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Re: Playing Warhammer Quest in Middle Earth


So far I mostly have thoughts about what I want to do with the game.

Some Warriors I have thought of are;
Hobbit Adventurer
Northman(Barbarian)
Woodman
Dunedain Warrior
Dunedain Ranger
Dunedain Mage
Warrior of Rohan
Warrior of Gondor
Ranger of the Grey Company
Gondor Mage
Swan Knight of the Dol Amroth(based on Bretonian knight)
Lossarnach Axeman
Assassin
Dunlending Warrior
Wild-man
Hill-man
Woodwose
Lorien Ranger(based on the High Elf Ranger)
Lorien Noble
Lorien Mage(Hight Elf Mage)
Wood Elf(Warhammer Quest Elf)
Dwarf
Dwarf Ranger
Bandit or Brigand Etc...
It goes on and on and as well as all of these, other WQ Warriors can be used from the 'net such as; Waywatcher, The Druid as a Brown Mage, etc.

As for monsters, there are all the evil men such as Easterlings, Variags of Khand, Men of Harad, Mumaki,Dunlendings, Wildmen, Black Numenorians, Corsairs of Umbar, Pirates of Pelargir, Bandits...
Most of these are available from Games Workshop in boxed sets and I intend to buy these and use them for my games.

There are Mewlips, Werewolves, Vampires, White Wolves From the North and look at what Bilbo said in the Hobbit; "Tell me what you want done, and I will try it, if I have to walk from here to the East of East and fight the wild Were-worms in the Last Desert."
Were-worms are probably Dragons with the ability to shape shift!!

Also consider this from the Hobbit; Bilbo'...sat in the dark thinking of all the horrible names of all the giants and ogres he had ever heard told of in tales...' (The Hobbit 5, Riddles in the Dark).

So there are ogres in Middle Earth as well.The giants we know about from the boulder tossing game in the Hobbit.

And in the MERP RPG Creatures of Middle Earth, there a number of animals, demons and undead creatures that can be used.

I too am going to use special npc encounters with characters from the books that will help the Warriors or impede them and I will have separate tables of events for each region.

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OldWarrior, I love your version of the Balrog! I will use it in my games in the future. Very excellent indeed!
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Traitors!!

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OldWarrior, I really like what you have done and thank you for taking the time to write all this out!! I can see you have put a lot of work into it! When you finally make your work available in it's entirety, I will peruse it as much as possible for it is excellent!


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OldWarrior, I love your version of the Balrog! I will use it in my games in the future. Very excellent indeed!




Thanks for your kind words. Thanks also for the quotes from The Hobbit. This will help me as I round out my custom tables. I think I totally forgot about the reference to Ogres and Giants, though I did remember the 'Snow Giants' -- not that I did anything with them yet... emoticon There are some custom monsters I might be borrowing from other sources to help fill up the monster rosters! emoticon

I didn't give you the stats for the Balrog. I guess I will do that now since you plan to use it. I look forward to Bruno's assistance in providing the completed work(s). I hope to complete this huge project in the very near future.


Balrog Stats

Descriptive Text (I think I got it Wikipedia or the 'One Wiki to Rule them All' emoticon):
The Balrogs were Maiar, of the same order as Sauron, Saruman and Gandalf. They were seduced by Melkor, who corrupted them to his service in the days of his splendour before the making of Arda. They are tall, menacing, demon-like humanoid beings, with the ability to shroud themselves in fire, darkness, and shadow. They frequently appear armed with fiery whips of many thongs, and occasionally use long swords. The Red Book of Westmarch describes the Balrog of Moria as: "...a dark form, of man-shape maybe, yet greater... flames roared up to greet it, and wreathed about it... its swirling mane kindled and blazed behind it. In its right hand was a [sword] made like a stabbing tongue of fire; in its left it held a whip of many thongs... the shadow about [it] reached out like two vast wings... Fire came from its nostrils..."


Balrog (Levels 3-6)

Wounds: 90
Move: 6
Weapon Skill: 7
Ballistic Skill: 4
Strength: 6
Toughness: 6
Initiative: 6
Attacks: 5
Damage: 4D6/5D6 (5+)
Armour: 0

Gold (Each): 6000
Level: 1-6
 
Special Rules:
Ambush, Magic 5+. Armed with Demon Whip. Armed with Inferno Blade 5+. Fly. Horrifying Presence 5+. Ignore Blows 5+. Ignore Pain 6. Large Monster. Magic Dispel 6+. Magic Resistance 5+. Terror 10.


Balrog (Levels 7-10)

Wounds: 150
Move: 6
Weapon Skill: 10
Ballistic Skill: 2
Strength: 9
Toughness: 8
Initiative: 8
Attacks: 10
Damage: 8D6
Armour: 0

Gold (Each): 10000
Level: 7-10

Special Rules:
Ambush, Magic 3+. Armed with Demon Whip. Armed with Inferno Blade 3+. Fly. Horrifying Presence 3+. Ignore Blows 3+. Ignore Pain 12. Large Monster. Magic Dispel 4+. Magic Resistance 4+. Terror 16.


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My own plan is to have at least one or two NPCs (like Gandalf, Gimli, and/or Legolas, and etc...) to help the Warriors whenever they are confronted by a Balrog. That is sort of the general plan whenever the odds are stacked against the good guys. I have great imaginings of a final confrontation with Sauron AND various glorious and scary battles beforehand.

