The Lore Explainer

Credit: Robert “TheChirurgeon” Jones

In our Lore Explainer series, we take deep dives into the lore behind specific stories, factions, characters, and topics, talking about their backstory and how they came to be. From Warhammer to Magic to classic literature, our plan is to eventually cover it all.


The Age of Sigmar is relatively new by wargame standards but the mortal realms have already accumulated a pretty large amount of lore and backstory, bolstered by the team’s willingness to shake things up with new campaign books.

General Lore

Faction Lore


Blood Bowl has a history of fun lore, with stories of teams both great and terrible.


The LotR series and the associated encyclopedia of backstory that goes with them have a ton to dive into, and we have no shortage of authors ready to talk about it.


The Warhammer 40k universe is big. Really big. There are a ton of stories to read in it as well, from the Horus Heresy to the Fall of Cadia and beyond.

Imperium Lore

Tyranids Lore

Aeldari Lore


Have any questions or feedback? Any topics you’d like us to cover next? shoot us an email at contact@goonhammer.comor better yet – hop on over to our Discord and ask us there.