The path that leads into Middle-earth has opened. Free League Publishing has announced that the Core Rules and the Starter Set for a new edition of The One Ring roleplaying game, published in partnership with Sophisticated Games, are now available for pre-order ahead of the launch in the first quarter of 2022. When placing pre-orders, players will receive a full PDF of the games within minutes of their purchase. The games are also available for PDF purchase via DrivethruRPG.

The new edition of The One Ring RPG, set in the world of The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien and designed by Francesco Nepitello. It became the most successful tabletop RPG core game ever on Kickstarter when it ended March 4th, 2021, raising over $2 million.

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.

Explore Middle-earth with friends

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 game’s 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 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.

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Included in the pre-order:

  • Core Rules
  • Starter Set
  • Loremaster’s Screen & Rivendell Compendium
  • Cloth Maps & Dice Sets

The 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

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 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. Not only that a host of useful tables and important information on the inside. All the 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.

The One Ring Dice Set (White & Black)

The engraved custom dice are designed specifically for the second edition of The One Ring roleplaying game.

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