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16635RE: [TolkienDiscussions] The LotR Tarot

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  • Wilson, Bruce
    Sep 1, 2006
      I've seen them; they are NOT movie based (unless we're thinking of different sets); I don't know who the artist is.
      All I can think is that:
      1. They are authorized, but Chris T. was offered enough money that he overcame any scruples he might have had.
      2. They were authorized, but the way the proposal was framed was such that Chris T. didn't realize what was really being proposed.
      3. They are unauthorized and haven't been drawn to the attention of the Estate or any other protecting entities.
      -----Original Message-----
      From: TolkienDiscussions@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TolkienDiscussions@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of Rob
      Sent: Friday, September 01, 2006 1:17 PM
      To: TolkienDiscussions@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: RE: [TolkienDiscussions] The LotR Tarot

      I agree with you.

      It shocks me that the Tolkien Estate would authorize such a thing given how
      tight of a rein they have generally kept on all LOTR related matters.

      Anyone know if these are movie-related cards? I can see such a thing
      slipping by in the madness of the movie rush. If not movie still, then who
      did the art on them?

      OTOH, they are just a bunch of cards as far as I am concerned with no power
      than a standard Hoyle deck (which you might argue had plenty of power when a
      card sharp such as myself has them, but now I'm just being cocky!!!). :)


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