• Episode 101 – Death Guard Lore and Codex Preview With the new Codex out, Adam, Jason, and Snorre are back to discuss the lore of the Death Guard Space Marines Legion. Of course, they also have a bit to say about the hobby side of things. As a special treat, the show is punctuated with a discussion between Adam and special guest, Pat, about ...
  • Episode 100 – Ambulling Along In this episode, Adam, Jason, Jim, and Snorre talk about the origins, advancement, and future of the Masters of the Forge. They also have fun talking about some of the old, funny lore from the 40k wayback machine. First, though, they feature an interview with Pablo from Frontline Gaming about the Las Vegas Open. Listen Now: http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftheforge/Episode_100_Ambulling_Along.mp3 The ...
  • Episode 99 – Emperor’s Children and More New Releases The Emperor’s Children were great leaders of men and they fell harder than Icarus wearing lead boots. In this episode, Adam and Jason discuss this great Legion in depth and bring you a narrative campaign featuring them versus the Iron Hands. We also have a short segment with Skip discussing a game Adam and he ...
  • Episode 98 – Iron Whatevers The aim of this episode is to demystify the differences between the Iron Warriors and the Iron Hands legions. We discuss the origins of these Astartes and their current status in Warhammer 40,000. We also talk about the brand new Adeptus Astartes codex for Space Marines of which Games Workshop was kind enough to send ...
  • Episode 97 – Revenge of the S*** Show This is a follow-up to Episode 93 as we welcome back many of the folks who joined us in that episode. This week, we ask our panelists how they’ve felt about the new release of Warhammer 40,000. In addition, we’ve got a segment about how to plan for your upcoming 8th Edition hobby projects. Timestamps: 00:00:00 – ...
  • Episode 96 – Dark Imperium We’re back in the saddle again! We’ve decided to move back to a bi-weekly format with our triumphant return to broadcasting. We thought it would only be appropriate to discuss the new lore and the new novel by Guy Haley which is set in this era. We were fortunate enough to also be joined by ...
  • Episode 95 – 8th Edition Preview As promised earlier this week, we have an episode previewing some of the 8th Edition content. Adam is joined by special guest, Pat, to discuss the experience they had working with the new models and playing the game. Listen Now http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftheforge/episode_95.mp3 The Narrative 40k Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/groups/Narrative40k/ Upstate Honor Guard Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/upstatehonorguard/events Don’t forget that we are always accepting “commercials” for ...
  • Episode 94 – Asurmen and Jain Zar with Gav Thorpe This will be our last show for at least a month, but it’s a great one! The two novels about the Phoenix Lords by Gav Thorpe have loads of exposition for the Eldar and the history of the 40k lore. You don’t want to miss this episode. Note that there are super duper tons of spoilers ...
  • Episode 93 – The **** Show Welcome to the first explicit episode of Masters of the Forge. Adam and Jason have been joined by Big Jim, Ontario Mike, Brian from the Splintermind podcast, Pete from the NGC40k podcast, and Matt & Sam from the Adeptus Terra podcast for a little online party and chat about 8th edition. Also, Reece joins Adam ...
  • Episode 92 – Rise of the Primarch – Part 2 More Guilliman talk with Adam, Jason, and special guest, Skippicus. We delve into the narrative and missions for the second half of the Gathering Storm III: Rise of the Primarch. We’re still figuring out our recording situation when three people are present, so this one’s a little tinny, but Jason worked that sound doctor magic ...
  • Episode 91 – Rise of the Primarch – Part 1 Adam and Jason are joined by John once again to discuss The Gathering Storm III: Rise of the Primarch. This time we decided to cover half the book and its corresponding missions. We’ll cover the other half in the next episode. As usual, our intro includes what we’ve been up to and hobby tips. Listen Now: http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftheforge/Episode_91_Gathering_Storm_III_part_1.mp3 Rise ...
  • Episode 90 – Imperial Knight Houses – On Your Tabletop Adam and Jason are joined by Skip (John) to discuss using your Imperial Knights in narrative games of Warhammer 40,000. We also have a special set of Altar of War missions and Mysterious Objectives to use with your knights in the hopes of making them more fun for your opponent to play against.. Listen Now: http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftheforge/episode_90_Imperial_Knights_On_your_tabletop.mp3 Download the ...
  • Episode 89 – Imperial Knight Houses – The Gallant Stand With everyone else busy with Real Life ®, Adam has taken some time to write a short story featuring both his Knight House, House Draco, and his Space Marines Chapter, the Star Eagles. He hopes you don’t mind his clumsy accents and his sanctimony. He can’t get enough sanctimony. Thanks to Pete from NGC 40k for ...
  • Episode 88 – Imperial Knight Houses – In the Lore For the next three episodes, our goal will be to help normalize the place of the Imperial Knights army in your narratives. The Imperial Knights are an ancient part of the 40k lore and can be good fun to add to your games of Warhammer 40,000. For this first episode, we’ll delve into the specifics ...
  • Episode 87 – Fracture of Biel-Tan – On Your Tabletop Please enjoy Adam and Jason’s perspective on the rules of Fracture of Biel-Tan and how they impact narrative play. This week’s content includes their perspective on the missions and also a couple of fun, narrative lists. In addition, we have an interview with Mike from Astronomi-con. Listen Now: http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftheforge/Episode_87_Gathering_Storm_II_Tabletop.mp3 The Gathering Storm II – Fracture of Biel-Tan at ...
  • Episode 86 – Fracture of Biel-Tan – In the Lore For Episode 86, Adam and Jason give an honest review of the Lore in the Gathering Storm II – Fracture of Biel-Tan. At the start of the episode, our hosts are certain they can cover both the lore and the tabletop portions of the book in one show, but this is not the case. Look ...
