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10:24:27 PM Jul 6th 2013
  • Lord of the Rings: The Ring, obviously.
    • Obviously not. The One Ring is a MacGuffin, not a resource, there being only one of them (hence the name).
    • Also Mithril in the supplemental material, and the eponymous silmarils in The Silmarillion. And the dwarven treasure horde taken by Smaug in The Hobbit.
      • Like the One Ring, the Silmarils are really MacGuffins, not resources. Three were created, and it's just short of explicitly stated that even their creator cannot reproduce the feat (he certainly doesn't think he can, and no one even suggests that he might be wrong about that).

Motion to remove the One Ring and the Simarils from the entry, since they are Mac Guffins rather than Phlebotinum, according to the relevant descriptions. Mithril is Phlebotinum and should stay.
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