This site is an example of how methods in the digital humanities help in understanding the complexities with shared imaginary worlds. It focuses on Games Workshops Warhammer 40,000 because its ‘lore’ is a challenge for both newcomers to the setting, as well as those already invested in it. To use this tool, please feel free to add content by focusing on an event within the lore, then add your ‘insight.’ This should be more than simply an opinion. It should be a well-thought piece of information that adds significance to the event. Most critically please point to at least one published text (and add a page number, paragraph number, or ebook location).

My hopes are that certain key conversations will emerge as of interest and that as people add their insights, we will create a canvas of the most important texts that address these elements.

I will begin by offering the nature of the Emperor, his divinity, his origins, his fight with Horus, etc., as a starting point. Other conversations might begin by charting all the references to the two lost primarchs and their legions. Or maybe we might discuss what happened to Dorn, or where Russ might be.

As this tool develops, I will also add techniques for how to better articulate insights, as well as how to respond to the insights of others.