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by Wbweather
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: For book and movie fans - the scent of a Hobbit?
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: For book and movie fans - the scent of a Hobbit?

Or perhaps it was the unknown scent that piqued Smaug's curiosity. Had he smelled a dwarf or man he would have roasted first and asked questions later. This was something entirely new to him. I doubt he felt intimidated, but instead was curious enough to take pause before belching fire upon the intr...
by Wbweather
Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Finally getting to play this!
Replies: 10
Views: 250

Re: Finally getting to play this!

Congratulations on getting a game going. You seem to be ready. I can't really improve on any of the advice given. Have fun, ask questions if you have any, and let us know how it goes!
by Wbweather
Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Player knowledge of adversaries
Replies: 10
Views: 292

Re: Player knowledge of adversaries

What do you guys think about my second question above: hidden rolls for some of the tests? In over three years of running The One Ring, I have never had occasion to have a hidden roll. I don't think that TOR really needs to keep anything hidden from the players. I'm not saying that a hidden roll me...
by Wbweather
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Rules handout for conventions?
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: Rules handout for conventions?

Having now run about 15 games of TOR at various conventions, I second what Zed said. I usually give a quick overview of the game. I talk about the setting, that this is a narrative RPG, I explain what the skills are briefly, talk about traits and their usage, talk about Tolkienesque heroes. Then I e...
by Wbweather
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Doubts about "The Anger of the Elvenking" adventure
Replies: 11
Views: 694

Re: Doubts about "The Anger of the Elvenking" adventure

Maybe these particular elves don't know the players?
by Wbweather
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Discord (persistent chat and voice) server for TOR RPG
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: Discord (persistent chat and voice) server for TOR RPG

Thanks for setting this up. It is terrific.
by Wbweather
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Question About Character Progression
Replies: 47
Views: 1504

Re: Question About Character Progression

I was looking through Youtube for some tabletop gameplay but I am just not sure which one would be the better one to watch for me to really understand whats going on .... any suggestions? I am in the same boat as you Amy, I have been searching for a TOR game session on Youtube so I can actually "SE...
by Wbweather
Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Campaign Help Needed!
Replies: 32
Views: 1291

Re: Campaign Help Needed!

All of the above advice is very good. I struggled with this a lot as well since the adventures in DoM are often very sparsely written. I often search the forum for ideas other have used. Here is a very useful tool for that. http://stuartrjohnson.co.uk/tor/palantir/ Next, if you have Heart of the Wil...
by Wbweather
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: There and Back Again (Gencon)
Replies: 11
Views: 552

There and Back Again (Gencon)

Once again a great time had in Indianapolis. Nice to see those of you who made it. Had some great game sessions and got to share this wonderful game with many new players.
by Wbweather
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Discord (persistent chat and voice) server for TOR RPG
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: Discord (persistent chat and voice) server for TOR RPG

I see it, but I cannot join. It says it is not set up properly.