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Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/13 07:46:02


Post by: BrookM


Official announcement link: https://www.warhammer-community.com/2020/01/20/warhammer-a-new-beginninggw-homepage-post-1/

Spotted on Facebook:



What does Warhammer sound like? We're sure you have some thoughts – so discuss them below, and come back tomorrow for an answer…


Could be a return of Warhammer themed music a-la Bolt Thrower, but we'll see.


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/13 09:00:15


Post by: zedmeister


2/10. Band is a joke. No goffik rockers or D'Rok...


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/13 14:36:21


Post by: Geifer


I never figured the Dialogus for a singer.


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/13 14:43:07


Post by: Nostromodamus


Maybe the soundtracks they play in stores and Warhammer world


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/13 17:25:48


Post by: BrookM


Checked in on the Facebook page and they've changed the message from "tomorrow" to "later this week", sad.


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/13 21:14:26


Post by: Segersgia


Could this per chance be something akin to the "Weapon Sound effect" thing they did like a decade ago?


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/14 05:47:05


Post by: ImAGeek


 Segersgia wrote:
Could this per chance be something akin to the "Weapon Sound effect" thing they did like a decade ago?


Would be weird to use a band as the promo/teaser photo for weapon sound effects. The band implies music.


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/14 07:26:22


Post by: Sonsoftherock


 Geifer wrote:
I never figured the Dialogus for a singer.


She looks exactly like she is just launching into "The Hills are alive... With the Sound of Warhammer!" to me!

Now I'm picturing sister squads advancing to "Doe a deer..." And thinking what the ecclesiarchy version of Favourite Things might be. I might need to go and lie down now.


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/14 07:50:09


Post by: BrianDavion


Sonsoftherock wrote:
 Geifer wrote:
I never figured the Dialogus for a singer.


She looks exactly like she is just launching into "The Hills are alive... With the Sound of Warhammer!" to me!

Now I'm picturing sister squads advancing to "Doe a deer..." And thinking what the ecclesiarchy version of Favourite Things might be. I might need to go and lie down now.


..... I admit that when playing Dawn of war and click on the cannoness and she says "witchcraft heresy and mutation!" I ALWAYS find myself saying "... these are some of my favorite things!"


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/14 08:21:16


Post by: Kdash


 Nostromodamus wrote:
Maybe the soundtracks they play in stores and Warhammer world


I doubt it, as some of the music they play at WHW won't be licenced to them, like the LotRs soundtrack.


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/14 08:21:40


Post by: Hybrid Son Of Oxayotl


Sisters singing when they go to war must sound a bit like this I expect:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXFSK0ogeg4


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/14 09:38:25


Post by: StraightSilver


We're supposed to be getting the full trailer for Angels of Death in January.

My guess is we're going to get community articles leading up to it as a sort of "behind the scenes" preview.

The first of these will be the soundtrack, which of course will be available to buy......


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/14 10:29:23


Post by: Geifer


Quite possible.

Remind me, when they recently introduced their new media studio during event coverage on Warhammer Community, was that specifically an animation team? Or more general media. Even for the former they obviously need sound work, but I can't help but get the impression that under the new management GW is finally ready to leverage their IP wherever they can.

It could be a simple as them branching out into thematic music without it being tied in with an animated series.

Sonsoftherock wrote:
 Geifer wrote:
I never figured the Dialogus for a singer.


She looks exactly like she is just launching into "The Hills are alive... With the Sound of Warhammer!" to me!

Now I'm picturing sister squads advancing to "Doe a deer..." And thinking what the ecclesiarchy version of Favourite Things might be. I might need to go and lie down now.


Nope, all her texts are prose. Can't sing that!

But yeah, she's always been an orator in my mind. It would have been cool to get a new Sister in their character lineup that's actually singing or leading a choir or something. Given that even the least of the Imperial faithful are expected to sing war hymns when they go to battle, a dedicated Sister that visually represents that would have been cool. Oh well, maybe in the next codex.


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/14 10:39:11


Post by: BrianDavion


StraightSilver wrote:
We're supposed to be getting the full trailer for Angels of Death in January.

My guess is we're going to get community articles leading up to it as a sort of "behind the scenes" preview.

The first of these will be the soundtrack, which of course will be available to buy......


ya know, if the soundtracks good, I might consider snagging it.


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/14 11:40:06


Post by: StraightSilver


BrianDavion wrote:
StraightSilver wrote:
We're supposed to be getting the full trailer for Angels of Death in January.

My guess is we're going to get community articles leading up to it as a sort of "behind the scenes" preview.

The first of these will be the soundtrack, which of course will be available to buy......


ya know, if the soundtracks good, I might consider snagging it.


I must admit I bought the Space marine game soundtrack and still listen to it regularly when painting so if this is any good (if that's what it is) I will probably do the same...


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/14 11:54:37


Post by: zerosignal


StraightSilver wrote:
BrianDavion wrote:
StraightSilver wrote:
We're supposed to be getting the full trailer for Angels of Death in January.

My guess is we're going to get community articles leading up to it as a sort of "behind the scenes" preview.

The first of these will be the soundtrack, which of course will be available to buy......


ya know, if the soundtracks good, I might consider snagging it.


I must admit I bought the Space marine game soundtrack and still listen to it regularly when painting so if this is any good (if that's what it is) I will probably do the same...


That music still gives me goosebumps.


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/14 11:57:05


Post by: Nostromodamus


Mechanicus soundtrack is amazing too


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/14 12:19:19


Post by: Overread


GW has finally decided to hire an 80s power/heavy/death metal band? (or 4 or 5 so we can cover all aspects of metal). :!


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/14 13:07:58


Post by: zerosignal


Next up: the smell of warhammer!

