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by MrDvAnt
Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Orc Play!
Replies: 181
Views: 67457

Re: Orc Play!

Good stuff. Don't worry, you'll never get a tl;dr out of me. I know how to read. I guess orc activity would have to do with what's going on like you said. If they have a strong leader organizing them, they can be put toward a goal. If it's just a band of orcs with a nominal tough guy orc claiming le...
by MrDvAnt
Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Orc Play!
Replies: 181
Views: 67457

Re: Orc Play!

In response, yes in The Two Towers one group of orcs insults the Isengard Uruk-Hai by accusing them of eating orc flesh. So, I know this was discussed on the old SoI forums, but don't remember if there was ever an outcome. One thing I'd be interested in seeing is orcs whose speech can actually be un...
by MrDvAnt
Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Orc Play!
Replies: 181
Views: 67457

Re: Orc Play!

I figured jewelry crafting was going to get lumped in with all the other typical orcish smithy stuff. I didnt mention stuff like leatherworkers or metalsmiths because with orcs its kind of a given. But yea Leatherworkers - ranging from crude furs and hides to...slightly less crude and thicker furs ...
by MrDvAnt
Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Orc Play!
Replies: 181
Views: 67457

Re: Orc Play!

Off the top of my head - Orcish mushroom farming is still good. Orcish brewers brewing noxious beers. Orcish distillers likewise brewing harsh and exotic orc liqour. Orcish trappers I imagine would be a very common profession Orcish miners/stonemasons(though they probably wouldnt call themselves th...
by MrDvAnt
Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SoI 2014 Player Overview
Replies: 155
Views: 62959

Re: SoI 2014 Player Overview

Username: MrDvAnt (prounced Mr. Deviant) Started SoI: Can't remember. Years ago. Player influences: J. R. R. Tolkien Background: Nobody most of you would know. I generally stuck to the background, and can't remember most of my character names. Bragar, in Tur Edendor was one. I played the first black...
by MrDvAnt
Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:16 pm
Forum: Lore
Topic: Dwarven and Elven Crafting
Replies: 15
Views: 16116

Re: Dwarven and Elven Crafting

Perhaps they can make their weapons with more artistry. Silver inlays, runes engraved on blades, things like that.
by MrDvAnt
Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Orc Play!
Replies: 181
Views: 67457

Re: Orc Play!

Did you see mine just above yours? I think we posted at the same time. Personally, I don't think they should farm. I think their crafts should focus on things directly related to making war. Weaponcrafts, armorcrafts, siege engine if they're to be included, things like that.
by MrDvAnt
Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Welcome to Laketown
Replies: 11
Views: 5299

Re: Welcome to Laketown

Ahhhhh.
by MrDvAnt
Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Orc Play!
Replies: 181
Views: 67457

Re: Orc Play!

I'm not sure orcs farm. I could be wrong since I never really scanned the books looking for references to farming. I imagine they'd mostly just kill things and eat them. They have pointy teeth, I figured they'd be carnivores. Maybe they might scavenge fungi or lichens found underground, I'm not sure...
by MrDvAnt
Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Welcome to Laketown
Replies: 11
Views: 5299

Re: Welcome to Laketown

Google translate says that was a load of rubbish...lots of football in there too.
by MrDvAnt
Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dwarves & Elves
Replies: 18
Views: 10985

Re: Dwarves & Elves

MrDevant - I do like that as well. One thing I liked in rewatching the Hobbit films recently is the effort they put into normalizing dwarves. They take extra effort to show they are not all exceptional. It is feasible, in that light, to have dwarves repopulating Erebor to be a normal race option (p...
by MrDvAnt
Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An RPP system with increased granularity
Replies: 45
Views: 19259

Re: An RPP system with increased granularity

After reading through that wiki and then The Big Model which the creater of GNS left GNS for, I'm afraid I have to agree with the critics of the theories. I've been playing both tabletop and computer RPGs for 23 years now and have seen people with different playstyle meld together and not ruin the g...
by MrDvAnt
Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Resquest from an exploration addict.
Replies: 21
Views: 9308

Re: Resquest from an exploration addict.

I'll send you some stuff in the next couple days. I don't get much quiet time on the weekends due to having a wife and three children. The weekdays are my "me" days since I work at home. :)
by MrDvAnt
Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Resquest from an exploration addict.
Replies: 21
Views: 9308

Re: Resquest from an exploration addict.

Awesome. I can't wait. ...really. Hurry up. ;)
by MrDvAnt
Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Resquest from an exploration addict.
Replies: 21
Views: 9308

Resquest from an exploration addict.

I'd like to request tons of super secret places and things to be found in the game. I'm definitely the explorer gamer archtype. I tend to lose many characters to going where I shouldn't, but I love doing it. :D
by MrDvAnt
Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dwarves & Elves
Replies: 18
Views: 10985

Re: Dwarves & Elves

I can certainly agree with that. The Silvan elves were much closer in ability to Men. I wonder if it could be coded so elves can see farther into the distance than humans? That might be a handy little ability to set them apart without being too powerful.
by MrDvAnt
Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Races/Rpp issues
Replies: 2
Views: 1838

Races/Rpp issues

People have mentioned frustration of old over certain races being much more powerful than others. I was never bothered by this, I just took it in stride because that's how it was supposed to be. What -did- really annoy me was when I would start a role and be the first person in it. I'd spend a month...
by MrDvAnt
Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:22 am
Forum: Lore
Topic: Dwarven and Elven Crafting
Replies: 15
Views: 16116

Re: Dwarven and Elven Crafting

We're kind of derailing away from crafting to actual questions on the races now but I'll toss in my two coppers. I've never been a big fan of balance between races and classes in role playing games. If everyone is balanced and equal, what's the point of having different races? I think it's fairly na...
by MrDvAnt
Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:53 pm
Forum: Lore
Topic: Dwarven and Elven Crafting
Replies: 15
Views: 16116

Re: Dwarven and Elven Crafting

Well, as an example, you have the cloaks made by the elves that were given to Frodo and the Fellowship. They aren't great works but they are imbued with a subtle magic that makes them almost impossible to see when they wear them. I don't recall ever reading any actual processes though. It could rang...
by MrDvAnt
Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: Lore
Topic: Dwarven and Elven Crafting
Replies: 15
Views: 16116

Re: Dwarven and Elven Crafting

Elves still have most of their crafting lore whereas it's stated that the dwarves cannot match the craft they had of old. Magic in Tolkien's world is subtle and only sometimes described in flashy displays. I would see nothing wrong with allowing elves and dwarves who specialize in crafting create it...