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Robin S's resources page

Post by Robin Smallburrow » Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:53 am

Here are links to my TOR resources:

1. My new Campaign Guide to Harad:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/djnlim0kmkho8 ... e.pdf?dl=0

2. My first adventure of my campaign down in Umbar:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/gb9bfqu86lkpw ... 2.pdf?dl=0

3. An introductory adventure for The One Ring, The Dragon's Ring:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/wuvq8u508eit9 ... e.pdf?dl=0

4. A compilation of fan contributions from both the old forum and the current one, up to 31st July 2016:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/7rdvtdrbhwx7r ... n.pdf?dl=0

5. A list of fan-made documents for The One Ring, updated to 1st March 2014:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/h9q1crspz3jw2 ... g.pdf?dl=0

6. My version of Magic rules for The One Ring, now updated to Version 5 with Index correct & complete Dwimmer-crafter character sheet:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/vlscqwbbz3512 ... 5.pdf?dl=0

7. My House rules for The One Ring (some of which are in the Fan Supplement:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/zilgatrzz8bxu ... s.pdf?dl=0

8. A LM map of Middle-earth including Southern Middle-earth - having tried to the best of my ability to merge Valarian's map with one I obtained from MECCG - would love someone else to fix this map:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/2g8tbujehs86f ... 1.jpg?dl=0

9. A list of options for the Fellowship Phase:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/aynedyfkxqkgb ... s.doc?dl=0

10. A Magical Treasure Index for my Campaign using the rules from Rivendell:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/9f6y6aj01memo ... n.pdf?dl=0

11. A two-page handout for new players not familiar with Middle-earth that I use:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/gmifmokf6jyy1 ... s.pdf?dl=0

12. A Compendium of Character backgrounds, a resource for players designing characters:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/hdoief3i2ng8h ... 1.pdf?dl=0

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Post by Etarnon » Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:01 am

I can work on it over the spring and summer.

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Post by Beleg » Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:23 am

I genuinely had no idea just how many fan made things existed by now. Go Team!

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Post by Robin Smallburrow » Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:03 am

Thanks for the offer Etarnon! If you need them I can post to you all the maps I have - maps & mapping software is not my thing unfortunately

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Post by Etarnon » Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:44 pm

I had already planned to do a map of most of middle earth via Campaign Cartographer 3. Last week, I bought the Pete Fenlon plug-in for CC3. I know it will be a long term effort. But with the new stuff from Cubicle 7 coming out, I think it will be well worth the time.

My main RPG skill is in fact, cartography. I initially was inspired in the early 80s by Runequest 2nd ed (the rare Reston Red Hardback) edition.

I have been wanting to do a map of all of the Non-Mirkwood, Non-Rhovanion Areas for some time, so that my guys and girl can adventure to the west, and also into Angmar, or way south to Mumakan and Court of Ardor.

I have a complete collection of original Middle Earth RPG books with maps, etc. This was one of my early tools of how to set up and run campaigns via both MERP and Rolemaster since the 1980s, So this kind of a project is right up my alley.

I also have all sorts of reference books, A-Z Tolkien, etc.

Because of the limitations of CC3, I might do it as a series of regional maps. Doing it all as one huge map, the redraws are prohibitive, time wise.

And it will definitely take some months.

Anything you have will be great.

I am also skilled at hex mapping, and have all sorts of software to do all sorts of RPG mapping. I'm a complete unknown at http://www.cartographersguild.com, but working on things behind the scenes, out the side stage door, in the parking lot.

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Post by Tolwen » Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:09 pm

Etarnon wrote:I had already planned to do a map of most of middle earth via Campaign Cartographer 3. Last week, I bought the Pete Fenlon plug-in for CC3. I know it will be a long term effort. But with the new stuff from Cubicle 7 coming out, I think it will be well worth the time.
I also had ideas for mapping the Northwest with CC3, but other projects always delayed this. my only results so far are analogue versions of Rhovanion (based on the MERP map) and Númenor many years ago.

If you're interested, it might be an idea to make a collaborative effort for the maps.

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Post by Otaku-sempai » Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:29 pm

To Etarnon and Tolwen:

What are your ideas for the South and Far East of Middle-earth? Do you favor the general outlines of the MERP map? Or are you thinking along the likes of Tolkien's drawings from the 1930s as found in The Shaping of Middle-earth (HOME IV)?

I am not a cartographer by any means, but I have given this some thought. I also have the revised edition of The Atlas of Middle-earth, where Karen Wynn Fonstad made good use of Tolkien's illustrations mentioned above. I like her depiction of the Grey Mountain range of Harad. And I think that the Yellow Mountains as depicted in Tolkien's drawing representing the Spring of Arda must have formed the backbone of the South Land continent across the Inner Sea from Harad (a contintent that might have later broken up to form both Antarctica and Australia).
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Post by Mim » Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:07 pm

I for one will be looking forward to these maps, even if Etarnon does draw them from the parking lot ;) .

Seriously though, I love maps & studied cartography, computer cartography, map reading & interp., remote sensing of the environment, well, the list goes on, back as an undergrad. The problem is that I just don't have the time these days.

BTW, Ms. Fonstad did a beautiful job on her atlas, but might I also recommend Barabara Strachey's book for those down in the weeds issues west of Rhovanion?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Journeys-Fr ... neys+frodo

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Post by Tolwen » Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:42 am

Otaku-sempai wrote:To Etarnon and Tolwen:

What are your ideas for the South and Far East of Middle-earth? Do you favor the general outlines of the MERP map? Or are you thinking along the likes of Tolkien's drawings from the 1930s as found in The Shaping of Middle-earth (HOME IV)?
Concerning areas off Tolkien's map I'd follow the overview map developed in OM 1 & 2 which follows Tolkien's sketches and ideas. MERP elements are retained where they do not conflict with the primary source. Fonstad is a good source as well, though in some details she was not precise. The details of this are discussed in the above mentioned contributions ;)

For the beginning, I'd vote to map the Northwest first before going to other areas.

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Post by Otaku-sempai » Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:02 pm

Otaku-sempai wrote:Yeah, one place where Fonstad seems to have erred is in the location of the ancient Dwarven city of Belegost. She places it about 150 miles south of its sister city of Nogrod, where most sources seem to have it several miles to the north, on the other side of Mount Dolmed. By my figures, the ruins of Belegost should be somewhere in the northern range of the Blue Mountains not far from the Grey Havens, while Nogrod should be beneath the Gulf of Lune also near the Havens. (Or, might this be the type of intentional error that artists and writers sometime make to find if others are plagiarizing their work?)
Subsequent study of Christopher Tolkien's maps has forced me to revise my above conclusions a bit. Even Fonstad made the connection between the Hill of Himring in the First Age and the island of Himling, off the coast of Forlindon. The two seem to represent the same location, before and after the Change of the World and destruction of Númenor. This places Nogrod and Belegost farther north than I had originally thought, and shows that Mount Dolmed can still be located on the western side of the Blue Mountains just above a large stand of forest and less than 50 miles from the head of the one major river of Forlindon. Using C. Tolkien's maps, we can locate the sites of Belegost and Nogrod in the Third Age as on the eastern side of the range just above and below the site of Dolmed, respectively.
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