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by Matt Clark
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: The One Ring House Rules
Topic: A TOR Guide to Western Eriador, the Blue Mountains, and Lindon
Replies: 18
Views: 6221

Re: A TOR Guide to Western Eriador, the Blue Mountains, and Lindon

This is great and welcome work which I'm only just seeing for the first time! Even better as it helps to support the Ranger character's background which I've just started playing (I have them coming from near the Hills of Evendim. Many Thanks for taking the time and sharing the creative work you out...
by Matt Clark
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: This forum has been instrumental in my being able play TOR...
Replies: 7
Views: 2125

Re: This forum has been instrumental in my being able play TOR...

I used to play in a lot of these kind of RPG forums back in the day when forums were the most popular thing on the internet. But they were mostly free form kind of things. I would really like to see how do you guys play TOR as PBP. Is there a link or archive where I can read such games? This is my ...
by Matt Clark
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: This forum has been instrumental in my being able play TOR...
Replies: 7
Views: 2125

Re: This forum has been instrumental in my being able play TOR...

Hello there... Presumably you are also Sigmund in the pbp forum? Just wanted to echo your thoughts about being able to play this great RPG and through the recruitment thread posted in the forum a month or so ago. It's great to be able to play it when it's not easy to find a local group. I like this ...
by Matt Clark
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Thranduil's court?
Replies: 18
Views: 871

Re: Thranduil's court?

If there is any associated reference to be drawn on from Tolkien canon and about how Thranduil's court might work and, that one might say is 'typical' of an Elven court, again I think of the scenes depicted in Thingol's court... There is an extended scene in Children of Hurin (I've not long listened...
by Matt Clark
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Thranduil's court?
Replies: 18
Views: 871

Re: Thranduil's court?

Thanks SurrenderMoney, I had forgotten all about him. Matt, that's exactly the kind of people I imagine Thranduil would be surrounded by, in addition to idle nobles, diplomats and general yes-men... What about the royal family, is Legolas it, or are there more? maybe cousins etc. It might be worth ...
by Matt Clark
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Thranduil's court?
Replies: 18
Views: 871

Re: Thranduil's court?

...Thalien (ahem) or whatever her name is from the film! That would be Galion, Thranduil's wine steward. His companion, the Keeper of the Keys was named Elros in the films (presumably no relation to the brother of Elrond). [/quote] I was meaning the 'made up elf woman' from the Hobbit film trilogy....
by Matt Clark
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Thranduil's court?
Replies: 18
Views: 871

Re: Thranduil's court?

...Thalien (ahem) or whatever her name is from the film! On second thoughts: My mind went to The Halls of Thingol, more particularly some of the detail in Children of Hurin book. I recall there being a description of advisors to the King (in fact advisors to the King seem to often come up in Elven k...
by Matt Clark
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Realism in Middle-earth
Replies: 137
Views: 4854

Re: Realism in Middle-earth

Well it's good to see a mention of Carl Jung along with Tolkien and the subject of realism! There is a lot to connect these two in their themes and ideas (perhaps most pertinent - 'psychic reality' and the 'dream.' 'Dreaming the dream onward' says Jung. It is Tolkien's discussion about the importanc...
by Matt Clark
Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Play-by-Post Recruitment
Replies: 7
Views: 313

Re: Play-by-Post Recruitment

...I'd be interested in playing a dwarf from either the blue mountains or Erebor. Either way there would be reasons for him to be in Bree, possibly as part of a merchant caravan going one way or the other (as far as Bree), or as a Dwarf returning to Erebor since the fall of the dragon... Not played ...
by Matt Clark
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: TV series set in Middle Earth may be coming
Replies: 94
Views: 5064

Re: TV series set in Middle Earth may be coming

Is that the Hugh Jackman also known as 'Huge Action...?'