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==Standard Genre Element==
 
==Standard Genre Element==
 
Monarchy often appears as the default government system in [[Heroic fantasy|heroic]], [[lazy medieval]] or [[fairy tale]] fantasy. Neither explicitly advocated nor necessarily criticized, monarchy is here employed as an element of [[setting]], to establish genre or to provide the player with [[plot]] impetus such as a [[Quest (term) | quest]].
 
Monarchy often appears as the default government system in [[Heroic fantasy|heroic]], [[lazy medieval]] or [[fairy tale]] fantasy. Neither explicitly advocated nor necessarily criticized, monarchy is here employed as an element of [[setting]], to establish genre or to provide the player with [[plot]] impetus such as a [[Quest (term) | quest]].
* [[Gifts of Phallius 2: The Key to Eternity]] ([[GoblinBoy]], 2006, [[TADS 2]])
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* ''[[Gifts of Phallius 2: The Key to Eternity]]'' ([[GoblinBoy]]; 2006; [[TADS 2]])
* [[Treasures of a Slaver's Kingdom]] ([[S. John Ross]], 2007, [[Z-code]])
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* ''[[Treasures of a Slaver's Kingdom]]'' ([[S. John Ross]]; 2007; [[Z-code]])
  
 
==Comedy and Satire==
 
==Comedy and Satire==
 
Incompetent or vicious monarchies form a conveniently uncontroversial target for [[:Category:Comedy|comedy]] or [[Politics|political]] satire.
 
Incompetent or vicious monarchies form a conveniently uncontroversial target for [[:Category:Comedy|comedy]] or [[Politics|political]] satire.
* The [[Zork]] series, in which the Flathead dynasty subjects the [[Great Underground Empire]] to hypertrophic misrule
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* The ''[[Zork]]'' series, in which the Flathead dynasty subjects the [[Great Underground Empire]] to hypertrophic misrule
* [[Varicella]] ([[Adam Cadre]], 1999, [[Z-code]]), largely dealing with the sordid struggle for succession in a modern-era, alternate-Earth Italian city-state
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* ''[[Varicella]]'' ([[Adam Cadre]]; 1999; [[Z-code]]), largely dealing with the sordid struggle for succession in a modern-era, alternate-Earth Italian city-state
* [[Augmented Fourth]] ([[Brian Uri]], 2000, [[Z-code]]), in which a punishment meted out by a despotic monarch sparks off the action
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* ''[[Augmented Fourth]]'' ([[Brian Uri]]; 2000; [[Z-code]]), in which a punishment meted out by a despotic monarch sparks off the action
  
 
[[Category:Social issues]]
 
[[Category:Social issues]]

Latest revision as of 09:38, 29 December 2008

Monarchy appears in IF primarily as a standard element of the fantasy genre; historical, modern and sci-fi monarchies are vanishingly rare.

Standard Genre Element

Monarchy often appears as the default government system in heroic, lazy medieval or fairy tale fantasy. Neither explicitly advocated nor necessarily criticized, monarchy is here employed as an element of setting, to establish genre or to provide the player with plot impetus such as a quest.

Comedy and Satire

Incompetent or vicious monarchies form a conveniently uncontroversial target for comedy or political satire.