Which Fantasy setting would you pick to live in?:

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1 tricksterson16th May 2011 11:20:07 AM from Behind you with an icepick , Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
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Companion piece to the sci-fi setting thread. Me, I think I'd pick Mercedes Lackey's Valdemar. or, at the other end of the spectrum Shadowrun.
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Warhammer Fantasy.

Or the Young Wizards series universe.

edited 16th May '11 11:21:51 AM by mailedbypostman

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Shadowrun, definitely. Especially since then having a day job will somehow give me super-advantages in other areas, and pay quite enough for anything I might ever need.

If not that, then the D&D 4 world. It would be impossible to die as long as my team is half-paying-attention. And, if my team is being really dumb? I just scream really loudly and get back in the fight with a healing surge, Dragonball-style.
4 Pykrete16th May 2011 11:30:19 AM from Viridian Forest
And the answer that fits way better here than the other one,

Pokemon. All the fun of the genre, but the GRIMDARK and screaming terror (mostly) on the back burner.
5 Jeysie16th May 2011 11:42:16 AM from Western Massachusetts
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6 Usht16th May 2011 11:47:15 AM from an arbitrary view point.
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I don't know what you're talking about ssfsx, D&D 4e is pretty damn well lethal.

Anyway, I'd go live on the Heaven side of the Disgaea universe.
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9 Jeysie16th May 2011 11:59:26 AM from Western Massachusetts
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Disco World does sound like it'd be a pretty darn awesome fantasy.

edited 16th May '11 11:59:42 AM by Jeysie

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I don't think Shadowrun should count as fantasy... though come to think of it any kind of urban fantasy. I don't wanna live in a pseudo-medieval crap world.

If it's to be classical fantasy, then for the same reason some really High Fantasy setting. Something Dn D, probably. Definitely not something Low Fantasy.
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I don't think I'll pick another Bujold universe. The Sharing Knife series is a little post-apoc, and Chalion seems kinda risky.

Not even going to think about Robert Jordan. Even leaving aside the oncoming Armageddon, there's just something annoying about it.

And George R.R. Martin would be depressing. Years of winter? Blech!

I could go for Eberron though, after the war.

edited 16th May '11 2:27:48 PM by blueharp

13 Morven16th May 2011 02:32:09 PM from Seattle, WA, USA
The problem here is that most of my favorite fantasy works have fairly dystopian worlds.
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My favorite fantasy world is Westeros, but living there would suck majorly.

I think I'm gonna go for Discworld.
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15 Usht16th May 2011 02:33:40 PM from an arbitrary view point.
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Yeah, I noticed that too, Morven. Fantasy and magic is cool and all but it always comes with some over arcing evil that's always threatening existence.
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16 Carciofus16th May 2011 02:36:58 PM from Alpha Tucanae I
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Fantasia, probably. Or the Dreamlands. I love oniric fantasy.
But they seem to
know where they are going, the ones who walk away from Omelas.

17 Morven16th May 2011 02:38:23 PM from Seattle, WA, USA
On the other hand, sometimes one could posit a better world happening after the end of the story.

Or off-stage. For example, the world of Hodgell's Chronicles of the Kencyrath sucks, and looks likely to be eaten by Chaos and rent apart by natural forces; however, your average citizen in the great city of Tai-tastigon has had a pretty decent life, all things considered — probably better off than your average citizen of Rome, say (given that magic takes care of things like sewage processing and healing from illness). It's just that an author focuses on the people who aren't having a pretty decent life, because they're much more fun.
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Hmm... I think the setting of Problem Sleuth would be pretty cool. Kind of dangerous, but Death Is Cheap and everything's all cool and Film Noir-esque without the bleakness of an actual film noir. Plus, imagination-based powers.

Other possibilities that I'd rate pretty high would be the Mushroom Kingdom and Gunnerkrigg Court. Maybe the Wizarding World, though that's got some very disturbing elements and I wouldn't want to live there prior to Voldemort's demise.

I think fantasy settings, on average, tend to be less dystopian than science fiction settings. Some fantasy settings are positively idyllic (the setting of The Wind in the Willows springs to mind, and to a lesser extent the aforementioned Equestria and, for that matter, large parts of Middle-Earth). However, that's not necessarily perfect; I think living as an animal from The Wind in the Willows would get boring fast, unless you happened to be Mr. Toad.
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The Vale seems like a nice place.
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21 HungryJoe16th May 2011 03:28:09 PM from Under the Tree
^^^Isn't PS kind of like saying wherever Bugs Bunny lives?
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22 Ironeye16th May 2011 03:31:15 PM from SoCal , Relationship Status: Falling within your bell curve
[up][up][up]The Vale would be pretty boring, though. I'd prefer the Melcene Empire.

Pre-Conflux Bant wouldn't be so bad, and I'll Nth Discworld, of course.

edited 16th May '11 3:31:38 PM by Ironeye

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^^ Is that a problem?

(Though I'd say, as a single work with internally-consistent-yet-vague worldbuilding rather than a series of shorts without any continuity, the Problem Sleuth setting is more clearly defined than just saying wherever Bugs lives.)
24 feotakahari16th May 2011 05:58:25 PM from Looking out at the city
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Myst. I'd just need to find the right linking book.
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25 MarkVonLewis16th May 2011 06:04:18 PM from Somewhere in Time , Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
The Elder Scrolls world.

Want to bang some fine Dunmer chicks, yo.
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