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    'Fairy tale' fantasy RPG settings?

    Are there any 'fairy tale' fantasy RPG settings out there? That is, settings with a strong focus on childlike wonder or elements of pure fantasy, settings defined more by allegory than by simulation of Earth history. Some examples of such settings in fiction and film include Narnia (naturally), the world of The Dark Crystal, or even the environs of Hogwarts. Has anything like this ever been published for a roleplaying game?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cadfan View Post
    Faery's Tale.
    I wasn't aware that it had a setting until your post prompted me to do a Googel search (forum posters rarely mentioned the setting when promoting the game). What elements does "Brightwood" consist of?
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    Well there is a game designed for kids where you play Faeries. Faery's Tale Deluxe

    There was also a d20 setting based on Celtic legend that had an add-on that presented fairies based off of folklore. [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Little-People-Guide-Fairies-Celtic/dp/1932091068"]The Little People[/ame]

    Then there was [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Faeries-d20-Fantasy-Roleplaying-BAS1010/dp/1592630014/ref=pd_sim_b_2"]Faeries[/ame]

    And [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Guide-Fey/dp/0976314215/ref=pd_sim_b_7"]Complete Guide to Fey[/ame]

    And [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Deliria-Faerie-Tales-New-Millennium/dp/1932115005/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1228074326&sr=8-12"]Deliria[/ame]

    And also Such is the Way of the Faeries

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    Grimm

    Grimm might work for you, but it's supposed to be crazy dark and moody. Not really Hogwarts-y...well...not like the first 4-5 books, at any rate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dm4hire View Post
    Well there is a game designed for kids where you play Faeries. Faery's Tale Deluxe

    There was also a d20 setting based on Celtic legend that had an add-on that presented fairies based off of folklore. The Little People

    Then there was Faeries

    And Complete Guide to Fey

    And Deliria

    And also Such is the Way of the Faeries
    Thank you, but many of these products aren't settings or are re-imaginings of the modern world (Deliria) or historical Earth — so, specifically, the kind of thing that I'm not looking for, per my first post.

    The possible exceptions are Faery's Tale (which apparently has its own, non-medieval European setting) and Fairies (also possibly boasting its own, original, setting per the Amazon ad copy).

    If anybody knows the specifics on the settings of these products, I'd love to ehar them.
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    I've got the non-delux rules. There really isn't a lot about the setting other than the focus on the faeries. I'll find my copy and post more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RefinedBean View Post
    Grimm might work for you, but it's supposed to be crazy dark and moody. Not really Hogwarts-y...well...not like the first 4-5 books, at any rate.
    I've owned grimm and, yes, I would consider its world to be a 'fairy tale' setting (if one tainted entirely by evil). I'm currently looking for something a little more light-hearted, though (per the examples in my first post))
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    Quote Originally Posted by darjr View Post
    I've got the non-delux rules. There really isn't a lot about the setting other than the focus on the faeries. I'll find my copy and post more.
    Thanks!
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    Faery's Tale has a setting, but it really isn't very developed. See, Faery's Tale is for kids. So while there's a default setting that contains some basic elements (faery nobility, evil faeries and goblins, rules for conflict between the two, plus a fairy tale -esque human civilization set in a mixture of victorian england and medieval england), it isn't heavily developed. The idea is that you'll create your own stories within it, rather than read stories from it.

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