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Thursday, January 28, 2021

"D&D and Fantasy Fiction: Giants in the Oerth": a talk by John Rateliff



On 1/28/21 there was a online talk, open to the public, titled "D&D and Fantasy Fiction: Giants in the Oerth", given by John D. Rateliff, who is both a Tolkien scholar (author of the History of the Hobbit) & a former TSR employee (author of the Return to the Keep on the Borderlands module among others). The talk was recorded and is now available here:

https://youtu.be/b5Kynx0NZQA

I watched the talk & enjoyed it, particularly Rateliff's concluding "fantasy crossroads" image  from the last issue of the Strategic Review. Knowing that Rateliff had written his doctoral dissertation on Lord Dunsany, I asked a question about his influence on D&D, having been listed in Appendix N of the Dungeon Masters Guide.

The talk was co-hosted by the University of Glasgow Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic , which has a page for the talk here: fantasy.glasgow.ac.uk/index.php/2021/01/06/dd-and-fantasy-fiction-giants-in-the-oerth/

Rateliff blogs regularly at Sacnoth's Scriptorium: sacnoths.blogspot.com/

(Updated 1/29)

Monday, January 18, 2021

The Ruined Tower of Zenopus Goes Platinum!

 

Updated Image for the DMs Guild Product Page

I meant to post this earlier, but last month the Ruined Tower of Zenopus achieved Platinum Best Seller status (1001+ copies sold) on DMs Guild. The burst of interest from the in-depth video review by captcorajus put it over the top just before holidays. Thanks, cap!

The Ruined Tower was released on January 22nd, 2020, which means that this Friday marks its one-year anniversary. I'll make another post then to mark the occasion.


Product Link:
The Ruined Tower of Zenopus on DMs Guild


Click here to read reviews of the RTOZ by various bloggers