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Offline DorkyWaddles

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Is it any Coincidence the rebranding of Orcs in Age of Sigmar has as "Orruks" is similar to Urukhai?

Offline Old Stonebeard

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I mean, probably not? WHFB has always been derivative of Tolkein. If it had been my decision, I would have gone with "Oruk", but they likely felt that was too on the nose. I've also never been a fan of "Duardin", as I feel "Duradin" would be much more, well, Dwarfy.
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Offline Rowsdower

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From what i heard about name changes in 40K it was something to do with securing trademarks

Offline Old Stonebeard

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Correct, they've been moving away from their older, more generic names for some years now. Adeptus Astartes, Adeptus Sororitas, Astra Militarum, Aeldari, Drukhari, Aelfs, Duardin, Orruks, Ogors... etc.
you know you can just play 8th, right?

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You think he would tell Zak and not his staff?
Even he (Grutch) is not that insensitive

Offline Rowsdower

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I'm guessing they renamed Empire 'Cities of Sigmar' as to not confuse Star Wars fans and or to keep Disney lawyers off their backs

Offline Syphon

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From what i heard about name changes in 40K it was something to do with securing trademarks

Of course it does. They tried trademarking Space Marine, for god's sake. Them blowing up the entire fantasy world was nothing more than a thinly veiled attempt to establish trademarks on things in the public domain.
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Offline GamesPoet

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And rumor has it they're coming back to the Old World anyway.
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Offline Old Stonebeard

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Now, here's what we really aught to be talking about:

https://www.sarna.net/wiki/Fighting_Urukhai
you know you can just play 8th, right?

Quote from: Midaski
You think he would tell Zak and not his staff?
Even he (Grutch) is not that insensitive