History Literature / TheToughGuideToFantasyland

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.
31st Aug '16 9:36:04 AM JoieDeCombat
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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.%%



* 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.%%



* 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.%%
31st Aug '16 9:21:33 AM Sharlee
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* RecursiveReality / SelfDemonstratingArticle:
--> '''ETERNAL QUEST''': See "'''QUEST, ETERNAL'''"
--> '''QUEST, ETERNAL''': See "'''ETERNAL QUEST'''"
17th Apr '16 2:24:16 PM Fireblood
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* MessOnAPlate: Expect to eat ''a lot'' of Stew. And not always know what's in it.

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* MessOnAPlate: Expect to eat ''a lot'' of Stew.stew. And not always know what's in it.
17th Apr '16 10:07:09 AM Dravencour
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* DistressedDamsel: Entry number one on Princesses consists of one word -- "Wimps."

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* DistressedDamsel: Entry number one on Princesses consists of one word -- word: "Wimps."
15th Mar '16 5:22:15 PM LadyJafaria
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* MessOnAPlate: Expect to eat ''a lot'' of Stew. And not always know what's in it.
25th Feb '16 1:53:11 PM DaibhidC
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* ButNotTooGay: The Gay Mage is a mildly camp Companion with a bit of MagicalGay about him (in addition to actually being magical). Apart from the name, actual gayness is only implied.
4th Jan '16 10:39:15 AM Berrenta
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* GalleySlave: The only reason that galleys seem to exist in Fantasyland. If a male character is enslaved, chances are he'll probably wind up chained to an oar as one of these.


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* SlaveGalley: If a male character is enslaved, chances are he'll probably wind up chained to an oar in one of these.
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