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by Stormcrow
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: TV series set in Middle Earth may be coming
Replies: 50
Views: 1970

Re: TV series set in Middle Earth may be coming

torus wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:47 am
On balance, anything that dilutes the legacy of those awful Peter Jackson movies is probably a good thing.
I would expect the TV show to try to replicate the style of the Jackson films.
by Stormcrow
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Sanctuaries and Patrons, what are they for?
Replies: 13
Views: 267

Re: Sanctuaries and Patrons, what are they for?

But you can spend fellowship phases there as a group even if it's not a sanctuary? If you can convince the host or people there that you should be allowed to stay, then yes. But if it's not a sanctuary then you'll have to convince them every time you visit. And there's really no particular benefit ...
by Stormcrow
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Could some of the 12 Dwarves have been female?
Replies: 31
Views: 598

Re: Could some of the 12 Dwarves have been female?

So I went Googling and found that in some of his writings for The Silmarillion, Tolkien said: no Man nor Elf has ever seen a beardless Dwarf - unless he were shaven in mockery, and would then be more like to die of shame... For the Naugrim have beards from the beginning of their lives, male and fem...
by Stormcrow
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Could some of the 12 Dwarves have been female?
Replies: 31
Views: 598

Re: Could some of the 12 Dwarves have been female?

Though the fact that he does say that other races can't tell them apart seems like a pretty strong clue that they did have beards -- otherwise, even Pippin would have figured it out. I don't think that has any effect. If dwarf-women dress as dwarf-men and wear false beards, and other peoples don't ...
by Stormcrow
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: "A hundred"
Replies: 40
Views: 656

Re: "A hundred"

A deuce of sturdy hobbits
by Stormcrow
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Sanctuaries and Patrons, what are they for?
Replies: 13
Views: 267

Re: Sanctuaries and Patrons, what are they for?

In the Heal Corruption undertaking, characters in a sanctuary get two rolls instead of one. In the Adventurer's Companion, Men of Bree with the Traveller's Blessing virtue may add their Wisdom scores to their Travel rolls if they're going to a sanctuary they've already opened; High Elves (from Riven...
by Stormcrow
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Sanctuaries and Patrons, what are they for?
Replies: 13
Views: 267

Re: Sanctuaries and Patrons, what are they for?

Patrons give you help and stuff and send you on adventures. A clever player will also work his patrons into his year's end intervention, especially if he spends it in the same place as his patron. You have to earn the patron before claiming him as a patron in a fellowship phase undertaking, and how ...
by Stormcrow
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Sanctuaries and Patrons, what are they for?
Replies: 13
Views: 267

Re: Sanctuaries and Patrons, what are they for?

Sanctuaries are places that are safe and especially suited to supporting a group of adventurers. Joe's barn is not suitable; Rhosgobel, as a whole town, is. Sanctuaries grant you some boons on certain fellowship phase undertakings, and by opening a sanctuary you never thereafter have to convince the...
by Stormcrow
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Could some of the 12 Dwarves have been female?
Replies: 31
Views: 598

Re: Could some of the 12 Dwarves have been female?

On my personal belief. No textual reason, it just seems like Tolkien might not have imagined dwarf-women growing beards, because they're women.
by Stormcrow
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Could some of the 12 Dwarves have been female?
Replies: 31
Views: 598

Re: Could some of the 12 Dwarves have been female?

Why would they wear false beards? Eowyn is, as you say, not supposed to be there, but (as I've been arguing) there is no reason to suppose that any dwarf woman who wanted to go travelling or into battle would be prevented. The situations aren't the same. But as you say, we don't know the situation ...