Almost a year ago, on io9.com, they mentioned that a recently-named dinosaur had been dubbed Sauroniops pachytholus in honor of Sauron from the Lord of the Rings, or more aptly to honor Tolkien who penned the character and story. In any event, it reminded me of a TED Talk, also from time ago, about the number of baby dinosaurs in the record and the naming spree that accompanies this oversight. As to how this all fits with setting ideas for tabletop games, perhaps it is but a cautionary tale for how special and prolific naming conventions become during the creation process. See more here and here!
Friday, September 6, 2013
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