5e Middle Earth Adventures

Game Master Therenger

Guide – Amalina
Scout – Cereidh
Hunter – Gylwinth
Look-out – Findegil

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THE HUNT: +8
THE VEIL: +1


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Welcome, Tolkien addicts

PLAYING
Decimus Observet - Findegil, Minas Tirith Warrior (knight)
Qstor - Anar Broadanvi, Dearf of the Lonely Mountain Warden Magician (Folk Healer)
david barker - Krogen, Dúnedain Scholar

INTERESTED
LazyFishermen - Silvane,
Yucale - Silvan scout

Alright, I'm back from out of town, so I can post more regularly. I'd like us to look in the mirror of the gameplay to date. I feel that everyone is throwing in hooks to bait role-playing, but no one is biting. The game hasn't really developed much momentum. What do you think?

My idea for giving you control over canon characters was to inspire more role-playing, because the characters and setting are so rich. It's like that trick in media to put a second character in a scene for them to express to each other what their feeling, as opposed to leaving it bottled up.

How can we improve this? BTW this scene is just to develop the characters and relationships. I'm ready to start the adventure if that would help.

cheers


M Dúnedain Scholar Lv:3
Stats:
AC 14 Str 0 Dex +3 Con +3 Int +6* Wis +6* Cha +1 Initiative +3 Perception +4 Insight +4

Sorry I have been trying to prepare a post from gandalf but nothing has felt right


Male Minas Tirith HP: 60/60 | Temp HP: 0/7 | d10+3 6/6 | Second Wind 1/1
Stats:
AC 20 (21 with ally) | Str +8* Dex +2 Con +6* Int +2 Wis +1 Cha +3 | Initiative +2 | Perception +4 | Insight +1 | Inspiration? No

Welcome back.

It's a good idea to get a discussion going.

I'll try to get a Minas Tirith-related post going soon.


Male Minas Tirith HP: 60/60 | Temp HP: 0/7 | d10+3 6/6 | Second Wind 1/1
Stats:
AC 20 (21 with ally) | Str +8* Dex +2 Con +6* Int +2 Wis +1 Cha +3 | Initiative +2 | Perception +4 | Insight +1 | Inspiration? No

I'm happy to move on with the plot, though I am unlikely to be able to post this weekend.


Female Elf of the Mirkwood Warrior (6)

Same, although, I should be around this weekend - long enough to get that character sheet done, too ...


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I'm ready to move on.

Need Yucale's character posted in his profile.

cheers


Female Elf of the Mirkwood Warrior (6)

Will do this weekend. Sorry, everybody, classes have been kicking my ass.

If you can find a narrative excuse, DM Jubal, I'm willing to wait back and let everybody else start.


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Prefer to wait. Everyone can gameplay


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SP: 2d6 ⇒ (6, 5) = 11


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I would appreciate if you would update your profiles similar to Mal's. Consumable resources with Stats underneath.

Thanks

Here's how to format your profile and post.


Female Elf of the Mirkwood Warrior (6)

Yeah, will do when I have a bit of time. Sorry : (


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Hi players

I'm waiting for Cereidh's character. Worst case, I'll post this weekend to get us encountering.

cheers


Female Elf of the Mirkwood Warrior (6)

I found a 5E elf ranger and linked the character sheet in my profile: hopefully this weekend I should be able to modify it to have the correct ability values, and bring the abilities closer in line with the setting.

Unless we feel that Mal is already ranger-y enough and I should use a different class?


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Cereidh wrote:

I found a 5E elf ranger and linked the character sheet in my profile: hopefully this weekend I should be able to modify it to have the correct ability values, and bring the abilities closer in line with the setting.

Unless we feel that Mal is already ranger-y enough and I should use a different class?

Please describe your character in as much detail as possible here or in PM. Use multiple posts and PM for train of thought and time windows. I’ll propose a build for you.

Thanks


Female Elf of the Mirkwood Warrior (6)

Unfortunately, I'm not really the kind of player to concoct an elaborate backstory and bio - in my creative endeavors I usually let the story I need to tell shape the cast, but with rpgs I don't know the story yet! Meaning I usually choose a narrative archetype (in Cereidh's case, the woodsy younger scion, averse to responsibility but craving adventure, therefore leading to responsibility) and whatever mechanical role needs to be filled, and then develop from there as the story progresses.

What I do have in mind is Cereidh is an accomplished hunter, technically part of Thranduil's court but having little interest in politics, (close friends with Legolas over this), (and due to her distance from Thranduil having some of the luxury of the aristocracy and familiarity with etiquette without the pressing need to marry for political reasons), fascinated by the old tales of Silvan heroes - fascinated also by the Shadow, maybe a little more than she should be - sheltered as she's been from real evil.


