Warhammer Fantasy

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Warhammer Fantasy is a high fantasy universe created in the 1980's by Games Workshop as the setting for a pen and paper RPG, and later a tabletop miniature war game. It is the setting of Total War: Warhammer and its sequels TWW2 and TWW3.

For information about the lore/background of Warhammer Fantasy, see Warhammer Fantasy Wikia and the Lexicanum!

Influences and similar settings[edit | edit source]

The setting has numerous influences such as:

  • Historical events
  • Mythology
  • J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth
  • Michael Moorcock's Elric stories
  • The works of H.P. Lovecraft
  • The Swords of Lankhmar - a novel by Fritz Leiber
  • Runequest - a pen and paper RPG set in the world of Glorantha

In turn, Warhammer has influenced other fantasy settings such as Electronic Arts/Bioware's Dragon Age and Activision/Blizzard's Warcraft.

Warhammer Fantasy eventually influenced the creation of Warhammer 40,000, a separate science fiction/science fantasy universe by Games Workshop.

The setting should not be confused with Age of Sigmar which has some similarities but is for all intents and purposes a different setting.