Maelstrom in Middle-earth

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Maelstrom in Middle-earth

Postby torus » Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:49 pm

Just picked up the Maelstrom Domesday rules. Very nice indeed. It occurs to me that this may in fact be the perfect system for gaming in Middle-earth, with appropriate extensions for the races & creatures of that world. Wouldn't have to do much to the character generation or Magic rules.

Certainly think it suits the Tolkien setting better than MERP, and I'm not interested in The One Ring. The latter sounds ideal for people who want to recreate rather literally what happens in the books, but that's not really my idea of fun.
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Re: Maelstrom in Middle-earth

Postby Dupont » Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:16 am

Did you make any progress with this?
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Re: Maelstrom in Middle-earth

Postby Lorian » Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:27 am

It would be AMAZING if you did!
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Re: Maelstrom in Middle-earth

Postby Ruffnut » Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:27 am

Ruffnut thinks so also

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Re: Maelstrom in Middle-earth

Postby bottg » Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:13 pm

I completely concur. I think that it would be a very good fit. You could incorporate some of the stuff from the Classic Fantasy book (esp the Magic and racial stats). It would be fantastic for a "normal ME folks go adventuring) although it probably would need a fate mechanic or similar as combat can be fairly brutal!
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Re: Maelstrom in Middle-earth

Postby Lorian » Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:15 pm

Good idea!
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Re: Maelstrom in Middle-earth

Postby Dupont » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:17 pm

I play The One Ring, I played Merp years ago. Would be really keen to see how this goes. ( I dont have Maelstrom Doomsday yet although somewhere I have the original Maelstrom book and liked it when I played it years ago )
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