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by Halbarad
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Realism in Middle-earth
Replies: 136
Views: 2960

Re: Realism in Middle-earth

Regarding dice in Middle Earth. I did point out that the references were subtle and/or oblique. Here are three quotes that, to me, prove the existence of dice and dice games. I have underscored thecappropriate parts of the quotations. Nay, Éomer, you do not fully understand the mind of Master Wormto...
by Halbarad
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Realism in Middle-earth
Replies: 136
Views: 2960

Re: Realism in Middle-earth

There are a number of oblique/discreet references to gambling in LotR. Perhaps not by way of gambling houses, but it is safe to assume that games of chance using Dice exist and that betting on outcomes(wagers) are in existence. The very fact that the word ‘wager’ is used on a number of occasions is,...
by Halbarad
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: The Laughter of Dragons - Erebor Adventure Book?
Replies: 32
Views: 3305

Re: The Laughter of Dragons - Erebor Adventure Book?

I don’t know when it will be set , but I have a feeling that it might carry on where Darkening left off and represent a few years in the early reign of King Bain. I wonder if the title might be metaphorical and that though there might be an actual Dragon in it, it’s more about the corrupting influen...
by Halbarad
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Realism in Middle-earth
Replies: 136
Views: 2960

Re: Realism in Middle-earth

I’m not sure that I agree that people are essentially good in Middle Earth. I think that the stories themselves(The Hobbit and the LotR) are certainly written from the perspective of folks who believe that though. The Appendices seem to show a different world. Imperialism , Colonialism, Cultural and...
by Halbarad
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: What is the situation in Mordor when Sauron is gone?
Replies: 28
Views: 755

Re: What is the situation in Mordor when Sauron is gone?

Sorry, that was down to a misreading. The scenario I describe refers to the period prior to 2941TA. After 2951TA the Messenger of Lugburz has a very clearly defined role. The years in between are a bit more complicated, as you have noted. I suppose the need for a Messenger during this period might b...
by Halbarad
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Designing your own Adversaries
Replies: 21
Views: 711

Re: Designing your own Adversaries

I like my games to be Heroic, but it’s not about emulating the films. I mentioned before, in a different thread, that there is so much good stuff written for TOR that it seems a shame that my players might not get to take part in it due to a Great Orc and a couple of his mates inflicting a TPK on th...
by Halbarad
Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: What is the situation in Mordor when Sauron is gone?
Replies: 28
Views: 755

Re: What is the situation in Mordor when Sauron is gone?

Yes, I reckon they could be.

Delivering messages from whoever is in charge in Lugburz, about the state of play there, to the boss in Dol Guldur.
by Halbarad
Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Designing your own Adversaries
Replies: 21
Views: 711

Re: Designing your own Adversaries

Yep, that’s what I was trying to convey.

Also, that I make the Creatures pay in Hate to invoke attribute bonuses on favoured skills and armour, not the regular ones. It isn’t automatically added on in my game.
by Halbarad
Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Designing your own Adversaries
Replies: 21
Views: 711

Re: Designing your own Adversaries

I don’t know if the position was ever clarified in 2Ed but this caused quite a lengthy conversation back in the depths of time, when the slipcase edition was released. IIRC it was accepted that a creature becomes Weary once it’s Endurance reaches Zero. This means that all Protection Rolls it makes i...
by Halbarad
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Defensive stance: Protect Companion
Replies: 26
Views: 737

Re: Defensive stance: Protect Companion

For what it’s worth, my interpretation of how Protect Companion works is as follows. Regnald and Beorg are attacked by a pair of Orcs and have Initiative. Regnald adopts Defensive Stance and chooses Beorg as the companion he wishes to protect. There could be many reasons for why the Protection is of...