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TCG YouTube Season 1 episode 13 - Identifying Tolkien Impressions

Yesterday - By Urulókë

Welcome to our next video - where Trotter, Mr. Underhill and Urulókë spend (more than) a few minutes introducing the general concepts around identifying impressions/printings, and book club editions of Tolkien books over the years.

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How a Lord of the Rings and Dungeons & Dragons Crossover Almost Happened

Aug 4 - By Trotter

In the early 1990s, J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth almost became a setting for Dungeons & Dragons. At that time, TSR, the company that created D&D, saw a window of opportunity. Tolkien and his works already had a worldwide following. Creating a game in one of his worlds might bring countless droves of Middle-earth fanatics into the ranks of Dungeons & Dragons. Furthermore, TSR wanted to create sequel novels to Tolkien’s iconic trilogy. The man in charge of this effort would be editor and now internationally renowned Tolkien scholar, John Rateliff.

John Rateliff met with Christopher Tolkien in Oxford and a few days later with a representative of HarperCollins, Tolkien’s publisher, in London. Rateliff laid out the company’s request to create fiction set in Middle-earth. I asked him what Christopher Tolkien’s reaction to the request was. He said, “I’d rather not go into that if you don’t mind,” but characterized Tolkien’s response as “a very final no.” Sequels and the like were “anathema” to the estate.

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TCG YouTube Season 1 episode 12 - Meet Alan Reynolds

Jul 29 - By Urulókë

Our first "on location" interview with a friend and fellow Tolkien Collector, Alan Reynolds - who has an absolutely fantastic collection! We will be back for more of his collection (with a better mic!) but here's part one.

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Bernard Cribbins died aged 93

Jul 28 - By Trotter

The veteran British actor and comedian Bernard Cribbins has died, aged 93.

Cribbins's career spanned more than seven decades, and saw him appear in Fawlty Towers, Doctor Who and the Railway Children.

He also played Bilbo in the BBC Children's series Jackanory in the late 1970s.

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Cribbins, Maurice Denham (centre left), Jan Francis (centre right) and David Wood (right) read The Hobbit for Jackanory, 1979

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-47294686

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HarperCollins Tolkien website and sale through Aug 5th

Jul 25 - By Urulókë

As happened earlier in the year, here is another good sale (for those in the UK and Ireland) from HarperCollins - this does seem to cover all of the Print-on-Demand titles as well as deluxe and trade editions in print.

Sale runs until August 5th, 2022, with 40% off all titles (not just Tolkien). "Simply add code SUMMER40 at checkout, and we'll automatically update your cart with your savings."

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