Questions tagged [the-one-ring]

For questions about The One Ring, an RPG developed by Cubicle 7 and set in J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth setting. The first edition was first published in 2011; a second edition was announced in May 2019, but was canceled in November 2019 when the company ended its licensing agreement. (Cubicle 7 later also released Adventures in Middle-earth, a redesigned version of TOR that is compatible with D&D 5e via the OGL; see the [adventures-in-middle-earth] tag.)

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What counts as being “wounded” for the purpose of the rules on recovering a point of Hope?

In The One Ring game, players are allowed to recover a point of Hope if their Fellowship focus is not wounded during the session. The issue is that the rules don't seem to state if they mean the ...
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Does rolling an eye on attacks always provoke?

I have a question about the called shots under special rules on page 232 of the core rules. A creature automatically attempts a called shot using the weapon it is currently wielding as its next ...
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Effects of two rolls for healing corruption

I am unsure of how healing corruption works as stated. Page 198 bottom Heroes reduce their current Shadow rating attempting a Craft or a Song roll with TN 14. On a successful roll, they reduce ...
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If you get permanent shadow points without a Bout of Madness, do you still get a Degeneration?

My question is about what happens when you get Permanent Shadow Points without a Bout of Madness. In TOR you normally only get Permanent Shadow Points by becoming Miserable, rolling an Eye of Sauron, ...
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How often can a trait be invoked in a game?

I understand that you can only invoke a trait once per action in The One Ring, but I can't find anything that says how often per game a single trait can be invoked. How often can a trait be invoked in ...
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How do enemies retreat from combat?

What are the mechanics for enemies retreating from combat? Enemies can choose to retreat from combat for many reasons, both of mundane choice and special mechanics. One that can potentially come up ...
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Can I create a tree structure to my The One Ring games to help guide the player?

I am trying to be a Loremaster (LM) for a session of The One Ring. Right now the only player is my wife, who loves LOTR series. I am trying to create a campaign using the Marsh Bell ready-to-play ...
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Can the Lore Master also be a Player Adventurer?

I brought The One Ring game when it was extremely on sale at Humble Bundle because I and my wife want to find a tabletop RPG we can both play together. There is only the two of us though. Does one of ...
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How mechanically different is The One Ring revised edition?

I just ordered The One Ring RPG, but my edition (translated) is based on the first edition with two books in a sleeve box. I looked at the Clarifications and Amendments PDF, but it is hard to say ...
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How do the Lord of the Rings Roleplaying Game and the One Ring Roleplaying Game Compare?

I am very familiar with the Star Wars RPG Saga Edition and have GMed many adventures and created many PC's. I love Tolkien and LOTR and am wanting to branch out into this universe. I looked on Amazon ...
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Is “The One Ring” suitable as an introductory game? [closed]

Some of my friends want to play The One Ring RPG, but they have never played an RPG before. If any of you have experience using The One Ring as a vehicle for introducing people to roleplaying games, ...
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Do Permanent Shadow Points Ever Go Away?

I'm new to the One Ring RPG (never played, just reading through it) and I'm having trouble understanding Shadow points. It sounds like Shadow points accumulate for a variety of reasons, making it ...
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Which creatures in Middle Earth can speak common in the One Ring RPG?

We are getting set to start a One Ring game. The creature section does not seem to delineate languages. Which creatures speak common in this game? It's been a while since I read The Hobbit but I seem ...
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What adventures lie in Laketown from The Hobbit in The One Ring

Spoiler As I re-read the classic book, I'm struck by the details that offer adventure opportunities. We learn what happens to Laketown, the Master, Bard and many others east of Mirkwood and in the ...
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What is a Corruption Test?

The introductory adventure for The One Ring: Adventures Over the Edge of the Wild (in the back of the Loremaster's book) says on page 130 that players must pass a Corruption Test for every day that ...
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How to balance orcs and uruks PCs

As weird as it sounds, I like to play the other side in RPG stories, or at least, design how to play. In old MERP PCs could be of the Middle Earth evil races (orcs, half-orcs, uruks, trolls, half-...
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How do raising skills work in The One Ring?

When the adventuring phase ends, PCs can use their advancement points to raise common skills and experience to raise other stats. I hav several doubts about that: Is advancement points the only way ...
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PC vs PC combat in The One Ring

Should such a situation arise that players should face one another (or NPCs built according to the rules for the playable "races") in The One Ring rpg, how would combat work? (Whose stance prevails, ...
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Advanced, non-canon armor in The One Ring?

As far as I know, Tolkien's works featured no armor heavier than chain mail, in general, and this is also what the rules reflect in The One Ring RPG. The movie adaptations, however, depict--apparently ...
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Is The One Ring playable with just two people?

Is The One Ring RPG playable with just two people, one as the player and one as the loremaster?