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by Robin Smallburrow
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Adventures in Middle-earth OGL
Topic: Tale of Years- Company of the Seven Stars (Probably spoilers)
Replies: 7
Views: 204

Re: Tale of Years- Company of the Seven Stars (Probably spoilers)

Hello Varon, welcome to the forum and best of luck with your campaign!

See link below:
viewtopic.php?f=60&t=9797

I'm still waiting for our lazy Scholar to do an Update!!

Robin S.
by Robin Smallburrow
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Adventures in Middle-earth OGL
Topic: Audiences without the Cultural Attitudes
Replies: 78
Views: 1747

Re: Audiences without the Cultural Attitudes

Can't remember if this has already been mentioned, but the Cultural Attitudes table is meant to represent the majority of that culture's viewpoint about another culture - in other words, the common folk of a culture, not necessarily their leaders, who probably have a more enlightened view of other c...
by Robin Smallburrow
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Adventures in Middle-earth OGL
Topic: gaining shadow points and player's actions
Replies: 11
Views: 297

Re: gaining shadow points and player's actions

I try and advise new players about what it means to play in Middle-earth, so I give them a "Handout for new Players", which I aimed especially at players coming from 'traditional D&D' - you can find a copy in my resources page, link is in my sig. The main thing I think you need to do as a LM is to b...
by Robin Smallburrow
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Adventures in Middle-earth OGL
Topic: Seeking Advice: Kinstrife and Dark Tidings
Replies: 20
Views: 660

Re: Seeking Advice: Kinstrife and Dark Tidings

EdricWild: Are you running the battle with the proper combat rules, or are you going to use a Mass Battle system (such as the one done by James Brown? What stats are you using for the villagers? I'm interested because (knowing my group) they may also consider this as the proper 'heroic' option to ch...
by Robin Smallburrow
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Ring in Bree [Spoilers]
Replies: 1
Views: 288

Re: Ring in Bree [Spoilers]

If the player character is foolish enough to wear this ring around their neck, then they should be making Corruption Tests every day (and at higher TN's each day) to avoid the temptation of putting the ring on themselves - other characters in the vicinity may also be affected by the ring. This also ...
by Robin Smallburrow
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: The Hall of Fire - issue 2
Replies: 15
Views: 845

Re: The Hall of Fire - issue 2

Suggestion: You should provide a link to webzine in your sig here!

Robin S.
by Robin Smallburrow
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Adventures in Middle-earth OGL
Topic: great spear and horses
Replies: 11
Views: 396

Re: great spear and horses

As a minimum the rider would need to be Proficient in Animal Handling and have a relevant Cultural Virtue such as 'Born to the Saddle', AND the horse the rider is on would also need to be trained for combat (or I would be penalising the attack accordingly)

Robin S.
by Robin Smallburrow
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Adventures in Middle-earth OGL
Topic: Do any Loremaster allow spending inspiration after a failed roll?
Replies: 7
Views: 280

Re: Do any Loremaster allow spending inspiration after a failed roll?

From my 'House Rules': Inspiration: I give out Inspiration to each PC at the beginning of the Adventuring Phase. There is also a ‘Fellowship Pool’ of Inspiration (determined by the number of players present) that also resets at the start of an Adventuring Phase, taking Inspiration from this pool req...
by Robin Smallburrow
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: The One Ring House Rules
Topic: Armor hourse rules: any test experiences?
Replies: 11
Views: 415

Re: Armor hourse rules: any test experiences?

As a general comment, lighter armour is better in most cases because the PC's have to do a lot of travelling. Heavier armour is best only when the heroes know they are about to enter a battle scene (just like the heroes in the movies!)

Robin S.
by Robin Smallburrow
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: The One Ring House Rules
Topic: Magic System
Replies: 15
Views: 641

Re: Magic System

I second Stormcrow's comments. A 'spell' is really just a special type of skill, and 'wizards' or 'conjurors' are specialists in doing 'spells', just as warriors are specialists in fighting (which is why I prefer a magic-user to be a class). Certain cultures and races such as elves tend to be better...