Templates for The One Ring,   Posted by Galadriel.Group: 0
Galadriel
 GM, 3 posts
Sat 3 May 2014
at 21:22
Templates for The One Ring,
Create one of the races in Tolkien's works, good, evil or indifferent, put it up here and members will critique it and likely adopt it! :)

This message was last edited by the GM at 19:13, Sun 04 May 2014.

Galadriel
 GM, 7 posts
Sat 3 May 2014
at 21:58
Re: Templates for The One Ring,
Example of a Character Sheet


This message was last edited by the GM at 21:59, Sat 03 May 2014.

Galadriel
 GM, 12 posts
Sun 4 May 2014
at 14:16
Re: Templates for The One Ring,
In LOR, Gandalf informed Frodo that he had asked for the rangers patrolling the Eastern border of the Shire to be doubled in lieu of the discovery of the ring's approximate whereabouts.  I wondered what a hobbit warden (ranger) would look like.  Here is one from the character creator.


Jason
 player, 2 posts
Sun 4 May 2014
at 14:28
Re: Templates for The One Ring,
Wonder if his awareness would be a little higher being a ranger ....
Galadriel
 GM, 13 posts
Sun 4 May 2014
at 14:31
Re: Templates for The One Ring,
with only 10 discretionary points available to start, there are a few that are inherit by culture but the other 10 have to be spread out and it can be thin. To get 2 ranks costs 3 points, to get 3 ranks would cost 6 of the starting 10 and leave only 4 for the other 17 skills that you might need as a ranger type, so I only gave this character 2 an average awareness.  I'm sure as the character earned more experience that it would be among those that rose first. :)
Galadriel
 GM, 15 posts
Sun 4 May 2014
at 14:34
Re: Templates for The One Ring,
what would a young dwarf that was fond of song but wanting to see the world look like?  A bard type dwarf character. :)


Shalronel
 player, 2 posts
Sun 4 May 2014
at 14:35
Re: Templates for The One Ring,
I was sad that it did not have a Lothlorien elf template.
Galadriel
 GM, 16 posts
Sun 4 May 2014
at 14:43
Re: Templates for The One Ring,
No, not yet, BUT, once you became familiar with the system and wanted to create one, this is the place to post it so it can be honed and sharpened. :)
Galadriel
 GM, 17 posts
Sun 4 May 2014
at 14:46
Re: Templates for The One Ring,
A beorning healer type.  I look at some of the cultures and they seem best suited to one type of vocation over others.  This culture has ranger type written all over it, the dwarf culture, warrior, hobbit, rogue type, the Woodman, healer.  I did these templates just to see what other cultures might look like in creating someone in that society that decided to take a different path, like say, adventurers would... :)


Shalronel
 player, 3 posts
Sun 4 May 2014
at 14:47
Re: Templates for The One Ring,
I need to buy this book.
Galadriel
 GM, 18 posts
Sun 4 May 2014
at 14:48
Re: Templates for The One Ring,
It is half price at roleplay drive through for an electronic copy.
Galadriel
 GM, 19 posts
Sun 4 May 2014
at 14:54
Re: Templates for The One Ring,
What would a sylvan elf wizard look like?  Here is one interpretation



Jason
 player, 4 posts
Sun 4 May 2014
at 15:08
Re: Templates for The One Ring,
Is there any way of increasing the dwarf bards courtesy skill it seems to be a good one for him to have higher than 1. As he's just starting out could you reduce his travel by one and at least increase his courtesy to 2 ..... Just a suggestion :)
Galadriel
 GM, 20 posts
Sun 4 May 2014
at 15:18
Re: Templates for The One Ring,
These are just ideas being thrown around but the game is pretty unforgiving as far as travel and explore goes. I think the 3 travel is a cultural automatic, I did not add to it.  It would seem dwarves know they way around Middle Earth!

It is good to have 1 rank in each if you can swing it as getting lost is really no fun.  Gandalf and Aragorn likely have 4 or 5 in explore/travel each, with Gandalf having more travel and Aragorn more explore.  One gets you where you want to go as quickly as possible, the other gets you back on the path if you lose your way, or if no one has a clue how to get there then it helps you find a way to get there.

I'm not sure yet how advancement works or how quickly it occurs to help bring a character to the rank of average or good in all skills especially pertinent to their role in the fellowship.  You would hope your burglar has ranks of 3 or higher in search, stealth, athletics and awareness - a bit of persuade and courtesy would be helpful too in talking one's way out of situations if caught!

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Jason
 player, 5 posts
Sun 4 May 2014
at 15:26
Re: Templates for The One Ring,
I think this game lends it self to collaborative character generation. As you say starting characters don't seem to have enough starting points to be fully defined.... Which in someways is good that should be done in game as it gives your character space to breath.

But in character creation I think the party needs to be able to cover all the main bases. As you example it's good to have characters be good in a few limited areas but it would be a very boring party if all the pcs had 3 or 4 in travel..... So as a party I think having experts in different areas is important.

Designing characters independently is always great fun but that character could easily overlap with another when they all come together then both are fighting for the limelight
Galadriel
 GM, 22 posts
Sun 4 May 2014
at 15:44
Re: Templates for The One Ring,
a paladin type character from the Barding culture, note the King's men feature where the character gets a +3 to overall endurance (I guess to reflect the rigors of martial training) and costs to increase sword, long sword, great bow or spear are lowered by one cost.  So to get rank 2 in long sword, this character would only be charged 1 point instead of 2, and to go to 3 ranks it would only cost 2 points and so on - very helpful if you want to be a front line type that does much of the fighting for your fellowship!



Galadriel
 GM, 23 posts
Sun 4 May 2014
at 16:07
Re: Templates for The One Ring,
Last one for today, classic Hobbit burglar...