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Stryke (Over a year ago): - delete
Where's Joe? I miss him
Aurgelmir (Over a year ago): - delete
Horus Heresy: Betrayal
Is the Forge World Heresy Era "Codex" that was just released BTW Much like the Imperial Armor books.
(And not one of the Black Library books)
Azeebo (Over a year ago): - delete
Where is Joe? He seems to appear out of nowhere every few months and appear in a bunch of videos, then vanish into the void again.
LuckyPig (Over a year ago): - delete
Hey Matt, will you be doing more dark potential tutorials and bat-raps when the models are released?
Justinroberson2009 (Over a year ago): - delete
Hey Matt
I've been a valt member for some time and just wanted to say its awesome all the content you guy put out. I am deploying to afganistan and it nice to have great videos to watch to keep my mind occupied. Keep up the great work.
Straggler (Over a year ago): - delete
Hey Matt, I don't know if you're going to get to this comment by the time you do your next sit and talk, but the concept of a dark potential roleplaying game really inspired me, and I think I have some information you might find useful.

There is a roleplaying game that I play, it's called Eclipse Phase. It's an awesome system thats pretty basic to pick up and play but can be very tactical and in depth.

One of the biggest strengths of the Eclipse phase system I've discovered is it's versatility. The book itself comes with an awesome universe and backstory that explores a lot about aspects of humanity and what it means to be human, but the stats and skills and gear can be applied in many various ways.

For one, in the game bodies are treated like just more pieces of equipment, there are stats for dozens of different types of bodies, called morphs. One thing that I've found is that when using the system and creating a different setting instead of having bodies be switchable, had different bodies represent different races, allowing for different stat-bonuses and such.

I've run many different systems using eclipse phase as a starting point, It took very little effort into using it to run a Mass effect roleplaying adventure. I even used it to make a warhammer 40k RPG as I wasn't a fan of some aspects of the already published warhammer 40,000 role playing games.

The game itself is open game license content and the publisher puts the PDF's online for free, even though you could pay for them if you wanted to. It's very easy to write up a few documents detailing the house rule modification to change the eclipse phase rules into something else, it really is a very malleable system and I think that if you wanted to play a dark potential RPG but you didn't want to work on developing your own whole rules set for it this could be an awesome way to get a few dark potential games in.

I may even write up a document myself to use EP to run dark potential roleplaying. Hit me up with a message if you want to collaborate on this. And, if I do end up getting a system all lined up I think I'll probably post it on the forums for everyone else to play. If anyone is interested send me a message.
pilky (Over a year ago): - delete
Hi Matt. Have you guys looked into Dropzone Commander at all? The models look fantastic and it seems like a really interesting game. I'm assuming you'll be reading this after Valhalla so you probably will have met David Lewis, the creator of it, who is meant to be there.

I'm also going to be getting into Dark Potential next year. My local gaming club is based at Worthy Painting's new UK store, and they're very receptive to new games so I'm hoping to get people there hooked (kind of fitting given they're painting the box art models). When do you think you'll have Dark Potential available to buy in shops?
drakiskier (Over a year ago): - delete
I would love to see a massive three-way free-for-all between orks, nids, and chaos!
Aecyn (Over a year ago): - delete
Hey Matt, loved the anniversary batrep... Easily one of the best batreps to date. Will there be any future batreps with custom scenarios in the future? And if I may suggest: As a continuation to the Warhammer 40k history series, (which are how I found you guys in the first place when I was looking to pick my first army (I picked orks!)) you could make scenarios using some of the fluff found in any codex. I've read about 5 of them so far and each one seems to have a few pages detailing legendary battles for special characters or the army in general. I know you aren't the biggest fan of 40k fluff but I myself am a sucker for awesome story telling and recreating certain events would bring them to life!
To give an example (that Dave would probably love): In Codex: Blood Angels on page 17. 992.M41 third paragraph, Mephiston defends the ruined entrance of a filtration plant for 6 hours against a massive tyranid onslaught. Batrep could be 6 turns, each hour a new unit arrives and Mephiston is to defend the plant. Mephiston is so OP he could probly do it too lol.
Love the videos, keep up the good work!
Nok4 (Over a year ago): - delete
Very busy, very busy..
I can hear everyone in the background making vids!!
Thanks ya'll for putting in the long hours and making the effort.

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Thing295 (Over a year ago): - delete
Hey Matt (and guest) I'm from Perth Australia and I was wondering if it would be possible to do a Skype batrep some time next year
Cheers for all your great work
Mickylevi (Over a year ago): - delete
Hi Matt,

Saw some of the stuff you did down at Valhalla, looked awesome!

I was wondering if you spent a lot of time talking to Dave from Hawk Wargames. You've got a lot in common after all, both being guys with a lot of industry experience starting your own games and game companies. Were you able to learn a lot from his experience, compare notes, etc?

