Cave Troll--Picture from Tolkien-movies.com Troll Ascetic - Magic: The Gathering--The Wizard's Coast
Cave Troll Troll Ascetic--Magic: The Gathering (The Wizard's Coast. Photo by Brainburst.com
Viewing Tolkien's Cave Troll and Magic's Troll Ascetic, the wide recreation of the troll in role playing games can be seen by noting the fact that Magic's Troll Ascetic and other Troll Shamen can use magic attacks, something LOTR's trolls are intellectually incapable of using.