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June 12, 2013 2:32 PM   Subscribe

Realm of Chaos 80s - an 80s Games Workshop blog.
posted by Artw (29 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
"Mighty, Dark-Winged, Avenging Lord of Chaos, Bryan Ansell, with his Mighty Avenging Chaos Army" may well be the finest picture caption ever written.

And I might have to adopt "Mighty, Dark-Winged" to refer to mullets of that type as well.
posted by Celsius1414 at 2:45 PM on June 12, 2013 [2 favorites]


Shadows Over Bogenhafen was actually a pretty great adventure. The mechanics of Warhammer FRP were pretty good. Of all the second-tier RPGs, definitely one of the best.
posted by GuyZero at 2:46 PM on June 12, 2013 [1 favorite]


Dungeons of Dredmor pays tribute to GW: "Lutefisk for the Lutefisk God!"
posted by Mad_Carew at 2:46 PM on June 12, 2013 [1 favorite]


Good god, I miss 80s British RPG fonts.
posted by khaibit at 2:49 PM on June 12, 2013 [3 favorites]


Needs more "SCREECH!" template.
posted by ob1quixote at 3:03 PM on June 12, 2013 [1 favorite]


Viz says....
posted by hydatius at 3:05 PM on June 12, 2013 [7 favorites]


Blog for the Blog God maybe? Just a thought, unless it is deemed heretical in which case nothing happened, nope, hey, look something interesting!
turns and realises he really can't run due to knee issues, so he looks blank
posted by Samizdata at 3:17 PM on June 12, 2013 [1 favorite]


And what's his throne going to be made out of then? ACCEPT NO SUBSTITUTE FOR SKULLS.
posted by Artw at 3:35 PM on June 12, 2013


Artw: "And what's his throne going to be made out of then? ACCEPT NO SUBSTITUTE FOR SKULLS."

Well, I was thinking of extremely thin-faced bloggers?
posted by Samizdata at 4:11 PM on June 12, 2013


In my dreams, I roll on the Mutations table from Realms of Chaos. "I'd fuck me," I moan through lips now located on my Siamese forehead, spittle from my lips melting through the mirror as I run long, long fingers across my weaponized hair.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 4:15 PM on June 12, 2013 [1 favorite]


ACCEPT NO SUBSTITUTE FOR SKULLS

I don't know, a couple more mullets like that and you could put together a pretty awesome hammock for the blood god.
posted by Ghidorah at 4:16 PM on June 12, 2013 [2 favorites]


robocop is bleeding: "In my dreams, I roll on the Mutations table from Realms of Chaos. "I'd fuck me," I moan through lips now located on my Siamese forehead, spittle from my lips melting through the mirror as I run long, long fingers across my weaponized hair."

Yeah, ummmm, not only are you Chaos Spawn, but the worst sort as you found a copy of Goodbye Horses which has NOT been around for millennia.
posted by Samizdata at 4:29 PM on June 12, 2013


ill wear u as a suit

SUITS FOR THE SUIT GOD
posted by robocop is bleeding at 5:07 PM on June 12, 2013


The Regiments of Renown posts really took me back. I had forgotten the Wood Elf archers and their absolutely insane hair.

GEL FOR THE GEL GOD! MOUSSE FOR THE MOUSSE THRONE!
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:20 PM on June 12, 2013 [1 favorite]




the_artificer, that tumblr is great, but it needs a "whole load of Iain Banks covers" warning. Now I'm all teary again.
posted by GenjiandProust at 6:17 PM on June 12, 2013


robocop is bleeding: "ill wear u as a suit

SUITS FOR THE SUIT GOD
"

'Fraid to say it will most prolly be baggy on you and then you won't want to do yourself, so, even in death do I serve the Emperor!
posted by Samizdata at 6:20 PM on June 12, 2013


Heh. Back in the late 80s/early 90s my brother and I ran a BBS called Shadows over Bogenhafen (with the umlauts). There was a painting in that rulebook that was enough of an inspiration that we thought "lets call our BBS that!"

At one time it was 300 baud only.
posted by chemoboy at 1:20 AM on June 13, 2013 [1 favorite]


When Hogshead took over publishing the Warhammer FRP line in 1995 we tried to track down Wil Rees who did the extraordinary cover and illustrations for Shadows over Bögenhafen, and we struck out completely. Nobody seemed to have any idea what had become of him. A real shame: his art is incredibly evocative and sets so much of the tone for the campaign that follows.

