Re: The Lord of the Rings as a D&D Game

Sean Conner wrote about a youtube series where the books are re-enacted as if they were a roleplaying campaign.

This reminds me of the wonderful mishaps of the Fellowship of the Bling.

The background here is that someone ran a campaign with Labyrinth Lord (a near-clone of Mentzer's Basic D&D box from the 80's, also known as B/X) following the rules and using randomly generated dungeons found on the internet. These dungeons were generated following the algorithms presented in LabLord, but without any human judgment applied.

LabLord is a dangerous game. The Fellowship start off at Rivendell, knowing that they are far too weak to carry Sauron's ring to Mordor. They must first accrue treasure and experience in local dungeons so that they may level up and become worthy of the mission.

Of course, hilarity ensues. It's well worth a read.

-- CC0 Björn Wärmedal