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    6 KB Black Library MARKETING ASSISTANT Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)10:31 No.14556877  

    Salary: £14,000 - £18,000

    Black Library is seeking a talented individual who will assist with all areas of marketing in order to promote and build the Black Library brand. The successful candidate will be responsible for writing engaging and inspiring commercial copy and working with the Black Library Studio to deliver exciting promotional material.

    Key tasks:

    * Enact marketing plans to retain and develop sales to Games Workshop core customers.
    * Write high quality commercial copy that calls customers to action.
    * Provide marketing support to help maximise our BL Publishing offer through the book trade.
    * Support the Direct business by assisting with online initiatives.
    * Utilise community marketing to benefit all sales channels.
    * Plan and attend events that help fulfil the sales and marketing strategies.

    You will need to:

    * Have the desire and ability to work in a commercial environment.
    * Have a firm understanding of the Black Library range and Games Workshop’s core IP.
    * Have excellent organisational skills and an ability to prioritise a busy workload with a strong focus on both internal and external customer service.
    * Possess excellent and accurate verbal and written communication skills.
    * Be able to work under your own initiative to meet deadlines.

    The successful candidate will be innovative, flexible and a strong team player.

    If you have any questions regarding this role please contact Andy Smillie, Online Sales & Marketing Manager, on 0115 900 4183 or via email andy.smillie@games-workshop.co.uk.

    To apply, please send your CV and covering letter, stating why you would like to apply and what you will contribute to the role, to hr.recruitment@games-workshop.co.uk. Quoting reference number 244 The closing date for applications is Noon on Friday 29th April.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)10:33 No.14556886
    * Write high quality commer-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)10:33 No.14556889
    How about die in a fire
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)10:34 No.14556896
    Bit strong. No would suffice
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)10:44 No.14556988
    Worth doing just for the interview...
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)10:47 No.14557006

    marketing plans... for BL?
    ...hard mode, this....
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)10:48 No.14557014
    Oh shit, this is in my city (Nottingham UK).

    Too bad I've never read a single 40k novel.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)10:50 No.14557031
    I'm new here, is this shit real or troll? Has this happened before?
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)10:52 No.14557051
    So. Apply. If you get an interview, you may get a tour of the secret lair.
    Well, a trip to the BL website would prove it to be real.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)10:55 No.14557064
    That's a low salary.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)10:55 No.14557071

    I'm going to have to send in my resume...
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)10:56 No.14557074
    The Black Library is a real publisher.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)10:56 No.14557080

    It's more than 4 times what I'm pulling now, so you can't really knock it...
    >> Milleim 04/11/11(Mon)10:57 No.14557090
    Here's a marketing plan for you....

    Fire Matt Ward.

    Establish canon that CANNOT be fucked with. I.E. "This is how shit went down. This is the story. This is who was involved. Any deviation and you get sacked. Any "Spicing up" and you get sacked. Any Spiritual Liege...and you will get beaten with a sack. Full of doorknobs and scorpions."

    Watch GM profits soar.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)10:57 No.14557096
    What are you doing now? It can't be full-time.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)10:58 No.14557101
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    someone go to that interview!

    you might get the chance to kill matt ward!
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)10:58 No.14557102
    Marketing Assistant is an over subscribed role, however. It's about the same wage a Local News Reporter would get.

    And it's a foot in the door of publishing land
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)10:58 No.14557104
    I was asking if this is the 1st time that a publisher/company looks for people directly posting on /tg/

    I could't get this position anyway, I'm Italian, I'm just curious about this
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)11:00 No.14557129
    Its just a copy paste. Do you actually think they're recruiting on another site?
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)11:00 No.14557131
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    Shiiiiiiiit. This would be my dream job. If I had any experience and/or talent with 40k painting/sculpting/anything whatsoever.

    On a related note, Reaper Mini are always looking for talented drawfags on a commission basis. Too bad I can't draw either, fuck.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)11:00 No.14557132
    OP here.
    Fuck no. I just saw it on BL website (it's one of my feeds) and posted it here.

    fa/tg/uys quite often post jobs for games companies here.

    Also, aren't GW hiring in italy at the mo? Probably for a someone to organise Bunga Bunga parties for Matt Ward.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)11:01 No.14557141
    >Black Library
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)11:04 No.14557161
    Then you are a bro among fa/tg/uys, thanks about the clarification. I found wierd that a company would post job ads on this site, that's what interested me.

    I don't give an f is GW is hiring in Italy, I don't wargame and I don't know who Matt Ward is.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)11:06 No.14557177
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    He's the Berlusconi of the Wargaming world.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)11:07 No.14557184

    >The next open submissions window will begin May 2011.

    Woops, knew I forgot somthing. TIME TO WRITE A NOVEL IN LESS THAN A MONTH.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)11:08 No.14557192
    Well, you have at least 10 weeks.

    And also, it's 12thousand words.

    You can do that.
    >> I apologised on 4chan !!857o4GkKJgy 04/11/11(Mon)11:08 No.14557198

    They've got plenty of people working in Customer Support, it's any sort of Quality Control division they don't have.

    Like, at all. Even on a philisophical level.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)11:11 No.14557221
    Sounds like a fun job- but then, to get it I'd have to read all the GW books. Some sacrifices are too great.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)11:13 No.14557232
    >Past experience tells us that we’ll receive many hundreds of submissions, even during such a short submissions window. Responding to every single one would take up valuable time better spent working on the fantastic novels and short stories that are worthy of publication.

    >Your novel will never be worthy of publication
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)11:18 No.14557260
    Her eyes were pools of oceans
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)11:20 No.14557272
    Her arms were slender slabs of meaty sinew and tough, wiry nerve a-throbbing with electrical impulses. Her skin was white like anthrax.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)11:24 No.14557290
    >> What are you doing now? It can't be full-time.

    It's not...

    I'm a freelance (crappy) artist, semi-professional writer who's been reduced to writing homoerotic fiction for table scraps while trying to take care of my wife who received a brain injury right before giving birth and now has uncontrollable seizures, so she can't work so thus no longer qualifies for health care.

    So yah, I'd relocate to the UK and write grimderp for 36k a year.

