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by atgxtg
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Hoping for an Endgame sourcebook
Replies: 12
Views: 790

Re: Hoping for an Endgame sourcebook

NIÑO wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:40 pm
Games like KA Pendragon have tackled mass battles excellently!


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Yeah, although I think something like the systems used in L5R or Flashing Blades might work a bit better for TOR, since it lets heroic characters have a bit more of impact on the outcome of the battle.
by atgxtg
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Fatigue rules: too harsh... and one piece of trivia
Replies: 18
Views: 835

Re: Fatigue rules: too harsh... and one piece of trivia

Quite true. Early Medieval weapons were normally not used to parry with. Of course Middle earth weaponry might be somewhat better than that. Historically, those with heavy armor either only wore it when they were going into a battle, or were mounted troops with spare mounts to help mitigate some of ...
by atgxtg
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Getting poisoned through armour
Replies: 19
Views: 10604

Re: Getting poisoned through armour

A different reading, where getting Poisoned equals getting Wounded, would also make a special rule for being poisoned unnecessary, so why have it? Possibly because there might be side effects associated with poison, or even possible treatments. It would also make Poison the far deadliest called sho...
by atgxtg
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Getting poisoned through armour
Replies: 19
Views: 10604

Re: Getting poisoned through armour

I read it the other way. As in the character is considered to be Wounded, and if he were poisoned again it would be the same as if he were wounded again. I think it makes more sense that way. Realistically, multiple doses of poison will increase the severity of the effects, including the mortality r...
by atgxtg
Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Realism in Middle-earth
Replies: 137
Views: 6547

Re: Realism in Middle-earth

Or maybe you just object to people using the term inaccurately or in ways to make themselves sound smart. No, what aggravates me is that people (although really not so much on this forum) use the term to try to make their subjective preferences sound objective. “It’s not that I don’t like X, it’s t...
by atgxtg
Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Realism in Middle-earth
Replies: 137
Views: 6547

Re: Realism in Middle-earth

But I could easily see a Pony Express-style delivery service taking important letters and parcels between the cities, especially once the Fourth Age starts and things start to become safer. I kinda thought that the Hobbits probably adopted and adapted the "post office" concept from some sort of Arn...
by atgxtg
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: campaign setting in other ages of ME ?
Replies: 7
Views: 519

Re: campaign setting in other ages of ME ?

Yeah the Appendices on LoTR do cover quite a bit, but they obviously don't cover things in much depth. I suspect they could probably mention some stuff from earlier ages in passing, but aren't allowed to draw on other sources or expand something beyond whatever was mentioned in the appendices. That'...
by atgxtg
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Realism in Middle-earth
Replies: 137
Views: 6547

Re: Realism in Middle-earth

* The stories of Middle-earth do not take place in the Middle Ages, so it's not an anachronism to give hobbits clocks, umbrellas, and tobacco, or to do any of the other allegedly anachronistic things Tolkien does. Yeah. The hard part for those of us running a game is that we don't really have any s...
by atgxtg
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Realism in Middle-earth
Replies: 137
Views: 6547

Re: Realism in Middle-earth

Majestic wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:41 am
I believe the reason we don't hear about dentists is because the one Elf who wanted to be one was ridiculed for his desire to do so.
:lol: :lol:

But considering that Tolkien elves don't suffer from tooth decay, I can see why they ridiculed him.
by atgxtg
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Realism in Middle-earth
Replies: 137
Views: 6547

Re: Realism in Middle-earth

Mmmm....no, I'm not. I use "precise" to refer how he uses words, and "accuracy" to refer to historically/anthropologically accurate ("realistic") details (e.g. the design of halls in Rohan). The two are not the same. But they aren't historically accurate, since historically, there was no Rohan. Tol...