Just out of curiosity...

Started by Saim-Dann, May 17, 2017, 04:09:33 PM

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Saim-Dann

Why does everybody paint pink gums and tongues on green blooded Orks? 

The GrimSqueaker

Contrast. So the model looks more detailed and appealing to the eye. Otherwise they'd kind of look like army men without the charm.

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Saim-Dann

Have seen one bloke do the three shades of green and it looks amazing when done right. They actually look like fighting fungi.

The GrimSqueaker

You may be surprised yet not everyone wants them to be maniac mushrooms. A small but dedicated resistance remembers when they weren't.  ;)

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Saim-Dann

When weren't they? The Lord of the Rings had them as fungi in 1949.

The GrimSqueaker

Way back in the dawn of time GW didn't bother to explain Orks. They were Orcs In Space. Then there were questions of where were the female Orks (other than Bloodbowl cheerleaders but we'll pretend they're drag Orks) and Ork children. Space Marines slaughtering Ork dependents would have been a bad optic even in a universe of exploding guardsmen and endless Elf torture. Thus we were given the fungus hybrid story which itself has slowly mutated as edition become edition.

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Saim-Dann

Nice explanation, GrimSqueaker.
If your not an author of something, you should be.
The diagrams of the birth/sprouting of the Orks in the 2nd ed Codex was the exact process Tolkien described in his novel, and was shown later in the movie.

The GrimSqueaker

Cool, yet the explanation for why people paint Ork gums and tongues the way they do still stands.

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Saim-Dann

Fare enough!
Have always thought an almost black, green would look mean as.
Oh well. Looks like I'll have to experiment on my own Ork, if and when I get one, to see how it goes.

The GrimSqueaker

My 2nd Ed is lost somewhere in the Dreaded Storage Rooms (yes, we have more than one) and Rogue Trader didn't say anything at all about it (being that it was *very* background light, as it were) so I'd say I'm seeing the Ork background through Nostalgia Googles. My bad.  :)

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Saim-Dann

G'day again Grimsqueaker!
LotR did describe their Orks as fungi, aaand GW didn't give THEIR Orks a background till 2nd ed. So we were both right, mate. So put your Nostalgia goggles back on and keep on gaming.

SKEETERGOD

There was an "article" in one of the rule books (I think it was 4th ed) that described why orks have red blood even though they are plant based aliens. So, red blood means red lips, and red tongue, as well as other organs of the body. 
"It needs but one foe to breed a war. And even those who have not swords can still die upon them" (Lady Eowyn)
     We orks are not about being the hero; We orks are about being the mob.
                         
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Skeetergod: (adj) A crazy fascination for all things combustible mixed with an unhealty lust for red paint. see also Speed Freak

Saim-Dann

G'day SKEETERGOD!
I skipped 4th ed so that's why it was a mystery to me. Thanks for the clarification.

SKEETERGOD

If you don't want to paint their lips and tongues red, at least paint your trukks, buggies, coptas, bikes, battle wagons, and planes red.  ;D
"It needs but one foe to breed a war. And even those who have not swords can still die upon them" (Lady Eowyn)
     We orks are not about being the hero; We orks are about being the mob.
                         
Quote from: angel of death 007
Skeetergod: (adj) A crazy fascination for all things combustible mixed with an unhealty lust for red paint. see also Speed Freak

Saim-Dann

Bwahaha!
Fastest fungi in the west.

SKEETERGOD

#15
And I forgot; looted wagons. Maybe with the new rules they will come back so we can again do what orks love to do.... loot stuff left on the battlefield.
"It needs but one foe to breed a war. And even those who have not swords can still die upon them" (Lady Eowyn)
     We orks are not about being the hero; We orks are about being the mob.
                         
Quote from: angel of death 007
Skeetergod: (adj) A crazy fascination for all things combustible mixed with an unhealty lust for red paint. see also Speed Freak

Saim-Dann

Niiiiice!
Love your work, SKEETERGOD. I take it there's a Space Wolf player in your group. Your boyz have gleaned a lot of their stuff.

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