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by JLandan
Sat 16 Dec 2023, 23:03
Forum: General
Topic: Barding character creation help
Replies: 10
Views: 13292

Re: Barding character creation help

In a group I'm LMing, we have a Barding Warden. That's hard to justify too. A Messenger could be just that, someone who delivered a message to someone in Eriador, maybe a future Patron like Elrond or Bilbo. For the Warden, it's more difficult because a Warded Land must be chosen and he isn't from th...
by JLandan
Thu 07 Dec 2023, 01:18
Forum: The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying (5E)
Topic: Players can't seem to grasp the "feel" of Tolkien
Replies: 23
Views: 15833

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

I think a good beginning is to approach each culture and calling individually. The core rules have very good descriptions and explanations of what they can do, but what I think players also need is advice on HOW to play them and how to enact the various features in a manner consistent with Tolkien's...
by JLandan
Wed 06 Dec 2023, 22:24
Forum: The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying (5E)
Topic: Players can't seem to grasp the "feel" of Tolkien
Replies: 23
Views: 15833

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

I also did the Shire adventures but I was pleased my players found another solution to stealing from the Mathom house, and if they had stolen the map I would have awarded them a shadow point. One of the players was an Elf with Cartography, so they just went to the Mathom house and asked permission ...
by JLandan
Wed 06 Dec 2023, 00:56
Forum: The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying (5E)
Topic: Players can't seem to grasp the "feel" of Tolkien
Replies: 23
Views: 15833

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

In Tolkien, there wasn't much looting, just the troll hole treasure. Unless you count The One Ring. The Arkenstone wasn't looting, Bilbo was sent in to find it and kept it as his share, which he was free to do with as he pleased. Some might say that his betrayal of Thorin is the result of taking the...
by JLandan
Tue 05 Dec 2023, 21:24
Forum: The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying (5E)
Topic: Peoples of Wilderland (5e) is out!
Replies: 25
Views: 12474

Re: Peoples of Wilderland (5e) is out!

I know its stupid, but did you check your spam?
Also, have you logged into DrivethruRPG? It may have an option to buy it for free, courtesy of Free League. Mine did.
by JLandan
Tue 05 Dec 2023, 21:21
Forum: The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying (5E)
Topic: Players can't seem to grasp the "feel" of Tolkien
Replies: 23
Views: 15833

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

I was toying with the idea of writing a roleplay primer for LotR. It would be intended for players unfamiliar with Tolkien. Players more used to Conan, Elric, GoT, etc. should learn how to adapt to a setting where good and evil are absolutes, not shades of grey. Many people have never read the books...
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: 23
Views: 15833

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: 23
Views: 15833

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: 1107

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: 2888

Re: Magical Success and Blessing Dice

I did edit it. I don't know why it came up as a new post.
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