    I'd fix Mat Ward's bullshit while I'm at it if the let me... It's not really all that hard actually, a single novel about the corruption and slow decline of one generation of Grey Knights could do it...
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)11:25 No.14557295

    Is that a quote?
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)11:27 No.14557320

    That's not all that hard.

    I once wrote a novel in three weeks, edited and all (unlike my posts here) involving the back story of Prince Nuada from Hellboy 2

    Sadly Dark Horse wouldn't even look at it..
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)11:27 No.14557322
    You mean is a bald, old, perverted nutjob that somehow was elected as PM?
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)11:27 No.14557323
    Dude, that's... brutal. All symphathies to you. Dare I ask about your kid?
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)11:31 No.14557358
    >>On a related note, Reaper Mini are always looking for talented drawfags on a commission basis. Too bad I can't draw either, fuck.

    Can you provide a link?
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)11:37 No.14557406
    >> Dude, that's... brutal. All symphathies to you. Dare I ask about your kid?

    The accident left our car a smoking wreak but actually, in some kind of epic miracle she was born completely healthy. The doctors were fucking amazed. They said the had literally never seen a baby score that high on their health chart.

    Currently she's the smartest of all three of my kids by a long shot, and has only ever had one health issue, which was a little excema that cleared up after a few weeks.

    So, all things considered my family got a good deal. I'd have be some kind of moron to not go for this job, even if it does mean leaving the states.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)11:40 No.14557430
    >homoerotic fiction
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)11:42 No.14557458
    Good... I can exhale now. Wishing all of you the best of luck, which you clearly deserve after having to go through that kind of nightmare.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)11:42 No.14557460


    *takes a small bow*
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)11:48 No.14557508
    Might be an advantage in Black Library interviews:
    'We'd like to ask you what unique qualities you feel you and you alone can bring to this role.'
    'Well... here and now I can give you over nine hundred synonyms- words, phrases, and poetic allusions- for the word "penis".'
    '.....good God.'
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)11:50 No.14557526
    >> 'Well... here and now I can give you over nine hundred synonyms- words, phrases, and poetic allusions- for the word "penis".'


    'kidney cracker' is my favorite lol

    You don't even want to know some of the euphemisms for 'anus'
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)11:51 No.14557532
    Of course it'd be funny as hell if whoever gets the job wrote in female space marines
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)11:53 No.14557542

    Why yes, yes I can.


    The idea is that you do one-off pieces for them until they like you, and then you might be offered a full-time position. Worst-case-scenario is that this looks mighty impressive on your GW application.


    You should think about coming here with or without having to write grimderp. NHS would at least partially cover medical costs. If your from the almighty Anglosphere then UK Immigration won't give a shit.
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    Not the guy you're talking to, but I'm working on submitting something right now. There's also a short story section for those of us not crazy enough to go for the full novel.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)12:00 No.14557631
    >> You should think about coming here with or without having to write grimderp. NHS would at least partially cover medical costs. If your from the almighty Anglosphere then UK Immigration won't give a shit.

    It's definitely worth thinking about.

    Kinda worried about the anglosphere thing though, what does that mean exactly?
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)12:03 No.14557651
    English speaking. Not a swarthy foreigner.

    White and British Commonwealth preferred, I think.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)12:03 No.14557653
    Just means the English-speaking world... although it does have a sci-fi sound to it.
    'Strap him into the Anglosphere!'
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)12:04 No.14557660

    If you speak fluent English and you're white, you've got nothing at all to worry about. It's not as blatantly racist as Australian immigration, but we're getting there under the new government.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)12:05 No.14557670
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)12:07 No.14557687
    Is /tg/ a bad enough dude to write 1000 words of sample text generated mostly through tables and submit it to GW?

    Let's start: someone roll 29d100 for Space Marine chapter generation. Also, are they the protagonists or antagonists?
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)12:08 No.14557692
    The Abyssal Jaws were created earlier, and they are entirely awesome.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)13:26 No.14558322
    Abyssal jews?
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)13:58 No.14558517
    Base a short story on them, submit it.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)14:14 No.14558644
    Not a bad place to start
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)15:46 No.14559440
    >You don't even want to know some of the euphemisms for 'anus'
    Dammit, son, you done went and got me curious.
    Let's hear some.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)15:53 No.14559519
    Somebody copypaste 1d4chan's archive of Emperor's Nightmare writefaggotry, call it an anthology and submit that. If someone manages to get the Emperor's Nightmares canonized, they win. I don't even know what they win, but they win it. Forever.
    >> Just a note... Aaron Dembski-Bowden 04/11/11(Mon)15:55 No.14559535
    I usually avoid posting in Black Library threads - for obvious reasons - but this one's quite commentable. Never hurts to share a little info.

    Mat Ward has nothing to do with the Black Library, dude. He's Games Dev.

    Actually, you might be surprised. The stigma of "tie-in" fiction is largely gone from the industry itself (at least behind the scenes, where the money is made and the deals are done), and Black Library is taken pretty seriously - especially due to its sales and bestsellers in the last 18 months. Don't make the mistake of attributing the way the business was run 10, or even 4-5 years ago, as the way things work now. That's the biggest mistake detractors of BL tend to make. Different eras, and all that.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)16:00 No.14559578

    I'm skeptical, but if it really is you, I'm a fan of your work. Is there a reason you post on bolter and chainsword in particular? (Kudos on that, by the way. The 40k community seems to really appreciate it. I know I do. Always nice to have the writer take time to answer questions...)

    Have you ever thought about writing a Blood Ravens novel? Goodness knows they need a competent writer, and you'd definitely be the man for the job.
    >> Aaron Dembski-Bowden 04/11/11(Mon)16:08 No.14559645

    I appreciate the vote of confidence, but I'd rather not touch the Blood Ravens in their current state. They're pretty much distinctly THQ's, uh, "slice" of the IP, if you get me? While there's always that "everything is canon and nothing is canon" axiom (...trope? ...cliche?), they're a distinct corner of the IP that feels increasingly silly and ugly to me. I'm not deriding them, mind you. I get their appeal, it's just not up my alley, after all that's come before.

