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USH'S LORD OF THE RINGS GAME- Main Rules and character creation (Updated 2011)
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Peach
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Hmmm, changey thingies?


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Might there be an opportunity to join in at some point or is it full?


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Ushgarak
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It's open right now at this very moment! A good time.


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Awesome, I'll read into the character creation and set one up then.


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I am not sure about a couple of things. If the stat is not on the race sheet, can I still take it? And if so, at what level does it start?


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Ushgarak
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Can you clarify what you mean by 'stat'? If you mean Skill, it just means your starting score in that skill is 0; it can always be improved with Development points.


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Silvan Elf - Ranger

Strength: 0
Agility: 10 + 10 + 5
Constitution: 0 + 10
Intuition: 0 + 10
Intelligence: 5
Presence: 10


Starting Skills

Unarmoured (Ag) - 5 + 5 + 25 - 35
Soft Leather (Ag) - 0 + 5 + 25 15
One-handed edged weapons (St) - 5 + (2 * 1) + 0 - 7
Missile Weapons (Ag) - 15 + 10 + (2*1) + 25 - 52
Climb (Ag) - 10 + (3*1) + 25 - 38
Ride (Intu) - 5 + (3*1) + 10 - 18
Swim (Ag) - 15 + (3*1) + 25 - 43
Track (Inte) - 0 + 5 + (3*1) - 13
Pick Lock - 0 + 5 + ? - 5
Stalk/Hide (Pr) - 20 + 5 + (2*1) + 10 - 37
Read Runes (Inte) - 5 + 5 - 10
Perception (Intu) - 15 + 5 + (2*1) + 10 - 32
Body Development - 5 + 10 - ?
Hunting - 0 + 5 + (1*1) + ? - 6
Pathways - 0 + 5 + (3*1) + ? - 8

Spell choice - 1 + 1 - 2 ?



Special
Silvans have no lifespan; they live forever barring violence. There are rare exceptions to this but it is generally true.
Silvans cannot become sick or scarred. They also carry a fragment of the light of Valinor within; they get +10 Resistance against Cold and +10 defence against all Cold-based attacks.
Silvans only require starlight to see as well as Men do during the day. In extremely low light, they can see up to fifty feet perfectly, and up to a hundred feet to a certain extent. Silvan hearing is several times better than that of Men.
Silvans delight in deceit and song. They get +10 to all Stalk/Hide rolls, and also to rolls using the Secondary skills Music and Trickery.
Silvans do not sleep, instead meditating for about three hours a day. The flip side of this is that it is harder to wake from meditation than from sleep.
Silvans get four background points

Money (Pack Animal - Wolf)
Stat + 5 Agility
Pain Resistant (don't know if that's a good choice, how does it work exactly?)
Item Bow + 10


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...I think I misread "pack animal" as an animal that lives in a pack, like a dog or wolf. Is there a way to get an animal as pet btw?


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Ushgarak
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It needs a particular Channelling spell to give you advantages- Lana's character has such a thing.

A quick look over looks fine to me (and they will be grateful for a Ranger). Any idea where your character is from an why he has gone out into the big wide world?


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I was thinking from the Mirkwood. Perhaps to see the world and fight evil things. I think the Mirkwood has Orcs and such. So he may have some experience there.


And I guess I don't need the money then, I'd change it to "Proficient" I think.

I don't exactly understand how magic works, how many spell points or Mana (or what it is called) does a ranger get?


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Ok I just 'updated' the Magic Thread (with a new post) so you can see how many Power Points you get by level. If you didn't see it before, it is near the top now.

As a Ranger, you should definitely select Channelling as your preferred Magic type. Now, you will find you don't have many Power Points, and Rangers don't often carry items that increase them, but you don't need many as a Ranger.

You should spend your Spell Points on buying some spells. Remember, though, that you can't use a Spell of a higher level than your character, so you kinda buy them for future use.

Pain Resistant basically gives you extra hit points. Hit points in this system basically just mean being knocked about- actual wounds are far more serious.


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I'll take

I Vellon o Levain


Level 1: Animal Tongues
Cost: 1
Effect: One target
Duration: One minute per level
Range: 100

Caster gains ability to communicate with one animal that is within range.




I Alu o Elbereth

Level 1: Shield
Cost: 1
Effect: Self
Duration: 1 minute per level
Range: Self

Creates an invisible force field in front of the caster. It acts exactly like a shield for the caster, adding 25 to DB for Melee and Missile attacks (caster gets no advantages if already using a shield).




