Ahoy, commander! So I figured I'd start sharing with you the stuff I'm reading. Some of it is going to be tech related (not much though since I do most of that on the Internet) but most of it will be sci-fi and fantasy and horror 'cause I love to read fluffy stuff. Anyway. Right now I'm reading, Warlord, Fury of the God Machine by David Annendale. Granted, I'm not terribly far into it but so far it's not too shabby. Likely, once I'm done I'll write a full review but right now... too early.
The Narrative is Important
One of the things I really dig about the Warhammer 40K universe is the depth of the fiction surrounding the game. There's not that many universes in the miniature wargaming hobby that can claim to have such a developed back story - at least science fiction and fantasy ones. Clearly, the historical ones have a pretty decent repository of content if you want to dive deeper into the world but fictional ones? Not so much, really.
And that's one of the things I really look for in a game. I like the stories and the fluff and the narrative. Not being a writer myself, I have to rely upon the efforts of others. Games Workshop has done a really good job providing folks with lots and lots of content associated with their games. Kudos to them!
One of the things I'm trying to do with iToysoldiers is to help folks make the narrative elements of their games more available, more structured. It's always a work in progress but I love the narrative bit so much.
Anyway, feel free to read along with me! Pick up the Warlord, so far it's pretty slick.Click here to buy Warlord, Fury of the God Machine
Rob @ iToysoldiers