Rivendell for The One Ring – Available now in PDF for The One Ring Roleplaying Game is available in PDF now (and in print later this year.). Rivendell is also the meeting place of the White Council, that body of the wise that .. - Sauron forges the One Ring in Orodruin and com- pletes his dark. The One Ring, Middle-earth, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and the characters, items, events Rivendell takes The One Ring Roleplaying Game across.
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PDF. $ $ 1 2 3 4 5. Average Rating (28 ratings). Rivendell! This setting supplement will take your One Ring adventures West. This book comes with a free PDF version courtesy of the publisher in conjunction with the "Bits 'n' Mortar" scheme. A link from which the PDF can be downloaded. The One Ring, Middle-earth, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and the characters, items, events The Rivendell Region Guide takes Adventures in Middle-.
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Add a quote. Ruins of the North is a companion volume to Rivendell.
It includes six ready-to-play adventures that can either be played on their own, or together to form a campaign. Hobbit Tales is a standalone storytelling card game that also includes rules for using the cards in The One Ring Roleplaying Game.
Production and sales have stopped. Horse-lords of Rohan is the supplement describing the kingdom of Rohan , its history, its lands, and the people who live there. It includes rules for player character Riders of Rohan and the hillfolk of Dunland.
Erebor: the Lonely Mountain greatly expands the details of the Kingdom Under the Mountain, including its history, crafts, surroundings, and people. Journeys and Maps is a collection of 4 double sided poster maps, along with a page booklet adding more options to the Journey phase, and an index of places in Middle-earth.
Adventurer's Companion is the supporting or expansion supplement, expanding the game system by introducing five new cultures and optional rules for players. Bree is a mini region guide and adventure supplement as it contains three adventures set close to the Shire in Eriador. That is not to say that all the new monsters are super deadly, there are certainly normal level enemies in this chapter as well.
The authors are however quick to point out that: "While precise definitions are generally something to be desired in a game, sometimes they provide an explanation to things that should remain inexplicable, robbing a legendary world of its mystery. Basically the New Monster chapter provides exactly what you'd think it would, with some extra additions here and there.
Of course, powerful adversaries calls for some more extravagant rewards and Rivendell provides in the form of a 19 page chapter focusing on Magical Treasure. Again Francesco and his co-writers show their adept feel for the setting and how Middle-Earth works. Mechanically speaking the main new addition is that of Hoards.
A Hoard is not simply some regular treasure to be used up by the Companions but also have the chance of containing Magical Treasure.
In Rivendell and every forthcoming TOR release the Treasure rating is expressed as a number plus zero to three asterisks to show if it's a Hoard with potential magical items in it. For each asterisk you can roll to try and find something special and you succeed on the Will of the West or the Eye of Sauron the latter, with complications, naturally and you can then roll further dice, based on the number of unspent experience points you have, to see exactly what you have found.
If it turns out to be a Precious Object, Wondrous Artefact or some Famous Weapon or Armour the four categories presented you need to actually spend experience to get it. This acts both to make magical treasure costly, to make it rare and to tie it specifically to the character that finds and invests in it. It's explicitly stated that these kinds of items aren't meant to be passed around at will or given to the character who could use it best from a min-max perspective but that it was meant to be found and carried by that very character: "After all, it was Bilbo who was meant to find the Ring, not Balin, Gandalf or Thorin.
Included in the book are sheets for making a Magical Treasure Index where you can compile a list of lost items that might be found in the area; their stats and bonuses as well as their individual history that might be revealed through a successful Lore test or a fitting Trait. I really like this idea as all the magical items featured in the books have a long and glorious history to them! And even if the exact details of an item is unknown like Sting you can still figure out the general history of it - where it probably was made and when.
With the great and sad history of Arnor it certainly feels more likely to come across something out of the ordinary in Eriador rather than Mirkwood. Besides including instructions for how to create each of these objects and how many to incorporate in the campaign there are also rules for cursed items remember that Eye of Sauron you might roll?
Following this is a shorter chapter about The Eye of Mordor which is a new mechanic introduced in Rivendell to track how well the Company manage to avoid attracting the attention of the Enemy. The basic value to track is the Eye Awareness rating which moves up and down depending on the size of the Company, what kind of members it has and what it's doing. The starting Eye Awareness level is then continually modified during the Adventure Phase by rolling Eyes of Sauron, gaining Shadow or blatant use of magic.
Of course the Loremaster could raise it further because of the actions taken by the players. When the Eye Awareness raises above a preset level depending on their current location - the Hunt threshold - the Company is considered Revealed, instead of Hidden.
When this happens the Loremaster will introduce an especially dangerous event to inflict on the characters and then the Eye Awareness rating reset. Being revealed is not meant to trigger some artificial event like, "suddenly ten orcs appear and attack" but should rather be integrated with the current narrative and should generally be used to make the situation worse - if the characters are in dire need of allies and seek for help in a nearby village they're regarded with suspicion and hostility, the skies that seemed to clear up suddenly turn dark and the Companions are drenched in a downpour far out in the wilds, an enemy etc.
It is also suggested that you can use the cards from Hobbit Tales from Green Dragon Inn for inspiration if you have that game which I will review soon.
While this system is completely optional and easily something you could organically create as you play I still quite like this mechanical approach to it as it will make the players think twice about certain courses of action. It's generally aimed at campaigns taking place later in the timeline that the core book, when the Enemy is awake and actively searching, but I think it could easily be introduced in any time where keeping a low profile is of importance.
From the start it is emphasized that these are not ordinary cultures like those we've seen so far for the game. Because of this they are intentionally made in ways that break the mold a bit and are on par with already experienced characters hailing from the Wilderlands. The authors also don't recommend more than one or maybe two of these powerful characters in the Company lest they unbalance the carefully wrought intention of having "regular people" step up and become heroes.
I think both offer some very interesting roleplaying opportunities and they also have drawbacks to keep them somewhat in check. Fellowship focus works as normal though. They have a really cool Cultural Blessing called Foresight of their Kindred which gives them a Trait called Foresighted that, that can be invoked like a normal Trait and will then be available for the entirety of that session, but then not again until the next Adventure Phase.
So basically it works like a kind of danger sense that might tell you of what lurks ahead but that can only be used during one session per Adventure Phase, making it both powerful and tricky to use do I invoke the trait now, or might there be an even more fitting occasion later?