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Old 05 February 2019, 01:10 PM
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Glasses Thread Perfectly Explains 'The Lord Of The Rings' By Comparing It To D&D

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According to*College Humor*cast member Brennan Lee Mulligan,*LOTR*is, in fact, a D&D; campaign.
https://www.comicsands.com/viral-thr...627532729.html

Dammit, Kevin...

Why does every game group seem to have a Kevin?
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Old 05 February 2019, 02:10 PM
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I'm still trying to wrap my head around the concept of D&D being the more relatable cultural touchstone.
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Old 05 February 2019, 02:10 PM
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Actually, I think it's the other way around. D&D campaigns riff off LOTR.

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Old 05 February 2019, 07:02 PM
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I assume it's a joke? Hard to tell these days...
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Old 05 February 2019, 07:49 PM
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I hope so, though after The Fellowship of the Ring hit theaters there was a guy who came to the D&D group I was in who was shocked by how much the Balrog looked like a Balor demon.
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Old 05 February 2019, 10:07 PM
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I saw a similar meme on Facebook recently: Gandalf's player tricks the other characters into running away so he can solo the Balrog, thus getting all the XP and then turning up at the next game with a fancy new robe....

The bit about the Ranger's backstory taking over actually has some truth in it. From what I've read, when Tolkien was writing the first draft, he didn't actually know who Strider was when he inserted him into the story; that all came later. (In fact, in early versions, Strider was a Hobbit named "Trotter" who wore wooden shoes....)
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Old 05 February 2019, 11:06 PM
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I feel that TGG is somewhat less geeky* that previously thought since she did not see fit to link to this:

https://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/?p=612

* She's lost about 50 centidweebs.
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I finished that webcomic years ago... I'm on Darths and Droids now...
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