I’ve played RPGs my entire life and I’ve seen my fair share of tropes and cliches. I’ve killed dragons, I’ve crushed tyrants, I’ve saved princesses, and I’ve hurled magic at my enemies. I’ve also lost my memory, lost my equipment, and lost my friends. Killing foozles is tough work, but it’s hard to ignore that the things in this list remain relatively constant in nearly every RPG. Welcome to the Top 10 RPG Cliches in gaming.
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While the list doesn’t cover all of them, it certainly hits the highlights. Did we miss any? Jump in the comments and call em out!