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by ThrorII
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Adventures in Middle-earth OGL
Topic: Audiences without the Cultural Attitudes
Replies: 75
Views: 1171

Re: Audiences without the Cultural Attitudes

To piggy-back on MrUKpyr's thoughts, I would allow the Faction rules from the 5e DMG to apply. Each culture is a faction. Doing a 'mission' for the patron of that faction (Beorn for Beornings, Radagast for Woodmen, King Bard for Bardings, etc.) gains the heroes 2 rewnown with that faction. Taking ac...
by ThrorII
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Adventures in Middle-earth OGL
Topic: Audiences without the Cultural Attitudes
Replies: 75
Views: 1171

Re: Audiences without the Cultural Attitudes

I think player-heroes should get disadvantage on any Traditions checks where they inquire if Balrogs have wings....
by ThrorII
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Adventures in Middle-earth OGL
Topic: great spear and horses
Replies: 11
Views: 275

Re: great spear and horses

As a minimum the rider would need to be Proficient in Animal Handling and have a relevant Cultural Virtue such as 'Born to the Saddle', AND the horse the rider is on would also need to be trained for combat (or I would be penalising the attack accordingly) Robin S. I think that is fair and reasonsa...
by ThrorII
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Adventures in Middle-earth OGL
Topic: Non Beorning Beornings
Replies: 13
Views: 253

Re: Non Beorning Beornings

Another thing, as I pointed out in the concurrent Audience thread. Middle-earth is a dark age collection of cultures. People don't trust strangers or other cultures. So, it is not likely that Beorn is chieftain of a mismatched group of people (say 10% woodman, 16% Gondorian, 1% Dunedain, 13% Barding...
by ThrorII
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Adventures in Middle-earth OGL
Topic: Non Beorning Beornings
Replies: 13
Views: 253

Re: Non Beorning Beornings

While there was no 'Beorning' culture 5 years prior in game time, that doesn't mean there was not already a group of people there with a shared culture that was 'Beorning-like'. I see those that took Beorn as their chieftain (Beornings, in game terms) has having lived in the Vales of the Anduin for ...
by ThrorII
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Adventures in Middle-earth OGL
Topic: Audiences without the Cultural Attitudes
Replies: 75
Views: 1171

Re: Audiences without the Cultural Attitudes

So, I'm taking my ball home but only to the TOR forums. ;) All the best. I'll also second that you stay around. I would hope you'd pop in from time to time. While d20 may not be your cup of tea, your know.edge of Tolkien, the campaign world (which is basically the same, cross platform), and TOR is ...
by ThrorII
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Adventures in Middle-earth OGL
Topic: Out now in PDF: Adventures in Middle-earth: Eaves of Mirkwood and LM's Screen
Replies: 41
Views: 3152

Re: Out now in PDF: Adventures in Middle-earth: Eaves of Mirkwood and LM's Screen

Regarding the suggested options for both the Warden and Scholar classes... Would C7 release that as an Unearthed Arcana style pdf page like WotC does? I've bought the Players guide, LM guide and the Rovanion area guide all in print. Shelling out $10 just to grab a single page of player options seem...
by ThrorII
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Adventures in Middle-earth OGL
Topic: Audiences without the Cultural Attitudes
Replies: 75
Views: 1171

Re: Audiences without the Cultural Attitudes

The crux of it is that AiMe is a Dark Age culture. Travel is rare, and strangers are untrusted. Its not 'racist', its a fact that if no one knows who you are, or who your people are, they don't trust you. That, and the fact that if their culture doesn't get along with your culture, you are at a disa...
by ThrorII
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Adventures in Middle-earth OGL
Topic: Non Beorning Beornings
Replies: 13
Views: 253

Re: Non Beorning Beornings

Seems like a case of min-maxing to me. The player wants the stats of a Man of Minas Tirith with the beginning virtues, and the virtues of a Beorning after level 1 (or maybe being able to chose between both culture's virtues later on).

I wouldn't allow it.
by ThrorII
Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Adventures in Middle-earth OGL
Topic: Do any Loremaster allow spending inspiration after a failed roll?
Replies: 7
Views: 217

Re: Do any Loremaster allow spending inspiration after a failed roll?

My group has always allowed inspiration 'after the d20 is rolled, but before the roll is declared a hit or miss', just like the 'Luck' feat in 5e. However, if you read the 5e rules closely, and do a little Google-fu, you'll see that RAW, inspiration should be decided to be spent AT THE TIME the roll...