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by Wbweather
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: "Tolkienish" places in England
Replies: 14
Views: 730

Re: "Tolkienish" places in England

Thanks for posting here. I'm taking my family to England for a holiday in October and was wanting to ask the same question, but haven't gotten around to asking yet.
by Wbweather
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Roll20 or Tabletop Simulator for ToR?
Replies: 11
Views: 721

Re: Roll20 or Tabletop Simulator for ToR?

Only the LM has to have a paid copy. Everyone else can join and play with the free demo.
by Wbweather
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Roll20 or Tabletop Simulator for ToR?
Replies: 11
Views: 721

Re: Roll20 or Tabletop Simulator for ToR?

I've been using Valarian's ruleset for TOR on Fantasy Grounds for almost 4 years now.
by Wbweather
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Is AiME hurting ToR?
Replies: 18
Views: 1379

Re: Is AiME hurting ToR?

Some of us still run live games. I have had an online game one going strong for nearly 4 years. Check out the unofficial Discord channel at https://discord.gg/aGyM8VB. There is pretty active discussion of online games and availability there on a daily basis.
by Wbweather
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Realism in Middle-earth
Replies: 137
Views: 6522

Re: Realism in Middle-earth

This was on the first page, but not having huge amounts of dental issues would be somewhat realistic in a medieval setting. Issues with teeth only really got bad once sugar became readily available as a luxury, which happened around the 16th century in England and France. Of course one wonders how ...
by Wbweather
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Realism in Middle-earth
Replies: 137
Views: 6522

Re: Realism in Middle-earth

Since the Riddle game was so important and had such well established and strictly adhered to rules, I have always thought that there might be some who might wager a bet on a good riddle match late at night in a tavern, and not just in a seedy tavern, but even the Green Dragon or the Prancing Pony.
by Wbweather
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Realism in Middle-earth
Replies: 137
Views: 6522

Re: Realism in Middle-earth

This IS why the Shire feels this way, but it's a little more complicated. When Tolkien started both The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, both stories were explicitly NOT part of Middle-earth. They borrowed elements from it, but there was no literal connection between them. It was not until Tolkien...
by Wbweather
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Realism in Middle-earth
Replies: 137
Views: 6522

Re: Realism in Middle-earth

I'm rereading the LOTR currently and having just finished the Simarillion and parts of Unfinished Tales, I have noticed how out of place the Shire is in Middle-earth. It doesn't "fit" if you try to look at it from a standpoint of it being logically consistent with the rest of ME. Yet, at the same ti...
by Wbweather
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Realism in Middle-earth
Replies: 137
Views: 6522

Re: Realism in Middle-earth

I see in Tolkien's Middle-earth a picture of a fallen world, yet one with hope of redemption. The children of Iluvatar, both elves and men were created in His image, for a purpose greater than even the Valar could foresee. They were created in spite of the knowledge of Melkor's treachery and in fact...
by Wbweather
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Moria
Replies: 219
Views: 21566

Re: Moria

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Saw this and laughed.