I’ve already begun featuring the wonderful inns and alehouses of The Lord of the Rings Online as interactive examples of the hospitality culture of modern English’s original fantasy sweetheart. I wanted to learn more about the processes that went into devising these lovely spaces, so I took a shot in the dark and got in touch with the LOTRO team. To my great surprise and pleasure, world designer Matt “Scenario” Elliott agreed to appear on the podcast!
We discuss our love for Middle-earth and how one goes about recreating beloved fantasy taverns. The video interview is embedded below, and as usual you can also listen on the Tavern Hunter podcast.