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by Tolwen
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Shadow for killing innocuous orcs
Replies: 115
Views: 4396

Re: Shadow for killing innocuous orcs

It has occurred to me that a mechanic that might reflect this distinction would be one in which higher permanent shadow effectively inoculates you against certain types of shadow gain. Or, at least, reduces the chances of getting shadow (which really is what most inoculations do anyway...they reduc...
by Tolwen
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Shadow for killing innocuous orcs
Replies: 115
Views: 4396

Re: Shadow for killing innocuous orcs

That in my opinion is the big question. Is the shadow something character invokes himself based on what he views right and wrong (taught morality) or is it an external force, which works ruled by a higher order (Eru Ilúvatar or mechanism created by it). IMO it is neither wholly one or the other. He...
by Tolwen
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Anyone play in a different time or alternate ME?
Replies: 9
Views: 425

Re: Anyone play in a different time or alternate ME?

I would have to go back and look, but I don't remember how MERP handled the inclusion of cultures and sub-races that would not have existed yet as named people at the time of their default setting (T.A. 1640): Uruk-kai, Half-orcs, Olog-hai, Beornings, Dúnedain (as Rangers), Rohirrim--but oddly no L...
by Tolwen
Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Other Minds magazine, latest Issue published
Replies: 84
Views: 8876

Re: Other Minds magazine, latest Issue published

How on Earth did I not know about this sooner?! This is brilliant and well-done. Let me express my appreciation for doing something so laborious just for the love of the setting. Awesome work! I'm glad you like it. And the added benefit is that you now have a lot to read (34 Issues of OH plus 18 fr...
by Tolwen
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Other Minds magazine, latest Issue published
Replies: 84
Views: 8876

Re: Other Minds magazine, latest Issue published

Hi all, after a long wait, the latest Issue of Other Minds (#18) is now out. This time we have a heavy TOR focus again (two reviews plus an adventure). 94 pages await your critical eyes! Beside the regular columns (Editorial, Inside Information etc.) you will find the following content: Review: Bree...
by Tolwen
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: What happens when elves die?
Replies: 10
Views: 3769

Re: What happens when elves die?

by violence, that is: by poison, fire or sword? Do their bodies rot and wither like everybody (!), and what happens to their souls? Can they become ghosts or wights?. Tolkien discusses these things in the the HoMe10. An isolated note in the HoMe12 answers part of your question as well. Much has bee...
by Tolwen
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: The Princes of Rhovanion
Replies: 22
Views: 1273

Re: The Princes of Rhovanion

Does the name Éoringas ('horse-folk', sing. Éoring) work for the princes of Rhovanion and their folk before they migrated to the Anduin Vales and called themselves the Leofrings? Tolkien's terms for the Rohirrim and Éothéod are indeed build upon Old English models (and that's what has been in used ...
by Tolwen
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: A Gondor book?
Replies: 61
Views: 10338

Re: A Gondor book?

Why would anyone want to make a heavy plate armour, when a chain corslet, that is as light as a feather and as strong as dragon scales exists. The most important protective function of articulated plate armour (i.e. historically about from the mid-14th to early-16th century) is that it protects way...
by Tolwen
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: The geography of Middle Earth
Replies: 33
Views: 1478

Re: The geography of Middle Earth

For myself to be immersed as a player and as a LM, I think I need this geographic verisimilitude. Tough it might by my false assumption that my players also crave for this pseudo realism :? In case you don't already know it, issues 1 and 2 of Other Minds had some in-depth articles on the mapping of...
by Tolwen
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Republish MERP (Middle-Earth Role Playing) with I.C.E.?
Replies: 9
Views: 813

Re: Republish MERP (Middle-Earth Role Playing) with I.C.E.?

The consensus has been that there are insurmountable obstacles to this project, but only you have been able to explain that all the MERP IP has reverted out of the possession of ICE and into the possession of Tolkien (now Middle-Earth) Enterprises! That was the short version. The long one need not ...