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Post by halfwise on Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:49 pm

Holy crap, i just discovered this. It's actually a site for game playing set in southern middle earth at the time of the kin strife, but the creators have gone into great detail describing all the lands - even so far as, far example, the depth of lake Nurnen (1240 meters) and the crops grown around there (lentils, etc).

http://wiki.lindefirion.net/HomePage

Some of it clearly is added by the creators and doesn't come straight from Tolkien, but their extrapolations feel very realistic. Fun to browse through.

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Post by Eldorion on Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:52 pm

That's a very cool site. I'd actually browsed their maps before but then I lost the URL and couldn't find it again, so thanks for posting this! Laughing I really like their depiction of the Numenorean conception of cosmology, inspired by Tolkien's own sketches of his universe from The History of Middle-earth.

http://lindefirion.net/maps/Ambarkanta1.jpg

I've never known much about Tolkien-based games (MERP being the most famous, probably) but I find them fascinating. Smile
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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:02 pm

Some of the MERP modules were very well put together- I still have the Moria one and the Rohan one was very good as well I seem to remember.
Where they did embellesh (as is necessary for game details- like exactly what sort of mining equipment did dwarves use) it always seemed to be done with a great deal of respect for fitting Tolkiens ideas and world.

Ive bookmarked that link for a read later- looks very interesting- thanks Halfwise.

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Post by Orwell on Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:50 am

Interesting.... very... Nod

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Post by Eldorion on Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:03 am

Were you ever a role-player, Orwell? {{{No, not that kind of role-playing! Mad}}}
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Post by Mrs Figg on Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:18 pm

what do you actually do on these sites? I am curious.

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Post by halfwise on Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:29 pm

I think it's purely there for the reading, but it's meant for devotees of a role playing game somewhat like dungeons and dragons. Which I played exactly once and couldn't understand the fascination. But this seems to go ever so much deeper.

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:43 pm

Well as a long term DM (Dungeon Master- they run the game, create the game world, keep the rules and play all the charcaters in th eworl dth eplayers arent) I always saw it like a live improvised theatre sort of thing.
A well run game, with a good story and intrigue is great fun.

If you are more of the computer game age imagine Skyrim- only inside of a programmer creating the game world athe Dm does- so whilst it has all the combat rules ect that skyrim hides under the bonnet it has the advantage that the DM is right there- so there are no limits to what a player can come up with to do.

As someone who writes I loved dming- its live interactive story telling as you have to be able to improvise the story on the hoof as the game is played and th eplayers affect it.

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Post by RA on Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:02 am

Skyrim Merp. Nuff said.

Though this site sounds cool. Interactive storytelling is always really dynamic. I'll give it a look.

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Post by Mrs Figg on Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:24 am

whats D&D, is it S&M for nerds?

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:25 am

Sometimes...

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Post by halfwise on Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:00 am

Listening in on it....definitely.

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Post by Orwell on Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:26 am

Eldorion wrote:{{{Minty smell}}}

{{{How dare you suggest I do that kind of Role Playing!  Rolling Eyes }}}

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Post by Forest Shepherd on Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:04 am

Is a minty smell left behind when someone is being fresh?

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Post by halfwise on Fri Jul 11, 2014 12:41 pm

I see you haven't been briefed on the use and after effects of encryption brackets, Forest. Unfortunately some of the recent demonstrations are getting rather avant-garde and it may be hard to pick up the pattern. Just don't pay attention to anything Figgs does with them - got no sense for rules, that woman.  Mad 

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Post by Mrs Figg on Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:12 pm

(((( Oi! ))))  Suspect 

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