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Bungo Baggins Esq.
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There's an interesting game that children play with their friends called: Connections. And I thought it might just be modified to fit the the Hobbit. The main question for consideration is how many different people or creatures interacted with a single character in the story. Take Bilbo, for instance, who over the course of all twenty-four chapters had met an

The purpose is to find out one of three things.
#1. Who had the greatest amount of connections in the story.
#2. Who had the least amount of connections in the story, or
#3. How many connections one person or creature had with another person or creature in the story.

There are rarely any disputes about what constitutes a "connection," although discussions can no doubt arise. I would like it if members could count up what they think are connections in a fashion similar to what you see below for the sake of brevity:

Bilbo--connections:
1. Gandalf
2. Thorin
3. Smaug
4. William
5. Killed spider
6. Bard
7. Lord of the eagles
8. The eagle carrying him
9. Group of spiders in Mirkwood (no exact number)
10. Group of eagles (no exact number)
11. Goblins in goblin king's cave (no exact number)

As you can see, the entrees with: (no exact number) in brackets are to be counted as one encounter and thus only one connection. Well, good luck.

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The Dread Pirate Roberts
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For Bilbo we could also add:
Gollum
Beorn
Balin
Oin
Gloin
Fili
Kili
Bifur
Bofur
Bombur
Dori
Ori
Nori

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Mablung
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Also:

Elrond
Elves in Rivendell (no exact number)

Thranduil/Elf-king
Galion
Thranduil's chief guard
Wood-Elves (no exact number)

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