1 young, preferably male hero. Naive, underdog type, usually a "country boy" with less than grand expectations
1 stunning female, seemingly well out of hero's reach. Royalty or upper society.
1 race of barbarians, enemies at first, allies at end.
1 magical sword
1 sidekick who is goofy, crass or otherwise opposite to the main character.
1-4 medieval settings
Many seemingly unconnected enemies all eventually leading to 1 main evil of all evil foes, to taste.