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by jamesrbrown
Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: The One Ring House Rules
Topic: Mythic Battles Revised
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Re: Mythic Battles Revised

In last night's game, I used the Battle & Siege Resolution rules to test the use of Counterstrikes. Over the course of five assault waves that required 2 Endurance rolls each, a total of three Gandalf's were rolled triggering Counterstrikes. All three Counterstrikes were failed due to poor rolling, ...
by jamesrbrown
Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: About to run my first adventure. Help appreciated
Replies: 13
Views: 536

Re: About to run my first adventure. Help appreciated

One of the most helpful things you can do for the players is to provide them with some of the basics at the outset. Explain: How to make a test/dice mechanics How to spend Hope How they become Weary and what it means How to invoke a Trait How to gain Advancement points What choosing a Fellowship foc...
by jamesrbrown
Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Rocket Age General Discussion
Topic: Is Rocket Age completed?
Replies: 8
Views: 831

Re: Is Rocket Age completed?

Lately, I've been wanting to revisit some old Edgar Rice Burroughs novels and I think that the Vortex system would work wonderfully for a game based on his Pellucidar series.

Vortex is also perfect for Indiana Jones. Good luck getting that license.
by jamesrbrown
Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: The One Ring RPG – Player-heroes in Mass Battles
Replies: 16
Views: 2721

Re: The One Ring RPG – Player-heroes in Mass Battles

I recently revised Mythic Battles and I am looking for some feedback. You can find the thread in the House-rules forum here: Mythic Battles Revised, where we can carry on a conversation about it. You can also download the document from my blog site found in my signature.
by jamesrbrown
Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: The One Ring House Rules
Topic: Wild Adventure - Of Sword & Sacrifices
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Re: Wild Adventure - Of Sword & Sacrifices

Have you had a chance to name the dragon or work-up his background beyond what you've shared? :) Not yet! That is something I am hoping to do this week, at night, after everyone has gone to bed. If you have any ideas, I would certainly welcome your thoughts! I do plan on writing up an example of th...
by jamesrbrown
Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Lamp of Balthi poem
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: Lamp of Balthi poem

I like it! Editing note: capitalise "the Grey" in the first stanza. I may use this in my campaign when we get to it. I like putting these kinds of things to music. I feel this needs a folksy sound, perhaps made with an acoustic guitar, a flute, and a small drum. As a side note, I am encouraging one ...
by jamesrbrown
Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Poisoned
Replies: 7
Views: 268

Re: Poisoned

Being poisoned is not quite the same as being Wounded, but has the same effect until it is treated or wears off. Treating a poisoned character effectively is based on the type of poison. Once the poison has been treated, the effect no long applies, in the time frame determined by the type of poison ...
by jamesrbrown
Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Hazards & No one in the required Role
Replies: 11
Views: 589

Re: Hazards & No one in the required Role

My take is to make bad stuff happen to everybody if nobody volunteers to make that roll. How do you interpret this? This is what I do. This makes the travelling roles so much more important for everyone as well as the core journey skills ( Travel , Explore , Hunting , and Awareness ). I mean that i...
by jamesrbrown
Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: The One Ring House Rules
Topic: Mythic Battles Revised
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Re: Mythic Battles Revised

Well, it's been a few days since I posted these revised rules for battles and sieges and I'm very anxious to hear some opinions on Counterstrikes, or maybe even some questions about how they work exactly. Not many have read these rules yet, at least not on this forum, but I very much appreciate and ...
by jamesrbrown
Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: The One Ring House Rules
Topic: Wild Adventure - Of Sword & Sacrifices
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Re: Wild Adventure - Of Sword & Sacrifices

This is choice, thank you James. :) Thanks Mim! I am going to write it up in detail for my next gaming session and I will probably share it on the main forum. I was ready to run Of Leaves & Stewed Hobbit in the spring of 2947 for my new campaign, but one of my players had already played through tha...