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by JLandan
Mon 27 Nov 2023, 22:43
Forum: The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying (5E)
Topic: Question regarding TfE (no spoilers) and Hunting
Replies: 10
Views: 12436

Re: Question regarding TfE (no spoilers) and Hunting

As a player, I can go with either, but I prefer a path to a sandbox. The DM, not the players, should be running the adventure, IMO. As a DM, I greatly prefer a path, because if you run a sandbox, the preparation is so much more work. With a path, the DM decides what happens next. It's the DM's job t...
by JLandan
Mon 27 Nov 2023, 22:29
Forum: The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying (5E)
Topic: Lore Dice
Replies: 4
Views: 1317

Re: Lore Dice

In the D20 system, the Critical hit/automatic success on a "20" or an automatic miss/fail on a "1" is meant for the d20 only, not any other bonus dice. This rule only applies to attacks and saving throws, not ability checks. If you include the bonus dice, you can never have a &qu...
by JLandan
Fri 24 Nov 2023, 21:42
Forum: General
Topic: My own Player Aid
Replies: 5
Views: 2754

Re: My own Player Aid

Ideally, you should submit your work to Free League. Then, if they like it, they can publish it and you get paid. Or they may say we don't want to publish it, but its okay for you to offer it for free (or maybe even grant you license to publish for profit). Or they may even say nope, we can't allow ...
by JLandan
Fri 24 Nov 2023, 21:33
Forum: Loremaster's Only
Topic: 5e Character Balance and Journey (new dm)
Replies: 14
Views: 4563

Re: 5e Character Balance and Journey (new dm)

House rule for my table: Once they are out of the journey phase and into the adventuring phase, the rule of no long rests no longer applies. They may camp a distance away from the ruins and take a long rest, and enter the ruins the next day. Its common practice to stop short and rest before a battle.
by JLandan
Fri 24 Nov 2023, 21:26
Forum: The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying (5E)
Topic: Why are Guides not possible targets during Journeys?
Replies: 11
Views: 5107

Re: Why are Guides not possible targets during Journeys?

My reasoning is that the Guide is under no jeopardy whatsoever. Even if the Guide rolls poorly and the journey takes longer, the Guide will never be the brunt of a bad result. Only the Hunter, Look-out and Scout may get harmed, while the Guide is completely immune. Seems unfair to me.
by JLandan
Thu 23 Nov 2023, 00:23
Forum: Loremaster's Only
Topic: 5e Character Balance and Journey (new dm)
Replies: 14
Views: 4563

Re: 5e Character Balance and Journey (new dm)

Even with an "Easy" combat scenario, if you don't fudge the dice (I don't), even a fairly weak enemy can take a level 1 player-hero from FULL HP to ZERO with a single hit. It happened to a 5 player company I was taking through their initial trial of LOTR 5e recently. We were about 5 hours...
by JLandan
Wed 22 Nov 2023, 21:27
Forum: The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying (5E)
Topic: Why are Guides not possible targets during Journeys?
Replies: 11
Views: 5107

Re: Why are Guides not possible targets during Journeys?

I think I'll probably include Guides, but make it a weighted roll.
Something like:
1) Guide
2-3) Explorer
4-5) Hunter
6) Look-out

Seems to me explorers and hunters are more likely to get into a fix or spot something inspiring. Guides and look-outs are less active.
by JLandan
Wed 22 Nov 2023, 21:21
Forum: The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying (5E)
Topic: A kind of error in Ruins of Eriador??
Replies: 10
Views: 9738

Re: A kind of error in Ruins of Eriador??

I don't have the physical book on me at this time, but in the PDF, the stat blocks are totally different.
by JLandan
Wed 22 Nov 2023, 21:15
Forum: The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying (5E)
Topic: Magical Success and Blessing Dice
Replies: 18
Views: 4914

Re: Magical Success and Blessing Dice

The Fellowship could only use a magical success on the first day, or possibly the second day too, if they have a Wonderous Artefact rather than a Marvelous Item. The uses per long rest do not recharge during a Journey because of the rule indicating that there is only the benefit of short rests on Jo...
by JLandan
Mon 20 Nov 2023, 22:46
Forum: The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying (5E)
Topic: Magical Success and Blessing Dice
Replies: 18
Views: 4914

Re: Magical Success and Blessing Dice

No, it would still succeed. But some checks have levels of success. For example: On a Journey, the Guide makes a pathfinding check. If the pathfinding check succeeds, the event takes place at a distance of 3 hexes. If the check succeeds by 5 or more, the event occurs 4 hexes away. So if the Guide ha...
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