As I’ve already mentioned a few (dozen) times, including in this earlier post entitled “The Voice“, I am one of many, many people involved in creating a new YouTube web series called “Middle-earth Lore”. One of the reasons that I’m so proud to be attached to this project is standard of quality that it has established. When I heard the list of names of people Andang had recruited to assist in the series (it reads like a who’s who of Tolkien gaming and lore), I had high hopes that the end result would be something special, and it does not disappoint. I could go on and on about the video, or I could just embed it below and let you watch it for yourselves. So, please enjoy episode 1 of Middle-Earth Lore: The Shire.
Have you ever listened to your own voice? I can remember as a kid, my parents let us play around with an audio cassette recorder that they had for some reason or other. My siblings and I would sing songs, create shows, or just babble on about nothing in particular and then quickly rewind the tape to see what it sounded like. I had mostly forgotten that feeling until I started podcasting about two years ago. When I joined LOTRO Players News on episode 8, I started listening to that podcast every week to seek out areas of improvement for both the show Continue reading
I’m joined this month by Joseph Bradford, contributor to Legendarium Media and the Gaming the Industry podcast. We talk about the importance of lore in gaming, what can be considered lore, and some of the specifics of how lore is handled in Lord of the Rings Online.
I saw a post on Twitter today that made me pause and think. It said something about the lore for League of Legends. Lore? I thought to myself. What kind of lore can a game like League of Legends have? Keep in mind, I play LOTRO, so lore may have a totally different meaning for me. In LOTRO, lore is not created within the game. It was formed and crafted decades prior to the game, and hopefully adhered to as much as possible within the game.
So, I ran over to the dictionary and learned that lore is simply defined as something that can be learned. In a truly meta moment, I realized I was reading lore about lore.