Free League Publishing, the ones that brought us the Alien RPG and Coriolis, recently announced their new Kickstarter project – The One Ring 2nd Edition. In this new adventure, Free League will be partnering with Sophisticated Games to bring us a new edition of the award-winning RPG, The One Ring.
Home is behind, the world is ahead…
The Kickstarter project launched yesterday afternoon, February 11th. After the release, the project was backed up in only 4 minutes! As of today, February 12th, they’re over $700,000 with 19 days left to back. The amazing response had Free League baffled and in awe. With little time to process, Free League has brought us Stretch Goals with new rewards. The rewards vary from custom dice, custom adventuring cards, item cards, new maps, compendiums, and more.
Francesco Nepitello returns as the lead designer for The One Ring 2nd Edition. With his love and passion for the franchise and books, we can’t see anyone else take up the lead designer role for this fantastic RPG. Martin Grip, one of the artists of The One Ring 2nd Edition, will be bringing to life JRR Tolkien’s work onto the pages of the Core Rulebook and Starter Set. The art style is exceptional and follows Tolkien’s aesthetic from his paintings and drawings to The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.
…and there are many paths to tread
For those who are not familiar with The One Ring, it is a Tabletop Roleplaying Game that is set within the universe of JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Middle-Earth. It was developed and published by Sophisticated Games in 2011. It was then awarded various ENnie Awards in 2012, 2013, and 2015. The players venture forth alongside other companions such as Hobbits, Elves, and Dwarves after the events of the Battle of the Five Armies. The One Ring offers an immersive experience with unique adventuring mechanics where every session feels like a story told around a group of friends in a campfire.
For more information on the Kickstarter project, check out this link.