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by Gorbulas
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Soundtrack tips for Oaths?
Replies: 7
Views: 752

Re: Soundtrack tips for Oaths?

You might want to check Wardruna - Runaljod album.
Wardruma made the Vikings series opening track and made a lot more beautifull sounds.
Very atmospheric Nordic -thus usefull for the Norhtmen cultural sphere and Rhohirim?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Zdg-AMv8tw
by Gorbulas
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Miniatures for TOR
Replies: 238
Views: 40674

Re: Miniatures for TOR

A question has been on my mind since a while: exactly how do you use your miniatures in this system? Do you just put them on the stance/journey map and enjoy their 'prop value'? That's the way I've been doing it and I think they're a great way to visualise monsters and very efficient 'size reference...
by Gorbulas
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: The geography of Middle Earth
Replies: 33
Views: 1962

Re: The geography of Middle Earth

Thanks for all your thought provoking responses guys. I think they are all very informative. For instance I wasn't very knowledgeable about the different and developing views on the shape and configuration of Arda. I should research this and the genesis texts of the History of Middle Earth at one ti...
by Gorbulas
Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: The geography of Middle Earth
Replies: 33
Views: 1962

Re: The geography of Middle Earth

There is very little point in trying to force the setting into any realistic science, including Tolkien's ideas of how far you can see from any given point. I am inclined not to agree with you on this Stormcrow. I think you touch a matter of personal roleplaying taste here. For myself to be immerse...
by Gorbulas
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: The geography of Middle Earth
Replies: 33
Views: 1962

Re: The geography of Middle Earth

Ha! I read you guys. Some of the pun is lost on me but I do read you :lol: Of course you guys make a valid point: at what point does my silly excercise become idiotic and cumbersome to the game experience -a fine border of which I am aware but do find worthwhile to look for. Landscapes and vistas a...
by Gorbulas
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: The geography of Middle Earth
Replies: 33
Views: 1962

Re: The geography of Middle Earth

compute how high the Misty Mountains and/or Lonely Mountain must be for one to be visible from the other. Surprising answer. I think it is at a distance of "Roll a Search test with a TN18. At least one Tengwar is required". Or you need to have a Wondrous Artefact and spend a point of Hope for a mag...
by Gorbulas
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: The geography of Middle Earth
Replies: 33
Views: 1962

Re: The geography of Middle Earth

This all depends on what diameter you use for Arda, as besides local topography and obscuration by clouds, the curvature of the planetary surface is the main limitation on visibility. I suppose people are assuming the same diameter as Earth today? I remember reading somewhere that Arda's diameter c...
by Gorbulas
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: The geography of Middle Earth
Replies: 33
Views: 1962

Re: The geography of Middle Earth

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Slemish_(6)_-_geograph.org.uk_-_624718.jpg I think that Slemish Mountain in Northern Ireland is a good representation for the Carrock. I live about 12 miles from it and it’s visible from anything up to 20 miles away, depending on the direction you are approachin...
by Gorbulas
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: The geography of Middle Earth
Replies: 33
Views: 1962

Re: The geography of Middle Earth

Recommend including Dol Guldur in your table of distance to the horizon calculations, unless I missed it and it's there already. I'm not aware of any mention of its height in the primary or secondary sources. I'd defer to Fondstad or MERP for that. MERP (Mirkwood South) describes Dol Guldur/Amon La...
by Gorbulas
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: The geography of Middle Earth
Replies: 33
Views: 1962

Re: The geography of Middle Earth

If you would stand on an average Misty Mountain top at 4000 m or more one could see Erebor in the distance if that mountain would stand over 4000 m tall itself. Permanent snowcover on the top of Erebor and latitude would permit a minimum estimate of 1000 m height for Erebor. MERP (Mirkwood North) me...