Mar. 26th, 2011

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Gary Gygax, the creator of the "Dungeons and Dragons" roleplaying game, claimed that Tolkien was only a minor influence on its development, despite the fact that the original game included rangers, wizards, ents, orcs, dwarves, elves, half-elves, and hobbits. At the insistence of the Tolkien Estate, the hobbits were renamed "halflings" and the ents became "treants."

DM of the Rings is a webcomic that follows the adventures of a group of gamers who are loot-crazed and clueless about Tolkien as they play through the plot of the LOTR. The artist, Shamus Young, uses stills from the movies to illustrate the epic campaign. My favorite line is when Eomer says, "I would cut off your head, Master Dwarf, but it would require me to look up the mounted combat rules." :D

(But I never had the patience to play D & D. I was the person who would look up and say "What?," having totally lost track of the game, when it was finally my turn to roll.)

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