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The One Ring Part 3: Catching Up

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Well, it certainly has been a while since I last posted a summary of our gaming sessions.  I’ll need to quickly see where we ended the last one…

Hmmm, well.  In the last session, our “heroes” Caranthir and Halmir traveled to the Iron Hills in the company of some dwarves, and returned to Erabor just in time to spend Dragontide in Lake-Town.

So.  Onward to the next adventure!

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The One Ring: Campaign Part 2

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When we last saw our heroes, they had traveled the Old Forest Road and spent several weeks enjoying the sights of Lake-Town (Esgaroth).  Upon one fine mid-summer morning they were in the markets, buying traveling gear of fine make.  As they were leaving, they chanced to hear a conversation between a dwarf and one of the passers-by.  It seems the dwarf, Nár, had traveled to Erabor (the Lonely Mountain) with a great many other dwarves of the Iron Hills after the defeat of Smaug.  He left a brother, Svior, in one of the dwarven-towns there and greatly desires to hear news of his people.  His job in the mountain smithing-halls prevents him from making the trip himself, but he has prepared a small bundle of gifts for his brother.  Caranthir and Halmir (our heroes!) can see that the bundle contains an ordinary-looking axe of dwarf-make and a variety or trinkets and childrens’ toys.

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GM in Training: The One Ring

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The One Ring is a tabletop role-playing game that was developed by Cubicle 7 and Sophisticated Games, and was released in October 2011.  I don’t know this for sure, but I always assumed it was supposed to be released shortly before the premier of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, but then that was delayed a year.  In any case, the game is not a tie-in to the movie, and is based solely on the book, with original artwork and none of the bad decisions that annoy me about the movie.  (I don’t have much to say about the movie right now, but later…?)

This is not a review of the game, or an advertisement for it, though it is great and you should buy it.  No, this is about some of the reasons I love RPG’s, using one of my favorite games as an example.

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