Coming Soon for Adventures in Middle-earth: Mirkwood Campaign

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Re: Coming Soon for Adventures in Middle-earth: Mirkwood Campaign

Post by Katowice » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:42 pm

I was wondering (from the folks who have run the TOR Darkening of Mirkwood Campaign), how you've kept Gandalf or the other members of the White Council out of the campaign? It seems to me that if the Nazgul were coming back to the Mirkwood, that would be something they'd be addressing in person. (They worked together to drive the Necromancer/Sauron out of Dol Goldur the first time.)

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Re: Coming Soon for Adventures in Middle-earth: Mirkwood Campaign

Post by Enevhar Aldarion » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:08 pm

Katowice wrote:
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:42 pm
I was wondering (from the folks who have run the TOR Darkening of Mirkwood Campaign), how you've kept Gandalf or the other members of the White Council out of the campaign? It seems to me that if the Nazgul were coming back to the Mirkwood, that would be something they'd be addressing in person. (They worked together to drive the Necromancer/Sauron out of Dol Goldur the first time.)
Been a while since I read through the book, but if I remember it right, no one knows they are back in Mirkwood. So if your party encounters them and survives and understands what they encountered, they could take that knowledge to higher powers if they desire. Then it would be up to the person running the game to decide if they get to those powers and if they are even believed.

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Re: Coming Soon for Adventures in Middle-earth: Mirkwood Campaign

Post by ThrorII » Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:46 am

Katowice wrote:
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:42 pm
I was wondering (from the folks who have run the TOR Darkening of Mirkwood Campaign), how you've kept Gandalf or the other members of the White Council out of the campaign? It seems to me that if the Nazgul were coming back to the Mirkwood, that would be something they'd be addressing in person. (They worked together to drive the Necromancer/Sauron out of Dol Goldur the first time.)
Because, the White Council was horribly ineffective. Gandalf learned the Necromancer was Sauron in the 2800's, and the WC didn't lift a finger for a hundred years.

The WC is not some Delta Force squad that drops in and solves the problem. They wait, then they ponder, then they meet, then they wait some more, then ponder a little longer......That is the main problem with the Elves and Wizards. As immortals, they really don't have a good sense of urgency.

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Re: Coming Soon for Adventures in Middle-earth: Mirkwood Campaign

Post by BookBarbarian » Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:10 pm

ThrorII wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:46 am
Because, the White Council was horribly ineffective. Gandalf learned the Necromancer was Sauron in the 2800's, and the WC didn't lift a finger for a hundred years.

The WC is not some Delta Force squad that drops in and solves the problem. They wait, then they ponder, then they meet, then they wait some more, then ponder a little longer......That is the main problem with the Elves and Wizards. As immortals, they really don't have a good sense of urgency.
It's also tough when you have a wise, cunning, and persuasive divine being actively lying and trying to hide and downplay important information.

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Re: Coming Soon for Adventures in Middle-earth: Mirkwood Campaign

Post by zedturtle » Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:41 pm

I am now amused at the idea of Lady Galadriel, Special Operative of the White Council.

There’s an extensive preview of the Mirkwood Campaign on the website, which talks about the integration of the Campaign with the Region Guide and also gives a preview of the beginning years!
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Re: Coming Soon for Adventures in Middle-earth: Mirkwood Campaign

Post by Katowice » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:11 pm

Will the book have advice on how to integrate "Wilderland Adventures" into the campaign? I'd like to take full advantage of both books.

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Re: Coming Soon for Adventures in Middle-earth: Mirkwood Campaign

Post by MrUkpyr » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:48 pm

Katowice wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:11 pm
Will the book have advice on how to integrate "Wilderland Adventures" into the campaign? I'd like to take full advantage of both books.
Based on what I've seen from the TOR books, the answer would be "no".
BUT, having said that, you can look at "Mirkwood Campaign" and compare it to the timeline of "Wilderland Adventures", and then find how you could combine the two into one.

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Re: Coming Soon for Adventures in Middle-earth: Mirkwood Campaign

Post by Katowice » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:49 pm

Does anybody have a good dwarven city map that they may have used for Frar the Beardless and his quest to retake Greydelve?

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Re: Coming Soon for Adventures in Middle-earth: Mirkwood Campaign

Post by Majestic » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:12 pm

Katowice wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:49 pm
Does anybody have a good dwarven city map that they may have used for Frar the Beardless and his quest to retake Greydelve?
While I did that 'quest' with my campaign, I did so right before we switched (from TOR to AME), so I didn't have any kind of map or city. It was all theater of the mind for that one, unfortunately.
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