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  1. #1
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    Nov 2010
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    How To Correctly Roleplay a Blind Person

    Hello fellow LotRO Gamers,
    Recently my Elven Lore-Master has become completely blind. I won't go into details as to HOW this happened but I wanted some advice on how to roleplay someone as blind.

    It's been a few days since the impairment, and basically he's attempting to use his enhanced Elvish hearing, and staff as a walking stick. I think I'm doing an o.k. job but I want to do better. Does anyone have any advice on how to do this realistically, and correctly? Any help would be appreciated.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
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    Re: How To Correctly Roleplay a Blind Person

    I have very little experience in sensory deprivation, but I'll try to suggest a few things.

    Blindfold yourself for a day, no cheating. You really want to be able to identify with the hardships of a freshly blind person. I did this back in '98 for three days. It was hellish for me.

    Here is a blind person's take on it: Linkie
    And another: Linko


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    I'm not sure if a bird or a bear would make a good seeing eye animal, but that is also an option, no?
    Last edited by RedSquirrel; Mar 23 2012 at 12:03 PM. Reason: I really suck at hyperlinking here...

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    Re: How To Correctly Roleplay a Blind Person

    Quote Originally Posted by RedSquirrel View Post
    I'm not sure if a bird or a bear would make a good seeing eye animal, but that is also an option, no?
    Well, a Loremaster (assuming the character in question is one because of the mention of a staff) can get a dog as a cosmetic pet, so if you want a seeing eye dog, there's that.

 

 

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