The Tolkien Forum

    1. "The Hobbit"

      First Published in 1937, Tolkien's enchanting adventure 'there and back again,' planted the seeds for its epic sequel "The Lord of the Rings."
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    2. "The Lord of the Rings"

      First published in 1954-5, Tolkien's peerless masterpiece recounts the 'Downfall of the Lord of the Rings, and the Return of the King,' has been declared to be among "the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the 20th century."
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      Latest: How Frodo is actually capable of sailing West Alcuin, Feb 16, 2018 at 6:44 PM
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    3. "The Silmarillion"

      Tolkien's epic History of the Elves, narrates the world shattering events of the first and second ages of Middle-earth.
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      Latest: why the Valar did nothing to pursue Melkor? Pontin, Feb 18, 2018 at 9:17 PM
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    4. "The History of Middle-earth"

      Tolkien's son and literary executor, Christopher Tolkien, edited the vast collection of manuscripts, together with maps and illustrations, and these were posthumously published in twelve volumes as "The History of Middle-earth." One of the single largest works of 'literary archaeology' ever undertaken.
      Latest: Of Elven Diet Rána, Feb 7, 2018
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    5. "The Children of Húrin"

      Published in 2007, the first complete book by J.R.R. Tolkien since the publication of "The Silmarillion," in 1977.
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      Latest: Audiobook Prince Ashitaka, Feb 5, 2018
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    6. Other Works by J.R.R. Tolkien

      Other works by J. R. R. Tolkien such as "The Adventures of Tom Bombadil," "Farmer Giles of Ham," "Leaf by Niggle," "Roverandom," and more.
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      Latest: Opinions on the Beren and Lúthien book? Prince Ashitaka, Feb 13, 2018 at 12:57 PM
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  1. The Halls of Tolkienology

    These fora are for general discussions and deliberations encompassing a wide range of topics related to Tolkien's collective body of work.
    1. The Hall of Fire

      Discussions about everything from whether Balrogs had wings to Ringwraith immortality to Tom Bombadil's race.
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      Latest: Why did the Valar Foresake Men? Galin, Feb 18, 2018 at 9:54 AM
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    2. Bag End

      Discussions about the lighter matters of Middle-earth.
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      Latest: Eat Like a Hobbit 1stvermont, Feb 9, 2018
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    3. The Glittering Caves

      Where your creative imagination can take flight to unlimited horizons! Write, draw, and fantasize at will.
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      Latest: Kin-Strife Elora, Feb 17, 2018 at 7:45 AM
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    4. Annals of the Eldanyárë

      Discussions and activities aimed at understanding the depth of Tolkien's works, and their relationship to other mythologies, theologies, history, and other literary works.
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    5. The Languages of Middle-earth

      Discussions and activities about the various languages spoken by the Peoples of Middle-earth
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      Latest: Thranduil translation jennifersimmons, Feb 11, 2018
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    6. The Library of the Istari

      The 'Lore' chambers of TTF. This is a compilation of lectures, surveys, essays, character profiles, as well as other writings and activities, all based upon diligent and in-depth research and studies, forming an invaluable knowledge base.
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      Latest: Faramir Sir Gawain d'Orchany, Jan 20, 2018
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    7. J.R.R. Tolkien : The Creator of Middle-earth

      Discussions about Oxford Professor John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, the peerless storyteller who made this site possible, and to whose work this site is dedicated.
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      Latest: Books on JRR Tolkien's Life (autobiography) 1stvermont, Feb 18, 2018 at 8:19 PM
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    1. Council of the Wise

      News, announcements, and RPG Out of Character (OOC) discussion. This is also the forum to store profiles, maps, and any other information and stuff and bother helpful for RPGs.
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    2. From Erebor to Eldamar

      Serious role playing games. Join fellow members in their journeys through the lands and ages of Middle-earth.
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    3. Strolls Through The Green Hill Country

      Lighthearted role playing games and inns. This is also where players who wish to learn how to role play can do so with the assistance of fellow members.
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      Latest: The Gray Hill Inn Maiden_of Harad, Dec 12, 2013
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  2. Bars & Inns

    These fora are where TTF members congregate to discuss all manner of off-topic discussions, EXCEPT POLITICS AND RELIGION.
    1. The Ivy Bush

      Dedicated to discussing works by fellow Inkling Clive Staples (C.S.) Lewis.
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    2. The Green Dragon

      Discussions about books, films, music and similar topics.
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    3. The Floating Log

      If what you have to say just doesn't seem to fit anywhere else, this is the forum for you.
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      Latest: Is anyone a Pipe smoker? 1stvermont, Feb 17, 2018 at 8:53 AM
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    4. The Golden Perch

      Discussions about works that are clearly inspired by, or have been heavily influenced by the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.
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    5. The Prancing Pony

      Stories, poetry, music, and other quality fare from our members.
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