Uh... maybe not.


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/14 13:58:45


Post by: Yodhrin


 Nostromodamus wrote:
Mechanicus soundtrack is amazing too


This needs emphasised. It's one of those rare soundtracks that genuinely captures the spirit of the subject of the game, rather than just being generic Le Epic Trailer Muzak.

GW could do a lot worse than hiring the guy who did that and the bloke who worked on Vermintide's OST to churn out loads of thematic music for various places and factions.


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/14 14:03:20


Post by: alphaecho




My guilty pleasure, every now and again, is listening to the Chaos Gate soundtrack!

Additionally, one of the media files is the sound of a Cultist exploding.

Love that game.


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/14 14:05:35


Post by: Quasistellar


 Geifer wrote:
I never figured the Dialogus for a singer.


could have had vox-face from the new dark apostle kit standing in front


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/14 14:58:51


Post by: Yodhrin


alphaecho wrote:


My guilty pleasure, every now and again, is listening to the Chaos Gate soundtrack!

Additionally, one of the media files is the sound of a Cultist exploding.

Love that game.


Yup, another one that "got" the setting. I still catch myself humming the songs occasionally - a remake of that with modern techniques and without the terrible late-90's-CD audio compression would be awesome.


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/14 15:02:05


Post by: Mad Doc Grotsnik


I thought the sound of Warhammer was that curious background whining sound?

Or is that just the sound of Chaos

(It’s a joke. Nothing more)


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/15 02:52:36


Post by: Snrub


Could this be a rather subtle hint at a potential Emperors Children release?


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/15 09:29:00


Post by: Geifer


A picture of a model each from two AoS armies, two 40k armies and a crossover army would be an odd way of teasing Emprah's Kiddies.


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/15 10:11:28


Post by: Snrub


Could be a red herring.

I dunno. Just spitballing here.


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/15 10:20:53


Post by: Gadzilla666


BrianDavion wrote:
StraightSilver wrote:
We're supposed to be getting the full trailer for Angels of Death in January.

My guess is we're going to get community articles leading up to it as a sort of "behind the scenes" preview.

The first of these will be the soundtrack, which of course will be available to buy......


ya know, if the soundtracks good, I might consider snagging it.

Don't know about aos but 40k already has a soundtrack. It's called EVERY SINGLE BOLT THROWER ALBUM EVER!

Nothing more is required.


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/15 10:56:27


Post by: BrianDavion


Gadzilla666 wrote:
BrianDavion wrote:
StraightSilver wrote:
We're supposed to be getting the full trailer for Angels of Death in January.

My guess is we're going to get community articles leading up to it as a sort of "behind the scenes" preview.

The first of these will be the soundtrack, which of course will be available to buy......


ya know, if the soundtracks good, I might consider snagging it.

Don't know about aos but 40k already has a soundtrack. It's called EVERY SINGLE BOLT THROWER ALBUM EVER!

Nothing more is required.


bolt thrower was metal yeah? not really my thing.

I was refering to a soundtrack specificly for a show, I tend to enjoy OSTs.


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/15 11:52:39


Post by: Derek H


One for the Ultramarines https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWbMikrZ91U


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/15 13:00:29


Post by: Malika2


Well...the soundtrack fot Traitor General was kinda decent.


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/15 14:18:05


Post by: Hybrid Son Of Oxayotl


There is only one suitable soundtrack for Warhammer 40k.
Forget every other soundtracks. Forget Bolt Thrower, forget Chaos Gate, forget every video game soundtrack, or even the soundtrack from official GW trailers.
This is the utlimate 40k soundtrack, and if you disagree, you are not only wrong but also making a mistake and not right!!


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/15 14:36:26


Post by: Gadzilla666


 Hybrid Son Of Oxayotl wrote:
There is only one suitable soundtrack for Warhammer 40k.
Forget every other soundtracks. Forget Bolt Thrower, forget Chaos Gate, forget every video game soundtrack, or even the soundtrack from official GW trailers.
This is the utlimate 40k soundtrack, and if you disagree, you are not only wrong but also making a mistake and not right!!

By all that's unholy! How could you do that? Not even the Dark Eldar are that depraved!


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/15 14:44:24


Post by: Overread


Wait a sec! I know where this is going

http://greywolf.critter.net/images/ahq/minis/gallery/pink-horror-drummer.jpg

The return of the mighty Drummer! Yes that's an old Pink Horror musician model.



Also how can we go 2 pages and no one has mentioned the awesome music from Warhammer Total War?


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/15 16:22:33


Post by: Yodhrin


 Overread wrote:
Wait a sec! I know where this is going

http://greywolf.critter.net/images/ahq/minis/gallery/pink-horror-drummer.jpg

The return of the mighty Drummer! Yes that's an old Pink Horror musician model.



Also how can we go 2 pages and no one has mentioned the awesome music from Warhammer Total War?


Ehh, the Total War stuff is a bit hit & miss for my tastes. There are a few great atmospheric tracks in there, but there's also a lot of fairly generic "trailer music" full-orchestral bombast. Which is fine for a strategy game for background noise in a battle, but I don't think it really gets at the soul of the setting. To be fair, outside of the Vermintide OST I don't know of any WHF music that does really. For my money you want a good mix of haunting and frenetic, lots of low-to-mid tuned strings and a few "odd" instruments like the hurdy-gurdy and harpsichord. Of course that would change for the various races, I'd like to hear Dwarf stuff that focuses a lot on deep brass and heavy, measured percussion, and I'd be interested to see what composers would come up with for Dark Elves.


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/15 18:42:36


Post by: Sacredroach


I usually listen to Therion or Fish when painting my minis.

