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by jamesrbrown
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: The One Ring House Rules
Topic: Flipped tolerance in Encounters
Replies: 16
Views: 656

Re: Flipped tolerance in Encounters

I decide which skills will impress the Loremaster character in much the same way that has been suggested already, but I also may adjust for current circumstances. Sometimes these things have been written in official adventures, such as Courtesy being a must in the Elven-king's Halls. I flat out tell...
by jamesrbrown
Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Erebor source book delivered.
Replies: 52
Views: 4707

Re: Erebor source book delivered.

I finally ordered and got my copy! The quality is of continuing excellence and I am very delighted with the dragon-creation rules.
by jamesrbrown
Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Why is Laketown needed?
Replies: 10
Views: 771

Re: Why is Laketown needed?

Let me add that 12-15 miles apart is quite substantial in Middle-earth. Also, Lake-town would be the first stop for most travellers and traders, and it is rather scenic, being literally built over water.
by jamesrbrown
Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Robin S's resources page
Replies: 19
Views: 10452

Re: Robin S's resources page

Robin, last week I had to spend time moving everything to Google Drive and sharing from there. No more Dropbox for me, since they changed the Public folder.
by jamesrbrown
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: The One Ring House Rules
Topic: Flipped tolerance in Encounters
Replies: 16
Views: 656

Re: Flipped tolerance in Encounters

Here's how I do it exactly: I set the Tolerance rating normally. I allow a roll of Insight as a preliminary roll to check for encounter advantages. This roll may also reveal the best skills to choose for the Introduction or the Interaction. The reason for this, is because I may decide that a particu...
by jamesrbrown
Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: The One Ring House Rules
Topic: Flipped tolerance in Encounters
Replies: 16
Views: 656

Re: Flipped tolerance in Encounters

Thanks for having this idea, james. ;) You are welcome! I find that this works very well when the companions establish a definite purpose for the encounter (what they hope to get). By using Tolerance to limit the number of "influencing" rolls, it also makes Tolerance that much more important. A low...
by jamesrbrown
Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Up-to-dateness of the Loremaster's Screen
Replies: 6
Views: 633

Re: Up-to-dateness of the Loremaster's Screen

Table 3.3 Evaluating the Outcome of an Encounter is slightly different on the Loremaster's Screen than the table on page 189 of the Revised edition. First, the screen lists 0-1 successes as an overall Narrow Success, while the Revised edition just lists 1 success. I do recall some discussion on the ...
by jamesrbrown
Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: The One Ring House Rules
Topic: Flipped tolerance in Encounters
Replies: 16
Views: 656

Re: Flipped tolerance in Encounters

I am continuing to flip the Tolerance rating in my games and it works beautifully. It is very clear to the players about the number of rolls they are allowed and this causes them to roleplay better. Last night we played an encounter with Lindar from the Elvenking's Halls. The highest Wisdom was 2 an...
by jamesrbrown
Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Group Stealth
Replies: 3
Views: 395

Re: Group Stealth

This topic came up in our game last night (and often does). Two player-heroes attempted to ambush some enemies by sneaking up in tall grasses. They both made a Stealth roll at TN 14. One of them failed, but the other got a great success to cover his friend's failure! So, the ambush was successful (t...
by jamesrbrown
Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Qualities and Enchanted Qualities?
Replies: 5
Views: 474

Re: Qualities and Enchanted Qualities?

Zed, you seriously beat me to it by seconds! I was just about to post this. I will add that the description for Superior Grievous also implies this by mentioning that the normal Grievous bonus should be used when a weapon of Númenórean craftsmanship is used against a non-Bane creature.