Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Lord of the Rings and Dungeons and Dragons - OOC (out-of-character) post

In the last post, I spoke of "The Lord of the Rings".

Well, the "Dungeons and Dragons" RPG (role-playing game) owes its very existence to that novel.

In Mystara (the Campaign Setting / World in which I, Vinimagus, play), "The Shire" is actually a set of linked shires called "The Five Shires".

In the book (TLOTR), the term "halfling" has been used to refer to hobbits.

In Mystara, halflings do not perfectly match Tolkien's hobbits ("Hobbits from the Shire"), but the first are deeply inspired in the latter.

Halflings and hobbits are cheerful, curious and have stout hearts. Both have hairy foot, are much shorter than humans (and a bit shorter than dwarves - and not dwarfs, just like Tolkien would prefer, hehehe) , they like pipe-weed, good food and drink etc etc etc.

Well, by now, you are starting to know Peregriadoc, our brave and skillful hero.

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