When playing, I prefer the sound of dice hitting the table and the lamentations of my opponents.

Although given how I roll, those lamentations sound a lot like laughter.


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/17 19:52:10


Post by: BrookM


LVO is next week, maybe it'll be unveiled then?


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/17 21:04:49


Post by: Darkseid


The Chaos Gate OST is great as far as faux Latin chants go.

https://youtu.be/yx61xeDV_60


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/18 00:38:09


Post by: Hybrid Son Of Oxayotl


The best faux-latin chants:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxPig78E844

(You can click safely this time, Gadzilla666 )


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/18 01:47:56


Post by: Gadzilla666


Ok points for Argento. But I'm still sticking with Bolt Thrower.


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/18 01:50:59


Post by: BrianDavion


It just occured to me...we're sure GW wasn't just refering to the exorcist previerw when they made that post..? I mean it's an Organ...



Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/20 17:05:03


Post by: Mad Doc Grotsnik


Footy toot toot.

https://www.warhammer-community.com/2020/01/20/warhammer-a-new-beginninggw-homepage-post-1/

Basically it’s an ident for the brand, and also includes a snippet that they’re also working on a 40k anthology show...but apparently, that’s not been announced yet.


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/20 17:38:02


Post by: BrianDavion


 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
Footy toot toot.

https://www.warhammer-community.com/2020/01/20/warhammer-a-new-beginninggw-homepage-post-1/

Basically it’s an ident for the brand, and also includes a snippet that they’re also working on a 40k anthology show...but apparently, that’s not been announced yet.


so moving forward a bit and envisioning that little thing playing at the beginning of a warhammer tv show.. yeah I likey.


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/20 17:44:50


Post by: An Actual Englishman


It's pretty incredible that they even need this.

GW have come a long way since I joined the hobby 20 odd years ago.

It sounds like they're working on some very exciting things that should bring more people into the hobby and setting. Great news.


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/20 17:46:31


Post by: Mad Doc Grotsnik


I think it’s them more exploring outside their current niche.

Sure, as with LotR some solid media will bring new blood into the main hobby. But it’s also a separate source of revenue in its own right.

Very interested to find out more, myself.


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/20 17:48:51


Post by: H.B.M.C.


Sounded pretty good.

Space Marine (the 3rd person game by Relic), had the best soundtrack for something 40K I've ever heard. Final Lib and Chaos Gate are close behind them.


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/20 17:51:30


Post by: Ghaz


 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
Footy toot toot.

https://www.warhammer-community.com/2020/01/20/warhammer-a-new-beginninggw-homepage-post-1/

Basically it’s an ident for the brand, and also includes a snippet that they’re also working on a 40k anthology show...but apparently, that’s not been announced yet.

Adding the video to the thread...




Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/20 18:00:44


Post by: BrianDavion


 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
I think it’s them more exploring outside their current niche.

Sure, as with LotR some solid media will bring new blood into the main hobby. But it’s also a separate source of revenue in its own right.

Very interested to find out more, myself.


I tend to agree. thing is warhammer is a reasonably valuable IP, one they can proably capitalize on a bit.


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/20 18:02:20


Post by: Cronch


I...don't think they quite managed to come up with something as iconic as the MGM or 20th century themes. If anything it sounds and looks like generic 2010's RPG trailer.


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/20 18:03:43


Post by: BrianDavion


Cronch wrote:
I...don't think they quite managed to come up with something as iconic as the MGM or 20th century themes. If anything it sounds and looks like generic 2010's RPG trailer.


the MGM and 20th century themes are in part iconic because they've been around so long.


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/20 18:07:16


Post by: Mad Doc Grotsnik


BrianDavion wrote:
 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
I think it’s them more exploring outside their current niche.

Sure, as with LotR some solid media will bring new blood into the main hobby. But it’s also a separate source of revenue in its own right.

Very interested to find out more, myself.


I tend to agree. thing is warhammer is a reasonably valuable IP, one they can proably capitalize on a bit.


There’s a great deal of potential value there, to be sure,

But, it’s all in the execution. A crap movie or laughable TV series can actively damage an IP, reducing its value. Whereas solid fare will increase its value. Look at the ‘go to ‘ example of the MCU. The stuff they held onto rights wise as the lower value stuff. The stuff they sold to stay afloat (X-Men, F4, Spidey) were their A listers. And now look at them.



Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/20 18:08:58


Post by: Cronch


BrianDavion wrote:
Cronch wrote:
I...don't think they quite managed to come up with something as iconic as the MGM or 20th century themes. If anything it sounds and looks like generic 2010's RPG trailer.


the MGM and 20th century themes are in part iconic because they've been around so long.

They might have hung around for long, but they also have a strong identity. This is just a...a marketing tool that's also music.


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/20 18:09:39


Post by: Lord Damocles


There's something subtly wrong about that animation.


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/20 18:11:36


Post by: Mad Doc Grotsnik


Cronch wrote:
BrianDavion wrote:
Cronch wrote:
I...don't think they quite managed to come up with something as iconic as the MGM or 20th century themes. If anything it sounds and looks like generic 2010's RPG trailer.


the MGM and 20th century themes are in part iconic because they've been around so long.

They might have hung around for long, but they also have a strong identity. This is just a...a marketing tool that's also music.


That’s.......exactly what an ident is though?

That’s literally its job and purpose?


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/20 18:11:54


Post by: Overread


One benefit is GW can mess up totally with all these outreach programs and such. They can utterly fail and it wont' actually hurt their core business of selling models. That Ultramarines film they made a few years back is a prime example.

Of course lots of failed projects will eat away at who will want to sign them and at the value of their IP in other markets, but provided their core model business remains profitable the other stuff is just that - other stuff.