Also, what did you think of Dropzone Commander?
NEOman123 (Over a year ago): - delete
Hey Matt ate you going to get into the iron kingdom privateer press new RPG game?
USCDeadman (Over a year ago): - delete
May I ask where all the hate for Tau comes from? Is is just because they look better then other xenos, maybe that even with an old codex they can still win, or is there just poor representation for the Greater Good in Canada.
ScottishTableTGaming (Over a year ago): - delete
Dear Matt will you consider doing more skype battle reports
Paradox- (Over a year ago): - delete
*when will the models be released? and can you make a squad box set so we don't have to order separately.
Paradox- (Over a year ago): - delete
when will the models be released? and can you make a squad box set so we dont have to order seperatly
lordraptor (Over a year ago): - delete
Also, if I am keeping track, by now you are probably tired and rushing through the questions Good luck with getting through the rest
lordraptor (Over a year ago): - delete
Dear MWG Matt,
With regards to dark potential, would you rather have commercial success by selling a lot of models and being very popular, or have a smaller but highly dedicated fanbase and become a kind of cult classic? Also, how has Dark Potential been selling? Has it been doing well or as you have expected?
farseerchase (Over a year ago): - delete
Hi Matt what is your favorite point level to play in 40k 1500 1750 1850 2000 2500. Also I think the next army to come out in 6th edtion is Dark Angles hints Dark vengance. Happy Wargaming
Kaptin-Obvious (Over a year ago): - delete
When is Dave going to do more Captain Slaughters vids?!!
Devilspr0d1gy (Over a year ago): - delete
Hi Matt,

Thank you to you and all the guys for all the hard work you all do in creating content. I have been a Vault Member for around 4 months and I watch Miniwargaming videos nearly every night after a long day of work. They always help me to unwind and I particularly enjoyed the MWG Anniversary Batrep, very interesting and hilarious.

Big thumbs up for all the recent Warhammer Fantasy Batreps. Keep them coming

I live in Bunbury, Western Australia and my dream is one day to be able to come and visit Miniwargaming and challenge you guys to some Warhammer Fantasy battles .... come on lotto numbers haha xD

I was wondering have you had much interest from gaming shops/suppliers to stock Dark Potential in Australia? I am hoping to see Dark Potential become a big hit in Australia and wish you guys all the best.

Thanks again and hope to be able visit sometime in the near future =D

moe4d (Over a year ago): - delete
By the way, been a vault member for awhile. It has yet to disapoint. Go for it... Looking forward to see what factions you guys choose for Dark Potential.
moe4d (Over a year ago): - delete
Question- I've been watching alot of batreps and have noticed that in most instances players don't fully trick out their Lords and Heroes. Is the general consensus that it's a waste of points? I try to maximize the potential of all my characters whether in atk or def. I posted in Dave's vid for woc Fielding a lord on steed fully maxed with the deamon sword worked well for me.I would like to here what your stategies are.
Ledz3p (Over a year ago): - delete
Matt have you checked out the most recent Tyranid FAQ? if you have, dou have any thoughts or concerns? what did you like the best? and if you haven't read it yet you should, and ill bug you agian about it on your next sit and talk!! =D
Hobbes (Over a year ago): - delete
Hey Matt, I was wondering if you know anyone who plays The Empire in Warhammer Fantasy? If so, do you think you could arrange a batrep with them? I play them myself and think theyre a great and balanced army. It would certainly make for an interesting batrep. If anyone else is present in the video, please ask them if they know anything about the army too. I would realy appreciate the feedback. Thanks and Happy wargaming!
tocktacat2223 (Over a year ago): - delete
sorry about the first bit of my comment my computer does stuff like that when i post to the internet. just ignore it
tocktacat2223 (Over a year ago): - delete
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Hi Matt
A couple of questions and a statement

Statement: with the x'lanthos in dark potential they would most likely hove no sort of language at all. They would think and communicate using images and emotions. Language was created to communicate to other people through sound which was the easiest way to communicate. The x'lanthos already had a way of communicating so they did not need a language.

1. Have you read the chaos codex if you have do you think the units are mostly way to cheap.
2. Is Dave happy about the new codex

Will dark potential be available in Australia
leahcim2211 (Over a year ago): - delete
Hey Matt
How do you feel about sites that sell resin copies of 40k and forgeworld models. Obiously people like to support FW because they make great models and don't raise their prices but with constant GW prices I can see why people would want to buy it for significantly cheaper. Just wanted to know you opinion. p.s you guys were the main reason I got back into the hobby so thank you and I hope you keep making awesome content
Dutchysmoke (Over a year ago): - delete
Hey Matt, I want to thank you for getting me into wargamming! Also i was wondering what your opinion is on Black Templars. I haven't seen you ever play against Templars, and I think that it would be pretty cool to get see them in your batreps.
gurshone (Over a year ago): - delete
Hello Matt, If i happened to have an imperial guard army and my friend a eldar army, and we filmed a bat rep would you consider maybe including our batrep on
Of course you would,
but if i continued to produce great quality batreps and send them to you would there be a possibility for me to be an "offlocation" video creator and getting paid?
By what i have seen in your sit and talks, wargamers are asking for better quality videos and i have great video equipment and experience video editing. Plus im a wargamer. Maybe we can skype this out sometime. let me know
DAEMON SLAYER (Over a year ago): - delete
Matt, wich fraction in warmachine and hordes has the best fluff
kailfax (Over a year ago): - delete
I am a huge Battle Fleet Gothic fan, and I was wondering if you have ever considered playing it?
Salamander (Over a year ago): - delete
He matt! Are you thinking of making special terrain for dark potential? It would be pretty cool!
Salamander (Over a year ago): - delete
Hey matt! I know what he ment!
He was trying to say that if you search for example the apocalypse game of last year, you won't find it. Sometimes the first two parts, but it's hard to find the whole episode.
That's what i think he ment
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