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by mica
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Republish MERP (Middle-Earth Role Playing) with I.C.E.?
Replies: 9
Views: 812

Re: Republish MERP (Middle-Earth Role Playing) with I.C.E.?

I loved the ICE stuff but then I had teenage rose tinted glasses. Reviewing the stuff for the most part reveals the system's many flaws. Apart from some of the artwork (including great maps) and some nice settings the vast majority was a generic fantasy shoe-horned (badly) into Middle-earth. For the...
by mica
Tue May 09, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Oaths of the Riddermark
Replies: 14
Views: 1912

Re: Oaths of the Riddermark

Michebugio wrote:
Mon May 08, 2017 7:12 pm
[Aragorn] with the assumed identity of Thorongil, still concealing his lineage.
Whereas the ranger in our campaign spams royalty revealed on every roll possible... :lol:
by mica
Fri May 05, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: XP Per Year for Darkening of Mirkwood
Replies: 13
Views: 1248

Re: XP Per Year for Darkening of Mirkwood

This is a difficult one as the campaign seems very much at odds with the normal xp mechanics. From the perspective of the 30 year campaign I would argue that it sees new characters progress and achieve renowned status for the final scene - so you are looking at completing the campaign with around 12...
by mica
Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Lamp of the Wood-Elves
Replies: 23
Views: 2544

Re: Lamp of the Wood-Elves

Lamp of the Far Traveller: You learn the art of making crystal lamps that hold your magical light. You may start an Adventuring phase lighting such a lamp with your magic at no cost. This lamp works like a continuous Elf-lights spell, but its glow can be shut out if needed. You can snuff the lamp o...
by mica
Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Darkening Campaign - Ring of Doom
Replies: 0
Views: 432

Darkening Campaign - Ring of Doom

Trying to be cryptic as I suspect that some players can't help but read threads they really shouldn't. Anyway, if you are running Darkening you should be able to determine which year this applies to: I ran ring of doom scenario last night, following the structure in the book. Everyone gave speeches,...
by mica
Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: The One Ring House Rules
Topic: Flipped tolerance in Encounters
Replies: 20
Views: 2057

Re: Flipped tolerance in Encounters

I have been using the flipped Tolerance for a few sessions now and admit that it does appear to be a better system. The only difference I make is that I base the initial tolerance on local standing of the person doing the introduction with a +1 modifier for valour/wisdom (as appropriate) values of 4...
by mica
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: The One Ring House Rules
Topic: Flipped tolerance in Encounters
Replies: 20
Views: 2057

Re: Flipped tolerance in Encounters

When you set the tolerance, do you tell the players this number? If not, do you hint either initially or as they use up the tolerance or allow further insights to gauge tolerance?
by mica
Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: How much XP granted after a finished adventure?
Replies: 8
Views: 808

Re: How much XP granted after a finished adventure?

This is a topic that is cropping up more as we get deeper into Darkening of Mirkwood. Tales of Wilderland generally awards 12 or so per adventure. Which seems fine on the face of it based on the number of sessions to complete each one. The problem however comes when you start to do the Tale of Years...
by mica
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Twice-Baked Honey Cakes
Replies: 12
Views: 1387

Re: Twice-Baked Honey Cakes

But then why did the Watcher in the Lake target Frodo? :twisted:
by mica
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: The One Ring House Rules
Topic: Sanctuary, Home and Fellowship Mechanics
Replies: 2
Views: 420

Re: Sanctuary, Home and Fellowship Mechanics

Absolutely - in our campaign the original characters started in Esgaroth but since then they have never returned and now not a single character remains of the original fellowship. As such I have closed the sanctuary there as it no longer makes sense as a sanctuary. The 'new' fellowship have now arri...