April 7, 2020
Dylan had such a great time on his last Lockdown that he wouldn't leave. He pulled out the duct tape, zip ties, and rag gags and locked the door on us. We had no choice but to bow to the Australian power he wielded and create with him another episode. May God have mercy on your ear holes... We hope your isolating is going well! This episode is our gift to you! Joining us on this episode, is Dylan.
April 6, 2020
This is our first and last ever remote recording. We sat Spenny (an active member of our discord and a fervent believer in Lorehammer) down and chatted with him about his Warhammer 40k journey. We also talk about a couple of the barriers to entry of the hobby, and ways to circumvent them! Enjoy this latest episode of the Lorehammer Lockdown series. Joining Mark and Erik for the first time ever, Spenny.
April 5, 2020
We hope that you haven't gone crazy yet and that you are firmly saying "No" to the voices that have begun to speak to you from the corners of your mind. But just in case you have started to talk with them, there's a few things you should know. First, always stay in character. It doesn't help anyone's immersion if you flit between personalities all the time. Secondly, the more outrageous and outlandish the accent, the better. Really try to develop these voices that are speaking to you. Create histories for them. Create memories that you can refer back to in order to shape their character. And then, when this is all over, realize that you went too far and now you have a couple friends that will always be with you... ALWAYS. And if you said no, well that's why we're here! To offer a distraction from those pesky boredom daemons. Enjoy this Lockdown episode where we got Peter in to chat about a bunch of our role playing experiences, both inside and outside of 40k.
April 3, 2020
Recently, Mark spent some time down in the "Sunshine state", in the "windy city" itself! In true fashion of "keeping Florida weird" and making sure that the alligators were sated, Mark met with a fan and had a fun time chat with him! In these times where you can't even go see your friends, we figured there was nothing more beautiful than two soul partners having a meaningful conversation for the very first time. Listen as they fall in love in front of your very eyes- er... ears... Enjoy an episode of Mark and Nic!
April 2, 2020
Self-isolation driving you insane? Are the pets constantly demanding attention? Is your local gaming store not letting you in, no matter how hard you bang on the glass and plead to be able to have just a single touch of shrink-wrapped goodies like please just one taste sir that's all I want I swear after that I'll leave wait no why are you calling the cops there's no need for this please! In this episode we asked our discord for questions and boy did we get a lot. We do our best to answer them all, except for the ones that we obviously don't care about. Joining us for this is Iain, our painting friend.
April 1, 2020
We continue to slog through the massive backlog of Listener Lore that we seem to have amassed over the years... No idea how that happened... Get ready for Archmagos Azreal Grimm's Mechanicus, Cody's Necron, Bryce's Imperial Knights, and David's Imperial Knights! Reading these stories with us for the first time ever, is Spenny! If you have a story that you want to share with us, shoot us an email at
March 31, 2020
Continuing our gifts of ear goodness, here is another episode from our Lockdown to yours! Self isolating or quarantining can get lonely, so we decided to bring to you the highest energy person that we know. If you've ever heard his episodes before, you know to have a quick control on that volume.  In this episode we talk about random random stuff. There doesn't seem to be any discernible pattern or flow to this so... consume at your own risk. Joining us for this episode is Dylan, our Ork-y Aussie friend!
March 30, 2020
The gracious and ever humble Loremasters have deigned to give the lowly mortals and plebeians soothing noises for their ears during these trying time! For the next two weeks we are going to be releasing an episode a day to make sure that you all have something to fill your day! Our hope is that these episodes will help with feelings of loneliness or isolation in these turbulent and unpredictable times. This episode is all about painting, and we have included our friend Iain, a commission painter that lives in Calgary, AB. If you want to see some of his work, and maybe even talk commissions with him, find his IG here Enjoy these one-of-a-kind episodes! - Your friends at Lorehammer
March 24, 2020
Gene-seed mutation. Do we understand it? Nope. Does it make sense? Not really. Are we expert geneticists? Absolutely not. Are we still going to do an episode about genetics in the far future? You bet we are! Join us as we discuss the mutation that runs rampant through the gene-seed of the Adeptus Astartes. We talk about how it affects Chapters as a whole as well as individuals.  Joining us are James and for the last time, Chris.
March 20, 2020
Take a break from your social distancing and plug your ears full of some Listener Lore! In this episode we have Sam's Nurgle invasion The Rotting Embrace, the Armoured Wolf's Mechanicus sect the Dust Raiders, Kayden's Space Marine Chapter the Tainted Blades, and Chris' Ork Freebootaz. If you have some story that you want to share, email us at See you soon!
March 11, 2020
Welcome to a new kind of episode! We invite you to journey with us through the Warhammer 40,000 Rogue Trader written in 1987. In this first of our flora and fauna focused episodes, we tore apart the first ever 40,000 rule book to find those juicy tidbits we know and love. Get ready to give your world building a new breath of life (or death) with the inclusion of its naturally (or unnaturally) occurring flora (or fauna). Joining us on this episode is James, and for the last time, Chris.
