Every once in a while I just want to write some things of my own......

Okay, okay, I admit it. I'm a chronic a dabbler when it comes to 40k. I love conversions, enjoy painting and generally get excited about making new rules, or sometimes thinking up how to bring back old options or just improve things that don't play very well right now. If I could find a way to get paid to do all of this I'd be happier than a pig in mud on a sunny day.

Seriously, I'd be at least this happy

Since my article about how expansive the game really is rekindled a personal fire in me (not that it was very hard too, I tend to get inspired for all things 40k very easily), and the fact I rarely see anything that goes into this side of the game, so rather than just keeping all my little notes, ideas and side-projects hidden away in a notebook, or on my computer I've decided to branch this out a bit and share it with all of you in a little series I'm calling Project Homebrew. This will be my way to explore the homebrew side of the hobby, share it with you, maybe even give some tips for doing it yourself, as well as get some feedback on my projects (because I'll admit I can always get better at this).

Now none of this will be "official" (as in it's not approved by GW), but if you've read my articles regarding the legality of homebrew or the true nature of the game then you know that it doesn't really matter when you get down to it: this game supports anything you and your opponent agree on, so if you want to play any rules I write just let me know how they worked for you when your game is done!

So where is this going to all start? Well I thought it'd be fun (I know, I know, someone doing something in 40k for fun is probably some kind of heresy to a few of you out there, but it's something real people really do all the time. For real) to do a codex for a faction that's always been near and dear to me but gets very little love from GW: the Dark Mechanicus, so if you're interested in how this codex will grow, change and warp over time be sure to keep checking in on this series as I'm going to be covering every section of the army, every choice I make and even taking your feedback on everything ultimately culminating with a full codex for your enjoyment and (potential) use. That's right, I said that your input will influence the things that make it into this codex, as well as all my future projects. I don't want to just have all the fun here, and I really thinking opening this up to everyone could be really awesome.

I'm really looking forward to this, and I hope you are too.

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