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21st Jun '16 7:37:58 PM Gregzilla
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* EmotionEater: Choas mainly; the lore of Slaanesh focuses on this and messing with leadership

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* EmotionEater: Choas Chaos mainly; the lore of Slaanesh focuses on this and messing with leadershipleadership.
20th Jun '16 4:22:10 AM thatmadork
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** The Empire is.. well.. the Holy Roman Empire, and a bit of other medieval German periods also influencing it.
** Bretonnia is a combination of Age of Enlightenment ideas about Medieval England and Europe; with Arthurian myths in there to a very large extent, the whole thing set in France.
** The Lizardmen culture is a sort of {{Mayincatec}}, complete with Ancient Astronauts. Culturally closer to the Mayans, their jewelry is more Aztec inspired and their pantheon is based on the Aztec one.
** Ogres are Silk Road peoples, mainly those who guarded the Road as it passed through the mountains of Central Asia. There are some Mongol influences, as well as some Byzantine flavors in the way the Ogres simply sit on the main trade routes and grow rich.

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** The Empire is.. well.. is based on the Holy Roman Empire, with their reliance on pike-and-shot tercio armies, [[ElectiveMonarchy Elector Counts voting for their Emperor]], and the church being a bit dominant political force, but divided - in the Empire, religious wars between the followers of other medieval German periods also influencing it.
Sigmar and Ulric are common. Sigmar himself was basically a mixture of Charlemagne and Alfred the Great as a living man, and Jesus and Thor as a god.
** Bretonnia is a combination of Age of Enlightenment ideas about Medieval England and Europe; with Arthurian myths in there to a very large extent, the whole thing set in France.
France. Like France, it's also known for fine wine and cuisine and naming conventions that always make sure to use five vowels even if one will do. [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness In early editions]], Bretonnia was France just before the French Revolution, known for good duelling pistols, decadent aristocracy, and all-round rot.
** Many of the lesser human nations. Tilea is a peninsula to the south known for its splendid leaning towers, cut-throat politics and armies composed entirely of mercenaries (Renaissance Italy). Albion is an untamed island [[UsefulNotes/BritishWeather constantly soaked by rain and mist]], dotted with magical waystones and populated by few people except for naked warriors and mysterious druids (Iron-Age Britain). Marienburg is an independent city-state sandwiched between Bretonnia and the Empire, surrounded by marshlands and possessing a strong maritime and mercantile tradition (the Netherlands). Far to the east lies Cathay, a land ruled by a dragon emperor and guarded by armies of clockwork terracotta warriors, and far to the south lies Araby, a desert land with djinn and flying carpets.
** The Lizardmen culture is a sort of {{Mayincatec}}, complete with Ancient Astronauts. Culturally closer to the Mayans, their jewelry jewellery is more Aztec inspired and their pantheon is based on the Aztec one.
** Ogres are Silk Road peoples, mainly those who guarded the Road as it passed through the mountains of Central Asia. There are some Mongol influences, as well as some Byzantine flavors in the way the Ogres simply sit on the main trade routes and grow rich. Later editions have also added a prehistoric look and feel.



** Orcs and Goblins are Football Hooligans crossed with iron age Scottish Highlanders. But mostly Football Hooligans. The Savage Orcs of the southlands are based on Stone Age Africa.

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** Orcs and Goblins are Football Hooligans crossed with iron age Scottish Highlanders. But mostly Football Hooligans. The Savage Orcs of the southlands Southlands are based on Stone Age Africa.



** Araby is based on medieval ideas about Muslims, as well as the Barbary pirates.
** Tilea, which is ruled over by city-states and has a unified culture but not a unified government, is pre-Garibaldi Italy.
** Estalia is Iberia.
** Albion, where [[UsefulNotes/BritishWeather it always rains]] and is covered in mist, and where druids perform rituals with standing stones, is pre-Roman Britain.