  • Episode 85 – Fall of Cadia – On Your Tabletop Missions! Narrative lists! Inane banter! This episode has it all. Please enjoy this episode discussing the narrative gaming potential of the Gathering Storm I – Fall of Cadia. Listen Now: http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftheforge/Episode_85_Fall_of_Cadia_on_your_tabletop.mp3 The Gathering Storm I – Fall of Cadia https://www.games-workshop.com/en-CA/Gathering-Storm-Fall-of-Cadia-HB-ENG# Upstate Honor Guard Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/upstatehonorguard/events Don’t forget that we are always accepting “commercials” for your blogs, podcasts, local game groups, or ...
  • Episode 84 – Fall of Cadia – In the Lore Adam and Jason continue their coverage of the progression of the Warhammer 40,000 storyline with The Gathering Storm I – Fall of Cadia. As usual, they start off their discussion with some hobby tips and this week’s experiences in their community. Listen Now: http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftheforge/Episode_84_-_Fall_of_Cadia_-_In_The_Lore.mp3 The Gathering Storm I – Fall of Cadia https://www.games-workshop.com/en-CA/Gathering-Storm-Fall-of-Cadia-HB-ENG# Upstate Honor Guard Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/upstatehonorguard/events Don’t forget that ...
  • Episode 83 – Wrath of Magnus – On Your Tabletop Ever onward. Ever upward. Adam and Jason riff on the missions in the Wrath of Magnus and also discuss the army rules by creating narrative army lists. Listen Now: http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftheforge/Episode_83_-_Wrath_of_Magnus_-_Tabletop.mp3 Wrath of Magnus https://www.games-workshop.com/en-US/Warzone-Fenris-Wrath-of-Magnus-Hardback-EN Upstate Honor Guard Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/upstatehonorguard/events Don’t forget that we are always accepting “commercials” for your blogs, podcasts, local game groups, or events. These are offered free of ...
  • Episode 82 – Wrath of Magnus – In the Lore We’re back in the saddle with our coverage of the developing Warhammer 40,000 lore with the Wrath of Magnus. In this episode, Adam and Jason delve into the lore of this campaign book to see how things are falling apart for the Imperium of Mankind. Listen Now: http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftheforge/Episode_82_Wrath_of_Magnus_In_The_Lore.mp3 Wrath of Magnus https://www.games-workshop.com/en-US/Warzone-Fenris-Wrath-of-Magnus-Hardback-EN Upstate Honor Guard Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/upstatehonorguard/events Don’t forget that we ...
  • Episode 81 – Chat with Gav Thorpe – The Beast Must Die With the tumult of the Holiday season behind us, the Masters of the Forge is back in the swing of things. We want to thank Gav Thorpe for joining us in a discussion around The Beast Must Die and the many tangential subjects the narrative demands we delve into. Listen Now: http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftheforge/Episode_81_Gav_Thope.mp3 Gav Thorpe http://gavthorpe.co.uk/ The Beast Arises Series: http://www.blacklibrary.com/the-beast-arises.html Upstate Honor ...
  • Episode 80 – The Beast Arises Books 6-8 After a long hiatus from 40k background topics, Adam and James get together to discuss the “bridge” of the Beast Arises series. Listen Now: http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftheforge/episode_80.mp3 The Beast Arises Series: http://www.blacklibrary.com/the-beast-arises.html Upstate Honor Guard Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/upstatehonorguard/events Don’t forget that we are always accepting “commercials” for your blogs, podcasts, local game groups, or events. These are offered free of charge so long as ...
  • Episode 79 – Excelsior, 2017! We have returned for 2017, but just have time to chat about what we’ve been up to and what we plan on doing in the coming year both from a personal standpoint and as a podcast. Listen Now: http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftheforge/Episode_79_Hobby_Resolutions.mp3 Upstate Honor Guard Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/upstatehonorguard/events Don’t forget that we are always accepting “commercials” for your blogs, podcasts, local game groups, ...
  • Episode 78 – Curse of the Wulfen on Your Tabletop Although Adam says it’s episode 77 in the intro, this is episode 78! We discuss the rules of Curse of the Wulfen, but in particular the really awesome and creative narrative missions you can find in there. We’re taking a break for the holidays, so you’ll hear us again on January 8, 2017.   Listen Now: http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftheforge/Episode_78_-_Curse_of_the_Wulfen_-_On_Your_Tabletop.mp3 Curse of ...
  • Episode 77 – Bonus Episode! MiniWarGamer Dave and The Rangers: Bloodstone Bonus episode! Adam and Jason sit down for an awesome chat with MiniWargamer Dave to talk about his film project, The Rangers: Bloodstone. Act now and get in on the Kickstarter ending December 22. Listen Now: http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftheforge/Episode_interview_MWGDave.mp3 MiniWargaming: http://www.miniwargaming.com/ The Rangers: Bloodstone Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/350334772/the-rangers-bloodstone-a-miniwargaming-movie-proje Upstate Honor Guard Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/upstatehonorguard/events Don’t forget that we are always accepting “commercials” for your blogs, podcasts, local game groups, ...
  • Episode 76 – Curse of the Wulfen and Tablewar Chat Adam and Jason finally delve into the lore behind the Curse of the Wulfen. Don’t forget that any discussion on the lore will be fraught with loads of spoilers. We’re also joined by Doug from Tablewar to discuss the recent goings-on of the company and their awesome new project, the Macromats. Listen Now: http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftheforge/Episode_76_-_Return_of_the_Wulfen.mp3 Curse of the Wulfen: http://www.blacklibrary.com/warhammer-40000/40k-novs/curse-of-the-wulfen-ebook.html Macromats: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/819121569/macromat-miniature-photo-backdrops The ...
