23Nov/17Off

Happy Doctor Day! Doctor Who was first broadcast on this day in 1963!
To celebrate we’re giving some spiffing discounts off our PDFs over the whole of this marvellous Doctor Who weekend**, right up to Cyberman Day** on Monday!

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/blackfriday

*Apparently coincidentally celebrated in America as something called “Black Friday”.

** Apparently celebrated in America as something called “Cyber Monday”?

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22Nov/17Off

The Laughter of Dragons is the accompanying campaign for the Erebor™: The Lonely Mountain, which details the titular mountain home of the Dwarves, as well as the neighbouring city of Dale.

Featuring 6 linked adventures, The Laughter of Dragons takes your heroes on a nail-biting series of adventures across the lands around the Mountain in a desperate quest to save both cities from ruin.

We're hard at work completing this exciting campaign, and today we're delighted to be able to share the cover with you.

Cover art is by Sam Manley, with graphics by Paul Bourne:

About The One Ring

Smaug has been defeated, the Battle of Five Armies has been won, and Bilbo has returned to the Shire. But much danger still remains, and from the Orc-holds of the mountains to the dark and corrupt depths of Mirkwood a darkness waits, recovering its strength, laying its plans, and slowly extending its shadow…

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The One Ring Roleplaying Game is based on The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. Chock full of incredible artwork by leading artists, including John Howe and Jon Hodgson, and with rules designed by award-winning games designer Francesco Nepitello, there has never been a game based on The Lord of the Rings more evocative of Tolkien’s unique vision.

Along with rich and detailed background information, along with rich and detailed background information, character types unique to the world, and a setting that changes as the Tale of Years progresses, when you play The One Ring Roleplaying Game you really feel like you are playing in Middle-earth.

Find out more.
Or buy at our store.

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21Nov/17Off
We just took delivery of the very first print copy of The Road Goes Ever On™ and it looks amazing! Which means it’s not far from our UK warehouse, and it's also about to begin it’s journey to the US!
 


The Road Goes Ever On is packed with new material for Journeys in Adventures in Middle-earth, and comes with 4 gorgeous double-sided maps covering almost all of known Middle-earth.





 
You can pre-order at our store now and get the PDF free: http://shop.cubicle7store.com/The-Road-Goes-Ever-On-PDF
Or pre-order at a Bits and Mortar participating hobby store and get the PDF too.


20Nov/17Off

Of course if you're a huge One Ring fan you'll have already grabbed Bree when it hit the shelves in the US last week. But if by chance you missed it: It's waiting for you now!

Welcome to Bree and The Inn of the Prancing Pony!
 
Nestled at the foot of the ancient landmark of the Bree-hill, Bree and The Prancing Pony provide a welcome respite from the trials of the road. With a wisdom all of its own, Bree has endured for centuries, minding its own business and serving passing travellers with good food and better beer.
 
Surrounded by deserted and dangerous lands, and watched over by the mysterious Rangers of the North, Bree is an ideal place to break a journey, or to begin a new one!
Bree for The One Ring includes:
 
• Details of the Bree-land, including Bree itself, Archet, Combe and Staddle.
 
• Things to do in Bree and new Bree undertakings
 
• Maps of Bree-land, Bree and The Prancing Pony
 
• Playable culture: The Men of Bree
 
• Three exciting new adventures: Old Bones and Skin, Strange Men and Strange Roads, Holed up in Staddle
 
Grab it at your local game store right now!
And if you don't have a local game store, you can always get it online from our webstore. We dispatch from locations in both the UK and the US: http://shop.cubicle7store.com/Bree-PDF
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16Nov/17Off

Got a sudden urge to explore Middle-earth? Can't find a group to try a bespoke system like The One Ring Roleplaying Game? Then Adventures in Middle-earth is for you!

Adventures in Middle-earth brings you all the incredible flavour we packed into The One Ring, but using the 5e ruleset you're familiar with. We've created Middle-earth specific Classes and Races (renamed "Cultures"), and provided a suite of optional rules that bring Middle-earth to your gaming table.

There's a rapidly expanding library of supplementary materials that adds more to your campaign, from adventures to additional rules options, new playable cultures, maps, and more.

To get a flavour of how it all works, the introductory scenario Eaves of Mirkwood is available in PDF now for just $9.99.

It comes with pre-generated characters, maps, and features streamlined versions of the Adventures in Middle-earth rules.  It's the perfect package to introduce a new group to the game.

