Fairy Tale Roleplaying Games Archive

  • Nowadays fairy tales are very much considered stories for children, with simplistic characters and morals that steer the reader (as well as the main heroines and heroes) toward the right-and-proper “happy ending”. It hasn’t always been so—European “faerie tales” have historically been grounded in literal truths, considered legendary and as such potentially very real! They were designed to reveal the failings and foibles of the weak and gullible, the tribulations and triumphs of the downtrodden but hardworking, the fleeting nature of riches won without effort, and the value of dedication to a cause coupled with determination to achieve virtuous ends at all costs. Snow White—classified by Aarne-Thompson as tale 709, “Other story of the supernatural,” and Grimms’ Fairy Tale number […]

    Snow White for Pathfinder RPG / Fairy Tales in Roleplaying Games

    Nowadays fairy tales are very much considered stories for children, with simplistic characters and morals that steer the reader (as well as the main heroines and heroes) toward the right-and-proper “happy ending”. It hasn’t always been so—European “faerie tales” have historically been grounded in literal truths, considered legendary and as such potentially very real! They were designed to reveal the failings and foibles of the weak and gullible, the tribulations and triumphs of the downtrodden but hardworking, the fleeting nature of riches won without effort, and the value of dedication to a cause coupled with determination to achieve virtuous ends at all costs. Snow White—classified by Aarne-Thompson as tale 709, “Other story of the supernatural,” and Grimms’ Fairy Tale number […]

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