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/20 18:15:01


Post by: Cronch


 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
Cronch wrote:
BrianDavion wrote:
Cronch wrote:
I...don't think they quite managed to come up with something as iconic as the MGM or 20th century themes. If anything it sounds and looks like generic 2010's RPG trailer.


the MGM and 20th century themes are in part iconic because they've been around so long.

They might have hung around for long, but they also have a strong identity. This is just a...a marketing tool that's also music.


That’s.......exactly what an ident is though?

That’s literally its job and purpose?

No, it's job is to make me identify the theme with a company or brand. This doesn't do so, because it's indistinguishable from other video game/trailer music. There's nothing in that collection of play-it-safe sounds that can be easily distinguished on it's own, without the literal space marine and whatever that golden abomination was on the screen. It fails as an ident because it doesn't have an identity.

There's something subtly wrong about that animation.

The marine is okay, like every other marine CGI we've seen. Real hard to feth a marine up apparently. The stormcast is radiating low budget though.


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/20 18:17:26


Post by: Mad Doc Grotsnik


Riiiiiiiiiight.

K.

Ident we’ve seen for what, an hour now, is crap because it’s not as instantly recognisable as one we’ve had with us throughout our entire lives.


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/20 18:18:02


Post by: BrianDavion


that "golden abomination" was a stormcast eternal. the "face" of the age of sigmar line


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/20 18:18:34


Post by: BrookM


Checking the IMDB page of the composer shows that Angels of Death is slated to have ten episodes, so we've got that to look forward to at the very least.


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/20 18:18:36


Post by: BrianDavion


 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
Riiiiiiiiiight.

K.


I'm guessing he's a WFB fan still butt hurt over AOS


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/20 18:22:28


Post by: Cronch


BrianDavion wrote:
 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
Riiiiiiiiiight.

K.


I'm guessing he's a WFB fan still butt hurt over AOS

I have almost 3k of Stormcast, my man. I just think this thing in the animation was the worst stormcast I've ever seen, on par with the initial deviantart-tier art from AoS 1.0. It's clear which metal boy got more budget to animate
Ident we’ve seen for what, an hour now, is crap because it’s not as instantly recognisable as one we’ve had with us throughout our entire lives.

Again, if you look back to my initial argument- 20th century fanfare would stand out from other short-clip compositions even if you never heard it in your life. This doesn't stand out at all. It has no character as a musical piece, it's elevaor music

But hey, at least we know why they needed to raise prices of Start Collecting boxes, this amazing piece won't pay for itself after all


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/20 18:24:09


Post by: VictorVonTzeentch


That was super generic, and honestly I cant even remember the tune.


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/20 18:40:27


Post by: Voss


Cronch wrote:
BrianDavion wrote:
 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
Riiiiiiiiiight.

K.


I'm guessing he's a WFB fan still butt hurt over AOS

I have almost 3k of Stormcast, my man. I just think this thing in the animation was the worst stormcast I've ever seen, on par with the initial deviantart-tier art from AoS 1.0. It's clear which metal boy got more budget to animate
Ident we’ve seen for what, an hour now, is crap because it’s not as instantly recognisable as one we’ve had with us throughout our entire lives.

Again, if you look back to my initial argument- 20th century fanfare would stand out from other short-clip compositions even if you never heard it in your life. This doesn't stand out at all. It has no character as a musical piece, it's elevaor music

But hey, at least we know why they needed to raise prices of Start Collecting boxes, this amazing piece won't pay for itself after all


Between this an last years logo, I'm beginning to wonder how much time and money they have to waste on a new 'brand identity' when they've already got one.
Hopefully we'll see some time and money go into miniatures at some point...


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/20 18:44:46


Post by: Stormonu


Funnily enough, I thought this was going to be revival of their old 80’s/90’s record label, since records seem to be coming back in vogue.

I’m sure the ident is important to their marketing team, but it just struck as an “oh, sorta nice -now move along” kind of thing. Makes me wish their “new release” articles went into the depth this marketing article did. I suppose it shows who’s running the company theses days, and a hint is it isn’t the game/model designers.


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/20 18:47:49


Post by: JamesY


Kdash wrote:
 Nostromodamus wrote:
Maybe the soundtracks they play in stores and Warhammer world


I doubt it, as some of the music they play at WHW won't be licenced to them, like the LotRs soundtrack.


Plus you can already buy a CD of the music that they pipe into the gaming hall from the store.


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/20 18:48:17


Post by: Arbitrator


BrianDavion wrote:
 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
Riiiiiiiiiight.

K.


I'm guessing he's a WFB fan still butt hurt over AOS

Right, everybody with a criticism of something related to AoS must still be mad over WHFB. Think you took a wrong turn on the way to TGA.

The Stormcast does look pretty terrible. The proportions don't look like they're wearing heavy armour and the helmet is too shiny compared to the rest of the armour. Presumably they wanted the video out now and it was a WIP. Marine looks alright but you'd hope they'd not manage to mess that up.


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/20 18:55:15


Post by: MOTN


This jives with the rumours of a mini blue screen/sound stage and prop workshop as part of the facility expansion at GW HQ.

This is a big gamble, if it pays off (i.e. produces good content) then they're set.

I'm worried it will be a bit naff though.


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/20 18:59:36


Post by: Morgasm the Powerfull


Wow, thats some bland waste of effort. Probably the most boring music related to the IP i've ever heard.

I guess one can always keep fingers crossed that this was just one time fluke and the rest of the production is great.

But I doubt it


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/20 19:40:33


Post by: Sunny Side Up


Music is ok. Does the job.

Animations seems weak in a time when you have YouTube fan-projects like Astartes.



Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/20 19:49:07


Post by: Jack Flask


Cronch wrote:
BrianDavion wrote:
 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
Riiiiiiiiiight.

K.


I'm guessing he's a WFB fan still butt hurt over AOS

I have almost 3k of Stormcast, my man. I just think this thing in the animation was the worst stormcast I've ever seen, on par with the initial deviantart-tier art from AoS 1.0. It's clear which metal boy got more budget to animate


A more true quote than even you realize because if you took more than a cursory glance at the animation then you would have realized that it's a female Liberator.

So there was only ever one metal boy to begin with...

As far as quality though, it's actually pretty accurate to models like Astreia Solbright or Angharad.


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/20 20:05:49


Post by: An Actual Englishman


Guys regardless of whether you think the Ident is of a high quality or not I think we all have to admit this is pretty exciting stuff? The fact that they need one at all is huge. This is Disney, Marvel, DC, MGM, HBO level stuff.

In my opinion it signals a shift in the brand towards a much more mainstream focus. TV Shows. Animations. Films. Comics. I'd take all of that over nothing.

We're getting an Eisenhorn TV show. Actual actors will be on screen portraying the 40k universe. Not some fan youtube video. Content supported by and endorsed by GW. I'm guessing this Ident will be at the end or start of the show.


Personally I hope the anthology is a series of animations in the style of "Love, Sex and Robots". 40k and AOS are perfect for that sort of rapid-fire, engaging story telling.


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/20 20:10:02


Post by: SamusDrake


Ten years from now....

"OMG I AM SO FED UP WITH 7 GW MOVIES EVERY YEAR!!! HOW IS DISNEY SUPPOSED TO MAKE AN HONEST LIVING???"

...mean while, the rest of us will lose our minds when they announce John Romero to play the Emperor of Mankind...

"I'm putting a team together..."


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/20 20:18:10


Post by: MonkeyBallistic


They probably needed the ident ready in time for this,

https://youtu.be/OT1ye8LabGs

I wonder if some of the random, not Blood Angels stuff in this trailer is from the anthology show.


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/20 20:26:05


Post by: Cronch


The fact that they need one at all is huge

I mean, they think they need one, it's not quite the same as needing one for a fact. I'd say designing the nokia tune before the nokia phone it can be played on is putting the cart before the horse and smacks of PR dept finding reasons to justify their existence


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/20 20:29:23


Post by: Lord Kragan


It's not bad, frankly.


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/20 20:29:37


Post by: streetsamurai


 Darkseid wrote:
The Chaos Gate OST is great as far as faux Latin chants go.

https://youtu.be/yx61xeDV_60


yeah that soundtrack was beyond epic for 40k


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/20 20:29:53


Post by: Agamemnon2


Be careful what you wish for.


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/20 20:59:35


Post by: Ghaz


From the Warhammer TV Facebook page:

Jonathan Hartmann, who composed the music for the Warhammer ident, is also a skilled hobbyist! His work has appeared in White Dwarf magazine, and you can see more of it on his Instagram feed – instagram.com/Shibboleth02

Learn about his involvement in the creation of the new Warhammer ident here: http://bit.ly/2ts509A


And if you don't recognize the model on the left, from Mr. Hartman himself...

Jonathan Hartman wrote:I built him- he's converted him from a Tartaros terminator, the bionic from a Deathwatch overkill marine, a Goliath necromunda torso and arm, a Horus Heresy power hammer, and torso parts on the back from a Custodes. The head is a fantasy Chaos Mrauder horseman, with an added mohawk. He's a bounty hunter from a Necromunda themed game we played at Warhammer World "Lesotho 212"


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/20 21:04:10


Post by: Yodhrin


 An Actual Englishman wrote:

In my opinion it signals a shift in the brand towards a much more mainstream focus. TV Shows. Animations. Films. Comics. I'd take all of that over nothing.


Hmm. Personally, I've not had great experiences so far with IP's I like being given "a much more mainstream focus", especially as the people brought into said IPs by those versions begin to filter down into the more niche aspects of the fandom like tabletop gaming with a very different version of the IP in their head than the people already there have, which typically either leads to the existing fanbase being displaced if the influx is large enough, or the new people becoming angry and bitter and launching a culture war if there aren't enough of them to fully take over.

Good(and not just in terms of production values) TV shows, animations, films, and comics would be exciting, but these days I try very hard not to be excited at the mere prospect of them because there's every chance they won't be what I consider to be "good", and may even actively harm my experience of the IP as it presently exists.


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/20 21:56:05


Post by: An Actual Englishman


 MonkeyBallistic wrote:
They probably needed the ident ready in time for this,

https://youtu.be/OT1ye8LabGs

I wonder if some of the random, not Blood Angels stuff in this trailer is from the anthology show.

Haven't watched that vid before - notice that it says at the end to expect the Angel of Death trailer Jan 2020. I guess we know at least one thing to be revealed at the LVO?


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 Yodhrin wrote:
 An Actual Englishman wrote:

In my opinion it signals a shift in the brand towards a much more mainstream focus. TV Shows. Animations. Films. Comics. I'd take all of that over nothing.


Hmm. Personally, I've not had great experiences so far with IP's I like being given "a much more mainstream focus", especially as the people brought into said IPs by those versions begin to filter down into the more niche aspects of the fandom like tabletop gaming with a very different version of the IP in their head than the people already there have, which typically either leads to the existing fanbase being displaced if the influx is large enough, or the new people becoming angry and bitter and launching a culture war if there aren't enough of them to fully take over.

Good(and not just in terms of production values) TV shows, animations, films, and comics would be exciting, but these days I try very hard not to be excited at the mere prospect of them because there's every chance they won't be what I consider to be "good", and may even actively harm my experience of the IP as it presently exists.

