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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:

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:

Rateliff blogs regularly at Sacnoth's Scriptorium:

(Updated 1/29)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the heads up - I'm planning to watch this, tonight