My 2020 Blogging from A to Z Challenge revisits my best posts from the 2014 to 2019 Challenges.

L for LOTRO (2018)

How could I not mention the Professor? The Lord of the Rings is one of my favourite books, although I discovered Tolkien the Anglo-Saxon scholar first – via his essay Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics. After reading the trilogy in about 1969 aged 16 – I still have those reread hardbacks – Peter Jackson’s reimagining was my Middle Earth. Then I discovered and played this wonderful game.

On the other hand, exploring the literature and folklore behind this game was one of the reasons I began my investigation into the creative Origins of various On-line Games. I’d been drawn to find Middle Earth for decades – and then I met Frodo.

I will post about other games that were relevant in 2018 and still are meaningful.

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12 thoughts on “L for LOTRO

    • I’m somewhere between the two, Deniz as some of the game-world felt more ‘Middle Earth’ than the movies. But my first reaction watching Jackson’s Fellowship was “this is how I imagined The Shire”.


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