I like the corroded undead look to these. I prefer that aesthetic for the Necrons over the shiny, happy android look they often get. These look like they just finished digging themselves out of a grave.
Patreon is an income scheme. To say it’s just a donation is like saying that you’re only giving a donation to your prostitute’s charitable beneficent fund for their company.
This is all really simple. Produce fan content all you like but if you turn it into a moneymaking business you’ll probably fall foul of copyright laws - same as with every other damn thing on the planet. You want to be free to make money on an IP? Invent your own.
Musicians who don’t want to pay mechanical royalties don’t release covers, they write their own songs. Instant copyright!
You want to show off your GW fan fiction? Go for it. You want to get paid for it as a job? Work for GW, or write something you created without their IP and no problem.
That would be Ian Livingstone who cashed out of GW a few years after it got round copyright from Tolkien by creating its Warhammer branded fantasy world…
Also written at a time when tabletop gaming of this kind was mostly limited to about a hundred Anoraks that lived near to an old hobby shop set up by the GW forebears. Now, thanks mostly to GW, it’s a multi billion industry that employs tens of thousands and has fans in almost every country in the world.
Just seems like the typical internet argument to me: when it’s something I make, I should be paid for my time and effort. When it’s something someone else makes, I should get it for free. From pirating music to YouTubing entire novels to stop musicians and authors earning a living, the selfishness of many is really depressing.
If you don’t like GW’s products you are entirely free to NOT buy from them. They aren’t the government. You aren’t forced to buy Space Marine miniatures or invest in Black Library fiction. If you like their stuff, you can buy what you want of it. That’s capitalism, unfortunately. If the internet wants global communism with a communally funded creative sector, that might be quite cool for all the creatives like me, but I get the impression the same ones bitching about GW controlling copyright are the same ones saying they don’t want government telling them what to do.
As everyone keeps saying, if you want to make GW themed fan material you absolutely can, just don’t go round turning it into a business and expect to be free of all laws. Or, like Ian Livingstone did, invent something new and make your money off your own IP. Just don’t go complaining when some dick on YouTube steals it and sells it as their own content and then is outraged when you kindly ask them to stop profiting off your own creations.
You can switch the sarcophagus between different Dreadnought chassis as this happened a lot in the old legion days as Dreadnought chassis were redesigned and altered over the Crusade.
From what I’ve read of the Primaris Dreadnoughts though, only Primaris get interred in the larger sarcophagus as it has some limitation to Primaris physiology. So ancient firstborns can move between say a Castaferrum and a Contemptor chassis (though still rare in the 41st millennium as there simply isn’t a lot of spare dreadnoughts lying around) but a Primaris can only be interred in a Primaris dread designed by Cawl.
It doesn’t make a whole lot of sense lore wise but then very little of the Primaris-vehicle only rules make any sense as they’re game rules countermanding the lore metaverse.
Most Night Lords seem to believe he was there and died during the final siege battles, but none of them seem 100% sure and some Night Lords have argued that he probably survived somehow.
We’ll have to wait and see how the last few Siege of Terra books go. I’m sure they’ll cover such a popular character’s death (if indeed he really does die).
Don’t know about the painting side but I was very “meh” about the Imperial Fists until the Siege of Terra. Reading about them holding the line against overwhelming odds has pushed them towards being one of my favourites.
They’re like Rocky: keep getting hit but keep getting back up again.
I used to know Jeremy Kyle. Got very drunk with him at a private poker game in a Manchester casino. Only realised midway in that most of the people there were local gangsters.
I sobered up quickly as my wallet wasn’t as hefty as Mr Kyle’s…
Hard to even speculate beyond a guess but I agree He would likely have to allow some state sanctioned religion as Malcador’s experiments in faith had already altered the scenario and momentum was beyond even the Primarchs at that point.
Guilliman still likely takes a leading role as nobody exists to do that job bar him. He’s a natural empire building bureaucrat. Even Dorn seems to have recognised that in his erstwhile brother. Whether Guilliman’s reorganisation of the Codex era went ahead as it did, hard to say.
One thing we do know, the Emperor planned to greatly expand the Grey Knights into a fully fledged scouring legion. Initially, He hoped to tempt Magnus back to lead them in vengeance crusade mode but that didn’t pan out due to Magnus’ inherent dickishness. Still, between Dorn’s “Investigators” (I.e. the inquisition) and Malcador/Ianus’ Grey Knights project you’d have had a start to a new crusade that smacks a lot of the Scouring.
