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LOTRO: Shadows of Angmar
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Not really a collectible (at least not yet, who knows, maybe people will be buying and selling characters and items from the game somewhere down the line, or the boxed software may be many years from now) but I just got invited to participate in the remainder of the beta test for the next few months.

I had a chance to play it for a few hours last month, and it was really buggy but still playable, as expected for a beta. I had fun, but wasn't totally blown away (yet).

How many others out there are in to the massive multiplayer games? This will be my first, I'm more into seeing what they have done with the license than staying up till four AM every night hunting orcs. (I do have a soft spot for good first person immersive games, though.)

Posted on: 2007/2/7 17:37
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Re: TOLKIEN autograph COLLECTING
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In my humble opinion, here's my thoughts on this auction.

- The seller has a pretty good reputation.
- The letter is quite likely real (hard to tell, not being able to see the paper itself to tell if it is 35 years old).
- As Parmastahir mentions, this was likely typed up by a secretary, especially given the late date (Tolkien wasn't up to doing all of these sorts of short notes himself in later years.)
- It is quite possible that the signature was done by a secretary as well (ghost signature) as the intended recipient would only care that the thought came from JRRT, not a collectible signature.
- All handwriting experts who happen by please sign up to be a resident expert.

Posted on: 2007/2/6 18:37
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If Beren can not (or will not) declare this a forgery, what is a mere mortal to think of it? The typewriter would not seem to matter. It would seem that JRRT (if this is genuine) was responding to correspondence typed up by a secretary at Allen&Unwin and made ready for his signature. But I have not ever seen that "T" (not that I have seen very many of his signatures) - Beren has many genuine ones in his collection, what thinkest thou?) and the color of the ink would make me think twice. What the TCG needs is a handwriting expert on staff. Jeremy, when you're not too busy, could you dig one up?

Posted on: 2007/2/6 18:11


Re: Signed Deluxe Children of Hurin
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That is about what i found out before I was told it would not appear... If it happens it will be published it must be ordered through tolkien.co.uk
This site will be much better then the old one, is aimed to be a news source and much more up to date. It will also be used to sell special editions... i hope also lots of contests and giveaways!

Any more questions?

Posted on: 2007/2/6 17:42


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With regards to where the Signed Edition will be available for purchase: Here is a reply I received a couple of weeks ago from someone in Harpercollins.

"This £250 limited edition, if it happens, will be available exclusively via HarperCollins.co.uk and not available anywhere else. It's still speculative, so does not have a pub date assigned to it yet. It will probably come in the autumn, certainly not in April 2007."

Interestingly, the reply stated (though I did not ask) that it would be priced at £250. Though I imagine that the price could change (if indeed this edition ever makes it to print), but it looks that they are aiming to price it at £250.

Posted on: 2007/2/6 16:01



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