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    Ogre in the Playground
     
    DwarfClericGuy

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    Default Caught in the middle

    Between fan of TOR (The One Ring) and AiME (adventures in Middle Earth) as to which one best reflects a Tolkienian world.

    One truly dislikes D&D 5e and The other wonders why anyone would want anything else than 5e so neither may be objective. Putting it mildly...

    Help me here, please. Which one would most/better reflect a JRRT world setting game?

    Ordered both for my wife and I to review. She wont return to 5e because ... the very nice people do not negate the murder hobo/chaotic greedy players enough... and she is willing to try a less 5e style game. She played OD&D and AD&D in the past but the jerks turned her off to 5e D&D. Canadian chicks can be stubborn once their patience is worn out and hers is.
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    I play AL games only nowdays.

    Preferences: Role play over optimization; Dwarf over Gnome over Variant Human; War games over FRPG; Zorro over Batman over everyone else.

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    Ogre in the Playground
     
    OrcBarbarianGuy

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    Default Re: Caught in the middle

    "Happy wife, happy life". Go with whichever one makes your wife happy.

    Light the lamp not the rat LIGHT THE LAMP NOT THE RAT!!!

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    Dwarf in the Playground
     
    Daemon

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    Default Re: Caught in the middle

    "Adventures in Middle Earth" is fairly different to standard 5e, and I know it while I do not know "The One Ring". You could use MERP or other systems made to fit middle earth, too. "Adventures in Middle Earth" looks pretty good for what it covers; the time & place is very limited to me, which really hurts it, but again, it's got the feel for what it covers.

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    Barbarian in the Playground
     
    EvilClericGuy

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    Default Re: Caught in the middle

    Quote Originally Posted by CE DM View Post
    "Adventures in Middle Earth" is fairly different to standard 5e, and I know it while I do not know "The One Ring". You could use MERP or other systems made to fit middle earth, too. "Adventures in Middle Earth" looks pretty good for what it covers; the time & place is very limited to me, which really hurts it, but again, it's got the feel for what it covers.
    TOR is the Lord of the Rings game Cubicle 7 made before they got AiME out under the 5E OGL. *A lot* of AiME material is based on TOR materials.

    They're both beautiful products and good reading. I think both capture the Middle Earth feeling while being playable. AiME might be a better choice, as a 5E game, it's got a lower barrier to entry. But really, you've got a win-win situation here.

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    Dwarf in the Playground
     
    Daemon

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    Default Re: Caught in the middle

    thanks, Ill look for it!

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