Tbh, I’m not sure I see a huge amount changing in the short to medium term. Sure, if the Emperor can speak occasionally then He perhaps alters or prevents some of the political upheavals and Grimdark leanings of humanity but the fundamental situation stays the same: The Emperor is bound to the Throne. The Webway is abandoned and scarred beyond repair at Magnus’ Folly. The hellgate is held closed with a doomsday device fitted by Vulkan preventing the opening of the gateway or the Emperor’s absence. The imperium is horrendously wounded, in turmoil, trillions dead, religions flourishing, wailing and gnashing of teeth, dead heroes, escaped villains etc etc.
It’s just older 40K lore that the Emperor is conscious and giving occasional orders. But as Roboute Guilliman has found out, you can still speak with the Emperor on the Throne, it’s just a harrowing psychic experience (and a rare one).
One of the great tragedies of the setting seems to be how much was inevitable the moment a few selfish/deluded individuals began to act. Like the fall of the Roman Empire, it begins with a handful of small events but soon enough is unstoppable.
A great creative and game playing mind! I’d say he’ll be missed but he’s left so much in the metaverse of Warhammer (not to mention unseen design notes and sketches running to thousands of pages that Gav Thorpe has mentioned) I doubt we’ll ever miss his input.
Ask your opponent at the local store. It’s not an egregious idea. Hardly asking for a hive tyrant pet for your chapter master or anything. A tech-priest associating with space marines is pretty normal lore wise and obvious examples abound (especially as Guilliman brings back legion era norms, when tech-priests accompanied Astartes as direct counsel and functionaries).
If the rules don’t allow it for tournament play, I doubt many friendly game players will mind as long as you check first.
Agree with the above. Fan fiction is by fans for fans. Fan paid for subscription content is a business profiting from someone else’s IP.
I make fan art and stories (and have helped on animation). I do it because I love it not to pay my bills. As soon as you’re running a business you have to deal with the IP owners. You sell your Marvel themed tv show with existing marvel IP and you think Marvel doesn’t say, “hello, lawyers…”
Robot Chicken and Family Guy approached Lucasfilm for prior permission.
Like I said, Bruva had a kid, got another job and was already on hiatus. His video said GW hadn’t contacted him so it seems he’s just shutting TTS just in case. Parody can be a fair use exception and I expect it probably would be accepted if it came down to it. But from my perspective, this seems more like Alfa taking a long break rather than see whether GW write or not.
He’s voluntarily taking down TTS and hasn’t been contacted by GW from the sounds of things. He’s going on hiatus and I haven’t seen anything purged. But I’m sure there will be thousands of fans already downloaded everything TTS.
Not a large army. Seems to be hundreds at the most but then they definitely existed back then. Outcast Dead is a little difficult to parse as the Thunder Warrior lore has been filled in long after that novel was written. In the lore existing when Graham McNeill wrote about the psi wars, the TW were around a lot earlier. It’s only later lore books that place them in a narrower timeline.
I think the operative word there is “can”. I guess like smoking can cause cancer, it doesn’t always, but you’re taking the risk every time.
That seems to be the early Custodes. Warriors of gold defeating the cognoscynths in the psi-wars? The Custodes were seen with the Emperor before He became the Emperor. They were there before the Chronicles of Ursh which were a thousand years before the unification wars when psychic sorcery and chaos cults ruled much of barbarian Terra. Though the timeline is purposely vague, the Custodian lore does have giants in crimson and gold at battles way before anything in the 29th millennium.
The Thunder Warriors and Custodes are psychically resistant gene troops. The Sisters of Silence (or their untouchable precursors of Terra’s earlier wars) seem less a psychic resistance troop and more a witch Hunter/disruptor.
The Emperor is so powerful He can operate without any trouble from their presence but even Malcador and Magnus feel their impact, so it seems less like the Emperor is connected to them and just more able to shrug off their effect by dint of sheer mind bending powers.
The homeworld of the Null Maidens is a possible lore explanation. But it could also be from a particular techno barbarian cult. It is in the Silent Sisterhood lore - the redacted planet from which the first cohort sprang as an imperial army unit - but there’s not much on the Sensei/Illuminati that seems canon any more so that’s the problem area.