Medieval fantasy

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Medieval fantasy is a subgenre of fantasy that encompasses the Middle Ages and sometimes simply represents fictitious versions of historic events. This subgenre is common among role-playing games, text-based roleplaying, and high-fantasy literature. It can include various elements of Middle Ages European culture and society, including a monarchical government, feudal social structure, medieval warfare, and mythical entities common in European folklore.

Examples of literature of this genre include The Lord of the Rings[1] by J. R. R. Tolkien, The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis, A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin [1] [2] or The Witcher by Andrzej Sapkowski.[3]

Examples of games (both digital and tabletop) include the Ultima series, RIFT,[4] Neverwinter Nights,[5] Tactics Ogre, Dark Souls, Warcraft, The Legend of Zelda, Dungeons and Dragons, The Elder Scrolls, The Witcher[6], Gothic and Dragon Age.


  1. ^ a b "'Game Of Thrones' 'Battle Of The Bastards' Unoriginal? Copied From Famous Movies?". 21 June 2016. 
  2. ^ Alter, Alexandra (8 December 2011). "These Literary Tastes Include Eel Pie, Grilled Snake" – via Wall Street Journal. 
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  4. ^ Cavalli, Earnest. "Garriott 'Probably' Returning to 'Medieval Fantasy' Genre". 
  5. ^ "Legacy Games". BioWare. Archived from the original on 2013-06-02. Retrieved 2013-05-21. 
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