Advice for a new TOR Campaign

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Re: Advice for a new TOR Campaign

Post by bigsteveuk » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:23 am

Wow really informative and insightful.

I really appreciated your input, cheers.

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Re: Advice for a new TOR Campaign

Post by Rich H » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:45 am

bigsteveuk wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:23 am
Wow really informative and insightful.

I really appreciated your input, cheers.
Shameless plug, Steve, but I do write-ups for my campaign in this thread along with accompanying LM Notes: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=8318. They may give you some insight into things...
TOR resources thread: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=62
TOR miniatures thread: viewtopic.php?t=885

Fellowship of the Free Tale of Years: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=8318

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Re: Advice for a new TOR Campaign

Post by Mim » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:06 pm

I can't recall if I ever told you Rich, but you're doing an amazing job with your chronicle and I enjoy reading your summaries.

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Re: Advice for a new TOR Campaign

Post by Rich H » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:08 pm

Mim wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:06 pm
I can't recall if I ever told you Rich, but you're doing an amazing job with your chronicle and I enjoy reading your summaries.
Thankyou! :)
TOR resources thread: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=62
TOR miniatures thread: viewtopic.php?t=885

Fellowship of the Free Tale of Years: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=8318

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Re: Advice for a new TOR Campaign

Post by bigsteveuk » Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:10 pm

With regards to an introductions, do you allow the use of traits like Trusting to provide success benefits.

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Re: Advice for a new TOR Campaign

Post by Rich H » Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:45 pm

bigsteveuk wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:10 pm
With regards to an introductions, do you allow the use of traits like Trusting to provide success benefits.
Yep. Anytime a Common Skill is rolled in a test/task there's an opportunity to invoke a trait, assuming it fits, for an automatic (ordinary/standard) success. The drawback is the success is only a standard one and the player doesn't get an Advancement Point for passing the test/task.
TOR resources thread: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=62
TOR miniatures thread: viewtopic.php?t=885

Fellowship of the Free Tale of Years: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=8318

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Re: Advice for a new TOR Campaign

Post by Stormcrow » Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:56 pm

Traits do not normally provide bonuses, if that's what you mean by "benefits." Traits have three main uses: invoking an automatic action, invoking an unforeseen action, and earning an advancement point. You can usually only choose one of these invocations for any given action. See pp. 93–4 of the core rule book.

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Re: Advice for a new TOR Campaign

Post by Rich H » Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:13 pm

Stormcrow wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:56 pm
Traits do not normally provide bonuses, if that's what you mean by "benefits."
I presume Steve meant counting towards successes in an Encounter, based on him leading in with the "... With regards to an introductions" and finishing with "success benefits". So, as I stated, if they are invoked instead of rolling during an introduction test within an Encounter then they provide a standard success which counts towards the total successes gained within the Encounter.
TOR resources thread: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=62
TOR miniatures thread: viewtopic.php?t=885

Fellowship of the Free Tale of Years: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=8318

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Re: Advice for a new TOR Campaign

Post by Falenthal » Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:37 pm

Stormcrow wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:56 pm
Traits do not normally provide bonuses, if that's what you mean by "benefits." Traits have three main uses: invoking an automatic action, invoking an unforeseen action, and earning an advancement point. You can usually only choose one of these invocations for any given action. See pp. 93–4 of the core rule book.
Although there are some official examples of situations where a Trait can be invoked to lower a TN. I don't have the page right now, but there's a mountain in Angmar (Rivendell book, I guess) where a character with Mountaineer can lower his own TN by 2 levels or that of the whole group by 1 level (or something similar).

But it has to be considered that those special benefits are for the LM to decide, not something the players can call for. Usually, players can only use Traits in the three ways Stormcrow explained.

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Re: Advice for a new TOR Campaign

Post by Stormcrow » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:00 pm

Falenthal wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:37 pm
Stormcrow wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:56 pm
Traits do not normally provide bonuses
Although there are some official examples of situations where a Trait can be invoked to lower a TN.
Hence my use of the word "normally." There are exceptions, but nothing that applies to the original question.

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