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“At The Tobacconist’s” – J.R.R. Tolkien Audio Recording 1929

There has been quite a bit of hullabaloo in recent years about ‘lost Tolkien recordings’, but there is a recording of J.R.R. Tolkien that is now readily available that many fans are not aware of. In 1929, Professor J.R.R. Tolkien and A. Lloyd M.A. lent their voice talents to an audio recording entitled, “English Conversation: At the Tobacconist’s” The recording ...

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LOTRO: Beorning – The First 10 Levels

As Grimbeorn sends you to Eriador at the behest of Radaghast, I couldn’t help but feel a little disheartened. I didn’t want to leave the Vales of Anduin just yet. In seven years of playing The Lord of the Rings Online, it was refreshing to have my character start somewhere besides The Shire, Edhelion or Archet. Now I’m being told I’ll ...

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Chance Thomas, Composer for Riders Of Rohan

Hello and well met, LOTRO players! Chance Thomas is a music composer whose most widely known work to date is the music for the Game Riders of Rohan. If you’ve heard it you will understand why gamers are calling for him to be invited once again to score for the LOTR game. It is truly wonderful and as some put it, ...

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Free Course on Tolkien, LOTRO, and Online Gaming

Studying Tolkien at the university level continues with Vanderbuilt Universtiy’s new offering, “Online Games: Literature, New Media, and Narrative“. Focusing particularly on Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings and Turbine’s Lord of the Rings Online, students are invited to explore the adaptation of fantasy stories and novels into video games: Intended for both newcomers who are curious about video games and experienced ...

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Lord of the Rings Online EVENT: 2014 Spring Racing Carnival

From the official event organizer announcement: This year’s Spring Racing Carnival will be held on Saturday, May 17th on the Landroval server. Events begin at 10:00am EDT (servertime) and continue until 10pm. There are numerous races, contests, and shows for you to attend.  

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The Lonely Mountain Band WINS 2013 DragonSlayer Award!

The votes have been tallied and The Lonely Mountain Band has won the award for “Best Gaming Team/Guild or Clan” of 2013! “We know that in elder days before the fall, the world was fair and mountains tall. Melkor and his minions including the newly risen ‘Witch-king of Angmar’ have marred Arda and seek to break the will of free ...

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Interview with LOTRO Composer Chance Thomas

Chance Thomas is well known to those of us who spend some time in the Turbine’s Lord of the Rings Online trouncing across the Greenfields of the Shire, exploring the dark places of Moria, or most recently, charging across the plains of Hytbolt. Mr. Thomas is responsible for the merry melodies of the Shire, the ominous opuses of Foundations of ...

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LotRO Shows Off Rohan

This week has seen a rash of new videos and interviews regarding the new expansion for The Lord of the Rings Online. Riders of Rohan will release this fall and players are already jumping at the bit to get their hands on pre-order Keys and Beta Keys. Turbine has released a video showcasing one of the more highly anticipated updates ...

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New Rohan Fly-through Video

Yesterday, Turbine released a new video for their upcoming expansion to The Lord of the Rings Online: Riders of Rohan. This new video is a fly-through of the Rohan region showing the 6 distinct areas that will be within the region. These areas include The Wold, Entwash Vale, and The Eaves of Fangorn, to name a few. This video, first ...

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