    I post on the B&C more than, say WarSeer (or whatever) because there's a significantly killer signal-to-noise ratio, and way less anger. It's also a conversion idea-stealing goldmine, because I'm a fucking chimp when it comes to making my own conversions. I put a Space Marine bionic on a Chaos Marine and secretly herald myself a genius. So any real inspiration is always rad.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)16:10 No.14559657

    Since you're supposedly doing a Grey Knights book, are you going to go more in-depth about characters like Draigo e.g. shed some light on why he's got Mephiston-esque physical prowess instead of that which is usually the case with Grand Masters/Chapter Masters?

    Of course if it's not set in late 41st, that issue would not come up (although Draigo does time travel in the Warp).
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)16:10 No.14559660

    How is your ork shaman doing?

    >(documents onifire

    I hope captcha isn't doing Tzeentch stuff and predicting the fate of ADB's novel drafts... Hey, maybe it is the next Goto novel...
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)16:13 No.14559677
    Thanks for the explanation. Bit sad that no one seems to like the Ravens, but I can't blame them with the way they've been handled.Oh well. Well, if anyone could redeem the half dozen or so bad novels...

    What're your thoughts on the new Grey Knights? Will the changes in the fluff affect details of novels/handling of the Inquisition in any way?
    >> Aaron Dembski-Bowden 04/11/11(Mon)16:18 No.14559727
    I'm not touching any of the special characters. It's set in 438.M41, so a good few centuries before Mat Ward's 'dex. I didn't really find those characters all that appealing to write about, and in fairness, I doubt Games Dev ever expected (or cared) since they never asked. But I had ideas for my own squad, anyway.

    I went back to my troll rogue, because I'm too lazy and short on time to learn a new class, really. I also volunteered to be an ore mule for Katie, because she wanted double crafting professions back in, like... Burning Crusade or something. But I barely play WoW now, because free time eludes me. It was great for condensing several hobbies into one (gaming, roleplaying, free-time writing, etc.), but it was poison to get anything else done. Also, my guild is worthless at PvP, which was my primary interest apart from roleplaying.

    Please note: I am also worthless at PvP. Just an enthusiastic amateur. Born casual.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)16:21 No.14559751
    >so a good few centuries before Mat Ward's 'dex.

    Thank the God-Emperor. Will you be working around the stupider parts of the new Codex fluff? It's easily Goto-tier in places...
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)16:22 No.14559763

    Just for curiosities sake: Do the Atramentar(sp?) play a role in Blood Reaver? And are we going to see more Heresy era stuff in that novel?
    >> Aaron Dembski-Bowden 04/11/11(Mon)16:25 No.14559783

    I think the rules are great. I'm not a huge fan of some of the changes, I admit, but it's the nature of the game. At a push, I'd say I'm trying to play closer to the "purity through devotion" angle from before, rather than the "pure, no matter what corrupt stuff we do" angle of the new incarnation.

    Perfection should be effort to maintain - at least in the narrative sense - or it's a worthless struggle. Hell, if it's not even a struggle at all, it's debatable that it's even something worth exploring in a narrative context. Not much of a story, when your main characters are so absolutely unthreatenable.

    Without commenting too much (as I said, I reckon the rules are pretty great) my editor did ask:

    "Possible place for a Dreadknight, in the climactic battle?"

    My exact response was: "That really won't be happening, Nick."
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)16:27 No.14559808
    Don't post any write faggotry on /tg/, it makes it unsubmitable if you post your work on an open forum.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)16:29 No.14559825
    rolled 2 = 2

    With that statement, you may just have converted every fa/tg/uy who wasn't already a fan. I, for one, am definitely getting the novel now.

    What're your thoughts on the Alpha Legion? How do you see the sneakiest marines- still working for the Imperium, or among the lost and the damned?
    >> Aaron Dembski-Bowden 04/11/11(Mon)16:30 No.14559833
    Starting to feel like a cunt for accidentally derailing the thread now. I'll keep this brief, and go make some more of this grotesque green tea in a bit.

    There's much more of an expanded cast in Blood Reaver, and even First Claw get more attention and development (like Uzas and Variel, especially). The Atramentar actually don't show up much, largely because the Exalted relies more on his newfound Raptor Cult, the Bleeding Eyes, which is an intentional slight to the Terminators. Talos also finds a significant reason to start distrusting Malek, despite the fact they were chums in Soul Hunter.

    There's definitely more Heresy-era stuff in there. Two flashbacks to fighting in the Imperial Palace, and one of Curze's personal chamber, when several of his chosen watch him slowly losing his mind.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)16:33 No.14559862
    No, no, we're grateful that you'd take the time to answer our questions! From the horse's mouth, as it were.

    So the Night Lords are going to show the paranoid aspect of their characters? Cool.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)16:34 No.14559877

    Meh, there are so many more questions I have. Feel like asking you shittons of stuff about writing and your opinion on the setting. oh well...
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)16:35 No.14559883
    The Alphas seem pretty lost to me.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)16:39 No.14559925
    Don't feel bad. Every time you post here we get a point in our competition of creator appearance one-upmanship with /co/.
    >> Aaron Dembski-Bowden 04/11/11(Mon)16:41 No.14559948

    That's the plan, though I want that to reach its apex in the third novel. I tend to see (read: hope) the them of Soul Hunter was one of exhaustion and degeneration, and having to remain brothers with kin that you absolutely loathed. Blood Reaver is more focused on the fact that no Chaos Astartes really operates for the same reasons as his brothers. Like, a lot of them can't stand Talos hearkening back to their age of glory and sinister honour, because for them that was always just a lie the deluded members of the Legion invented to cope with their corruption. Xarl, especially, considers Talos bizarrely deep in self-deception. Like most Night Lords, (...and in the Index Astartes article) Xarl was always a mass-murdering fuckhead glorying in his own power.

    And for the record, you guys know the "MEANWHILE AT GW" pic that gets posted a lot, with the guy laying on the floor, covered in paintbrushes and stuff? That's Black Library's new(ish) marketing head honcho, Andy Smillie. One of the nicest guys on Earth, for really reals. Whoever gets the job mentioned in this thread would end up as his assistant.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)16:41 No.14559949
    >"Possible place for a Dreadknight, in the climactic battle?"

    There's nothing a Dreadknight can do that an effing Dreadnought couldn't, aside from getting headshotted by a sniper.

    Good call. I'd ask for an un-fucking of Stern (going from bitchslapping M'kachen to being M'kachen's bitch) but it's not really my place.
    >> Matt Ward 04/11/11(Mon)16:43 No.14559964
    >"Possible place for a Dreadknight, in the climactic battle?"

