Roll for Ragnarok

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Archive for October 2012

The One Ring — Journey Calculator

Last year I programmed an online app to calculate the time and difficulty of journeys across Wilderland, which are such an integral part of The One Ring: Adventures Over the Edge of the Wild. I’m very pleased with how well it turned out — and I’ve heard even the game’s authors have used it, which… (read more)

The One Ring — Heroic Cultures

Heroic Cultures - Bardings, Dwarves, Elves, and Men of the Lake

These are the playable cultures in The One Ring: Adventures Over the Edge of the Wild. Most are detailed in the Adventurer’s Book; the Men of the Lake are detailed in the Loremaster’s Screen and Lake-Town Sourcebook. Bardings The people of Dale, northmen of noble origins, tall and fair and strong. With their new ruler… (read more)

The One Ring — A Tale of Years

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The One Ring: Adventures Over the Edge of the Wild is a tabletop roleplaying game published by Cubicle 7 Entertainment. It features J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth in the years just after the fall of Smaug and the adventures of The Hobbit, decades before the War of the Ring. The designer, Francesco Nepitello, very deliberately crafted a set… (read more)

The One Ring — The Hungry Trolls

A drinking song by Kester Proudfoot, inspired by his and his friends’ adventure in the Trollshaws. A troll named Bert and brother Ollie, and their brother Trollkin, too, chased a goat across the Trollshaws, for their goat-and-gravel stew. Bert said, “I’ve heard of better food, from our old dad who weren’t a liar. I can… (read more)

The One Ring — Five Weedy Goblins

A song by Kester Proudfoot, inspired by his and his friends’ own unhappy run-in with goblins in the Misty Mountains, far from Greenfields. Five weedy old goblins from mountain-cave cold Heard of a fine hobbit come far from his hole “We’ll feast on his fat,” said the goblin-chief bold, Forgetting how Golfimbul’s goblin-head rolled. In… (read more)

The One Ring — Falco and the Wolf-King

A song by Kester Proudfoot. Best played quick with fiddle and penny whistle. Falco Proudfoot of the Shire had a bounder for a sire and his singing was more cheerful even than a toasty fire. In a happy hobbit hole or under shady Mirkwood bole he could give an ear an earful to a Woodman… (read more)

The One Ring — The Ballad of Squeaker

A song by Kester Proudfoot, Falco Proudfoot, Gismund of Dale, and Caranthir of Thranduil’s realm. To the music of a wind-up golden thrush made by the Dwarves of the Lonely Mountain and given to Falco Proudfoot, who prized it greatly. Some say too greatly. In the skies over Erebor Over the waters of Long Lake… (read more)