I think there's little risk there's a negative impact of GW bringing more people into the IP. It's happened time and time again and the IP still remains strong.

Vis a vis how "good" the media is/are? Obviously that's subjective. Again though, I'd rather take something over nothing.


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/20 22:08:52


Post by: BrookM


The article mentions that the final trailer for Angels of Death is just about ready to be approved, so LVO unveil makes sense, plus just in time to put the new ident in front of it.


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/20 23:45:14


Post by: Yodhrin


 An Actual Englishman wrote:

 Yodhrin wrote:
 An Actual Englishman wrote:

In my opinion it signals a shift in the brand towards a much more mainstream focus. TV Shows. Animations. Films. Comics. I'd take all of that over nothing.


Hmm. Personally, I've not had great experiences so far with IP's I like being given "a much more mainstream focus", especially as the people brought into said IPs by those versions begin to filter down into the more niche aspects of the fandom like tabletop gaming with a very different version of the IP in their head than the people already there have, which typically either leads to the existing fanbase being displaced if the influx is large enough, or the new people becoming angry and bitter and launching a culture war if there aren't enough of them to fully take over.

Good(and not just in terms of production values) TV shows, animations, films, and comics would be exciting, but these days I try very hard not to be excited at the mere prospect of them because there's every chance they won't be what I consider to be "good", and may even actively harm my experience of the IP as it presently exists.

I think there's little risk there's a negative impact of GW bringing more people into the IP. It's happened time and time again and the IP still remains strong.

Vis a vis how "good" the media is/are? Obviously that's subjective. Again though, I'd rather take something over nothing.


It's not more people that's a problem, it's more people brought in via a more "mainstream" focus as you put it.

If there's too big an influx of Popularity Locusts into a fandom in a short space of time, they can cause a lot of problems and some of them stick around long after the Locusts themselves have largely moved on; companies follow the money and alter their IP's to better suit the tastes of the new casual audience they've attracted, and when they move off again to the next Big Thing the fandom shrinks back to something like the size it was before, however it's now radically polarised between the small percentage of Locusts who became hardcore fans(but only of the newer version of the IP that caters to their tastes) and the remaining elements of the original fandom who weren't driven away. That's neither a fun environment to exist in as a fan, nor a good foundation for the company to make money since they're trying to please two or more groups who all want a version of the IP that the other group/s will hate.

I'd much rather have less material that keeps the niche focus & style that actually made me a fan of Warhammer in the first place than an endless stream of stuff that misses the point and creates a big audience of casual consumers who do the same. Not everything has to be for everybody.


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/01/21 09:01:49


Post by: alphaecho


 Yodhrin wrote:


I'd much rather have less material that keeps the niche focus & style that actually made me a fan of Warhammer in the first place than an endless stream of stuff that misses the point and creates a big audience of casual consumers who do the same. Not everything has to be for everybody.



I must admit that rings true with me.

I know they are a big thing and I am a life long massive geek but I just don't 'get' Funko Pop!


I never bought one but I like the idea of the Bandai action figure but like you, I'd rather not just see 'stuff'.

Unless it's a Space Marine Minion. I'd buy the life out of that crossover!


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/02/13 18:22:56


Post by: BrookM





Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/02/13 21:37:30


Post by: BrookM


Oh gak, from Instagram:

Get your first look at some characters from a Warhammer 40,000 animated series that’ll be coming your way some time in the future.


And the main article: https://www.warhammer-community.com/2020/02/13/revealed-animated-heroes/


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Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/02/13 22:40:53


Post by: Scrub


Can't argue with the quality, it looks ace! Pleasantly surprised by the variety on show as well.


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/02/13 23:00:38


Post by: Mad Doc Grotsnik


The stills look fantastic. And one assumes the animation will too.

But, and here’s some exceedingly rare Grotsnik cynicism.....(treasure it)

Will the voice and motion match?

Given 40k is *everything* dialled to 11, and a bit? I want this to deliberately and knowingly tread that line, and cross hither thither between abject horror and ridiculous camp.

Because just as in the brain, the difference between pleasure and pain is apparently a membrane! So could the difference between this being totally ace, and utterly rubbish.

Time will tell. My only comfort is that GW have always been famously, if not notoriously, very, very careful about their IP. And rightly so.


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/02/13 23:12:36


Post by: Overread


GW is careful about their IP in ensuring that whoever gets the contract tends to obey GW when it comes to staying on message with regard to the IP and not going their own way.

However GW is FAR more free with their IP in terms of the companies they are wiling to sign. There are a lot of small indie computer companies who got the GW IP but who don't really have top grade skills or the team/funding to actually complete their ideal game. For every Total War or Dawn of War there's a good few other much smaller firms who never make it or never make "great" games.

GW is the same in other markets - AoS Champions has died a rather pathetic death after the host company decided to spend 6 months in silent mode; clearly wound down all physical card production and then cancelled it outright trying to save face by going fully digital (This is after multiple events and a lot of noise about being a physical product line).


Plus there's the Ultramarines film. So there IS still potential for a mess up. That said my impression is that GW is taking this much more seriously now. I think they are seeing it as a very powerful exposure and marketing tool - far more so possibly than games. So there's likely more pressure on achieving a much higher quality result.


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/02/14 07:21:17


Post by: Racerguy180


 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
The stills look fantastic. And one assumes the animation will too.

But, and here’s some exceedingly rare Grotsnik cynicism.....(treasure it)

Will the voice and motion match?

Given 40k is *everything* dialled to 11, and a bit? I want this to deliberately and knowingly tread that line, and cross hither thither between abject horror and ridiculous camp.

