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2nd Feb '16 2:28:44 PM margdean56
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* ICallItVera: Fafhrd has a broadsword named Graywand and a poinard named Heartseeker. The Mouser has a rapier named Scalpel and a dirk named Cat's Claw. Leiber plays with this one, though, by having the pair lose their weapons ''all the time''. They just use those names for whatever blades they happen to be carrying at the moment.
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* ICallItVera: Fafhrd has a broadsword named Graywand and a poinard poniard named Heartseeker. The Mouser has a rapier named Scalpel and a dirk named Cat's Claw. Leiber plays with this one, though, by having the pair lose their weapons ''all the time''. They just use those names for whatever blades they happen to be carrying at the moment.
2nd Feb '16 1:08:51 PM margdean56
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One of the most seminal pieces of SwordAndSorcery was Creator/FritzLeiber's ''Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser'' series of short stories and novellas. Set in the world of Nehwon (except for one story set on Earth), often in the city of Lankhmar, it starred '''Fafhrd''', a seven-foot tall {{barbarian|Hero}} from the North, and '''the Mouser''', a trickster [[LoveableRogue thief]] and former wizard's apprentice, who find and befriend each other one day. A {{deconstruction}} of the Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian stories that Leiber had grown tired of, Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser showed two heroes closer to actual human beings. To quote Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}: "They spend a lot of time drinking, feasting, wenching, brawling, stealing, and gambling, and are seldom fussy about to whom they hire their swords. But they are humane and - most of all - relish true adventure." A massive source for inspiration for much of modern roleplaying, specifically D&D, either directly or indirectly, and pretty much any ''swashbuckling'' -- as opposed to ThudAndBlunder -- fantasy story written after about 1970 or so probably owes a debt to these stories. The fact that the most important city in most of the Literature/{{Discworld}} stories is called '''Ankh-Mor'''pork is absolutely no coincidence, too; {{exp|y}}ies of Fafhrd and the Mouser show up in the first chapter of the first book, after all.
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One of the most seminal pieces of SwordAndSorcery was Creator/FritzLeiber's ''Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser'' series of short stories and novellas. Set in the world of Nehwon (except for one story set on Earth), often in the city of Lankhmar, it starred '''Fafhrd''', a seven-foot tall {{barbarian|Hero}} from the North, and '''the Mouser''', a trickster [[LoveableRogue thief]] and former wizard's apprentice, who find and befriend each other one day. A {{deconstruction}} of the Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian stories that Leiber had grown tired of, Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser showed two heroes closer to actual human beings. To quote Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}: "They spend a lot of time drinking, feasting, wenching, brawling, stealing, and gambling, and are seldom fussy about to whom they hire their swords. But they are humane and - -- most of all - -- relish true adventure." A massive source for inspiration for much of modern roleplaying, specifically D&D, either directly or indirectly, and pretty much any ''swashbuckling'' -- as opposed to ThudAndBlunder -- fantasy story written after about 1970 or so probably owes a debt to these stories. The fact that the most important city in most of the Literature/{{Discworld}} stories is called '''Ankh-Mor'''pork is absolutely no coincidence, too; {{exp|y}}ies of Fafhrd and the Mouser show up in the first chapter of the first book, after all.
29th Nov '15 3:42:00 PM john_e
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* ClippedWingAngel: In "Cloud of Hate", once Fafhrd and the Mouser have killed the humans under its control, the eponymous cloud begins transforming into an EldritchAbomination, growing tentacles to pick up weapons and an eye to see its prey. It still goes down more easily than its controlled humans.
7th Oct '15 3:03:20 PM Lavode
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* GeniusLoci: One stoy has our heroes doing battle with a murderous building.
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* GeniusLoci: One stoy story has our heroes doing battle with a murderous building.
7th Oct '15 3:03:01 PM Lavode
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* GeniusLoci: One stoy has our heroes doing battle with a murderous building.
7th Oct '15 9:50:17 AM Lavode
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* SufferTheSlings: The Mouser always carries a sling in case he should need a ranged weapon, and is very skilled with it.
8th Sep '15 9:24:30 AM Spindriver
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One of the most seminal pieces of SwordAndSorcery was Creator/FritzLeiber's ''Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser'' series of short stories and novellas. Set in the world of Nehwon (except for one story set on Earth), often in the city of Lankhmar, it starred '''Fafhrd''', a seven-foot tall {{barbarian|Hero}} from the North, and '''the Mouser''', a trickster [[LoveableRogue thief]] and former wizard's apprentice, who find and befriend each other one day. A {{deconstruction}} of the Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian stories that Leiber had grown tired of, Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser showed two heroes closer to actual human beings. To quote Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}: "They spend a lot of time drinking, feasting, wenching, brawling, stealing, and gambling, and are seldom fussy about to whom they hire their swords. But they are humane and - most of all - relish true adventure." A massive source for inspiration for much of modern roleplaying, specifically D&D, either directly or indirectly, and pretty much any ''swashbuckling'' -- as opposed to ThudAndBlunder -- fantasy story written after about 1970 or so probably owes a debt to these stories. The fact that the most important city in most of the Literature/{{Discworld}} stories is called '''Ankh'''-Morpork is absolutely no coincidence, too; {{exp|y}}ies of Fafhrd and the Mouser show up in the first chapter of the first book, after all.
