->'''Dink''': I'm NOT a pig farmer! \\
'''[[{{Rival}} Milder]]''': Are you farming pigs right now? \\
'''Dink''': Er... \\

''Dink Smallwood'' tells the [[Website/TheRPGClichesGame standard 32-bit RPG tale]] of [[FarmBoy a farm boy]] who dreams of becoming a mighty warrior. After Dink receives a visit from a local wizard and Dink's mother and house burn in a fire, Dink begins his [[TheHerosJourney epic]] and [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]] journey to save the kingdom from cults, rogue knights, goblins, famine, and an ancient who destroyed all other ancients. Also, lets not forget the [[DieChairDie evil furniture.]]

''Dink Smallwood'' was made by Seth Robinson of Robinson Technologies in 1997, and was originally sold in stores, with a shareware version online. In 1999, Seth released the game as freeware, and can be downloaded [[http://www.rtsoft.com/dink/download.htm here]]. Even later, ''Dink'' became open sourced (using a variant of the license of zlib) in hopes of making it available on more systems. (If your operating system isn't supported by official freeware version, there may be a version of ''[[http://www.freedink.org/ GNU FreeDink]]'', which replaces all components not covered by the zlib-like license, available.)

''Dink Smallwood'' is also notable for having a game development system right alongside the game, for creating new adventures for ''Dink'' called "D-Mods". One D-Mod, Mystery Island, which was also created by Seth, is included with the official release of the game (''GNU [=FreeDink=]'' users will need to install it separately using the included [=DFArc=] utility). Other D-Mods, along with the bulk of the ''Dink'' community, can be found at [[http://www.dinknetwork.com/ The Dink Network]].

Examples of tropes from ''Dink Smallwood'':

* AllMythsAreTrue: "Joppa Isle doesn't exist, it's just a story for kids."
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Goblins.
* AuthorAvatar: As a FinalBoss, nonetheless!
* BigNo: When Dink sees his burning house and his mother in it.
* BottomlessMagazines: The arrow version.
* BrokenBridge: Literally.
* ChivalrousPervert: The degree of chivalry is partly for the player to decide, but Dink is always a pervert.
* CosmicDeadline: the second half of the game is markedly less polished than the first parts.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu
* DomesticAbuse: Dink sees his aunt Maria being beaten by her husband.
* [[strike:DoomedHometown]] [[DoomedHometown Doomed Home]]
* EasingIntoTheAdventure: "Dink, would you go feed the pigs?"
* GameMod - Fan-made adventures ("D-MODS") are still produced to this day.
* GirlNextDoor: Libby.
* LadyLooksLikeADude: Ethel. [[EpilepticTrees Maybe.]]
* {{Hellfire}}: The spell that bears its name.
* IncestSubtext: You get very close to your aunt Maria after saving her from her abusive husband. You are able to suggest sharing a bed with her because yours is too small.
* JerkJock - Milder Flatstomp. [[spoiler: While Dink is questing, Milder wins a jousting tournament and becomes a knight.]]
* LawOfCartographicalElegance: Inverted. The countryside is a blobby landmass surrounded by [[HereThereBeDragons question-marked land]].
* LudicrousGibs: Blood splatter happens a lot in this game. Decapitating or exploding livestock deserves special mention.
* TheLostWoods: Murkwood Forest, [[spoiler:home of the Dead Dragon Carcass cult.]]
* MonsterTown: The Goblin Sanctuary.
* {{Mordor}}: The Darklands.
* NewsTravelsFast
* ParentalAbandonment: Dink's father is notably absent.
* PlayingWithFire: The first spell Dink learns is a fireball spell, and some trees are flammable [[spoiler:and hide underground treasure troves]].
* PortTown: Averted. A city called [=PortTown=] is mentioned several times, but it is never seen in game.
* ReligionOfEvil: The Dead Dragon Carcass Cult.
* ScienceIsBad: In ''Mystery Island''.
* SwissCheeseSecurity: Lampshaded in a house in [=KernSin=].
--->'''Man''': What the hell are you doing?
--->'''Dink''': What do you mean?
--->'''Man''': I mean you just barging in here, no knocking, nothing! What's with that?
--->'''Dink''': (''pause'') And there's like... something WRONG with that?
* SwordFight
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: Your various attacks can be used on [=NPCs=] as well as monsters. Effects vary from crying for mercy to outright murder. And that's not counting the harm you can do with words alone...
** AssholeVictim: You can kill [[spoiler:your abusive uncle]]. He stays dead for the rest of the game and this does not affect the plot.
* YouALLLookFamiliar