Because just as in the brain, the difference between pleasure and pain is apparently a membrane! So could the difference between this being totally ace, and utterly rubbish.

Time will tell. My only comfort is that GW have always been famously, if not notoriously, very, very careful about their IP. And rightly so.


I really hope that they dont go full Ultramarines, you never ever want to go full ultramarine.
They should get Sam Raimi to channel evil dead.

GW has strayed from camp the camp 40k was founded on....sadly


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/02/14 07:45:38


Post by: shadowsfm


will we finally get a definitive answer on how to pronounce words and names? today i been looking online to see how people pronounce words


ex-term-in-ATE-es?


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/02/14 14:36:25


Post by: Boss Salvage


Honestly, I've paid almost no attention to all the various media things GW announced in the last months. I lived through the long winter where GW video games were 80% trash and animated endeavors awkward and dated, principally because the Dub was licensing their IP to the lowest bidder.

Then yesterday we see these designs and bam, I'm converted. Calli looks great with those Batman Beyond angles, the still with the old savant-whatever looks real solid (reminiscent of the Castlevania series, which is both good and bad). Dig the variety of the other peeps, and happy this is an Inquisitor series (right?) so we can keep the tone more horrific and the power level mid-tier and keep marines the WTF-level they should be, in particular chaos ones *crosses some body parts*



Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/02/14 15:18:32


Post by: Ghaz


shadowsfm wrote:
will we finally get a definitive answer on how to pronounce words and names? today i been looking online to see how people pronounce words


ex-term-in-ATE-es?

There was an article in the December 2019 White Dwarf all about how to pronounce some of the common words seen in 40K and AoS. My favorite...

Khorne is simply ‘Korn’ or, in one memorable game in which I played as a minion of the Blood God and I failed to spill any blood at all, Quorn. Some people pronounce this ‘Crone’, though that’s really more Morai-Heg’s business.


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/02/21 02:01:03


Post by: shadowsfm


Warhammer 40k TV Show to Release in Black and White So Viewers Can Color It to Their Liking


Warhammer 40,000 showrunner Frank Spotnitz revealed today that the upcoming television show will be released in black and white so fans can color it themselves.

“When you tackle a franchise as large as Warhammer you have to be very cognizant of the fans,” Spotnitz said. “They’ve been with this series for years and invested a lot of their own time and money into it. They love the lore. They love the setting. They love the strategy. But what do they love above all?”

“Above all else, Warhammer is about coloring.”

Spotnitz gave a demonstration of the technology developed by Wizards of the Coast to enable coloring of TV.

“You’re going to have access to all of the brushes and colors you’ve loved using on your miniatures,” Spotnitz continued. “But if you don’t want to subscribe to our service, we’re also offering a bunch of markers you can use to just draw all over your TV.”

When asked about how fans would feel about having to pay twice for a TV show, Spotnitz said he was confident they would be interested.

“Look, I don’t think we have to worry about what these fans will be willing to pay. If you’ve seen some of their setups then you know these guys love to shell out the dough for this stuff,” he explained. “Honestly, it saves us a bunch of money on set and costume design. We can’t wait to see what the fans come up with, and WOTC is very excited for this opportunity to move digital merchandise. It’s a win win for everyone.”

As of press time, Wizards of the Coast announced they were also creating a Dungeons and Dragons TV show, allowing viewers to submit scripts so they roleplay the story themselves.


https://thehardtimes.net/harddrive/warhammer-40k-tv-show-to-release-in-black-and-white-so-viewers-can-color-it-to-their-liking/?fbclid=IwAR2fkPEmHPR2Nn56N7aBRekbY_mtoxRuLqJYTI0a5KQA-mVX38Z7hOapZx0



Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/02/21 02:39:16


Post by: GaroRobe


Khorne is simply ‘Korn’ or, in one memorable game in which I played as a minion of the Blood God and I failed to spill any blood at all, Quorn. Some people pronounce this ‘Crone’, though that’s really more Morai-Heg’s business.


Ha. I used to call him Crone. I think I finally got the message after all the Corn Flake jokes. Though I still call Tzeentch "Tuh-zeech", not "Zeech" like other people. And "Sluh-nesh" not "Sla-nesh"


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/02/21 04:40:03


Post by: Theophony


GaroRobe wrote:
Khorne is simply ‘Korn’ or, in one memorable game in which I played as a minion of the Blood God and I failed to spill any blood at all, Quorn. Some people pronounce this ‘Crone’, though that’s really more Morai-Heg’s business.


Ha. I used to call him Crone. I think I finally got the message after all the Corn Flake jokes. Though I still call Tzeentch "Tuh-zeech", not "Zeech" like other people. And "Sluh-nesh" not "Sla-nesh"


For a short time I considered Khorne to be like some Russian pronunciation with a silent K, so Horn “Honk Honk” .


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/02/21 04:56:37


Post by: Voss


shadowsfm wrote:
Warhammer 40k TV Show to Release in Black and White So Viewers Can Color It to Their Liking


Warhammer 40,000 showrunner Frank Spotnitz revealed today that the upcoming television show will be released in black and white so fans can color it themselves.

“When you tackle a franchise as large as Warhammer you have to be very cognizant of the fans,” Spotnitz said. “They’ve been with this series for years and invested a lot of their own time and money into it. They love the lore. They love the setting. They love the strategy. But what do they love above all?”

“Above all else, Warhammer is about coloring.”

Spotnitz gave a demonstration of the technology developed by Wizards of the Coast to enable coloring of TV.

“You’re going to have access to all of the brushes and colors you’ve loved using on your miniatures,” Spotnitz continued. “But if you don’t want to subscribe to our service, we’re also offering a bunch of markers you can use to just draw all over your TV.”

