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PostSubject: Question about fluff   Sun Jun 15, 2008 7:34 pm

Well while on my way back from Baltimore from Gamesday (which was good and I got a lot of stuff) me and my friends were talking about fluff and I told my friend about the twist about Legion (which I have signed by Dan Abnet now!!!) and he said that is wasn't technically true since it was some ramdom author. Now I know this is stupid since my friend is always just a douche about this type of thing but just to make sure.....does black libarary count as canon fluff?
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PostSubject: Re: Question about fluff   Sun Jun 15, 2008 7:50 pm

If it was one of the standalone novels then yea i would take it with a grain of salt. But it seems to me that GW wants the series to be a cornerstone to the game. Something that they can use as a tool to inspire future players for the next decade.

That being said, have they screwed up in the past. heh, yea... There was a short story back in the day that was supposed to portray Ragnar of the space wolves and his squad doing recon on a tyranid ship. During the story his entire squad gets killed off. the problem? Well, the problem is that later when the Ragnar series came out they used the same character names and took an entirely different direction with them all.
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PostSubject: Re: Question about fluff   Mon Jun 16, 2008 8:27 am

Is the story you are talking about, that one from Let The Galaxy Burn? Just wanting to know, because I've always wondered about it, that sarge's name sounded familiar at least.
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PostSubject: Re: Question about fluff   Mon Jun 16, 2008 11:09 am

well the thing is I went to a seminmar** about Black Libarary at Gamesday and Dan Abnet started talking about Legion (possibly all books, he just used Legion as his example) he had to go to basically a professional 40k historian to get cleared for his ideas before writing the book.

Actually it turned out that the twist at the end of legion was GW planned not Dan's idea. They actually told him they had planned that since the beginning.
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PostSubject: Re: Question about fluff   Mon Jun 16, 2008 11:35 am

Its actually really encouraging to hear that they are going that extra mile to ensure continuity.
Soooooo whens the next book coming out again Question Question
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PostSubject: Re: Question about fluff   Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:25 am

Which idiot are you talking about?
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PostSubject: Re: Question about fluff   Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:28 am

his name is Airik, hes Greg's son.
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PostSubject: Re: Question about fluff   Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:39 pm

Carl_Dillan's got it right. The series is supposed to be one of the cornerstones for the fluff. In the new WD, read the section about how their doing the fluff, and it says just about that they are going to rely on the authors (under their direction) to relate the Horus Heresy to the public.
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PostSubject: Re: Question about fluff   Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:25 pm

yeah he was like, "Well until it is in the actual rule books it isn't true".....I was like "whatever douchebag"

but yeah most stuff in books is accurate from what I have read.
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PostSubject: Re: Question about fluff   Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:56 am

btw, i was at the same seminar at Balt GD and yeah, Abnett was basically told these 'secrets' can go in your book since we wanted to reveal this stuff at some point anyhow.

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