Seriously - I need this again...
Nope - that wasnt enough
Are you intentionally misunderstanding me, or am I typing in a foreign language?
So, taking aside space marines, that I pointed out were original, you have evil gods, which are not unique, aliens and robots.
When you break it down NOTHING is original - EVERYTHING has been done before. ITs not what you have, its how you put it all together that makes it original.
If you read books on script writing and novel writing you will find there are something like 7 stories that can be told in an infinate number of ways. And those 7 stories fit any book or film ever made.
So, space marines are not 'original' either - there are plenty of things that pre-date 40K that have element of space marines in them, that when combined produce the space marine that we have now.
so please, dont say that, is just a useless arguement.
None of which are unique.
You seem to confuse fluff with game.
If you are going to argue that making a 10 man squad is copying, then dont shift the argument to fluff when it suits.
I will spell this out in PLAIN ENGLISH (which I thought I had already done)
1) IT is NOT individual things that make a game 'unique'. WOW has elves, LOTRS have elves - they are BOTH very different elves.
2) I did not say that GW have some 'god given right' to be the sole users of 10 man squads - what I did say is that it typifies GW games. Therefore, other games that use 10 man squads AND (and that AND is all important) use lots of other similar things from the 40K universe are copying GW. Just using 'space elves' is not copying GW - using space elves, orcs and dwarves is.
Note: I never said the fluff was not unique, but you are claiming the game (that you havent seen) is a copy of 40K.
No, I didnt. I have never ONCE mentioned the rules for the game. I think you are adding that in for me (love it when people put words in my mouth for me, saves me the effort of talking, or typing in this case).
What we know about the game is that they are going to produce armies for humans (Well thats obvious), space elves (ok), space orcs (erm...) and space dwarves (ah...).
Thats where the 'copying' tag comes in.
And, for the record - the rules of the game and the fluff are infinately connected - when you talk about one, you talk about the other (Accept in RAW/RAI arguements obviously).