    >My exact response was: "That really won't be happening, Nick."

    2 awesome 4 u? well im listening.
    >> Aaron Dembski-Bowden 04/11/11(Mon)16:43 No.14559966

    Hit me. Type fast. Katie wants to show me some nonsense in Sims, or something. She's selling puppies now, or whatever.

    Such thrills.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)16:43 No.14559972

    Stern was a rank and file GK during the First Armageddon War, which is after that book in the timeline. His vendetta with M'kachan did not start untill 700's of M41 iirc.

    I'd be interested in seeing Doombreed though.
    >> Aaron Dembski-Bowden 04/11/11(Mon)16:45 No.14559986
    You can't spell your own name, dude. It's one T.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)16:45 No.14559988

    Don't annoy the sleeping Scot, for he may become your boss soonish?
    The distinction between Night Lords like Talos and Xarl seems to be mirrored in Zso Sahaal and Krieg Acerbus. The Legion seems to be as deeply split as Night Haunters psyche. Makes me wonder who was the real primarch, Konrad or the Haunter. And if so: which one gave in to Chaos?
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)16:45 No.14559991
    Perfect. I'm opening a Korean restaurant.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)16:47 No.14560001
    What're your thoughts on the Alpha Legion?

    Also, thanks again for the answers!
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)16:47 No.14560002
    What's your favourite piece of fluff? Who's your favourite (non-GW, I think asking a work specific question would be too awkward) author?
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)16:47 No.14560003
    >You can't spell your own name, dude. It's one T.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)16:49 No.14560020

    >> Matt Ward 04/11/11(Mon)16:50 No.14560029
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    have u failed to se my poster?
    dam jus go away and gain knowledge.
    <- my poster
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)16:54 No.14560062
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    Not sure if you're still here, but pic is definitely related.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)16:56 No.14560079
    Just wanted to say I'm a fan. Not a lot more then that, really. I also liked your work for White Wolf.

    Oh wait, actually, one thing - with the BL open submissions thing coming soon, how many people do they normally get applying, and are they looking for a particular type of story?
    >> Aaron Dembski-Bowden 04/11/11(Mon)16:56 No.14560081

    Sorry, I missed that one before. I'm arguing with my brother on MSN at the same time as this.

    I don't mean for this to come across as a cop-out answer, but I know it will sound like one. Where the Alpha Legion is concerned, I'm fairly certain there's no answer, there never will be one, and I kinda like that. They're purposefully designed to be what they are: a weird enigma that answers "Yes" to every question they get asked about allegiance. They embody that "It's all true and none of it's true" ethos behind some of 40K's juiciest bits.

    So to that end, I really don't try to frame it in terms of what they really are - and I hope no codex ever tries. I prefer to think of them as filling a story niche, acting towards objectives that I personally will never really know. But because I like to write pointless fluff for my armies, my inability to really get inside their heads (despite digging them a lot) means I'm not keen to make a TT army out of them.

    That said, I was saying to Dan the last time we hooked up for a breakfast meeting that I sincerely doubt the Alphas believed the Cabal for a minute. If anything, Alpharius was just using that as one of many excuses to do whatever else he wanted to do. It's a fun angle, though. I almost hope it's true.

    tl'dr -- I don't know, and I actually like not knowing. I think they're one of the mysteries in 40K that actually come across as intelligently crafted, rather than saying "Here is a mystery" and leaving it at that.

    Robin Hobb. Love her work to bits. Beautifully written characters.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)16:59 No.14560104
    In during ADB keeps me from sleeping (again! I blame Soul Hunter!). Which is kinda awesome I guess.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)17:00 No.14560111
    How's Dan's health by the way?

    Do you guys ever talk about his comics work? I have limited exposure to 2000AD across the pond, but I loved him (and Lanning) on Guardians of the Galaxy.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)17:01 No.14560121
    Okay, that makes sense. The Alpha Legion do seem to work best as ambiguous villains, instead of the generic BURN MAIM KILL types we got in Voldorius...

    Out of curiosity, will we get more information on the deity the Raptors worship? They're a breed apart from CSM with jump packs, right?
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)17:03 No.14560129
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    Interesting stuff.

    Now that that's said...how DARE you give an Avenger class Grand Cruiser prow lances, when even the meanest child knows that grand cruisers of Vengeance hull type do not have any prow weaponry besides possible turrets?!

    ...just kidding. Minor mistake is minor, appreciate that you involve BFG stuff in your books, it's a woefully neglected aspect of the franchise.
    >> Aaron Dembski-Bowden 04/11/11(Mon)17:03 No.14560131
    You need new poster guys, Mat.

    I honestly don't know how many, but it's freaking loads. Sorry for being so vague; I can only go on what they've mentioned in the past. Don't worry about what they're looking for, either. A lot of people think bolter porn is the key to getting published (and not to put too fine a point on it, but at one point, that was perhaps truer than it is now), so run with whatever you feel comfortable with. If you get 40K's theme*, that'll be what counts more than anything else.

    They're looking for decent writing (in after HAHAHAHAHA) rather than anything specific. Unless they're distinctly asking for something, in which case, just bring something new to whatever old trope they're asking for.

    * -- I know, I know, everyone sees it in a different way. But you know what I mean.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)17:05 No.14560146
    I feel kind of shitty asking so many fluff questions rather than practical or original ones but I do have one question I would like to ask someone on a GW creative team: what do you think of Rogal Dorn's death?
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)17:05 No.14560153

    This question is a bit more abstract, but how did you get involved in writing for BL in the first place? If you've answered this before, a simple put-down and appropriate redirection will be more than enough!
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)17:09 No.14560179
    Aaron... I often see you talking smack about your fellow writers books

    Battle for the Abysmal... That Night Lord Zso you went mental over

    Don't y'all get some attitude for it?
    >> Aaron Dembski-Bowden 04/11/11(Mon)17:10 No.14560184
    Dude, they've been building that motherfucker up for centuries. It's got prow lances, TIE Fighter bays, an oak finish, and everything.

    No, seriously, it's an ancient Great Crusade classless void-bastard (not a plainer Space Marine STC number), and has been added to significantly since then.

