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ravells
04-22-2008, 08:16 AM
Enjoy!

The Grand List of Overused Science Fiction Clichés (http://www.cthreepo.com/cliche/)

hmm I wonder if there are any fantasy cartography cliches?

RobA
04-22-2008, 11:06 AM
Giant rifts?

Lone mountains anomalously located in fields? With names like dragon/dark/<bad-term>-mount?

-Rob A>

Midgardsormr
04-22-2008, 11:36 AM
The Synonym-for-Dark Wood.

Torq
04-22-2008, 11:46 AM
Dare I say it, rivers that fork continuosly as they flow along the ground.

Torq

GlennZilla
04-22-2008, 02:45 PM
I found this one a while ago while looking for contrived and cliched plots for a one-off comedy game.
http://amethyst-angel.com/cliche.html

So I can tell you that laughs surround the table when the prototypical knight in shining armor attempts to save the damsel in distress princess, who turns out to be an awkward prince.

ravells
04-22-2008, 02:52 PM
Excellent, I didn't know there was a fantasy equivalent!

torstan
04-22-2008, 03:11 PM
I love #26 in the overused characterisations. I hadn't realised that the governor of California is, on his own, an overused cliche. Brilliant.

("What's that? Democratic objection to my plans? By CROM I sahll defeat them!")

RPMiller
04-22-2008, 04:38 PM
Yup, he's our governator.

Baziron
04-24-2008, 01:20 AM
And somehow, they will make him president,
They know they want to
but it needs some tweaking in certain places.

RPMiller
04-24-2008, 11:59 AM
Hehehe, it is a running gag over here, but it won't ever happen. The required changes to the Constitution would never get past the people's vote. At least currently. You never know what the future will hold though. ;)