Eaves of Mirkwood is a self-contained adventure, which should take roughly three hours to play, depending on your group's style. Perfect for a single evening's gaming session.

The great part is, if you want to try out Adventures in Middle-earth you don't need the Adventures in Middle-earth Player's Guide or Loremaster's Guide to run it. They would certainly be useful, but if you want to try out Adventures in Middle-earth for the first time, you just need the 5e rules.
Find out more about Adventures in Middle-earth here.

15Nov/17Off

We'll be exhibiting at PAX Unplugged this weekend! Swing by and see TS, Paul and the rest of the team at booth 1149!

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14Nov/17Off
Have you uncovered a sudden urge to return to Middle-earth?
Smaug has been defeated, the Battle of Five Armies has been won, and Bilbo has returned to the Shire. But much danger still remains, and from the Orc-holds of the mountains to the dark and corrupt depths of Mirkwood a darkness waits, recovering its strength, laying its plans, and slowly extending its shadow…
 
The One Ring Roleplaying Game™ is based on The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. Chock full of incredible artwork by leading artists, including John Howe and Jon Hodgson, and with rules designed by award-winning games designer Francesco Nepitello, there has never been a game based on The Lord of the Rings more evocative of Tolkien’s unique vision.
 
Along with rich and detailed background information, along with rich and detailed background information, character types unique to the world, and a setting that changes as the Tale of Years progresses, when you play The One Ring Roleplaying Game you really feel like you are playing in Middle-earth.
 
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9Nov/17Off


The epic, 30 year campaign for Adventures in Middle-earth is out now in PDF! Get it here: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/226106/Adventures-in-Middleearth--Mirkwood-Campaign?affiliate_id=169435

Alternatively you can pre-order it via our webstore: http://shop.cubicle7store.com/Adventures-in-Middle-earth-Mirkwood-Campaign-PDF and get the PDF free.
Or you can pre-order at a participating Bits and Mortar store and get the PDF for free too!

About the Mirkwood Campaign:

The Necromancer may have been cast out of Dol Guldur, but a lingering darkness remains over Mirkwood, a shadow that will grow ever longer as the years draw on – unless a fellowship of heroes step forward and hold back the gloom.

The Mirkwood Campaign is a complete campaign framework for Adventures in Middle-earth, set in and around Mirkwood, played out over the course of three decades. It allows you to tell your own epic saga, following your heroes in their quest as the tale of years unfolds before them.

This guide includes enough adventure material to keep you playing for months or even years, and includes new rules that give your heroes a real stake in what happens to the world around them. Rules for Holdings allow them to carve out their own corner of Middle-earth, whilst new options for the Fellowship Phase and new Undertakings allow them to chart their own path through the years. Additional optional rules allow your Player-heroes to weave their backgrounds into Journey Events.

Visit the Parliament of Spiders, do battle with the Nazgûl, meddle in the affairs of Wizards and enter the Halls of King Thranduil. Stand firm against the Shadow and maybe the Darkening of Mirkwood can be averted. Falter for even a moment and all that you know and love will be lost.

 

What is the Mirkwood Campaign?
The Mirkwood Campaign began life as The Darkening of Mirkwood for The One Ring. We’ve now converted it to be fully compatible with Adventures in Middle-earth, using the 5th Edition OGL ruleset. It’s a campaign framework that guides your game through 30 years of in-game adventures.

Here’s a look at the contents page.

The Mirkwood Campaign covers 30 years from Gollum first passing through Mirkwood in 2947 to the sad death of King Bard.

The supplement breaks these decades into four sections and then further details each year, giving you the major events that happen in an unfolding story. These events cover both the wider world with its unfolding epic as the events of Lord of the Rings draw ever closer, as well as the more personal fate of the Woodmen and the rise of Dol Guldur, into which events the Player-heroes are thrust.

Here’s a slice of the introduction which explains further:

Rhovanion Region Guide
As you can see, the Mirkwood Campaign is the companion volume to the Rhovanion Region Guide, and they work together to build an epic set of tools for the Loremaster. We publish the Rhovanion Region Guide separately since it has vast utility to all Loremasters, not just those running the Mirkwood Campaign. You can learn more about the Rhovanion Region Guide here. It’s well worth picking up if you plan on running the Campaign.


