Re: Vote Sauron 2012
This one is a mashup of LARPs and modern politics. Almost every RPG I’ve ever played was based in Tolkien’s world (even when we were using D&D mechanivs). The only time I’ve ever LARPED (at GenCon several years ago – yes, I go most every year, since I live 20 minutes away), the campaign was set just outside of Bree, and one of the players was insistent that he was going to run for mayor, and kept coming up with slogans for his campaign.
Him:“A Hobbit in every pot!”
Me: “You know hobbits are supposed to be the good guys, right?”
Him: “Oh. Well, they’re small. Nobody’d notice if a few of ‘em went missing…”
Since then, I’ve played MERP, LotR RPG, MECCG, a lifetime account on LotRO MMPG, and for Christmas I got the new The One Ring RPG. (I also finished 9th in the world in LotR CCG – and debated whether CCG’s would be considered RPG’s in this derby).
Now, since “Mayor of Bree” isn’t very exciting, it seemed more likely that Sauron, were he being RP’d in our world, would be running for higher office, so here’s one of his campaign posters for the LARP campaign. In choosing style, I figured we'd want to use early 20th Century propagandistic styling, updated and popularized again in 2008 by Shepard Fairey.