The History of Middle-Earth Boxed Set
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Dec 16, 2020
2020/12/16 21:14:03 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
What about his other fireplace?

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Dec 16, 2020
2020/12/16 22:17:07 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
From a quick skim through the questions and responses, nothing new appears to really have been added to the discussion. Pointless project remains pointless.
Dec 16, 2020
2020/12/16 23:26:38 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
After reading Julia Golding's replies on Reddit I am unmoved over the project. I personally find her answers vague and I can't get on board with that. I don't really have anything else to add as I don't trust the project to deliver anything of impact so I am leaving this subject from here on out to others who still want to talk this out.

I look forward to the day when this subject is nowhere to be seen in the recent activity if truth be told.

Again, thanks Jeremy and the team.
Dec 16, 2020
2020/12/16 23:41:34 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I'm going to pause the thread again, I think we've hashed this out well beyond any added value to TCG. I will go back and clear out most of the conversation post the reddit AMA announcement as not relevant here.

On re-read I can see how Stu's comment was implying a connection that I didn't see on first read, and Aelfwine - the general request from me was not religion-centric, it was to stay focused on TCG-related material as much as possible. The AMA announcement tied in to my research on whether Project Northmoor was was they said they are, so I had no problem with the announcement and a general comment or two on the official answers given. The sniping done by certain Redditors don't have anything to do with PN's motives and goals, so I'm going to remove that.
Dec 29, 2020 (edited)
2020/12/29 1:22:39 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
FWIW, they are now trying to get funding via Kickstarter. Of note, this is an all-or-nothing setup, so they don't get the money unless they reach their goal.

Which is fine, except they have set their goal as £500,000. According to their own estimates, they need 8 times this.

TL;DR - they get to keep the money if it reaches 500K, even though they won't be able to achieve any of their stated goals.

[Edit: Worth saying, I'm not trying to kick off further discussion on this (It is a most unpleasant topic). Just wanted to keep people updated that this is still ongoing and they are now pursuing additional means to separate the public from their money. Oh, and whilst I'm at it, only backers can comment on their kickstarter campaign - so you have to have already committed money in order to comment]

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Jan 8 (edited)
2021/1/8 6:44:11 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Please do not reply to this thread, it has served its purpose.

I will update this post to show the current publicly available funding details for anyone who is interested.

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Feb 20 (edited)
2021/2/20 17:30:48 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Reminder only admins can update this post

Kickstarter update from Project Northmoor about the failed Kickstarter campaign. Looks like it it is not going away soon.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 60 days. I think it is clear that we only got about half way down the Great River on this journey but we've learned a lot and enjoyed your wonderful messages of support. The staff at Kickstarter have been great too (they are also Tolkien fans), so thank you to them. If we return to this forum to fundraise, I'm sure we'll put those lessons into practice.

It is by no means the end of the road (which goes ever on and on, as any Tolkien fan knows). We are working with a new partner on a really exciting way of funding the house purchase and makeover to a writers' haven. If this comes together, we will announce the news on our website very soon and probably then do a new, more focused, Kickstarter. If that doesn't bear the expected fruit, we've already found an alternative and brilliant home in Oxford (Plan B) so the vision to have a literary centre for Tolkien, offering creative courses and Tolkien-inspired stays and tours of the area will go ahead. The online fantasy course is starting on 20th April and filling up quickly. Again, more news on that on our website.
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