  • Episode 75 – Civilized Gaming with Teri & the London GT with Zach In this episode, we have a chat with Teri Litorico about her new book, The Civilized Guide to Tabletop Gaming. We also discuss the London GT with Zach. Listen now: http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftheforge/episode_75_-_Chatting.mp3 Buy the Civilized Guide to Tabletop Gaming: https://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=n%3A283155%2Cp_27%3ATeri%20Litorco The London GT: http://www.london40kgrandtournament.co.uk/ The Regimental Standard: https://regimental-standard.com/ Welcome to Nightvale: http://www.welcometonightvale.com/ The Independent Characters Hobby Progress Challenge 2016: http://www.theindependentcharacters.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=105&t=8619&sid=a4512e4566b7ae7ec62f364ac43136b5 Upstate Honor Guard Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/upstatehonorguard/events Don’t forget that we are ...
  • Episode 74 – Good Morning, Imperium of Mankind 224.750.M41 For this episode of Masters of the Forge, we have a special treat: the 224.750.M41 edition of Good Morning Imperium of Mankind which was written by Adam. It is presented to you with apologies to the Welcome to Nightvale podcast and the Regimental Standard blog. A big thanks goes out to Brian Harvey and Melinda ...
  • Episode 73 – The Time of Ending The Time of Ending is on everyone’s minds these days for one reason or another. In this episode, Adam, Jason, and Snorre get together to give a brief run-down on the Time of Ending and explain just how much 40k lore is packed into the last 500 years of 41st Millennium.  We also discuss the ...
  • Episode 72 – Listener Feedback & Questions Adam, Jason, and Snorre are back to pour through some of the mail you have sent, resulting in a great deal of interesting conversation on a number of topics. Listen now: http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftheforge/Episode_72_-_Listeners_Questions.mp3 The Independent Characters Hobby Progress Challenge 2016: http://www.theindependentcharacters.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=105&t=8619&sid=a4512e4566b7ae7ec62f364ac43136b5 Upstate Honor Guard Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/upstatehonorguard/events Don’t forget that we are always accepting “commercials” for your blogs, podcasts, local game groups, or ...
  • Episode 71 – Throneworld by Guy Haley – Book Club Adam, Jason, and Snorre get together with James to discuss the fifth book in the Beast Arises series. Listen now: http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftheforge/Episode_71_-_Throneworld.mp3 Throneworld at Black Library http://www.blacklibrary.com/all-products/throneworld-ebook.html Guy Haley https://guyhaley.wordpress.com/ The Independent Characters Hobby Progress Challenge 2016: http://www.theindependentcharacters.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=105&t=8619&sid=a4512e4566b7ae7ec62f364ac43136b5 Upstate Honor Guard Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/upstatehonorguard/events Don’t forget that we are always accepting “commercials” for your blogs, podcasts, local game groups, or events. These are offered free of charge so ...
  • Episode 70 – Stompy Bots Part 4 – Iyanden on Your Tabletop and Monster Mash Adam and Jason get together to discuss the last topic of our 4-part series on our stompy pals in the 40k lore. First, we talk about bringing Craftworld Iyanden to life on your tabletop, then we present some special rules for fighting an arena-style battle with your favorite large models. Listen now: http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftheforge/Episode_70_-_Stompy_Robots_part_4.mp3 Monster Mash Casual Game: http://mastersoftheforge.com/casualgametype-monstermash/ The Goldensprue ...
  • Episode 69 – Stompy Bots Part 3 – Craftworld Iyanden in the Lore It would be a terrible shame if we didn’t include Craftworld Iyanden in our Stompy Bots series. Once again, Adam is joined by Jason to talk about what they learned regarding this Craftworld who should really compare notes with the Lamenters to figure out ways to hang a few horseshoes over their bulkhead doors or ...
  • Episode 68 – Stompy Bots Part 2 – Dreadnoughts on Your Tabletop Adam, Jason, and Snorre get together to talk about how to use Dreadnoughts in your narrative games of 40k. The conversation specifically delves into setting up lists, terrain, and missions to best suit a game involving your Dreadnoughts. In addition, we have created a special Space Marine Dreadnought Formation to use in your games of ...
  • Episode 67 – Stompy Bots Part 1 – Dreadnoughts in the Lore Adam and Jason talk about the historical, sociological, and tactical significance of Space Marine, Chaos, and Ork Dreadnoughts. Listen now: http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftheforge/episode_67_-_Dreadnoughts.mp3 All of our Rules Supplements can be found here: http://mastersoftheforge.com/rules-supplements/ The Independent Characters Hobby Progress Challenge 2016: http://www.theindependentcharacters.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=105&t=8619&sid=a4512e4566b7ae7ec62f364ac43136b5 Upstate Honor Guard Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/upstatehonorguard/events Don’t forget that we are always accepting “commercials” for your blogs, podcasts, local game groups, or events. These are ...
  • Episode 66 – The Last Wall by David Annandale – Author Interview Adam, James, and Snorre are joined by author, David Annandale to have a talk about his novel, The Beast Arises Book 4 – The Last Wall. As usual, we were very glad to have David on and we’re looking forward to covering more of his novels in the future. Listen now: http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftheforge/Episode_66_-_The_Last_Wall_-_interview.mp3 The Last Wall at Black Library http://www.blacklibrary.com/all-products/the-last-wall-ebook.html David ...
  • Episode 65 – The Last Wall by David Annandale – Book Club Adam is joined by James for a chat about The Beast Arises Book 4 – The Last Wall. Tune in next week for the author interview. Listen now: http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftheforge/Episode_65_The_Last_Wall.mp3 The Last Wall at Black Library http://www.blacklibrary.com/all-products/the-last-wall-ebook.html David Annandale https://davidannandale.com/ Music Credit – David Wallace https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4cZqSNe2b5q7YOgBi6_xuQ Music Credit – Mike Gravis https://www.youtube.com/user/MikeGravis The Independent Characters Hobby Progress Challenge 2016: http://www.theindependentcharacters.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=105&t=8619&sid=a4512e4566b7ae7ec62f364ac43136b5 Upstate Honor Guard Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/upstatehonorguard/events Don’t forget that we are always ...
