and the Eisenhorn trilogy are great. The first 10 or so books of the Horus Heresy series are pretty good as well (excluding the dark angel book).

/Erebus is possibly the biggest dick in 40k
 
2022-11-30 4:43:07 PM  

AntonChigger: Erebus is possibly the biggest dick in 40k


And coming solely from the miniatures side, Huron Blackheart probably gets that title.
 
2022-11-30 5:38:41 PM  

ephemeralobject: Which character appeared first: Slaanesh or Slan from Berserk? Just curious.


Berserk was '89, Warhammer (and thus Slaanesh) came about a bit earlier in the decade.
 
2022-11-30 5:59:49 PM  

AntonChigger: NateAsbestos: Looking forward to Darktide. Loved Vermintide 2.

And that's my entire exposure to the Warhammer universe. I'd like to get into novels and/or rulebooks (though probably wouldn't ever PLAY the TTG. Just read them like I do for D&D)

Any advice on where to start dipping my toe in, metaphorically speaking?

The original Dawn of War plus expansions is one of the best RTS ever made.

In terms of books, the Gaunts Ghost series (band of brothers in 40k) and the Eisenhorn trilogy are great. The first 10 or so books of the Horus Heresy series are pretty good as well (excluding the dark angel book).

/Erebus is possibly the biggest dick in 40k


Got stuff to add to my list. Thank you!
 
2022-11-30 6:23:56 PM  

clkeagle: AntonChigger: Erebus is possibly the biggest dick in 40k

And coming solely from the miniatures side, Huron Blackheart probably gets that title.


In terms of his abilities, or how fiddly he is to assemble?
 
2022-11-30 6:46:22 PM  

NateAsbestos: Looking forward to Darktide. Loved Vermintide 2.

And that's my entire exposure to the Warhammer universe. I'd like to get into novels and/or rulebooks (though probably wouldn't ever PLAY the TTG. Just read them like I do for D&D)

Any advice on where to start dipping my toe in, metaphorically speaking?


Best: Inquistior Eisenhorn followed by Inquisitor Ravenor books. Not the usual engagements of troops, space marines, aliens and demons, but a great illustration of the 40K civilization as well as damn good spy stories with the agents of the Imperium and their accompanying mercs and specialists trying to stop cultists, corruption and otherworldly threats.

Space Marine Books: Try the Space Wolf stories centering around Ragnar Blackmane, going from his farked-up initiation as a nearly-killed child to space marine trying to redeem himself after an act of heroism/fark up none of his superiors can agree on other than to demote him to bodyguard.
Soul Drinkers' stories are another good series, a rogue Space Marine bunch who fall to pride and corruption and become marked for death by the Imperium, but try to stay in the Emperor's service in their own way as their numbers fall.
Finally, if you want eeevil Chaos Marines, Night Lords is a great break from norm as cruel space pirates trying to survive and scheme against both the Imperium and their fellow traitors, while Warsmith Honsou is an entertaining villain centering some Iron Warriors and Ultramarines books.

Regular humans: Gaunts Ghosts stories. Written by same guy behind the Inquisitor Eisenhorn/Ravenor books, follows a lone surviving military unit of specialists from a destroyed planet stupidly deployed into meat-grinder battles until the Imperium high command realizes their talents as stealth/infiltration/snipers and the like.

Comedy fare: Ciaphas Cain novels are pretty good Imperial guard fare with a phony hero playing the bit, but they're repetitive as the series goes on.
If the Emperor Had a Text to Speech Device (great lore dive along with a lot of immature non-PC humor) is worth a watch on YouTube before it gets pulled one day, if it hasn't already. The personalities and voices of the Emperor and his sons are canon to me, dammit.

And if you're curious on the Emperor of Mankind, there may still be The Last Church available free to read or a video version on YouTube. Rare but interesting bit on the Emperor's plans for humanity and his view of religion, and the irony of how it ended up.
 
2022-11-30 6:53:26 PM  
NateAsbestos:

Got stuff to add to my list. Thank you!

Yeah, I forgot the Horus Heresy stuff too.

Enjoyed one about the rarely seen Alpha Legion and how they came to betray the Emperor as well as how they operate on the sly; the Thousand Sons book on how they were corrupted by their arrogance and magic, and The Flight of the Eisenstein, which is The Hunt for Red October crossed with the film Event Horizon.
 
2022-11-30 7:03:48 PM  

Practical_Draconian: NateAsbestos: Looking forward to Darktide. Loved Vermintide 2.

