Heroic Fantasy
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Basic Information

Heroic Fantasy is a subgenre of Fantasy. It tends to be about personal adventuring, treasure quests, and the like. (This distinguishes it from High Fantasy which is more about global threats and the struggle between good and evil.) Strong swordsmen, powerful wizards, wily rogues, damsels in distress, and dragons abound.

Think Conan. Think Dungeons & Dragons.

See also: Standard Fantasy Setting, Sword and Sorcery, Sword and Sandals, Medieval Stasis, Medieval European Fantasy and Heroic Fantasy Sources.



Game and Story Use

  • This classic genre describes the majority of RPGs.
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