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15th Feb '17 6:54:57 PM Fireblood
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* WeirdTradeUnion: Jones wonders if the assassins' and thieves' guilds are the only ones existing in Fantasyland.



* WeirdTradeUnion: Jones wonders if the assassins' and thieves' guilds are the only ones existing in Fantasyland.

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* WeirdTradeUnion: Jones wonders if WizardingSchool: It's called the assassins' and thieves' guilds are "Invisible College", described as being like an {{Oxbridge}} university. Within, if anything with magic [[MurphysLaw can go wrong, it will]]. Students should be prepared for every type of magical accident possible. Note this was written before ''Franchise/HarryPotter'', which codified the only ones existing in Fantasyland."wizarding school as UK boarding school" trope.
4th Feb '17 9:55:01 AM Fireblood
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* FantasyGunControl: Enforced on most tours. Gunpowder usually fails to explode, unless it's part of an ancient gun like a musket or flintlock pistol.

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* FantasyGunControl: Enforced {{Enforced}} on most tours. Gunpowder usually fails to explode, unless it's part of an ancient gun like a musket or flintlock pistol.
3rd Feb '17 3:29:08 PM Wyvernil
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* FantasyGunControl: Enforced on most tours. Gunpowder usually fails to explode, unless it's part of an ancient gun like a musket or flintlock pistol.
21st Dec '16 2:53:10 PM Discar
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* AManIsNotAVirgin: It's noted that no one wants male virgins. Indeed, some sexual experience is preferred from them.



* AManIsNotAVirgin: Or as the ''Virgins'' entry put it: ''"Nobody wants a male Virgin at all. Young boys, yes, but there is no stipulation about Virginity. In fact, some experience is preferred."''
4th Oct '16 2:44:41 PM Malady
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* SexyDiscretionShot: Under VIRGINS:
--> 6. As TALENTED GIRLS. These are very likely, towards the end of the second third of the Tour, to come across a male Tourist in his BATH and turn implausibly to jelly (a surge of some deep, hitherto unknown emotion swept through her (OMT)). Thereafter they have a sprightly step, a jaunty gleam in the eyes, a yet more tiptilted nose, and '''a private life over which the Management generally draws a discreet veil.'''
28th Sep '16 10:04:38 AM Malady
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** Some of the Other Tough Guides:
*** DoctorWho: The Tough Guide to Transport in the Multiverse (Mostly by Telephone Box)
*** Literature/{{Flatland}}: The Tough Guide to Flat Worlds
28th Sep '16 9:02:50 AM Malady
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* EntitledToHaveYou: The {{deconstruction}} of RescueSex has shades of this, saying that because the hero nobly refuses to sleep with the slave girl when her wicked master offers her to him ("what they don't do") and helps her escape ("what they do") he then gets to have sex with her.


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* HawaiianShirtedTourist: The [[https://pictures.abebooks.com/isbn/9781568659510-us.jpg cover]] of at least the Daw Books, 1996 edition of The Tough Guide to Fantasyland pictures tourists dressed this way.
5th Sep '16 10:03:42 PM Fireblood
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* ThudAndBlunder: The Guide naturally discusses some of the Thud and Blunder tropes. In particular, barbarians and evil overlords make several appearances.



* ThudAndBlunder: The Guide naturally discusses some of the Thud and Blunder tropes. In particular, barbarians and evil overlords make several appearances.
5th Sep '16 10:01:55 PM Fireblood
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* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Jones notes that some enemy races will ''never'' have good members, not even a [[TokenGood solitary example]].

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* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Jones notes that some enemy races will ''never'' have good members, not even a [[TokenGood [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch solitary example]].



* BornInTheSaddle: The Anglo-Saxon Cossack barbarians.

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* BornInTheSaddle: The Anglo-Saxon Cossack barbarians. Despite this, they will never have bandy legs.



* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Villains, of course, conveniently wear black to make their allegiance clear.

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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Villains, of course, conveniently wear black to make their allegiance clear. One can tell a person's character through clothing, eye and hair color.



* DeadUnicornTrope: A sort of gender-based WackyWaysideTribe plot/setting is mentioned, in which while boys do one thing, girls get to bond with dragons. The thing is, that while there are books with female DragonRider characters (i.e. ''Literature/DragonridersOfPern''), there doesn't seem to be any series in which that was an exclusively female activity--it's closer to exclusively male in the Pern books[[note]]only the very few gold (queen) dragons bond with females, and at the start of the series even they don't actually ride[[/note]], and the ''Literature/PitDragonChronicles'' likewise features males making that bond, and all of these books were written before the Guide was published. It is worth noting, however, that Jones wrote it after reading umpteen Tolkien-esque, Tolkien-length novels as a judge in a contest. She was probably not referring to any published books when she wrote this.

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* DeadUnicornTrope: A sort of gender-based WackyWaysideTribe plot/setting is mentioned, in which while boys do one thing, girls get to bond with dragons. The thing is, that while there are books with female DragonRider characters (i.e. ''Literature/DragonridersOfPern''), there doesn't seem to be any series in which that was an exclusively female activity--it's closer to exclusively male in the Pern books[[note]]only books,[[note]]Only the very few gold (queen) dragons bond with females, and at the start of the series even they don't actually ride[[/note]], ride.[[/note]] and the ''Literature/PitDragonChronicles'' likewise features males making that bond, and all of these books were written before the Guide was published. It is worth noting, however, that Jones wrote it after reading umpteen Tolkien-esque, Tolkien-length novels as a judge in a contest. She was probably not referring to any published books when she wrote this.



* GodsNeedPrayerBadly: One of the two absolute Rules in regards to religion in Fantasyland.

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* GodsNeedPrayerBadly: One of the two absolute Rules in regards to religion Religion in Fantasyland.



* {{Tradesnark}}: The Guide puts a superscript OMT (Offical Management Term) on words or phrases that are, in the author's opinion, particularly overused in [[ExtrudedBookProduct Extruded Fantasy Product]].

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* {{Tradesnark}}: The Guide puts a superscript OMT (Offical (Official Management Term) on words or phrases that are, in the author's opinion, particularly overused in [[ExtrudedBookProduct Extruded Fantasy Product]].



1st Sep '16 6:34:58 PM Fireblood
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%%* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Jones pretty much comments on ''all'' the UnfortunateImplications found in "Tolkienesque" fantasy.%%

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%%* * AlwaysChaoticEvil: Jones pretty much comments on ''all'' the UnfortunateImplications found in "Tolkienesque" fantasy.%%notes that some enemy races will ''never'' have good members, not even a [[TokenGood solitary example]].



%%* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Jones pretty much comments on ''all'' the UnfortunateImplications found in "Tolkienesque" fantasy.%%

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%%* * BeautyEqualsGoodness: Jones pretty much comments on ''all'' the UnfortunateImplications found in "Tolkienesque" fantasy.%%A person's character can be easily discerned by their attractiveness.



%%* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Jones pretty much comments on ''all'' the UnfortunateImplications found in "Tolkienesque" fantasy.%%

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%%* * ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Jones pretty much comments on ''all'' the UnfortunateImplications found in "Tolkienesque" fantasy.%%Villains, of course, conveniently wear black to make their allegiance clear.
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