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The Tolkien Estate sued Dungeons & Dragons for Using Words Like; Dragon, Dwarf, Elf, Goblin, Hobbit, Ent, Orc, Balrog, and Warg.

JRR Tolkien is a world-renowned fantasy author who is best known for writing the trilogy The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. But did you know his estate filed a case against Dungeons & Dragons for using certain words that the author had invented? Dungeons & Dragons were sued by the Tolkien Estate for …

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The New Zealand Army Helped in the Making of the Lord of the Ring Films by Filling in as Soldiers and Orcs.

It had been the independent filmmaker’s lifelong dream to make a live-action version of J.R.R. Tolkien’s works, an endeavor that other filmmakers thought was too ambitious. However, by utilizing cutting-edge techniques, Director Sir Peter Jackson could bring Middle Earth to life. His confidence was undoubtedly boosted because he knew where to find the locations that …

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J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis both once went to a party dressed as polar bears. It was not a fancy dress party

Five Fascinating Facts about C. S. Lewis C. S. Lewis is one of the major figures of twentieth-century children’s literature and Christian apologism, so we’ve gathered together our five favourite interesting facts about Lewis and his work. Some of the interesting facts about C. S. Lewis that follow touch upon his friendship with J. R. …

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When J.R.R. Tolkien’s son Michael signed up for the British army, he listed his father’s occupation as “Wizard”

Tolkien’s drawings reveal a wizard at work Writing convincing fantasy fiction is harder than it looks, argued J.R.R. Tolkien in an essay in 1947. Any old writer, he said, could describe a “green sun”. Many of them could even imagine it. But building a fantasy world “inside which the green sun will be credible…will certainly …

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