I have a little practice with a seige situation in my 'The War to End All Orcs' campaign game set in the Warhammer world, where the Warriorettes (all female Warriors) accidentally lead a whole horde of monsters to a settlement. Dwarfs and Elves helped to man the keep against Trolls, Orcs, Goblins and Beastmen (including a Beastman Champion). I really enjoyed it. It was a highlight of that epic game.

With that in mind, I have already worked up Catapult rules to be used on the battlefield and in seige scenarios.

My original attempt at the Fate of Bilbo Baggins game was made back in 1995. At that time I created a low-level Hobbit Warrior Character BEFORE I learned of the GW Halfling Thief. I made him too powerful, because he got to carry Sting -- the original weapon (supposedly!) that Bilbo used. The Warriors made it all the way through Mirkwood and to the Lonely Mountain, where they confronted and killed Smaug! It was very anti-climactic, especially thanks to Sting, because -- if I remember correctly -- it ignored all Toughness and armour on a successful hit! Poor Smaug! emoticon

I wish I had kept the tape recording I did of Smaug's voice -- my own attempt to impersonate the fierce and wiley dragon.

Here are some recent attempts at impersonating Gollum -- one of my favorite LOTR characters! This is a conversation 'with the Warriors', who have nearly killed the poor creature. Of course, Gollum isn't much for proper conversation...

Drissa is an Elf Waywatcher. Randalf is the Wizard's Apprentice (supposedly an apprentice to Gandalf himself!), Rufus is a Halfling Chef; and, Shadow Fox (a name which I highly suspect!) is a Halfling Thief. Links to the sound files are given, but I include the entire transcript in case the reader cannot listen. The words of the Warriors are provided by the players in the game.

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Gollum speaks with great emotion: "They hurts us, Precious, yes! They doesn't know how lonely we are since it was stolen from us! No! We didn't do it, Precious. We were just minding our own business when the hobbit took it from us, yes. We deserve no stings. Sharp blades hurts us! Yes. We only wants it back. It was ours. We got it for our Birthday Present." And with that, he makes a loud, disgusting swallowing sound, gollum!.

Gollum Recording


I wonder if Gollum might know something about where Bilbo Baggins went.... (GM's input)

Yes, you may try talking to Gollum and try to get info from him, but he might need a little persuading...

Drissa asks, "An hobbit do you know his name?"

Randalf asks: "creature of Precious, what know you of other hobbits such as these?"

Gollum looks first at Drissa and then at Randalf. His eyes turn dark and forbidding as they fall upon Shadow and Rufus. He acts very nervous and looks like he doesn't want to say anything else, but he speaks anyway, while leaning away from the nasty Warriors!

Gollum: "We don't want to talk about it, Precious, do we? No! It was far, far from here and it is not their business!" Gollum's eyes shift this way and that like he is looking for a way to escape.

Gollum Recording


Drissa also asks "Where do you see this hobbit for the last time?"

Shadow asks "If so far, what is your business here?"

Gollum speaks again with great reluctance and little information, "No, Precious, we mustn't tell them. We don't trust them, do we? Business, what business? We were looking for something that we lost. The hobbit took it!"

Gollum Recording

 

Shadow further suggests that Gollum help them while they help him: "I have a Precious too, mine was taken by a hobbit as well. If you can tell us where the hobbit went you're looking for we'll get mine and help you get your precious back."

Gollum answers while throwing an accusing look towards Shadow, "The hobbit speaks lies. There is only one Precious. Mine, my Precious!"

Gollum Recording


Rufus, the chef, thinks offering food is a good idea and says, "Here now, why not have somethin' t'eat?"

At this last, Gollum stops and turns toward Rufus, and says "Food?! Precious, we ARE very hungry. Fish is good. Is there fish?! We hear water, but where is the fish?..."

Gollum Recording


His voice trails off as he looks toward the sound of running water to the South, turning as if to go that way. Randalf and Rufus both notice that Gollum seems lost in his thoughts and a weary darkness seems to cloud his countenance, as though the idea of fresh fish has somehow triggered some unpleasant memories...

Gollum then continues speaking to his Precious, as he begins to move away towards the water... "Fish, my Precious, we must get squishy, slimy, tasty fish..."

Gollum Recording


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You are a great game master too OldWarrior!!
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Thanks. That means alot. Although, I mostly only show off my best work! emoticon Now, if I could just convince the world that I am meant for something greater than stocking pre-packaged meat in a supermarket! lol.

One of my dreams is to someday write a best-selling novel (and series), something at least half as successful as Tolkien's works. emoticon

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Hey OldWarrior,
I work in a supermarket as a meat cutter!! emoticon
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Hey OldWarrior,
I work in a supermarket as a meat cutter!! emoticon



Neato! I don't cut any meat, but I do 'cut up' alot while on the job! emoticon

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For those interested, I just want to check in and say that I have not done much on the LOTR stuff in the last 3/4 month, but it is a top priority. I will report in -- if I remember -- as I get closer to the completion of this huge project.

Real life -- including much walking for my health (weightloss mostly) -- keeps slowing me down. By the way, I have lost a little over 30 pounds in about 3 months time. When I determined to lose weight, I weighed 227 pounds. I currently weigh 194 pounds (height = 5' 7", age = 42). I am about halfway to my goal. I will adjust my final goal as appropriate as I get closer to it.

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Hey Old Warrior, ideas for your next project: a LARP-type version of Warhammer Quest. Wielding a heavy sword and climbing out of pits should provide some workout for you emoticon

No seriously, congratulations to your weight loss!!

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