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by Stormcrow
Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: The Hall of Fire - issue 1 Released!
Replies: 20
Views: 767

Re: The Hall of Fire - issue 1 Released!

Some companies don't like fans to copy their trade dress in fan publications, because it can possibly make someone think the fan publication is by them (regardless of how well they point out it's not by the company). Your best bet is not to try to copy the trade dress of The One Ring, but to establi...
by Stormcrow
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: For book and movie fans - the scent of a Hobbit?
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: For book and movie fans - the scent of a Hobbit?

Wbweather wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:05 pm
Lying alone on a pile of gold for two centuries probably gets tedious.
Not for a dragon!
by Stormcrow
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: For book and movie fans - the scent of a Hobbit?
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: For book and movie fans - the scent of a Hobbit?

The advantage does not come in concealing Bilbo's scent among dwarf-scent. The very first thing Smaug says to Bilbo is "Well, thief! I smell you and I feel your air." The advantage comes in keeping Smaug off-balance. Smaug knows how to deal with dwarves ("no one better"), but he knows nothing about ...
by Stormcrow
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Handling Other NPC's in Combat
Replies: 22
Views: 497

Re: Handling Other NPC's in Combat

I guess the question is, for whose benefit is the dice rolling? For me, what it may do is take some of the pressure off of me as the Loremaster to have to figure out the outcome in a way that's fair and not unbalancing, while I'm already busy doing a combat and all my other loremaster duties. I fin...
by Stormcrow
Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Handling Other NPC's in Combat
Replies: 22
Views: 497

Re: Handling Other NPC's in Combat

You can think of it this way: Would you follow the full rules for combat and roll for every Loremaster character in a battle in which the player-heroes were not even present? Of course not. Would you follow the full rules of combat and roll for every Loremaster character in a battle in which the pla...
by Stormcrow
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Storytelling Vs Rolling Dice
Replies: 6
Views: 259

Re: Storytelling Vs Rolling Dice

The number-one thing to remember: you are not writing a story. You are not collaboratively writing a story. You are preparing and managing an environment in which the players direct their characters' actions. You can dictate that an action you want to happen happens, but you cannot dictate how the p...
by Stormcrow
Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Handling Other NPC's in Combat
Replies: 22
Views: 497

Re: Handling Other NPC's in Combat

Do you mean as a combatant? If the Loremaster character is fighting another Loremaster character or an adversary, there's no need to run through the rules that players go through to determine combat results. Just announce what happens. Maybe make an opposed skill roll if you feel you need to go thro...
by Stormcrow
Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Hobbits returning to Shire
Replies: 8
Views: 335

Re: Hobbits returning to Shire

Hobbits adventuring in Wilderland was obviously the designers thinking, Wilderland is where the most stuff is happening, so that's our setting, but you can't have a Tolkien RPG without hobbits! Letting hobbits journey back to the Shire for a Fellowship phase is a compromise with a few elements that ...
by Stormcrow
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Wild hobbits and Gollum
Replies: 30
Views: 910

Re: Wild hobbits and Gollum

I would think just the opposite. It would seem to be it would induce much more of a culture shock, being banished from the much more 'civilized' Shire, than from the less-civilized Wild Hobbits. The question is not its effect on the one banished, but on the society that banished him. Does banishmen...
by Stormcrow
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Campaign Help Needed!
Replies: 32
Views: 1307

Re: Campaign Help Needed!

4. The players are completely uninterested in pursuing any of the undertaking kinds of interests the game is premised upon. I've given 3 of them standings, and except for doing the rolls, they don't really have any interest in doing anything with them. They have no investment in any of their home c...