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by atgxtg
Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Realism in Middle-earth
Replies: 138
Views: 3184

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: 138
Views: 3184

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: 302

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: 138
Views: 3184

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: 138
Views: 3184

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: 138
Views: 3184

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...
by atgxtg
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Realism in Middle-earth
Replies: 138
Views: 3184

Re: Realism in Middle-earth

I think you might be confusing precision with accuracy. The two are not the same. And example of that from Tolkien is that almost all of the dates given are very precise, but they have all been translated from their "actual" (that is Middle Earth) terms into modern English, which is turn is identifi...
by atgxtg
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: campaign setting in other ages of ME ?
Replies: 7
Views: 302

Re: campaign setting in other ages of ME ?

There is no sign yet of any supplements for setting campaigns in other ages. And there probably won't be. If I recall correctly C7's liscense only allows them to use stuff that's in the Hobbit and LotR, and so can't expands things much as far as other ages go. At least not at present. I think the D...
by atgxtg
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Designing your own Adversaries
Replies: 21
Views: 724

Re: Designing your own Adversaries

Timmity Took wrote:
Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:37 pm
atgxtg wrote:
Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:34 pm
4D isn't invulnerable.
No, but favoured armour 4D with 7 attribute and Great size can be pretty close. Right?

Not all that close. Piercing Blows aren't all that uncommon for skilled archers. Especially if they are doing called shots.
by atgxtg
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: What is the situation in Mordor when Sauron is gone?
Replies: 28
Views: 768

Re: What is the situation in Mordor when Sauron is gone?

feld wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:39 pm

All of the fortification we know about in western Mordor are actually Gondorian built with the exception of Barad-Dur.
Interesting. It might be that after the fall of Sauron the Gondorians set up those fortications to "lock up" all the bad things from that region and keep them there.