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post #91 of 94 (permalink) Old 01-17-13, 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Malus Darkblade View Post
I always cringe when someone doesn't take a liking to me on these forums.

I'm sorry I wasn't a fan of Legion of the Damned. I really am.
Erm, what?

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post #92 of 94 (permalink) Old 01-17-13, 08:45 PM
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Now Now, Xisor, what did we say about ad hominums?

(Honestly, I haven't yet read "Faces" myself, I was just passing on the fact of its existence. Sorry that you didn't enjoy it, Malus)

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In principle I would say let ADB write about traitor chapter's so far this seems to be what he does best, I know he is pitching for BA (or a BA successor chapter), however this seems unlikely,
One of the loyalist chapters that might still be cool for him are
the mentors chapter, I would really like to see them fleshed out more or the
excorcists chapter
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Originally Posted by Doelago View Post
For me Graham McNeil is really hit or miss. Either he writes a really good story, or he writes such utter crap that its a pain to get through. There seems to be no middle ground. And annoyingly he can do both of those in the same damn book. ....... I could not stand the amount of named characters from other books in it. It was obvious from the start exactly who was gona make it through. Like, no suspense at all.
100% agree. McNeil is superb at writing a story where character interaction is at the forefront. He is absolutely abysmal at writing descriptions. One minute you can't put the book down, the next minute you want to burn your eyes out with red hot pokers.

I also agree about named characters. I guess that's a problem when it comes to writing about famous 40k events. I can't lay the blame for that issue at Grahams feet though.
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