Ranger of the North: Optimisation help

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Re: Ranger of the North: Optimisation help

Post by atgxtg » Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:58 pm

Farath wrote:
Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:34 pm
I got a question concerning the virtue "Rumour of the Earth". The Rivendell book describes it like this:
"Additionally, if the Hunting roll was successful, you may spend 1 point of Hope: every roll you make until sundown or sunrise using a movement, perception or survival skill benefits from a free Attribute bonus."

Does that mean: every roll of any skill in the groups movement, perception AND survival (in sum 9 skills) get a free attribute bonus for a whole day!

Yup, but it's not quite as awesome as it sounds. First off, your tapping your Hope pool, so you can't do it all that often. Secondly, you have to be hunting someone or seeking someplace, which means you are probably going off the normal paths of travel, so you're not going to be using it so much for common travel along the road. Thirdly, a lot of the time the attribute bonus won't mean quite so much, since it will be adding to skills that a Ranger is probably going to be good at and is usually going to make anyway, especially once you become more experienced. And with the way the rules work, it doesn't mater if you make a roll by 1 or by 10. That said, adding 5 points or so to the bulk of your outdoorsy skills is still very nice, especially when fatigue sets in.

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Re: Ranger of the North: Optimisation help

Post by Angelalex242 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:25 pm

This is pretty neat. I'm personally better at optimizing Noldor, though. Been doing that for a while now, using the same basic strategy all the time.

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Re: Ranger of the North: Optimisation help

Post by Farath » Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:26 am

Thanks atgxtg for your promt clarification. I see, the limited hope pool of a dunedain and a definite hunting scenario where you actually seek someone or someplace is limiting the use. I was worried, if the ranger could be too strong compared to the other players in my campaign. Now I think it's probably ok.

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