Making a Game/Wanting a Game.   Posted by Galadriel.Group: 0
Galadriel
 GM, 5 posts
Sat 3 May 2014
at 21:25
Making a Game/Wanting a Game
Post your 'The One Ring' games here or want of one.
Elured
 player, 1 post
Wed 7 May 2014
at 01:46
Re: Making a Game/Wanting a Game
I am looking for a GM and fellow players to create a game based on the following GM request I have posted in the GM's wanted thread:

Did Radagast abandon his mission?  What was his mission anyways?

Is it possible that due to their different natures and "specialties" as it were, each wizard had a different purpose? They all had the same GENERAL mission: Help defend Middle Earth against Sauron and his forces. But perhaps they were all meant to fulfill that mission in different ways.  Perhaps Radagast was not meant to deal with men and elves... Gandalf was sent to the elves and Saurumon was sent to men... Perhaps, Radagast was sent to contend with nature itself and bring balance back as evil creatures seem to be increasing significantly in the world.  Balrogs, Dragons, Spiders, Trolls, Orcs, Goblins, Giants, Wargs, Kraken, etc.

This Game should have a slight Van Helsing feel to it with Radagast having formed and leading an elite group dedicated to fighting the dark forces in nature that if not diminished would only provide more allies for Sauron.

I wish to play Elured the Elf and he should be joined with a fellowship of 4-6 others.I am not set on any particular game system.  I am familiar with D20, 3.0, 3.5, Pathfinder and freeform.  I am not adverse to learning a new game system as long as the rules can be found online.

The game that was previously set up for it a year ago just didn't fullfill my expectations of it.  The system Dragon Age was used and it didn't have the versatility needed in character creation to do the concept justice.  The game was also set at 6th which I feel was too low.  With very little magic accesable to the party and its small numbers compaired to the threat they would be facing it needed to be much higher. 

Legolas, Aregorn and Gimli were surely each 12th level plus (at least in 3.0/3.5/Pathfinder standards) and Gandalf had to be 15th to 18th level if not higher and those were most likely their levels from the time they first joined the Fellowship)

The Year is 2936 during the Third Age of the Sun. An elite group has gathered in Rhosgobel to join Radagast in his duty to protect the flora and fauna of Middle Earth from the ravages of evil. These few will risk life, limb, and love to hold back the tide of evil. An evil that most in Middle Earth believe is gone or forgotten, but the Keepers know better and remain ever vigilant against the threat.

The player characters are the Keepers of Kelvar and Olvar. An elite group dedicated to protecting and restoring nature wherever it is threatened. Keepers come from all races and all walks of life. Some feel the calling to protect their homelands. Others feel a stronger pull, which brings them to the attention of Radagast the Brown. The player characters are such individuals. Radagast has issued an invite to each of them join him at his latest base of operations, Rhosgobel. They have made the journey and are settling in.

This message was last edited by the player at 02:06, Wed 07 May 2014.

Galadriel
 GM, 26 posts
Wed 7 May 2014
at 01:49
Re: Making a Game/Wanting a Game
I'm not sure if The One Ring system has something like that or not.  I would imagine it could be created by a GM who was both familiar with the system and the specifics of the scenario you're referring to
Shalronel
 player, 4 posts
Wed 7 May 2014
at 02:22
Re: Making a Game/Wanting a Game
I am interested in learning this system but I do not have the books yet.  I am hoping to play an elf of Lothlorien, lore keeper/magic user.
Aragorn
 player, 1 post
Wed 7 May 2014
at 02:30
Re: Making a Game/Wanting a Game
link to another game

This is the only active game I'm aware of.
Elured
 player, 2 posts
Thu 8 May 2014
at 14:46
Re: Making a Game/Wanting a Game
Galadriel:
I'm not sure if The One Ring system has something like that or not.  I would imagine it could be created by a GM who was both familiar with the system and the specifics of the scenario you're referring to


