If you remove the description of the trees the Lord of the Rings becomes a short story.Hottest take- Tolkien blows, and seeing someone start talking about the importance of the Tolkien canon fills me with the same dread as when I hear someone say that I really don’t get why Rush is the bestest band evar.
"Last of all Snarf stood alone. Then he cast aside his phone, and wielded a keyboard two-handed; and it is sung that the keys smoked in the black blood of the troll-posters of ENWorld until they withered, and each time that he slew Snarf cried: "Not misused legal terms! Not bards!" Seventy times he uttered that cry; but they took him at last alive, by the command of Morgoth, for they grappled him with their hands, which clung to him still though he hewed off their arms; and ever their numbers were renewed, until at last he fell buried beneath them and they forced him to eat pineapple pizza. And thus fell the mightiest thread-crafter of mortal men."
Whenever a thread comes up about player expectations, I always get the popcorn ready. You know some folks will march in declaring pre-Hickman Nintendo hard play to be the one true way of D&D. Then, in the next thread same folks are lamenting the fact that players dont play the game right anymore and they cant find anybody for their fantasy Saw RPG campaign.