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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian19 Oct 2021 8:57 p.m. PST

You were asked – TMP link

Which Universe Stole More From Frank Herbert's Dune?

25% said "Warhammer 30K/40K"

6% [TIE] said "Tremors" OR "Traveller"

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP20 Oct 2021 1:55 p.m. PST

I don't think 40k would exist as it does today w/out Dune.

Mister Tibbles20 Oct 2021 5:45 p.m. PST

It would be fun to list all the IPs and altered historical armies that WH40K and WHFB blatantly ripped off back in the day, which is what made those games so interesting IMO. Rick P and company were brilliant back then.

Ghostrunner31 Oct 2021 5:01 p.m. PST

Dune
Alien/Aliens
Judge Dredd
Lord of the Rings
Starship Troopers (the novel)

And the list goes on…

The H Man26 Jan 2022 4:48 p.m. PST

Dune? Please explain.

Don't forget Terminator-androids, necrons, IG cybernetics.

Gorka Morka-Mad Max, even the names are similar.

Necromunda-paradise towers. Paradise towers-Brazil.

At a con John Rys Davies said he left Sliders because of too many movie based episodes.

ROUWetPatchBehindTheSofa30 Jan 2022 4:58 a.m. PST

There still 'borrowing' IMHO check out the definition of Tau in the appendix at the back of Dune…..

wballard17 Mar 2022 3:07 p.m. PST

Traveller is so strongly Dumarest of Terra books that I don't think there is much room left to "steal" from Dune.

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