I am not so much hooked on the actual campaign as I am the character.  If any one here wishes to run a campaign where an Elf, alive since early in the first age, who has extensive ties to prominent canon characters and a deep knowledge of Middle Earth's history and present, can fit in, I'd be interested in joining your fellowship.
Aragorn
 player, 2 posts
Thu 8 May 2014
at 14:48
Re: Making a Game/Wanting a Game
There ain't no way such an elf could be built as a beginning character. You'd need to have hundreds of XP and AP to start.
Elured
 player, 3 posts
Thu 8 May 2014
at 15:07
Re: Making a Game/Wanting a Game
Must characters always begin at 1st level?
Galadriel
 GM, 27 posts
Thu 8 May 2014
at 15:21
Re: Making a Game/Wanting a Game
I was reading LOR last night and not all the elves of Lothlorien are like Galadriel in terms of their prominence.  There are lots of 'average' elves so someone that was a scribe/sage/loremaster for a long time might be possible but yes they would be more experienced than a beginning elf that is one to a few hundred years old.  I would think it would be up to the GM as to how many points were handed out for creation at the beginning of a campaign.
Shalronel
 player, 5 posts
Thu 8 May 2014
at 15:24
Re: Making a Game/Wanting a Game
I personally do not think it would be fun to start at the apex of a character.  Advancement is half the fun.  Playing gandalf would be fur for a couple sessions but then it would be like "um, ok I kill the baddies, now what?"
Aragorn
 player, 3 posts
Thu 8 May 2014
at 15:54
Re: Making a Game/Wanting a Game
Depends. Aragorn and Legolas, especially, in the company of the ring are pretty much at their apex through the journey. Gimli and Boromir, notably less so. The Hobbits are barely better then starting characters when they set out of the shire, though all 4 of them have several key rewards and virtues before they do anything useful.

And Gandalf is just flat out an NPC. There aren't rules in this system to play as a Maia...whether it's Gandalf, Radagast, Saruman, the unnamed Blue Wizards, the Balrog, or Sauron himself.
Elured
 player, 4 posts
Thu 8 May 2014
at 17:45
Re: Making a Game/Wanting a Game
I agree wholeheartedly with Aragorn.  Legolas and Aragorn by 3.0/3.5/Pathfinder standards must surely be 15+ level characters from the get go (Just watch Legolas in the Hobbit movies when the Dwarves are being attacked by Orcs as they float down river in barrels and you know he is 15+ or possibly even as high as epic with some of the amazing feats he pulls off)

Gimili and Boromir.  Possibly 10th - 12th level.

The Hobbits... all are Newbs but they aren't rolling dice are they?  If they had been they probably wouldn't have made it out of the Shire.

The Istari were probably epic level, If not high level (15-18) Gestalted.  Seriously, Gandalf wielded his sword as well as Aragorn did and still had powerful magics to boot (although he chose not to use it very often).

I'm proposing a small group similar to the fellowship in LOTR less the weak Hobbits (although strong Hobbits are welcome) and less the Power that is Gandalf.  Radagast would simply be an NPC who provides guidance while he flits about his own business (helping Gandalf, meeting with the Council, etc)
Shalronel
 player, 6 posts
Thu 8 May 2014
at 17:51
Re: Making a Game/Wanting a Game
Yes but all of those characters were written by the same person.  Having played in games where the GM allowed different power levels i can tell you it is not fun to be the "newb" and be absolutely useless.  "Why should I roll dice, they are just going to kill it."  Being the character that has on effect on the game because everyone is bigger/better/faster than you is no fun.  :(
Elured
 player, 5 posts
Thu 8 May 2014
at 17:55
Re: Making a Game/Wanting a Game
quote:
I'm proposing a small group similar to the fellowship in LOTR less the weak Hobbits (although strong Hobbits are welcome) and less the Power that is Gandalf.  Radagast would simply be an NPC who provides guidance while he flits about his own business (helping Gandalf, meeting with the Council, etc)


I did not intend to suggest the level differences, hence the bolded parts of the quote above.  I meant that all would be relatively, if not exactly the same level.

This message was last edited by the player at 17:56, Thu 08 May 2014.

Aragorn
 player, 4 posts
Thu 8 May 2014
at 18:43
Re: Making a Game/Wanting a Game
Well, there's also Justice League.

Think about the difference between Batman and Superman. I promise, though, Batman has his place, as every 'World's Finest' comic ever proves.
Shalronel
 player, 7 posts
Thu 8 May 2014
at 18:54
Re: Making a Game/Wanting a Game
Yeah but Batman would whoop up on superman....lol
Shalronel
 player, 8 posts
Sat 17 May 2014
at 21:25
Re: Making a Game/Wanting a Game
Anyone have a game yet?  I finally got the main book.
Galadriel
 GM, 28 posts
Sat 17 May 2014
at 22:40
Re: Making a Game/Wanting a Game
no new games yet unfortunately, have you read through the rules?
Shalronel
 player, 9 posts
Sat 17 May 2014
at 22:53
Re: Making a Game/Wanting a Game
I have skimmed them.  There doesn't seem to be a way to play a Lothlorien elf.  So far everything seems pretty neat though.
Galadriel
 GM, 31 posts
Mon 9 Mar 2015
at 03:24
Re: Making a Game/Wanting a Game
Game starting

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Galadriel
 GM, 33 posts
Sun 28 Aug 2016
at 23:01
Re: Making a Game/Wanting a Game
link to a message in another game