Cubicle 7 Entertainment and Sophisticated Games are on a journey to let you experience Dungeons & Dragons in Middle-Earth starting in the summer of 2016.

“We’re all very excited to be building on the success of The One Ring Roleplaying Game and bringing Middle-earth to D&D® players.”, said Cubicle 7’s CEO Dominic McDowall. “Uniting two things very close to the hearts of gamers, me included, is very cool – I can’t wait for the summer.”

I can just imagine some of the characters you’re going to see roaming around The Shire once this all happens. DM’s are gonna have a field day.

(Cubicle 7 via Geek and Sundry)

Whatever you’re smoking, be it tobacco or… y’know, some other thing, you should endeavor as look as cool as possible while you’re doing it. That’s where SVpipesdesign’s phenomenal custom-made pipes, modeled on characters from Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, can come in handy.

These hand-carved wooden pipes don’t come cheap, though – the Gimli pipe will set you back a whopping $2,500, so you’ll want to be pretty bloody confident that sucking smoke through a tube coming out the back of a dwarf’s head is for you.

Check out some more of SVpipedesign’s Tolkien-inspired handywork below.

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The Fire Pit Of Barad-dûr


Wow. Trevor, the metal artist behind Imagine Metal Art has really outdone himself with this intense LOTR-themed fire pit. It stands five feet high and two feet wide with a base made from heavy gauge steel.

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LEGO builder Brenden McMahon could have built the official LEGO Tower Of Orthanc (which is already pretty big with 2359 pieces), but he went even bigger with an 8-foot tall version. His Tower Of Orthanc has nine floors, plus a surrounding forest.

Take a closer look at this thing of beauty in the video after the break along with an interview with the creator.

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Artist Otis Frampton really embraced the whole “Christmas is about giving” thing. He’s worked on such popular web series as Stan’s Rants and How It Should Have Ended, and now he’s released a number of original Tolkien-themed Facebook cover pictures. But the best part? The denizens of the Internet can use them, free of charge. All he asks is that you give him proper credit in the description portion of the pic.

Thanks a bunch, Otis!

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Alice Finch and David Frank are obsessed with two things in life: The Lord of the Rings and Lego. That explains why they took the time to create an astounding recreation of Rivendell using 200,000 bricks.

After watching the first three LOTR films, they poured over the details of the elven city, and started building. It took them most of the year to complete, and they spent a good deal of time on BrickLink looking for the perfect custom pieces.

The Lego-lovin’ duo stopped by The Brothers Brick for an in depth interview on the entire construction process, so if you’re thinking about creating something similar (got a lot of free time these days, huh?) then you’ll want to check it out.

You can also see a huge gallery of images from the build on Alice Finch’s Flickr.

(via Gizmodo)

LOTR Tarot Emperor

Deviant Artist Sceith Ailm is a nerd in the best possible way.

Not only does her Deviant Art page sport drawings of Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock and Tilda Swinton as the angel Gabriel (which I LOVE) that are part of a geek calendar, but she’s also working on the Major Arcana for a Lord Of The Rings Tarot series.

Currently, she has 16 cards done. Hopefully she’ll keep going. I have a feeling this would be a huge hit with LOTR fans.

Check out more card images after the break.

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So this is Sir Ian McKellen dropping trou on stage during the Broadway production of Only Make Believe earlier this week. Can you guess what happens next?

Find out after the break…

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Gandalf Is On The Staff


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