It is well known that the Warhammer world was created out of a concoction of literary, mythological and historical sources, and I have traced many of them in my ‘WFRP Story’ posts. Below I have attempted to summarise this graphically. The infographic charts the various influences on the key elements of the world of WFRP‘s first edition. Inevitably it simplifies relationships and conceals some of the subtleties, but I think it provides an interesting overview. The image can also be downloaded from here.
I have also presented the same information in the form of a pie chart. This suggests the WFRP1 setting is 53% mythology, 25% literature and 22% history! Of course, that is based on very crude and almost certainly misleading assumptions about the weighting of individual elements. I simply assign each element from the diagram above equal importance. It probably understates the significance of Michael Moorcock, for example. But it’s a starting point.
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