An Introductory Adventure

Adventure in the world of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. Learn more at our website: http://www.cubicle7.co.uk/our-games/the-one-ring/
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Re: An Introductory Adventure

Post by zedturtle » Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:50 pm

If you're in combat with the thrall, and you get a good hit on him and it kills the thief outright, then no Shadow. If the thrall is unconscious on the ground and you kill him, then there is Shadow.

When the heroes are fighting Men, I tend to make sure that they go unconscious. When they're fighting orcs or other nasties than zero endurance usually means outright dead.
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Re: An Introductory Adventure

Post by Glorelendil » Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:21 pm

zedturtle wrote:If you're in combat with the thrall, and you get a good hit on him and it kills the thief outright, then no Shadow. If the thrall is unconscious on the ground and you kill him, then there is Shadow.

When the heroes are fighting Men, I tend to make sure that they go unconscious. When they're fighting orcs or other nasties than zero endurance usually means outright dead.
Even if you play that zero endurance = dead (for adversaries), you might end up with a situation where some of the thieves surrender, or leave the loot and flee. I think those are the sorts of situations where killing them could result in Shadow.

Maybe it's too late, but perhaps that bit of the adventure could be edited for clarity. "Heroes should not get Shadow points for killing the thieves if they attempted to avoid bloodshed."
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Re: An Introductory Adventure

Post by zedturtle » Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:38 pm

Not too late... Saturday is my drop dead date. Excellent suggestion, thank you.
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Re: An Introductory Adventure

Post by Yepesnopes » Thu Jul 23, 2015 4:52 pm

Thanks for clarifying what you had in mind.

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Re: An Introductory Adventure

Post by Glorelendil » Thu Jul 23, 2015 5:11 pm

Ok, how about: "Heroes should only gain Shadow points for killing the thieves if they fail to make sincere attempts to avoid doing so. The LM may consider ruling that thieves at zero endurance are unconscious but alive; doing so may introduce both a moral dilemma and unexpected plot twists." (It certainly did in our case...)
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Re: An Introductory Adventure

Post by zedturtle » Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:45 pm

Alright, breaking internet silence to say that I'm feeling significantly less stressed, as I've hit a major milestone:

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Thanks to everyone who helped out at the last minute, in order to proofread the 'final' version. I'm going to do some more last-minute prep work and then I'm going to get on a big jet airplane tomorrow...
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Re: An Introductory Adventure

Post by Glorelendil » Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:47 pm

Amazing. Looks great, Zed.
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Re: An Introductory Adventure

Post by Wbweather » Thu Jul 30, 2015 4:21 am

Awesome!

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Re: An Introductory Adventure

Post by Falenthal » Thu Jul 30, 2015 6:56 am

Congratulations for taking such a great work to its final goal!
Not easy to keep the work going on in one (or two) projects for a long time.

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Re: An Introductory Adventure

Post by farinal » Fri Jul 31, 2015 12:43 am

Looks amazing!
Of Finarfin's children I am the last. But my heart is still proud. What wrong did the golden house of Finarfin do that I should ask the pardon of the Valar, or be content with an isle in the sea whose native land was Aman the Blessed? Here I am mightier.

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