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Title: To Middle Earth with Sellswords and Spellslingers
Post by: sunjester on 15 October 2018, 05:50:50 PM
I have really been enjoying cooperative games of S&S with Ian, running a D&D style "traditional" party of adventurers. I also fancy some solo games (I often find myself with an hour or so spare, but no opponent) and wanted to do something quite different to the cooperative games. I have always been a fan of Tolkien, and inspired by reading Ethelred the Almost Ready's posts on the Lead Adventurer Forum concerning his Silmarillion set S&S campaign, I  decided to set my solo campaign in Middle Earth.

More about my ramblings here https://grahamsgaming.blogspot.com/2018/10/to-middle-earth-with-sellswords-and.html


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Title: Re: To Middle Earth with Sellswords and Spellslingers
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 15 October 2018, 06:24:18 PM
Ah, MERP.  The slightly more sane Rolemaster.  Good times.



Title: Re: To Middle Earth with Sellswords and Spellslingers
Post by: mad lemmey on 15 October 2018, 06:52:11 PM
Brilliant


Title: Re: To Middle Earth with Sellswords and Spellslingers
Post by: Techno on 16 October 2018, 08:19:59 AM
Excellent stuff !!  :-bd

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: To Middle Earth with Sellswords and Spellslingers
Post by: sunjester on 16 October 2018, 01:46:34 PM
Thanks for the encouragement chaps.

I played my first game in my Arnor campaign, which I'm currently planning as a 3-game mini adventure (but that could change depending on what happens during the games).

Hallas and a patrol came across a mortally wounded royal messenger close to the Arthedain/Cardolan border. Before he died, the messenger told them that he had been ambushed by orcs and his message pouch had been taken. He did not know the content of the message, just that it was extremely important. Iavasonnen picked up the tracks of 4 Orcs and the group followed them for half a day before locating their camp at the edge of the Barrow Downs.....

Full batrep here https://grahamsgaming.blogspot.com/2018/10/first-middle-earth-game-with-sellswords.html

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Title: Re: To Middle Earth with Sellswords and Spellslingers
Post by: Techno on 17 October 2018, 08:09:13 AM
 :-bd

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: To Middle Earth with Sellswords and Spellslingers
Post by: petercooman on 17 October 2018, 07:36:16 PM
Really liking your fantasy models!


Title: Re: To Middle Earth with Sellswords and Spellslingers
Post by: Steve J on 17 October 2018, 09:17:08 PM
Pretty cool stuff 8). Reminds me very much of my early forays into D&D whilst still in secondary school.


Title: Re: To Middle Earth with Sellswords and Spellslingers
Post by: sunjester on 18 October 2018, 05:32:20 PM
I've now written the scenario for the next game in this mini-adventure, which I hope to play over the weekend.

In the meantime the scenario is now on the blog https://grahamsgaming.blogspot.com/2018/10/second-scenario-for-sellswords-and.html


Title: Re: To Middle Earth with Sellswords and Spellslingers
Post by: mad lemmey on 19 October 2018, 06:50:22 AM
Sounds a lot of fun


Title: Re: To Middle Earth with Sellswords and Spellslingers
Post by: sunjester on 23 October 2018, 10:08:48 AM
I played through my second Middle Earth Sellswords and Spellslingers scenario over the weekend. Hallas decided an aggressive approach was the best defence, trying to kill the orcs' leadership as quickly as possible. Sitting on the river crossings would allow the orcs to concentrate in greater numbers and give the archers a static target.

Batrep here https://grahamsgaming.blogspot.com/2018/10/and-game.html

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Title: Re: To Middle Earth with Sellswords and Spellslingers
Post by: Techno on 23 October 2018, 10:10:19 AM
Really super stuff, again !

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: To Middle Earth with Sellswords and Spellslingers
Post by: Womble67 on 23 October 2018, 12:42:00 PM
Really good

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: To Middle Earth with Sellswords and Spellslingers
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 23 October 2018, 01:50:31 PM
Yeah, very interesting.   I might have to check out these rules.