    He's fine. He's on the perfect meds for it, so he's doing really good. He reckons he'll probably have his driving license back again for when they come over for my wedding in three (three!? Aaawwwwrrrrggh....) months.

    The only thing that sucks is that he can't drink ever again. Which is sort of weak, since he sits there sober while I rave about whatever, and drink Guinness.
    >> Matt Ward 04/11/11(Mon)17:11 No.14560197
    >You need new poster guys, Mat.

    Yeah well you need a new face. Hurts doesn't it? Besides I bet you don't even HAVE a poster.


    Alpha Legion is definitely Chaos at this stage.
    >Teaming up with xenos to destroy humanity
    Super bad
    >Irrational dislike of Ultramarines
    That isn't even POSSIBLE for any Imperial or sane xenos faction.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)17:12 No.14560201

    Oh, I wasn't referring to the "Covenant of Blood", but to the "Sword of the God-Emperor".
    >> Aaron Dembski-Bowden 04/11/11(Mon)17:12 No.14560202

    * I'm a dumbass. I thought you meant the Covenant. I'll wake up, I swear.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)17:12 No.14560204
    C'mon If you're really Aaron drop us a /wave on twitter, dropping this much information on a forum has gotta be a no no.

    A quick tweet would take seconds
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)17:14 No.14560225
    Quite frankly, he usually has a point, and it's refreshing to hear some honest criticism. Abyss was pretty Abyssal, and I can see his reasoning for Zso (even if I disagree)
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)17:15 No.14560233

    Covenant is fine, I think everyone is cool with traitor legions not using Roboute-approved post-heresy Strike Cruisers.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)17:16 No.14560247
    >Battle for the Abysmal...
    dont know what that is.

    >That Night Lord Zso you went mental over
    I think it's only fair to highlight the fractures within the Legion as fractures within their Primarch.

    Spurrier's book (which is still my favorite BL book, period, sorry ADB) still highlights Sahaal as a preening, arrogant asshole. Sure, he was insanely competent but he also thought extremely highly of himself which was mirrored in his behavior.

    In a Legion full of similar fractious assholes, I think it's only fair that such behavior is not universally respected.

    I kind of view the Night Lords (and I do play them on the TT) as a group of isolationists who, being recruited from criminal backgrounds, don't particularly trust each other, although there is some semblance of brotherhood. They just trust everyone else LESS.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)17:18 No.14560263

    criticism of stuff you don't like is fine, open criticism of your colleagues work in a disrespectful way often leads to... tension?
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)17:19 No.14560274
    I really hope BL accepts my book proposition for 'Omega Fuck Fist: Blade Whirlwind of Flesh Justice - the Revenge of Skull-lord Decapitoks'. It's essentially a grounded metaphor for one young peasant family's struggle during the October Revolution.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)17:19 No.14560278
    I don't suppose you proxy them as Blood Angels? (Sorry, couldn't resist.)
    >> Matt Ward 04/11/11(Mon)17:21 No.14560291

    So put a Dreadknight in your Guillimandamned book already.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)17:21 No.14560295
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    ...although such wanton and callous disregard for the Codex: Astartes and their spiritual liege is no doubt the reason behind their failure to topple the Imperium.
    >> Aaron Dembski-Bowden 04/11/11(Mon)17:23 No.14560308
    Dude, I hate Twitter. I never update it. I'm not dropping anything I don't say on my blog, or on any other forum.

    Good question. I think the key is that I don't reeeeeally talk smack. Like, the Sahaal stuff I see reposted here weekly is only one of about 15 fucking essay-length forum posts I've done on the subject - and it's the least-interesting, as well as the most negative - and people take "I wasn't a fan of that character, but fucking love Si Spurrier's writing" as "LOL ADB goes crazy over this shit LOL". Like it's a personal grudge, if you get me? And it's not. I mean, that'd be terminally lame.

    While I'm easily the least-professional author I know (which... I'm not actually proud of), I try to always operate from a position of honesty. I always hated the bland buy-my-book-grin-grin neutrality of many author interviews. It makes my skin crawl. Why do interviews if it's with a product, not a person, y'know? It's like DVD extras. Pointless crap.

    That said, I have stopped saying shitcunt and fuckbadgery on my blog. I'm a good boy now.

    I asked Mike Lee (who I'd worked with on RPGs) for his editor's email address. But things were done differently, then. It was a mighty 3 years ago, and I remember when this was all fields, etc. They asked me to pitch an Imperial Guard novel as a test, after they liked some samples I sent in, etc.

    I think I banged on about it in an interview on Youtube, somewhere. I don't claim it'll be interesting to watch, mind you. Buyer beware.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)17:23 No.14560310
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    Aaron, when is the Black legion going to get some real love? These guys are the counterpart to the Ultras but nothing (outside the Horus Heresy)?
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)17:26 No.14560330
    Why does Abaddon always need to be displayed as a huge choleric cunt without the tactical acumen you might expect of Horus Lupercals terminator captain?
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)17:26 No.14560331
    Hah. I wish.

    I pay 20 pts per model for no ATSNKF, no free sergeant, combat tactics no way to get FNP bubbles, no scoring jump pack troops.

    Oh wait I pay 30 pts to get +1 attack! And I can take plasma guns. Yaaaaay.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)17:28 No.14560344

    I think a recap of his "You have failed me for the last time..." rule is appropriate here.
    >> Matt Ward 04/11/11(Mon)17:28 No.14560345
    Damn right he should use BA rules, Guilliman knows they're superior to that shit stain of a Codex known as Codex: Chaos Space Marines.

    This guy gets it. If only Chaos Marines could see their own flaws and accept the Codex, they might actually prove a threat to the Imperium - not the Ultramarines of course but the Ultramarines can't be everywhere at once.

    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)17:29 No.14560353
    I'm sitting here with my pitcher of salt trying to decide how much of this is real and how much is bullshit.

    But one small question, ADB do you have plans for another horus heresy book?
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)17:29 No.14560359
    If you don't mind me asking, what's up with the whole "beat on the Eldar" thing that's currently going around?

    I mean they seem to be getting inexplicably wrecked left and right, which is undermining the whole "highly advanced but in smaller numbers" thing I fell for originally.

