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Map of Clichea by Sarithus Map of Clichea by Sarithus
A map based on fantasy tropes that pokes a little fun at unoriginal map makers.
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AlivanArt Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2018
what font did you use? i love it
AlivanArt Featured By Owner Edited Jul 26, 2018
im using this to help build my world.. full of cliches that i love, pretty much every MMO has these LOL
Spider-Bat700 Featured By Owner May 29, 2018
Hey, I love pretty much all these HF tropes myself. Of course in my defense, I did make SOME effort to do my High Fantasy world/map a bit differently from this one, but I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if I still succumbed to at least a few of these. Is it bad that I don't actually mind if that's the case?
SlamDunkin Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Laughing out loud at some of these, hard to stay away from tropes sometimes but yes see these everywhere! Maybe one day we will get a north-bound civilisation that isn't viking based (and I love Vikings). Great work. 
GodheadInspector Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018
Good for a nice long laugh. Fav'd!
gigasghast9001 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
the wall looks cool
honkyjesus Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018   Writer
Well done! Didn't realize this was a joke at first. I actually took The Badlands as a name out of my map recently.
MaestroFenix Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love your maps, this really took my attention while searching for inspiration for my own... then I realized it was a parody LOL. I miss an "Skull Island": Hideout for some pirates/Giant monkey worshippers
NonieR Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2017
jessicalynn83 Featured By Owner May 22, 2017
I really love your art style here. This is such a funny map. Great work. If you don't mind me asking, what font did you use? I really like it.
vickymichaelis Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017  Professional Writer
I want to know make maps T_T
UnknownSquid Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2016
Currently working on a map/setting of my own, and was googling existing ones for material to think over. This is a uniquely useful resource, in an unexpected way. Can proudly boast that I've avoided nearly all of these tropes. However I'm probably still suffering from some form of "second level cliché" or something. Got the shiny holy empire that's actually the bad guys, got the orc nation that's not actually the bad guys. Wasn't able to avoid creating a pseudo Mediterranean either. Perhaps attempting to be remotely original is a fools errand after all.

(Logged in to Deviant Art for probably the first time in five years to make this simple comment...Ha...)
KingoftheTyrants Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016
It's only a cliche if it is done poorly. You can invert these tropes and do something original.
ElizabethKWritesArt Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016  Hobbyist
I think this is perfect. :) I love it! So CLASSIC fantasy... and who says playing with a little trope-ishness isn't a ton of fun??? :-)

   Now I desperately want to create an anthology set exclusively on this map, with different authors utilizing the different available, cliche, terrains with new and inspiring takes on them!!!! :-)

 That'd be so much fun!!! I'd love to read that... <3
Strider-of-Twilight Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016  Student Writer
This is the most stereotypical response to this cliche ass map.
Raakboy Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016
parappa69 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016
Where's yer olde Marshland of Hopelessness ??
Denril Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016
I'd put it either between the "Mountains of Mist" and "The Malstrom", or just north of the "Shadow Mountains".
Mappa-Mundi Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015
I did mine 30 years ago before the internet and hence before the clichés :). I have a Sea of Storms.... but NO MAELSTROM :)
YellowLugh Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Nah, cliches were born long before the Internet
TitaniumDragon Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015
It's funny because its true.

And it hurts so much.
ZachValkyrie Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Professional Writer
...yeah, that's pretty much how it is.
mbrsart Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I just realized that my fantasy world is laid out virtually the same. So I'm going to put it far to the south of the equator, making the north temperate and the south frozen. So there! :P
ryuteki Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
Very nice!
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