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    Some of my favorites, in no particular order:

    1. Thieves' World
    2. Jack Vance's Dying Earth and Lyonesse
    3. Gene Wolfe's Book of the New Sun
    4. Earwa (Scott Bakker's Prince of Nothing series)
    5. Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn

    Earwa especially is just so freakin' realistic, and extra geeks points to Bakker for including a 100+ page glossary/encyclopedia in the third book, The Thousandfold Thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamond View Post
    4. Earwa (Scott Bakker's Prince of Nothing series)

    Earwa especially is just so freakin' realistic, and extra geeks points to Bakker for including a 100+ page glossary/encyclopedia in the third book, The Thousandfold Thought.
    Well, it seems even in fictional worlds of others we have the same taste And i looooved that glossary.

    You should really try Steven Erikson's Malazan Book of the Fallen. A very good novel with very deep and compelling worldbuilding!

    So here is my list (in no particular order) :

    World of the Malazan Book of the Fallen (by S. Erikson)
    Earwa (Prince of Nothing by R. Scott Bakker)

    and, naturally, the still unconquered King of Worldbuilding and Myth

    Middle-Earth (by J.R.R. Tolkien)
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    I've tried three different times to read Gardens of the Moon by Erikson, and... I just couldn't do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamond View Post
    I've tried three different times to read Gardens of the Moon by Erikson, and... I just couldn't do it.
    Yeah, GotM is a hurdle for many. Around page 200 it really picked up (at least for me). Well, i can only encourage you to try again...because it is a wild ride. And i think as a fellow rpg-er and worldbuilder, you'd really appreciate all the depth in the 10 books that is the Malazan Book of the Fallen. I was blown away by it. It's true, though...Erikson is a writer that really embodies the "show, do not tell" style. He really does not make it easy on the reader...you have to dig in and discover everything for yourself, he is never just flat out telling you important things about his world. But the depth and mythic power of his creation is really something.

    Erikson is my top fantasy author to date. Bakker is close but much more ordinary in his worldbuilding and story.
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    Besides My own Effed up Fantasy world in my head.
    I really love Pern, Dragonlance(krynn). And I think that's about it. Tattooine has good back story that isn't really apparent.

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    I like quite a lot of fantasy worlds but one of my favourites is Scott Lynch's Camorr setting. There is even a map of the city on the author's website!

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    For me it is Palladium Fantasy RPG. The setting is hands down my favorite!

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    Default TSR - Ravenloft

    I really enjoyed Ravenloft. I liked the horror themed campaign world. This was also a bit before the current zombie apocolypse craze, so it was kind of interesting at the time.

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    Gene Wolfe's Urth, Tolkien's Middle Earth, Amber... Really, what's the point of ranking these? I have a hard time coming up with fantasy world that I hated. Oh, I got one - Discworld.
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    Athas or Midkernia.

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