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    Youíll be able to use all of your existing...

    Youíll be able to use all of your existing material for first edition in second edition with just a bit of tweaking.
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    If you read between the lines, thereís probably...

    If you read between the lines, thereís probably some hints about what will be next for Adventures in Middle-earth there as well. Not to mention the already announced Erebor Adventures, Rohan Region...
  3. In the first example, the player is allocating...

    In the first example, the player is allocating the shields for various locations. A player with better spatial/tactical awareness will do a better job than a player without those traits.

    In the...
  4. I think I've come up with the perfect example of...

    I think I've come up with the perfect example of challenging the character versus challenging the player, although it's not in-genre. Let's say that we are playing a game where the PCs are the bridge...
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    Did you even read the article (and see the...

    Did you even read the article (and see the pictures of normal folks playing)? Did you read the caption for the photo where they are a D&D group that enjoys dressing up?
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    It's not quite at the level you're talking about...

    It's not quite at the level you're talking about (since it's Wilderland Adventures and not the Mirkwood Campaign) but Arvan Eleron's got 41 days of (streamed) play under his belt:...
  7. I run lots of demos of Adventures in...

    I run lots of demos of Adventures in Middle-earth, and riddles are so important to the core experience that it is one of your skills. When a riddle comes up, I see if the player can solve it; if they...
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    You're absolutely right. Gen Con's message of...

    You're absolutely right. Gen Con's message of inclusivity is becoming stronger and more clear: I had lots more players this year who were women, non-binary, identified as somewhere along the LGBTQ+...
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    Itís good to have goals in life. :)

    Itís good to have goals in life. :)
  10. The creation of the DMís Guild was a brilliant...

    The creation of the DMís Guild was a brilliant move. It gives folks who want to produce something as a fan a way to make something thatís Ďlegití, gives a sandbox to play in thatís much bigger in...
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    I'll spend a few minutes on it, just for fun. ...

    I'll spend a few minutes on it, just for fun.

    Every adventurer has goals, things they want to do... powers or items they want to acquire. Hopefully they're tied into their background. But in any...
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    I'd like to know a lot more about the prospective...

    I'd like to know a lot more about the prospective students and expected classroom structure... is this a class for credit? If so, for what?

    Or is this a class for keeping the kids busy over the...
  13. Oops! Somehow I missed this thread... So, the...

    Oops! Somehow I missed this thread...

    So, the most basic thing about Journeys in Adventures in Middle-earth is that they're a game structure to make sure something interesting happens along the...
  14. I doubt. I think that Matt has built up a very...

    I doubt. I think that Matt has built up a very reliable community... those of us who could pledge immediately did so (for whatever 'immediately' means) and those folks who are budgeting things out...
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    He's been working in video games for the last few...

    He's been working in video games for the last few years. But if you go back about a decade-and-a-half then you can find his oeuvre (Star Trek games, Dune, Lord of the Rings Adventure Game, 3rd party...
  16. Dude not only worked for WotC, he worked on...

    Dude not only worked for WotC, he worked on third-party things for 3E, and has had a youtube channel for the last couple of years teaching folks how to run 5e. He'll even be on (another) livestream...
  17. I think itís entirely opposite of that. I believe...

    I think itís entirely opposite of that. I believe the DMís Guild is what prevented a second Ďd20 glutí because it directed all of the Ďwouldn't it be neat if...í products into a silo that those in...
  18. They are, but I believe there's more of a delay...

    They are, but I believe there's more of a delay on YouTube between the live show and being able to watch it on demand. Twitch (with a sub) pretty allows that to happen the moment they're done being...
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    As opposed to a fresh set of eyes that bring...

    As opposed to a fresh set of eyes that bring different products to the line?

    ó ē ó

    More seriously, congratulations to Kate!
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    Right. I was thinking that advantage/disadvantage...

    Right. I was thinking that advantage/disadvantage might be enough to push it into useful territory, but hadn't done the math. You could do X times per rest, but then it gets fiddly again.

    I don't...
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    Well, since it only works once per rest it's much...

    Well, since it only works once per rest it's much more about the critical moment when the BBEG just rolled a 20 or the tank just failed their saving throw and then the table turns to the Witch and...
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    My recommendation would be to eliminate the...

    My recommendation would be to eliminate the bookkeeping entirely.

    Twist Fate

    When a creature within 30 feet of you makes an ability check, attack roll or saving throw you may use your reaction...
  23. I donít get the sense that it was greed....

    I donít get the sense that it was greed. Processing fees always suck on microtransactions and Iím getting the sense that it was a ďsomething has to change or our business model falls apartĒ. I...
  24. I guess Iím not explaining myself well enough......

    I guess Iím not explaining myself well enough... I donít want to make the dungeon in VR Tabletop Simulator; I want to build my game room. Then I just want my friends to jack-in and join me at the...
  25. A friend of mine, who would tell heís not...

    A friend of mine, who would tell heís not computer savvy at all (a small-town doctor in real life), spends time building complete sets of board games in Tabletop Simulator. If VR technology was...
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    If you'd like a little more direct information,...

    If you'd like a little more direct information, here's the page for The One Ring.

    And here's the equivalent page for Adventures in Middle-earth.

    Just as a further note for clarity on the...
  27. You are in luck....

