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Re: Oaths of the Riddermark - pre-order now!

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:22 pm
by Halbarad
The Wild Card option will probably come in very handy in that opening adventure.

Re: Oaths of the Riddermark - pre-order now!

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:23 pm
by T.S. Luikart
Falenthal wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:36 pm
It looks to me that the final battle might even be too much for a starting fellowship, doesn't it?
It really sets the danger threshold very high!
Read the Unlikely Allies box on Page 119 carefully.

Basically - if the company hasn't made any allies, they are unlikely to all survive through Woes of Winter.

Re: Oaths of the Riddermark - pre-order now!

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:27 pm
by Corvo
Falenthal wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:36 pm
Corvo wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:55 am

and there is real danger.
Being an Hero isn't easy.
It looks to me that the final battle might even be too much for a starting fellowship, doesn't it?
It really sets the danger threshold very high!
(...)
I agree.
And I find it faithful to the souce material.
By the way, it's the same thing that I thought when I first read The Marsh-Bell years ago: not all of them will make it home again.
Your comparison to Beowulf is very fitting.

Re: Oaths of the Riddermark - pre-order now!

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:58 pm
by Falenthal
T.S. Luikart wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:23 pm
Falenthal wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:36 pm
It looks to me that the final battle might even be too much for a starting fellowship, doesn't it?
It really sets the danger threshold very high!
Read the Unlikely Allies box on Page 119 carefully.

Basically - if the company hasn't made any allies, they are unlikely to all survive through Woes of Winter.
I was refering to the enemy of the first adventure (which is the last battle of that adventure). But I like what I read there!

Re: Oaths of the Riddermark - pre-order now!

Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:04 pm
by Jon Hodgson
Falenthal wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:32 pm
And it's VERY good news the discovery (for me at least) of the excellent quality of the black and white portraits of the different NPCs that aren't made by Jon. I don't really know which one of the other artists it is (Andrew Hepworth, maybe?), but their detail and expression is awesome.
Those are by Jan Pospisil, and he's brilliant! He's done lots more work for some future titles too, so look out for those!

Re: Oaths of the Riddermark - pre-order now!

Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:10 pm
by Terisonen
Second scenario read [no spoiler, relax] : after a starter worth his weight in gold, heroes will be pushed to their limits: gamemaster should advise players to made a well balanced group :D

Nice scenario, either. It emphasize the violent trend of the Rohirrim culture. It's a personnal vision of the authors, and it's a good one I think. You should put a rating for this supplement 15+ :D

Re: Oaths of the Riddermark - pre-order now!

Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:35 pm
by Terisonen
Oh did I say that the second scenario [Red Day Rising] is brilliant?

You have taken me off guard, you C7 guy... :mrgreen:

Re: Oaths of the Riddermark - pre-order now!

Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:40 pm
by Mim
BTW, the scimitars borne by the (spoiler alert) on page 78 caught me by surprise. I'm used to seeing the Orcish heavy blades of course, but am pleasantly surprised about that little tidbit. :)

Re: Oaths of the Riddermark - pre-order now!

Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:32 am
by Jan Pospisil
Mim wrote:
Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:40 pm
BTW, the scimitars borne by the (spoiler alert) on page 78 caught me by surprise. I'm used to seeing the Orcish heavy blades of course, but am pleasantly surprised about that little tidbit. :)
Of course, you can't have *SPOILER* without...CURVED. SWORDS.

Image

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMHle170Kxw

Glad you liked the portraits, guys!

Re: Oaths of the Riddermark - pre-order now!

Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:35 am
by Terisonen
Yeah, they look good and will be nice handout to player (just for private purpose).