Today we’ll be covering the FANTASY genre! (Wiki article definition)
(NOTE: The Read More break exists due to the broadness of this particular genre, and the following list is very extensive.)
THIS LIST INCLUDES: Sub-Genres (by Theme and Setting), Fantasy Character Archetypes, Character Classes, list of Fantasy Races, Names, World-Building,Story Arcs / Formulas,and Magic.
(REMEMBER: The following are not solely confined to the Fantasy genre! For example: the story formulas can be used in any genre, just perhaps utilized differently.)
SUB-GENRES (by Theme)
SUB-GENRES (by Setting)
FANTASY CHARACTER ARCHETYPES
Character Archetypes ~ Includes character quest, fears, tasks, etc, of each archetype
Common Stereotypes ~ Some found in Fantasy and others across other genres of fiction
(Examples of Archetypes with Traits. Source)
Character Archetypes in High Fantasy Literature ~ Includes PDF download
RinkWorks’ Name Gen ~ Choose from long to short, vowel- or consonant-heavy, names with apostrophes / dashes, etc.
Random RPG Name Generator ~ Name Drows, Elves, Humans, Dragons, and Magical Books
Dragons Mark Name Gen ~ Includes different types, such as accented, Deverry style, Celtic style, Tolkien style, etc.
Red Dragon Inn Generators ~ Includes dwarven names, elven names, tavern names, gems, equipment, town generator, etc.
WORLD-BUILDING (Wiki Page)
Fantasy WorldBuilding Questions ~ Includes details like history, people and customs, magic, commerce, and daily life.
Creating Fantasy and Science Fiction Worlds ~ Covers physics, weather, geography, astronomy, zoology, anthropology, etc.
STORY ARCS / FORMULAS
Fantasy WorldBuilding Resources ~ Extensive list that not only covers general fantasy worlds, but also includes links for fantasy creatures, medieval life, mythology, etc.
ChaoticShiny.com ~ Fantastic generator website that carries generators for culture, people, places, names, accessories, plot, etc. Highly recommended.
If anyone has any fellow advice, suggestions, or if you have any questions, you’re always welcome to submit!