    You are in luck.
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    Most publishers do make PDFs available, usually...

    Most publishers do make PDFs available, usually through OneBookShelf or another medium. PDF publishing is fantastic, because it lowers the cost of correcting errata (not zero-cost, of course, because...
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    One thing that amuses me is that it seems like...

    One thing that amuses me is that it seems like folks imagine that this error was sitting in perfect isolation, the only thing that needed correction in the entire area. There might well have been a...
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    Considering when Mearls did the round table with...

    Considering when Mearls did the round table with Mercer/Colville/Koebel that incorporating the streaming subculture more would be something they were looking at for 6th edition, I think thatís a good...
  31. Awesome!

    Awesome!
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    A while back, I played around with a B/X variant...

    A while back, I played around with a B/X variant that tied attributes generation to class. For example, a Fighter might roll 2d6+6 for Strength, and 3d6 for Intelligence, while a Magic User was the...
  33. What if, due to the extreme conditions, they had...

    What if, due to the extreme conditions, they had a minimum exhaustion level of 1 unless they spend a Hit Die during a long rest? So any time they need to make sure they're not exhausted they will...
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    That sounds cool in and of itself (the...

    That sounds cool in and of itself (the roleplaying). And better to be OP at the start than overwhelmed.
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    So how did the game go?

    So how did the game go?
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    Fun? A group of sentient self-aware iron golems....

    Fun? A group of sentient self-aware iron golems. Bonus points if they can join together to form one mega-golem. Bonus bonus points if you can get one of the kids to unironically say "I'll form the...
  37. I really am truly confused by the issue. A...

    I really am truly confused by the issue. A character (race unspecific) must sleep for 6 hours or more to get a long rest. An elf that trances counts as having slept for eight hours. Thus, the elf has...
  38. Yeah, some of the Journey Events can be resolved...

    Yeah, some of the Journey Events can be resolved fairly quickly... the Hunter(s) see a chance to bag a big one... you can set that up quickly and then it's resolved with a roll and either good stuff...
  39. LOL. Of course, the actual rules do allow the...

    LOL.

    Of course, the actual rules do allow the Loremaster to let the heroes get a long rest whenever they have reasonable safety. So if you feel safe in the middle of a barbarian horde, you can...
  40. It's available to pre-order for £19.99 / $29.99

    It's available to pre-order for £19.99 / $29.99
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    Sounds like a great chance to roll your own.

    Sounds like a great chance to roll your own.
  42. Thread: Psi-tech

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    Part of the theme of the adventures is that...

    Part of the theme of the adventures is that Psi-tech is pretty much a lost technology, even for the Virosa. And if you wanted the characters to research a new device, I would probably treat that a...
  43. One of the artists who did work for the books...

    One of the artists who did work for the books back in the day is now the Creative Director of Cubicle 7.
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    I've often said that the Shadow system is the...

    I've often said that the Shadow system is the best 'alignment' system that I've ever seen. Just personal opinion, but I love the feel that it creates.
  45. Cool!

    Cool!
  46. Well, the tricky bit about all of that is that...

    Well, the tricky bit about all of that is that there's a lot more gaming out there than what you see at the typical FLGS. Between direct order websites, direct-from-the-creator things like...
  47. I think someone is having fun.

    I think someone is having fun.
  48. Lots of fun options for the special forging...

    Lots of fun options for the special forging ingredients. Very cool.
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    It seems to me that if you change it to "location...

    It seems to me that if you change it to "location where it was cast or the caster's current location" then yuh can have your travelling spellbooks and chests without having your magical grenades.
  50. I have said for many years that TOR's Hope vs....

    I have said for many years that TOR's Hope vs. Shadow system is the best "alignment" system I've ever seen, so seeing it ported over to 5e was interesting. I think that AME characters have it a...
  51. Folks in the States that preordered seem to be...

    Folks in the States that preordered seem to be receiving them todayish.
  52. There is some cultural magic, in that Elves and...

    There is some cultural magic, in that Elves and Dwarves can unlock some spell-like abilities. Also, some classes as they advance gain the ability to do things that are best explained as magical......
  53. Yep. As mentioned, Adventures in Middle-earth is...

    Yep. As mentioned, Adventures in Middle-earth is set in the timeframe between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, and much closer to the first book than the latter (the default starting date is...
  54. Agreed Lost Mine of Phandelver was great. I loved...

    Agreed Lost Mine of Phandelver was great. I loved Birthright... do you think that WotC will ever open it up for the DM's Guild?
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    5 out of 5 rating for The One Ring Roleplaying Game

    I've long advocated that system must match setting in the game, and The One Ring is my argument-winning final move. The entire game seems built from the ground up to help create the stories that we...
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    Rhovanion was a brilliant choice for their...

    Rhovanion was a brilliant choice for their initial focus... it has a lot of different cultures and the portion of the timeline they picked has a good reason for everyone to be coming together and new...
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    Are you really sure about that? That's something...

    Are you really sure about that? That's something you can't take back, especially if you find out later on that his 'buddy' set him up for the crime, or the police fumbled up the evidence, or any...
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    That's an excellent point, well made. Mind if I...

    That's an excellent point, well made. Mind if I copy it over to the C7 forum?
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