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by Hermes Serpent
Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Xmas/Dragonmeet releases?
Replies: 19
Views: 3195

Xmas/Dragonmeet releases?

What can we expect to see published for The One Ring in the last quarter of 2013? I know that with licensed material it is hard to quote a timeline for publishing material that has to go through the approval process but an indication that there is something in the approvals pipeline that might issue...
by Hermes Serpent
Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:27 pm
Forum: The Laundry General Discussion
Topic: New Laundry novella
Replies: 0
Views: 485

New Laundry novella

Charlie has just published his new novella in the Laundry series. It's set early in the series (they aren't always published in chronological order) and features a trip to the wilds of Sussex and an amusing take on HPL's letter writing.

http://www.tor.com/stories/2013/09/equoid
by Hermes Serpent
Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:40 am
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Lore roll before travel
Replies: 1
Views: 596

Re: Lore roll before travel

I think that it's worth at least having the hero with the highest Lore skill roll as an extraordinary success can allow the choice of all three benefits from the list (with none of them chosen more than once). So having one hero get easier Travel rolls while reducing the journey by one day and allow...
by Hermes Serpent
Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:40 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Dragontide in the Tale of Years
Replies: 5
Views: 1176

Re: Dragontide in the Tale of Years

A candlelight vigil hardly gives the feeling of a sense of optimism now the dragon is dead though does it. I could understand a beach party with kegs and a large bonfire with roasting meat as being a proper celebration of the end of the terror from the skies.
by Hermes Serpent
Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Dragontide in the Tale of Years
Replies: 5
Views: 1176

Re: Dragontide in the Tale of Years

I'm going to be running a game again for Dragonmeet, last year it was Laundry but I said to Cat that it could well be One Ring this year as the next Hobbit film is due out in London the week after the show.

So you write a Day of the Black Arrow con scenario and I'll run it
by Hermes Serpent
Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Dragontide in the Tale of Years
Replies: 5
Views: 1176

Re: Dragontide in the Tale of Years

All the material I've seen implies that the Dragontide celebrations are in early November and the Gathering of the Five Armies fifth anniversary celebrations at the end of the month in the same year, T.A. 2946 with some sort of planning meeting about six months earlier. I don't know if Dragontide is...
by Hermes Serpent
Fri Sep 20, 2013 1:24 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Hazards and Fatigue
Replies: 5
Views: 1232

Re: Hazards and Fatigue

IIRC there was a thread on rpg.net where someone wrote up 100 possible Hazards. A check through the old forums either directly or via Garn's zip file of all the threads there should find a link to the original rpg.net thread. There was also a number of threads on the old forums where extra hazards w...
by Hermes Serpent
Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:27 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: Hazards and Fatigue
Replies: 5
Views: 1232

Re: Hazards and Fatigue

Check the TOR Resources thread just above this one. You'll find the information about when Fatigue is added (whenever the journey finishes or is interrupted by a hazard). The Fatigue addition is generally made in sequence AFAICT. Basically if the third and fourth Travel rolls are failed and the Four...
by Hermes Serpent
Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: New GM needs help with encounters and trait usage
Replies: 4
Views: 1332

Re: New GM needs help with encounters and trait usage

I've spent some time doing something a little more in depth to help you with your problems. ENCOUNTERS Could someone explain to me how the encounters work? You set the tolerance and then there are two stages, introduction and interaction. But there are no instructions if the rolls during the introdu...
by Hermes Serpent
Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:51 am
Forum: The One Ring General Discussion
Topic: New GM needs help with encounters and trait usage
Replies: 4
Views: 1332

Re: New GM needs help with encounters and trait usage

Regarding Traits. you mention that Rich did a write up on how he suggested dealing with traits in play. As that is now temporarily unavailable you might want to PM him to check if he's willing to provide a copy until he reposts it. Read through the Encounters in the published scenarios to get a feel...