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Hello? [Feb. 12th, 2008|02:13 pm]
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the_boy_oram

Anyone here? Newbie to taunt and destroy. Hellooo? Got some Necromunda fiction needs a good tearing to shreds ... any takers?

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Hey, folks [Oct. 20th, 2007|06:10 pm]
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synabetic
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[Current Location |Victoria, B.C.]
[music |Velvet Acid Christ - "Calling ov the Dead"]

It's been awhile since I posted in this damned place... So I just thought I'd swing by and say that I picked up the Blackhearts Omnibus by Nathan Long. I have the first book, Valnir's Bane, so the Omnibus with the other two novels and a couple short stories (one of which was lengthened from it's original version) seemed like a fair bet. We'll see how it goes...

I also finally got my hands on Wild Kingdoms and Savage City by Robert Earl. I really dug The Burning Shore and so this made me happy. I was even happier to discover that these follow-up books were great fun to read. Not perfect, but fun. I don't like the fact that a major plot-point is revealed on the back of the cover to Savage City (which also had a typo, if I'm not mistaken). Anyone else read this series?

And as my icon suggests, I fit in Fell Cargo by the immortal Dan Abnett before the aforementioned. I had the book for quite some time, so it was nice to get to it (fully). A rolicking great time of a tale! Short, sweet, and full-on action. Easily read and enjoyed by most Warhammer fans, I'd say.

Hope you all are well! And what Warhammery goodness have you been reading?

Oh, and interestingly, I discovered Nathan Long's blog... which is right here on Livejournal.

Cheers :)
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Ahriman [Jun. 30th, 2007|02:40 pm]
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trouble166
I was reading a book and found out that Ahriman is the name of the evil deity from the Zoroastrianism religion and the good deity's name is Mazda (scary, isn't it? :) ).
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*dusts off community* [Aug. 9th, 2006|10:40 pm]
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synabetic
Hey everyone! :)

Hope ye all are well...

Lots of cool stuff coming out of the Black Library. Finished up Horus Rising a while back... excellent stuff. Next BL book I plan on reading is Fell Cargo. However, I needed a wee break from all the Warhammery Goodness and have been reading the 2000AD novels from Black Flame.

Okay, so you Warhammer 40k nuts will love the Rogue Trooper, Nikolai Dante, Strontium Dog, Judge Dredd, ABC Warriors and Durham Red novels.
Trust me.
Espeically Rogue Trooper and Durham Red, Check them out... And some of the same writers that write for BL write the 2000AD books... like Gordon Rennie, for instance.
Speaking of 2000AD, the greatest comic in The Galaxy, if you are an earthlet who loves it, likes it, or wonders about it, come on over and join the 2000ad lj community I started. Discussion of things related or similar to stuff from 2000AD is welcome, too.

Okay, enough of the 2000AD banter. Let's see some more posts here or something!
:)

Oh yeah, let's keep that Galaxy burning, too.

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Horus and the Iron Warriors [May. 15th, 2006|09:04 pm]
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trouble166
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I recently finished book 1 of the Horus Heresy by Dan Abnett.  INCREDIBLE!  It's cool when I got to know some people's first names before they became the way they were (ie. Lucious the eternal, Abbadon the despoiler, etc.).  I am looking forward to books 2 & 3 of the series.  

I have heard that there are other books about the Iron Warriors besides Storm Of Iron.  Is there any truth to that and what are the names of the books?

Thanks for your input.
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So... [Nov. 11th, 2005|05:04 pm]
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ssmodk
What your favorite Warhammer novel (40K, fantasy, even Dark Future)?


(Mine is Necropolis.)
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Been awhile... [Oct. 20th, 2005|03:32 pm]
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synabetic
Okay... so what's everyone up to? Who's reading what, eh?

I'm still working my way throught that pile of Warhammer novels I scored a few months ago...hehehe...

Also, if anyone wants to post WH short fiction here, be my guest! :D

Cheers,
Steve
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Score! [Aug. 9th, 2005|02:34 pm]
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synabetic
It's been awhile since there was a post in here... So I just thought I would brag about my latest haul.

I discovered a local magazine shop recently... And in their used book section, they had Warhammer novels in great shape for $3 a piece.
So, I piceked up: The Burning Shore, Swords of the Empire and Valnir's Bane.
Then I found out that the last day this shop would be open was on Sunday. Sure, this made me sad... but the was a silver lining.
For me, anyway.

