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by Ferretz
Sat 06 Aug 2022, 12:22
Forum: General
Topic: Any word on Ruins of the Lost Realm?
Replies: 9
Views: 1002

Any word on Ruins of the Lost Realm?

Hi folks. I'm sorry if this has been asked before, but it has been somewhat quiet when it comes to The One Rings news lately. I was wondering if there is any word now on the print version of The Ruins of the Lost Realm. I've been shelving The One Ring lately, in waiting for more news about future re...
by Ferretz
Thu 07 Jul 2022, 01:37
Forum: General
Topic: Bicycles in The Shire??
Replies: 27
Views: 1031

Re: Bicycles in The Shire??

I love that fox. The Hobbits' walk through the Shire might be one of my favorite parts of the first book. It is so atmospheric. :)
by Ferretz
Wed 06 Jul 2022, 09:15
Forum: General
Topic: Bicycles in The Shire??
Replies: 27
Views: 1031

Re: Bicycles in The Shire??

I can forgive matches and umbrellas, but velocipedes will never appear in any campaign I run. It feels a bit like if the Hobbits went "Oh, we have these artillery cannons here at the Mathom house, but we leave them there. They make such noise, and will probably never be useful against Orcs and ...
by Ferretz
Tue 05 Jul 2022, 19:51
Forum: General
Topic: Bicycles in The Shire??
Replies: 27
Views: 1031

Re: Bicycles in The Shire??

Historically, a velocipede is a proto bicycle. You've seen them in old footage. They're the things with a giant front wheel supported by a small back wheel, and most often with a bloke with a mustache and top hat sitting way too high on top.
by Ferretz
Sun 03 Jul 2022, 15:11
Forum: General
Topic: Bicycles in The Shire??
Replies: 27
Views: 1031

Re: Bicycles in The Shire??

"if it's not in the Tolkien's books, it's not in the game" clearly isn't the attitude of the authors in 1e or 2e, whether it's the chapter on canon in the core rulebook, or the fleshing out of the Woodmen in 1e and 2e. You can colour in the gaps and do it in a manner sympathetic to the so...
by Ferretz
Sun 03 Jul 2022, 12:38
Forum: General
Topic: Bicycles in The Shire??
Replies: 27
Views: 1031

Re: Bicycles in The Shire??

I'm all for giving the game's setting a bit more freedom when it comes to fantasy tropes and such, but I've heard many times how restrictive the game should be with the "if it's not in the Tolkien's books, it's not in the game." And then suddenly, velocipedes... Pop guns were mentioned her...
by Ferretz
Sun 03 Jul 2022, 09:24
Forum: General
Topic: Bicycles in The Shire??
Replies: 27
Views: 1031

Re: Bicycles in The Shire??

No. Just... no. If you're gonna do that, just give Hobbits flintlocks and be done with it. There is not such thing as the Tour de' Comte' [a 'tour of the Shire' bicycle race, according to Google Translate] I agree. It was one of those things that had me go "Wait a minute. Where is Free League ...
by Ferretz
Thu 30 Jun 2022, 09:10
Forum: General
Topic: Bicycles in The Shire??
Replies: 27
Views: 1031

Re: Bicycles in The Shire??

Thanks for the input. I see the idea. I thought including velocipedes is a stretch. I really hope Free League won't include too many ideas of this type in the future. I thought the idea was "if it's not in JRR Tolkien's writing, it is not in the game". Anyway, I agree, really don't want to...
by Ferretz
Wed 29 Jun 2022, 09:56
Forum: General
Topic: Bicycles in The Shire??
Replies: 27
Views: 1031

Bicycles in The Shire??

So I've been taking a break from The One Ring 2nd edition lately, as to be honest, I was a bit miffed by some of the things in the otherwise excellent Ruins of the Lost Realm. But my upcoming three-week trip to New Zealand (in November) is gradually stoking my interest again, so I thought I'd ask so...
by Ferretz
Fri 29 Apr 2022, 15:19
Forum: General
Topic: Ruins of the Lost Realm
Replies: 36
Views: 3367

Re: Ruins of the Lost Realm

Well... Tolkien himself wasn't above such things! :) Let's take a look at the dwarven names in Völuspá: ...those, and 'wormtongue', Eärendil, Atalantë, Avallónë, Turin/Kullervo... In general, I think that rooting new creations into older ones helps in giving them substance. Perhaps the 'boneless' r...