The Wikipedia article gets into spoilers, but here is the setup of the novel, mentioned in the first paragraph of the Plot section of the article:
Here are a couple of online articles, that explain more about The Last Ringbearer:The Last Ringbearer at Wikipedia wrote:The novel is based on the premise that the Tolkien account is a "history written by the victors". In Eskov's version of the story, Mordor is described as a peaceful country on the verge of an industrial revolution, that is a threat to the war-mongering and imperialistic faction represented by Gandalf (whose attitude has been described by Saruman as "crafting the Final Solution to the Mordorian problem") and the elves.
- Why I reimagined “LOTR” from Mordor’s perspective and
- The Back Story to the Last Ring-bearer - Еврей без ярлыков
I know that people in D&D circles have spoken about running all evil campaigns (and Fast Forward Entertainment had a campaign setting called Green Races based on PCs being races like orcs) but I've not heard of anyone doing anything like this with Middle-earth yet.
Do you think a Last Ringbearer campaign could work?
Is Kirill Eskov's premise good enough by itself, or would you suggest any other changes to optimise this to your favourite Middle-earth roleplaying rules?
Does anyone know of anyone out there already running a game with the Last Ringbearer theme?