*** The Beastmen are based on the barbarian tribes who toppled Rome.



** Cathay, with its innumerable armies and Dragon Emperor, is very transparently Ancient China.
** And Nippon is obviously Feudal Japan.
18th Jun '16 12:24:09 PM Generality
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* EthnicGod: Just about every FantasyCounterpartCulture has its own god. The most infamous are the Chaos gods worshipped by the Norsca (HeavyMetal HornyVikings), the Kislevites worship the bear god Ulric, Sigmar is the god of the Empire's state religion as well as its founder, the Bretonnians worship the Lady of the Lake (possibly a Wood Elf enchantress), etc.
** The High Elves, Dark Elves and Wood Elves worship the same gods, but in different aspects: Khaine is a WarGod for the High Elves and a god of murder for the Dark Elves. Similarly, the Skaven worship the Horned Rat, but whether he's an aspect of Nurgle or a separate divinity is blurry.
13th Jun '16 11:07:54 AM ChaoticNovelist
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The uninitiated might think that [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Warhammer]] wasn't all that bad and was a heroic fantasy land [[AWorldHalfFull on its way to getting better]] -- [[BlatantLies that's right.]] [[{{Understatement}} There were just a few]] small problems like delusional (or worse) madmen empowered by the [[EldritchAbomination Dark Gods]] to increasingly frequently lead crusades reducing the world further into hellish misery and incorporate it into the REAL hell. Then there were the rampaging hordes of [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Green]][[OurGoblinsAreDifferent skins]], scarily psychopathic aliens infesting everywhere existing only to joyously, brutally and (with [[ItAmusedMe known exceptions]]) mercilessly fight, destroy, enslave, kill and in the case of goblins malevolently torture every innocent creature they could find -- and the Greenskins were the comic relief in this setting. If you thought things would get better after that, that's just two of the [[BlueAndOrangeMorality usually]] [[BlackAndGrayMorality gray]] [[BlackAndBlackMorality forces]] inhabiting [[CrapsackWorld the world,]] which only survived as long as it did because of the eternal sacrifice of some Elven mages imprisoned in their own spell, maintaining it forever to keep the forces of Chaos from overwhelming the world like they almost did in ancient times and nigh-inevitably did anyway. [[SarcasmMode But it really could have been saved]] if only those [[SayingTooMuch tasty...]] uh... [[HumansAreBastards good-willed]] [[FantasticRacism denizens]] of it [[WhatAnIdiot would have]] [[StartOfDarkness heeded]] [[PathOfInspiration wisdom!]]

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The uninitiated might think that [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Warhammer]] Warhammer wasn't all that bad and was a heroic fantasy land [[AWorldHalfFull on its way to getting better]] -- [[BlatantLies that's right.]] [[{{Understatement}} right. There were just a few]] few small problems like delusional (or worse) madmen empowered by the [[EldritchAbomination Dark Gods]] to increasingly frequently lead crusades reducing the world further into hellish misery and incorporate it into the REAL hell. Then there were the rampaging hordes of [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Green]][[OurGoblinsAreDifferent skins]], scarily psychopathic aliens infesting everywhere existing only to joyously, brutally and (with [[ItAmusedMe known exceptions]]) exceptions) mercilessly fight, destroy, enslave, kill and in the case of goblins malevolently torture every innocent creature they could find -- and the Greenskins were the comic relief in this setting. If you thought things would get better after that, that's just two of the [[BlueAndOrangeMorality usually]] [[BlackAndGrayMorality gray]] [[BlackAndBlackMorality forces]] inhabiting [[CrapsackWorld the world,]] which only survived as long as it did because of the eternal sacrifice of some Elven mages imprisoned in their own spell, maintaining it forever to keep the forces of Chaos from overwhelming the world like they almost did in ancient times and nigh-inevitably did anyway. [[SarcasmMode But it really could have been saved]] saved if only those [[SayingTooMuch tasty...]] uh... [[HumansAreBastards good-willed]] [[FantasticRacism denizens]] of it [[WhatAnIdiot would have]] [[StartOfDarkness heeded]] [[PathOfInspiration wisdom!]]
13th Jun '16 11:05:13 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* OrderVersusChaos: Self-explanatory.

