STEEM MARINES - Everything you need to know

in steem •  last year  (edited)

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I realize a lot of you don't know what Warhammer 40k is. That's absolutely fine! In fact, I am going to create all of this content assuming no one knows what Warhammer 40k is.

Now I will try my best to break this up into digestible pieces for you.

The Basics

Let's cover the basics of Warhammer 40k.

Warhammer 40,000 is a tabletop miniature war game owned and maintained by Games workshop

It is very Lore Driven, with a storyline that spans over 40,000 years.

It has been adopted in many ways, such as Video games, Movies, and books. And has a strong die-hard community that love the lore and the game.

To play, one needs a Rulebook, Codex (Which is basically a book created specifically for a specific army), Miniatures, ruler, dice, and an opponent.

As for you, you don't quite need to know how to play, although I strongly recommend that you check out the hobby further if this appeals to you.


The STEEM MARINES are custom faction created by me. They are Space Marines, which are the ELITE superhuman forces of mankind in the lore.

There will be a core lore created, that will cover things like, how the STEEM MARINES were formed, where they reside in the lore, and a basic timeline that spans from how they were formed to the current timeline.

However, this is where you come in. As supporters of this content, you will help shape WHO the STEEM MARINES are, and what they're doing, and more importantly, what happens to them.

Will the STEEM MARINES grow to into a powerful force and begin a GRAND CRUSADE? Will the STEEM MARINES fall to chaos and have a galatic civil war?

Who commands the STEEM MARINES? What are their Elite units?

These are all questions that you as a supporter will have a hand in deciding and shaping.

The Types of content that will be produced

I know Warhammer 40k sounds niche, but there is actually a lot of things that are all equally interesting and make fantastic content to consume.

Assembly and Painting

You don't have to be an Artist to appreciate art. In fact, the less you know about art, the easier it becomes to appreciate the amount of work and the final product.

With Warhammer 40k, Assembly and painting is a very large part of this project. And there are variating levels of complexity based on the models being painted.

Showcases, Progress, and tutorials are the types of content I will be producing from just this aspect.

Creative Writing - Lore

What really makes armies distinct and unique is the lore they are based on. Coupled with the fact that supporters will get to help shape up this lore, It's going to be extremely interesting. Complete with Illustrations.

Now, I may actually outsource this just because I want only highquality material with careful considerations. But it's definitely going to be part of the content I will be providing.

Battle Reports

Narrative campaigns based on lore is a promise. When we have events that happen, there are going to be narrative campaigns to determine the outcome of the supporter's votes. What this does is it makes an extremely entertaining narrative that dynamically changes the STEEM MARINES story, as well as expose all of you guys to some good ol' fashion Warhammer 40k.

Matched and Competitive play

And of course, One of the most fantastic and interesting pieces of content that can be produced is competitive play, where the army is fielded in local and global tournaments.

So for this content, think videos of actual play with the miniatures intended for people who have never played the game.

The Goal

Another extremely important thing you should know is, what is the goal of this?

That's an excellent question.

The goal is simple, Creating content that represents the Steem blockchain. I want to come up with content that is going to generate genuine interest in what steem is, and thus bring people to take a closer look into the steem platform.

I want to show off this content and answer questions like, what is the steem blockchain, what makes it so special. But I want to do it with the support and backing of the steem community.

Now you may think this is a dumb idea, but think of it this way:

If you're heavily invested or heavily use the steem blockchain or even steemit, it costs you 0 dollars to leave an upvote to help support a project that is aiming to bring more users on board and generate hype and interest in a creative and artistic way.

More interest and hype can create more demand, which makes Steem that much more valuable. You hitting that upvote button could mean the difference between your investment remaining the same value, or making it more valuable.

If steem had 0 projects behind it, and 0 content on it, it's probably never going to be heard of versus if steem had hundreds of different projects based on it.

Additionally, if you're big enough to pledge, you'll be getting a return on curation rewards which makes it so that not only it's not costing you a thing to help support this project, and not only are you helping a project that is trying to spread awareness of steem (And trying to increase value of the platform), but you literally make even more money by doing so.

And if that wasn't enough to get your support here's a list of things your support will get you

  • Unique Characters based on you created and adapted into the Army Lore
  • Free handpainted Models based on your character
  • Merchandise such as exclusive T-shirts and Physical goods related to STEEM MARINES / EVENTS

Want to become apart of this?

This is where the magic will be happening. Votes, news, content updates, exclusives will all be available at this discord server.

Everyone is welcome to join, but keep note that this will not be a channel to spam posts in.

This is very much a work in progress, but I have a very general idea of what it will all look like. Everyday I'm hard at work laying the foundation of what could possibly be one of the coolest things that steemit has ever seen.

