Magic for The One Ring by the1whowas, 2012

The unique One Ring rules set invites tinkering and secondary creation. Whilst The One Ring works brilliantly as written, we provide this forum for those who want to make their own home-brewed versions of the rules. Note that none of these should be taken as 'official'.
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Magic for The One Ring by the1whowas, 2012

Post by jamesrbrown » Mon May 30, 2016 9:29 pm

I was organizing my files and I came across this one that was posted in the original C7 forums. It was very well done, used Tolkien references, simple to understand, versatile, and in the spirit of TOR. I searched the members of the forum and it does not appear that the1whowas is among us any longer. Unless he/she is posting under another name?

Anyhow, the work was done freely for fans of TOR, so I'll gladly share it here once again.

Take a look. What do you like about it? What do you not like? Reasons?

Here's what I like:
  • Any culture can include a magician by simply selecting a magic Background and the Magician's Calling.
  • The Magician's Calling is unusual for every culture.
  • Spells are organized into Spell-crafts and are considered Special abilities when they are gained.
  • Spells cost a Hope point to cast, and depending on the type, may also impose Toll.
  • A Wizard's staff can be gifted by a teacher and "carries" extra Hope points available to the magician.
  • The magic presented does not appear to be in conflict with Cultural magic already in the core rules.
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Post by zedturtle » Wed Jun 01, 2016 2:35 am

I had not seen this before.

It's an interesting approach to magic, paralleling mine in many ways. I'm not sure of some of the mechanics, but those are quibbles for the most part. Perhaps the1whowas will rejoin us some day, and we can dive deeper.
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Post by Corvo » Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:01 pm

Thank you for digging this out! Apparently I missed it back in 2012

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Re: Magic for The One Ring by the1whowas, 2012

Post by Mim » Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:56 pm

Thank you James!

I've tweaked a few things from the rules, but these seem to fit well and add nicely to the game.

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Post by zedturtle » Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:48 pm

Mim wrote:Thank you James!

I've tweaked a few things from the rules, but these seem to fit well and add nicely to the game.
Mim,

So you've used these? Cool! I'd love to hear more... I might spend some time this weekend looking at them and seeing if I feel the need to integrate any of them into my rules.

Incidentally, I seem to recall you mentioning that you've given my rules I try. If you have, a new loremaster is asking in this thread for feedback. Of course, I'd love to see it as well, good or bad, because that's how we all get better.
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Re: Magic for The One Ring by the1whowas, 2012

Post by Robin Smallburrow » Wed Jun 01, 2016 11:45 pm

Zed, I used some of his ideas (especially the idea of a new Calling: Magician) when compiling my Magic Supplement (link in my sig). I thought his best idea was to make magic a Calling. For my comments on his work see the original discussion.

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Re: Magic for The One Ring by the1whowas, 2012

Post by Undead Trout » Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:56 pm

Any chance someone has this set of rules? The link in the initial post is no longer valid.

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Re: Magic for The One Ring by the1whowas, 2012

Post by jamesrbrown » Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:18 am

Undead Trout wrote:
Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:56 pm
Any chance someone has this set of rules? The link in the initial post is no longer valid.
I just updated the link here and in the original post.
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Post by Undead Trout » Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:33 pm

jamesrbrown wrote:
Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:18 am
I just updated the link here and in the original post.
Awesome, thanks!

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Re: Magic for The One Ring by the1whowas, 2012

Post by Er-Murazor » Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:23 am

Hmmm...not sure why Word of Command should incur 1 Shadow Point. Gandalf uses a Word of Command to enhance his Shutting Spell to prevent the Balrog's Counter-Spell...

'What it was I cannot guess, but I have never felt such a challenge. The counter-spell was terrible. It nearly broke me. For an instant the door left my control and began to open! I had to speak a word of Command. That proved too great a strain." - The Lord of the Rings

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