We did commission some amazing new work from Russ Nicholson, though. Good times.
posted by Hogshead at 2:06 AM on June 13, 2013 [1 favorite]


Needs more Bolt Thrower.
posted by jonathanbell at 2:10 AM on June 13, 2013 [1 favorite]


MILK FOR THE KHORNE FLAKES!
posted by eriko at 4:09 AM on June 13, 2013 [4 favorites]


Should I mention I still have a copy of Chainsaw Warrior with the bonus cards from White Dwarf?

Boy, is there a funny story about that game...
posted by Samizdata at 4:24 AM on June 13, 2013 [2 favorites]


Or, rather one particular copy of that game.
posted by Samizdata at 4:42 AM on June 13, 2013


Chainsaw Warrior pulls off the trick of being a single player paper-based randomly generated adventure game that's actually There's a "play Chainsaw Warrior online" JavaScript thingy out there somewhere but it's really not the same, partially because it's from a time when JS wasn't really up to much. I'd totally play it as a decently coded browser or app game.

One odd thing is how the bad guys, equipment and general aesthetic are do oddly precisient of Doom, and I think a further game was promised that sounded just like Wolfenstein. No actual connection that I know of.
posted by Artw at 5:56 AM on June 13, 2013


I've been reading this blog today without realising it had been posted here, mainly cause I moved house recently and in the process found a load of my old GW books that I haven't read in a while.

Turns out that I have an original copy of the old 40K Rogue Trader book. Signed by Rick Priestley.
posted by permafrost at 6:40 AM on June 13, 2013 [2 favorites]


!!!
posted by Artw at 6:50 AM on June 13, 2013


Artw: "Chainsaw Warrior pulls off the trick of being a single player paper-based randomly generated adventure game that's actually There's a "play Chainsaw Warrior online" JavaScript thingy out there somewhere but it's really not the same, partially because it's from a time when JS wasn't really up to much. I'd totally play it as a decently coded browser or app game.

One odd thing is how the bad guys, equipment and general aesthetic are do oddly precisient of Doom, and I think a further game was promised that sounded just like Wolfenstein. No actual connection that I know of.
"

Well, it filled many hours of my life, let me tell you.

You know, speaking of 80's games, I may still have a copy of Aces of Aces lying around here. Would make for a fun e-mail/IRC game.

Oh! The story - My dad got me a copy of Chainsaw Warrior from the GW store during one of his trips to England. Last copy they had, too. So I got it and played it. I also managed to get my hands on a copy of White Dwarf that had the optional cards in it, which I color copied and pasted to the monochrome side xeroxed to card stock.

Anyway, years pass. My ex-girlfriend manages to start a housefire in our apartment by cooking related idiocy and I lose my job right about the same time. I end up moving as I have no place to stay. A couple more years pass and I get in touch with some of my old gaming buddies in my city of previous residence. Plans are made for them to come visit. One of them shows up toting a copy of CW. In fact, MY copy of CW. He went to the local gaming con, and, while at the silent auction notices a copy of CW. He then noted "Huh. It's a copy of CW and only one person I have even known (me) had a copy. Oh, and the box is smoke-stained and has some water damage. Oh, and it has the insert cards and the copies thereof. I should buy that and give that back to the original owner."

Between that story and it being the only copy in the GW store, I figured the powers that be (you choose the universe) destined me to have it.

So there's that.

/walloftext
posted by Samizdata at 9:33 AM on June 13, 2013 [6 favorites]


Heh, that pretty much beats 'I have a signed copy of Rogue Trader'.
posted by permafrost at 12:21 PM on June 13, 2013 [4 favorites]


Then there were the massive marathon "bowb your buddy" games of Space Hulk with all our (unpainted) lovingly modified Plastic Marines after frenzied buying of model kits, complete with the Builder of Steel (Space Marines with construction gear glued on) and Rattigan's Renegades (my Skaven headed Marines with weapons from tank and airplane models) on them. And the Dark Future cars we lovingly jabbed with hot pins and pieces of metal for elaborate damage modelling (yet we never painted)....

Sad to say it (given the subject matter) but GW has given me uncountable hours of joy (and that's BEFORE we get to Dawn of War - According to Steam Soulstorm = 287.4 hours. And that is JUST Soulstorm.).
posted by Samizdata at 8:15 PM on June 13, 2013 [1 favorite]


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