Tomorrow we’ll be taking another look at Ruins of the North in our next preview, then later in the week we’ll have a peek at the layout for The Lone Wolf Adventure Game, talking some more about World War Cthulhu and we’ll reveal the cover for a very exciting book indeed!
But first up, we start the week with some new reviews for The One Ring and its supplements.
We’ve had a flurry of reviews about The One Ring Roleplaying Game and its supplements lately. As anticipation builds for the next supplement, Ruins of the North, we thought we’d share some of them with you!
Jussi Marttila over at Gamer XP have been doing a whole series of reviews for The One Ring Roleplaying Game:
Jussi sums up his group’s first play of the game here: “We had post-game beers and all in all, the key word we came away with was impressive. We had a few people who are Tolkien fans, but at least one guy didn’t care much for Tolkien, and everyone was still impressed by how good the game was and how easy it was to play … If you’re only buying one elfgame this year, buy The One Ring”
Martin’s summary on Rivendell:“While the more mechanically focused chapters are good, and I'm especially impressed with how they handled the ‘problem’ of magic weapons in a Tolkien setting, my favourite chapter is The Regions of Eastern Eriador. Just like The Heart of the Wild this gazeteer style chapter packs enough info to keep you busy for a good long while.”
Fire Broadside have also reviewed Hobbit Tales here.
About The One Ring Roleplaying Game
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 J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Chock full of incredible artwork by leading artists, including John Howe and Jon Hodgson, and with evocative rules designed by award-winning games designer Francesco Nepitello, there has never been a Lord of the Ringsgame that’s more evocative of Tolkien’s unique vision. Along with rich and detailed background information, rules that focus on Tolkien’s themes, 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.
This game contains:
• A complete set of rules for roleplaying in Middle-earth.
• How to create characters and make your own fellowship.
• A bestiary of enemies to face, from Giant Spiders and Orcs to Stone-trolls and Wargs.
• Advice for telling stories that evoke the spirit of The Hobbit ™ and The Lord of the Rings ™.
• Six ready-made characters and a complete adventure to get started right away.
You just need a group of players, a 12-sided dice and a handful of 6-sided dice to play!
336 pages - full colour - hard cover
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The One Ring Downloads
The One Ring Print + PDF
Loremaster's Screen and Lake-town Guide Print + PDF
Tales from Wilderland Print + PDF
Heart of the Wild Print + PDF
Rivendell Print + PDF