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Trouble in Tharbad: Hero Review


I brought many things back from Gen Con 2014: Nightmare packs galore, the enjoyable Old Forest scenario, a copy of the awesome Doomtown: Reloaded, fun memories, and a lingering cold that won’t go away. 2,299 more words


The Importance of Philology to Middle Earth: Wraith

Language plays a role of enormous importance to Tolkien’s mythology. Tolkien was a professor of Anglo-Saxon and was proficient in multiple languages. He also constructed several languages for his legendarium and for a time kept his diary in elvish. 101 more words

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There’s two of us- Kale and Caedus. We’re a nerdy couple from the Midwest US. 107 more words


The Palantír Effect

I’m almost finished with a re-read of The Lord of the Rings. Wow, what an amazing novel! (I’ll call it a ‘novel’, singular, because Tolkien really wrote it as a single book, which his publisher later split into three.) I’ve seen so much more in the books as an adult than I did as a high schooler. 699 more words


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“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”

— J.R.R. Tolkien