Orcs and the “gamefication” of Middle Earth

I found this article on Lead adventure forum. Very interesting to read !!!! Recommended .

“A few thoughts occurred to me while assembling some Tolkien-appropriate orcish forces for SoBH and DR games. This very interesting blog post by Zhu Baijie catalysed them somewhat (I commented as JC). As many of us are keen on gaming in Middle Earth, I thought these might – perhaps – be of interest. On the other hand, it just might see like a completely insane post!

My main contention is that gamers have, over the decades, tended to distort the descriptions contained in Tolkien’s writings and that these distortions have become quite deeply embedded in RPG and wargaming rules and publications. I think this “gamefication” also had an impact on Peter Jackson’s films (I wouldn’t be at all surprised if WETA had a hefty population of current or former gamers). Here are some examples:”

By Hobgoblin .

More to read here

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