Session Play is a game mechanic which allows you to play as a unique, temporary character.
During session play, you "are" that character with all its unique skills, strengths and abilities... from the ability to "find worms" as a chicken, to the experience of The One Ring, as Frodo.
Types of Sessions
Landscape Session Play
In the Wildermore, West Rohan, Central Gondor, Dead Marshes, Gundabad and Old Anórien regions, NPCs will sometimes describe events where the player was not present. This is done in form of Session Play.
- Chicken Play -- Chicken Play allows you to experience the game from a very different perspective - that of a level 1 chicken; or to be precise, a rooster. Can be played repeatedly.
- Discovering the Descendant -- A series of quests leading to a title and other rewards.
Ettenmoors Session Play
In the case of the Ettenmoors (PvMP), Session Play involves a cost of Commendations; but also has unique rewards.
- Trolls (500 Commendations) -- Available to Creeps only
- Rangers (500 Commendations) -- Available to Freeps only
Epic Session Play
In the Epic line, Session Play is used to allow the player to experience the world of Middle Earth as one of the principle members of the Fellowship, or to enhance the explanation of certain points in the history of Middle Earth.
The Chronicle of Events in Rivendel lists Epic Session Play quests which you have previously completed from Volumes I, II and III of the Epic. Each tale allows you to re-run one of these sessions. However, if you have not completed any of these quests, then the tome will not interact with you. Otherwise, the Chronicle will only display those Session Plays you have already completed.
It does not include the "Interludes" from volume III Book 10. They can be replayed from Gléowine's map.