That's basically what I'm doing, except it's not a "Man of Eriador" (which could mean a whole lot of things) it's a "Non-Heroic Ranger." I guess I'm not understanding your objection to that. Necessary? No. Potentially fun to play? Yes.Otaku-sempai wrote:I guess I would apply the same Virtues/Rewards appropriate to the Culture that the character is connected to. A Bree-lander would choose from those for Man of Bree; a Man raised among the Rangers would have their Rewards and Virtues.Glorelendil wrote:Would you use the same virtues/rewards/blessing of the Breelander? Seems odd for somebody living among Dunedain. Also seems odd that somebody with Dunedain blood, even just some, would have an attribute total of 13.
For your purposes, I would suggest an alternate Culture, Man of Eriador, with its own distinctive Virtues and Rewards.
And, yes, one (less-interesting) option would be to just take the existing Ranger, reduce stats, starting XP, and weapons to normal levels, then eliminate the Hope/XP penalties, and be done with it. But that's not as much fun.