I Ven uin Randir


Level 1: Lesser Pathways
Cost: 1
Effect: Self
Duration: Four hours
Range: Self

Gain a 25 bonus to any Pathways roll.


Level 2: Find Shelter
Cost: 1
Effect: Self
Duration: Four hours
Range: Self

Gain a 40 bonus to a Foraging roll to find a shelter if trying to find a camp site (see 5.22 in the rulebook).


I Guil uin Randir

Level 1: Water Finding
Cost: 1
Effect: 10 mile radius
Duration:
Range: Self

As I Chir O Nen spell.


Level 2: Weather Prediction
Cost: 1
Effect: Target
Duration: -
Range: Self

Gives a bonus of 40 to any Weather-Watching roll.


Level 3: Hunting
Cost: 1
Effect: Self
Duration: -
Range: Self

Gives a bonus of 40 to any Hunting roll.



And I think I'd rather take Observant than Pain Resistant, since I wouldn't try to be in the frontlines ever anyways.


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Whoa there, that seems a lot of spells. You only have two Spell choices, yes? That's going to give you four at most; each choice gets you two Spells if it is a Chanenlling list or one spell from Essence (assuming you favoured Channelling)


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Well, I thought taking "proficient" instead of "money" gets a lot more spells. Or did I misunderstand that?


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So it does! I'd forgotten that existed. Fair enough then!


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Well anyway! I can fit you in relatively quickly. Do you know much about Middle-Earth in this era or shall I fill you in?


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I know some, perhaps a quick overview would be good though, I wouldn't say I am the most knowledgable LOTR fan there is.


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Ushgarak
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Ok, well, do you know anything about Arnor?


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Well, I read a bit back, but mostly what the wikipedia page said, haha.


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Haha!

Ok well, long story short- Arnor was the northern Kingdom of men where Gondor was the southern. Stretching from the Shire in the west (part of Arnor at the time) to Rivendell to the east, Arnor was actually the greater of the two kingdoms but the weakness of man messed it up- an argument over the royal succession saw it split into three different kingdoms, which saw it ill-prepared for the rising threat of the mountain kingdom of Angmar and its fabled Witch-King.

At the point the game is set- some thousand years before the films- one of the three Arnorian kingdoms, Rhudaur, has long fallen and is now inhabited by Dunlendings (Hillmen). The second, Cardolan, has broken down into a mess of competing regions and city-states with no central authority. Some are doing ok, those close to Rhudaur have been effectively destroyed.

Only the the third and strongest of the three, Arthedain, still functions as a true kingdom of Man and has recently prospered under its strong King Arvedui. Arvedui has sought deals with the Elves and has even opened up communications with Gondor for the first time in centuries- indeed, Arvedui had a good claim to the Gondorian throne after their King was killed in battle, but a lack of trust between the Kingdoms meant his claim was ignored. He seeks to built that trust and has in fact married a Gondorian Princess. He has also invited members of all the free people who wish to fight the menace from Angmar to come to Arthedain where they ill be treated well; the players re all such people.

One thing you have to remember is that haivng seen the films, you know a lot more than the people of this era do (e.g. who the Witch-King is). To most people, Angmar is a local problem to Arthedain and few really care; there is nothing like the global and obvious threat seen in the films (not at the point in the story we have reached, anyway). The Elves no longer have the number or will to defend Man (Elrond has already bailed out Arnor once, and refuses to do so again- Man has to stand on their own now), the Dwarven Realms are at their height and care only about what they find below ground, and even fewer people knew what Hobbits are than in the time of the films (they specifically travelled to Arthedain for protection under its King); the area they settled isn't really known as the Shire until later). You guys as players can be of a different opinion.

As for the Mirkwood- that also has its problems. Very much in recent memory for Elves it was the Greenwood, one of those Elven forests of nature and wonder. But every passing century has seen it become more twisted and dark, and it is indeed now known as the Mirkwood. The Elves fight spiders and goblins from the mountains who venture in, and wonder what has caused this growing evil.

There are two Elven types in the Mirkwood- Thanduril leads a kingdom of Sindar, who are the Elves you generally will see in the Mrikwood (as in the Hobbit). However, Silvan Elves are still to be found in many Middle-Earth forests and especially ones strong in the way of Elves; you can choose whether you are a Silvan in Thranduril's Kingdom or one who dwells out 'native' in the trees.

What would bring you to Arthedain, do you feel?


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