19 Feb 2021 1:54 PM +00:00 UTC

The Lord of the Rings: The One Ring Tabletop RPG Officially Gets a Second Edition

The One Ring is a popular tabletop RPG that was based on the world of The Lord of the Rings, created by J.R.R. Tolkein. For fans of the popular fantasy series and tabletop games will surely love the new update about an upcoming second edition for the game.

The One Ring by Francesco Nepitello will be releasing a second edition of the game. A Kickstarter recently went up for the game's second edition. The campaign was able to surpass its funding goal. At the time of writing, the campaign already raised $1,051,368 of its $12,032 goal.

The One Ring second edition Kickstarter campaign
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Credit: Free League

Free League is publishing the game which will feature updated and streamlined rules which are based on the player's feedback. Additionally, there will be a new setting in the game. It will be the Lone-lands of Eriador in the year 2964 of the Third Age. The new edition will also come with newer art and graphics.

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For the gameplay, there will be two main phases of the gameplay that will alternate. The first one is the Adventuring Phase and the other is the Fellowship Phase. Unfortunately, there will not be any elaboration, regarding those phases. It is said that it will the main core of the gameplay.

Another good thing in the second edition is that The One Ring set will be compatible with the first edition's modules, which will only feature minor tweaking. This will help players to keep the costs lower during the first time.

The second edition of The One Ring will also launch a Starter Set, containing a focused storyline on the Shire, some pre-generated characters, condensed rules, and there are more stretch goals that will include the custom dice. Players will need the 6d6 and 1d12 dice.

Here's the synopsis for The One Ring Second Edition:

The One Ring is set in the Twilight of the Third Age, a time-frame comprising the events narrated in The Hobbit™ and the start of The Lord of the Rings™. Encompassing more than six decades, this period is ushered in when Bilbo the Hobbit finds the Ruling Ring, and culminates with the war fought by the Free Peoples against the Dark Lord Sauron, and the destruction of the Ring.
The year is 2965 of the Third Age, and the players create a Company of heroes, Hobbits, Dwarves, Elves, and Men seeking adventure in the Lone-lands of Eriador. It is a desolate country, a vast land that once saw the glory of the North Kingdom of the Dúnedain, the Men of the West. Here, many wars were fought, and countless ruins dot its landscape. Shadows move along its paths, and not all of them belong to the living. It is here that the One Ring lies, a seed of the past that will one day lead the world to open war against the returning Shadow.

Fans can grab their own edition by checking out the Kickstarter campaign of the game. As of writing this article, there are 13 days left in the campaign.

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