  • Episode 64 – The Forges of Ghorok Part 3 – F.A.T. Mats and Story Doug Johnson, the creator of the F.A.T. Mats and President of TABLEWAR joins Snorre and Adam in the studio to discuss the F.A.T. Mats and how they were used in the Forges of Ghorok Campaign. In addition, we present the narrative synopsis of the campaign’s events as seen through the eyes of four different characters. Listen ...
  • Episode 63 – The Forges of Ghorok Part 2 – Missions 4 & 5 After being away on vacation for some time, Jason has returned to join Adam and special Guest, Mike for Part 2 of our our 3-part series on the Forges of Ghorok Campaign. The campaign comes to a bittersweet conclusion because it will likely be the last one (at least for some time) that Jason will ...
  • Episode 62 – Black Deeds – On Your Tabletop We hope you haven’t heard enough about the deeds of the Brotherhood of Blades and the Black Templars. Adam and Snorre are talking about some new Characters, Formations, and Missions to accompany Adam’s short story from Episode 59, Black Deeds. Listen now: http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftheforge/Episode_62_-_Black_Deeds_-_On_Your_Tabletop.mp3 On Your Tabletop – Black Deeds http://mastersoftheforge.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/NarrativeCampaign-BlackDeeds.pdf The Independent Characters Hobby Progress Challenge 2016: http://www.theindependentcharacters.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=105&t=8619&sid=a4512e4566b7ae7ec62f364ac43136b5 Upstate Honor Guard Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/upstatehonorguard/events Don’t ...
  • Episode 61 – The Emperor Expects – Interview with Gav Thorpe In this episode, Adam, James, and Snorre geek out on author and all-around good sport, Gav Thorpe. We discuss The Emperor Expects and Beast Arises in general. We hope that you enjoy listening to this episode as much as we enjoyed recording it. Gav is an open, genuine, and smart gentleman and we were lucky ...
  • Episode 60 – The Emperor Expects by Gav Thorpe – Book Club Although Adam completely forgot to take notes for this episode and Jason was getting over a nasty illness, at least we had our trusty pal, James Stagg back on this show to lend a hand on our discussion of The Beast Arises Book 3 – The Emperor Expects. Be sure to tune in for Episode 61 ...
  • Episode 59 – 2nd Founding Part 4 – Black Templars – Audio Short Story In this episode, we bring you an audio short story written and narrated by host, Adam. The story involves the interactions between a Black Templars Fighting Company and a Chaos Warband known as the Brotherhood of Blades.  Enjoy! Listen now: http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftheforge/episode_59_black_deeds.mp3 The Independent Characters Hobby Progress Challenge 2016: http://www.theindependentcharacters.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=105&t=8619&sid=a4512e4566b7ae7ec62f364ac43136b5 Upstate Honor Guard Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/upstatehonorguard/events Don’t forget that we are always accepting ...
  • Episode 58 – 2nd Founding Part 3 – The Raptors in the Lore and On Your Tabletop In Episode 58, Adam is joined by Tim from the It Will Not Die podcast, one of the great podcasts in the Freebooters Network. They discuss the Raptors Space Marines, a 2nd Founding Chapter of the Ravenguard with some rather unique characteristics. They discuss the background of the chapter and what rules to use for ...
  • Masters of the Forge Episode 57 – 2nd Founding Part 2 – Flesh Tearers in the Lore and On Your Tabletop For the second part of our 4-part series on the 2nd Founding, Adam is joined by special guest host, Chris Morgan of Forge the Narrative fame. They discuss the background of the Flesh Tearers, novels involving the Chapter, and how to make the army come alive on your tabletop with existing Warhammer 40,000 rules. Listen Now: http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftheforge/Episode_57_-_Second_Founding_Part_2_-_Flesh_Tearers.mp3 Forge ...
  • Masters of the Forge Episode 56 – 2nd Founding Part 1 – Novamarines in the Lore Adam, Jason, and Snorre get together to start a series on the 2nd Founding. This first episode involves background information on the 2nd Founding in general and delves specifically into one of these chapters, the Novamarines. Listen Now: http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftheforge/episode_56_Novamarines_and_the_Second_Founding.mp3 The Independent Characters Hobby Progress Challenge 2016: http://www.theindependentcharacters.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=105&t=8619&sid=a4512e4566b7ae7ec62f364ac43136b5 Upstate Honor Guard Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/upstatehonorguard/events Don’t forget that we are always accepting “commercials” for ...
  • Episode 55 – Custom Zone Mortalis Battlefields – In the Hobby Adam and Jason are joined by special guest, Justin from the It Will Not Die podcast on the Freebooters Network to discuss the building and care of custom Zone Mortalis battlefields. Listen Now: http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftheforge/Episode_55_Custom_Zone_Mortalis.mp3 Adam’s Lumber/FaT Mat Zone Mortalis: http://waaghdrillteef.com/ IWND Cave Zone Mortalis: http://itwillnotdiepodcast.blogspot.ca/2015/09/terraforming-zone-mortalis.html?m=1 IWND Foam Mortalis: https://www.facebook.com/ItWillNotDie/posts/1543738222599124 G3 Santa Cruz Relentless Despair Construction Post: http://www.theindependentcharacters.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=4131 Scott Robertson’s FaT Mat Zone Mortalis Battlefield: http://wab-ramblings.blogspot.ca/2016/06/making-zone-mortalis-board-cheaply.html Irondog Studios: http://www.irondogstudios.com/ The Independent ...
