Welcome back to Gaming Shelf, our regular column all about the latest in tabletop games and roleplaying news. Gen Con may have come and gone, but we’re still getting some great announcements and cool campaign expansions. This includes a brand-new class for Dungeons & Dragons, an arena board game where you play as the audience instead of the fighters, and what might be the creepiest-looking chess piece I’ve ever seen in my entire life.
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Here are the folks looking to take you on a journey to Middle-Earth’s Second Age.
Bag End, the home of both Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, is where The Lord of the Rings Saga begins and ends. It’s there the dwarves come to meet about travelling to the Lonely Mountain and where Samwise Gamgee settled after the Baggins leave Middle-earth. There are few more important places in J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic saga, and yet we don’t really know what it looks like.
We still know very little about Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series. It will take place sometime prior to J.R.R. Tolkien’s Fellowship of the Ring, director J.A. Bayona (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) and consultant Bryan Cogman (Game of Thrones) are involved and the writers’ room is operating under intense security precautions. Now, we’ve got another vague morsel: the first casting news!
Last year, it was announced that Middle-Earth’s latest foray into the world of gaming would be a new Massively Multiplayer Online RPG from Chinese developer Leyou Technologies, set long before the events of Tolkien’s books. Sound familiar to another big Lord of the Rings project kicking around? Well, that might explain this latest news.
Amazon’s foray into the Second Age has found a director.
After years of languishing in development hell, a live-action series based on Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time novels is finally coming to the small screen courtesy of Amazon Studios and showrunner Rafe Judkins (Agents of SHIELD). But according to Brandon Sanderson, who finished the final three books in the series following Jordan’s death, Amazon’s take on the story might be somewhat different than the source material.
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From the moment Tolkien began, I found myself continually asking the same question: Why is this a movie? Of course, we all know who J.R.R. Tolkien is. He’s one of the most beloved fantasy writers of all time, responsible for creating one of the greatest literary worlds ever. Plus many of us, myself included, don’t know how he got to that point, so there’s a curiosity to be sure. But was the story going to be interesting enough to justify a whole movie?
Get a tiny new glimpse of Captain Marvel in a new Endgame TV spot. The Lord of the Rings show could enter production very soon. Margot Robbie has wrapped on Birds of Prey. Legends of Tomorrow wants to do a really wild musical episode. Plus, what’s to come on Arrow, and Creepshow reveals Tom Savini’s story. Spoilers, assemble!
Last week, Amazon started quietly teasing just where its massive Lord of the Rings TV show would take place in the Middle-earth timeline. Now, the speculation has been confirmed: We’re heading back into the Age of Númenor.
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