Share your thoughts

Dialogue is completely open, share your opinions, what you think should happen, what I could do, anything. I will reply to your comments. The is one thing that I'm really looking for feedback on, so any feedback is gold to me.

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Haha, those were good warhammer/steem memes! I have yet to play warhammer, but I have always wanted to try it.. You appear to have quite the collection though! I would be interested to read a review with the basics of the game mechanics and etc, I made a review of a board game the other day. It was tedious, but it was a good game so it was worth it.


Well currently, the collection is at 0 unfortunately. :( The good news is, I can definitely go out and buy everything I need to actually start this project up, and I most definitely will.

There are just a few things keeping this from resounding success. And some of it is on my end as well.

  1. A need a few more supporters.
    What's cool about this, is that I have a very decent amount of supporters. In actuality, with these guys I can definitely sustain everything I need to do, however, having more supporters will make curation more easier, and I want to be able to share this content as far and wide as I can.

  2. I need either an application or bot that can assist me in tracking who's autovoting this content, how large their vote is. This is a pretty important step, because I know for a fact that there are going to be some very interested people who want to become a part of the lore. I need this information to help me decide what's the best way to integrate them into the content.

With that being said, foundation is almost done being laid out, enough supporters are almost gathered. Just need to commission a few folks to help me get some of the initial production material to make this as high quality as it can be. Which I am looking for.

I will definitely be releasing guides on how to play, with 8th edition, a lot of the rules have been simplified. Thanks for your support friend!


I will be taking part in the lore and the choices of the Steemit Marines if allowed and if I can help push this forward like you want it to in any way.. Let me know! I will ask around a bit about a bot that can track upvotes and weight and see what I can find.. Maybe we could host a steemgig for someone to create the bot, I would toss in a few SBD's


You should swing on by the discord server, we can discuss things there!


I use to be part of a Warhammer group that would have painting competitions. The best version of x figurine or race would win a set of x. We could use voting to determine winners and the reward could be either Steem, or figures.

I already joined the discord channel, because even thought i never played the tabletop game (but i come from an RPG background, and i played a lot of the 40k computer games), along with battletech universe, Warhammer 40k is one of the most amazing sci-fi lores out there.

My computer is busted now, but i Will talk on discord later to see If there is a way for me to help with this project.


We'd love to have you on board! Thanks for showing support!

That takes me back to many hours spent painting.


There's going to be a ton of painting. But, that's just going to make great content.


Ha! :) Didn't know about your hidden talent :)

Oh man, I got the idea!! What an awesome way to unite your hobby with promoting STEEM. I'm a subcriber!

Nice and intersting post.

I haven’t played in over ten years but does Warhammer the fantasy game still exist? I use to be really into it but can’t find much info on it anymore. Also awesome idea!


Warhammer is definitely still around, and heavily updated. Gamesworkshop has really made an upward trend and are better supporting their content. Check out Warhammer Age of Sigmar. The plot has moved forward. Thanks for posting!


Awesome! I was back home for Christmas and found some old figures. Sort of peaked my interest.

I use to be into it mainly for the lore and painting, which means this is right up my alley. I’m definitely looking forward to your future posts, even though it’s 40k ;)

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nice photo you like mercenaries

I just joined Thank you for your effort to build this huge Porject
Good Luck @malicered


Thank you friend, best of luck to you too!

This is gonna be so much fun :)

And the project is sure to bring some Warhammer 40K fans over to Steemit, I'm sure :)


This project is really cool. I am especially loving the creation aspect. One important thing though is our primary focus is STEEM. We want to hype people up on why they should use steem as a currency and what makes it so much better than bitcoins. xP But naturally people will want to check out steemit im pretty sure

This is a pretty cool idea. I don't know that much about Warhammer 40K, but I know a little. This post helped me picture the kind of action this army might see, thanks.

Good thing, good luck

So you play W40K and spread the word of STEEM and STEEMIT. Now the other players learn about it and check it out, and some join.

Then in the game, your Marines are spreading the good word and conquering in the name of the great STEEM and are driven by the power of Blockchain Technology.

People will join steemit after that and find themselves spreading the good word of STEEM, and thereby find themselves forming possibly a new STEEM Marine troop and repeating the same thing, spreading STEEM in game and out. STEEM will conquer the universe!

Awesome! Very META!

Nice idea it's a good way to shar 2 passions with people that are techy enough to be interested into crypto currencies.

Having someone helping you by explaining steemit and ansering questions and provide tips about the best way to join and use te ecosystem will probably have a great turn-in ratio.

I would be more into Starcraft, but great initiative again!

@malicered Absolutely love your idea!!! I used to love 40k back in the day, chaos marines were always my choice haha, I would love to be able to support you more with this, but I'm just a lowly minnow. Will follow to keep tabs on the updates and hope you can get your project fulfilled 🙂

Maybe you should create a new tag too? #steemmarines or something like that?