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May 5th, 2013, 22:04
I had to laugh when they mentioned:
Pretty much everything in D&D came from Lord of the Rings
Apparently they haven't done their research. Gygax was far more influenced by weird tales, pulp sword & sorcery and especially Jack Vance (for the magic system), than by Tolkien. The article writer ought to look at Appendix N in the 1st edition AD&D DMG to truly understand the roots. Tolkien is mentioned, but alongside a long list of other authors.
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