Tolkien’s Influence In Tolkien’s mythos, the good guys never use gunpowder, or anything even remotely resembling explosives of any kind. This might have had to do with him having experienced the horrors of industrialized warfare first-hand. It was gunpowder which opened the ways to the industrialized, mass warfare, and significantly reduced the importance of training […]

Why Fantasy Avoids Gunpowder — Military Fantasy