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by Otaku-sempai
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Realism in Middle-earth
Replies: 136
Views: 2981

Re: Realism in Middle-earth

Glorelendil wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:09 am
Doesn't that illustrate the point equally well?
Sure it does. My (probable, but undiagnosed) OCD sometimes compels me to post such corrections. I never tried to imply that it invalidated cuthalion's point.
by Otaku-sempai
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Realism in Middle-earth
Replies: 136
Views: 2981

Re: Realism in Middle-earth

cuthalion wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:53 am
Case in point--the compass rose exists in ME, but the cardinal point isn't N it's W.
Well, if I recall correctly, that only applies to dwarven maps.
by Otaku-sempai
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Realism in Middle-earth
Replies: 136
Views: 2981

Re: Realism in Middle-earth

cuthalion wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:53 am
Case in point--the compass rose exists in ME, but the cardinal point isn't N it's W.
Well, if I recall correctly, that only applies to dwarven maps.
by Otaku-sempai
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Adventures in Middle-earth OGL
Topic: Lamp of Belthi
Replies: 16
Views: 611

Re: Lamp of Belthi

padraigmac wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:43 pm
Does all this back story imply that the other lamp is still in Dol Guldur?
It is an intriguing possibility, though I would think that if that had been the case then the White Council might have found it after Sauron fled back to Mordor--unless he took it with him.
by Otaku-sempai
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Firsttime TOR Loremaster asking for Marsh Bell Oneshot Advice
Replies: 22
Views: 373

Re: Firsttime TOR Loremaster asking for Marsh Bell Oneshot Advice

Thormgrim wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:11 am
Otaku-sempai, its indeed in english .... I'm from germany though and it would pronounce DER here "Der Eine Ring", guess I mixed the two... fixed it now xD
I see! that would explain it--not that it was a problem that needed fixing! ;)
by Otaku-sempai
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Firsttime TOR Loremaster asking for Marsh Bell Oneshot Advice
Replies: 22
Views: 373

Re: Firsttime TER Loremaster asking for Marsh Bell Oneshot Advice

TER? Okay, you've raised my curiosity. Is your copy of The One Ring in a language other than English? How does the title read in your language?
by Otaku-sempai
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Realism in Middle-earth
Replies: 136
Views: 2981

Re: Realism in Middle-earth

Halbarad for the win! :lol:
by Otaku-sempai
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Realism in Middle-earth
Replies: 136
Views: 2981

Re: Realism in Middle-earth

I totally get that you feel that way, but I feel differently. And both views are valid. It's purely a matter of aesthetic. Fair enough. ;) There was no need to reinvent a pony express as signal fires on mountain tops, either. Okay, but no one is doing that. You are the one who suggested substitutin...
by Otaku-sempai
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Realism in Middle-earth
Replies: 136
Views: 2981

Re: Realism in Middle-earth

Dice and dice games are ancient... Well, so is prostitution, and you know how persuasive I find that argument. But more generally, I'm not sure I think that 'ancient' is synonymous with 'Tolkienesque'. Just becomes humans on Earth invented something, doesn't mean Men/Elves/Dwarves in Middle-earth a...
by Otaku-sempai
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Realism in Middle-earth
Replies: 136
Views: 2981

Re: Realism in Middle-earth

Dice and dice games are ancient, so it wouldn't seem strange at all to include dice in Middle-earth. Card games might not feel out-of-place in the Shire; I'm not sure about the rest of Middle-earth (though playing cards might have originated in Númenor, despite a lack of evidence). Foot races and th...