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by zedturtle
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Adventures in Middle-earth OGL
Topic: (Title) Beorn (or what would you call him)
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Re: (Blank) Beorn

Majestic wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:55 pm
When I read the thread title, I thought somebody was upset with Beorn. As in:

"_________ Beorn!" :twisted:
I have to admit that when I first saw the thread title, I did think to myself “That’s a spectacularly bad idea.”
by zedturtle
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: "A hundred"
Replies: 31
Views: 411

Re: "A hundred"

Dozen is another ‘counting’ word that I associate with Tolkien, although I use it in general conversation as well. I love everything of this ilk... anything that you can do in your narration to make the feeling of the text come alive. “A glinting gleam of gold in the gloom” might be a little much, ...
by zedturtle
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: "A hundred"
Replies: 31
Views: 411

Re: "A hundred"

Oh hey, another thing I just noticed while searching. As the novels go on, the frequent use of "a hundred" is not quite, but almost, replaced with "thousand" and "thousands". Words which appear a lot more as the tale unfolds than they do at the beginning. It's not a consistent occurence, and it doe...
by zedturtle
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: "A hundred"
Replies: 31
Views: 411

Re: "A hundred"

Dozen is another ‘counting’ word that I associate with Tolkien, although I use it in general conversation as well. I love everything of this ilk... anything that you can do in your narration to make the feeling of the text come alive. “A glinting gleam of gold in the gloom” might be a little much, b...
by zedturtle
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: "A hundred"
Replies: 31
Views: 411

Re: "A hundred"

Honestly, Stormcrow's post does not come across to me as either angry or unfriendly. Have we really reached a point where people cannot discern our intent unless we include emojis in our posts? ;) While I strongly espouse (and believe) that every post should be read in the best possible light, I ca...
by zedturtle
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: "A hundred"
Replies: 31
Views: 411

Re: "A hundred"

I bet more on a idiosyncrasy (in a linguistic acceptance) of Tolkien. So, yeah, use it it a hundred time, and again. I may have miss that in french traduction of Tolkien. I have to re-read it. Is there a French idiom that more or less means the same thing? I’d be curious to know if the idiom is use...
by zedturtle
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Adventures in Middle-earth OGL
Topic: Artisan's Tools and Musical Instruments
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: Artisan's Tools and Musical Instruments

The core rules can serve as a guiding light for these sorts of concerns.
by zedturtle
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Recycled Plots
Replies: 26
Views: 708

Re: Recycled Plots

AHH! After three thousand years, I'M BACK! It's time to conquer Middle-earth! Gandalf! Sauron's revealed! Recruit a group of hobbits with hope! Go go Frodo Baggins! (I will take the Ring) Go go Frodo Baggins! (Though, I... do not know the way) Go go Frodo Baggins! If you don't find a way, then no o...
by zedturtle
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Moria
Replies: 29
Views: 3566

Re: Moria

Theatre of the Mind
by zedturtle
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Recycled Plots
Replies: 26
Views: 708

Re: Derivative Plots

Glorelendil wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:20 pm
"Now sit right down and you'll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful quest,
That started from this Hobbit Hole, forth from this breakfast mess..."
Tol Brandir, otherwise known as Pippin’s Island. With Aragorn as the Skipper, Gandalf as the Professor...