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by Stormcrow
Fri May 26, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Beorning Thane Title
Replies: 7
Views: 129

Re: Beorning Thane Title

It depends a great deal on what their Standings are and what year it is. The Beornings are largely concerned with the doings of goblins in the mountains, keeping open the High Pass, and guarding the Old Ford. Their internal politics are probably volatile, since the Beornings are a collection of Nort...
by Stormcrow
Thu May 25, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Morgul-knife question
Replies: 9
Views: 206

Re: Morgul-knife question

If a player is rolling, you might consider this an Epic feat, requiring a Gandalf-rune and at least one Tengwar-rune. If a Loremaster character is doing the healing, just decide whether the healer succeeds; don't bother rolling. If you absolutely must have the Loremaster character make a roll, use t...
by Stormcrow
Wed May 24, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Need help optimizing Rivendell elf
Replies: 6
Views: 161

Re: Need help optimizing Rivendell elf

And don't forget that the given backgrounds are only starting points; you can change them however you see fit. Only the Basic Attributes, Favoured Skill, and Distinctive Features list are invariant.
by Stormcrow
Wed May 24, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: A Gondor book?
Replies: 35
Views: 818

Re: A Gondor book?

Lord of the Gambesons.
by Stormcrow
Wed May 24, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: A Gondor book?
Replies: 35
Views: 818

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 Stormcrow
Wed May 24, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: A Gondor book?
Replies: 35
Views: 818

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.
by Stormcrow
Wed May 24, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Atmosphere
Replies: 9
Views: 246

Re: Atmosphere

music - you could easily have a whole thread on this. I've purchased all the soundtracks for The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies (minus The Battle of the Five Armies) I personally find music during a game distracting. But lots of gamers like it. lighting - I think if it is done well and subtly,...
by Stormcrow
Tue May 23, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: A Gondor book?
Replies: 35
Views: 818

Re: A Gondor book?

People sometimes forget that Middle-earth is not the Middle Ages, and, technologically speaking, it's not even particularly medieval. The closest you get is Rohan, which resembles Dark Ages England, but the horses make it not very much like the Dark Ages. Gondor is much more like Byzantium or Rome i...
by Stormcrow
Tue May 23, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Treasure 2.0
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: Treasure 2.0

The sheer bulk of coinage was intended to be a hindrance in earlier forms of D&D. Gygax included piles and piles of copper pieces because if you wanted them you had to find a way to transport them, and they wouldn't be very useful except in great quantities. This doesn't apply at all to The One Ring...
by Stormcrow
Tue May 23, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: On letters
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: On letters

By the way, see pages 35–36 of the rule book (pp. 33–34 of the Adventurer's Guide in the older slipcase edition).