Author Topic: THE ONE RING Roleplaying Game, Second Edition Kickstarter  (Read 5246 times)

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Reply #45 on: January 12, 2022, 11:08:16 AM
Fresh off of the UPS truck:


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Reply #46 on: January 12, 2022, 11:17:22 AM
#unboxingDay is next week


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Reply #47 on: February 06, 2022, 05:03:16 AM
Fresh off of the UPS truck:

Lucky!  I'm still waiting on mine.  Free League said fulfillment orders on this side of the pond should be complete by February 18, so hopefully soon...  :waiting: 


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Reply #48 on: February 06, 2022, 08:40:07 AM
Except for the d12 kerfuffle, it's a really nice production.

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Reply #49 on: February 06, 2022, 03:23:50 PM
Except for the d12 kerfuffle, it's a really nice production.

This d12 kerfuffle?

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Unfortunately, the mechanic is over engineered. The d12 sticks out, and it’s not clear why the game needed more than one die type. To make matters worse, if the d12 comes up 12, the roll is automatically successful. That means all characters have a 1/12 chance of succeeding at any task, no matter how difficult it is. That dynamic makes it harder for GMs* to properly set difficulties. If everyone in a party tries to kill the dragon Smaug by throwing rocks at him, chances are fairly good one of them will roll a 12 and succeed.
(From the Mythcreant's review.

I haven't had time to look at the actual rulebook too much, but the Starter Set is nicely narrative (this ain't no dungeon crawler), if weirdly limited to hobbits and the Shire.

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Reply #50 on: February 06, 2022, 05:13:38 PM
The feat dice were mis-printed, so Free League is re-printing the whole batch and sending out new ones to everyone once they're ready.  It's going to take at least a couple extra months, however. 


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Reply #51 on: February 07, 2022, 04:43:54 AM
The misprinted die (which will have no affect on game play whatsoever when you know it shows 11 instead of 1) will be a nice souvenir from this edition. I will treasure mine as my precious.



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Reply #52 on: February 25, 2022, 06:24:49 AM
Received my copy yesterday.  Technically, Amy received my copy, so I will just have to go visit her to get it.  ;)  She did an unboxing with me over the phone, and we're both pumped by everything that's included. 


Unfortunately, it appears I screwed up/misunderstood what all was included in my pledge level:  I thought I was getting the cloth maps of both Eriador and the Shire (along with everything else), but apparently not.  Looking at the KS page again, I only now realize those were separate add-ons.  I'm honestly bummed out about that at the moment; I really wanted those cloth maps.  :( 



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Reply #53 on: February 25, 2022, 06:35:09 AM
is there an option to order them after the fact?

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Reply #54 on: February 25, 2022, 11:54:19 PM
Short version:  No, there isn't. 


The pledge manager has been closed for a while now, so that's not an option.  I already reached out to Free League customer service yesterday, and they responded that currently, all the cloth maps are spoken for (which is what I figured would be the case).  They said it's possible there could end up being a few extra left over once all fulfillment orders have shipped (including those outside North America, which are just starting to go out), but they won't know that for at least another month yet. 

So yeah, I done f***ed up.  Argh. 



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Reply #55 on: February 26, 2022, 09:04:04 PM
I'm right there with you.

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Reply #56 on: August 18, 2022, 03:27:18 PM

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