J.R.R. Tolkien would have been 119 years old if he were alive today, which isn't that up in years if you're an elf. Sadly, Tolkien himself was human, but that didn't stop Snowblind Studios and Warner Bros. Interactive from sending us a bottle of hearty cider in order to hoist a toast to the master himself. Their Lord of the Rings: War in the North RPG is scheduled to come out this year, and promises greater violence in the world of hobbits and elves that he created.
Our own Fellowship of the Feed consists Stephen Johnson, master wordsmith, as he pays elite homage to Tolkien himself while accompanied by Jake Gaskill, and Nikole "Elves Rule" Zivalich. Without Tolkien, the fantasy world as we know it today would be extremely different, and Elijah Wood and Sir Ian McKellen might have had very different careers. So raise your flagon, goblet, mug, or tankard and toast along with us. Happy Birthday, J.R.R.!