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  • This month, Cold Open Stories is celebrating its 2 year anniversary.

    To commemorate this, we’re sharing some words from the cast and collaborators behind our audio dramas. But that’s not all. If you haven’t been to coldopenstories.com, you’re only getting half the experience. On this episode we’ll also be checking in with writers from our short fiction anthologies, fast fiction writing contest, and immersive writing game. Stay tuned to the end, and you’ll also hear the winner of our latest Fast Fiction contest - The Stars Are Cold.

    So here’s to 2 years. We’re just getting started.

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    This audio drama is 100% unofficial and in no way endorsed or supported by Games Workshop. Cold Open Stories is a place for fans to come together, enjoy audio dramas, write stories, and in the end YOU audition to play the parts! Find our latest casting call on www.coldopenstories.com

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    All © Copyright Games Workshop Limited 2021. GW, Games Workshop, BL Publishing, Black Library, Forge World, Citadel, White Dwarf, The Horus Heresy, The Horus Heresy Eye logo, Space Marine, 40K, Warhammer, Warhammer Digital, Warhammer 40,000, the ‘Aquila’ Double-headed Eagle logo, Genestealer Cult, Tyranids, Genestealers, and all associated logos, illustrations, images, names, creatures, races, vehicles, locations, weapons, characters, and the distinctive likenesses thereof, are either ® or TM, and/or © Games Workshop Limited, variably registered around the world. All Rights Reserved.

  • Living in the dilapidation and overcrowding of the hive slums, opportunities for KATYA TSALPAROV have been few and far between. Making it through the gruelling audition process to become a radio newsreader for The Vox, Katya has every reason to be happy – until she discovers truths and propaganda that conflict with the life she’s been born into. This audio drama is 100% unofficial and in no way endorsed or supported by Games Workshop.

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    This audio drama is 100% unofficial and in no way endorsed or supported by Games Workshop. Cold Open Stories is a place for fans to come together, enjoy audio dramas, write stories, and in the end YOU audition to play the parts! Find our latest casting call on www.coldopenstories.com

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    All © Copyright Games Workshop Limited 2019. GW, Games Workshop, BL Publishing, Black Library, Forge World, Citadel, White Dwarf, The Horus Heresy, The Horus Heresy Eye logo, Space Marine, 40K, Warhammer, Warhammer Digital, Warhammer 40,000, the ‘Aquila’ Double-headed Eagle logo, Genestealer Cult, Tyranids, Genestealers, and all associated logos, illustrations, images, names, creatures, races, vehicles, locations, weapons, characters, and the distinctive likenesses thereof, are either ® or TM, and/or © Games Workshop Limited, variably registered around the world. All Rights Reserved.

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  • The lost and the damned – this is the name given to souls who shun the Holy Light of the Emperor. Among them are Rudolf Nusz, a ‘golden-boy’ guardsman who hid his sadism before turning against the Imperium. When a mutiny goes wrong, he attempts to flee the powers of Chaos but is dragged back in by former ally Sebastian Kent. Together, the two men embark on a path of violence to save a traitor ’s spirit from crossing over to the other side, all while their twin capacities for murder and torture propel them into a war between mankind’s worst natures.

    -----This audio drama is 100% unofficial and in no way endorsed or supported by Games Workshop.

    Cold Open Stories is a place for fans to come together, enjoy audio dramas, write stories, and in the end YOU audition to play the parts! Find our latest casting call on www.coldopenstories.com

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    All © Copyright Games Workshop Limited 2019. GW, Games Workshop, BL Publishing, Black Library, Forge World, Citadel, White Dwarf, The Horus Heresy, The Horus Heresy Eye logo, Space Marine, 40K, Warhammer, Warhammer Digital, Warhammer 40,000, the ‘Aquila’ Double-headed Eagle logo, Genestealer Cult, Tyranids, Genestealers, and all associated logos, illustrations, images, names, creatures, races, vehicles, locations, weapons, characters, and the distinctive likenesses thereof, are either ® or TM, and/or © Games Workshop Limited, variably registered around the world. All Rights Reserved.

