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by Stormcrow
Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Passing to Rearward stance in the middle of a fight
Replies: 45
Views: 516

Re: Passing to Rearward stance in the middle of a fight

Look at it from a non-rules point of view. You and your comrades in close combat with a bunch of enemies, but you outnumber them. You're still engaged with an enemy, but you want to back out of close combat. To back off, you need your comrades to keep the enemy from following you. Since you've got a...
by Stormcrow
Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Stats for Noldor NPCs
Replies: 11
Views: 329

Re: Stats for Noldor NPCs

According to me, the RAW don't explain clearly enough that TOR is different from many RPG that aim to simulate precisely. Though it IS written. It is more about having the keys to open every door, than locking them. The idea that some role-playing games out there are trying to be simulations is pre...
by Stormcrow
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Stats for Noldor NPCs
Replies: 11
Views: 329

Re: Stats for Noldor NPCs

This is what I'd do as well, no need to have the headache of statting them out when as LM you pretty much know what you want them to do within such a battle. The process of following the combat sequence and rolling dice against weapon skills and so forth are there for the players' benefit. The Lore...
by Stormcrow
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Stats for Noldor NPCs
Replies: 11
Views: 329

Re: Stats for Noldor NPCs

You rarely need stats for Loremaster characters who aren't fighting. At most you need an Attribute score and maybe a trait or two. Attributes range from 1 to 12, so just ask yourself how awesome the character is on a scale of 1 to 12.
by Stormcrow
Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Herbs and Similar
Replies: 18
Views: 696

Re: Herbs and Similar

Treat herbs or really any object that should provide some sort of benefit as if they are a trait, which can be invoked when you use the object. Such use can invoke an automatic action, an unforeseen action, or an advancement point. For instance, a hero who has athelas... Loremaster: "Ketill has been...
by Stormcrow
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Oaths of the Riddermark description from Bree sourcebook
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: Oaths of the Riddermark description from Bree sourcebook

Since Rohan is much more populated than Wilderland or Eriador, I'm not surprised the adventures are more focused on things that happen in civilization.
by Stormcrow
Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Never played a roleplaying game, but love ME. Where do we start?
Replies: 20
Views: 731

Re: Never played a roleplaying game, but love ME. Where do we start?

How useful and needed are the maps? As O-s said, you don't need the maps from Journeys and Maps as long as you're staying in Wilderland—those maps come as the end-papers of the core book. If you get the PDF with the book, you can print those maps. The players' map is especially useful to print, bec...
by Stormcrow
Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Never played a roleplaying game, but love ME. Where do we start?
Replies: 20
Views: 731

Re: Never played a roleplaying game, but love ME. Where do we start?

You'll want to run a prepared scenario for your first ever game. There are lots of options... there is an excellent scenario in the core rules, other excellent starting adventures (Tales from Wilderland and Bree are the first two to look at). Certainly run the adventure in the main book as a learni...
by Stormcrow
Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Bree is available in PDF
Replies: 80
Views: 2985

Re: Bree is available in PDF

A Sanctuary, as explained in Bree, must be a bulwark against THE Shadow, not any source of Shadow Points.
by Stormcrow
Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Bree is available in PDF
Replies: 80
Views: 2985

Re: Bree is available in PDF

But Saruman couldn't GET his people to the Shire until the Rangers left it. When Frodo left the Shire, months before the Rangers did, the most that had happened was an increase in Outsiders being turned back at the borders by hobbits—and these were probably refugees, not spies. Frodo claims that no ...