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Lets straighten out Fantasy subgenres, and talk about the subgenres Urealms falls under.
Some info about the wonderful genres of fantasy, in relation to Urealms. This is a subject I’ve done some recreational research on. I feel I’ve been thorough, but the subgenres of fantasy are not written in concrete anywhere as far as I can find (does written in concrete sound better than written is stone? Sorry, off topic), and my opinion is gonna filter in here some. If you really care that much go look it up yourself, you obviously have time to do so, look how much time you’re wasting here. Anyway, Rob’s Urealms, I’m going to define it as a mix of comic fantasy, and high fantasy with a few elements of epic fantasy. Urealms is not Hard, or dark fantasy but i thought i would mention them to. Comic fantasy isn’t quite what it sounds like, its a satirical fantasy, intending to use humor to parody other, more serious fantasy works, in this case traditional DND. This is no bad thing, and just to make sure it’s understood, I love Urealms ad judge it to be rightly superior to other DNDs. High Fantasy, often confused with epic fantasy is my personal fav kind of fantasy; its defined by and driven by its characters. High fantasy is most often set in a world entirely separate from ours, and is based in medieval like times (My first book suggestion comes in here: Malazan Books of the Fallen. This series is possibly the best fantasy series ever written, but lets get back on topic). Epic fantasy is, again, most often set in a world entirely separate from ours, and is based in medieval like times, but what sets it apart, is its high morals. Epic fantasy is good vs. evil on a huge scale, like a universe changing scale (Load of the Rings is the perfect example and the founder of this genre). Another feature that generally occurs in epic fantasy is the inclusion of an (often young) nobody who must go out on a quest and save the world. Oh, and good always wins. If you dislike that good trumps all future, you should find some dark fantasy. They often contain elements of horror, and virtue is not guaranteed the win. If you liked the Bopen campaign, you’re gonna want to find a mix of dark and high fantasy to read (may I suggest the Back Company, series by glen cook. Very morally grey, fairly good set of books). Ok, only a few more subgenres. Hard fantasy, which focuses on keeping supernatural elements (magic) consistent, not to be confused with magical realism fantasy, a subgenre that focuses on making magic as realistic as possible (a good example is The Stormlight archives by Brandon Sanderson. A little childish and not the best stuff ever written, but still a good example of magical realism fantasy). I think that’s all I wanna talk about on this topic. As you can probably tell, I have a lot to say about fantasy books, and if this post gets decent views (or if it doesn’t) I’m probably gonna post another thread on book suggestions (and how great Malazan is for real check it out). I mean I didn’t even mention how much I hate Game of thrones. And I never suggested The Wheel of Time (Robert Jordan). That makes me wanna rewrite this whole post. But it’s my bed time so I won’t. Goodnight.
Hope you liked my crappyish essay thing. i will put more time into my next one.