Another "New Journey Rules", inspired by AiMe

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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Re: Another "New Journey Rules", inspired by AiMe

Post by Falenthal » Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:22 pm

Happy to help!

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Re: Another "New Journey Rules", inspired by AiMe

Post by Geomtje » Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:35 pm

No problem, it’s nice to be able to help. Even though I am fairly new to TOR and RPGs in general :)
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Re: Another "New Journey Rules", inspired by AiMe

Post by Falenthal » Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:55 am

Geomtje wrote:
Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:35 pm
No problem, it’s nice to be able to help. Even though I am fairly new to TOR and RPGs in general :)
Sometimes, a fresh opinion by someone not contaminated with rules and mechanics is the best we need.
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Re: Another "New Journey Rules", inspired by AiMe

Post by Ecorce » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:20 am

Anyway, my players wanted to reach Mountain Hall ASAP, so they crossed the forest. 8-)
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Re: Another "New Journey Rules", inspired by AiMe

Post by Rich H » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:43 am

Ecorce wrote:
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Anyway, my players wanted to reach Mountain Hall ASAP, so they crossed the forest. 8-)
I see a spooky/Corruption-based additional hazard in the offing, then!
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Re: Another "New Journey Rules", inspired by AiMe

Post by Ecorce » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:25 am

Rich H wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:43 am
I see a spooky/Corruption-based additional hazard in the offing, then!
Finally the hazard was about a wolf trap that could have hurt the Hunter, sign of a human presence around.
This is the camp of the out-laws described in Tales from Wilderland. Totally off topic for my adventure, but it could be useful in a future one.
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Re: Another "New Journey Rules", inspired by AiMe

Post by Falenthal » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:41 pm

Ecorce wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:20 am
Anyway, my players wanted to reach Mountain Hall ASAP, so they crossed the forest. 8-)
What I think is important in this situation, as has been said before, is that the players are made aware that them risking to cross the forest allowed the company to arrive at Mountain Hall before something bad happened. They decided to take a risk (an extra Hazard, a more dangerous Hazard, etc.) and, upon arriving to MH, they should get a reward for it.

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Re: Another "New Journey Rules", inspired by AiMe

Post by Ecorce » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:32 am

Another note is about playing these home-rules with Hobbit Tales's rules for The One Ring.

One consequence, on failing the hazard, doubles the number of Fatigue points earned.
Let's say we're on spring and I failed my Fatigue test : i have to increase my Fatigue points by 4. Using that consequence for the hazard, now I increase them by 8!

Isn't it too much?
I faced this consequence once, in the South of the Forest, so it wasn't that weird (players understood that some places in the Forest were harder to cross than others). But in a "softer" place?
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Re: Another "New Journey Rules", inspired by AiMe

Post by Falenthal » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:16 pm

Ecorce wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:32 am
One consequence, on failing the hazard, doubles the number of Fatigue points earned.
Let's say we're on spring and I failed my Fatigue test : i have to increase my Fatigue points by 4. Using that consequence for the hazard, now I increase them by 8!
Good catch!

As a quick thought, I'd change the consequences of failing a Hazard with a Fatigue result (4-5):

"Add 1 more point of Fatigue, two on an EoS".

The base Fatigue gain with my rules is somewhat higher than in the RAW, in my experience. Adding just 1 or 2 points is already punishing enough.

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Re: Another "New Journey Rules", inspired by AiMe

Post by Ecorce » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:43 pm

Falenthal wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:16 pm
Adding just 1 or 2 points is already punishing enough.
That's what I think too! :)

I wanted to share the good impressions by my players about those adjustments on the Travels. It feels coherent and comprehensible for them. They have advanced characters (many have 5 in Wisdom or/and Valour), and it brings more challenge.
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