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Just seen this pop by and so.
Your missing one key point here, espechily on your Ork / IN RP comparison. I have read both latest and original Warhammer books like inquisition war serris.
Orks, are close to the cultural negetive atrabutes and strotypes of the time. Your same ill educated, more durable and so argument is a historical view point of the tome long proved wrong.
Warhammer. And its core nature is dark joke, the ork race especially has a joke nature to soften things, and the sheer brutality, of a race that is basically fungal omnicide.
I fact many races, often have a small aspect that counters the darker, or potential negetive refrence used. You it seemed relised a link but not used somthing to soften that link or make it less direct. Dark eldar are sadistic as hell, but they also troollish. Orks are viola t with humour. Mankind facepalm in stupidity, while also casually making Nazi Germanny or a gulag holiday camps espechily whwn grey knights kill just for knowing somthing. Again, chaos as some form of releof, for a group who have the darkest in the experiments of honsou and fabius bile.
There lies a uncomfortable refrence. I would just suggest you think about it, and while no one been majorly offended, just be careful that the ground your on is a a little thinner than you probbly want be on comfortablely.
So please just consider the points, as it seems you have a good idea but may want to consider your use of refrence and contexts.
This roleplay wasn't based on Warhammer 40,000. I actually wanted to mix themes from Warhammer Fantasy, Skyrim, and Warcraft here to be honest with you.
They're only "ill educated" because they were former slaves and slaves had to go into an education transition period in real life shortly after the Civil War. This was meant to be historical based on what a free'd slave had to went through. In fact I planned on having an orc version of Fredrick Douglas in this roleplay:en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_Douglass
I think the issue here is people are getting the notion that I want these Orcs to be bad, no. I actually would like them in a sympathetic point of view in this story, if anything I would like actually for the Confederate Dark Elves/ Vampires to be the ones who are the villains in this. (Sort of like that one guy in the Wild West movie who basically wanted to rebuild the Confederacy.) Anyways, the point for the Orcs is not that they're bad and that all races are sort of at fault for the events in the roleplay. I am trying to not make this roleplay say being a single race is "bad", and anyone can make a character from any race they want. I think people are misunderstanding what I had planned. I wanted this to be like Skyrim where it's basically a big clash of ideals, culture, and of course the dangers of living and settling on the Western Frontier. However, I also want to keep it historically accurate and the simple fact was that many came from all over to tame the west.
I will say this very explicitly. I am not trying to bring about any negative connotations based on real life stereotypes into this story. It's a fantasy roleplay, there are no vampires. No orcs, this is not about shaming anyone's background. This is a fantasy story meant to entertain and provoke the imagination. I just haven't thought of my unique ideas yet due to college and my limited time frame.