What is this game?
You are an Ent (or other being**; see below) shepherding your herd of trees. You will start the game with 100 trees in your herd. The goal of the game is to have the most trees still alive in your herd at the end of the game. Dice rolls will add (even rolls) or deduct (odd rolls) trees from your herd and give you a RP prompt to follow. A simple example could be a fire starting and burning down ten of your trees.
Don’t feel obligated to RP a strictly canonical Ent. Maybe you are a desert-dwelling Ent in Far Harad and you have a herd of cacti. Be as creative or as classical (e.g., a beech-herding Fangorn Ent) as you like!
**Please feel free to play one of the following:
- a book-Ent or Entwife (described as troll-like)
- a movie-Ent or Entwife (more like a talking, walking tree)
- a huorn
- In honor of Isengorn (my name for Isengard + Fangorn), you can play a tree-loving wizard mentored by Yavanna
- A character in a clever Entish disguise that will fool me, the GM (don’t worry - I am easily fooled)
Disclaimer: This game is not meant to be taken very seriously. Be as creative or silly as you want.
If you have any feedback, please let me know because this is a new game and I am a new GM and this is an experimENT for me.
Sign up by describing 1) your Ent/wizard/other being and 2) your herd of trees (or cacti or whatever kind of plants you want to tend for the duration of the game). Once a few people have signed up, I’ll get the game rolling. Feel free to join in late - sign ups will close after the second round of dice are rolled.
“Spectators” may play animals in your herd of trees (or cacti or whatever) causing mischief or trying to help or doing nothing at all.
There will be bonus dice rolls that will benefit you. If you roll 20, you automatically get a bonus roll scenario. I reserve the right to give bonus rolls if and when I feel like it.
No need to white out OOC but mark it clearly.
NO posting in bright colors.
Label the top of your post with whatever being you’ve chosen to play AND the number of trees you have. (You start with 100 trees.)
@ me with questions/comments. If I do my math wrong, let me know.
Addendum on specifics of dice rolls for those who like nitty-gritty:
I am rolling 2 20-sided dice.
Roll 1 - assigns a previously determined scenario. Odd #s scenarios take away trees, even ones add trees
Roll 2 - gives the number of trees added or deducted from your herd
For example, Aerlinn and Androthelm both rolled a 13 on roll 1 in Round One which resulted in a fire.
If you roll a 20 on roll 1, you receive a bonus. The bonus dice has 4 scenarios and for simplicity I am using the value on roll 2 for the # of trees added.