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equalgaming:

This weekend I started working on a new project that I posted on the Data and Materials page. It has to do with the gender disparity of the language used in 40K rulebooks and codexes. This is especially important because most of the time, it is a new players first introduction to the lore and rules of the game. You walk into a game store, open up a cool looking copy of the Warhammer 40K Rulebook or Eldar Codex or Necron Codex or Imperial Guard Codex and start reading about the immersive world of 40K. 

For some people it is the pictures of painted models that catch our eye, or the stories of heroic fantastical characters, or the massive battle scenes but whatever initially drew you in, you are now reading all about this vast universe. On one hand it says that women have many roles within the Imperium, Tau Empire, Eldar Race ect but on the other the hand, the language, art, models and stories simply do not back that up. 

These books are needed to to play your army, whichever army you choose you must have the codex for it along with the 40K rulebook. What does it say to a woman on the fence about playing when she picks up the rulebook only to find that it barely acknowledges women in the 40K universe? Or when the most equal army she can play still refers to men more than women, and are on the whole scantily clad and over sexualized?

The time has passed for women to be seen in the mainstream eye inferior sex objects. It wasn’t right in the first place and sure isn’t the right thing now. It is time for Games Workshop to update its image and that of their products. Women are people that deserve equal representation in gaming just like everywhere else. If you want to have an army of male and female “sex objects” fine, but give us much greater opportunities(like those available to men) where we do not have to play said sex objects or over sexualized female models. 

It isn’t a big request, it is just the minimum: to be represented equally to our peers. 

Ah yes,

Scantaly clad.

Overly sexualised.

And refers to men.

Here’s what I think choosing a 40k army is about, and anyone is welcome to pitch in.

It’s about your army.

I once attempted a Slaaneshi/khorne army using dark eldar wytchmodels when Dark Vengeance had just come out, because the feel of my army dictated that the whole hive world had come to fight for my wounded terminators.

If GW ever decided to do it, I would leap at SoB models and play an SoB army using the SoB codex.

And for the texts, have you read Betrayer? About the Admiral of “Don’t Fuck With Me” Angron’s personal battleship winning god knows how many naval fights in the book and STANDING UP TO THE MEANEST SONOFABITCH IN THE HERESY AND ACTIVELY CALLING HIM OUT ON HIS SHIT?

Come back when you get an appreciation for how important women are in 40k, and when you learn that you can play modelled female space marines as count-as troops and the store and players won’t give a damn as long as you let them know what they are.

Wooow, pinkie got a bakers dozen o’ rolls.

Wooow, pinkie got a bakers dozen o’ rolls.

tashamon:

And the finished Trikky! I tried to get a close-up of his belly, but this was the best I could get. Silly camera phone.
I’d imagine the stomach would have been a little easier if I had paint pens, but it’s a learning process.

For some reason the name “Amox” keeps springing to mind, so I’m gonna roll with it. If you want to be named after the shorthand of an antibiotic, whatevs lil’ dude.

Man, I forget how good you are at painting.

And then you remind me.

*cries*

Eriu, could I ask what you would do if Hunger was your character? His background with Eriu and suchlike? Feel free to respond or not, this was a little brain noise I just had. ^^

evora-eriu-mclaggen:

Hmmmmm…

I see Hunger appearing at her place as a side effect. Like, she tried to get rid of someone, did the ritual, and poof! Hunger appeared and consumed the person, but then refused to leave and stayed in that house forever.

Hah, sorry pal, but it taked more than just a couple of minutes for me to come up with something complex :D

And my name is Ravi, not Eriu .u.
DON’T EVER MIX THOSE TWO OuO EVER.

Auuugh I’m sorry! ToT

That’s still a pretty good explaination as to why he’s there, like he’s eternally bound to the house thanks to Eriu…

Posting this again.

Come on guys, I really need this money.

Look, I’m charging $3/£2.50 for a sketch of your OC!

£2.50!

You aren’t going to find a better deal that isn’t a request!

Please?

Trying out Doxy’s shading tutorial, metal is hard.
My persona by the way, need to work on the scythe.

Trying out Doxy’s shading tutorial, metal is hard.

My persona by the way, need to work on the scythe.

shugarsketch:

Quicky commission for @dimensionalhub of their shark OC Requine.

:O

shugarsketch:

Quicky commission for @dimensionalhub of their shark OC Requine.

:O

dannyrevv:

so in a mad haze of one part sleep deprivation and one part boredom, I present to you, DINO-INQUISITOR! hopefully people can accept that that’s only power armour despite the size, because I really like the idea of running a daemonblade and powerfist for some reason

dannyrevv:

so in a mad haze of one part sleep deprivation and one part boredom, I present to you, DINO-INQUISITOR! hopefully people can accept that that’s only power armour despite the size, because I really like the idea of running a daemonblade and powerfist for some reason

Sollux
Anonymous

But why though?
I mean, I wear glasses, and I’m kinda a science geek…