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by mica
Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: New Patron rules in the Adventurers Companion
Replies: 19
Views: 1377

Re: New Patron rules in the Adventurers Companion

You have to keep in mind that the benefits of meet a patron should be on a par with other undertakings. As such any magical boon should only be for the next adventure after meeting the patron or possibly a limited use. A single use magical arrow from Thranduil for dealing with the werewolf seems rea...
by mica
Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: The Lamp of Balthi (Spoilers for Darkening of Mirkwood)
Replies: 15
Views: 2139

Re: The Lamp of Balthi (Spoilers for Darkening of Mirkwood)

The lamps were created by the Gwaith-i-Mirdain a unique fellowship of Noldor elves that also benefitted from trade and good relations with the dwarves of Khazad Dum. Ormal therefore had access to techniques and resources that have been lost forever in Middle-earth. At best he can make mere shadows o...
by mica
Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Play aids and other neat tools
Replies: 22
Views: 2494

Re: Play aids and other neat tools

I thought, what's a few quid for some miniatures and checked the prices - bloody hell. When did they become so expensive. Always knew the plastic Warhammer stuff was shockingly over-inflated but... Feeling nostalgic now as back in the old days hobbits cost 40p and 60p for a standard miniature. Picki...
by mica
Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Standing, Wisdom & Valour, Interaction and Holdings
Replies: 12
Views: 933

Re: Standing, Wisdom & Valour, Interaction and Holdings

No, I am saying he has high Wisdom and Valour and are not using them because he is incognito. Aragorn's culture is the Rangers of the North, and his Standing only applies to them. Good point, well made. Happy to concede. I like the mechanics in principle, I just want them to be consistent in their ...
by mica
Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Standing, Wisdom & Valour, Interaction and Holdings
Replies: 12
Views: 933

Re: Standing, Wisdom & Valour, Interaction and Holdings

If Strider the Ranger hides his Wisdom and Valour from the Bree-folk, then any encounters he has with them will be based on the very low score (1) that he appears to be. The moment he says, "I am Aragorn, son of Arathorn, heir of Isildur, Lord of the Dunedain," he gets his full score. From the pers...
by mica
Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Standing, Wisdom & Valour, Interaction and Holdings
Replies: 12
Views: 933

Re: Standing, Wisdom & Valour, Interaction and Holdings

In either case, this probably ought to go into house rules?
Agreed - Could this thread be moved to House Rules by the powers that be?
by mica
Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Standing, Wisdom & Valour, Interaction and Holdings
Replies: 12
Views: 933

Re: Standing, Wisdom & Valour, Interaction and Holdings

Why is this a problem? Encounters aren't zero-sum games with absolute winners and losers. You get as much out of an encounter as you can. The problem is that players, if not allowed to repeat a skill check with a slight change of tack will often run out of angles before they run out of tolerance so...
by mica
Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Standing, Wisdom & Valour, Interaction and Holdings
Replies: 12
Views: 933

Re: Standing, Wisdom & Valour, Interaction and Holdings

This is intentional. The idea is that each hero's culture disapproves of his going off and having adventures rather than staying home and doing his job or keeping in his place. From the viewpoint of one's homeland, an adventurer is a pariah. The only cure to this is Standing, wherein your kindred a...
by mica
Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:09 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Standing, Wisdom & Valour, Interaction and Holdings
Replies: 12
Views: 933

Re: Standing, Wisdom & Valour, Interaction and Holdings

Yup, tolerance, I didn't have my book to hand when I wrote the message and forgot the terminology. Standing adds to tolerance if same culture or treated as same culture, i.e. received a title. Ranger with 3 valour/wisdom, 2 standing (Hero of the Woodmen title) - initial tolerance of 5 for all encoun...
by mica
Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Standing, Wisdom & Valour, Interaction and Holdings
Replies: 12
Views: 933

Standing, Wisdom & Valour, Interaction and Holdings

This entire area could do with something of refresh as at the moment it doesn't seem to quite work. Interactions Currently standing adds to Interaction limit, which when you consider there is generally a character with at least 3 in wisdom or valour and a point or 2 in appropriate standing means tha...