  • The lost and the damned – this is the name given to souls who shun the Holy Light of the Emperor. Among them are Rudolf Nusz, a ‘golden-boy’ guardsman who hid his sadism before turning against the Imperium. When a mutiny goes wrong, he attempts to flee the powers of Chaos but is dragged back in by former ally Sebastian Kent. Together, the two men embark on a path of violence to save a traitor ’s spirit from crossing over to the other side, all while their twin capacities for murder and torture propel them into a war between mankind’s worst natures.

    -----This audio drama is 100% unofficial and in no way endorsed or supported by Games Workshop.

    Cold Open Stories is a place for fans to come together, enjoy audio dramas, write stories, and in the end YOU audition to play the parts! Find our latest casting call on www.coldopenstories.com

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    All © Copyright Games Workshop Limited 2019. GW, Games Workshop, BL Publishing, Black Library, Forge World, Citadel, White Dwarf, The Horus Heresy, The Horus Heresy Eye logo, Space Marine, 40K, Warhammer, Warhammer Digital, Warhammer 40,000, the ‘Aquila’ Double-headed Eagle logo, Genestealer Cult, Tyranids, Genestealers, and all associated logos, illustrations, images, names, creatures, races, vehicles, locations, weapons, characters, and the distinctive likenesses thereof, are either ® or TM, and/or © Games Workshop Limited, variably registered around the world. All Rights Reserved.

  • The lost and the damned – this is the name given to souls who shun the Holy Light of the Emperor. Among them are Rudolf Nusz, a ‘golden-boy’ guardsman who hid his sadism before turning against the Imperium. When a mutiny goes wrong, he attempts to flee the powers of Chaos but is dragged back in by former ally Sebastian Kent. Together, the two men embark on a path of violence to save a traitor ’s spirit from crossing over to the other side, all while their twin capacities for murder and torture propel them into a war between mankind’s worst natures.

    -----This audio drama is 100% unofficial and in no way endorsed or supported by Games Workshop.

    Cold Open Stories is a place for fans to come together, enjoy audio dramas, write stories, and in the end YOU audition to play the parts! Find our latest casting call on www.coldopenstories.com

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    All © Copyright Games Workshop Limited 2019. GW, Games Workshop, BL Publishing, Black Library, Forge World, Citadel, White Dwarf, The Horus Heresy, The Horus Heresy Eye logo, Space Marine, 40K, Warhammer, Warhammer Digital, Warhammer 40,000, the ‘Aquila’ Double-headed Eagle logo, Genestealer Cult, Tyranids, Genestealers, and all associated logos, illustrations, images, names, creatures, races, vehicles, locations, weapons, characters, and the distinctive likenesses thereof, are either ® or TM, and/or © Games Workshop Limited, variably registered around the world. All Rights Reserved.

  • The lost and the damned – this is the name given to souls who shun the Holy Light of the Emperor. Among them are Rudolf Nusz, a ‘golden-boy’ guardsman who hid his sadism before turning against the Imperium. When a mutiny goes wrong, he attempts to flee the powers of Chaos but is dragged back in by former ally Sebastian Kent. Together, the two men embark on a path of violence to save a traitor ’s spirit from crossing over to the other side, all while their twin capacities for murder and torture propel them into a war between mankind’s worst natures.

    -----This audio drama is 100% unofficial and in no way endorsed or supported by Games Workshop.

    Cold Open Stories is a place for fans to come together, enjoy audio dramas, write stories, and in the end YOU audition to play the parts! Find our latest casting call on www.coldopenstories.com

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    All © Copyright Games Workshop Limited 2019. GW, Games Workshop, BL Publishing, Black Library, Forge World, Citadel, White Dwarf, The Horus Heresy, The Horus Heresy Eye logo, Space Marine, 40K, Warhammer, Warhammer Digital, Warhammer 40,000, the ‘Aquila’ Double-headed Eagle logo, Genestealer Cult, Tyranids, Genestealers, and all associated logos, illustrations, images, names, creatures, races, vehicles, locations, weapons, characters, and the distinctive likenesses thereof, are either ® or TM, and/or © Games Workshop Limited, variably registered around the world. All Rights Reserved.

