That does make a lot of sense to me, and in some ways I think it's related to my neurosis about realism. There's a difference between roleplaying in the world created by Tolkien and roleplaying in stories that feel like they are part of the Tolkien mythos. Neither is right/wrong, and there's lots of overlap, but there is a difference.Terisonen wrote: ↑Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:19 pm
Think about were danger come from in Middle Earth: invariably from the East, the South and from below and mountain, too. And from within, I would add. Chasing Smugglers in Pelargir would be interesting, but you it must have something Tolkienesque in the flavor. Which I doubt there be many. Pelargir is a remote location, as is Dol Amroth, not in the very heart of the late Third Age. This sais, Cubicle7 as the very ability to surprise me for the best
So, yeah, chasing smugglers and righting wrongs isn't enough for me: it also has to tie back into the mythology. Meaning the struggle against the Shadow and the fading of Elves and magic (Art). I want to feel that by vanquishing the smugglers I'm somehow contributing to the larger story. That said, I trust C7 to find a way to do just that.