And that's my entire exposure to the Warhammer universe. I'd like to get into novels and/or rulebooks (though probably wouldn't ever PLAY the TTG. Just read them like I do for D&D)

Any advice on where to start dipping my toe in, metaphorically speaking?

Best: Inquistior Eisenhorn followed by Inquisitor Ravenor books. Not the usual engagements of troops, space marines, aliens and demons, but a great illustration of the 40K civilization as well as damn good spy stories with the agents of the Imperium and their accompanying mercs and specialists trying to stop cultists, corruption and otherworldly threats.

Space Marine Books: Try the Space Wolf stories centering around Ragnar Blackmane, going from his farked-up initiation as a nearly-killed child to space marine trying to redeem himself after an act of heroism/fark up none of his superiors can agree on other than to demote him to bodyguard.
Soul Drinkers' stories are another good series, a rogue Space Marine bunch who fall to pride and corruption and become marked for death by the Imperium, but try to stay in the Emperor's service in their own way as their numbers fall.
Finally, if you want eeevil Chaos Marines, Night Lords is a great break from norm as cruel space pirates trying to survive and scheme against both the Imperium and their fellow traitors, while Warsmith Honsou is an entertaining villain centering some Iron Warriors and Ultramarines books.

Regular humans: Gaunts Ghosts stories. Written by same guy behind the Inquisitor Eisenhorn/Ravenor books, follows a lone surviving military unit of specialists from a destroyed planet stupidly deployed into meat-grinder battles until the Imperium high command realizes their talents as stealth/infiltration/snipers and the like.

Comedy fare: Ciaphas Cain novels are pretty good Imperial guard fare with a phony hero playing the bit, but they're repetitive as the series goes on.
If the Emperor Had a Text to Speech Device (great lore dive along with a lot of immature non-PC humor) is worth a watch on YouTube before it gets pulled one day, if it hasn't already. The personalities and voices of the Emperor and his sons are canon to me, dammit.

And if you're curious on the Emperor of Mankind, there may still be The Last Church available free to read or a video version on YouTube. Rare but interesting bit on the Emperor's plans for humanity and his view of religion, and the irony of how it ended up.


Awesome. Thank you.
 
2022-11-30 7:33:22 PM  
Another lore source to check out: 40K Theories on YouTube.

Good lore dive, art, and acting voices as it ponders the mysteries of 40K's long history, and often mentions from what books the info is from.

Haven't been active lately as the guy who creates it has had health problems the past year or so, but plenty of videos and guest voices filling in an occasional new video.
 
2022-11-30 7:59:05 PM  

NateAsbestos: Looking forward to Darktide. Loved Vermintide 2.

And that's my entire exposure to the Warhammer universe. I'd like to get into novels and/or rulebooks (though probably wouldn't ever PLAY the TTG. Just read them like I do for D&D)

Any advice on where to start dipping my toe in, metaphorically speaking?


Luetin09
 
2022-11-30 11:30:18 PM  

Practical_Draconian: If the Emperor Had a Text to Speech Device (great lore dive along with a lot of immature non-PC humor) is worth a watch on YouTube before it gets pulled one day, if it hasn't already. The personalities and voices of the Emperor and his sons are canon to me, dammit.


Started listening and enjoyable. Thanks for the tip.
 
2022-12-01 6:06:05 AM  

NateAsbestos: Looking forward to Darktide. Loved Vermintide 2.

And that's my entire exposure to the Warhammer universe. I'd like to get into novels and/or rulebooks (though probably wouldn't ever PLAY the TTG. Just read them like I do for D&D)

Any advice on where to start dipping my toe in, metaphorically speaking?


Rule #1 for Warhammer/Warhammer 40k books: If it's written by Dan Abnett, it's good.
 
2022-12-01 11:24:14 AM  

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2022-12-01 2:45:44 PM  

batlock666: NateAsbestos: Looking forward to Darktide. Loved Vermintide 2.

And that's my entire exposure to the Warhammer universe. I'd like to get into novels and/or rulebooks (though probably wouldn't ever PLAY the TTG. Just read them like I do for D&D)

Any advice on where to start dipping my toe in, metaphorically speaking?

Rule #1 for Warhammer/Warhammer 40k books: If it's written by Dan Abnett, it's good.


Goes for comic books, too; esp the Legion run.
 
2022-12-01 5:38:50 PM  

Intrepid00: hubiestubert: Slowly, Warhammer is creeping towards the mainstream. Like the soft skittering of Slaanesh's Daemonettes or the soft chimes that festoon Feculent Gnarlmaws in the Gardens of Nurgle...

Too bad the satire of it is lost on so many people.


It's only sarcasm until someone takes it seriously, then it's simply embarrassing.
 
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