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Author Topic: The One Ring, Second Edition (Kickstarter)  (Read 1595 times)

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Re: The One Ring, Second Edition (Kickstarter)
« Reply #30 on: February 16, 2021, 07:22:34 AM »
We did not like the subsystems in TOR 1e. Things cleaned a bit in 2e. Some of what Free League is saying sounds good, such as the mention of rebuilt subsystems. So zi am hopeful.

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Re: The One Ring, Second Edition (Kickstarter)
« Reply #31 on: February 17, 2021, 10:08:47 AM »
Aren't Adventures already suited for 5e? I've read a bit of it from C7 edition - classess looks very 5e-ish.
So as both C7 and FL were publishing both TOR and AiME - it could be tested which one was game of choice.
As it turned out, AiME creatures are generally way way tougher on multiple levels than their 5e equivalents. For example even the plain wolf is something to be terrified of. But that wasn't apparent when AiME first came out. Plus the AiME 5e classes are less combat driven and have a lot of roleplaying bits while still using 5e mechanics.

Now with all the C7 AiME stuff out as examples it possible to make a usable conversion until Free League gets out their version of AiME. But somebody new and just knows regular 5e, some nuances will be missed. Which you can see in some of the fan stuff put out after AiME was released and before the Loremaster's Guide.

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Re: The One Ring, Second Edition (Kickstarter)
« Reply #32 on: February 22, 2021, 08:38:58 PM »
As it turned out, AiME creatures are generally way way tougher on multiple levels than their 5e equivalents. For example even the plain wolf is something to be terrified of. But that wasn't apparent when AiME first came out…

That was something that threw me the more I dug into Aime. Orcs are seriously tough.

Even in the books they would get one shotted. But 1st level characters would have a very hard time of it in anything resembling an even fight.

For me AiME adapted a lot of the right ideas. (How the world was represented in the PC cultures was on point.)  But was a bit too wedded to the 5e zero to hero paradigm.

You can tune d20 for a shallower power curve to have competent characters at first level, and go to level 20 without becoming superhero’s. They went a bit too copy and paste from 5e for may taste.

I chalk it up to differing expectations as my preferences are not the same as the normal 5e D&D audience.
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Re: The One Ring, Second Edition (Kickstarter)
« Reply #33 on: February 24, 2021, 02:02:51 PM »
Does anyone know what went down between Cubicle 7 and the designers? Was C7 pushing wokeness?

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Re: The One Ring, Second Edition (Kickstarter)
« Reply #34 on: February 24, 2021, 03:08:02 PM »
Does anyone know what went down between Cubicle 7 and the designers? Was C7 pushing wokeness?

As far as I know it wasn't an issue between Nepitello and C7.

Licensing contract renewal was coming up and the success of TOR/AiME encouraged a stupendous hike in the licensing fee request.

C7 then tried negotiating, failed, and quit.

Someone better informed could fill in the gaps or correct me.
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