This entry starts with gratitude. Immense gratitude to Games Workshop, the company we grew up with, the miniatures and the worlds we discovered quarter a century ago as kids. 25 years later I am staring at a White Dwarf article and fresh images from the Warhammer World museum with a surreal sense of the same magical wonder and excitement that I felt first finding the hobby. I think of John, his incredible talent, productivity – how his work shaped our visions from the beginning to this day – and his kindness and the friendship we have enjoyed for many years. I think of our gang of creatives, each with a peculiar obsession (passion with curiosity) to this hobby. I think of everyone here who’s support and excitement fueled the adventure. And all I can say is thank you.
Special thanks to Matt and his White Dwarf team for incredibly thorough, beautiful coverage that we’ve just seen the first part of. Thanks to Tim and to the Warhammer World museum team for stellar display of the tables and miniatures. During the game we had Alan, Jes, and John all there for a little bit. The triumvirate of creativity that has been so central to Games Workshops success. Thank you!
When I first had an idea for Pilgrym pretty much exactly a year ago (revealed in January 2016 The Pilgrym reveal ), and fired an email to John and PDH to discuss, then the whole gang, no-one, none of us certainly, could have imagined the adventure and impact that it would have. From CNC cutting Cathedral stairs to the hundreds of miniatures produced. To everyone else out there looking to enjoy the hobby through the richness of the best art, best literature, wildest imagination, and most crazy miniatures… to magical collaboration, I hope we’ve showed you one way to celebrate it and you’ll take it and make it yours, and inspire us in turn. Amazing events have already emerged, from the Los Angeles’ “Curse of the Alabaster” to Helsinki’s “Outgard”.
There will be a Pilgrym spin-off game in January, while we mastermind a far bigger undertaking, the expedition to the Thorn Moons and it’s sinister forest hives. Plan is to take this insanity to Warhammer 40000 and army scale. I hope 🙂
If you have a chance. Go visit the museum. And get your White Dwarf!