Reddit AMA with Andy Chambers

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One of the creators of many Games Workshop titles, Andy graced his presence on Reddit with this great AMA

I'm Andy Chambers, a veteran writer and games designer with more than twenty five years experience.

I'm best known for my work in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. From 1990 to 2004 I worked at Games Workshop as lead designer for three editions of the Warhammer 40,000 miniatures game (2nd 3rd and 4th), as well as titles like Warhammer Fantasy Battle, Necromunda, Space Marine, Titan Legions, Epic 40,000, Gorkamorka and Battlefleet Gothic.

In 2005 I moved to PC gaming to work on the hit real time strategy game Starcraft 2 by Blizzard Entertainment. Since 2009 I've worked as an independent freelancer designing games and writing for a variety of publishers, recent works include; the Dark Eldar Dysjunction trilogy for Black Library, short fiction and a novel set in Paolo Parente’s Dust universe (Zverograd), Armies of the Soviet Union, Ostfront and Empires in Flames books for Warlord Games’ Bolt Action system, Hawk Wargames’ Dropzone Commander universe and, coming soon, a WW2 mass aerial combat game entitled Blood Red Skies.

I am creative director for Reforged Studios, but continue to design games and write fiction for a variety of publishers including; Black Library, Fantasy Flight games, Hawk Wargames, Warlord Games, Dust Studios, Phoenix Labs, Playmotion, Sega Interactive, Booming and Next games.
 

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Thanks for posting this. Great read through although kinda sad in a way. Sad because it reminds me of those carefree happy days of being a juve. Nothing to do but build models and read gaming books over and over. The sad bit is it really highlights how much GW has lost the plot and lost a lot of great employees.

Anyways not to derail. Really like what Andy had to say about his novels. Seem like they are unusually well thought out for a Black Library book. I have never read any of the Dark Eldar stuff - I might now.