  • Episode 54 – The Forges of Ghorok Campaign Part 1 – In the Lore and On Your Tabletop Adam and Jason are joined by special guest, Skip, to discuss the ongoing campaign with Adam’s Orks, Jason’s Blood Ravens, and Skip’s Mechanicus. Included are some narrative readings, special missions, and discussion on the games. Listen Now: http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftheforge/Episode_54_The_Forgers_of_Ghorok.mp3 The Independent Characters Hobby Progress Challenge 2016: http://www.theindependentcharacters.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=105&t=8619&sid=a4512e4566b7ae7ec62f364ac43136b5 Upstate Honor Guard Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/upstatehonorguard/events Don’t forget that we are always accepting “commercials” for your ...
  • Episode 53 – Predator, Prey by Rob Sanders – Book Club Our new format begins this week with a discussion on the second installment of Beast Arises: Predator/Prey with Adam, Jason, and James. From here on out, our releases will be weekly, but will be shorter and likely only one major segment per episode. Feel free to send us whatever feedback you have on this, but ...
  • Episode 52 – Zone Mortalis In this episode, Adam and Jason attempt to bring a narrative focus to the topic of Zone Mortalis. We’ve also created some alternate Zone Mortalis environments for you to use in your games. Listen now: http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftheforge/episode_52_-_Zone_Mortalis_-_M20.mp3 Timestamps: 00:00:00 – 00:27:17 – Intro 00:27:18 – 01:33:20 – Traditional Zone Mortalis Environments 01:33:21 – 2:21:20 – Other Zone Mortalis Environments 02:21:21 – 2:28:53 – Outtro Alternative Zone Mortalis Environments can be ...
  • Episode 51 – Daemon Worlds Adam has returned from the UK to join Jason and Snorre in the gender neutral hobby cave for a chat about Daemon Worlds in the 40k universe. They also discuss their hobby and Adam talks at length about his experiences in England. Listen now: http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftheforge/Episode_51_Daemon_Worlds.mp3 Timestamps: 00:00:00 – 01:12:22 – Intro 01:12:22 – 01:46:54 – Daemon Worlds in the Lore 01:46:54 – ...
  • Episode 50 – WAAAGH! Thank you for listening to 50 episodes of the Masters of the Forge. We couldn’t have done any of this without our incredible listeners. For this landmark episode, we’re bringing you a discussion on Ork Kulture and a special campaign using the Path to Glory concept from Black Library Digital. Please play it if you’re ...
  • Episode 49 – The Death Spectres After their 4-hour megasode on cities, Snorre and Adam decided to have a nice, short episode on the loyalist Chapter, the Death Spectres. In this hour, learn all about how the Battle Brothers of this Chapter are the vigilant guardians of the Imperium’s outer reaches. Listen now: http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftheforge/Episode_49_Death_Spectres.mp3 Timestamps: 00:00:00 – 00:14:02 – Intro 00:14:02 – 00:37:33 – Death Spectres in ...
  • Episode 48 – 40k Environs: Cities At Masters of the Forge we like to bring the environments for your games to life on the tabletop. In this episode, we explore the cities of Warhammer 40,000 and how to build your own.  Thanks to Reece from Frontline Gaming, Lathan from Burn-in Designs, Mr.Justin from Secret Weapon, Brian from the Splintermind podcast, and ...
  • Episode 47 – I am Slaughter This fortnight, Snorre and Adam have a very conversational discussion about The Beast Arises: I am Slaughter by Dan Abnett. We also provide a very interesting mission to represent battles between elite armies and horde armies. Listen now: http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftheforge/Episode_47-The_Beast_Arises_I_Am_Slaughter.mp3 Timestamps: 00:00:00 – 00:16:59 – Intro 00:16:59 – 01:02:01 – I am Slaughter Part 1 01:02:01 – 01:32:05 – I am Slaughter Part ...
  • Episode 46 – The Raid on Pakeshi IV Campaign   The Raid on Pakeshi IV Campaign has finally come to a close. We look at the revised missions for this campaign, listen to some narrative battle reports, and have an after-action report with the players of that campaign. At the end of the episode, we have an interview with the T.O. of the up-and-coming London GT. Listen ...
  • Episode 45 – Happy Valentine’s Day from Slaanesh In this episode, we celebrate Valentine’s day excess with an episode on Slaanesh. We start by talking about all the wonderful things coming to us from Games Workshop and Black Library. The bulk of the show discusses the ways Slaanesh influences and is influenced by the people of the Galaxy. After that, we showcase a ...
  • Episode 44 – War Zone Damocles: Kauyon We delve a little bit deeper into the Tau by reviewing the Damocles Campaign book: Kauyon. We review the storyline along with the missions. Listen now: http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftheforge/Episode-44-The-Damocles-Campaign-Kauyon.mp3 Timestamps: 00:00:00 – 00:21:53 – Intro 00:21:53 – 01:05:16 – Kauyon Part 1 01:05:16 – 01:45:34 – Kauyon Part 2 01:45:34 – 01:52:46 – Outtro Kauyon Supplement http://www.games-workshop.com/en-US/War-Zone-Damocles-Kauyon-EN The Independent Characters Hobby Progress Challenge 2016: http://www.theindependentcharacters.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=105&t=8619&sid=a4512e4566b7ae7ec62f364ac43136b5 Don’t forget that we are always ...
  • Episode 43 – The Tau Empire This episode gives a quick primer on the Tau and brainstorms some narrative lists for playing them on the tabletop. We also have a segment in which we interview the hosts of Life After the Cover Save. Warning: that segment may be inappropriate for some listeners. Stay tuned next week when we continue our Tau coverage when ...
  • Episode 42 – Don’t Panic on Emperor’s Day In this episode (which has all the answers) we have a little fun making up some background for Emperor’s day and provide some holiday-themed missions you can use for a nerdy gathering this season.  We also discuss alternative models for your narrative Astra Militarum armies and have another installment in the Raid on Pakeshi IV. ...
