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17th Apr '17 1:47:06 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Rift}}'' is superficially similar to ''Warcraft'', but cranks up the {{magitek}} and does more [[ZigzaggedTrope playing around]] with [[FantasticSapientSpeciesTropes race tropes]].

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* ''{{Rift}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Rift}}'' is superficially similar to ''Warcraft'', but cranks up the {{magitek}} and does more [[ZigzaggedTrope playing around]] with [[FantasticSapientSpeciesTropes race tropes]].
5th Apr '17 11:46:25 PM pyroclastic
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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}} 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 [[ChristmasElves sell Rice Krispies.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?"''
19th Mar '17 1:28:54 PM VampireBuddha
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* The ''2000 AD'' series ''Kingmaker'' takes place in one of these which has recently been conquered by {{alien| invasion}}s.
2nd Feb '17 7:40:31 PM Ramidel
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* ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' takes the chrome of the standard and then goes its own way with it. MedievalStasis is averted (particularly over the course of the series as a whole), most magic in Valdemar is PsychicPowers, and humans and various [[IntellectualAnimal Intellectual Animals]] are the only sapient species. However, the original Tarma and Kethry stories are very standard indeed, and it's indicated that most of Velgarth is more standard than not; Valdemar is just a weird hermit kingdom up in the corner of the map that does everything their own way. Even in Valdemar, ''Literature/TheLastHeraldMage'' is pretty much paint-by-numbers medieval fantasy; it's only afterward that Valdemar starts to really diverge.

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* ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' takes the chrome of the standard and then goes its own way with it. MedievalStasis is averted (particularly over the course of the series as a whole), most magic in Valdemar is PsychicPowers, and humans and various [[IntellectualAnimal Intellectual Animals]] are the only sapient species. However, the original Tarma and Kethry stories are very standard indeed, and it's indicated that most of Velgarth is more standard than not; Valdemar is just a weird hermit kingdom up in the corner of the map that does everything their own way. Even in Valdemar, ''Literature/TheLastHeraldMage'' the ''Literature/LastHeraldMageTrilogy'' is pretty much paint-by-numbers medieval fantasy; it's only afterward that Valdemar starts to really diverge.
2nd Feb '17 7:39:52 PM Ramidel
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* ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' takes the chrome of the standard and then goes its own way with it. MedievalStasis is averted (particularly over the course of the series as a whole), most magic in Valdemar is PsychicPowers, and humans and various [[IntellectualAnimal Intellectual Animals]] are the only sapient species. However, the original Tarma and Kethry stories are very standard indeed, and it's indicated that most of Velgarth is more standard than not; Valdemar is just a weird hermit kingdom up in the corner of the map that does everything their own way. Even in Valdemar, ''Literature/TheLastHeraldMage'' is pretty much paint-by-numbers medieval fantasy; it's only afterward that Valdemar starts to really diverge.
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.
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