Bruno Bord @ 2019-05-01 20:57:09
Discussion topic: Pits & Perils for Middle-Earth adventures, yay or nay? The resolution system would just work, and the Wilderness rules are perfect IMHO. My guess is that we may need to: * Limit access of magic to Elves only (No more Alchemist, at least, and maybe forbid Human Clerics/Wizards unless valid reasons), * Remove some "Hollywoodian" spells that don't fit the Tolkien type of magic, * Create a Ranger class of something equivalent, * Hill Dwarves would get rid of this fake beard and get their true name back (H----TSsses) * Treasures... shall we lower down the probablity to contain magical items? * Drop Spell scrolls, and challenge the idea of magical rings, maybe they're too powerful, but also one of the only Magic manifestation in Tolkien is through objects. * Artifacts... mmmmm same question as above. * Wands ans staves... ditto. What do you think?
Harald Wagener @ 2019-05-02 02:21:06
Sounds like a lot of work. If you want to do it, go for it! If I ever were to run Middle Earth again, I would stick with LoME http://www.1km1kt.net/rpg/legends-of-middle-earth as it hits the sweet spot between rules lightness and genre emulation for me.
Geist @ 2019-05-02 10:37:56
There's also 'There and Back Again' by Ray Otus. Another very light, but evocative treatment. http://www.rayotus.com/jsg2/pnp/pnp-taba.pdf
Geist @ 2019-05-02 10:39:29
Although compared to LoME above, it's EXTREMELY light. Like, 2 pages, light. : )
Harald Wagener @ 2019-05-02 11:51:20
TABA looks like it could be fun!
Geist @ 2019-05-02 12:29:55
Not yet played it, but would very much like to.
Bruno Bord @ 2019-05-02 13:12:30
@Harald: I forgot that I knew about this PDF. I may have to have another look at it! @Geist: heh. Not only I know about "There And Back Again", but I also translated and published it in French[^1] :o) -- Of course it ticks a lot of checkboxes about running a Middle-Earth elfgame, but I was wondering if it was interesting to lean it towards the OSRish gameplay, by adapting P&P, for example. TABA is clearly not OSR, methinks. Of course, there are dozens of ways to play in Middle-Earth settings, and having the idea to add a new one may look weird. That was just a thought ;o) [^1]: https://taba.jehaisleprintemps.net/
Geist @ 2019-05-02 13:20:20
@Bruno: Well played sir! ; ) I'd certainly be interested to see how you turn P&P into a Middle Earth friendly system. I enjoy seeing how people adapt rules systems to specific settings. Go for it!
Eric Nieudan @ 2019-05-03 08:57:26
Go for it! I've just had another look at P&P and I'd forgotten how a neat and hackable it is.
Mamading Ceesay @ 2019-05-03 19:08:36
I don't have P&P but I have a few things by the same designer and agree on the hackability.
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