LotR Saruman: "The Treason of Isengard" Trial scenario 5: At the Sign of the Prancing Pony
Posted on 04/19/06 @ 05:20 PM (updated 04/24/06)
Tolkien's book tells of how Saruman betrays not only the Free Peoples but his ally Sauron in the hunt for the One Ring, seeking to recover it and claim it himself, then by studying it to forge his own ring, of greater power than Sauron's.
This looks set to be a huge 19 level campaign, or maybe a trilogy. This file is a single-scenario campaign, number 5, and the first one I finished. It is set just after Saruman is a bad guy, but not everyone knows it yet. Saruman sends Gríma Wormtongue north towards the Shire and Bree, to recruit ruffians to look out for Frodo Baggins and to buy pipe-weed (odd, but all in the book). The Black Riders are also searching for the Ringbearer.
It can be completed with hardly any fighting, but if you're itching for a battle it's easy to get one. It's meant to be a flexible level. This means there are probably loads of bugs I haven't found yet, so bear with me.
I had to submit it as a campaign, because for some reason it won't run as a scenario.
(There wasn't much to do except walk around and talk to people, and there was no fighting. Maybe make some highway men attack you even if you give them gold? and all the walking and finding was pretty boring. So not really much playability)
(The only thing you really did was talk to people, and that's it... With
regard to the tutorial, this receives the highest rating)
(not too creative, for one thing you didn't have a lot of eye candy, but I did like the part when you got to go into the prancing pony, but also with that it could have been a little bigger.)
Map Design: 2
(Your map was pretty much a big open grass area with some shallows , road, and trees.)
(The instructions were good, but I missed a lot of words because they went away too fast, The story wasn't all that interesting probably due to the fact that it's just a trial
Additional Comments: Overall this was a good scenario for your first submission