What flavor fantasy do you roll with in an RPG?

    Tolkein-esk with dwarves, elves and wee-people.
    31% (5 votes)
    DnD-esk which is pretty much Tolkien to an extreme.
    19% (3 votes)
    No elves- several commercial products have intentionally gone this route of being a fantasy game but nixxing elves.
    0% (0 votes)
    Change up-ie Shadow Run esk where you do have elves but they are really just Native americans in a quasi SF setting
    0% (0 votes)
    Other
    50% (8 votes)
    Total votes: 16
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    jedion357
    August 12, 2014 - 2:17pm
    Call me crazy but I like Tolkien-esk fantasy. Before there there was a pink box Basic DnD game in my house there was the Hobbit  and LotRs books where were the first books ever that I read multiple times. In fact my sophmore year of high school we were required to read Fellowship of the Ring and I simply read the Hobbit and all three of the LotRs  books and for some reason I failed to finish Catcher in the Rye and Scarlet Letter for class discussion. I lost track of the number of times that I actually read the Hobbit around 14 and that was in the 80's and I've reread it numerous times since. I've been totally getting off on the recent movies of the Hobbit, which admittedly diverge from the book but I just dont care and I think Tokien would have totally kissed Peter Jackson's butt for his efforts to bring Middle Earth to life. Well, if nothing else the "other hands and other minds" quote by Tolkien suggests that he would approve of Jackson's efforts.

    I do get swayed by odd ball stuff like Space 1889 which is probably one of the better more coherent steam punk settings out there.

    Oh yeah, if you showed up in my neighborhood offering to run a table top ICE middle Earth campaign I would totally be there with bells on.
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    Ascent
    August 12, 2014 - 2:53pm
    I like original fantasy settings or else one that adheres closely to ancient Earth folklore.
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    Shadow Shack
    August 15, 2014 - 8:57pm
    Moldvay/Cook B/X all the way, kicked off with Keep on the Borderlands.
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    bioreplica
    August 19, 2014 - 4:27am
    I like to mix sci-fi elements to my fantasy these days. I play Numenera by Monte Cook. Its based on the Gene Wolf Book of the New Sun, who in turn were an homage to Jack Vance's Dying Earth series.
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