What are your favorite fantasy settings? (and why)



  • SpacegoatsSpacegoats Posts: 20 Adventurer
    I find my favourite fantasy setting is A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. LeGuin. I really loved the characters and the whole magic system. I highly recommend it!
    Grand leader of the glorious Spacegoatian Empire!
  • AngryCanuckAngryCanuck Posts: 2 Mendicant
    Classic fantasy rpg setting with Dragons, orcs, goblins, elves, kobolds etc. With a long list of friendlies and enemies the capacity for story writing is never ending. Limited only by the storyteller.
  • TheWizardTheWizard Posts: 738 Wizard
    Well said, @AngryCanuck. You will have to help us do some population of the world in the next Design Quest (or this one, your choice...!)

    I'll SMITE you
  • hwlrmnkyhwlrmnky Posts: 17 Mendicant
    My favorite fantasy settings are actually urban fantasy, Jim Butcher's Dresden Files and Seaman McGuire's Encryptid worlds.

    My favorite olde time fantasy setting is, with a strange ambivalence in my part, Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series. I either read or listened to every one of those over-written, under-edited books because the first installment, The Eye of the World, made me so interested in the world and the outcome.
  • TheWizardTheWizard Posts: 738 Wizard
    i can totally relate to that. I never articulated it to myself as well as you did, but I was absolutely taken in by the setting and concept but didn't make it to the end of the saga. That first book is still an all time favorite...
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  • OponnOponn Posts: 9 Mendicant
    Definitely  the world Steven Erikson built in the Malazan Book of the Fallen series. Huge and full of death.  :)

    Robin Hobb's Realm of the Elderlings series.

    GRRM A Song of Ice and Fire.

    Miles Cameron, The Traitor Son Cycle. Just started this one and loving it. Highly recommend the first book in the series The Red Knight, especially if you dig ASOIAF and are looking for something new to read.
  • TheWizardTheWizard Posts: 738 Wizard
    love love love Robin Hobbs ^
    I'll SMITE you
  • HawkeyeHawkeye Posts: 6 Mendicant
    Sorcery! By inkle had a great world. So much to explore! The art design was also fantastic.
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