View Full Version : Citadel Journal Replacement Fan Magazine: Interest Gauge

06-02-2007, 23:13
This isn't really much tied to the leaving of Firebase, as this is something I personally found lacking in firebase.

This is a compendium of new missions, new factions, variants lists, etc in a fanzine form.

This would have a quicker (ideally) turn around time but also be smaller.

Rules for submissions and criteria would be set up clearly.

The Magazine would hopefully run down like this

Intro-Table of contents - Etc

Hobby Article - Painting, Modelling or Terrain.

New Mission or Faction 1 (Ideally Core Game)

Army Showcase and Battlereport for the new mission/faction

New Mission or Faction 2 (Core or Specialist Game)

Army Showcase and Battlereport for the mission/faction

Second Hobby Article


Rules would be marked with a nice sticker to show what kind of rule it is
Rough Draft (to be reprinted after suggestions to improve it and make it better)
Final Copy (Balanced and as fit for use as any official matterial)
Zany (Things from Christmas marines to Jell-o world conflicts)

With that format, who wants to

a.) Read it
b.) Contribute to it
c.) Help with it

07-02-2007, 01:15
I'd be interested- I've thought of a few rules and such that I held back from Firebase as they didn't seem like their cup of tea. Denizens of the warp, rules for Renegade Marines, etc.

I'd literally have to be yelled at to finish an article on time, or guilt tripped. I'm really busy and if it's not hammered into me as a priority it doesn't get done first.

07-02-2007, 01:34
I'd read it. I would welcome the new scenarios especially!

07-02-2007, 13:23
well, I suppose two readers is all im gonna get is it :P

07-02-2007, 14:26
I'd be happy to include this kind of stuff in Overwatch - no probs at all - good, well written trial rules and especially interesting scenarios would be an excellent regular addition... Pitched battle gets tiring quite quickly :D

07-02-2007, 17:47
I'd be interesting in trying to do all three, but I'd certainly read it.

07-02-2007, 17:59
I would most definately read it.
I grew up after Citadel Journal, and have heard great things of it, and this seems to be along the same lines.

07-02-2007, 21:29
This niche is something that is being extensively looked into by the staff of the 'Greater Overwatch'. The potential of having new scenarios, new rules and new units generally is something that appeals to everyone. The problem appears to be those amongst us who would think that such things were amateurish and simply beyond being useful.

Now, this being said, the Watchman will be having some experimental rules in it. Currently under development are wonders such as new Palanquin rules, a set of Witch Hunter units for Fantasy and a Tomb Kings campaign with six new scenarios. This is only the tip of the iceberg and we are looking as far East as Cathay and will continue to try and develop interesting units and concepts for future reference. If anyone wants to help with this they are more than welcome.

All this and I haven't even got onto Mordheim!

Seriously though, it is a niche that needs to be filled and a niche we are all too aware of on the Webzine teams.

07-02-2007, 21:43
Well, If it is something you'd like to get into, I'd be happy to work on it with the "Greater Overwatch"

I suggest a seperate Fanzine, because I find that new rules really take alot of room to be anything other than a rules dump.

It really needs room for :
1.) Feedback from a rough draft to a redux later on.
2.) A battle report/Showcase to show it in action (especially in the case of Custom Armies, a rule of thumb needs to be that if you can't be enthused enough to build the army as the designer others probably won't be either)

If you are on the team of Overwatch or the Watchmen please send me a PM?

08-02-2007, 12:25
Hey Zzarchov: remember me from the Ork Codex one? Well, I'm interrested in doing a, b and c.
But one question: it's for every game system right? From 40K to Specialist. Cause I've got lots of rules to share with people :)

09-02-2007, 11:54
yes, I'm planning on putting out an announcement soon for submissions, with some guidelines.

09-02-2007, 20:16
Sounds great -- just make sure it's got lots of pictures.

Also, I think it'd be a good idea to do separate editions for fantasy and 40k. Or put them both in one online pdf document. Just make sure you produce content for both (or for only one, ever, I suppose).
You could alternate between the game worlds, switching each month. Or you could release each bit of rules + battle report as its own mini-issue.

It would be awesome to have a monthly source for really well-done battle reports.

I'd like to help with it. I fancy myself a good editor, and maybe even a writer; it's be good practice. I could write/edit some battle reports, or fluff, or editorial-type things, or whatever. Contact me if you want help with that sort of stuff when you start working on it. (hopefully it is indeed when you start)
I might even be able to draw some pictures.

09-02-2007, 21:00
Sounds like a great idea, Scenarios are very welcome. I'm always wary of fan based rules but I would still check them out and would be open mnded enough to hope you guys could turn me aruond on that front

12-02-2007, 23:26
Count me in for a bit of a writing if I have the time. Not sure when thought as im a bit busy but I wouldnt mind doing something on making painting into a living from a beginners point of view (I'm not doing it career wise, but I make a fair few quid)