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Warhammer Fantasy is a high fantasy universe/setting created in the 1980's by UK company Games Workshop.

It is the setting for many games:

For information about the lore and background of Warhammer Fantasy, see Warhammer Fantasy Fandom Wiki and the Lexicanum!

Influences and similar settings[]

The setting has numerous influences such as:

  • Historical events
  • Mythology
  • J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth
  • Michael Moorcock's Elric of Melninbone stories
  • The works of H.P. Lovecraft
  • The works of Fritz Leiber (especially the Swords of Lankhmar)
  • 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 and lore continuity with Warhammer Fantasy, but is for most purposes a different setting.