29 June 2015

Peter Jackson really likes Hobbit-holes

It would appear that Peter Jackson really is quite fond of Hobbit-holes ('Smials').

Also: here are the most metal deaths of Middle-earth.  A decent list, but shouldn't the death of the Witch-King of Angmar be somewhere on it?  (Thanks to my friend Marcus for the link.)

12 June 2015

Some more Chaosium news

Following up on the big change over at Chaosium, Sandy Petersen chats at Yog-Sothoth.  Among other things, he speculates on the possibility of bringing Pendragon and Glorantha back to Chaosium in some way.  Of greatest interest to me, Petersen proposes that Chaosium will steer more carefully their BRP (Basic Role-Playing) line of products, including Magic World (the 'de-Moorcockized' version of Stormbringer 5th edition).

Also, Chaosium is having a big clearance sale!

11 June 2015

Christopher Lee RIP

Actor Christopher Lee has passed away at the age of 93.

The man was a legend and will be missed.

He made me cheer for Saruman!

03 June 2015

Greg Stafford and Sandy Petersen return to Chaosium

Greg Stafford, founder of Chaosium, is back with the company as President and CEO.

Sandy Petersen, creator of the Call of Cthulhu RPG, also is back with the company, and seems to be in charge of the CoC line.


The announcement is here.

UPDATE (June 4):
There are some interesting bits of info from Sandy Petersen in this thread over at Yog-Sothoth.

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