Bree and the Barrow-Downs (Middle Earth Role Playing/MERP) [Heike Kubasch] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This adventure module. Retrospective: Bree and the Barrow-Downs. This is the first in a trilogy of undead modules, as I like to think of them, the others being Erech and. The Barrow-downs, or Tyrn Gorthad, was an area of low hills located to the east of the Shire and the Old Forest, and west of the village of Bree. They were made.

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The Chetwood, a good-sized but tame forest is also considered part of Bree-land and lies just north of Archet. Add tags Tags separate by space: There’s something primal about Bree and the Barrow-Downsand not just because it was ICE’s first adventure-sized module.

Periodical Articles Podcast Episodes. Drawings of the barrows display different kinds: Fantasy High Fantasy Horror Supernatural. The four hobbits wouldn’t have stood a chance without Tom.

Maybe a marauding one shot?


The odd thing about the MERP trolls, of course, is they’re built just like the NPCs, as trolls were just another playable race in that system. The region has been almost continuously inhabited since the Tje Age.

The module is set in the yearthr the undead presence a fresh wound, and thus primarily a killer of morale. Bree and the Barrow-Downs. More Information Edit History. ProFantasy Software put out a Pete Fenlon style for Campaign Cartographer ten years ago, so you can emulate this style for your own maps!


The mapwork is completely satisfactory. It thhe a haunting stage: Lost Realm of CardolanSea-lords of Gondor: I wonder how many people ever chose to play trolls?

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varrow There’s a real feeling of foreboding evil that saturates Bree’s atmosphere without going over the top. Trolls are a menace everywhere you go — also in The One Ringas you undoubtedly know The Barrow-downsor Tyrn Gorthadwas an area of low hills located to the east of the Shire and the Old Forestand west of the village of Bree.

Sign In Don’t have an account? Add tags Tags separate by space: The whole region is a generally pleasant, peaceful, and law-abiding spot where Men and Hobbits dwell together in peace, facing danger but rarely – unless one ventures to the Barrow-downs in search of gold and jewels and brde items, or is unfortunate enough to run into the bandits that plague the highways outside of Bree-land proper.

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Three of the Hobbits seemed under a spell, but Frodo, almost succumbing to the wight, was able to call out to Barro Bombadilwhose house was near the place of the Barrow-downs. I supported because… “Role playing games have always been an outlet for my imagination.

Bree and the Barrow-Downs.

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The Barrow-downs appear in the video games The Lord of the Rings: Beyond that may be a stretch. Bree and the Barrow-Downs. Tags separate by space: Graphic brutality is fun — and rituals by which the wights carry victims into the barrows and deck them with jewels in preparation for ugly sacrifice are described here — but tone is just as important in RPGs, and Bree gets the tone perfect. Here at the crossroads of the northern Dunedain Kingdom is located the old surviving settlement of Hobbits, the village of Bree.


It’s aged tremendously well, and in my view holds the near equivalent status of TSR’s Keep on the Borderlandsthough again, not exactly tailored for low-level characters if the downs themselves are to be attempted. Hearing Frodo, Tom came with haste to the barrow and dispelled the evil spirit from the tomb. What really grabs me is the overshadowing power of the wights that goes beyond killing people who just happen to be stupid or ignorant enough to not stay away: It’s a Monty Haul feast for the eyes, but removing any of this stuff without being vilely cursed is the real trick.

Tags separate by space: The adventure module includes pages of color maps in the front and back of the book, various other maps, a description of prominent families and personalities of Bree-land, a non-player character chart, a description of the mounds including a list of their treasures, and adventure scenarios in Bree-land, near the the Barrow Downs, and in the Wilds.

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