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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2018 12:54 p.m. PST

"When used well, circuses are great devices in fantasy RPGs. They can introduce new characters, new adventures and new peril to an otherwise quite locale. A lot of the acts that you find in real world circuses would probably translate very well into a fantasy setting. No doubt there would still be clowns, contortionists, acrobats and people shooting apples off a volunteer's head. However, there are certain acts that you might only find in a fantasy setting which could help to make things even more exciting and lead your characters on their next adventure.

Below are just six of the (no doubt many) different things you may find at a circus in your fantasy RPG…."
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robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2018 4:58 p.m. PST

Start with the classics. What sort of fantasy circus would not include a flying elephant?

But I always associate the trope more with SF than fantasy. There are a couple of great old Leigh Brackett shorts set in interplanetary circuses.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP30 Sep 2018 3:12 p.m. PST



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