The One Ring 2nd Edition Kickstarter surpassed its pledge with over $650,000

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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.

The One Ring 2nd Edition Starter Set - Image taken from Free League Kickstarer page.

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.

The One Ring 2nd Edition Core Rulebook Cover Art - Image taken from Free League Kickstarter page.

…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.

Sample Spreads (Not Final) - Image taken from Free League Kickstarter page.

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Mad Hatter

    $12000 as their goal is outright bullshit. Art licensing and production costs alone would peg it higher and it really feels like a cynical move just to get the “funded in X minutes” banner.

    Plus, dropping this in the middle of ZineQuest is hostile. I mean, these guys are established publishers who could arguably shoulder the cost themselves, and ZineQuest is made for indie designers who are (quite often) releasing their first games.

    1. egarcia

      You make a valid point. But as far as licensing goes, they are partnering with Sophisticated Games. So, I believe the $12,000 would be for printing just the books? I’m not entirely sure.

      But in regards to ZineQuest. I do think it was bad timing but I’m sure it wasn’t their intention.

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