Enter the World of The Lord of the Rings™ on March 22
The Path to Middle-earth Will Soon Open - The One Ring RPG™ by Free League to be Officially Released March 22
“This is the Master-ring, the One Ring to rule them all.”
The path that leads into Middle-earth will soon open. Free League Publishing today announced that the new edition of The One Ring™ roleplaying game, published in partnership with with Sophisticated Games, will be officially released on March 22.
The coming release includes: The One Ring™ RPG Core Rules The One Ring™ RPG Starter Set The One Ring™ Loremaster's Screen & Rivendell Compendium The One Ring™ Dice Sets
The One Ring™ roleplaying game is based on The Hobbit™ and The Lord of the Rings™, two extraordinary works of fiction by the beloved author and respected academic, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien. With these books, Tolkien introduced readers to his greatest creation, the world of Middle-earth, a mythic land from a remote past.
With The One Ring™, Middle-earth is yours to explore — you will travel the land searching for clues about the return of the Shadow, and have the chance to play a part in the struggle against the Enemy…
First released in 2011, the games award-winning design was hailed as the best attempt at bringing Middle-earth to the gaming table to date. Now the time has come for the game to enter a new era and bring players further into the Twilight of the Third Age.
The year 2965 of the Third Age and the Shadow is returning. Rumors of strange things happening outside the borders of civilized lands are spreading and they sometimes reach the ears of individuals who recognize the sinister truth they hide. You are part of such a company of heroes seeking adventure. Restless warriors, curious scholars and wanderers, eager to seek what was lost or explore what was forgotten.
Together, you are entering the Lone-lands of Eriador. It is here that the One Ring lies, a seed of the past that will one day lead the world to open war against the returning Shadow. The Enemy is moving, and smoke issues once more from Mount Doom, in the land of Mordor...
THE ONE RING™ CORE RULES
Enter the world of Middle-earth with The One Ring™, the official tabletop roleplaying game based on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. Designed specifically to evoke the atmosphere of The Hobbit™ and The Lord of the Rings™, the game contains rules for creating heroes and sending them off on adventures in a land threatened by the growing Shadow.
This full-colour hardcover manual presents Middle-earth as it was twenty years after Bilbo Baggins’ remarkable disappearance and unexpected return. The great events narrated in The Lord of the Rings™ are still fifty years away, leaving plenty of room to narrate stories worthy of an epic. Now in its second edition, The One Ring™ comes with updated and revised rules, a new visual style, and a focus on the land of Eriador – the lone-lands west of the Misty Mountains.
The One Ring™ Starter Set contains all you need to take your first step into Middle-earth and experience the adventures Hobbits get up to. With streamlined rules and ready made characters, it is easy to quickly sit down and actually play the game.
The One Ring™ is set between the time Bilbo went on his journey and the events in The Lord of the Rings™, allowing you to explore the Shire by taking on the roles of those same Hobbits whose children will go on to do extraordinary things, such as Drogo Baggins, Rory Brandybuck and Esmeralda Took. Besides the Rules and The Adventures, there’s a full compendium covering the four Farthings of the Shire, all the way from Greenholm and the White Downs in the west to Buckland and the Old Forest in the east.
THE ONE RING™ LOREMASTER’S SCREEN AND RIVENDELL COMPENDIUM
A deluxe Loremaster’s screen in landscape format for the second edition of The One Ring™ roleplaying game. It features beautiful art on the outside and a host of useful tables and important information on the inside, while keeping the Loremaster’s schemes hidden from the eyes of inquisitive players.
The Rivendell compendium contains information about The Last Homely House, including a map of the valley and a plan of the house itself. Some of Rivendell’s inhabitants are included, including Elrond, who can be used as a new patron. Finally, there are also new rules for how to create High Elf Player-heroes.
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“The Enemy still lacks one thing to give him strength and knowledge to beat down all resistance, break the last defenses, and cover all the lands in a second darkness. He lacks the One Ring.”
The One Ring, Shire, Middle-earth, Hobbit, and The Lord of the Rings and the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks or registered trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises and are used under license by Sophisticated Games Ltd. and their respective licensees.