The Gorkamorka Heritage Project ("Da Reklamashun")

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When it comes to everything officially published Exodite has us covered but for everything else it's a bit of a wild west. As time goes on it's increasingly hard to find - lots of the stuff was on GeoCities, for example.

Being the resident crazy person I've decided to try to hunt down whatever I can and try to make it available again. The problem here is I'm trying to do it legally. That means no copying their work without permission. Wherever possible I'm trying to arrange to license things under Creative Commons (this sort of thing). That would mean they could both be freely distributed and also that anyone could build on them. (That probably sounds a bit scary but it's actually pretty straight forward)

Once we're sure about the legal stuff the rules will be given a lick of paint and laid out in the modern tUGS template (as seen in Depiff's Sumfink In Da Sand rules). Oh and released on tUGS and wherever else is interested.

At the moment things are split into four categories: relicensed rules, rules we're still trying to reach the author/s of, orphan works, and lost works. The goal is to get everything into the first category!

Relicensed
Trying to contact author
Orphan works

Lost works
  • Cheesie's Games Workshop: "Dis is a gret zite fur gubbinz, noo troopz, and a right gud campain called Invashun. Itz prety gud, yuz nuw."
    (linked to here)
So what can I do to help?
Firstly, do you know any of the people we're trying to reach? Are you one of them? I can be reached by email or you can post here.

Secondly - what have I missed? I'd already got a folder of this stuff when I started writing this topic and found out about Cheesie's now inactive site before I even finished compiling the list. There's bound to be other stuff out there!

Thirdly - Do you know of any Gorkamorka stuff that isn't in English? Adding that to the collection would be rather fun!

Fourthly (is that a thing?) - Yes, this topic is fairly old, but I've loved Gorkamorka since I was eleven years old back in the late 1990s and I'm not planning to stop any time soon. Go ahead and contact me about this stuff!
 
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Great work! I'm looking forward to seeing all of this in Vault!

Sadly, I cannot be of any help to this project, seeing as I got all my Gorkamorka fixes (read pdf's) from your awesome site! I've done some searches for stuff, but I don't think I've actually come across anything that's not on your list.

Again - great work!
 

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How about this stuff by Doghouse (one of the first to ever build true scale Space Marines), sort of a 'sequel' to the GorkaMorka/Digganob setting. Besides background it also includes rules for Dredds and Weirdboys.
 

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i have a scenario that i found on the nets a while back, not sure from where, called Da Sacrifice, a mutie scenario. if its not in the collection yet, id be happy to link
 
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i have a scenario that i found on the nets a while back, not sure from where, called Da Sacrifice, a mutie scenario. if its not in the collection yet, id be happy to link
That'd be the one Matt wrote for tUGS. It hasn't been redone in the new template (it's still using the old one), true, but it's readily available on tUGS (check the download section for others) and it's already licensed under Creative Commons (y) (although it's an older license).

Generally the sort of thing this project is aimed at is stuff found on sites like this:
http://web.archive.org/web/20030915123612/http://fb.provocation.net/www.flashback.net/~kharn/gorkamorka/index.html

Lots of the stuff is still available in some obscure archive but I'm trying to contact the authors so they can be re-released.
 
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Likely, but you aren't going by Flamekebab over there (heh!).
I have... opinions about how Facebook handles names. I'm stuck with people calling me "Ben" because Facebook doesn't know how to deal with people who use their surname as their main name (My friends call me "Fox"). Leads to some awkward conversations...

Anyway, those Citadel Journal submissions are tricky as I've no way of tracking down their authors. The stuff that was posted on websites tended to have an email address or a unique username of some sort. Anyone know a James Reichelt who lived in Cheltenham in the late '90s? How about a Neil Campbell, of parts unknown?
 
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Switch your 'given name' to 'Mister'? Though then you'll have to put up with Dahl references... [grins].
I don't want to be one of those people that has a deliberately awkward name, I just want people I meet through Facebook to not have a confusing time when they meet my other friends! Technically they support a nickname field but it's shown basically nowhere so it might as well not exist. If it was less hassle I'd get some ID done with a mononym on and send scans to Facebook.