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by Wbweather
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Realism in Middle-earth
Replies: 137
Views: 4912

Re: Realism in Middle-earth

This was on the first page, but not having huge amounts of dental issues would be somewhat realistic in a medieval setting. Issues with teeth only really got bad once sugar became readily available as a luxury, which happened around the 16th century in England and France. Of course one wonders how ...
by Wbweather
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Realism in Middle-earth
Replies: 137
Views: 4912

Re: Realism in Middle-earth

Since the Riddle game was so important and had such well established and strictly adhered to rules, I have always thought that there might be some who might wager a bet on a good riddle match late at night in a tavern, and not just in a seedy tavern, but even the Green Dragon or the Prancing Pony.
by Wbweather
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Realism in Middle-earth
Replies: 137
Views: 4912

Re: Realism in Middle-earth

This IS why the Shire feels this way, but it's a little more complicated. When Tolkien started both The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, both stories were explicitly NOT part of Middle-earth. They borrowed elements from it, but there was no literal connection between them. It was not until Tolkien...
by Wbweather
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Realism in Middle-earth
Replies: 137
Views: 4912

Re: Realism in Middle-earth

I'm rereading the LOTR currently and having just finished the Simarillion and parts of Unfinished Tales, I have noticed how out of place the Shire is in Middle-earth. It doesn't "fit" if you try to look at it from a standpoint of it being logically consistent with the rest of ME. Yet, at the same ti...
by Wbweather
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Realism in Middle-earth
Replies: 137
Views: 4912

Re: Realism in Middle-earth

I see in Tolkien's Middle-earth a picture of a fallen world, yet one with hope of redemption. The children of Iluvatar, both elves and men were created in His image, for a purpose greater than even the Valar could foresee. They were created in spite of the knowledge of Melkor's treachery and in fact...
by Wbweather
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Moria
Replies: 177
Views: 11336

Re: Moria

Image

Saw this and laughed.
by Wbweather
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Moria
Replies: 177
Views: 11336

Re: Moria

What would be freaking awesome is black dice with some sort of flickering LED inside that causes the numbers to appear like flames burning from within. Also, I completely expect to see a picture of a Balrog with large black projections spread behind it that are completely ambiguous as to whether the...
by Wbweather
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Moria
Replies: 177
Views: 11336

Re: Moria

EDIT 2: AND MORIA-THEMED DICE. Omg....
Black with red numbers!
by Wbweather
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Moria
Replies: 177
Views: 11336

Re: Moria

I'm going to need a new bookshelf just for TOR.
by Wbweather
Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Moria
Replies: 177
Views: 11336

Re: Moria

:D