When asked about how fans would feel about having to pay twice for a TV show, Spotnitz said he was confident they would be interested.

“Look, I don’t think we have to worry about what these fans will be willing to pay. If you’ve seen some of their setups then you know these guys love to shell out the dough for this stuff,” he explained. “Honestly, it saves us a bunch of money on set and costume design. We can’t wait to see what the fans come up with, and WOTC is very excited for this opportunity to move digital merchandise. It’s a win win for everyone.”

As of press time, Wizards of the Coast announced they were also creating a Dungeons and Dragons TV show, allowing viewers to submit scripts so they roleplay the story themselves.


https://thehardtimes.net/harddrive/warhammer-40k-tv-show-to-release-in-black-and-white-so-viewers-can-color-it-to-their-liking/?fbclid=IwAR2fkPEmHPR2Nn56N7aBRekbY_mtoxRuLqJYTI0a5KQA-mVX38Z7hOapZx0




This is just outside any context of reality that I'm familiar with.

Maybe they're right and people will pay for an unfinished show that they can color in themselves, but it seems like lazy cost cutting to me. (And frankly they still need to do set and costume design, except that have to make it work with any color palette, which seems like MORE work and costs.

Really though. "Its about coloring" is a quote that needs to haunt someone's career.

Though a show with no scripts so viewers can 'roleplay' their own D&D TV show is even worse.


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/02/21 05:43:23


Post by: ImAGeek


I’m gonna go out on a limb and guess ‘the hard times’ is a comedy/spoof site.


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/02/21 09:42:08


Post by: Cronch


 Ghaz wrote:
shadowsfm wrote:
will we finally get a definitive answer on how to pronounce words and names? today i been looking online to see how people pronounce words


ex-term-in-ATE-es?

There was an article in the December 2019 White Dwarf all about how to pronounce some of the common words seen in 40K and AoS. My favorite...

Khorne is simply ‘Korn’ or, in one memorable game in which I played as a minion of the Blood God and I failed to spill any blood at all, Quorn. Some people pronounce this ‘Crone’, though that’s really more Morai-Heg’s business.

And Khan is apparently pronounced Karn in whatever hellhole GW staff lives. It has to be a typo, unless british english is even further gone than I expected and needs a trip to the farm.


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/02/21 10:15:25


Post by: shadowsfm


right, from the december white dwarf the author was talking about how the English hears an imaginary R that isn't there


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/02/21 10:23:50


Post by: Reavsie


Cronch wrote:

And Khan is apparently pronounced Karn in whatever hellhole GW staff lives. It has to be a typo, unless british english is even further gone than I expected and needs a trip to the farm.


Star Trek Wrath of Khan - pronounced the same way. Looks like American English agrees on this one.


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/02/21 10:50:48


Post by: Cronch


I just listened to the clip. Sorry, but Kirk definitely says KHAN. Not KHArN. Which is a different character too. I realize british english is stuck with many bizarre leftovers from when they tried to be french, but nope.


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/02/21 11:16:34


Post by: MonkeyBallistic


Cronch wrote:
I just listened to the clip. Sorry, but Kirk definitely says KHAN. Not KHArN. Which is a different character too. I realize british english is stuck with many bizarre leftovers from when they tried to be french, but nope.


What a stupid and pointless argument. This is supposed to be a forum about miniatures gaming, not juvenile, petty nationalism.


Warhammer Media - Animated series concept art page 3 @ 2020/02/21 11:21:11


Post by: BrianDavion


Voss wrote:
shadowsfm wrote:
Warhammer 40k TV Show to Release in Black and White So Viewers Can Color It to Their Liking


Warhammer 40,000 showrunner Frank Spotnitz revealed today that the upcoming television show will be released in black and white so fans can color it themselves.

“When you tackle a franchise as large as Warhammer you have to be very cognizant of the fans,” Spotnitz said. “They’ve been with this series for years and invested a lot of their own time and money into it. They love the lore. They love the setting. They love the strategy. But what do they love above all?”

“Above all else, Warhammer is about coloring.”

Spotnitz gave a demonstration of the technology developed by Wizards of the Coast to enable coloring of TV.

“You’re going to have access to all of the brushes and colors you’ve loved using on your miniatures,” Spotnitz continued. “But if you don’t want to subscribe to our service, we’re also offering a bunch of markers you can use to just draw all over your TV.”

When asked about how fans would feel about having to pay twice for a TV show, Spotnitz said he was confident they would be interested.

“Look, I don’t think we have to worry about what these fans will be willing to pay. If you’ve seen some of their setups then you know these guys love to shell out the dough for this stuff,” he explained. “Honestly, it saves us a bunch of money on set and costume design. We can’t wait to see what the fans come up with, and WOTC is very excited for this opportunity to move digital merchandise. It’s a win win for everyone.”

As of press time, Wizards of the Coast announced they were also creating a Dungeons and Dragons TV show, allowing viewers to submit scripts so they roleplay the story themselves.


https://thehardtimes.net/harddrive/warhammer-40k-tv-show-to-release-in-black-and-white-so-viewers-can-color-it-to-their-liking/?fbclid=IwAR2fkPEmHPR2Nn56N7aBRekbY_mtoxRuLqJYTI0a5KQA-mVX38Z7hOapZx0




This is just outside any context of reality that I'm familiar with.

Maybe they're right and people will pay for an unfinished show that they can color in themselves, but it seems like lazy cost cutting to me. (And frankly they still need to do set and costume design, except that have to make it work with any color palette, which seems like MORE work and costs.

Really though. "Its about coloring" is a quote that needs to haunt someone's career.

Though a show with no scripts so viewers can 'roleplay' their own D&D TV show is even worse.



https://www.dictionary.com/browse/satire