    Looking forward to the Grey Knights stories, since they sound like a they have more in common with the previous codex that has some major respect.
    >> Aaron Dembski-Bowden 04/11/11(Mon)17:31 No.14560368
    The thing is - and again, this'll sound like some lame defence - but this ties into something I am ball-achingly passionate about in regards to the IP. I talk to IP guys a lot (especially when prepping that monthly column thingy I did about canon in 40K), since it's something I'm really keen to "get right" insofar as it's possible to do.

    The short, short, short version is that the galaxy is broken up into a bajillion sections. Battlefleet Gothic's Sponge-class Uberlords are just like that in that one battlefleet. The others, across a squillion other little sectors, will all come with their own minor modifications, if they even use those classes of ships at all. So it was between a rock and a hard place, but you're right, I should've just stuck with the "core" stuff already presented, because it's one of those cases where deviation just comes across as lazy and shitty research.

    The Dark heresy RPG sourcebooks are the perfect example (in fact, the very example the IP guys used when explaining this to me) of how segmented the galaxy really is. Stuff in those doesn't apply to the whole Imperium, but because real detailed lore is so hard to come by with 40K, it's often latched onto with serious ferocity.

    I played Eldar in BFG, by the way. I wasn't victorious.


    I have plans to do a novel series about Abaddon's rise to become Warmaster of Chaos, in a couple of years. But it's just an idea in my head right now; too busy to focus on it for a while.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)17:31 No.14560373
    >Salary: £14,000 - £18,000
    I hope this person doesn't mind not eating.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)17:31 No.14560374

    The warp overtook him? Even the ADB doesn't like him :3

    The Warmaster is chatting to that... Night Lord dude... who then responds with "Your crusades failed, you suck" Oh did I fail? Did I really? "Yeah you fucking failed"

    Only Abaddon could sacrifice thousands of irreplaceable Space Marine renegades so that he could obtain... dun dun dun! A close combat weapon! A daemonic CC weapon but a fucking CC weapon none the less.

    It's this kind of brash nonsense which has people openly insulting the Warmaster of all Chaos to his face.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)17:34 No.14560394
    >I played Eldar in BFG, by the way. I wasn't victorious.

    Corsair or Craftworld? (Or DE too, I suppose).

    Because Corsair was autowin vs Orks for years on end until Ork Kaptins realized just HOW much ordnance they could put out with Terror Ships and rerolls.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)17:35 No.14560406



    You could lose, yes. But you would still be successful as your opponent inflicts brain damage on himself smashing his head against the table.
    >> Aaron Dembski-Bowden 04/11/11(Mon)17:35 No.14560407
    Yeah, but my issue (as always) is deadlines. I take about 7-10 months to write a novel. That's over twice as much as some people, whether they're published by Black Library or not. Novelists tend to write fast, which is why most of them have a book a year. Me, not so much. I second guess my work a lot, rewrite it while telling my editors it's just not finished, and keep it unsubmitted while I send it to my reading circle.

    My next HH novel is ages away, though I did one of the limited edition HH novellas coming out soon, which'll be published... uh... at some point. The summer? I think?

    I don't know. I like the Eldar. They're certainly going to beat the crap out of the Night Lords in the next NL novel.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)17:37 No.14560419
    >Salary: £14,000 - £18,000
    Fucking hell, did the value of the pound triple overnight or are they seriously expecting someone to do this for less than the starting salary of a teacher?
    >> Matt Ward 04/11/11(Mon)17:38 No.14560420
    >These guys are the counterpart to the Ultras

    Are you fucking kidding me?

    >Why does Abaddon always need to be displayed as a huge choleric cunt without the tactical acumen you might expect of Horus Lupercals terminator captain?

    I'm glad that you asked, really it's because he's a huge choleric cunt with the tactical acumen you might expect of Horus Lupercals terminator captain.

    I mean seriously Horus sucks ass. So do the Black Legion.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)17:38 No.14560423
    rolled 1 = 1

    Even McNeil got in on the act, with "Meltaface" Grendel complaining to Honsou about Abby and his failures.

    Thing is, very few people say that to his face. He's 40k's Darth Vader: out of universe, you can joke about BIG NOOO, but he's bad news for the characters.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)17:41 No.14560452
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    I believe Erebus himself spoke of talk of replacing Abaddon as Warmaster of Chaos in the Word Bearers trilogy. Honestly, is there no one who talks shit about Abaddon?
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)17:42 No.14560458

    Yeah, the thing about the Avenger, Vengeance, Retaliator, Executor and Exorcist grand cruisers is that they are basically the same ship, with different weapon configurations, Avenger being broadside weapon batteries only. The lack of prow weaponry is something all of them share, and this carries to FFG's representation too, thats really why it popped up.

    For example, if it had been a Repulsive (they are after all used as reserve ships by the Imperium still), a forward lance would have been a non-issue because that hull does get prow weaponry. Or you could make up a variant of the Avenger/Vengeance hull with prow weapons and rename it, but that would probably cause someone to cry about you making up ships on the spot. But really, it's not a big deal and I can understand what you tried to do.

    By the way, losing with Eldar? Tsk tsk. Take a Void Stalker and use all remaining points for Nightshades. That makes all but Necron players cry nerf and MoveMoveShoot houserules.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)17:43 No.14560467
    I would honestly love to believe that you are not really Mat Ward, but I not so sure anymore...
    >> Matt Ward 04/11/11(Mon)17:44 No.14560479
    Abaddon's mother still thinks he's cool
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)17:46 No.14560492
    Of course they did. Chaos's minions tend to be a bunch of backstabbers, and it'd be surprising if there weren't a baker's dozen plots to unseat Abaddon at any one time, especially among his inner council...

    For him to tell an underling as much, however, is rather suggestive.
    >> Matt Ward 04/11/11(Mon)17:48 No.14560515
    >Mat Ward

    By Guilliman I wish I could slap your shit over the Internet. Have you not seen my poster?
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)17:50 No.14560528
    >assisting with online initiatives.

    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)17:53 No.14560546
    Hey Aaron, you've alluded to disliking a few bit of fluff on your blog. Any chance of you telling us what your least favourite pieces are?

