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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: 6
Views: 341

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: 864

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: 864

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: 864

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: 864

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: 4833

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: 312

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: 5050

Re: TV series set in Middle Earth may be coming

Is that the Hugh Jackman also known as 'Huge Action...?'
by Matt Clark
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Moria
Replies: 161
Views: 10980

Re: Moria

I can easily imagine a great mini wargame/campaign pitting the Balin expedition against the orcs and the Balrog being managed mechanically like the Eye of Sauron. The Balrog could ultimately get triggered into action under certain conditions. Or there could also be a scenario where the Balrog first ...
by Matt Clark
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Moria
Replies: 161
Views: 10980

Re: Moria

On cultural references... (if you're in the UK)

I think the Two Ronnies described the Moria cover best:

'It's big, it's black, it's scary and I be afraid of it.'

or was it the Balrog they referred to?