March 5, 2020
Finally! Another Listener Lore! And since it's been so long since we've done one, we decided to share 5 stories in one. WOW! How lucky are you guys!? In this episode we share Zrin's "Shrine of the Resonating Echo", Josh's "Flash Tribe Toff", Marcus' "Evil Sunz Army", Anthony's take on a World Eater Warband, and Danny's short story of the Farsight Enclaves. If you have a story that you want to share, and you want us to sit on it for a couple months before we actually read it out loud, send us your lore to Joining us for this episode are Rio and Jimothy.
February 26, 2020
"Thirteen times shall the Traitor King go forth.In the End Times the iron fortress shall be cast down,Its walls breached and its Gate forced open.Those that dwell beyond shall spill through it. The air shall burn and the ground shall melt,The Daemon shall lie down with the machine,Brother shall slay brother with fire and sword,And the sky-wound shall pour its malice forth. The Eye shall stare unblinking at its prize,And the Traitor King shall cross the bridge of stars.He shall return to finish the Warmonger's red work,Upon holy soil shall the fate of man be decided." - The Liber Malefact This episode concludes our 2 part session of the Black Crusades of Abaddon the Despoiler. Joining us for this episode are our heretical friends Tim and Jordan. If you're still interested in joining the Liber Malleus, check out the link below:
February 19, 2020
Join us now, in our most spectacular undertaking yet! Mark has decreed that there shall be a Lorehammer Chapter, and ye, so it is said, let it be so! Mark has written out the story behind the Lorehammer's, and it's worth tuning in to find out what crazy shenanigans they were up to. We will be open to take payments starting at 5pm Mountain Time on Feb 19, 2020. If you want to participate in building this Chapter, or you're looking for more information, check out these two links: 1. The Creation of the Liber Malleus 2. Becoming a Lorehammer Marine
February 12, 2020
A 10,000 year Long War. The most carnage and devastation that has been visited on the galaxy since the Horus Heresy. Leader of the Black Legion and Champion of the Chaos Pantheon. Abaddon has desecrated endless holy sites in his hatred for the Emperor and the Imperium that He created. He has commanded the most successful campaign against Humanity through his Black Crusades. In this episode we discuss the first 11 of his Black Crusades, and will continue the tale of the Despoiler in our next release.  Joining us for this episode is Tim, and for the last time, Christian.
January 29, 2020
We last left the Tau at the end of the Second Sphere of Expansion. Stretched thin, they arrived at the Damocles Gulf, unable to cross it. In the 300 years between the 2nd and 3rd Spheres, the Tau race would be put to their greatest tests since the time of Mont'au. They would interact with three distinct races, as well as deal with their own internal problems. But the spark of hope that is the Greater Good can never go out, it will continue to shine throughout the galaxy. Joining us for this episode is our friendly Tau lover, Rio, as well as James. If you want more information about the Narrative Wargamer Podcast, check them out here!
January 15, 2020
The dead rise again. Whispers of an evil spread throughout the galaxy. Planets shake as ancient sarcophagi open, and Legions awaken. The dead rise again. The Dynasties have come to claim what is theirs. In this episode we discuss the Necron race, and the beings that swear allegiance to their Dynasties. Joining us for this episode is Jimothy!
January 9, 2020
Us Prophets of the People have decided to sit down and muse upon the Primarchs. What were they like? What did they smell like? Do you think they ever wanted to just sit down and have a cheeseburger? More importantly we ask ourselves: What would it look like if a Primarch other than Roboute Guilliman had revived? Would we like that? Joining Mark and Erik in this episode, for the last time, is Christian.
January 2, 2020
Impossible to understand, quantify, or define. The sound of a billion billion voices is it's very essence. It's instinct; ancient. It's knowledge; immeasurable. It's hunger; insatiable. It drives the Tyranid swarm ever onward. It's will is unquestionable. What is the Hive Mind? Where did it come from? How does it work? These are all questions that we don't know the answer to, and probably will never make the effort to learn.  Joining us for this episode are Jon, our long time Tyranid friend, and also a brand new guest, Iain! If you wanted more information about the Swedish podcast Förtikåpodden, check out the link below.
December 18, 2019
We're on a roll folks!! Since we're the laziest podcasters you've ever seen, we decided to do the easy thing and just read the stories that you've submitted instead of actually doing a real episode! Pretty sneaky huh? In this Listener Lore episode we finally get around to Brodie's Tournament winning lore, the Void Hunter Chapter of the Space Marines, Eric's 265th Mechanized Infantry Regiment Force Organization (or the MIRFO as we like to call it), Liam's Loota Kult, and William's take on another battle for Rynn's World, courtesy of the Crimson Fists Chapter. Joining us, for the last time, is Christian. If you want to submit your story for us to share, send us an email to
December 11, 2019
Welcome back to our backlog of lore where we share the stories written upon the back of the 40k universe... backs. In this episode we share stories from Syde's Dark Eldar in Commorragh, Guy's Imperial Knights, and Maci's Dark Angel Night Wing Company. If you have stories you want to share, send them to, and we promise to not make too much money off it. Joining us for today's episode is Peter, and for the last time, Christian.