  • Episode 41 – The Salamanders The XVIII Legion boasts an almost suicidal bravery in the field of battle. These astartes hold their responsibility to defend humanity in the highest regard. For the Salamanders, the ends do not justify the means; they have their limits on what they will do to achieve victory. However, do not underestimate them in combat, because ...
  • Episode 40 – Dark Mechanicus We conclude our 3-episode coverage of the Mechanicus with a discussion covering the Dark Mechanicus. This is a much shorter discussion than our last 4-hour monstrosity, but includes a simple, but we think fun, Dark Mechanicus supplement. Please play with it and provide as much feedback as you can. Enjoy the outro… you get a ...
  • Episode 39 – Adeptus Mechanicus Part 2 In Episode 39, Omnissiah October continues as we discuss the novel, Adeptus Mechanicus: Tech Priest by Rob Sanders. After that, we discuss the two Adeptus Mechanicus Codexes through the lens of narrative gaming. After this discussion, we have an interview with Rob Sanders. Listen now: http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftheforge/Episode_39_Adeptus_Mechanicus_Part_2.mp3 Timestamps: 00:00:00 – 00:23:57 – Intro 00:23:57 – 01:23:05 – Tech Priest Part 1 01:23:05 – 02:15:30 ...
  • Episode 38 – Adeptus Mechanicus Part 1 The Adeptus Mechanicus is a huge topic and even discussing them over three episodes won’t do more than scratch the surface. However, we’ve received multiple requests for this topic and it warrants coverage. In this first installment, we cover the Mechanicus in general and in brief. After that, we discuss the novel, Adeptus Mechanicus: Skitarius ...
  • Episode 37 – Joining the Greater Good What would you say to a powerful alien race who promised you health, safety, and stability under their benevolent rule? What would you say to an alien race who, surprisingly, doesn’t open negotiations with exterminating a few key cities on your world, although they have every opportunity to do so? It’s hard not to listen ...
  • Episode 36 – Death Worlds   We hear about Death Worlds throughout the lore of 40k. We know that they’re dangerous places, but a Deathworld goes beyond simple danger. To live in such a place is to constantly face death, sometimes quite literally in the face. In some cases, these worlds have non-circumstantial similarities. Others are strange and defy the imagination. Listen ...
  • Episode 35 – Mantis Warriors This fortnight, we’re discussing a Space Marine Chapter: the Mantis Warriors. Check out the episode to learn more about this enigmatic and embattled Chapter. Listen now:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftheforge/Episode_35_The_Mantis_Warriors.mp3 Timestamps: 00:00:00 – 00:30:46 – Intro 00:30:46 – 00:49:49 – Mantis Warriors in the Lore 00:49:49 – 01:13:16 – Mantis Warriors on Your Tabletop 01:13:16 – 01:30:47 – Outtro Imperial Armor 9 and 10: http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/en-US/Imperial-Armour-Volumes-Nine-and-Ten-The-Badab-War On Your Tabletop for ...
  • Episode 34 – The Mark of Malice In this episode, we explore Malal (or Malice), a minor Chaos god and its followers. We also present some rules for running a Killzone campaign and give you an example campaign pitting the Sons of Malice, the Scourged, and the Ecclesiarchy against each other. Please read the new rules and give us some ideas for Event ...
  • Episode 33 – Private, Little Wars This fortnight we’re talking about bringing the world of 40k to life by sweating the small stuff in skirmish-level games. In particular, we discuss the Beta Test rules of the 7th Edition version of Special Operations: Killzone. We would greatly appreciate it if our listeners could take some time and playtest these alpha rules for Killzone. ...
  • Episode 32 – Kor Megon’s Warband vs Ultramarines 2nd Co After the Horus Heresy, the Traitor Legions dispersed throughout the Galaxy in search of many things, but vengeance chief among them. Kor Megron, a former Word Bearer, has sought nothing less than the destruction of his own symbols of adoration for and deification of the Emperor of Mankind. The Ultramarines 2nd Company are the symbols ...
  • Episode 31 – Narrative Objectives There is little more important to formulating an in-depth narrative for your games than the nature of your army’s objectives. Narrative Objectives break from the usual 6 Mysterious Objectives in order to facilitate telling a more specific and compelling story. In this episode, we provide a few ideas for more interesting narrative Objectives and, hopefully, ...
  • Episode 30 – Yarrick: Imperial Creed Part 2 Follow Commissar Yarrick and Sister Superior Setheno down a rabbit hole of heresy in the second half of our coverage of Yarrick: Imperial Creed by David Annandale. Two and a half hours of coverage means there’s just one topic this fortnight, but we return next time with a potpourri of subjects. Listen now:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftheforge/MotF-030.mp3 Timestamps: 00:00:00-00:40:24 – Intro 00:15:00-01:05:30 – The Siege ...
  • Episode 29 – Yarrick: Imperial Creed Part 1 We’ve got a shorty for you this week, but it’s a goodie. We start our coverage of Yarrick: Imperial Creed by David Annandale. If you haven’t read the book yet, prepare to be spoiled! We’ll be back a fortnight from now with a more girthsome episode. Until then, keep playing the game the way you ...
  • Episode 28 – Mentors vs Biel-tan The Mentors are a unique Space Marines Chapter which acts as tutors to other forces of the Imperium, even other Adeptus Astartes Chapters. The Biel-tan are a xenophobic faction of Eldar who are bent on the Galactic dominion of their species. This episode provides information on these factions, gives ideas on how to represent them ...
