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2nd Apr '16 2:13:18 AM elvesknowbest
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* The ''Literature/AgeOfBloodChronicles'' does away with Medieval stasis, taking place in a renaissance time period, it goes past MedievalEuropeanFantasy to include [[FantasyCounterPartCulture Fantasy Counterpart Cultures]] of such places as Africa, Tsarist Russia, and the Koreas, replaces the StandardRoyalCourt with a DeadlyDecadentCourt, and deconstructs most of the race tropes. It also has people who act realistically for their time period and most monsters are fairly mundane.
29th Mar '16 9:02:00 AM stardragon1
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' (Note that the Dwarves are not compliant with [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame ANSI standard Dwarves]], but this deviation is allowed by this standard.)


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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' has {{Magitek}} dwarves, HumongousMecha, time-travelling cyborgs, spaceships and computers. One of the spin-off games ''The Elder Scrolls Legends: Battlespire'' takes place on a spacestation.
9th Mar '16 1:13:42 AM GrammarNavi
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''TheToughGuideToFantasyland'' by Creator/DianaWynneJones will tell you pretty much everything you would like to know about the place (minus a few [[DeadHorseTrope dead horses]] and [[DeadUnicornTrope unicorns]]). If you can get your hands on a copy, Barbara Ninde Byfield's 1967 guide ''The Glass Harmonica'' (reprinted in 1973 and 1994 as ''Literature/TheBookOfWeird'') is informative and funny. See also AirportNovel. For the antithesis of StandardFantasySetting-style fantasy see UrbanFantasy, MagicalRealism and MundaneFantastic.

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''TheToughGuideToFantasyland'' ''Literature/TheToughGuideToFantasyland'' by Creator/DianaWynneJones will tell you pretty much everything you would like to know about the place (minus a few [[DeadHorseTrope dead horses]] and [[DeadUnicornTrope unicorns]]). If you can get your hands on a copy, Barbara Ninde Byfield's 1967 guide ''The Glass Harmonica'' (reprinted in 1973 and 1994 as ''Literature/TheBookOfWeird'') is informative and funny. See also AirportNovel. For the antithesis of StandardFantasySetting-style fantasy see UrbanFantasy, MagicalRealism and MundaneFantastic.
14th Feb '16 2:04:41 PM val
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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, light blades that were first used well after the beginning of gunpowder.

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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, light blades that were first used well after rapiers and full plate armor, the beginning of gunpowder.latter specifically developed to protect from gunfire.
11th Feb '16 2:20:51 PM Nebulo
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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' nominally has all of the stock elements (assuming the (unseen) children of the forest and (barely seen) Others qualify as examples of the Fairy and Eldritch FiveRaces) except FunctionalMagic. But most of these elements are used only so that they can be [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]].

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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' nominally has all of the stock elements (assuming the (unseen) children of the forest and (barely seen) Others qualify as examples of the Fairy and Eldritch FiveRaces) except FunctionalMagic. But most of these elements are used only so that they can be [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]].
7th Feb '16 7:16:12 PM dasuberkaiser
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* A few of the ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' settings, especially Rath, Mirrodin, and Ravnica. (Some ''are'' compliant, though.)
** However, the earliest core sets had a setting best described as this. (That plane, Dominaria, gradually changed over time and is now amid an AfterTheEnd phase following the conclusion of the ''Time Spiral'' block.)
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* ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' complies unless [[RuleOfFunny it would be funnier or punnier otherwise.]]
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* A few of the ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' settings, especially Rath, Mirrodin, and Ravnica. (Some ''are'' compliant, though.)
** However, the earliest core sets had a setting best described as this. (That plane, Dominaria, gradually changed over time and is now amid an AfterTheEnd phase following the conclusion of the ''Time Spiral'' block.)


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* ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' complies unless [[RuleOfFunny it would be funnier or punnier otherwise.]]
7th Dec '15 3:46:11 PM ClearMadness
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* ''Literature/TheIronTeeth''web serial.

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* ''Literature/TheIronTeeth''web serial.''Literature/TheIronTeeth'' web serial is set in one these. It's closer to low or dark fantasy rather than high fantasy so it lacks most the typical other races.
7th Dec '15 3:43:50 PM ClearMadness
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* ''Literature/TheIronTeeth''web serial.
5th Dec '15 2:28:11 AM MPCaton
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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, light blades that only came about in Real Life ''because'' guns began making armor less prevalent.

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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, light blades that only came about in Real Life ''because'' guns began making armor less prevalent.were first used well after the beginning of gunpowder.
12th Nov '15 4:07:37 AM Sikon
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->''"There's something terribly ''weird'' about the standard fantasy setting, not least of which that ''''Standard Fantasy Setting'''' can be uttered completely without irony. Look at us; we're a civilization so steeped in escapism that we've managed to find mundanity in something that doesn't exist and never will (no matter what your [[UsefulNotes/Otherkin Otherkin]] friend might say). Why is it accepted fact that [[OurElvesAreBetter Elves]] fire bows and arrows and commune with trees? That was [[Creator/JRRTolkien Tolkien's]] thing; without him, elves would just about be qualified to sell Rice Krispies. And he made [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame Dwarves]] wear braided beards and wield battle-axes. Real dwarves don't do that, they get hired by Lucasfilm or take corporate office jobs because they're an equal-opportunity bonanza. Are we all but children, playing eternally on the same swingset while JRR is the grumpy dad watching from the park bench and trying not to get aroused?"''

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->''"There's something terribly ''weird'' about the standard fantasy setting, not least of which that ''''Standard Fantasy Setting'''' can be uttered completely without irony. Look at us; we're a civilization so steeped in escapism that we've managed to find mundanity in something that doesn't exist and never will (no matter what your [[UsefulNotes/Otherkin [[UsefulNotes/{{Otherkin}} Otherkin]] friend might say). Why is it accepted fact that [[OurElvesAreBetter Elves]] fire bows and arrows and commune with trees? That was [[Creator/JRRTolkien Tolkien's]] thing; without him, elves would just about be qualified to sell Rice Krispies. And he made [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame Dwarves]] wear braided beards and wield battle-axes. Real dwarves don't do that, they get hired by Lucasfilm or take corporate office jobs because they're an equal-opportunity bonanza. Are we all but children, playing eternally on the same swingset while JRR is the grumpy dad watching from the park bench and trying not to get aroused?"''
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