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by cuthalion
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Literacy in Middle-Earth?
Replies: 30
Views: 7902

Re: Litteracy in Middle-Earth?

Ps. well done everybody on generating another interesting/fun discussion! I'm only worried that Lifstan never checked back in, I hope he didn't get frightened away. Perhaps he just got more than he bargained for in terms of answers!! :D
by cuthalion
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Literacy in Middle-Earth?
Replies: 30
Views: 7902

Re: Litteracy in Middle-Earth?

*Disclaimer--no links/references* Yes--I think we really need to be able to distinguish here the multiple kinds of 'literacy' being thrown about in the discussion. The point that there's a teleological stance to the way most RPGs/most of us look toward writing was a good one. More and more I feel li...
by cuthalion
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Literacy in Middle-Earth?
Replies: 30
Views: 7902

Re: Litteracy in Middle-Earth?

Wow, let's not bag on people for their spelling. No matter how lighthearted it's meant, that's like 5 separate people pointing out how the OP has misspelt words in their post to 1 person actually replying and being helpful. Nobody needs that. . . . Anyway, rant over. Lifstan , it's a good question. ...
by cuthalion
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: The geography of Middle Earth
Replies: 33
Views: 972

Re: The geography of Middle Earth

This thread makes me pretty happy.

:D
by cuthalion
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Realism in Middle-earth
Replies: 137
Views: 4846

Re: Realism in Middle-earth

ThrorII wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:07 am
Yes, Middle-earth dice are 12-sided, and have an Eye for '1' and a G-rune for 12......
:D

Sorry, I've been thoroughly enjoying this thread, and couldn't help myself. I'll go back in the corner and be quiet.....
Go and think about what you've done :)
by cuthalion
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Realism in Middle-earth
Replies: 137
Views: 4846

Re: Realism in Middle-earth

And, just to clarify, it's not that dice (and dice games) that are exactly like ours would "spoil my immersion", but they wouldn't contribute to it, either, in the way that something similar-but-different would. Like round doors with doorknobs in the middle do. It would be a lost opportunity to mak...
by cuthalion
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Introductions and Tolerance
Replies: 30
Views: 1462

Re: Introductions and Tolerance

I suppose maybe with the exception of eyes adding to Eye of Sauron counts. Maybe? Does anybody do this?
by cuthalion
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Introductions and Tolerance
Replies: 30
Views: 1462

Re: Introductions and Tolerance

Except by this logic it is also possible to reason that failed Insight rolls (for bonus success dice) also reduce Tolerance, which definitely seems inappropriate to me. Seems like you got your answer--but just to circle back to this point: in case you might still be wondering about this, I wouldn't...
by cuthalion
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Realism in Middle-earth
Replies: 137
Views: 4846

Re: Realism in Middle-earth

Here's an example of something I've been pondering as a result of this thread: in creating his world, it would be easy for JRRT to say, "Well, humans have always figured out ways to send messages, so I guess there will be a mail system and a pony express." Instead, he invented (or, probably, adapte...
by cuthalion
Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Realism in Middle-earth
Replies: 137
Views: 4846

Re: Realism in Middle-earth

Forgive me. 'Belongs in' really should have read something more like 'comes from'.

(For the love of Tolkien don't anybody correct me and tell me it's from Coleridge, Kurt will have kittens.)