I went to the shop last Sunday and the owner said I could take any of the used books I wanted for $1 a pop...

So then, I ended up with:
The Blades of Chaos, The Heart of Chaos, Ursun's Teeth, The Laughter of the Dark Gods, Into the Maelstrom, Mark of Damnation, Grey Knights, Dawn of War, Plague Daemon, Zavant, Sacred Flesh and the orginal Wolf Riders and Red Thirst anthologies from 89-09!
13 bucks. All in awesome shape.

I also picked up Fifteen Hours (new 40k novel for full price along with some sweet non Warhammer sci-fi/fantasy/medieval Irsih monk murder mystery books for the dollar price (including a pristine copy of Robert Silverberg's 'At Winter's End'!) and some new Elquest graphic novels for $2 each.

Grand total for Sunday was $28 and some change.

Too bad that store closed. I may not have gotten such a sweet deal, sure, but it was an awesome place to go.

Anyhow, I just finished up The Burning Shore and I have to say that, despite all the bad reviews, I freaking loved that book. Sure, the writing has some flaws, but the story is great and moves at a nice clip. Plus, it's a Warhammer Fantasy novel set in Lustria... Very cool. Or hot. And humid.

Hope you all are well!

-Steve
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The Geek Shall Inherit the Earth... [May. 19th, 2005|08:42 am]
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bitterfun
The Bible, ie. Revelations predicted that the Geek shall inherit the Earth and I See the End is possibly Nigh. With the last of the Star Trek TV shows slipping from televison and with no more Star Wars films in the filming process I fear for the people. There will be hordes of unentertained geeks roaming the streets looking for the next LARP, gaming session or LAN party and being horribly disappointed. No longer will the Earth be saved by the Saviors like Lucas that defend the masses’ normality and sanity be containing the Geekdom in year long queues in front of movie theaters. I fear that, soon, there will be a con(convention) every weekend to fill void. I fear that custom made vampire fangs will be worn on a daily rigor and that our fast food workers will begin claiming they are the Prince of their respective Cities and refuse to serve you the burger because you look like a werewolf. The Renaissance Fairs will slowly spread out and overcome the baseball diamonds and foot ball fields. The bars and coffee shops will be filled with reverberated words like 'magick' and 'faerie' and pickup lines will include 'asking for the Embrace' and girls will roll 20 sided dice as a Saving Throw to escape their suitors’ unbathed clutches. There is nothing to occupy the minds of the perpetual-virgin. There is nothing to contain that madness.

God help us all.

I’ve included this handy chart so that you too can see all that the Geek have encompassed. Please note, Trekkies, Star Wars & Tolkien fans should be considered within the same category.



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(no subject) [May. 10th, 2005|02:33 pm]
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trouble166
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[music |Faith No More-Epic]

I recently purchased the new Warhammer FRP. I like it for the most part, but what's annoying me most about the new game is they're going the way of AD&D 2nd, 3rd, 3.5, etc with bringing out tons of supplements.

Here are my likes/dislikes of the new game.

Likes:

WIZARDS OF THE COAST DID NOT GET THEIR HANDS ON IT!!!!
Art work on every page (all around the borders of the pages as well as good pics for the classes, etc.)
What happens when magic goes *BOINK*
They included all the wizard classes from the 1st ed. supplement
They included more slayer classes from the 1st ed. Dwarfs supplement
They included more gods for the non human races (elves & dwarves anyways)
New classes specifically for race as well as country of origin
It's all based on d10 or percentage
Insanity is improved

Dislikes:

Having to buy supplements (probably lots of them)
Spells and lack thereof
The lacking beastiary (new supplement out now)
100 exp=5% now instead of 10%
Focuses mostly on The Empire (probably yet even more supplements to find out more about other places like Norsca, Kislev, Worlds Edge Mountains, etc.)
They have specific classes for certain countries of origin (non Empire) and therefore see above
I didn't notice much of a history of the world (ie. how the dark powers entered the world, etc....probably yet another supplement)
Have I mentioned my disdain for lots of supplements?


Overall, it's not a bad game. I am VERY glad Wizards did not get their hands on it and I am also glad they kept the game very similar to 1st Edition.
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