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by ThrorII
Sun May 20, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Adventures in Middle-earth OGL
Topic: Cubicle 7 Forum Closing -- New Community Option
Replies: 10
Views: 739

Re: Cubicle 7 Forum Closing -- New Community Option

RPGGeek has a dedicated forum (and sub forum) for the game: https://rpggeek.com/forums/family/40055/adventures-middle-earth So, unlike other options, you can get a dedicated place to discuss but still have the advantages that a discussion forum have over other media. Registered. Still Thror II Hope...
by ThrorII
Fri May 11, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Adventures in Middle-earth OGL
Topic: Barding Swordmaster after play
Replies: 4
Views: 416

Re: Barding Swordmaster after play

I modified it to duplicate 5ed Defensive Duelist feat. I removed Dexterity and finesse weapon prerequisites, but added proficiency in weapon as prerequisite. So in my campaign it looks like that: Swordmaster: When fighting with either longsword or a broadsword with which you are proficient, and ano...
by ThrorII
Fri May 11, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Adventures in Middle-earth OGL
Topic: What does the "common folk" know?
Replies: 36
Views: 2433

Re: What does the "common folk" know?

Very true, and even among the descendants of the Noldor, only a handful would have seen events transpire first hand. I can almost imagine a young elf rolling his eyes when grandpa starts talking about the first age. :lol: "Yes, yes, the world was lit up by lamps. Big ass lamps. Then trees. Got it."...
by ThrorII
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Adventures in Middle-earth OGL
Topic: Most Studly Characters in AiME?
Replies: 3
Views: 365

Re: Most Studly Characters in AiME?

Based on what others have said, I'd suggest limiting the Swordmaster virtue to full Proficiency bonus as a REACTION. That way, it is still worth while, but only good against 1 attack per round. Great for duels, not so great for hordes. Also, I'd limit the Foehammer's Hooped & Hasped to medium armor ...
by ThrorII
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Adventures in Middle-earth OGL
Topic: The three rings
Replies: 15
Views: 854

Re: The three rings

Hello all! Been reading a lot of lotr recently and was stumped at this...why did the elves bother to use their three rings at all? Because the Elves wanted their cake and eat it to. They wanted the beauty of the Undying Lands, without being beholden to the Valar. Remember, the Noldo left the Undyin...
by ThrorII
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Adventures in Middle-earth OGL
Topic: Novels/Movies in Phases
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Re: Novels/Movies in Phases

Okay I can buy into all of those journey length break downs. Would you describe any of it as Fellowship Phases? I think the LoTR time spend in Rivendell might be - but what about Lorien? Edoras? Minas Tirith before the battle? I'd say every break between steps were a Fellowship phase: TB's house, B...
by ThrorII
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Adventures in Middle-earth OGL
Topic: Novels/Movies in Phases
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Re: Novels/Movies in Phases

The Lord of the Rings, Adventure phases: Stage 1: Hobbits from Bag End to Tom Bombadil's house Stage 2: Hobbits from TB's house to Bree Stage 3: Hobbits & Aragorn from Bree to Rivendell Stage 4: The Fellowship from Rivendell to Lorien Stage 5: The Fellowship from Lorien to the Breaking of the Fellow...
by ThrorII
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Adventures in Middle-earth OGL
Topic: Staunching Song of the Woodmen
Replies: 4
Views: 362

Re: Staunching Song of the Woodmen

I read it as meaning 'after finishing your short rest, but before the adventuring phase continues'.

Meaning:
-it is dependent on taking a short rest
-the song is sung immediately after the short rest (or as the last act of the short rest).
-just like hit dice may be spent after taking a short rest.
by ThrorII
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Adventures in Middle-earth OGL
Topic: Hobbit dead/Elf Dead
Replies: 13
Views: 1027

Re: Hobbit dead/Elf Dead

Tolkien wrote that Dwarves entomb their dead (and I think he said they 'return to stone'), and Elves bodies quickly deteriorated. I don't think that Tolkien was being literal when he suggested that dead Dwarves 'return to stone'. At least not in the way that most Trolls are turned to stone by sunli...
by ThrorII
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Adventures in Middle-earth OGL
Topic: What does the "common folk" know?
Replies: 36
Views: 2433

Re: What does the "common folk" know?

The Grey Company was about 30 Rangers. And that was all they could gather in a short time. Perhaps a couple hundred total? Maybe more than that, but not many more. However, that's not including the total population of their secret enclaves including women, children and old folks. There might have b...