    Also, you said you met Matt Farrer recently on your blog. Did he mention if he's doing anything for BL currently?
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)17:54 No.14560556
    a thousand sons. that book made me rage at everyone and everything for 4 months after i read it. is there more about them coming out? besides blood ravens are loyalist thousand sons, thq etc. and are there going to be any admech related BL books coming out?
    >> Matt Ward 04/11/11(Mon)18:01 No.14560607
    >I like the Eldar. They're certainly going to beat the crap out of the Night Lords in the next NL novel.

    If they had only accepted the Codex Astartes. Oh well traitor slime will be traitor slime.
    >> Aaron Dembski-Bowden 04/11/11(Mon)18:03 No.14560628
    >Any chance of you telling us what your least favourite pieces are?

    Everything not done by Matt Ward.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)18:06 No.14560655
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    You don't need eyes where this thread is going...
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)18:07 No.14560665
    you sir are now my 3rd favorite writer, after TERRY MOTHERFUCKING PRACHETT, and Jim Butcher.

    also is Matt Ward aware of the hate that we neckbeards hold for him?
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)18:08 No.14560676
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    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)18:10 No.14560689
    there's bigger, more insidious pieces of shit than Ward in black library

    I'm looking at you Abnett
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)18:13 No.14560713

    kile yourselef
    >> Aaron Dembski-Bowden 04/11/11(Mon)18:13 No.14560714
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    Okay, I bounced back, but now I'm bailing again. Thanks for the talk, gang.

    Argh, I don't actually know if Matt Farrer's doing anything for BL right now. That speaks ill of me, as a shitty colleague. When I met him at late night pre-Games Day drinking, he gave me a copy of Paul Haines' 'Slice of Life', which I read on the flight home. Was bloody awesome.

    Regarding fluff I don't like, apologies for pussying out, but you can probably see why I tend not to be too explicit about that.

    No idea about the Blood Ravens, sorry, Anon. I suspect they'd be getting stuff all the while. as long as DoW keeps its releases going, though. They're considered a "gateway drug" into 40K, so so I doubt they'd be ignored for good, by any of GW's divisions.

    Can't really go into Adeptus Mechanicus detail, but suffice to say that yeah, there've been whispers that someone wants to write about them in a pretty significant way. I'm sure something will show up at some point.

    Stop that, sweety.
    >> Aaron Dembski-Bowden 04/11/11(Mon)18:13 No.14560715
    >you sir are now my 3rd favorite writer, after TERRY MOTHERFUCKING PRACHETT, and Jim Butcher.

    I have no idea who either of those people are but thank you.

    >also is Matt Ward aware of the hate that we neckbeards hold for him?

    Matt Ward is as far beyond me as I am beyond you, I have no way of guessing the inner-workings of his glorious mind.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)18:14 No.14560722
    rolled 99 = 99

    Goddamnit, there goes the thread. Thanks again for taking the time to answer our questions, ADB. You write great fiction.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)18:15 No.14560731

    I don't get the hate reserved Mat Ward. I've read the fluff he did on Battle of Pelennor fields, I really liked it. And codex Space Marines is in highly competative circles accepted as one of the best written rules for a faction in the history of warhammer 40 000.

    That being said, I am also converting up Talos to incorporate in my Black Legion army (even though he hates the black legion). ANYWAY ADB HAVE ME BABIES YOU ARE THE BEST BL WRITER EVER WIEEEEEEEEEEEE
    >> Matt Ward 04/11/11(Mon)18:16 No.14560738

    Why Mr Dembski-Bowden I'm touched.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)18:20 No.14560768
    >Regarding fluff I don't like, apologies for pussying out, but you can probably see why I tend not to be too explicit about that.

    Dan already has dibs on starting the first BL Royal Rumble?
    >> Not Aaron Dembski-Bowden 04/11/11(Mon)18:21 No.14560782
    Well shit.
    I was hoping to troll a little longer and I would have gotten away with it too if it wasn't for you and your meddling hat.
    >> I hate Matt so much that I will even insult someone pretending to be him. Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)18:23 No.14560797
    >I'm touched.
    In the head, perhaps.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)18:24 No.14560806
    Terry Prachett did the discworld series, the greatest insane fantasy series ever. he has some kind of Alzheimer`s now.

    and Jim Butcher writes the Dresden files. featuring the badass Harry Dresden
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)18:26 No.14560815
    Why hasn't the black library started a line or romance novels yet?
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)18:26 No.14560819

    Jim Butcher also wrote the Codex Alera series, which is a great take on swords 'n' sorcery.
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    >I'm not touching any of the special characters. It's set in 438.M41, so a good few centuries before Mat Ward's 'dex.

    Bueno, this means that folks applying for the BL job can write a book about Draigo without worrying about existing projects!
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)18:30 No.14560837
    Not sure if Aaron is still around... but any chance of a novel concerning the Orks that doesn't portray them as 'Punching-Bag Villains'? So far, Death-Skwadrun has been the only thing to ever come out of BL worth reading (possible exception to Blood And Thunder).
    >> Matt Ward 04/11/11(Mon)18:30 No.14560838
    You just mad that the Ultramarines, Blood Angels, Grey Knights and soon Necrons be stylin' on you.

    Believe me I've tried but for some reason no one seems to interested in the saucy exploits of Marneus Calgar and all the women in the galaxy, I suspect that it's something to do with them feeling inadequate in comparison,
    >> Aaron Dembski-Bowden 04/11/11(Mon)18:34 No.14560860
    Nah, generally the Orks are just there for comic relief. In fact my next novel is going to feature Orks in a pie-eating contest.
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    Besides you does GW know about /tg/? If they do, what do they think of the vast amounts of crude pornography we produce?
    >> That Guy !CrwtTbFNxQ 04/11/11(Mon)18:36 No.14560876
    I'm pretty sure each and every redshirt and member of a design team have a hard drive full of 40k porn each.
    It might just be company policy to fap to at least one drawing by GreenMarine
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)18:40 No.14560912
    So I take that as a 'No', then. Fair enough. I'll just stick to Gaunt's Ghost novels and continue to recommend to fellow Ork players that nothing worth reading ever comes from Black Library.
    >> Matt Ward 04/11/11(Mon)18:40 No.14560916
    Oh, I know all about /tg/ and know that most of you are a bunch pussy whiners and that none of you are man enough to face me head on.

    And so I keep pushing the Sister's codex back until one of you snaps and assaulted me, then I'll kill you and the rest of you will know not to fuck with me.

