Survivalist Chaos: Looking at the Warhammer Chaos Gods through a different lens.

Khorne, Tzeentch, Nurgle, and Slaanesh. These supernatural beings are the infamous Chaos Gods within the Warhammer universe – both Warhammer 40K, and Warhammer (Fantasy battle and Age of Sigmar). For those familiar with the Warhammer lore, they will know that the Chaos gods are often at the heart of the major storylines and conflicts; for those not familiar, they are described as the biggest threat to order, stability and general life, and portrayed as the major evil along with their villainous followers – even in the lore of 40k where no faction is inherently ‘good’. However, to say that the Chaos Pantheon are evil may be too critical of them, and what Chaos is and those that follow it. I’m not suggesting that Chaos are the “good guys” (if that exists in Warhammer), but neither are they the traditional “bad guys” (if this exists in Warhammer, too) expected from fantasy and sci-fi narratives.

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Warhammer Charity Fundraiser

In case you didn’t know, we are sponsoring a fundraiser to raise awareness a funds for fibromyalgia as fibromyalgia awareness week approaches. The link is here: please donate and share🙏

https://donate.giveasyoulive.com/fundraising/quick-painting-fibro-awareness-challenge

Lilly did a video to kickstart things off as she suffers with fibromyalgia and you can see it now in our YouTube Channel. Watch her put together Canoness Veridyan, paint and executor from Conquest the last argument of Kings and talk about how this illness affects her over all. Link below

https://youtu.be/LCMz1JAEVT4

We have a bunch of talented mini painters joining the effort. You can see them all on our Instagram account. There are live sessions coming up for 30 mins speed painting challenges. The crew paints a Bretonnia mini whilst discussing fibromyalgia and having a small hobby chat. Please go join in the conversation and give them some support. The link to our Instagram is on the side board or just follow @mana.burnt

Thanks for reading, watching and helping us raise awareness and funds for this cause💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜

3D Printed Minis from LichForgedMythics

Today we bring you a review of some minis that we got from a new business on Etsy called LichForgedMythics, who are a 3dprinting company based in Lichfield (UK). You can find their shop here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LICHFORGEDMYTHICS.

LichForgedMythics print their miniatures from the Cast and Play range (https://www.castnplay.games/ ) and are selling different products on their Etsy. The key product are the mystery boxes, which is what we got. It is as simple and amazing as what it sounds: you order a box, it contains 4 random minis from the Cast and Play range, you open the box and BOOM, MINIS! They also offer some themed boxed and some big minis on their own like the werewolf that looks absolutely epic! In any case, you came here for a review, not to hear me rant about other stuff so, buckle up and pics will follow underneath.

First of all I must say that, from a delivery and service point of view, LichForgedMythics get a 12/10 best boys in the galaxy because the minis came in like a day, perfectly wrapped up, no post damage, all good. Here are some pics of them fresh out of the box.

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Manaburnt Podcast – Episode 26: Women and Warhammer

Today we have a special episode featuring our all female wargamer and painter panel!

Featuring Lilly as always, joined by Chantel (@lass_games) and Vanessa (@vanessa_miniatures)

And Alex is here to ask questions taken from the audience about the issues women and girls face in the Warhammer community, as well as some on professional commission painting! 

You can listen through Spotify below, or find links for all other places to listen at anchor.fm/manaburnt

Manaburnt Podcast – Episode 25: MTG in Japan and Card Selling

In this episode Lilly and Alex are joined by Reza, importer and seller of Japanese and Korean Magic: The Gathering cards. He’s here to share with us his experience of the MTG community in Japan as well as a bit about being a card seller.

Check out Reza’s store on Cardmarket: DragonReikaiGames

And follow on Instagram: @reikaidragon

You can listen through Spotify below, or find links for all other places to listen at anchor.fm/manaburnt

Manaburnt Podcast – Episode 24: Gender and Geek Culture

Today Lilly and Alex are joined by new guest Jess, and returning guest from the horror episodes Michelle!

In this episode we talk about gender in geek culture, mostly focusing on the experience of women and girls in geek communities, as well as representation in different media.

You can listen through Spotify below, or find links for all other places to listen at anchor.fm/manaburnt

Manaburnt Podcast – Episode 14: Cosplay and Reenactment

Here’s another podcast already! In this one We are Joined By Holly and Ben; the expert cosplayers, and James; the Roman reenactor to get in depth on their hobbies and some of the similarities and differences between them!
You can listen through Spotify below, or find links for all other places to listen at anchor.fm/manaburnt

Check out Ben’s work on Instagram here!
@ben_the_propsmith
@bad_puns_cosplay
@sfxben_morcumb
And on Facebook: The Propsmith

Follow Holly on Social Media here!
Insta: @peachtealen
Facebook: PeachTeaLen
Twitch: PeachTeaLen

Check out james’ reenactment group, Legio Secunda Augusta here: https://www.legiiavg.com/

Manaburnt Podcast – Episode 9: Sci-Fi

The podcast returns! This time it’s all about Sci-Fi!

You can listen through Spotify below, or find links for all other places to listen at anchor.fm/manaburnt

In this episode we are joined by our friends and frequent guests Mike and Jaq to have an impromptu chat, at the behest of Lilly, all about Science Fiction in its various forms!

The discussion goes down some unexpected paths and gets very interesting! Spoiler: it gets slightly political 😛

The Manaburnt Podcast – Episode 2

The second episode of our podcast is here already! with some awesome geeky chat ready to be beamed straight into your brain… via your ears.

This episode features guests Nick and Nik! alongside our friend Mike returning from episode 1. Our chat is slightly more focused this time, it’s all about board games!

Be sure to check out Nick’s RPG publishing company, Owlman Press: https://www.facebook.com/OwlmanPress/

And keep an eye out for the release of Nik’s new board game, The King of all Bards: https://www.facebook.com/kingofallbards/