There’s more to gaming life than the endless core gameplay loop of competitive and tournament play! In the Narrative Forge, Goonhammer explores Narrative Play, looking for ways to tell stories on the tabletop and enhance play experiences by creating narratives and weaving story elements into your games.
Going on Campaign is an unofficial rulebook and source guide for campaigns in Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40k. Basically guidelines, howto’s, and advice on how to structure your WH40k campaign no matter what style you’re interested in.
Here at Narrative Labs we believe that telling a story while playing miniature wargames is the best way to enjoy these wonderful games and so we’re fully dedicated to exploring narrative wargaming and having a lot of fun while doing it. We also believe that the best stories come from sharing great ideas and that’s why we let our viewers help drive forward the story, incorporating their ideas, where we can, and creating exciting narratives for all to enjoy.
Narrative focused WH40k Podcasts
Masters of the Forge is a Podcast dedicated to Narrative Play in Warhammer 40k. Their site has links to their episodes as well campaigns, scenarios, and custom rules for you to use On Your Tabletop (such as Codex: Squat Warpnauts, Space Wolf Great Company Strategems, Zone Mortalis rules, and more).
The Narrative Wargamer Podcast is a non-competitive 40k podcast with a focus on fun and narrative gameplay, as well as hobby news and our latest hobby projects.
The War of Seven Fronts is an ongoing, global, Warhammer 40k narrative campaign with a three year history that is optimized for use with Tabletop Simulator.
The Aleph Sector 40k Campaign is Sheffield University Wargames Society’s, ongoing, narrative based campaign set in Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40,000 universe.
The Corvus Cluster is an ongoing narrative campaign set in the Warhammer 40K universe. The campaign is now half a decade old, and provides a sizable setting for wargaming adventures.
Tool & Resources
Here at TCRepo we’ve compiled a list of Map Making Tools that you can use when forming your own campaigns & adventures!
An online tool, created by /u/Known-Plantain, to create Warhammer 40k missions/scenarios/battles that includes an easy to use Deployment Map builder and sections for: Briefing, Rules, Objectives, Setup, Deployment.
World Anvil is an online tool to create, and showcase, interactive maps & lore for your campaign.
Realm of Plastic has developed a ton of name generators for the various factions (and often sub-factions) in the Warhammer 40k universe.
A fantastic resource for conversions, kitbashing, bits comparisons and more for the Warhammer 40k setting. Join them as they grow and explore Warhammer 40k and how best to integrate converting and kitbashing into your armies with view on use at events, display and more. – by Ricki Smith