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Yeah, this comes up a lot, but they arn't.
 

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In some of the very early fluff it was hinted that the Warhammer World was a planet in the 40K universe that's cut off from the rest of the galaxy by a massive warpstorm. Mind you, in the early editions chaos champions could get "magic" items like plasma pistols as gifts from the gods. Since then, they have consciously tried to separate the two universes, although the isolated world theory would explain a lot.
 

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They arn't connected. GW has come out and said they arn't.
 

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I prefer to hold to the alternate reality theory (or as I like to call it- the Sandwich Theory), whereby the Fantasy world is an alternate reality of Earth, explaining the extremely similar geography and etymology of it, with the Warp or Realm of Chaos being the connecting reality that separates the two.

This explains why the same Gods appear in both realities and also why the Old Ones appear as major players in both realms, being the masters of travelling through the warp and also the creators of the web way and it's associated portals.
 

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Hum spiky, would never have thought to look at it like that, but it does make since none the less. I always thought that it was in a diffenrt galxey or something like that.
 

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I've always wondered if WHFB takes place on only one planet. Makes sense since there is not any space age tech. That planet would suck to make a life on.
 

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Even though GW has said they are separate universes with no tie-ins or crossover to each other, I too like to think that they are the same universe, just different times. Main reason behind that is the same ruinous powers of chaos in fantasy and in 40k and in the past there was the rare crossover piece of equipment or oddity.

I also like the lost world theory too, it works.
 

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yeah even for a time people were "theorizing" that Sigmar of WHFBs was indeed one of the lost primarchs of one of the two missing legions.

It was a nice little fantasy in the past, but they're pretty much done with allowing the "theory" to exist. In addition if it were true how did all the other races get trapped on this lowly planet unable to reconnect with their space faring brethren? In addition to even that what a coincidence that Orcs, Elves, Dark Elves, Dwarves (Squats), and humans all ended up on this planet altogether.
 

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In addition if it were true how did all the other races get trapped on this lowly planet unable to reconnect with their space faring brethren? In addition to even that what a coincidence that Orcs, Elves, Dark Elves, Dwarves (Squats), and humans all ended up on this planet altogether.
Someone at GW (or whatever they called themselves before they were GW) must have read a lot of J.R.R. Tolkien. He had dwarves, orcs, elves, humans, trolls, beasties, dragons, halflings, goblins, sorcerers and other "fantasy" creatures all thought up on one world too. So, no real creativity or huge thought process put into it by GW, it was already done for them.
 

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Oh I totally agree. I think they started out as Citadel and then Citadel took over the miniature side of things. I still wonder how they got the rights to use so many from the Tolkien lore I'm sure it cost them a pretty penny.
Probably because the Tolkien estate has no copyright on the various races, they existed in literature before J.R.R Tolkien's work.
 

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Probably because the Tolkien estate has no copyright on the various races, they existed in literature before J.R.R Tolkien's work.
Oh absolutely, I was just referencing the fact that he put them all on one world to duke it out for supremacy. The "idea" was nothing new.
 
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