I am awaiting the release of "The Hobbit" on December 14th, I enjoyed "the Rings" trilogy immensely and the same people that worked "rings" are doing this movie. I read J.R.R. Tolkien when I was in the 6th grade, my Dad had gotten me the "hobbit" and the Rings Trilogy. It opened a new world for me that I still enjoy today. I read "Fantasy" books and played A.D&D and other games. We even played this in the field and when we were deployed. Especially when we were waiting to return to the world after the end of hostilities. it kept our minds occupied. I havn't played it in many years but I still like the genre.
I got this stuff off "Aviation Week"