An Announcement 10,000 Years in the Making

The Horus Heresy has come to Evil Dice!

There’s been a lot of discussion at Evil Dice about Horus Heresy vs. 40k and the club’s policy towards other games. Evil Dice has always been a one-game club. Through the years and throughout previous editions we’ve found success fostering a positive atmosphere by embracing all aspects of the 40k hobby and encouraging all our members to play the game how they want. We’ve been very careful in this regard and as a consequence have created a gaming niche free from a lot of the toxicity and negativity that is sometimes associated with the hobby. Evil dice has been and always will be a place for people excited about the building, painting, and playing of Warhammer 40k.

We’ve been hesitant to expand the club’s purview to other games because of the very real possibility of losing our focus and cohesion – indeed our sense of community. The exclusiveness of Forgeworld miniatures and means of acquisition that doesn’t include the Hobby Bunker have been major detractors against us adopting this game in the past. But recently there been a rise in both the popularity and accessibility of the Horus Heresy. The Betrayal at Calth and Burning of Prospero boxsets have introduced a whole range of beautiful models – previously Forge World exclusives – now available in local retailers for a much reduced price. Combined with further Games Workshop support, the compelling narrative of the Horus Heresy and the relative compatibility of the rule set, it is easy to see the appeal for some to jump into 30k.

That is why we’re excited to announce that for the first time in Evil Dice’s history, we are expanding our support to a new game system and opening our doors to the Horus Heresy community. Our goal is, and has always been, to encourage each other to play how we want. Given the compatibility of the rulesets, tables, terrain sets and miniatures between the two systems and the interest that the Horus Heresy generates among veterans and new players alike, we are excited to see how it will strengthen our community. What’s important to us as we move forward is that we hold fast to Evil Dice’s ideals of positivity, enthusiasm, and sportsmanship.

Over the next few months, the club will be taking steps towards integrating Horus Heresy gaming into our community. We have added a 30k-specific subforum for discussions of tactics, background, army lists and all other things relating to the game system. To arrange Horus Heresy games, you’re welcome to use the Games This Week section. Army pictures and hobby related questions can still go under the Hobby Table section of the forums, of course.

Whether you’re a 40k general looking to try out a new game, or an established legionary praetor seeking a positive, active community of miniature gamers, Evil Dice wants to invite you to join us as we build, paint and play: because that’s just how we roll.

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