40k Game Changers Ep7: Rick Priestley

Is it true that the bosses let Rick create Warhammer 40,000 just to shut him up? Where did the inspiration come from for the different races and chapters?

Rick created Warhammer 40,000 ‘Rogue Trader’ in the mid 80’s as a side project. Essentially the boss at Games Workshop (Brian Ansell) was throwing poor Rick a bone just so Mister Priestley would stop going on and on about this game he wanted to write.

Thus was born the monster that has become 40k. That’s just one of many amazing stories Rick shares in this episode of Game Changers. We also hear about the tiny space they started in, how the game got so big, what it was that inspired some of the characters, and where it all started to go wrong.

Rick has a million great stories! Have a listen.

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About Steve Joll

Steve Joll is a radio host and 40k fan from New Zealand. He's been in broadcasting for 30 years (yep- he's that old) and is super excited to be able to mix two of his great loves - the game of 40k and making quality radio shows - with the '40k Game Changers' Podcast.

5 Responses to “40k Game Changers Ep7: Rick Priestley”

  1. Pewpew February 23, 2021 5:29 pm #

    Is it just me, or is there no way to actually access this podcast?

    • Steve Joll March 2, 2021 6:43 pm #

      It should be available. If you can’t access it here try youtube or 40kgamechangers.com

  2. jimv February 23, 2021 8:56 pm #

    Legendary Guest

    • Reecius February 24, 2021 11:47 am #


    • Steve Joll March 2, 2021 6:43 pm #

      Cheers Jim. Appreciate it!

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