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by Tolwen
Thu May 25, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Adventures in Middle-earth OGL
Topic: Anduin Width?
Replies: 11
Views: 105

Re: Anduin Width?

The Mississippi in the U.S., at more than 2,300 miles long (some say over 2,500 miles), might be another good analog for the Anduin. Using this, you'd have to factor in the same potential issues as with the Volga, as both are approximately of the same length (ca. 3,700km or 2,300 miles). Ideally, y...
by Tolwen
Thu May 25, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Entwives campaign idea
Replies: 19
Views: 410

Re: Entwives campaign idea

Arthadan wrote:
Wed May 24, 2017 10:20 pm
There was a MERP adventure published in the White Dwarf #87 which may serve as inspiration. It is called Taurëfantô and it can be found on Scribd (here).
Or in an updated version in Other Hands, Issue 27

Have fun! :D
by Tolwen
Thu May 25, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Adventures in Middle-earth OGL
Topic: Anduin Width?
Replies: 11
Views: 105

Re: Anduin Width?

IMO a comparison with the real world is very helpful. As the Anduin is approximately 2,200km long, a comparison with the Dniepr of almost the same length might be considered. However, as the Dniepr has many dams and hydroelectric stations which have led to the creation of many large reservoirs its c...
by Tolwen
Wed May 24, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: A Gondor book?
Replies: 35
Views: 781

Re: A Gondor book?

Let's also not forget that Tolkien wasn't a scholar of ancient warfare. We mustn't take the lessons of history too much to heart when understanding the arms and armor of Middle-earth. I wouldn't go that far. At first his historical models lay in the early (or at latest - high) medieval era rather t...
by Tolwen
Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: The One Ring House Rules
Topic: Redemption?
Replies: 4
Views: 252

Re: Redemption?

Thanks for your thoughts guys. Of course it is neither an event that is likely to happen often or even regularly, but within the greater context of the world (i.e. how things work and are interconnected) it is something worthwhile to think about. Player characters who get over the edge (i.e. having ...
by Tolwen
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: The One Ring House Rules
Topic: Redemption?
Replies: 4
Views: 252

Redemption?

Hi folks, I've got a question that I'm pondering for some time now. Has anyone of you given some thoughts (and best - some mechanics) for redemption of corrupted people? In TOR, there are excellent rules to manage the mechanics for a fall from grace (Hope & Shadow-rules) with the end result of corru...
by Tolwen
Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Adventures in Middle-earth OGL
Topic: Alternate timeline for a film-based campaign
Replies: 15
Views: 552

Re: Alternate timeline for a film-based campaign

From your description it sounds as though there might have been some suggestions for the possibility of a movie-based campaign but nothing more. And even that might be an exaggeration on my part. IIRC they did nothing (at least nothing obvious) for a movie-based campaign. What they considered were ...
by Tolwen
Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Adventures in Middle-earth OGL
Topic: Alternate timeline for a film-based campaign
Replies: 15
Views: 552

Re: Alternate timeline for a film-based campaign

I do not have anything from the Decipher LotR game(s). Jackson did not delve deeply into the history of the Third Age in his LotR movies, so I imagine that the game developers at Decipher probably took much directly from Tolkien's Appendices. Perhaps someone else can confirm this? Decipher's game w...
by Tolwen
Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Adventures in Middle-earth OGL
Topic: Virtues for Men of Shadow
Replies: 17
Views: 614

Re: Virtues for Men of Shadow

The Cosair's intermingling with the people of Umber wouldn't necessarily diminish their Numenorean heritage much as the Umbrans themselves contained the most significant reservoir of the Black Numenoreans. Sure, there were also Haradrim, but to say it disappeared by the War of the Ring sounds a bit...
by Tolwen
Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Adventures in Middle-earth OGL
Topic: Virtues for Men of Shadow
Replies: 17
Views: 614

Re: Virtues for Men of Shadow

Otaku-sempai is right about the Haradrim. I'd like to add that by the time of the WotR, the Corsairs were no longer of Dúnadan origin. The original Corsairs, led by the sons of Castamir, quickly intermingled with local wives and lost their Númenórean heritage between the 15th and 18th century TA. Ca...