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'''''The One Ring: The Lord of the Rings Role-playing Game''''' is a forth-coming role-playing game in development by [[Cubicle 7 Entertainment]] and [[Sophisticated Games]]. It is planned to be released in early [[2011]].<ref>"Details of Cubicle-7's 'TOR: LotR'" (8 November 2010, mailing list message), on the Merp.com mailing list</ref>
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'''''The One Ring''''' is a role-playing game published by [[Cubicle 7 Entertainment]] (under license from [[Sophisticated Games]]), released in August [[2011]]. The game is written by Francesco Nepitello, and features artwork by [[John Howe]] and other artists.<ref>[http://www.icv2.com/articles/news/19873.html 'The One Ring' RPG] at [http://www.icv2.com/index.php ICv2.com] (accessed 20 April 2011)</ref><ref name=TOR>[http://www.cubicle7.co.uk/ Cubicle7.co.uk] (accessed 11 August 2011)</ref>
  
==From the publisher==
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==Setting==
  
Cubicle 7 Entertainment and Sophisticated Games are proud to announce that they are jointly developing ''The One Ring: The Lord of the Rings® Role-playing Game''.
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The initial release (originally planned to be first of a trilogy), ''The One Ring: Adventures over the Edge of the Wild'', is based in the area of northern [[Mirkwood]], after the events of ''[[The Hobbit]]'' and before the [[War of the Ring]].<ref name=TOR/><ref name=TORC>[http://www.cubicle7.co.uk/our-games/the-one-ring/the-one-ring-characters/ The One Ring: Characters] at [http://www.cubicle7.co.uk/ Cubicle7.co.uk] (accessed 20 June 2011)</ref>
  
"We're tremendously excited about The One Ring," said Dominic McDowall-Thomas, Cubicle 7 Director. "Our aim is to give our audience an authentic Middle-earth gaming experience, one that really captures the feel of Tolkien's world."
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==Game system==
  
The designer and lead writer of this project, Francesco Nepitello, is a games industry veteran, best known for the hugely successful and critically acclaimed War of the Ring strategy board game, which he designed with The One Ring co-designer Marco Maggi and Roberto di Meglio. A recipient of the International Gamers Award, War of the Ring is recognised by many 'Lord of the Rings' enthusiasts and hobby gamers alike as one of the most engaging recreations of the world-renowned fantasy saga by J.R.R. Tolkien. Francesco and Marco are the designers of other immersive board game titles like Marvel Super Heroes and Age of Conan, but started their game-designing careers creating Lex Arcana, the most successful and popular fantasy role-playing game published in Italy.
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''The One Ring'' uses custom dice, specifically a twelve sided die numbered 1-10, the "Eye of Sauron", and the "Gandalf" Rune (a [[Cirth]] G rune, <em style="font-family: 'Cirth Erebor'; font-style: normal;">r</em>), and 6 sided dice numbered normally, but with the 1-3 being in outline, 4-5 solid, and 6 solid having also the [[Tengwar]] [[Lambe]] rune, {{tg|j}}. Standard 12-sided dice can be used, counting 11 as Sauron, and 12 as Gandalf, and standard 6 sided dice as well.<ref>The One Ring RPG, Adventurer Book, pages 24-25</ref>
  
Francesco has designed the new LOTR RPG game system to make sure that players are completely immersed in Middle-earth from the moment they begin creating their characters. As an experienced designer of games based on JRR Tolkien, as well as being a lifelong devotee of the Tolkien works, Francesco brings a dimension -and a depth- to this RPG which has probably never been seen before in a LOTR game.
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==Publications==
 
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*[[2011]]: ''[[The One Ring: Adventures over the Edge of the Wild]]''
Robert Hyde, head of Cambridge (UK) based Sophisticated Games said, "When we first acquired the rights from Tolkien Enterprises to publish this RPG - as part of our wider LOTR book based board game license- we had no hesitation in approaching Francesco to conceive a completely fresh LOTR and The Hobbit RPG, and for him to be the writer. We knew that he possessed both these skills and that the game would be in very safe hands. His presentation of Middle-earth, along with stunning artwork from John Howe and others, brings this incredibly evocative and exciting world to life."
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**''Loremaster's Book'' (for GMs)
 
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**''Adventurer's Book'' (for players)
"We also approached Cubicle 7 to be our publishing partners on the new The One Ring RPG because we loved the quality of their previous publications and felt that Dominic and Angus (Abranson) had both the experience, and with the creation of Cubicle 7, the role playing game resources, to bring LOTR and The Hobbit to a very wide audience."
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*[[2012]]: ''[[Words of the Wise]]''
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*[[2012]]: ''[[Tales from Wilderland]]''
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*[[2012]]: ''[[The One Ring Dice Set]]''
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*[[2012]]: ''[[Loremaster's Screen and Lake-town Sourcebook]]''
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*[[2013]]: ''[[The Heart of the Wild]]''
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*[[2013]]: ''[[Hobbit Tales from the Green Dragon Inn]]''
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*[[2014]]: ''[[The Darkening of Mirkwood]]''
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*Forthcoming: ''[[Rivendell (The One Ring role-playing game)|Rivendell]]''
  
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://www.cubicle7.co.uk/our-games/the-one-ring/ The One Ring] (official page)
  
*[http://www.cubicle-7.com/News/TORannounce.htm ''The One Ring'' on Cubicle 7]
 
 
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Latest revision as of 12:15, 2 May 2014

The name The One Ring refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see The One Ring (disambiguation).
The One Ring (role-playing game).jpg

The One Ring is a role-playing game published by Cubicle 7 Entertainment (under license from Sophisticated Games), released in August 2011. The game is written by Francesco Nepitello, and features artwork by John Howe and other artists.[1][2]

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[edit] Setting

The initial release (originally planned to be first of a trilogy), The One Ring: Adventures over the Edge of the Wild, is based in the area of northern Mirkwood, after the events of The Hobbit and before the War of the Ring.[2][3]

[edit] Game system

The One Ring uses custom dice, specifically a twelve sided die numbered 1-10, the "Eye of Sauron", and the "Gandalf" Rune (a Cirth G rune, r), and 6 sided dice numbered normally, but with the 1-3 being in outline, 4-5 solid, and 6 solid having also the Tengwar Lambe rune, j . Standard 12-sided dice can be used, counting 11 as Sauron, and 12 as Gandalf, and standard 6 sided dice as well.[4]

[edit] Publications

[edit] External links

[edit] References

  1. 'The One Ring' RPG at ICv2.com (accessed 20 April 2011)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Cubicle7.co.uk (accessed 11 August 2011)
  3. The One Ring: Characters at Cubicle7.co.uk (accessed 20 June 2011)
  4. The One Ring RPG, Adventurer Book, pages 24-25
Licensed Pen-and-paper RPGs set in Middle-earth
 Iron Crown Enterprises:  (1982-1997) Middle-earth Role Playing · (1991-1993) Lord of the Rings Adventure Game
 Decipher:  (2002-2005) The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying Game · (2001) The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying Adventure Game
 Cubicle 7:  (2011-) The One Ring