  • The lost and the damned – this is the name given to souls who shun the Holy Light of the Emperor. Among them are Rudolf Nusz, a ‘golden-boy’ guardsman who hid his sadism before turning against the Imperium. When a mutiny goes wrong, he attempts to flee the powers of Chaos but is dragged back in by former ally Sebastian Kent. Together, the two men embark on a path of violence to save a traitor ’s spirit from crossing over to the other side, all while their twin capacities for murder and torture propel them into a war between mankind’s worst natures.

    -----This audio drama is 100% unofficial and in no way endorsed or supported by Games Workshop.

    Cold Open Stories is a place for fans to come together, enjoy audio dramas, write stories, and in the end YOU audition to play the parts! Find our latest casting call on www.coldopenstories.com

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    All © Copyright Games Workshop Limited 2019. GW, Games Workshop, BL Publishing, Black Library, Forge World, Citadel, White Dwarf, The Horus Heresy, The Horus Heresy Eye logo, Space Marine, 40K, Warhammer, Warhammer Digital, Warhammer 40,000, the ‘Aquila’ Double-headed Eagle logo, Genestealer Cult, Tyranids, Genestealers, and all associated logos, illustrations, images, names, creatures, races, vehicles, locations, weapons, characters, and the distinctive likenesses thereof, are either ® or TM, and/or © Games Workshop Limited, variably registered around the world. All Rights Reserved.

  • The award-nominated production team Cold Open Stories has released its immersive, unofficial, collaborative writing game “Inquisitor: Doctrina Malum”. Assume the role of an Inquisitorial Agent searching for threats to the Imperium, earning achievements, and building a catalog of the galaxy’s terrors in an experience described as “SCP Foundation meet Black Library”.

    We’d like to thank all of you for your support over the past few months as we’ve developed this project. We’re excited to see what strange, deadly, and weird characters and scenarios you develop in the grimdark world of Warhammer 40,0000.

    Head over to coldopenstories.com to join the Inquisition.

  • On a savage jungle world, the Eldar Bonesinger Benneruin and her warrior companion Gontelar survey a seawall interwoven with wraithbone and volcanic stone. The structure is silent, save for a strange choral hum, and as the pair enter it to collect a legendary prize, their journey will tap into a story crossing time and space with the mythic War in Heaven.

    -----This audio drama is 100% unofficial and in no way endorsed or supported by Games Workshop.

    Cold Open Stories is a place for fans to come together, enjoy audio dramas, write stories, and in the end YOU audition to play the parts! Find our latest casting call on www.coldopenstories.com

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    All © Copyright Games Workshop Limited 2019. GW, Games Workshop, BL Publishing, Black Library, Forge World, Citadel, White Dwarf, The Horus Heresy, The Horus Heresy Eye logo, Space Marine, 40K, Warhammer, Warhammer Digital, Warhammer 40,000, the ‘Aquila’ Double-headed Eagle logo, Genestealer Cult, Tyranids, Genestealers, and all associated logos, illustrations, images, names, creatures, races, vehicles, locations, weapons, characters, and the distinctive likenesses thereof, are either ® or TM, and/or © Games Workshop Limited, variably registered around the world. All Rights Reserved.

  • On a savage jungle world, the Eldar Bonesinger Benneruin and her warrior companion Gontelar survey a seawall interwoven with wraithbone and volcanic stone. The structure is silent, save for a strange choral hum, and as the pair enter it to collect a legendary prize, their journey will tap into a story crossing time and space with the mythic War in Heaven.

    -----This audio drama is 100% unofficial and in no way endorsed or supported by Games Workshop.

