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by Straelbora
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: The Town Square
Topic: A bit of Shire goodness
Replies: 7
Views: 1196

Re: A bit of Shire goodness

I've heard of the "Game of Thrones" cookbook, and mostly heard good things about it. I have to work on my pie dough, though. When I make chicken pot pies, I usually cheat with store-bought dough. I have that cookbook! I'll have to post some recipes and my results. The Honeyed Chicken reci...
by Straelbora
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Rainy day ranging
Replies: 6
Views: 306

Re: Rainy day ranging

Great photos and a great looking kit. I'm looking forward to cooler weather and testing some of my gear.
by Straelbora
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Tolkien exhibit in Oxford and beautiful catalog book
Replies: 3
Views: 263

Re: New Tolkien exhibit in Oxford and beautiful catalog book

I got the catalog book yesterday. It's a beauty, with high resolution reproductions of letters, maps, and drawings on card-stock paper pages. One thing that surprised me are reproductions of newspaper pages that Tolkien doodled on with colored pens. Very psychedelic. The book, shipping, and handling...
by Straelbora
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: The Town Square
Topic: An Adventure in Dwarven Summer Kit – Pic Heavy
Replies: 9
Views: 1017

Re: An Adventure in Dwarven Summer Kit – Pic Heavy

Nice kit, great photos. Looks like a fun day.
by Straelbora
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Tolkien exhibit in Oxford and beautiful catalog book
Replies: 3
Views: 263

Re: New Tolkien exhibit in Oxford and beautiful catalog book

Elleth wrote:Oh.... that does look interesting!

Seems there's a lot of really intriguing things coming out from the archives lately: am I just only paying attention lately, or has the pace picked up a bit?


I think the pace has picked up.

I ordered the catalog today. $75 with taxes and shipping. Whew.
by Straelbora
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Tolkien exhibit in Oxford and beautiful catalog book
Replies: 3
Views: 263

New Tolkien exhibit in Oxford and beautiful catalog book

Like most here, I'm not going to be in Oxford any time soon. However, I am going to get a copy of the exhibit catalog, which has things like color reproductions of the first map of the Shire, etc. https://io9.gizmodo.com/j-r-r-tolkiens-archives-come-alive-in-this-stunning-bo-1827640174 http://press....
by Straelbora
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has anybody read this?
Replies: 4
Views: 369

Re: Has anybody read this?

It was me highly recommending it. It's a father and son team. Dad is a botanist, son is an artist. The illustrations are woodcuts (or in that style), reminiscent of Tolkien's art style. The information is straight on Botany 101 for Middle-earth. You not only get a listing of every plant mentioned in...
by Straelbora
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Possibilities...
Replies: 4
Views: 421

Re: Possibilities...

I had forgotten about the Dragons Wood Inn. Until very recently the ability to go much beyond my own region was essentially impossible. I am only just beginning to venture out again, now we have good vehicles, the children are grown, and things have settled some. I shall keep an eye out for doings....
by Straelbora
Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Possibilities...
Replies: 4
Views: 421

Re: Possibilities...

I would love to be able to fit this into my schedule, but with a first grader and third grader, it's unlikely. I have family in both North Carolina and South Carolina I would be able to visit on the way there or back. I'd also love to host something Rangers at the Dragons Wood Inn this fall or winte...
by Straelbora
Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Sort of Hat for a Dwarf?
Replies: 11
Views: 748

Re: What Sort of Hat for a Dwarf?

Udwin wrote:
Straelbora wrote:Udwin:
What's the source for that felt 'acorn' hat? I want one!
Thanks.


So cool, right? Etsy, of course! It sold out last November, but perhaps you could contact the owner and commission another.


I got in touch with the Etsy shop owner and commissioned one for this coming fall. Thanks!
by Straelbora
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Sort of Hat for a Dwarf?
Replies: 11
Views: 748

Re: What Sort of Hat for a Dwarf?

Udwin wrote:
Straelbora wrote:Udwin:
What's the source for that felt 'acorn' hat? I want one!
Thanks.


So cool, right? Etsy, of course! It sold out last November, but perhaps you could contact the owner and commission another.


Thanks! It's wonderful.
by Straelbora
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Sort of Hat for a Dwarf?
Replies: 11
Views: 748

Re: What Sort of Hat for a Dwarf?

Udwin:

What's the source for that felt 'acorn' hat? I want one!

Thanks.
by Straelbora
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The pronunciation of Smaug
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: The pronunciation of Smaug

I think I've read that Smaug is related to something from Welsh, which is interesting, because the Polish word for dragon is 'smok.'
by Straelbora
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Treasures in the mountains! Coin-caches.
Replies: 34
Views: 3941

Re: Treasures in the mountains! Coin-caches.

Just so you know... I went back out a couple weeks ago... almost a year after placing the cache... and it was still there. So I went ahead and recovered it. Apparently $400 worth of coins was not enough for anybody to bother going to look for it, even with explicitly precise directions. So... I'll ...

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