Male Minas Tirith HP: 60/60 | Temp HP: 0/7 | d10+3 6/6 | Second Wind 1/1
Stats:
AC 20 (21 with ally) | Str +8* Dex +2 Con +6* Int +2 Wis +1 Cha +3 | Initiative +2 | Perception +4 | Insight +1 | Inspiration? No

Apologies for the delay. I'll post and clean up Findegils profile.


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Age 25 Height 3 ft, 1 in Weight 41 lb.
Hair Dark brown Eyes Flint gray

APPEARANCE:


PERSONALITY:
Distinctive Quality: Hardened. You’ve lost so much to the Shadow already. You know that your continued existence plagues the Shadow as much as the damage they cause plagues you. You won’t let them win.
Specialty: Region-lore (Rhovanion). You’ve spent so much time eluding the agents of Shadow in a particular place that you have acquired a lot of information about its geography.
Hope. The Shadow has strengthened me in ways that I’m certain it didn’t anticipate or desire.
Despair. It is only a matter of time before the Shadow destroys me.
Shadow Weakness. Lure of Power

BACKGROUND:

Race Elf of the Mirkwood
Class Warrior 1
Background Emissary of your People, Player’s Guide, pp 126-127
Gender Female
Shadow 0

Initiative +3 Senses Perception +4

==DEFENSE==
AC 15 (12 armor +3 Dex)
HP 11 = 10 +1 Con
Strength +2, Dexterity +3, Constitution +3
Intelligence +0, Wisdom +2, Charisma +2
Armor Leather corslet
Special Defense

==OFFENSE==
Speed 30 ft
Melee Broadsword +5 (1d8+3) Slashing
Melee Dagger +5 (1d4+3) Piercing
Ranged Dagger +5 (1d4+3) Piercing, Range 20/60
Ranged Great bow +5 (1d8+3) Piercing, Ammunition (range 150/600), two-handed
Special Attacks
* Two-Weapon: take a bonus action for second attack with Dagger +5 (1d4) Piercing

==STATISTICS==
Str 10, Dex 16, Con 12, Int 10, Wis 14, Cha 14
Proficiency +2

==PROFICIENCIES ==
Elf – Perception & Stealth, daggers, spears, broadswords, short swords, and short bows.
Warrior – All armor & Shields
Warrior – Simple & Martial Weapons
Warrior – Acrobatics & Survival
Emissary of your People – Persuasion & Traditions

==SKILLS==
+5 Acrobatics (2 proficiency +3 Dex)
+2 Traditions (2 proficiency +0 Int)
+4 Perception (2 proficiency +2 Wis)
+4 Persuasion (2 proficiency +2 Cha)
+5 Stealth (2 proficiency +3 Dex)
+4 Survival (2 proficiency +2 Wis)

Languages You can speak the old language of your people, the Woodland tongue, along with the ability to speak, read, and write Sindarin. You can also speak the Common Tongue.

==ABILITIES ==
Elvish Dreams – Your sleep is not like that of mortals. When you sleep, you can choose to send your mind into an “Elvish Dream” retaining full consciousness of your surroundings and you needn’t close your eyes. Four hours spent in such dreams acts on you as if you had rested an entire night.

A Whisper Through the Leaves — You have advantage on Stealth skill checks whenever you are in a forest and can make Hide attempts even when only lightly obscured by foliage.

Fighting Style (Archery) — You adopt a particular fighting style as your speciality. Choose one of the following options. You can’t take a Fighting Style option more than once, even if you later get to choose again. You gain a +2 bonus to attack rolls you make with ranged weapons.

Second Wind You have a limited well of stamina that you can draw on to protect yourself from harm. On your turn, you can use a bonus action to regain hit points equal to 1d10 + your Warrior level. Once you use this feature, you must finish a short or long rest before you can use it again.

Feature: Sigil of Your Master: As an emissary you are entitled to a certain consideration amongst foreign peoples. While you cannot speak with the authority of your lord and master, you do receive some official respect. You can expect to pass through the lands of other Free Peoples unmolested, be able to call upon other kings and chieftains for lodging, and be received into the halls of power.

