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Default Fantasy tropes that need to go away

May 16th, 2013, 01:32
Originally Posted by Corwin View Post
The one thing IMO even worse than having to save the world, is having to pay to do it. The world is about to end and only if I can wield the Great Sword of Doom against Foozle will I have any chance of saving everyone from certain death. However, first I have to get enough money to PAY for this sword!!
How about the trope where you are the chosen savior of the world, everyone knows this, and yet no one can do more than pony up a few scraps of leather and a rusted sword for you to start with. And maybe a simple heal spell.

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