World Of Warcraft Lore

Experience Warcraft lore in a bite-sized, TL;DR version WoW Lore TLDR offers a minimalist overview for the lore of World of Warcraft so that you can see the story at a glance and cover the important concepts. There are popups for key words or ideas to look a little further into each section. It’s basically like Spark Notes but for Warcraft. Remember Spark Notes?...

Catch up on lore with our guide to Warcraft in print Since the release of Warcraft: Orcs & Humans back in 1994, Blizzard has been building a massive universe around the world of Azeroth. That’s 22 years of story to catch up on — and 22 years worth of novels, short stories, comics, and other reading material. Where exactly do you begin, if you want to...




Warcraft in Print
Catch up on lore with our guide to Warcraft in print Since the release of Warcraft: Orcs & Humans back in 1994, Blizzard has been building a massive universe around the world of Azeroth. That’s 22 years of story to catch up on — and 22 years worth of novels, short stories, comics, and other reading material. Where exactly do you begin, if you want to...

Know Your Lore: Recommended reading for Legion The Warcraft universe and its lore is pretty vast and expansive. Let’s face it, we’re looking at twenty years worth of games and written lore here, which is a crazy amount for any one person to process. There’s also been a lot of novels, graphic novels, short stories and comics released over the years as...

Know Your Lore: The Warcraft movie and canon lore As we gear up for the Warcraft movie — there are just a few short weeks to go for American audiences, and even less time for international viewers — gamers are still wondering just how it fits into the RTS and MMO story we already know. While we already have hints into the movieverse with the...

Role Play: When lore breaks roleplay The title of this column might seem a little odd to some. After all, it’s pretty common to find instances of when roleplay breaks lore — as in someone decided to go against known lore to add their own spin on their character. But even though it’s rarer to find, sometimes you’ll run into the...




Breakfast Topic: Where are the Warlords novels? I will fully admit that I really like reading the various Warcraft novels out there. Obviously I have my favorites, but one of those things I always look forward to with every expansion is the release of new novels and some new story addition to the massive pile of Warcraft canon. I’m a little puzzled...

Warcraft history
Role Play: Warcraft history and roleplaying character development When creating a character for roleplay, an almost immediate gut reaction is to incorporate as much of Warcraft's vast tapestry of history into your character's own background as humanly possible. After all, some races are so deeply entrenched in Warcraft's lore it seems almost necessary to plot and plan out exactly what happened to your character during each and every war.



Know Your Lore: The Burning of Draenor We've seen that in many ways this Draenor seems to mirror the one we know today as Outland, which suggests that The Burning Legion is coming... but probably not in the way we expect.

Know Your Lore: What is the story of Warlords of Draenor? Warlords of Draenor ushered our characters back to the world of Draenor — a slightly altered, different version of Draenor, but Draenor nonetheless. It introduced characters we’ve never seen in the context of Warcraft‘s MMO before, big names from the RTS games that preceded WoW. Blackhand, Grommash Hellscream, Kilrogg Deadeye, Durotan, Kargath Bladefist, and many...