    Cold Open Stories is a place for fans to come together, enjoy audio dramas, write stories, and in the end YOU audition to play the parts! Find our latest casting call on www.coldopenstories.com

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    All © Copyright Games Workshop Limited 2019. GW, Games Workshop, BL Publishing, Black Library, Forge World, Citadel, White Dwarf, The Horus Heresy, The Horus Heresy Eye logo, Space Marine, 40K, Warhammer, Warhammer Digital, Warhammer 40,000, the ‘Aquila’ Double-headed Eagle logo, Genestealer Cult, Tyranids, Genestealers, and all associated logos, illustrations, images, names, creatures, races, vehicles, locations, weapons, characters, and the distinctive likenesses thereof, are either ® or TM, and/or © Games Workshop Limited, variably registered around the world. All Rights Reserved.

  • On a savage jungle world, the Eldar Bonesinger Benneruin and her warrior companion Gontelar survey a seawall interwoven with wraithbone and volcanic stone. The structure is silent, save for a strange choral hum, and as the pair enter it to collect a legendary prize, their journey will tap into a story crossing time and space with the mythic War in Heaven.

    -----This audio drama is 100% unofficial and in no way endorsed or supported by Games Workshop.

    Cold Open Stories is a place for fans to come together, enjoy audio dramas, write stories, and in the end YOU audition to play the parts! Find our latest casting call on www.coldopenstories.com

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    All © Copyright Games Workshop Limited 2019. GW, Games Workshop, BL Publishing, Black Library, Forge World, Citadel, White Dwarf, The Horus Heresy, The Horus Heresy Eye logo, Space Marine, 40K, Warhammer, Warhammer Digital, Warhammer 40,000, the ‘Aquila’ Double-headed Eagle logo, Genestealer Cult, Tyranids, Genestealers, and all associated logos, illustrations, images, names, creatures, races, vehicles, locations, weapons, characters, and the distinctive likenesses thereof, are either ® or TM, and/or © Games Workshop Limited, variably registered around the world. All Rights Reserved.

  • When a massive Tyranid fleet appears in orbit, Connor Daly and his son Jatrus must escape the global cataclysm by fleeing into the tunnels beneath their Imperial hive city. Trapped miles below ground, what they find is a Genestealer uprising of monstrous proportions and the spectres of their own family trauma.

    -----This audio drama is 100% unofficial and in no way endorsed or supported by Games Workshop.

    Cold Open Stories is a place for fans to come together, enjoy audio dramas, write stories, and in the end YOU audition to play the parts! Find our latest casting call on www.coldopenstories.com

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    All © Copyright Games Workshop Limited 2019. GW, Games Workshop, BL Publishing, Black Library, Forge World, Citadel, White Dwarf, The Horus Heresy, The Horus Heresy Eye logo, Space Marine, 40K, Warhammer, Warhammer Digital, Warhammer 40,000, the ‘Aquila’ Double-headed Eagle logo, Genestealer Cult, Tyranids, Genestealers, and all associated logos, illustrations, images, names, creatures, races, vehicles, locations, weapons, characters, and the distinctive likenesses thereof, are either ® or TM, and/or © Games Workshop Limited, variably registered around the world. All Rights Reserved.

  • Inquisitor: Doctrina Malum is an unofficial, immersive, collaborative-fiction project set in the universe of Warhammer 40,000.

    Participants assume the role of an aspiring Inquisitor, interact with members of their Ordo, and catalog their activities as mission logs within the community.

    As a community, participants help fill out the story by submitting creative writing briefs and engaging in fan-made content.

    If you’re a fan of Warhammer 40,000: Dark Heresy, Inq28, the SCP Foundation, or alternate-reality RPGs, you will feel right at home.

    Find out more at www.coldopenstories.com/experience

    -----Our audio dramas are 100% unofficial and are in no way endorsed or supported by Games Workshop.

    Cold Open Stories is a place for fans to come together, enjoy audio dramas, write stories, and in the end YOU audition to play the parts! Find our latest casting call on www.coldopenstories.com

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    All © Copyright Games Workshop Limited 2019. GW, Games Workshop, BL Publishing, Black Library, Forge World, Citadel, White Dwarf, The Horus Heresy, The Horus Heresy Eye logo, Space Marine, 40K, Warhammer, Warhammer Digital, Warhammer 40,000, the ‘Aquila’ Double-headed Eagle logo, Genestealer Cult, Tyranids, Genestealers, and all associated logos, illustrations, images, names, creatures, races, vehicles, locations, weapons, characters, and the distinctive likenesses thereof, are either ® or TM, and/or © Games Workshop Limited, variably registered around the world. All Rights Reserved.

