MMORPG.com had the opportunity to sit down with Games Workshop's Erik Mogensen for a quick Q&A about Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning and the Warhammer franchise in general.
Q: Does Games Workshop have any plans to launch miniatures that will relate to Warhammer Online? Is there a possibility weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll see an Age of Reckoning campaign for the table top as well?
A: We keep these two parts of the business (Licensing and Tabletop Wargames) completely separate, and most of the time we donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t engage in cross-overs like that. We make sure each stays consistent with the other of course, but itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s very difficult to coordinate the activities of two such different businesses, each working with huge lead times. So, we donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t generally plan for it, but if the guys in our design studio see an element in WAR that they really like, theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re free to use it and put it in the tabletop game.
With Dawn of War, Relic needed a builder unit for the Eldar Ã¢â‚¬( someone to construct their bases. For years weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve mentioned that the Eldar have Bonesingers, essentially psychics who manipulate Wraithbone (a super-strong psychoactive plastic material) to construct their buildings and war machines. WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d never revealed what they look like, although I was able to get Relic some concept art and so they had their builder unit. GWÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s design studio liked RelicÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s take on the Bonesinger so much, that they took RelicÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s design and turned it into a promotional miniature. Only time will tell if something similar will happen with WAR. So far our studio has been very impressed with all of the concept art theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve seen.