    Your porn is also in a shitty anime style and your drawfags have no talent. Also there is not enough Ultramarines.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)18:41 No.14560924
    Is this job for students? Because you would get more stacking shelves in Tesco's than this, if you are working full time
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)18:42 No.14560932
    Well, FFG does. Look up Grendel becoming canon and several other similar occurrences.
    GW seems to know about tg, too. I once witnessed a thread where a guy complained about something while having his e-mail address in the appropriate field and got a mail from GW with an explanation about half an hour later.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)18:44 No.14560948
    You now know the financial value of a liberal arts degree.
    >> Aaron Dembski-Bowden 04/11/11(Mon)18:44 No.14560949
    Yeah it kinda sucks, editorial mandate and all that eh?

    Also who else would have a pie-eating contest in the middle of a battle?
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)18:45 No.14560954
    I would fist-fight you, fake Matt Ward who I am projecting my hatred of real Matt Ward onto.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)18:47 No.14560969
    If you kill yourself your art will be worth it.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)18:48 No.14560977
    Come on Matt, You should've been to bed hours ago, it's like midnight in England right now.

    You can yell empty threats into the internet tomorrow.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)18:48 No.14560987

    Marketing Assistant working for £7 an hour lawl
    >> Matt Ward 04/11/11(Mon)18:49 No.14560990
    Outside GW HQ. 18th of April. Noon.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)18:50 No.14560998
    Doesn't "kinda" suck at all. It's exceptionally demoralizing and only reinforces my decision to quit 40k.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)18:52 No.14561022
    Personally, I think they'd make great graphic novel fodder.

    Which BL won't touch, as an idea.

    It's a pity, as Warren Ellis has proven with Freakangels that you can do an online comic, give it all away, and still outsell The Walking Dead in graphic novel sales..
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)18:52 No.14561027
    I'll be at WarhammerWorld August 14th. I'd love to sit down at Bugman's and have a chat with you. Show up, by all means.
    >> Matt Ward 04/11/11(Mon)18:53 No.14561033
    >it's like midnight in England right now

    Yeah that it is. Too bad that I'm chilling in the Caribean with some fine ladies, what with all that money I just made.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)18:55 No.14561058
    Outside GW HQ is a silly place to do that.

    In the event that you are not Ward, and he is at GW and coming out of lunch, then you have a confusing encounter between a guy ready to fight and a guy who wants to go grab a bite.

    Of course, you know that, being not-Matt-Ward.
    >> Matt Ward 04/11/11(Mon)18:57 No.14561072
    By all means bring your friends even, it'll just sound more sympathetic for me when you all attack. It will also sound more heroic when I utterly devastate you all and leave you little more than chaos spawn look a likes.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)19:00 No.14561097
    As the person who posted >>14561072, by no means would I be violent. I'm a pacifist. I have doubts that you're little more than an internet troll. But if on the off-chance you are, I'd love to sit down and have a pint and chat with you.
    >> Aaron Dembski-Bowden 04/11/11(Mon)19:02 No.14561120
    I agree man it's tough, heck I didn't even want to put comedy Orks in.

    But anyway thank you for all the questions /tg/ but it's getting pretty late over here and Matt Ward seems to own this thread now.

    So I gotta bail. It's been good.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)19:06 No.14561157
    I've read half of one book in the Black Library and the first chapter of another. I'm not sure they'd want me. If you've read like a dozen books then I don't see what you'd have to lose by at least applying. I have faith that /tg/ has the quality people they're looking for, too.
    >> Matt Ward 04/11/11(Mon)19:07 No.14561174
    That's crazy talk.

    I'm sorry I was getting caught up in the thrill of Internet boasting .

    It would be good to see you but unfortunately my work schedule is kind of fluid and alcohol does awful things to me. But perhaps we'll run across each other.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)19:11 No.14561209
    Somehow I doubt GW devs work on the weekends.
    >> Matt Ward 04/11/11(Mon)19:21 No.14561298

    Fool Ward does as he pleases.

    Boooooooooowwwwwwdeeeen I'll follow you to the ends of the earth until you include the dreadknight.
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    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)19:50 No.14561485
    Will there be any info on other Night Lords Warbands in the upcoming novels? Specifically about how much the amount of degeneration has seeped into the legion at large.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)20:11 No.14561611
    Dude, that last one was a fake Aaron. There is literally no chance at all that the real one doesn't know who Terry Pratchett is.
    They can easily get away with that salary. For one thing, it's an entry into publishing, and EVERYBODY who doesn't actually have specific skills wants to get into publishing. For another thing, it's more fun that stacking shelves and potentially gives you a future. For a third thing, they can count on thousands of fanboys applying... although hiring a mega-fanboy over someone who can actually write good copy would be a terrible mistake.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)20:20 No.14561677
    Hey checkit, it's Aaron Dembski-Bowden making the same argument I do every time the Grey Knights-Sisters shitstorm rolls around (not that you'd know, because I'm an anon, but in my head it counts). Admittedly, his specific views on sister-murdering remain unclear...
    >> Aaron Dembski-Bowden 04/11/11(Mon)20:23 No.14561716
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    For the record, I didn't post anything after that one with the datestamp. I was making grotesque green tea, and watching Katie play Sims. Rock and roll lifestyle, yo.

    "Yeah it kinda sucks, editorial mandate and all that eh?"

    I award you half marks for tone, but I'd have punctuated that totally differently.

    I'm also not that mean about orks.

    Thanks again, guys. See you tomorrow, back in the guise of Anon.
    >> Anonymous 04/11/11(Mon)21:28 No.14562303
    If green tea is grotesque you're Doing It Wrong. Maybe cut back on the amount of leaves in each cup?

    See you anon!
    (I didn't just pun, I punned Shakespeare-style, you guys!)
    >> Anonymous 04/12/11(Tue)01:00 No.14564540
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    >>This entire thread after Dembski-Bowden started posting
    >> Anonymous 04/12/11(Tue)04:52 No.14566252
    Not a bad job role for someone just coming out of college
    >> Anonymous 04/12/11(Tue)04:58 No.14566299
    Now we just need Scott Lynch to come back.
    >> Anonymous 04/12/11(Tue)05:43 No.14566551
    >> Anonymous 04/12/11(Tue)08:35 No.14567401

    WHAT? awesome!

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