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Posted Wed, Apr 05, 2006 by Boomjack

The podcast, Episode #2 should be online today. In fact, it may be online by the time you read this. If not, just keep checking in at and we'll let you know when it hits the virtual airwaves. Barring any catastrophic problems it should be there by the afternoon at the latest.
We had a lot of fun creating this show. It gave Jeff, Nicole, Phil and I the opportunity to talk about games and aspects of games that we don't get a lot of time to explore. For those of you who will surely ask, the advertisements in our first two episodes were both by stalwart Neddie Seagoon.
One of the games that we were fortunate to discuss was Warhammer Online, a Games Workshop IP that Mythic Entertainment is now developing. I admit that I played the Warhammer Fantasy miniatures game. I enjoyed it immensely, but unfortunately for me, finding someone else, or even more difficult a group of someone elses that also played the game was trying at best.
Granted the MMO experience won't hold much resemblance to the the experience of playing the miniature game, but it will have the same backstory; a dark, sordid tale where as our editor Phil Comeau puts it, "There are two sides, evil and less evil."
The game pits two factions against each other in Realm versus Realm combat, a Mythic specialty. The backbone of this title, from head to toe, is the war between the factions. On one side we have the Chaos (demons), Dark Elves and Orcs. On the other side, The Empire (human), High Elves and Dwarves. Those of you who have never opened a Games Workshop codex may be cringing at the thought of yet another fantasy MMO, but believe me when I tell you, these races are not as Tolkien penned them.
I'm going to see if I can get one of the Mythic team on the phone for an interview. Worst case, I'm sure one of them can find time to answer some e-mail questions. If you have been walking the floors, sleepless and sighing, worrying about what this game is going to be like, be sure to get your questions in. I'll ask them, no matter how silly they may be. Silly is my specialty.
Congratulations to "Phatty", now known as Phat Ty on winning a fancy prize. Phatty was kind enough to send us in a question, about Warhammer Online no less, that we used on the show. You could win next week. Get those questions in!

Thanks to the good folks at Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment, the developers of StarGate Worlds for the front page link to Ten Ton Hammer. I'm as excited about this game as I've been about any MMO in a long time.
Have you hammered out a question or comment? (.mp3 format if you want bonus points in the swag give away) Send them in.

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