December 6, 2019
Everyone got so sick of listening to Mark, that apparently Trevor is the only person willing to talk with him! In this episode Trevor... or Mark... explain to Mark... or Trevor... all about the story behind his new Ork list! Prepare your earholes for madness... Joining Mark and Trevor on this episode is... no one...
November 28, 2019
You wake up in a cold panic and strain against the bindings that hold you on the table. Your eyes dart back and forth, trying to understand, trying to wake up. The air is warm on your skin, and damp. You look down at your own body to where your legs are, and elation takes you at seeing them. Then the nightmare rushes back. You, on a table, your body being cut away inch by delicate inch at the order of a Lord of Pain. He watches you as you scream, he watches you as you die. And then, births you so it can be enjoyed again. The nightmare ends, and your screams begin before a blade even comes near your forsaken body. This episode is all about the Haemonculi! These Underworld rulers care little for the mundane people that live today, instead concerning themselves solely with their pursuits of pleasure. Joining us for this episode for the first time is Sam. If you have any questions about our Community Corner get in touch with us! And check out Three Guys Mini here!
November 20, 2019
We just had our Lorehammer tournament, so Mark and Erik sat down with Todd and Canadian Steve to have a chat about it! If you missed the opportunity, don't worry! It's completely possible it happens again... sometime... somewhere... Let your ear holes fill with jealousy and your mouth holes froth with anger upon learning what you missed.
November 13, 2019
Well we finally decided that people might want to hear more Listener Lore! But it's just Mark and Erik so thats kind of a bummer... Anyways enjoy hearing about Hugh's Adeptus Mechanicus, Griff's worldbuilding, Not-a-Tyranid's Guardsmen, and Karl's Guardsmen. we're working our way through! (the massive massive backlog that is...)
November 6, 2019
OI! YOUSE! Iz you an Oddboy?? Or iz you a Boy wot iz odd? While Orks seem to be an unsightly rabble of yelling green monsters, they view themselves very differently. There are strict caste systems and hierarchies within Ork Kultur that are determined by A. how big you are, and B. how useful you are. And sometimes C. how lucky you are. In this episode we talk about Oddboyz, but we also talk about the Boyz that don't necessarily fit in with standard Ork Kultur. These Boyz, while not Oddboyz, are definitely odd Boyz, and deserve attention just the same! Joining us for this episode, is Dylan, the Orkiest Aussie we know!
October 23, 2019
Like an itch that can't be scratched. Like a voice heard, but not seen. Like a breath on your neck from someone unseen. For most Eldar, their entire lives will be spent denying their desire to let go. To give in to the swirling energy that is constantly around them. But these are not most Eldar. Those that walk the Path of the Seer are willing to walk the razors edge. They have placed their hands into the molten ice and shaped it to their will. They have witnessed the power beyond that attempts to devour their very souls. And they stand, defiant. Devoting themselves to the protection and survival of their race, they risk their souls for this purpose. Joining us for this discussion of the Path of the Seer is Farseer Peter. If you haven't already checked out the Warhammer Combat Cards game published by Flaregames, click the link!
October 10, 2019
Beyond the mechanical Skitarii, there exist other many other tendrils of the Mechanicus' power. From voidships more massive than any that the Imperium uses, to secret police, to Ordinati larger than mountains, the Divisio Militaris is broken up into 9 bodies, each responsible for a different function. In this episode, we will highlight 5 of these Divisio (with the expectation that at some point we'll talk about the Collegia Titanica. SYKE!). If you haven't already checked out the Warhammer Combat Cards game published by Flaregames, click the link! Joining us for this episode is Rio, our Xenos friend who is a little out of his wheel house on this one.
September 25, 2019
Your finish your daemonic prayer to the Lords of the Waste. Your unholy invocation leaves your lips. Power grows within you. You raise your arms above your head and prepare to cast down the enemies of your Master when... it ends. The power, the pain, the blessing, all disappear. And there, striding through the haze of your euphoria, a diminutive human, in muted silver armor, the gorget covering the lower portion of her face. She stalks toward you, eyes trained on yours until it feels like nothing else in the galaxy matters except for your imminent doom. A scream escapes you as she approaches. Her eyes smile as she gives you your forever doom. If you haven't already checked out the Warhammer Combat Cards game published by Flaregames, click the link! In this episode we discuss all things Sisters of Silence! These wordless warriors are Humanity's ace in the pocket for dealing with the Immaterium, and in this episode you'll find out why. Joining us for this episode are James, and Matt, a traveler all the way from the UK!
September 11, 2019
Towering warriors clad in bright golden armor. Beings so holy that to see one is to be blessed by the God-Emperor Himself. They act of their own accord, ensuring everything they do is for the continued protection of the Savior of Humanity. They are the Adeptus Custodes, the Right Hand of the Emperor, and they bring death and destruction upon their foes. If you haven't already checked out the Warhammer Combat Cards game developed by Flare Games, click the link! Joining us for this episode are Nathan, and for the last time, Christian.
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