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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sacnoth's Scriptorium

Continuing with another Tolkien-related post...

Sacnoth's Scriptorium is a blog I follow, by John Rateliff, author of the excellent The History of the Hobbit (2007). See here for an interview with Rateliff about THotH. Besides having the original draft of the Hobbit (and a fascinating unfinished 1960 revision), the two volume THotH is crammed with detailed short essays on a wide variety of Tolkien topics related to the subject matter.

Also of interest to gamers, Rateliff previously worked for TSR and WOTC. A long while back he wrote a great series of retrospective articles for free downloads of classic TSR modules available on the WOTC site, including one for the original orange-covered B3 Palace of the Silver Princess. And in relation to the legacy of Holmes Basic, he was the author of Return to the Keep on the Borderlands (1999), part of TSR's Silver Anniversary series.

His blog covers a wide range of topics, personal and professional. Yesterday's post is a review of the Red Eye of Azathoth, a new scenario for The Call of Cthulhu.

1 comment:

  1. I wasn't that thrilled with Return, but there were some nice homages to Greyhawk in Reverse Dungeon, which he co-authored.