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Old 01-13-2013, 03:30 PM   #45
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Default Re: Fourth Age of Middle Earth gaming

Originally Posted by Johnny1A.2 View Post
It might lie halfway between, JRRT did visualize the world of the Third Age as being our world in an imaginary past.
Yes, and that's true even before LotR. The Hobbit opens with a discussion of how hobbits are now rare and seldom spotted, which implies "this is in the past when hobbits were more common and less hidden from Big Folk." And his elven mythologies and epics were implied to be in the remote past even when they stood entirely on their own and had not gotten tangled up with hobbits.

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