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by zedturtle
Fri May 26, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Adventures in Middle-earth OGL
Topic: Herbalism Kit?
Replies: 13
Views: 119

Re: Herbalism Kit?

Herb-lore is a Speciality, granted by a couple of different Backgrounds. Specialities can be used to earn Inspiration, allow an automatic success for routine things, and grant you a Proficiency Bonus or Advantage when you need to make an attribute check involving the Speciality.
by zedturtle
Thu May 25, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Adventures in Middle-earth OGL
Topic: Herbalism Kit?
Replies: 13
Views: 119

Re: Herbalism Kit?

The Herbalism Kit is a tool, which allows you to add your Proficiency Bonus to any applicable attribute check. To pick a completely random example, say you wanted to mix up herbs and cooking spices to do a number on Goblin digestion. Using a Herbalism Kit would allow you to add your Proficiency Bonu...
by zedturtle
Thu May 25, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Oaths of the Riddermark
Replies: 14
Views: 885

Re: Oaths of the Riddermark

Grey Seer wrote:
Thu May 25, 2017 10:58 am
OK, so I admit, I am a bit confused. Is Bree coming out before oaths?
Bree is open for preorder right now.
by zedturtle
Wed May 24, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: A Gondor book?
Replies: 35
Views: 791

Re: A Gondor book?

Terisonen wrote:
Wed May 24, 2017 2:38 pm
Lord have mercy, for I started a discussion about plate armor in Middle earth.
Shields shall be splintered and armour (of some indeterminate type) shall be dented.
by zedturtle
Wed May 24, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Adventures in Middle-earth OGL
Topic: Legendary ME Weapons
Replies: 28
Views: 620

Re: Legendary ME Weapons

Note that each improvement by visiting the Market-pool can be selected only twice, and an upgrade can be for to-hit OR damage. So a weapon obtained there could be +1/+1, +2/+0, or +0/+2 after both upgrades.

I'm not certain that the smiths of Lake-town can improve upon the working of the Dwarves.
by zedturtle
Tue May 23, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: A Gondor book?
Replies: 35
Views: 791

Re: A Gondor book?

Thorin and companions are said to have shining armour, but its exact form is not given. The Southron wears a 'corselet of overlapping brazen plates'. Imrahil and his knights are wearing 'full harness' as already alluded to, and bearing 'gilded banners'. — • — I would not say that there is definitive...
by zedturtle
Tue May 23, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: A Gondor book?
Replies: 35
Views: 791

Re: A Gondor book?

Well, if you're talking about medieval knights, then yes, full harness means full plate. But you're right... full harness could (at other times) mean full body mailed or scale armour or what-not. That's why my original answer is 'go not to Zed for answers for he will both say yay and nay.' If you wa...
by zedturtle
Tue May 23, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: A Gondor book?
Replies: 35
Views: 791

Re: A Gondor book?

Well, Prince Imrahil's knights are mentioned to be arrayed in 'full harness' and he himself is the possessor of that famous burnished vambrance. So one could make an argument that those two things put together might hint at plate or at least what some might call half-plate. But it can be argued othe...
by zedturtle
Mon May 22, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Treasure
Replies: 52
Views: 1091

Re: Treasure

Alright. At this point I'm not sure that much more will be accomplished than folks agreeing to disagree, rather than continuing on this path...
by zedturtle
Sun May 21, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Treasure
Replies: 52
Views: 1091

Re: Treasure

OK... So it sounds like I've been making this way harder than I needed to. War gear basically gets hand waived. Lose a sword? No problem. Break your shield? No worries. Want to stay at a nice inn? Well, then you better check your SoL , or have friends with a good SoL or someone needs treasure to ra...