Where did Warhammer 40k come from?

Where did Warhammer 40k come from?

Warhammer 40K was created by Rick Priestley in 1987 as a futuristic continuation to his 1983 Warhammer Fantasy Battle tabletop game.

Who created Warhammer 40k?

Rick PriestleyAlessio Cavatore

What inspired Warhammer 40k?

The main source for 40k was – simply put – WHFB. It firstly took simply FB to space. The word “Eldar” is taken directly from one of Tolkiens fictional elven languages and means “people of the stars”. “Space Marines” are taken from Joe Haldeman’s “Eternal War”, the concept of the same name is taken from there, too.

Is Warhammer 40k set in our universe?

Warhammer 40k is the future of our own Earth, and Warhammer Fantasy is not the past of our own Earth, so 40k is not the future of fantasy. However, it is possible that Fantasy takes place on a world in the 40k universe. If there is a connection between Fantasy and 40k, it actually hinges on the Slaan, of all races.

Is Warhammer 40k worth?

40k is a premium hobby and absolutely worth it. It will provide you decades of enjoyment. But only if you can spend thousands of dollars comfortably on your hobby. Only if manually assembling, painting, and crafting your army most evenings sounds ok.

Is Warhammer a nerd?

No, Warhammer isn’t for nerds and people who don’t have partners.

How much does it cost to play Warhammer 40k?

To go from having nothing in 40K to having the required books, a 2,000pt army (standard size), with some hobby supplies, is $815. It’s often joked that they call the game Warhammer 40,000 because it costs $40,000 to play the game. Well, it’s not that much, but it’s not a cheap hobby either.

What came first Warhammer or Warcraft?

So Warhammer was released 3 years earlier than Warcraft. Games Workshop has never changed their name, and has been in operation for 33 years. Blizzard; 14 years with its current name.

Did Warhammer rip off Warcraft?

No, they call games “WoW clones” because the follow the basic premise gameplay wise. Warcraft is a video game, Warhammer is a tabletop game. That’s like calling Warhammer a Monopoly clone because they both use dice and game pieces that you move.

Is Warhammer a blizzard?

Nope. Warhammer came out well before Warcraft and they are both separate. Supposedly StarCraft and Warcraft were going to be Warhammer 40k/Warhammer Fantasy games originally, but disputes were had and blizzard opted for their own IP/universe instead.

Was Warcraft originally a Warhammer game?

This has led to all kinds of allegations and whispers, ranging from Blizzard directly ripping off Games Workshop’s fantasy universe (which was created in 1983) to the original Warcraft starting life as a Warhammer game. The truth, as it often is, lies somewhere in between.

What inspired Warcraft?

According to Bob Fitch, the theme for Warcraft was inspired by the vikings of The Lost Vikings, combined with masses of creatures under their automated control similar to Lemmings, and adding the multiplayer element of having these opposing masses of vikings meet up and fight each other.

Does Warhammer Fantasy still exist?

Sadly, the old Warhammer World was destroyed during a campaign known as The End Times. However, the Intellectual Property is still owned by GW so there maybe stories, specialist games, etc in the future.