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6th Jun '16 4:09:25 AM Spencerdoken
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** Even moreso than the High Elves, the Wood Elven [[TheWildHunt Wild Riders of Kurnous]] are extreme glass cannons. Frenzied elves empowered by the god of the hunt riding huge stags and bearing armor-piercing spears, the Wild Riders hit like a ton of bricks on a charge, with masses of high-strength, high-initiative attacks that virtually always hit first...but they ride into battle shirtless and armored only in ceremonial helmets.
4th Jun '16 8:10:08 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* ContinuityReboot: ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar''
4th Jun '16 5:41:53 AM morenohijazo
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* EverybodyHatesAres: Khorne, the god of slaughter, is this. "Blood for the Blood God! Skulls for the Skull Throne!" However, he is quite popular with [[ReligionOfEvil the legions of Chaos]].
22nd May '16 10:33:54 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* DependingOnTheArtist: The Crown of Sorcery is an IconicItem for Nagash (and Azhag the Slaughterer while Nagash was dead) which looks ''completely'' different in every depiction.
26th Apr '16 9:07:50 PM Theriocephalus
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The uninitiated might think that [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Warhammer]] wasn't all that bad and was a heroic fantasy land [[AWorldHalfFull on its way to getting better]] - [[BlatantLies that's right.]] [[SchmuckBait There were just a few]] small problems like delusional (or worse) madmen empowered by the [[EldritchAbomination Dark Gods]] to increasingly frequently lead crusades reducing the world further into hellish misery and incorporate it into the REAL hell. Then there were the rampaging hordes of [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Green]][[OurGoblinsAreDifferent skins]], scarily psychopathic aliens infesting everywhere existing only to joyously, brutally and (with [[ItAmusedMe known exceptions]]) mercilessly fight, destroy, enslave, kill and in the case of goblins malevolently torture every innocent creature they could find - and the Greenskins were the comic relief in this setting. If you thought would have get better now that's just two of the [[BlueAndOrangeMorality usually]] [[BlackAndGrayMorality gray]] [[BlackAndBlackMorality forces]] inhabiting [[CrapsackWorld the world,]] which only survived because of the eternal sacrifice of some Elven mages imprisoned in their own spell, maintaining it forever to keep the forces of Chaos from overwhelming the world like they almost did in ancient times and nigh-inevitably did. [[FalseReassurance But it really could have been saved]] if only those [[SayingTooMuch tasty...]] uh... [[HumansAreBastards good-willed]] [[FantasticRacism denizens]] of it [[WhatAnIdiot would have]] [[StartOfDarkness heeded]] [[PathOfInspiration wisdom!]]

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The uninitiated might think that [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Warhammer]] wasn't all that bad and was a heroic fantasy land [[AWorldHalfFull on its way to getting better]] - -- [[BlatantLies that's right.]] [[SchmuckBait [[{{Understatement}} There were just a few]] small problems like delusional (or worse) madmen empowered by the [[EldritchAbomination Dark Gods]] to increasingly frequently lead crusades reducing the world further into hellish misery and incorporate it into the REAL hell. Then there were the rampaging hordes of [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Green]][[OurGoblinsAreDifferent skins]], scarily psychopathic aliens infesting everywhere existing only to joyously, brutally and (with [[ItAmusedMe known exceptions]]) mercilessly fight, destroy, enslave, kill and in the case of goblins malevolently torture every innocent creature they could find - -- and the Greenskins were the comic relief in this setting. If you thought things would have get better now after that, that's just two of the [[BlueAndOrangeMorality usually]] [[BlackAndGrayMorality gray]] [[BlackAndBlackMorality forces]] inhabiting [[CrapsackWorld the world,]] which only survived as long as it did because of the eternal sacrifice of some Elven mages imprisoned in their own spell, maintaining it forever to keep the forces of Chaos from overwhelming the world like they almost did in ancient times and nigh-inevitably did. [[FalseReassurance did anyway. [[SarcasmMode But it really could have been saved]] if only those [[SayingTooMuch tasty...]] uh... [[HumansAreBastards good-willed]] [[FantasticRacism denizens]] of it [[WhatAnIdiot would have]] [[StartOfDarkness heeded]] [[PathOfInspiration wisdom!]]
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