So how does the Mirkwood Campaign work?
Rather than provide a linear, pre-written series of adventures, which would surely come with a host of issues for such a long term series of sessions, the Mirkwood Campaign takes a different approach.

In each year there are suggestions for what your Company might chose to do, and loads of advice on what’s happening around Wilderland at the time. There are locations to explore, NPCs to meet, and a detailed suggested adventure for every Adventuring Phase.

Here’s a look at the beginning of the first year, 2947:


Written by award-winning writers Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan with Francesco Nepitello, and expertly converted by Jacob Rodgers, the Mirkwood Campaign is an absolute treasure trove of material for any Loremaster – even if you don’t want to run the whole campaign. The supplement is constructed in such a way that you can dip in and out of events year by year, running however much you wish to, and leaving the precise events in your personal Wilderland up to you.

Many One Ring players have woven together Wilderland Adventures and the Mirkwood Campaign to great effect. It’s an incredible suite of gaming material, available to 5e players for the first time.

A Framework
Where Wilderland Adventures provides seven adventures that you can run right out of the box, the Mirkwood Campaign is unapologetic in requiring a little more investment from the Loremaster. It’s a master-crafted framework for you to build on, with the supplement doing the time-consuming and knowledge-intensive work of providing the setting material, NPCs, annual events and accurately tracking the passage of time through the Tale of Years. You’re free to explore your own story through the provided events.

The Mirkwood Campaign is packed with ideas, tools and support for you to run your own campaign in a truly exciting part of Middle-earth history and geography. Just as the setting of Adventures in Middle-earth was carefully chosen to give your players room to be heroes that matter, the Mirkwood Campaign zooms in on the struggles of the Woodmen and the retaking of Dol Guldur as the Shadow rises once more. It is truly the stuff of epics.

Exactly how you run it, and how your Company of Adventurers respond to it, is extremely flexible. It isn’t a rail road. It’s an experience!

We’ve been delighted to read all the actual play reports from One Ring players who’ve completed the One Ring version of the Mirkwood Campaign. Some have spent two years on it. Others have run it twice since it came out, each time offering up entirely different events and conclusions! Many, many more are deep in the struggles against the Nazgul. It’s a marvellous experience and we’re very happy to bring it to Adventures in Middle-earth and 5th Edition.

More
There’s more to the Mirkwood Campaign as a supplement than “just” a 30 year epic. There are rules for personal holdings, so that your characters can own a real stake in the future of Middle-earth. Be they hunting grounds, an inn, or a silver mine, the Mirkwood Campaign gives you the tools to allow your players to develop an even deeper involvement in Wilderland.

There’s also the brand new Shadows in the Forest rules, that weave Journeys into your Player-heroes’ Backgrounds. The Forest can throw up strange memories, and the endless deep green can be a reflective place in which to travel...

The Mirkwood Campaign is a remarkable supplement, providing decades of in-game play.

 

Get it here in PDF: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/226106/Adventures-in-Middleearth--Mirkwood-Campaign?affiliate_id=169435
Alternatively you can pre-order it via our webstore: http://shop.cubicle7store.com/Adventures-in-Middle-earth-Mirkwood-Campaign-PDF and get the PDF free.
Or you can pre-order at a participating Bits and Mortar store and get the PDF for free too!

7Nov/17Off

The Mirkwood Campaign for Adventures in Middle-earth is available to pre-order now! All pre-orders come with a free PDF, releasing this week!What is the Mirkwood Campaign?
The Mirkwood Campaign began life as The Darkening of Mirkwood for The One Ring. We’ve now converted it to be fully compatible with Adventures in Middle-earth, using the 5th Edition OGL ruleset. It’s a campaign framework that guides your game through 30 years of in-game adventures.

Here’s a look at the contents page.

The Mirkwood Campaign covers 30 years from Gollum first passing through Mirkwood in 2947 to the sad death of King Bard.

The supplement breaks these decades into four sections and then further details each year, giving you the major events that happen in an unfolding story. These events cover both the wider world with its unfolding epic as the events of Lord of the Rings draw ever closer, as well as the more personal fate of the Woodmen and the rise of Dol Guldur, into which events the Player-heroes are thrust.