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One of the most seminal pieces of SwordAndSorcery was Creator/FritzLeiber's ''Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser'' series of short stories and novellas. Set in the world of Nehwon (except for one story set on Earth), often in the city of Lankhmar, it starred '''Fafhrd''', a seven-foot tall {{barbarian|Hero}} from the North, and '''the Mouser''', a trickster [[LoveableRogue thief]] and former wizard's apprentice, who find and befriend each other one day. A {{deconstruction}} of the Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian stories that Leiber had grown tired of, Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser showed two heroes closer to actual human beings. To quote Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}: "They spend a lot of time drinking, feasting, wenching, brawling, stealing, and gambling, and are seldom fussy about to whom they hire their swords. But they are humane and - most of all - relish true adventure." A massive source for inspiration for much of modern roleplaying, specifically D&D, either directly or indirectly, and pretty much any ''swashbuckling'' -- as opposed to ThudAndBlunder -- fantasy story written after about 1970 or so probably owes a debt to these stories. The fact that the most important city in most of the Literature/{{Discworld}} stories is called '''Ankh'''-Morpork '''Ankh-Mor'''pork is absolutely no coincidence, too; {{exp|y}}ies of Fafhrd and the Mouser show up in the first chapter of the first book, after all.
8th Sep '15 9:12:50 AM Spindriver
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One of the most seminal pieces of SwordAndSorcery was Creator/FritzLeiber's ''Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser'' series of short stories and novellas. Set in the world of Nehwon (except for one story set on Earth), often in the city of Lankhmar, it starred '''Fafhrd''', a seven-foot tall {{barbarian|Hero}} from the North, and '''the Mouser''', a trickster [[LoveableRogue thief]] and former wizard's apprentice, who find and befriend each other one day. A {{deconstruction}} of the Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian stories that Leiber had grown tired of, Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser showed two heroes closer to actual human beings. To quote Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}: "They spend a lot of time drinking, feasting, wenching, brawling, stealing, and gambling, and are seldom fussy about to whom they hire their swords. But they are humane and - most of all - relish true adventure." A massive source for inspiration for much of modern roleplaying, specifically D&D, either directly or indirectly, and pretty much any ''swashbuckling'' - as opposed to ThudAndBlunder - fantasy story written after about 1970 or so probably owes a debt to these stories.
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One of the most seminal pieces of SwordAndSorcery was Creator/FritzLeiber's ''Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser'' series of short stories and novellas. Set in the world of Nehwon (except for one story set on Earth), often in the city of Lankhmar, it starred '''Fafhrd''', a seven-foot tall {{barbarian|Hero}} from the North, and '''the Mouser''', a trickster [[LoveableRogue thief]] and former wizard's apprentice, who find and befriend each other one day. A {{deconstruction}} of the Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian stories that Leiber had grown tired of, Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser showed two heroes closer to actual human beings. To quote Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}: "They spend a lot of time drinking, feasting, wenching, brawling, stealing, and gambling, and are seldom fussy about to whom they hire their swords. But they are humane and - most of all - relish true adventure." A massive source for inspiration for much of modern roleplaying, specifically D&D, either directly or indirectly, and pretty much any ''swashbuckling'' - -- as opposed to ThudAndBlunder - -- fantasy story written after about 1970 or so probably owes a debt to these stories. stories. The fact that the most important city in most of the Literature/{{Discworld}} stories is called '''Ankh'''-Morpork is absolutely no coincidence, too; {{exp|y}}ies of Fafhrd and the Mouser show up in the first chapter of the first book, after all.
8th Sep '15 9:07:26 AM Spindriver
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* OurGhoulsAreCreepier: Ghouls are a humanoid race that have transparent skin, muscles, and organs, giving them the appearance of animated skeletons . . . oh, and they just so happen to be cannibals too.
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* OurGhoulsAreCreepier: Ghouls are a humanoid race that have transparent skin, muscles, and organs, giving them the appearance of animated skeletons . . .skeletons ... oh, and they just so happen to be cannibals too. Though the only one who gets a speaking role turns out to be kind of cool.

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* OurGhoulsAreCreepier: Ghouls RodentsOfUnusualSize: The all-too-sapient rats in ''The Swords of Lankhmar'' are a humanoid race that have transparent skin, muscles, and organs, giving them of standard size until the appearance of animated skeletons . . . oh, and they just so happen to be cannibals too.right magic comes into play, late in the novel.
23rd Jun '15 6:24:00 PM Galvorn
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* InterspeciesRomance: Fafhrd hooked up with a ghoul (see below) and had a brief fling with a Djinn; Mouser with a girl who was descended from rats (in ''Swords of Lankhmar''). Both during the events of "When the Sea-King's Away" short story (with a pair of Sea Witches with gills and membranes between their fingers)
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* InterspeciesRomance: Fafhrd hooked up with a ghoul (see below) and had a brief fling with a Djinn; Mouser with a girl who was descended from rats (in ''Swords of Lankhmar''). Both during the events of "When the Sea-King's Away" short story (with a pair of Sea Witches with gills and membranes between their fingers)
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