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3rd Jun '18 1:50:03 PM Tyk5919
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* ''Literature/TheGreenWanderer'' focuses primarily on an orc with a DarkAndTroubledPast trying to figure out what to do with his life as he [[WalkingTheEarth walks around the country meeting different individuals]]. Despite taking place in the same universe as ''Literature/SmirvlaksStone'' (which is a HighFantasy), this story has morally gray characters, NoAntagonist, features no magical elements, no mentions of demons, no wars are going on in the background, and the world isn't facing Armageddon due to some supernatural or demonic threat.
22nd Apr '18 9:24:04 PM BlackBaroness
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* Methods: Victories are usually achieved through physical combat, not magical battles or moral superiority - the defining feature of HeroicFantasy.

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* Methods: [[MightMakesRight Victories are usually achieved through physical combat, combat]], not magical battles or moral superiority - the defining feature of HeroicFantasy.
19th Apr '18 8:57:47 AM Shadowgazer
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Distinguishing between low fantasy and [[MohsScaleOfSciFiHardness soft science fiction]] can be tricky. Robert E. Howard, creator of Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian, wrote both; the [[Creator/HPLovecraft Cthulhu mythos]] ''is'' both.

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Distinguishing between low fantasy and [[MohsScaleOfSciFiHardness soft science fiction]] can be tricky. Robert E. Howard, creator of Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian, wrote both; the [[Creator/HPLovecraft Cthulhu mythos]] ''is'' both.
both. In a way its more accurate to consider a work's each quality separately as either belonging to HighFantasy or to Low Fantasy rather than try and categorise them as absolutes.
13th Apr '18 1:30:05 AM jimi13
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* ''VideoGame/RuneScape'' during the classic era and throughout most of Runescape 2 had allot of this going on in booth game play, setting and design. The player was depicted as just a random adventurer (one among many running around), Magic was very limited and expensive compared to other combat styles and scope itself was relatively small with very few 'world-ending' threats around. The years leading up to Runescape 3 and 3 itself changed a lot though, with [[PhysicalGod gods]] starting to become active players in the story rather than just being in the background and with them much higher stakes, the player character became TheChosenOne rather than just a random dude, the MedievalStasis was broken in favor of SchizoTech, and the games designs started becoming allot more stylized towards HighFantasy (compare the [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/runescape2/images/1/1a/Wizards%27_Tower_old.png/revision/latest?cb=20121202131057 old]] wizard's tower with the [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/rsroleplay/images/c/c6/Wizards%27_Tower.png/revision/latest?cb=20150816031337 new]] one)
4th Apr '18 6:00:40 PM Mullon
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[[caption-width-right:350:Your fairy tale kingdom can't save you now, [[PardonMyKlingon dh'oine]].]]
31st Mar '18 12:53:37 PM AlgaeNymph
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* While ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' itself straddles between high and low fantasy (definitely the lowest of the Final Fantasies), the end result of the death of Kefka, who became the God of Magic through draining the power of the Warring Triad, is the elimination of magic in the world, resulting in the end, a low fantasy world.

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* While ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' itself straddles between high and low fantasy (definitely the lowest of the Final Fantasies), the [[spoiler:the end result of the death of Kefka, who became the God of Magic through draining the power of the Warring Triad, is the elimination of magic in the world, resulting in the end, a low fantasy world.]]
31st Mar '18 9:32:50 AM StarSword
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* Creator/LilithSaintcrow's [[StillbornFranchise aborted trilogy]] ''Literature/{{Steelflower}}'' edges close to HeroicFantasy at times and has an elf protagonist (which is not seen as particularly unusual InUniverse). The world is relatively low-magic, however, and Kaia Steelflower gets by as a thief and sellsword in a story that mainly revolves around her personal problems rather than major calamities.
31st Mar '18 8:56:30 AM StarSword
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* ''VideoGame/CrusaderKingsII'' is ostensibly a FourX politics simulator set in the actual medieval Europe (barring the odd fictional ruler due to incomplete records), but occasionally leaned on MaybeMagicMaybeMundane with the justification that what your characters ''believe'' to be supernatural might have a perfectly mundane explanation. The later {{DLC}}s (especially ''The Reaper's Due'' and ''Monks and Mystics'') have included an increasing number of unambiguously supernatural events, up to and including a ChessWithDeath event chain that can make you immortal. The game also has an optional AlternateHistory DLC called ''Sunset Invasion'' where Western Europe is invaded by a centuries-early Aztec Empire (no Native American culture possessed ships capable of a transatlantic voyage, and the Aztec Empire didn't form until nearly the end of the game's timeline).
8th Mar '18 9:58:06 PM nombretomado
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Low Fantasy is a catchall, and rather inexact, term for that sub-genre of {{fantasy}} that is set in a secondary world but is neither HighFantasy nor HeroicFantasy, though it may overlap with other sub-genres. Not a good way to define a genre, but English is funny like that -- [[TVTropesWillRuinYourVocabulary especially our particular brand of it]].

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Low Fantasy is a catchall, and rather inexact, term for that sub-genre of {{fantasy}} that is set in a secondary world but is neither HighFantasy nor HeroicFantasy, though it may overlap with other sub-genres. Not a good way to define a genre, but English is funny like that -- [[TVTropesWillRuinYourVocabulary [[JustForFun/TVTropesWillRuinYourVocabulary especially our particular brand of it]].
29th Jan '18 11:35:46 PM DukeofFinland
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** ''VideoGame/ProphesyOfPendor'' mod fits to the mold even better with a mostly human populated Constructed World with some fantasy races such as Elves and Demons and low amounts of magic thrown in. Though unlike most low fantasy stories it is [[TheEpic an epic]] about a hero attempting to unite a war torn land and stop the forces of evil infesting it.
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