Here’s a slice of the introduction which explains further:

Rhovanion Region Guide
As you can see, the Mirkwood Campaign is the companion volume to the Rhovanion Region Guide, and they work together to build an epic set of tools for the Loremaster. We publish the Rhovanion Region Guide separately since it has vast utility to all Loremasters, not just those running the Mirkwood Campaign. You can learn more about the Rhovanion Region Guide here. It’s well worth picking up if you plan on running the Campaign.


So how does the Mirkwood Campaign work?
Rather than provide a linear, pre-written series of adventures, which would surely come with a host of issues for such a long term series of sessions, the Mirkwood Campaign takes a different approach.

In each year there are suggestions for what your Company might chose to do, and loads of advice on what’s happening around Wilderland at the time. There are locations to explore, NPCs to meet, and a detailed suggested adventure for every Adventuring Phase.

Here’s a look at the beginning of the first year, 2947:


Written by award-winning writers Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan with Francesco Nepitello, and expertly converted by Jacob Rodgers, the Mirkwood Campaign is an absolute treasure trove of material for any Loremaster – even if you don’t want to run the whole campaign. The supplement is constructed in such a way that you can dip in and out of events year by year, running however much you wish to, and leaving the precise events in your personal Wilderland up to you.

Many One Ring players have woven together Wilderland Adventures and the Mirkwood Campaign to great effect. It’s an incredible suite of gaming material, available to 5e players for the first time.

A Framework
Where Wilderland Adventures provides seven adventures that you can run right out of the box, the Mirkwood Campaign is unapologetic in requiring a little more investment from the Loremaster. It’s a master-crafted framework for you to build on, with the supplement doing the time-consuming and knowledge-intensive work of providing the setting material, NPCs, annual events and accurately tracking the passage of time through the Tale of Years. You’re free to explore your own story through the provided events.

The Mirkwood Campaign is packed with ideas, tools and support for you to run your own campaign in a truly exciting part of Middle-earth history and geography. Just as the setting of Adventures in Middle-earth was carefully chosen to give your players room to be heroes that matter, the Mirkwood Campaign zooms in on the struggles of the Woodmen and the retaking of Dol Guldur as the Shadow rises once more. It is truly the stuff of epics.

Exactly how you run it, and how your Company of Adventurers respond to it, is extremely flexible. It isn’t a rail road. It’s an experience!

We’ve been delighted to read all the actual play reports from One Ring players who’ve completed the One Ring version of the Mirkwood Campaign. Some have spent two years on it. Others have run it twice since it came out, each time offering up entirely different events and conclusions! Many, many more are deep in the struggles against the Nazgul. It’s a marvellous experience and we’re very happy to bring it to Adventures in Middle-earth and 5th Edition.

More
There’s more to the Mirkwood Campaign as a supplement than “just” a 30 year epic. There are rules for personal holdings, so that your characters can own a real stake in the future of Middle-earth. Be they hunting grounds, an inn, or a silver mine, the Mirkwood Campaign gives you the tools to allow your players to develop an even deeper involvement in Wilderland.

There’s also the brand new Shadows in the Forest rules, that weave Journeys into your Player-heroes’ Backgrounds. The Forest can throw up strange memories, and the endless deep green can be a reflective place in which to travel...

The Mirkwood Campaign is a remarkable supplement, providing decades of in-game play.

It’s available to pre-order now: http://shop.cubicle7store.com/Adventures-in-Middle-earth-Mirkwood-Campaign-PDF
The print version is anticipated Q1 2018, with the PDF out this week! All pre-orders at our store, or at participating Bits and Mortar stores come with a free PDF!

6Nov/17Off

Coming to pre-order and PDF this week: The Mirkwood Campaign™ for Adventures in Middle-earth™!

The Necromancer may have been cast out of Dol Guldur, but a lingering darkness remains over Mirkwood, a shadow that will grow ever longer as the years draw on – unless a fellowship of heroes step forward and hold back the gloom.

The Mirkwood Campaign™ for Adventures in Middle-earth™ includes enough adventure material to keep you playing for months or even years, and includes new rules that give your heroes a real stake in what happens to the world around them.

The Mirkwood Campaign provides unique campaign framework penned by Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan and Francesco Nepitello for The One Ring Roleplaying Game, converted to Adventures in Middle-earth by Jacob Rodgers.

Visit the Parliament of Spiders, do battle with the Nazgûl, meddle in the affairs of Wizards and enter the Halls of King Thranduil. Stand firm against the Shadow and maybe the Darkening can be averted. Falter for even a moment and all that you know and love will be lost.