Middle Earth First Age Beta

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Logain
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Middle Earth First Age Beta

Post by Logain » Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:45 am

Hello

Working again somewhat on MEFA.

Link to characters (Wetransfer as some people don't use svn, valid 7 days from here) : https://we.tl/50BpbAu80q

My main problems concerning characters :
- Skills, prowess, body, powers are especially open to comments.
- Some characters are too much alike, some specific powers could be added.

Comments appreciated, beta planned at Lure !

Please note i used Ice's v2 unpublished rules, hence :
- Characters earn no marshalling points, they are tools to get MPs.
- Body is 1 higher as to kill a character you need to roll body or higher (standard dice rule).
- Mind is roughly halved, as is general influence.
- You can play as many characters GI allows you to during orgnization phase.
- Only 2 companies allowed.
- I also made home rules :
-> main character is in starting company.
-> no more havens, but you can heal at a character's home site, and a character can tap to cancel AA at it's home site.
-> havens symbols used to show character is overt or covert.
-> "Magic-user" and "Leader" become skills for spell and command cards.
-> Creatures give roughly half MPs, round down. So no MPs for simple creatures.
-> Items give roughly half MPs, round down.
-> Leaders can attach factions and move them as armies to play Burning rick Cot and Tree & Smoke on the Wind, and add a new dimension to the game. But much playtest is needed on that part.

Other explanations :
- Game starts after Dragor Brllac, as to exit some of the most powerful characters and have an interesting situation.
- Characters born later can not be in starting company and require parents at home site (is it too much ?).
- Game is a lot about succeeding quests, like playing Silmari and destroying elf holds, calling the Valar for the War of Wrath. Using stage cards for quests.

Logain
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Re: Middle Earth First Age Beta

Post by Logain » Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:31 am

Complete version (with rules, maps, MSE file) : https://we.tl/G2Ps6kbSKW

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Re: Middle Earth First Age Beta

Post by Logain » Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:10 pm

Comments after Gildor's reaction :
- Need a map with background.
One exists.
I'm hestiating seperate Dwarf Road & Eriador or not.
Image
- Why name it « characters from Second Age » ?
Where ?

- Cards to add :
Ancalagon the black (unique creature, character)
Thuringwehtil, vampire maia disciple of Sauron, Tol-in-gorhauth (ally or character ?)
Manifestation of Eonwë or Ossë ?
Draugluin, Carcaroth's father, ally & creature

- Silmaril or Silmari ?
Silmaril plural & Silmari singular ? -> A « silmaril », several " silmarilli »

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