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#1 Sat, Jul2 2011 8:16pm

Gavin
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The Cover for the new One Ring Roleplaying Game

http://www.cubicle7.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/TOR-slipcase-web.jpg

John Howe!

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#2 Sat, Jul2 2011 8:47pm

twrich
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Re: The Cover for the new One Ring Roleplaying Game

Nice, going to definately check it out; although I still RPG w/ MERP 2nd ed., modified to increase game speed


"All that is gold does not glitter, not all those that wander are lost." (Strider, The Fellowship of the Ring)

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#3 Sat, Jul2 2011 8:52pm

Gavin
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Re: The Cover for the new One Ring Roleplaying Game

Yeah, I tend to play a hybrid of MERP and the LOR game - basically LOR with converted MERP skills, and some half hearted spell conversions. Having play-tested this game, I think it will make a fine addition to the Tolkien universe, but I am not sure it will actually replace MERP.

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#4 Sat, Jul2 2011 9:14pm

Theobald
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Re: The Cover for the new One Ring Roleplaying Game

That's impressive ... no, sorry ... it's more than just impressive ... it's perfect.
The Celtic frame on that structured backround ... with Runes I cannot read well ... then the picture ... simply wonderful because of colours clearly reveiling depth ... well, what can I tell about a perfect picture by John Howe ... I do like them trees most ... rhuomm
thanks Gavin, for still sticking to dreams ...

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#5 Sat, Jul2 2011 9:45pm

cameosis
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Re: The Cover for the new One Ring Roleplaying Game

what are the playable character races?


Esse quam videri. (Marcus Tullius Cicero)

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#6 Sat, Jul2 2011 10:23pm

Gavin
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Re: The Cover for the new One Ring Roleplaying Game

Well, without giving much away, this book focusses on the Laketown and Dale area, and Northern Mirkwood.

So...about everyone you'd find thereabouts, and some Hobbits too.

(The idea is that the next big release will introduce more playable races and rules and the third release, the War of the Ring will introduce everything else)

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#7 Sat, Jul2 2011 11:00pm

cameosis
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Re: The Cover for the new One Ring Roleplaying Game

thanks—i’ll wait for the third release … and the trolls. big_smile


Esse quam videri. (Marcus Tullius Cicero)

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#8 Sun, Jul3 2011 1:39am

Turambar
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Re: The Cover for the new One Ring Roleplaying Game

The cover shows an archer of Mrkwood, am i right??!!

Absolutely over-fantastic. I admire John Howe´s work since I was very young.
Could you give us a bit more information about this cover, Gavin?


Maybe the magic was the most powerful force in the world. But that was long ago.
The dragons are gone, the giants are dead and the children of the woods are forgotten.

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#9 Sun, Jul3 2011 9:52am

Thingol
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Re: The Cover for the new One Ring Roleplaying Game

Great picture, and great design....  I also admire John Howe.... !


.... Farewell to Middle-earth at last. I see the Star above my mast!

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#10 Sun, Jul3 2011 8:23pm

Gavin
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Re: The Cover for the new One Ring Roleplaying Game

The only real information I can give you is that what you are seeing is an Elf of Mirkwood, on a cover image for a slip case.
The slip case will contain two books - a player's guide (how you make your guy) and a narrator's guide (how you run the game).

I only playtested it for a few months and then had to go do things for money instead, so I am not sure how the final product will look. How-and-ever, its designed by the guy who created the War of the Ring boardgame, so there's some cleverness involving dice: there were some different options on the table at the time, so we'll have to wait and see. I think we'll see reviews coming out after Gencon.

Depending on how the final result plays out, I might just convert my "Before the Goblins" project over to the new system, see if I can't get it out in time for the second release.

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#11 Sun, Jul3 2011 11:15pm

twrich
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Re: The Cover for the new One Ring Roleplaying Game

I'm definately going to check it out. I run hybrid adventures as well; lots of good ideas in different sources.


"All that is gold does not glitter, not all those that wander are lost." (Strider, The Fellowship of the Ring)

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#12 Sun, Jul3 2011 11:24pm

Arthadan
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Re: The Cover for the new One Ring Roleplaying Game

More here.

wink


To mortal fields say farewell,
Middle-earth forsaking!
In Elvenhome a clear bell
in the high tower is shaking.

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