== EQUIPMENT ==
Worn
A white jewel on a chain of silver
Set of travelling gear for autumn & winter – 54 lb.
- Includes appropriate garb, backpack, bedroll, hooded lantern, mess kit, a flask of oil, a pouch (10 sp), 50’ hempen rope, a waterskin, and a whetstone. With rations, this gear weighs 54 lb.
- a musical instrument
Leather corslet – 13 lb.
Broadsword – 3 lb.
Belt dagger – 1 lb.
Great bow – 3 lb.
Quiver with arrows (20) – 2 lb.

Load: 76 lb.

Carrying Capacity: Str x15 = 150 lb.

CHANGES IN WEALTH:
Creation Expenses

Expenses since creation

Income

Cash on Hand 10 sp


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Silver pennies: 3d6 ⇒ (1, 6, 3) = 10

Here you go. You need to complete appearance, background, and personality are choices in the Player’s Guide, pp 126-127.

I went Warrior to specialize in great bow, because Anar is already a Warden. Findegil is also a warrior, but will go knight instead of weaponmaster.

For your royal relations, I gave you Emissary of your People, because Findegil is already a Fallen Scion. Your master would be Thranduil.

I guessed a stats and skills. You can tinker when you have time.

But she is good to go.


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Mistakes 1 and 2: ranged to hit for dagger and great bow is +7 not +5


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Merek Montague wrote:

Yup! I've seen too many PBO games die before their time due to similar issues.

Here's a couple of works which showcase what is needed to keep a PBP not only alive but thriving:

Doomed Hero's Guide to PBP Gaming.
Building a Better Doomed Hero: Painlord's Advanced Guide to PBP Gaming
Painlord's Guide to PBP GMing, Making the World a Better Place

Found this post in one of my other games.


Female Elf of the Mirkwood Warrior (6)

Thank you!!


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Players

Please follow the link to the map under my profile picture and get signed up to Roll20. I'm preparing the map.

Cereidh, would you please update your profile with your PC

thanks


Male Minas Tirith HP: 60/60 | Temp HP: 0/7 | d10+3 6/6 | Second Wind 1/1
Stats:
AC 20 (21 with ally) | Str +8* Dex +2 Con +6* Int +2 Wis +1 Cha +3 | Initiative +2 | Perception +4 | Insight +1 | Inspiration? No

Done.


M Dúnedain Scholar Lv:3
Stats:
AC 14 Str 0 Dex +3 Con +3 Int +6* Wis +6* Cha +1 Initiative +3 Perception +4 Insight +4

Done


Female Elf of the Mirkwood Warrior (6)

Done! : )


Male Minas Tirith HP: 60/60 | Temp HP: 0/7 | d10+3 6/6 | Second Wind 1/1
Stats:
AC 20 (21 with ally) | Str +8* Dex +2 Con +6* Int +2 Wis +1 Cha +3 | Initiative +2 | Perception +4 | Insight +1 | Inspiration? No

I will be away for both of the next two weekends. I should still be able to post at points during both, but less regularly than usual for me at weekends.


M Dúnedain Scholar Lv:3
Stats:
AC 14 Str 0 Dex +3 Con +3 Int +6* Wis +6* Cha +1 Initiative +3 Perception +4 Insight +4

Been laid up for a few. Plus got 14 theeth pulled today will post when I recover some


Male Minas Tirith HP: 60/60 | Temp HP: 0/7 | d10+3 6/6 | Second Wind 1/1
Stats:
AC 20 (21 with ally) | Str +8* Dex +2 Con +6* Int +2 Wis +1 Cha +3 | Initiative +2 | Perception +4 | Insight +1 | Inspiration? No

Ouch! Take care.


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Sorry Krogan. That sounds horribly painful.

Players, this is a role- playing game. Feel free to introduce your characters again to the father. Maybe use it as an opportunity to reveal something new to the other players. To shorten an otherwise long question and answer encounter, feel free to summarize all that you reveal in a single post. Use it as an opportunity to flesh out your backstory and then copy it into your profile.

Cheers


Male Minas Tirith HP: 60/60 | Temp HP: 0/7 | d10+3 6/6 | Second Wind 1/1
Stats:
AC 20 (21 with ally) | Str +8* Dex +2 Con +6* Int +2 Wis +1 Cha +3 | Initiative +2 | Perception +4 | Insight +1 | Inspiration? No

Good idea!


Male Minas Tirith HP: 60/60 | Temp HP: 0/7 | d10+3 6/6 | Second Wind 1/1
Stats:
AC 20 (21 with ally) | Str +8* Dex +2 Con +6* Int +2 Wis +1 Cha +3 | Initiative +2 | Perception +4 | Insight +1 | Inspiration? No

So have Findegil and Anar already made that check then? And failed, because DC 20.