  • When a massive Tyranid fleet appears in orbit, Connor Daly and his son Jatrus must escape the global cataclysm by fleeing into the tunnels beneath their Imperial hive city. Trapped miles below ground, what they find is a Genestealer uprising of monstrous proportions and the spectres of their own family trauma.

    -----This audio drama is 100% unofficial and in no way endorsed or supported by Games Workshop.

    Cold Open Stories is a place for fans to come together, enjoy audio dramas, write stories, and in the end YOU audition to play the parts! Find our latest casting call on www.coldopenstories.com

    -----

    All © Copyright Games Workshop Limited 2019. GW, Games Workshop, BL Publishing, Black Library, Forge World, Citadel, White Dwarf, The Horus Heresy, The Horus Heresy Eye logo, Space Marine, 40K, Warhammer, Warhammer Digital, Warhammer 40,000, the ‘Aquila’ Double-headed Eagle logo, Genestealer Cult, Tyranids, Genestealers, and all associated logos, illustrations, images, names, creatures, races, vehicles, locations, weapons, characters, and the distinctive likenesses thereof, are either ® or TM, and/or © Games Workshop Limited, variably registered around the world. All Rights Reserved.

  • When a massive Tyranid fleet appears in orbit, Connor Daly and his son Jatrus must escape the global cataclysm by fleeing into the tunnels beneath their Imperial hive city. Trapped miles below ground, what they find is a Genestealer uprising of monstrous proportions and the spectres of their own family trauma.

    -----This audio drama is 100% unofficial and in no way endorsed or supported by Games Workshop.

  • Embroiled in a campaign of war profiteering, the pirate Theolen Al-Amir encounters a sect of machine-venerating cultists led by the priestess Heironomyia Bosch. The pair are at first fascinated by each others’ motivations, but ideological differences will test their alliance as the cultists’ pilgrimage draws closer to their promised land – the holy forge world of Mars.

    -----This audio drama is 100% unofficial and in no way endorsed or supported by Games Workshop.

  • Embroiled in a campaign of war profiteering, the pirate Theolen Al-Amir encounters a sect of machine-venerating cultists led by the priestess Heironomyia Bosch. The pair are at first fascinated by each others’ motivations, but ideological differences will test their alliance as the cultists’ pilgrimage draws closer to their promised land – the holy forge world of Mars.

    -----This audio drama is 100% unofficial and in no way endorsed or supported by Games Workshop.

  • Embroiled in a campaign of war profiteering, the pirate Theolen Al-Amir encounters a sect of machine-venerating cultists led by the priestess Heironomyia Bosch. The pair are at first fascinated by each others’ motivations, but ideological differences will test their alliance as the cultists’ pilgrimage draws closer to their promised land – the holy forge world of Mars.

    -----This audio drama is 100% unofficial and in no way endorsed or supported by Games Workshop.

  • Embroiled in a campaign of war profiteering, the pirate Theolen Al-Amir encounters a sect of machine-venerating cultists led by the priestess Heironomyia Bosch. The pair are at first fascinated by each others’ motivations, but ideological differences will test their alliance as the cultists’ pilgrimage draws closer to their promised land – the holy forge world of Mars.

    -----This audio drama is 100% unofficial and in no way endorsed or supported by Games Workshop.

  • Embroiled in a campaign of war profiteering, the pirate Theolen Al-Amir encounters a sect of machine-venerating cultists led by the priestess Heironomyia Bosch. The pair are at first fascinated by each others’ motivations, but ideological differences will test their alliance as the cultists’ pilgrimage draws closer to their promised land – the holy forge world of Mars.

    -----This audio drama is 100% unofficial and in no way endorsed or supported by Games Workshop.