Quote Originally Posted by Enixon View Post
Oh cool, I didn't know that, I wonder if that's why Orcs had pig snouts so often way back when?
Most likely not. Orc's as they appear in DnD are drawn from the still really old, but not actually extinct at the time Tolkien used it, english usage of orc as a generic term for demons and monsters. The pig faces are probably from some illustration of LotRs that made them more snouty than originally described, or from early D&Ds process for picking art being extremely lacking in direction.

Nevertheless it made for a good inspiration to take them in a different direction.