  • Episode 27 – Daemonic Possession Daemonic possession manifests itself in three distinct ways in Warhammer 40,000: within mortal bodies, in mechanical constructs, and weapons. We delve into the mysteries of these heretical acts and figure out different ways of representing them in your games of Warhammer 40,000. Listen now: http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftheforge/MotF-027.mp3 Check out the On Your Tabletop for this episode: http://mastersoftheforge.com/?attachment_id=353 Please take our listener survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1IR8j9IWyiy1BkvWPDWMJS0sm4UbFmr4RwJZDSijHJH8/viewform Codex ...
  • Episode 26 – Harlequins We continue our “Codex to the Tabletop” series on Harlequins. We tackle the background of the Harlequins and how that relates to your games of Warhammer 40,000.  We’re also celebrating our 1 year anniversary. Hooray, us! Also, there’s a narrative battle report at the end. Thanks go out to all of our awesome listeners to making ...
  • Episode 25 – Adepticon 2015 We have returned from Adepticon and we’re talking about it in this episode. A huge thanks goes to everyone who made the trip so special for us. We also take the time to field a listener question regarding their army’s fluff. Listen now: http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftheforge/MotF-025.mp3 Adepticon: http://www.adepticon.org/ Adam’s blog post with pictures: http://waaghdrillteef.blogspot.com/2015/03/adepticon-2015.html Please give us a nice rating on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/masters-of-the-forge/id862907899 Check out ...
  • Episode 024 – Adepticon is Coming! We have a short but sweet episode this fortnight with discussion on our Adepticon preparations and also an addendum to our Rogue Traders episode. Listen now: http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftheforge/MotF-024.mp3 Please give us a nice rating on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/masters-of-the-forge/id862907899 Check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mastersoftheforge Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MastersOfForge And check out our blog: http://mastersoftheforge.com/
  • Episode 23 – Rogue Traders The Rogue Trader stands as a pillar of Imperial society at the same level as an Imperial Commander, Chapter Master, or Lord Inquisitor. It is their charge to solidify and broaden the influence of the Emperor of mankind. If they make a tidy profit or build a power base of their own along the way, ...
  • Episode 22 – From the Codex to Your Tabletop – Vlka Fenryka In this episode, we take the concept of bringing the world of 40k to life on your tabletop and apply it directly to gaming materials by Games Workshop. In this case, we are rounding out our Battle of the Fang coverage by discussing the Space Wolves. Our aim with segments such as these is to ...
  • Episode 21 – Battle of the Fang Part 2 Listen now: http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftheforge/MotF-021.mp3 Join us for another action-packed episode featuring the Champions of Fenris defending their home from the Thousand Sons in Battle of the Fang by Chris Wraight. Will the Sky Warriors prevail or will they lose all they hold dear?  Spoiler alert! We completely spoil Battle of the Fang in this episode!   The Independent Characters ...
  • Episode 20 – Battle of the Fang Part 1 Listen now: http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftheforge/MotF-020.mp3 We return with another Novel on Your Tabletop segment, this time focusing on Battle of the Fang.  Not only do we discuss the goings-on of the book and reflect upon the characters and themes involved, but we also provide some new rules to help you bring this story to life on your tabletop. Battle of ...
  • Episode 19 – Diggaz We have returned from our winter break! In this episode, we regail you with stories of how we spent our holiday vacation and then go into great detail about Diggaz… human refugees who scrape by in Human society. Listen Now!  http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftheforge/MotF-019.mp3 Diggaz Datasheet: http://waaghdrillteef.blogspot.com/2014/12/orksvent-day-18-diggaz.html Orksvent: http://waaghdrillteef.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html Grim Dark of Winter Tournament Results https://www.frontlinegaming.org/2014/12/25/the-grim-dark-of-winter-1500-highlander-rtt-results/ Rob Meade’s Matrix-Themed Chaos Space Marines http://waaghdrillteef.blogspot.com/2015/01/rob-meades-matrix-themed-chaos-space.html KR Multicase: http://www.krmulticase.com/ Please give us a ...
  • Episode 18 – Battlefleet 40k The Milky Way Galaxy of Warhammer 40,000 teems with spacefaring vessels of all kinds and we try to come up with an approachable way of representing this on the tabletop with our take on the hit space combat system by Fantasy Flight Games. In addition, we help a listener resolve issues with their home-brew Space ...
  • Episode 17 – Black Library Weekender and Da Boyz GT Metasode Listen Now: http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftheforge/MotF-017.mp3 Snorre, Kamil, and Adam have been busy bees for the past few weeks and this episode is all about what they’ve been doing. Snorre visited England for the Black Library Weekender, Adam attended Da Boyz GT in Canandaguia, New York, and Kamil has been living the life of an international man of mystery! Thanks to ...
  • Episode 16 – Space Travel in the 41st Millennium Listen Now: http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftheforge/MotF-016.mp3 From the dominion of the Old Ones to the reign of mankind, the story of space travel in the setting of 40k is also the story of the cultures of the Galaxy themselves. In this episode, we explore how the myriad species in the Galaxy convey themselves across the black emptiness of space. ...
  • Episode 15 – The Lost and the Damned Listen Now: http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftheforge/MotF-015.mp3 Human loyalty is a fickle thing which is easily swayed for a multitude of reasons. In this episode, we explore the Traitor Guard phenomenon and how to reflect these forces on the tabletop. Buy the Vracks series from Forge World: http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/Warhammer-40000/Imperial_Armour_Books/IMPERIAL-ARMOUR-VOLUME-FIVE-THE-SIEGE-OF-VRAKS-PART-ONE.html Teaser image by slipgatecentral: http://slipgatecentral.deviantart.com/gallery/ Death Corps of Krieg by Forge World: http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/Warhammer-40000/Imperial_Guard/Death-Korps-of-Krieg/DEATH_KORPS_OF_KRIEG_INFANTRY_AND_ACCESSORIES?filter_reset=1 Victoria Lamb: http://victoriaminiatures.highwire.com/ Pig Iron Productions: http://www.pig-iron-productions.com/ Mantic Games: http://www.manticgames.com/mantic-shop/warpath.html Please give ...
