Apr
14
2016
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Mar
18
2016
4

Official LotR D&D 5E coming out!

A new LotR 5E RPG by Cubicle 7 is a done deal, thanks to WotC’s D&D OGL.

…Sorry, let me translate that into English.  There’s a British roleplaying game (RPG) company called Cubicle 7.* It has the existing right to adapt JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings (LotR) as an RPG: and since Wizards of the Coast (WotC), who owns Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) has already issued an Open Gaming License (OGL) for its Fifth Edition ruleset (5E), Cubicle 7 is going to do a 5E version of LotR.  Which is frankly the snake eating its own tail, here, given how much D&D depends on LotR for its very existence, really.

Nonetheless, cool news. Although the Iron Crown Enterprises (ICE) Middle Earth Roleplaying (MERP)/Rolemaster LotR will always be the true LotR series for me. I still have all of my old supplements…

(Via D&D Memes)

Moe Lane

*They also do a RPG based on Charlie Stross’s Cthulhu meets spy novels series The Laundry.

Jan
25
2016
1

Tweet of the Day, Never Trust The Trailer edition.

Although, to be fair: when you have three movies to work with, you can stretch yourself a little.

Jan
09
2012
10

Tolkien dissed by Nobel Committee?

@Slublog is just a bit offended that the Nobel prize committee back in the Sixties apparently did not particularly enjoy JRR Tolkien’s The Lord of The Rings, and definitely rejected it for a prize.  In particular:

The reporter discovered that jury member Anders Österling wrote that the novel ‘has not in any way measured up to storytelling of the highest quality’.

…I’m sorry: Anders who?

Moe Lane

Apr
14
2011
2

@allahpundit is not actually dead to me.

But I’ll be damned if I can think of many leisure activities off of the top of my head that’s preferable to sitting down and watching the The Lord of the Rings trilogy for the first time*.  Oh, there are a couple – but less than you’d think.

Anyway, here.  Have ten and a half minutes of footage designed to make you drool over the upcoming Hobbit movie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfesknLk5uI&feature=player_embedded

Oh baby, yeah.  I’m in the wrong business.

Moe Lane

*If you’ve never seen this in theaters… well.  I’m sorry for you.

Aug
12
2009
7

Movie of the Week: Logan’s Run.

We say adieu to The Lord of the Rings – The Motion Picture Trilogy and put up instead Logan’s Run, for absolutely no reason whatsoever. Why would anybody think that there’d be a reason?

Why, the very idea.

Moe Lane

Aug
05
2009
2

Movie of the Week: The LoTR Trilogy.

So farewell to 12 Monkeys, and hello to The Lord of the Rings – The Motion Picture Trilogy.

Because sometimes you just have to take the half day and watch the whole blessed thing through, that’s why.

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