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by Enevhar Aldarion
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Your personal wishlist for TOR books
Replies: 50
Views: 4932

Re: Your personal wishlist for TOR books

I have an issue of remembering just how close or far apart places are in Middle-Earth, and I do not have a map handy... Well, the places I mentioned along with the Shire (the Tower Hills, Hills of Evendim) are all regions adjacent to it, and I would probably add Sarn Ford and the Old Forest. http:/...
by Enevhar Aldarion
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Your personal wishlist for TOR books
Replies: 50
Views: 4932

Re: Your personal wishlist for TOR books

You haven't brought it up, but at this point, I share the opinion that the Shire is likely to get a book of its own like the Bree sourcebook. Such a book might also include Annúminas, Lake Evendim and the Hills of Evendim, maybe even the Tower Hills and White Towers. I have an issue of remembering ...
by Enevhar Aldarion
Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Your personal wishlist for TOR books
Replies: 50
Views: 4932

Re: Your personal wishlist for TOR books

I think the best we can hope for with Tharbad is a layout of the ruins. It's been too long since the bridge and city fell to expect a detailed look at how Tharbad appeared when it was still inhabited. Yeah, Tharbad was fully deserted and in ruins nearly 50 years before the time of The Hobbit. But I...
by Enevhar Aldarion
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Literacy in Middle-Earth?
Replies: 30
Views: 8019

Re: Litteracy in Middle-Earth?

I think C7 see all of the playable cultures as literate. Why else have the “Write a letter” fellowship phase That is just the way many RPGs handle it, the player characters are always literate, unless there is a specific reason to not be. Your character is exceptional and being literate is part of ...
by Enevhar Aldarion
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Literacy in Middle-Earth?
Replies: 30
Views: 8019

Re: Litteracy in Middle-Earth?

"[Said Gandalf,] '... I forsook the chase, and passed swiftly to Gondor. In former days the members of my order had been well received there.... Less welcome did the Lord Denethor show me then than of old, and grudgingly he permitted me to search among his hoarded scrolls and books. '"If indeed you ...
by Enevhar Aldarion
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Adventures in Middle-earth OGL
Topic: Fate of Goblin slaves - a moral dilemma
Replies: 58
Views: 11031

Re: Fate of Goblin slaves - a moral dilemma

Why all the resistance to gaining Shadow? It’s one of the best parts of the game. If it’s good enough for Frodo it’s good enough for me! Sam or Merry or Pippin would be a better example there, since Frodo had the One Ring forcing Shadow on him. But hey, give me the One Ring and I too will take on s...
by Enevhar Aldarion
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Adventures in Middle-earth OGL
Topic: Fate of Goblin slaves - a moral dilemma
Replies: 58
Views: 11031

Re: Fate of Goblin slaves - a moral dilemma

If you think your character could simply execute orcs or trolls that can’t fight back without being deeply affected...well, he/she must already be carrying a lot of trauma. So you are in the Gondorian army and you just witnessed an orc or troll kill some of your comrades in battle. The orc or troll...
by Enevhar Aldarion
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Adventures in Middle-earth OGL
Topic: Fate of Goblin slaves - a moral dilemma
Replies: 58
Views: 11031

Re: Fate of Goblin slaves - a moral dilemma

Wow.... it is so great that we can have a forum where we can totally disagree and still discuss things. If my Loremaster gave me shadow points for killing Goblins, I would be super upset (of course, I'm not thrilled to get a possible shadow point just because I found an item I like in a troll treas...
by Enevhar Aldarion
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Adventures in Middle-earth OGL
Topic: Fate of Goblin slaves - a moral dilemma
Replies: 58
Views: 11031

Re: Fate of Goblin slaves - a moral dilemma

It would be a moral issue for a lot of players, but for elf and human characters living in Tolkien's world, it would not be a moral issue at all, as there is no such thing as a non-evil goblin or orc, or any creature at all created by the Shadow. Let them live today and tomorrow they may be cooking ...
by Enevhar Aldarion
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: A Gondor book?
Replies: 61
Views: 9502

Re: A Gondor book?

Why would anyone want to make a heavy plate armour, when a chain corslet, that is as light as a feather and as strong as dragon scales exists. So clearly, the most skilled armourers would focus on those kind of amazing armours. On the same note. If the most skilled elven smith can make a headband a...