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Yep. That’s why I offering another chance


Male Minas Tirith HP: 60/60 | Temp HP: 0/7 | d10+3 6/6 | Second Wind 1/1
Stats:
AC 20 (21 with ally) | Str +8* Dex +2 Con +6* Int +2 Wis +1 Cha +3 | Initiative +2 | Perception +4 | Insight +1 | Inspiration? No

Okay, cheers for the clarification and second shot.


Female Elf of the Mirkwood Warrior (6)

Yeah, sorry I didn't really ... manage to help ...


Male Minas Tirith HP: 60/60 | Temp HP: 0/7 | d10+3 6/6 | Second Wind 1/1
Stats:
AC 20 (21 with ally) | Str +8* Dex +2 Con +6* Int +2 Wis +1 Cha +3 | Initiative +2 | Perception +4 | Insight +1 | Inspiration? No

I remembered that Findegil has Traditions trained, so I gave that a shot.


Male Hobbit Treasure Hunter | HP: 24/24 | d8 3/3 | Shadow 1 | Inspiration 1
Stats:
AC 14| Str +1 Dex +5 Con +2 Int +3 Wis +2 Cha +0 | Initiative +3 | Perception +6, Darkvision | Insight +4
Cereidh wrote:
Don't I have some specific ability or disadvantage regarding Shadow points?

Nope. It's a wild hobbit thing.


Male Minas Tirith HP: 60/60 | Temp HP: 0/7 | d10+3 6/6 | Second Wind 1/1
Stats:
AC 20 (21 with ally) | Str +8* Dex +2 Con +6* Int +2 Wis +1 Cha +3 | Initiative +2 | Perception +4 | Insight +1 | Inspiration? No

In the background, the hobbits have an unusual resistance to things like the shadow. Hence Bilbo and Frodo holding out against the baneful influence of the One Ring for so long.


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Cereidh is the Guide

What role is everyone taking? I need to know for the encounter.

thanks


M Dúnedain Scholar Lv:3
Stats:
AC 14 Str 0 Dex +3 Con +3 Int +6* Wis +6* Cha +1 Initiative +3 Perception +4 Insight +4

Krogen will do the hunting


Male Minas Tirith HP: 60/60 | Temp HP: 0/7 | d10+3 6/6 | Second Wind 1/1
Stats:
AC 20 (21 with ally) | Str +8* Dex +2 Con +6* Int +2 Wis +1 Cha +3 | Initiative +2 | Perception +4 | Insight +1 | Inspiration? No

Findegil can lookout with Perception +3.


Male Hobbit Treasure Hunter | HP: 24/24 | d8 3/3 | Shadow 1 | Inspiration 1
Stats:
AC 14| Str +1 Dex +5 Con +2 Int +3 Wis +2 Cha +0 | Initiative +3 | Perception +6, Darkvision | Insight +4

OK Mal can be the scout

thanks


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Encounter post is targeted tonight. Keep role-playing

The site outages have been challenging

cheers


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Have you heard that splitting the party leads to character creation?

No? Maybe that’s my home games mantra.

Cheers


Male Minas Tirith HP: 60/60 | Temp HP: 0/7 | d10+3 6/6 | Second Wind 1/1
Stats:
AC 20 (21 with ally) | Str +8* Dex +2 Con +6* Int +2 Wis +1 Cha +3 | Initiative +2 | Perception +4 | Insight +1 | Inspiration? No

It'll be fine, I'm sure. ;)


Male Minas Tirith HP: 60/60 | Temp HP: 0/7 | d10+3 6/6 | Second Wind 1/1
Stats:
AC 20 (21 with ally) | Str +8* Dex +2 Con +6* Int +2 Wis +1 Cha +3 | Initiative +2 | Perception +4 | Insight +1 | Inspiration? No

@DM:

I accidentally posted in gameplay as Decimus. Could you please remove that alias from the characters list for this game?


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@Krogen

Sorry about the paralysis. Feel free to post about what your character is thinking while trapped in your budy...

If it makes you feel any better, the others are about to be swarmed by the same spiders...

cheers


M Dúnedain Scholar Lv:3
Stats:
AC 14 Str 0 Dex +3 Con +3 Int +6* Wis +6* Cha +1 Initiative +3 Perception +4 Insight +4

All is good it happens

Silver Crusade

Male dwarf Warden 4

sorry was out of town for a few days.


Female Elf of the Mirkwood Warrior (6)

For something fun, I hope?

Silver Crusade

Male dwarf Warden 4

It was my 1st anniversary! My wife and I went out of town.

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