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by JLandan
Tue 05 Dec 2023, 02:04
Forum: The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying (5E)
Topic: Players can't seem to grasp the "feel" of Tolkien
Replies: 25
Views: 27417

Re: Players can't seem to grasp the "feel" of Tolkien

I was running Star in the Mist, and we got to where they found the brigands' stash. They took it after being reminded that it was stolen loot. I saddled them with shadow points. Later when meeting with the dwarves of Narag-Nala, the dwarves told them they could smell the brigandage coming off them, ...
by JLandan
Mon 04 Dec 2023, 22:04
Forum: The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying (5E)
Topic: Players can't seem to grasp the "feel" of Tolkien
Replies: 25
Views: 27417

Players can't seem to grasp the "feel" of Tolkien

I have just started a new campaign with three new players. One has some experience in DnD 5e. One is new to 5e, learning through playing Balder's Gate. The third has no RPG experience at all. They have all said they have interest in The Lord of the Rings, at least through movies more so than books. ...
by JLandan
Sat 02 Dec 2023, 23:54
Forum: General
Topic: Goblins of Mount Gram
Replies: 2
Views: 1678

Re: Goblins of Mount Gram

The only devices I remember from canon are The Red Eye, The White Hand and The White Tree.
If Mount Gram served Sauron directly, it would be the Eye. If they were more directly under the Witch-King, I do not know. Maybe a stylized crown?
by JLandan
Thu 30 Nov 2023, 22:43
Forum: The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying (5E)
Topic: Magical Success and Blessing Dice
Replies: 18
Views: 4914

Re: Magical Success and Blessing Dice

I did edit it. I don't know why it came up as a new post.
by JLandan
Wed 29 Nov 2023, 23:50
Forum: Loremaster's Only
Topic: Travel in Chapter 1 of Tales from the Lone Lands (spoilers)
Replies: 5
Views: 1832

Re: Travel in Chapter 1 of Tales from the Lone Lands (spoilers)

My players let Jari Guide, otherwise using standard Journey Phase rules. At specific times I dropped info when appropriate.
by JLandan
Wed 29 Nov 2023, 23:47
Forum: The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying (5E)
Topic: Monster book?
Replies: 14
Views: 93703

Re: Monster book?

The issue with AIME is that the monsters are scaled for 5e full casters with class caps of level 20 and readily available healing.
Some creatures translate directly though, as do any 5e creature without strong spells.

I expect at some point, Free League will publish or license a bestiary.
by JLandan
Wed 29 Nov 2023, 23:40
Forum: The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying (5E)
Topic: Magical Success and Blessing Dice
Replies: 18
Views: 4914

Re: Magical Success and Blessing Dice

Tool use is an ability check, but it is not a skill check. So, per LotRR, it is not subject to having a Blessing Die (which requires a skill check). But a skill check is an ability check, so I see no reason to deny a Marvellous Artefact Tool Set that would add a Blessing Die to ability checks using...
by JLandan
Wed 29 Nov 2023, 23:35
Forum: The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying (5E)
Topic: Magical Success and Blessing Dice
Replies: 18
Views: 4914

Re: Magical Success and Blessing Dice

Tool use is an ability check, but it is not a skill check. So, per LotRR, it is not subject to having a Blessing Die (which requires a skill check). But a skill check is an ability check, so I see no reason to deny a Marvellous Artefact Tool Set that would add a Blessing Die to ability checks using ...
by JLandan
Wed 29 Nov 2023, 01:18
Forum: The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying (5E)
Topic: Magical Success and Blessing Dice
Replies: 18
Views: 4914

Re: Magical Success and Blessing Dice

I think smith tools (or any other kind of tools) would only have that tool proficiency. For example: Smith Tools of smith tools and leatherworking tools does not make sense to me. Smith Tools of smith tools and persuasion does not make sense to me either. Nor would Jeweler's Tools of woodcarving too...
by JLandan
Mon 27 Nov 2023, 23:35
Forum: The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying (5E)
Topic: Magical Success and Blessing Dice
Replies: 18
Views: 4914

Re: Magical Success and Blessing Dice

I've been doing word searches in the pdf to get all of the examples for this and I am putting them down here for the benefit of myself and others, because it is not easy to keep all of this straight. - Magical success can be granted by a cultural trait, virtue or artifact. - It seems the player can...
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