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by HunterGreen
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Could some of the 12 Dwarves have been female?
Replies: 31
Views: 798

Re: Could some of the 12 Dwarves have been female?

On my personal belief. No textual reason, it just seems like Tolkien might not have imagined dwarf-women growing beards, because they're women. Though the fact that he does say that other races can't tell them apart seems like a pretty strong clue that they did have beards -- otherwise, even Pippin...
by HunterGreen
Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Could some of the 12 Dwarves have been female?
Replies: 31
Views: 798

Re: Could some of the 12 Dwarves have been female?

There seems to be a belief here that Dwarven women were kept indoors or otherwise not allowed to go on adventures. But I don't see any support for that in Tolkien. There's a statement that they "seldom walk abroad" and that's basically it. Many of the women (and of the men) don't marry, but there's...
by HunterGreen
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Could some of the 12 Dwarves have been female?
Replies: 31
Views: 798

Re: Could some of the 12 Dwarves have been female?

The point of what I said is that, if you really wanted to go this way, you could treat on the fact that the entire story is told by an unreliable narrator. But I said right from the start that it's clearly not the intent of Tolkien so you would be making your own version of the world. There's nothin...
by HunterGreen
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Could some of the 12 Dwarves have been female?
Replies: 31
Views: 798

Re: Could some of the 12 Dwarves have been female?

While I think it's clearly not what Tolkien intended, it seems like a pretty good twist to me. He did write that others wouldn't have been able to tell, and the entire tale of The Hobbit is told from Bilbo's memories as he later wrote down, so it could be that he was simply fooled the whole time. On...
by HunterGreen
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Christopher Tolkien Resigns as Director of Tolkien Estate
Replies: 7
Views: 465

Re: Christopher Tolkien Resigns as Director of Tolkien Estate

I for one am not in a panic about this. My take on it is: There will be a lot more stuff. That will mean a lot more bad stuff that dilutes the canon, but we already have bad stuff that dilutes the canon (Shadows of War, anyone?) and I already know how to avoid it. Yes, that means more players who do...
by HunterGreen
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Runes on the map index
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Re: Runes on the map index

I wouldn't be surprised if some of the selection was simply to get runes that are very visually distinct, so you didn't end up trying to squint at the difference between https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cf/Certh_21.svg/20px-Certh_48.svg.png and https://upload.wikimedia.org/wiki...
by HunterGreen
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Discord (persistent chat and voice) server for TOR RPG
Replies: 7
Views: 411

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

Sure. We mostly talk about TOR and AiME but we have roles for people who don't play but are just interested, and there's channels for things like Tolkien lore and even off-topic chat. Plus it's a good place to meet up with chances to play, like some Play-by-post games, and occasionally games played ...
by HunterGreen
Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Need some suggestions
Replies: 13
Views: 740

Re: Need some suggestions

Or maybe this is a redemption story, and the new Master will learn the error of his ways and become the good Master spoken of in The Hobbit, thanks to the players. Oooooooh. I like that. I love stories like that, where the heroes end up part of the story we know, but without anyone who wrote the Re...
by HunterGreen
Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Surprise for TOR
Replies: 10
Views: 1171

Re: Surprise for TOR

New playable cultures: Wose, Black Numenorean, Istari. Lesser Istari, of course. Keep an eye on future issues of the Hall of Fire webzine for something possibly relating to at least one of those! I'm inclined to think Wose is the most likely of those, and that's good because I'd particularly like t...
by HunterGreen
Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: New to TOR: what do I need to get started?
Replies: 9
Views: 506

Re: New to TOR: what do I need to get started?

I'd add to the excellent summary above that if you just want to be a player, not a loremaster, you can get by with the dice and a copy of the Adventurer's Companion book. For online places to play, I know of some play-by-post games but I don't know which ones have openings, so I will leave it to the...