Sill working on Servants of the Secret Fire, my slow-burn Middle-Earth tabletop rpg project – more lately than usual because I have recently discovered The Tolkien Professor. The Tolkien Professor is Doctor Corey Olsen of Washington College in Maryland. He is a scholar of medieval literature who teaches courses on, among other things, all of Tolkien’s works. He also posts his class lectures to his website and via iTunes, as well as supplemental lectures on Tolkien and his sub-creation Middle-Earth.
Unless you are lobotomized, this stuff is fascinating, and I am assuming that anyone besides Google reading this blog is likely at least a little bit interested in Tolkien and his works. I can easily recommend any of the supplemental lectures Dr. Olsen has posted as a starting-point, since his class lectures aren’t as interesting if you aren’t reading the books as you follow along, or don’t have them fresh in your memory.
Now back to thinking about what to do with a Middle-Earth rpg with no licence, original artwork, budget or collaborators.