  • Episode 14 – Officio Assassinorum Listen Now: http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftheforge/MotF-014.mp3 The Officio Assassinorum penetrates into areas where other forces of the Imperium cannot or will not. They are the silent stalkers who execute Heretic, Xenos, and Traitor alike with nary a drop of righteous blood spilled.  Join us as we delve into the mysterious world of the Officio Assassinorum with discussions on the ...
  • Episode 13 – Those Left Behind Vol. 1 Listen Now: http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftheforge/MotF-013.mp3 How many beloved Warhammer 40,000 units have disappeared from codices since the genesis of the game? We say “Too many!” This episode begins our recurring segment which explores these forotten units and tries to bring them to life on the tabletop.  In addition, we discuss some of the hidden gems in old codices and ...
  • Episode 12 – The Fall of Haven Listen now: http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftheforge/MotF-012.mp3 Haven burns! Inquisitor Steve joins us to talk about his narrative event in London, England in which Haven City is assaulted by the forces of Chaos.  Adam, then describes his own concurrent Haven event which was held at Grimfoe Games in East Greenbush, New York. After that, we preview the topic for Episode 13 ...
  • Episode 11 – Sundered Kin & Lairs of the Xenos I Listen now: http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftheforge/MotF-011.mp3 In this episode, we explore the relationship between the Eldar and the Dark Eldar and try to explain their Battle Brothers status in games of Warhammer 40,000. We also present some cool, new Xenos-themed Fortificaions you can use in your games. Download the On Your Tabletop supplement for this episode: http://mastersoftheforge.com/?attachment_id=226 Check out kaiga12’s soundcloud channel: https://soundcloud.com/kaiga12 View ...
  • Episode 10 – Spear of Macragge   Listen now:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftheforge/MotF-010.mp3 We’ve delved into the Black Library one more time for another show focusing on bringing a novel to life on the tabletop.  This time it’s a continuation of the Damnos saga with Spear of Macragge and a re-visit of the Spearhead rules. BIG TIME SPOILER ALERT! Also we have Campaign Talk, and, of course, ...
  • Episode 9 – Wolf Brothers Listen now: http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftheforge/MotF-009.mp3 In this episode, we bring you the lore on the Wolf Brothers, the only known 2nd Founding Chapter descended from the Space Wolves. We also bring you some special rules for running them as loyalists or renegades (or something in between). We also have a short Campaign Talk segment to share along ...
  • Episode 8 – Threats to the Star Eagles Listen now! http://mastersoftheforge.libsyn.com/masters-of-the-forge-episode-008 While the topical segment of this episode does feature Star Eagles-related content with some nemeses created by all three hosts, it should prove interesting. Also, Episode 8 features our first Campaign Talk segment with special guest, Inquisitor Steve. Check out our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/mastersoftheforge Codex: Star Eagles (Draft Final) http://mastersoftheforge.com/?attachment_id=180 The Independent Characters Hobby Progress Challenge: http://www.theindependentcharacters.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=76 Armies on Parade ...
  • Episode 7 – The Star Eagles Listen now:  http://mastersoftheforge.libsyn.com/masters-of-the-forge-episode-007 “Justice without force is powerless.  Force without justice is tyrannical.” – Blaise Pascal This episode is all about a Space Marines Chapter created by Adam called the Star Eagles. We also discuss some tips on what to do when developing your own army fluff; for space marines in particular.  Also, of course, we discuss our ...
  • Episode 6 – The Many Faces of the Astra Militarum: Gue’vesa Listen now: http://mastersoftheforge.libsyn.com/masters-of-the-forge-episode-006 In this episode, we start a new series focusing on the many ways you can use Astra Militarum to create counts-as armies.  We kick the series off by discussing counts-as with Inquisitor Steve from the Overlords, then move on to talk about how to represent Gue’vesa on the tabletop. The Masters of the Forge ...
  • Episode 5 – The Fall of Damnos Listen now:  http://mastersoftheforge.libsyn.com/masters-of-the-forge-episode-005 Another fine episode of Masters of the Forge advances implacably across the wind-swept, arctic desolation of the world of 40k podcasting!  This week’s episode brings us back to our “Bring a 40k Novel to Life on the Tabletop” format with “Fall of Damnos” by Nick Kyme.  We are all duly impressed with the ...
  • Episode 4 – Invisible Threats   Listen now:  http://mastersoftheforge.libsyn.com/masters-of-the-forge-episode-004 We’re back in the virtual studio to bring you more 40k lore and rules! In a dark future where every resource is precious, the ability to use a small force to cause massive havoc is a valuable tool. This episode details the invisible threats of the 40k universe featuring the Enslavers, Ork Kommandos, ...
  • Episode 3 – The Crimson Sabres   We’re chugging along with real momentum into Episode 3.  We start off the show talking briefly about our excitement for the upcoming edition change, then roll right into discussing our recent hobby progress and the games we’ve been playing. After talking briefly about our upcoming hobby plans, we roll right into our coverage of the history ...
  • Episode 2 – Antagonis Part 2 Thanks for joining us for the second episode of the Masters of the Forge.  In this episode, the gang’s all together now with Kamil joining the team.  We talk about our hobby and Adam talks about his Adepticon experiences.  We discuss the remainder of Death of Antagonis for the bulk of the episode and have ...
  • Episode 1 – The show launches! We were delayed about six months, but we finally managed to get the show on the road! Episode #1 of The Masters of the Forge Podcast is up, and the topic is the Space Marine Battles book “Death of Antagonis” by David Annandale. This is the first of a two-part series, helping you recreate some of the ...