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by Straelbora
Thu Dec 02, 2021 3:11 am
Forum: Non-Tolkien Rangers
Topic: Amazon's Wheel of Time Series
Replies: 5
Views: 1028

Re: Amazon's Wheel of Time Series

I don't know about 'wokeness.' There are more than just straight white guys who are fans of fantasy. I see nothing wrong with making a series recognizing that there's a world market of viewers, and allowing themselves to see people like them represented.
by Straelbora
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: The Prancing Pony
Topic: Happy Birthday Straelbora
Replies: 8
Views: 2713

Re: Happy Birthday Straelbora

Thanks. Winter break starts today. Looking forward to not wrangling kids onto the bus before sunrise for a few weeks.
by Straelbora
Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: The Ceresilk tarp
Replies: 22
Views: 7285

Re: The Ceresilk tarp

Nice job. It looks great.
by Straelbora
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yule 2020?
Replies: 5
Views: 2372

Yule 2020?

Are we doing a Yule gift exchange this year, or has 2020 been such a bust that we're just going to keep our heads down and wait for 2021?
by Straelbora
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Tolkien Movie Talk
Topic: Horn of Gondor
Replies: 8
Views: 6167

Re: Horn of Gondor

Beautiful fan film. I'm especially geeked because it was filmed on the Czech side of the Carpathian mountains, near to the part of Poland my family is from.
by Straelbora
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Outings
Topic: Any plans?
Replies: 10
Views: 6032

Re: Any plans?

My sons just finished their soccer games, so we're headed out to the Dragons Wood Inn for tonight and tomorrow. We've had some great fall weather (clear, dry, and cool) and will definitely have a fire tonight. Likely go for a hike tomorrow, with at least cloaks if not in more gear.
by Straelbora
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: Beekeeping
Replies: 10
Views: 4507

Re: Beekeeping

My son and I built a hive for his birthday in May, but we never got it set up. We have a local source for a nuc (queen and nucleus of hive) for next spring. Our garden already does very well, and we have a lot of wildflowers on our property as well, so I'm hoping a hive can get established. That bei...
by Straelbora
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: As promised, maps for sale!
Replies: 13
Views: 12490

Re: As promised, maps for sale!

My beautiful Dragons Wood Inn map that you made for me is framed and waiting for me to finish my "Dungeons & Dragons Game Room" refinish of my basement. However, I had another copy printed at a professional printer's, and am going to mount it to a board with clear shellac for hanging i...
by Straelbora
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rangers report!
Replies: 19
Views: 14264

Re: Rangers report!

We're lucky enough to have not just a large house so that we're not all on top of each other, but I have my Dragons Wood Inn project that I've been able to put a lot of time into. The Inn is on about a dozen wooded acres, and I've been checking the boundary lines. Probably thirty or forty years ago,...
by Straelbora
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Outings
Topic: Rangermoot - June 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 3682

Re: Rangermoot - June 2020

This event is on my 'quite possibly' list. If I do go, I have a vehicle that can carry 4 others and a lot of gear (and if it comes to it, 6 others and I could bring my trailer). If I do attend, I'll be driving from Indianapolis by Ft. Wayne, Toledo, Detroit/Windsor, Hamilton, and Toronto on the way ...
by Straelbora
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Elvish Culture
Topic: The Elves! The elves! What are we going to do with the Elves!
Replies: 33
Views: 26283

Re: The Elves! The elves! What are we going to do with the Elves!

Breeches and hosen/socks seem quite universal in the north. Anyone have examples of breech-like wear that look elven. If I remember correctly from a book about the American Revolution, in colonial North America, the knee breech and hose was a specific mix. The breeches were very often deer hide lea...
by Straelbora
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Ranger Gaming & LARPing
Topic: All Middle-earth D&D 5th E materials PDF $25
Replies: 2
Views: 11596

Re: All Middle-earth D&D 5th E materials PDF $25

Peter Remling wrote:You can also pay less and get fewer books. Yes it works !

Thanks for posting this Straelbora
I bought the whole kit and caboodle.
by Straelbora
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Ranger Gaming & LARPing
Topic: All Middle-earth D&D 5th E materials PDF $25
Replies: 2
Views: 11596

All Middle-earth D&D 5th E materials PDF $25

If you play D&D, this is a great deal. Ends on February 17, 2020. As a charity event, you can donate $25 and download the .pdf versions of all the D&D 5th Edition Middle-earth materials: Adventures in MIddle-earth Player's Guide Adventures in Middle-earth Loremaster's Guide The Road Goes Eve...
by Straelbora
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Dunedain Culture
Topic: Persona: Moardon, Dúnedain Scribe
Replies: 2
Views: 3804

Re: Persona: Moardon, Dúnedain Scribe

Great concept for a persona. We take literacy for granted in our modern society.
by Straelbora
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: All plants, animals, food, etc. mentioned in The Hobbit
Replies: 31
Views: 28428

Re: All plants, animals, food, etc. mentioned in The Hobbit

I was recently pondering what herbs and spices would be appropriate for an authentic kit, and after some semi-random keyword searches through the text of The Hobbit and LOTR , decided to spring for the book Flora of Middle-Earth , mentioned above by Straelbora. Some portions redacted. Absence of ev...