History Main / StandardFantasySetting

9th Jan '17 5:41:12 PM nombretomado
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** Generally MedievalStasis; the general dividing line is that any technology that LeonardoDaVinci wouldn't have drawn renders the setting non-compliant, unless said technology is a [[LostTechnology Relic Of The Past]].

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** Generally MedievalStasis; the general dividing line is that any technology that LeonardoDaVinci Creator/LeonardoDaVinci wouldn't have drawn renders the setting non-compliant, unless said technology is a [[LostTechnology Relic Of The Past]].
30th Dec '16 3:18:22 PM LeahJ
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*** Similarly, technology is [[SchizoTech often all over the place]], with Iron, Bronze, and Stone-age weapons existing alongside actual Middle Age- and early Renaissance-era weapons. Even if there are no guns, for example, you will often easily find rapiers and full plate armor, the latter specifically developed to protect from gunfire.

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*** Similarly, technology is [[SchizoTech often all over the place]], with Iron, Bronze, and Stone-age weapons existing alongside actual Middle Age- and early Renaissance-era weapons. Even if there are no guns, for example, you will often easily find rapiers and full plate armor, the latter specifically developed to protect from gunfire.
27th Dec '16 6:39:20 AM MiddleEighth
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*''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone'' upends everything the reader knew about C'hou from ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached'', turning it into an AnachronismStew with everything from cavemen to spacemen, but still largely a noncompliant fantasy setting.
29th Nov '16 7:29:00 PM Wereboar
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* Conan cycle written by Robert E. Howard, set in prehistoric age where societies are modeled either on neolithic tribes or on the earliest Middle-Eastern civilizations (usually Mesopotamian with some Indian influences added for a good measure) with rare and loosely defined magic.
24th Nov '16 3:12:50 PM JoeMerl
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* ''Literature/TheBartimaeusTrilogy''.

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* ''Literature/TheBartimaeusTrilogy''.''Literature/TheBartimaeusTrilogy,'' an AlternateHistory version of our world where [[{{Magocracy}} magicians run an oppressive government]] in Great Britain.
18th Nov '16 9:59:17 AM StFan
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* ''{{Eberron}}'' is similar, in that it is the logical conclusion of a High Fantasy standard: magic is an industry and the setting's atmosphere is similar to Inter-World War Europe. All races diverge, slightly to significantly from standard (among other things, its response to the AlwaysChaoticEvil trope is essentially LOLWUT?, so for example the ancient druidic culture that saved the world from Cosmic Horrors ten thousand years ago is actually the ''Orcs''), and industrial magic yields a Steampunk tone without actually using any significant steam or clockwork.
** Actually, that would be 'Low Fantasy' (magic is a toolkit, society changes and grows), instead of 'High Fantasy' ([[AWizardDidIt magic is wondrous and can't be replicated]], society is stuck in stasis).
* ''{{Exalted}}'' was created specifically to subvert this trope, focusing more on Bronze Age swords-and-sandals fantasy and Chinese mythology than on the Medieval European Tolkienque things. Nonetheless, some parts of it remain (partially because they're old enough or universal enough that they appear in those influences, too.)

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* ''{{Eberron}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Eberron}}'' is similar, in that it is the logical conclusion of a High Fantasy standard: magic is an industry and the setting's atmosphere is similar to Inter-World War Europe. All races diverge, slightly to significantly from standard (among other things, its response to the AlwaysChaoticEvil trope is essentially LOLWUT?, so for example the ancient druidic culture that saved the world from Cosmic Horrors ten thousand years ago is actually the ''Orcs''), and industrial magic yields a Steampunk tone without actually using any significant steam or clockwork.
** Actually, that
clockwork. That would be 'Low Fantasy' "Low Fantasy" (magic is a toolkit, society changes and grows), instead of 'High Fantasy' "High Fantasy" ([[AWizardDidIt magic is wondrous and can't be replicated]], society is stuck in stasis).
* ''{{Exalted}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' was created specifically to subvert this trope, focusing more on Bronze Age swords-and-sandals fantasy and Chinese mythology than on the Medieval European Tolkienque things. Nonetheless, some parts of it remain (partially because they're old enough or universal enough that they appear in those influences, too.)



* ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}} Warhammer 40,000]]'': Though it's diverged a lot, it's still clearly this (or ''Warhammer Fantasy'') at the foundations, but [[DarkerAndEdgier darker]], and [[RecycledInSpace on a galactic scale]] [[{{GRIMDARK}} and darker]] - there are the elves (Eldar), dwarves (Squats, [[CanonDiscontinuity wiped out]] for not fitting the tone), orcs (Orks), the Forces of Darkness (Chaos) in an interstellar {{Mordor}} (The Eye of Terror) the Kingdom of Men (The Imperium of Man) with [[ThePaladin paladin knights]] (the {{Space Marine}}s) and the absent True King (the GodEmperor of Man, confined to the life-support of the Golden Throne).

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* ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}} Warhammer 40,000]]'': ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'': Though it's diverged a lot, it's still clearly this (or ''Warhammer Fantasy'') at the foundations, but [[DarkerAndEdgier darker]], and [[RecycledInSpace on a galactic scale]] [[{{GRIMDARK}} and darker]] - -- there are the elves (Eldar), dwarves (Squats, [[CanonDiscontinuity wiped out]] for not fitting the tone), orcs (Orks), the Forces of Darkness (Chaos) in an interstellar {{Mordor}} (The Eye of Terror) the Kingdom of Men (The Imperium of Man) with [[ThePaladin paladin knights]] (the {{Space Marine}}s) and the absent True King (the GodEmperor of Man, confined to the life-support of the Golden Throne).



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* ''{{Arcanum}}'' is set in once-SFS, in which industrial revolution has happened; SteamPunk level technology, otherwise compliant. Some parts are more compliant than others, and the conflict between the StandardFantasySetting and the rise of steam and gunpowder is a major plot element.
* ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' lacks any magics beyond Necromancy as of yet, but otherwise fits this trope very well.
** [[WordofGod ToadyOne have commented]] that the game will be a [[StandardFantasySetting standard fantasy setting]] generator. Some details like monsters and magic will be different from world to world.

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* ''{{Arcanum}}'' ''VideoGame/ArcanumOfSteamworksAndMagickObscura'' is set in once-SFS, in which industrial revolution has happened; SteamPunk level technology, otherwise compliant. Some parts are more compliant than others, and the conflict between the StandardFantasySetting and the rise of steam and gunpowder is a major plot element.
* ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' lacks any magics beyond Necromancy as of yet, but otherwise fits this trope very well.
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well. [[WordofGod ToadyOne have commented]] that the game will be a [[StandardFantasySetting standard fantasy setting]] generator. Some details like monsters and magic will be different from world to world.



* ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' -- Removes the MedievalStasis, and integrates modern, {{steampunk}}, and sci-fi technology with pre-modern armor and architecture. Both [[ExpansionPack expansions]] thus far to VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft have introduced a lot of {{Magitek}}.
** The first two games however, fit the trope to a "T".

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* ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' -- ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'': Removes the MedievalStasis, and integrates modern, {{steampunk}}, and sci-fi technology with pre-modern armor and architecture. Both [[ExpansionPack expansions]] thus far to VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft have introduced a lot of {{Magitek}}.
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{{Magitek}}. The first two games however, fit the trope to a "T".



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* ''TheOnceAndFutureNerd'' is set in a mostly compliant setting, but with an elf with a southern American accent, no MonochromeCasting, and a lot of quirks here and there, including wizards who have the basics for an atomic theory going.

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* ''TheOnceAndFutureNerd'' ''Podcast/TheOnceAndFutureNerd'' is set in a mostly compliant setting, but with an elf with a southern American accent, no MonochromeCasting, and a lot of quirks here and there, including wizards who have the basics for an atomic theory going.



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22nd Sep '16 12:24:06 PM Sharlee
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* ''Jorune'', which actually made averting this trope a selling point with its promotional slogan of "[[ScrewYouElves No elves]]".

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* ''Jorune'', which actually made averting ''Jorune'' is an early example of a game engineered ''specifically'' to defy this trope a selling point with its promotional slogan of "[[ScrewYouElves No elves]]".trope.
22nd Sep '16 12:22:42 PM Sharlee
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Jorune}}'', which actually made averting this trope a selling point with its promotional slogan of "[[ScrewYouElves No elves]]".

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Jorune}}'', ''Jorune'', which actually made averting this trope a selling point with its promotional slogan of "[[ScrewYouElves No elves]]".
22nd Sep '16 12:22:15 PM Sharlee
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Jorune}}'', which actually made averting this trope a selling point with its promotional slogan of "[[ScrewYouElves No elves]]".
22nd Sep '16 12:20:03 PM Sharlee
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* Stephen Hunt's ''Literature/JackelianSeries''.
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