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Cap’n Morgan’s Interim BA Winners and Losers

There’s new Blood Angels stuff to talk about, so out I pop from my quarantine rabbit hole to offer some analysis. These interim rules have been out for a couple of days now, and while there’s a lot to be excited about, there’s also some mourning to do.

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Loken’s Loss of Innocence

What do we mean by innocence when talking about Garviel Loken? It is hard to imagine a decades-old galaxy-wide bio-engineered super-soldier having innocence. Of course, innocence isn’t here as a “guilty vs. innocent” comparison but is instead the lack of knowledge or ignorance that he and many other Astartes operated under.

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Connecting With Characters – Garviel Loken Part 1

If you were asked who the “main character” of the Horus Heresy story is, you’d be hard-pressed to find an answer that could cover the 50+ novels of the Horus Heresy story. It is, after all, so incredibly vast and covering so many different characters that there’s no real way to say that one character […]

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The 10 Points That Broke the Game(rs)

This debate is a question of game ethos. To GW, what does being a good matched play/tournament player mean? This is the foundation of the social contract that applies to matched play at home and tournaments. Can we even take a moment and just appreciate that GW has taken the time to more clearly formalize […]

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Mental Health and the Hobby – A Special Interview With Dr. Nahumck Part 1

Hello, 40K fans! I’ve got something a bit different from the usual philosophy lineup, but not too far a deviation. Mental health in the hobby is a topic that has gained steam in recent years. It should come as no surprise then that as we talk about the themes behind 40K’s narratives that we touch […]

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Freud Analyzes the Night Lords

Essentially, a warrior will live on after death through the passing forward of his genetic material to new initiates via the progenoid glands. Progenoids are not a phallus, but Freud knows what they are there for as clear as daylight.

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40K Philosophy: Daring to Be Good – Part 3 of the Morality Series

I definitely respect storytelling that is more than black and white representations of people and circumstances. That said, giving fans of 40K or even fans of “good guys” something good to root for isn’t making the grimdark a black and white moral picture.

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The Problem with Stratagems

Stratagems are a new addition to 40K when looked at in the context of the whole game’s history. Even so, we’ve had a couple of years to really dig in and digest their place in the game now. I think it has been long enough for us to really take a look at what stratagems […]

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40K Philosophy – Eldar and the Fall

The 40K universe, like our own world, has a bevy of origin myths. Our world has legends like the creation of the world by Marduk in his clash against Tiamat the great dragon of chaos from Mesopotamian myth, the creation of the world from the body of a dead giant in Norse mythology, the creation […]

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40K Philosophy – Horus and the Subversion of Myths in 40K

As a student of mythology, the name Horus reminds me of the ancient tales of the mythical being from Egyptian mythology. As a student of philosophy, I see the myth of Horus and look at the narrative for themes and meaning applicable to humanity and morality. As a fan of Warhammer 40K, I hear the […]

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