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Maes17

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Speaking of maps, this one came with the 'War of the Ring' boardgame which I owned in the 1970's.
Each character / group / army etc was represented by a small cardboard counter, and you had to try moving your band of heroes from the Shire (top left) all the way to Mordor (bott right), and there were assorted dice-throws and random cards etc to help or hinder their progress-

And that’s pretty cool. Despite my thoughts of you being a weirdo
 






Tidal

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By the way, Gollum has had a bad press and we tend to forget that without him, Middle Earth probably wouldn't have been saved.
On Mount Doom Frodo was finally overcome by the Ring's sinister power and became too drained and weakened to hurl it into the volcano, and he slipped it onto his finger.
Gollum bit off the finger and accidentally toppled into the volcano taking the Ring with him and destroying it in the process..:)

 






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I am Slovenian, but Serbian is really similar so with a bit of trouble I could read it. However this is a copy that my mum and dad read, as in former Yugoslavia almost everyone spoke serbo-croatian as well. I read in english but the serbian translation is wonderful.
Nice!
Did they change the names in the translation? Or keep them the same?
Is Frodo still Frodo!?
 






amaranthine

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Nice!
Did they change the names in the translation? Or keep them the same?
Is Frodo still Frodo!?
I think they kept the original names - it's been a while since I read those passages in Serbian. In the newer Slovenian translation they changed them, annoyingly...
 






Tidal

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Another boxed set I own and like is 'Survivors' (the original 1975 version, not the boring 2000's version).
S75 runs to 38 episodes but in my opinion begins to bog down a bit after about ep 25.
The first 25 epis however have an exciting raw edge to them as the few survivors try to get their act together after a plague kills most of the human race-



 






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