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Author Topic: Blast from the past -- gaming the Silmarillion  (Read 4923 times)

Offline Glitzer

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Re: Blast from the past -- gaming the Silmarillion
« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2012, 08:07:07 AM »
The Istari weren't involved but there were plenty of Maiar muddling things up on both sides.

As far as I understood the Istari are minor Maia. I've found no hint that any of them were inwolved, but i didn't find any stating the other case either. and come on, who would be interested in the deeds of Olorin, when ManwŰ himself was involved?

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Re: Blast from the past -- gaming the Silmarillion
« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2012, 12:58:46 PM »
Exactly! I'm a huge Silmarillion nut,more so I guess than the Lord of the Rings; it's the mythology,the poetry and it's the tragedy. Could I play a game based on the Silmarillion? Possibly. Would I be happy with it.....? Difficult,as Lars says, very hard to put numbers to the characters,turning them into stats; I would feel somewhat dirty.

Dragons and daemons and werewolves, oh my!

What is appealing is the thought of a massed dragon onslaught. What is less appealing is to figure out how to balance these with First Age good hero stats.

Offline FramFramson

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Re: Blast from the past -- gaming the Silmarillion
« Reply #17 on: August 30, 2012, 01:05:27 PM »
As far as I understood the Istari are minor Maia. I've found no hint that any of them were inwolved, but i didn't find any stating the other case either. and come on, who would be interested in the deeds of Olorin, when ManwŰ himself was involved?

Well, the Istari properly refers to the five Wizards, Maiar who garbed themselves in human form. Even if those individual Maiar date back to the same age as the Valar, they didn't take that form until about 1000 years into the third age.


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Offline Froggy the Great

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Re: Blast from the past -- gaming the Silmarillion
« Reply #18 on: August 30, 2012, 01:19:38 PM »
The only named Maiar in Beleriand were Sauron and Melian, so far as I remember.
No wait, I'm wrong, the Balrogs were also originally Maiar.

I haven't read the Silmarillion in ten years, I believe.
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Offline tomogui

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Re: Blast from the past -- gaming the Silmarillion
« Reply #19 on: August 30, 2012, 01:50:41 PM »
Well, if we're talking about the good Maiar (not the ones corrupted into the service of Melkor, like Balrogs, Thuringwethil, etc), Melian was in Doriath the whole time.

And heaps of Maiar were probably in the Host of Valinor when they came for Morgoth, most notably E÷nwŰ. But that was just a one-off event.

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Re: Blast from the past -- gaming the Silmarillion
« Reply #20 on: August 30, 2012, 02:06:06 PM »
The only named Maiar in Beleriand were Sauron and Melian, so far as I remember.
No wait, I'm wrong, the Balrogs were also originally Maiar.

I haven't read the Silmarillion in ten years, I believe.

Osse and Uinen (water spirits) graced the coasts of Beleriand.
Ulmo appeared before Elwing, Tuor, Finrod and Turgon at various points.

Offline FramFramson

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Re: Blast from the past -- gaming the Silmarillion
« Reply #21 on: August 31, 2012, 02:07:14 AM »
E÷nwŰ also came to lead the elves out of Middle-Earth the first time too. Then there's the baddies like the original Gothmog, Sauron, or Thuringwethil.

Offline Estarriol

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Re: Blast from the past -- gaming the Silmarillion
« Reply #22 on: August 31, 2012, 05:21:52 AM »
Dragons and daemons and werewolves, oh my!

What is appealing is the thought of a massed dragon onslaught. What is less appealing is to figure out how to balance these with First Age good hero stats.

If I recall, GW's LoTR has stats for Galadriel and Gil-Galad. You ought to be able to use those as a good starting point...

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Re: Blast from the past -- gaming the Silmarillion
« Reply #23 on: August 31, 2012, 10:47:23 AM »
...next you'll be claiming Balrogs had wings.

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